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The Star and Garter / Re: Help needed in the spring.
« on: 11 January, 2018, 18:47:04 »
Is it feasible to lie the engine on its side and then do the same with the frame over the top of engine, if that makes sense.

I saw that done with another classic bike cant remember what it was.

You are still left with the problem of lifting frame and engine back upright though!

 :o

cheers

derek

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Twins / Re: Starting help on '71 A65 Lightning
« on: 11 January, 2018, 17:19:28 »
it looks to have plenty of compression anyway! are plugs wet when you are trying to start it? i would start with carb and check pilot jet to see if its getting fuel at startup.

It seems to rev ok when its running.  ;)

cheers

derek

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Twins / Re: A65 problems
« on: 03 January, 2018, 18:07:06 »


What happened to the bridge that connects the crankcases you can see it in pic above.

Top end seizure can have many causes, pistons may have been too tight in bores or could have been running lean, what colour are the spark plugs? small ends look bad big ends are probably the same.

good to see some detailed pics to have a look at.

Cheers

derek


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Singles / Re: Oval throttle valve C15
« on: 25 December, 2017, 22:22:38 »
try it first nothing to lose!  ;)

old British bikes run for years on wide tolerances!

merry Xmas

derek

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Singles / Re: B44/C15 tool box under seat.
« on: 22 December, 2017, 19:00:56 »
Today I hit a bump in the road and was throw up, off the seat.
The seat stayed secure.(and so did my nuts)
Mick

But how fast were you going Mick?

hopefully not 75!

Merry Christmas!

derek

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Twins / Re: Frame numbers?
« on: 21 December, 2017, 20:17:54 »
:)

Ah! If only.

I have a frame and some bits.(and some dust and cobwebs and what looks suspiciously like Cow muck---I mean barn find) No Reg No. No paper at all. Mr Foden has put the frame as SA Police.

Mike 8) 8)

I honestly would think twice about buying a bike now with no documents, this A65 has matching (if possibly dubious!) complete documents.

I bought an A10 last year and finally got the V5 after a bit of a legal wrangle last month.

There are stories everywhere about problems with Dvla!

cheers

derek

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Twins / Re: Frame numbers?
« on: 21 December, 2017, 17:41:58 »
Hi :)

Just been racking my brain cell and I would suggest that may be an MSVA No or a pre MSVA from when you could register a new frame by simply popping into your local county taxation office. Oh happy days.

Take care

Mike 8) 8) 8)

sounds interesting mike!

The V5C will say when the bike was first registered which should ideally correspond to 1966 from the D registration? At that first registration, it must have had the current frame number - that number defines the identity of the bike.  Logically, any changes that might have happened to the identity of the bike (eg change in frame number) must have occurred before this first registration. If first registration was, in fact, much later than 1966, it might suggest something funny has happened (MSVA route?).

I have sent the V5 off to dvla for change of owner, it did however say 1966 was date/year of first registration then the usual 1986 date when it was put on the current dvla system.

thanks for all your input.

cheers

derek

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Twins / Re: Frame numbers?
« on: 20 December, 2017, 15:11:42 »
Engine number starts A65TA which suggests to me its 1967 Thunderbolt but its a 1966 D registration.

If it was built and registered between Aug 1966 and Dec 1966, it would be a 1967 BSA model and D registration, so nothing wrong there! Engine number looks ok but frame number looks home made! For 1967, the engine and frame numbers should be the same so the question would be whether the bike started life with this engine (and frame) number or it a different bike? If the V5C matches the two numbers on the bike then, in this case, it might well be best to stick with this.

i suppose its got a bit of history then, i will be keeping and using so wont be an issue when i come to sell it on if ever!

There cant be too many bikes over 50 years old that don't have stories to tell, apart from one owner or National Motorcycle Museum ones.

cheers

derek

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The Star and Garter / Re: mystery rocker box
« on: 20 December, 2017, 15:07:04 »
Thanks Julian, straight into the skip then!

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Twins / Re: Frame numbers?
« on: 20 December, 2017, 12:52:17 »
 :)


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Twins / Re: Frame numbers?
« on: 20 December, 2017, 12:48:29 »
Engine number starts A65TA which suggests to me its 1967 Thunderbolt but its a 1966 D registration.



cheers

derek

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The Star and Garter / Re: mystery rocker box
« on: 20 December, 2017, 07:31:17 »
Triumph crankcase?

correct picture might help!

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The Star and Garter / Re: mystery rocker box
« on: 20 December, 2017, 07:30:34 »
 ;D


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