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Twins / Re: Another A65 project!
« on: 11 December, 2017, 22:10:29 »
Pleased to see another A65 rescued. My local bikers pub can have up to 60 bikes on a Saturday lunch time. It is always Triumphs and other makes, never an A65. Where are they all ? Enjoy your restoration. Plenty of questions please.

one question it has -Y at the end of the engine number, is this because it is mid year change and wiring has changed? i noticed zener is at front under triple clamps!


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Twins / Another A65 project!
« on: 10 December, 2017, 16:32:10 »


Thunderbolt 1966 too good to let go, i will call it an early christmas present!

I havent told the Mrs yet! shhh  ::)

cheers

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Singles / Re: What do I have?
« on: 09 December, 2017, 18:30:37 »
Hello Folks,

I picked up a basket case BSA single.    New to all this.

Frame number is CB34-5XX   Engine number is BB-34-A-6XX HHC  (Dashes are really dots, but I don't know how to make a dot)

Looking at the serial number page, I think I have a 1956 Competition Alloy frame (350cc) and a 1957 Competition Alloy engine  (500cc).  The previous owner says it was a 1957 Competition Alloy motorcycle and not pieced together.

What is correct? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

sounds good whatever it is! any pics?

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Twins / Re: Oil coming from breather on my A10 1961
« on: 04 December, 2017, 16:27:11 »
oil is draining from the oil tank into the crankcases via the oil pump, common complaint on british bikes!

google wet sumping

 >:(

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Singles / Re: new look B44
« on: 30 November, 2017, 20:24:13 »
Looks good to me.

Is that an A65 tank?

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Singles / Re: B44, Bigend, Piston. Bad vibration.
« on: 28 November, 2017, 17:00:26 »
Engine reinstalled, new fuel tank, Now not charging, no winkers at the rear.
Not back on the road, but the engine runs and is no better for vibration than before
Mick

oh dear that's not good, is the vibration just as bad then?

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Twins / Re: Bsa crank bushing size?
« on: 28 November, 2017, 13:12:10 »
a local motor engineer?

i don't think there are too many left now!

Bush is supplied undersized and needs honed to fit correctly.


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Twins / Re: Bsa crank bushing size?
« on: 27 November, 2017, 20:30:07 »
Thanks Julian.

I have ordered a ready made to size on ebay!

will let you know how i get on.

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Twins / Bsa crank bushing size?
« on: 27 November, 2017, 18:28:47 »
How do you calculate the size of bush reqd for crankshaft plain bush. I have measured the crank at 1.475" but confused as to what size of bush i will need, i know it has to be reamed to give a 0.015 clearance.

thanks

derek

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Singles / Re: identify the gearbox
« on: 19 November, 2017, 13:37:45 »
is there more than one in there?

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Twins / Re: reluctant starter
« on: 16 November, 2017, 13:53:29 »
12.6 should be plenty, mine will run on less than that.

Are plugs wet? Mine needs plenty of fuel to start but is single carb.


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Singles / Re: gear selector problem
« on: 15 November, 2017, 17:50:39 »
excellent news well done!  ;D

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Singles / Re: gear selector problem
« on: 14 November, 2017, 18:11:24 »
sorry cant be of more help, maybe a fresh pair of eyes can see something.

Sometimes when you are looking for a problem it needs somebody else to have a look, is nobody local to you on forum, i am in Glasgow so doubt if i am close!   :-[

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Singles / Re: gear selector problem
« on: 14 November, 2017, 15:05:58 »
sorry....continued... so when the selector is in position the pawls are not in the ratchet slots

do they not engage when shaft is turned by gear lever?

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Singles / Re: gear selector problem
« on: 14 November, 2017, 15:04:58 »
i have never worked on that type before so excuse my ignorance when i ask this, what happens when you put gear lever in place and try and select a gear?

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