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General => The Star and Garter => Topic started by: Steve Tipper on 22 November, 2017, 19:09:25

Title: Back with a basket case
Post by: Steve Tipper on 22 November, 2017, 19:09:25
Hello to you all.
I haven't been on here for a long time.
Long ago I had a 1948 B33 project which sadly I sold on to finance another project.
I have now acquired a 1972 A65 basket case.
I've got a complete rolling chassis but only half an engine so far.
This is a "back burner" project and I'm in no particular rush to get it finished, as long as it keeps inching forward.
I pick up bits now and then usually private sales.
Consequently what I have is something of a "bitsa" at the moment.
Please excuse any stupid questions I might ask - I'm a bit rusty on BSAs at present. 
Title: Re: Back with a basket case
Post by: A10 JWO on 23 November, 2017, 15:42:53
Welcome back, you have the same model as my basket case which I bought in many bits, one owner from new. the wheels now look new, frame ditto. forks finished and fitted and my new seat arrived today. Will make a start on the engine next week. Costing 's so far, but it is fun. Keep us updated.
Title: Re: Back with a basket case
Post by: MITCHELL on 23 November, 2017, 17:29:46
Hi both, my box of bits is a 64, a65 but likewise frame almost there, hubs almost ready for wheel rebuild, I live in Hollywood,birmingham, if anyone's close may be good to compare notes?
Title: Re: Back with a basket case
Post by: A10 JWO on 24 November, 2017, 18:02:24
Aqua blasted my hubs and used Trusty Hagons for my rims and spokes, fitted a nice pair of Dunlops. They do look nice. I have done a lot of part price comparisons so please ask if you are after anything, will try my best. Got a new chrome rear mudguard and about to source a front. Number plate by Tippers. Just ask ? Regards Colin.