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The BSA Workshop => Twins => Topic started by: Daniel on 10 January, 2018, 21:23:20

Title: BSA A10 Spitfire engine in Rickman MK3 frame
Post by: Daniel on 10 January, 2018, 21:23:20
Hello,

I do own a Rickman MK3 with a BSA A10 Spitfire engine.

Is there anyone who has ever seen something similar? I searched in the www but did not found anything similar.

Cheers Daniel

Title: Re: BSA A10 Spitfire engine in Rickman MK3 frame
Post by: ken a65 on 25 January, 2018, 14:24:10
Hi  the Spitfire engine was much later than A10 and was unit construction twin carbs 
Title: Re: BSA A10 Spitfire engine in Rickman MK3 frame
Post by: JulianS on 25 January, 2018, 14:32:54
Ken

The A10 Spitfire came out in 1957, see advert below from Cycle magazine May 1957.
Title: Re: BSA A10 Spitfire engine in Rickman MK3 frame
Post by: Daniel on 25 January, 2018, 16:01:38
Dear Ken,

Thank you for posting this nice Spitfire add.
Title: Re: BSA A10 Spitfire engine in Rickman MK3 frame
Post by: Servodyne on 26 January, 2018, 17:41:13
Gorgeous Rickman Spitfire, there can't be many about.

A65 spitfires came as mk2, mk3 and mk4s, so I suppose the A10 version was classed as the mk1, but even so, changed quite a lot from the 57 original with Gold Star running gear, to using A10 running gear from 58 through 60 then back to the Gold star 61 to 63 where it was known as the Rocket Gold Star Spitfire Scrambler. Interestingly only the 57 had low run pipes and dual seat.

Title: Re: BSA A10 Spitfire engine in Rickman MK3 frame
Post by: MITCHELL on 26 January, 2018, 18:10:07
That's an absolute stunner, hope my a65 looks s as good when it's done ( be a while yet )  no comment on the reflection from a bald head, look at the tank.looks like you have some more nice machines in the background to. Happy biking, Dave.
Title: Re: BSA A10 Spitfire engine in Rickman MK3 frame
Post by: JulianS on 26 January, 2018, 18:30:29
Spitfires from the US catalogues.

First from 1958 catalogue.

Second from 1963.
Title: Re: BSA A10 Spitfire engine in Rickman MK3 frame
Post by: JulianS on 26 January, 2018, 18:35:24
This is from 1962.
Title: Re: BSA A10 Spitfire engine in Rickman MK3 frame
Post by: Servodyne on 26 January, 2018, 19:53:57
There were subtle differences between West and East coasts just to confuse the issue. The attached brochure is identical to the 1963 east coast Spitfire but now includes the words Gold Star in the title. 
Title: Re: BSA A10 Spitfire engine in Rickman MK3 frame
Post by: Servodyne on 26 January, 2018, 19:55:27
Oops wrong attachment
Title: Re: BSA A10 Spitfire engine in Rickman MK3 frame
Post by: JulianS on 26 January, 2018, 20:23:34
A bit more from Cycle, May 1957.
Title: Re: BSA A10 Spitfire engine in Rickman MK3 frame
Post by: Servodyne on 26 January, 2018, 21:46:11
Thanks for posting the latest. It's one I've not seen before and it seems that I've gone for the wrong colour for my tank.  :-\
Title: Re: BSA A10 Spitfire engine in Rickman MK3 frame
Post by: JulianS on 26 January, 2018, 22:43:00
Maybe not this East Coast one gives a red tank.