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The DVLA know the plate, Black BSA registered April 1956, seems to be still on their books. Regards Colin

The DVLA website will tell you if it is taxed , registered or sorn.

The Star and Garter / More ebay fraud.
« on: Today at 15:51:52 »
Some chap has just parted with 2999 to buy a lambretta off ebay from the daily fraudster. He swallowed a story and parted with the cash via a transfer. Some mothers do have them. BSA frauds on there every day of the week, be careful lads.

Twins / Re: Rocker box studs
« on: 17 November, 2017, 16:12:54 »
Try Kidderminster Motorcycles, old school service and good advice. They advertise in OBM.

Took the Kidderminster route, nice people to deal with. Thanks. Post complete.  ;D

The Star and Garter / Stolen Bikes, lifted from another forum.
« on: 15 November, 2017, 17:01:29 »
From another forum:

From a Norfolk Section member.
Eleven machines were taken from a property in Norfolk.
1930 BSA Sloper.
1968 Bantam Sports.
1927 AJS
1926 Coventry Eagle
1952 Bantam.
1946 Ariel Twin Port.
1948 BSA ZB.
1914 New Hudson.
1933 Francis Barnett Lapwing
1929 Ariel 250 LH
1952 Ariel VHA.
A 4 wheel car trailer (chained to a concrete yard) was also taken. The robbery was quite sophisticated. An electric chainsaw was used to cut a hedge back to get a vehicle on the site.
If you hear anything at all about machines answering these descriptions, please inform the police.

Appreciated Chris.

Twins / Re: Lucas 169SA Handlebar Light Switches
« on: 14 November, 2017, 17:16:37 »
Thanks Mark, looks handy. Just started a complete rewire. Regards.

These headlights are fixed by wire mounts, either side of the wire are two large washers, the outer being chrome with two tags. Can I find new ones, no. Dragonfly don't even list the part number. This style is common to A65 and 70's Triumphs. Help please. Couldn't see any on ebay. Thanks.

Twins / Re: reluctant starter
« on: 13 November, 2017, 18:00:16 »
Whats the spark like with the plugs out. I had a Boyer with a crack in the stator which made it intermittent.

Twins / Lucas 169SA Handlebar Light Switches
« on: 11 November, 2017, 16:00:28 »
Part of my OIF A65 restoration is the wiring. I have a new Lucas main loom ready to go on, but the handlebar switch outer cables looked very drab and dirty. I bought some black Heat Shrink which slipped over all the cables with some persuasion. I put the whole thing in front of a fan heater and now have a smart looking switch harness ready to go on. Thought I would share this as the forum is quiet. 

Twins / Re: A65 OIF engine rebuild.
« on: 08 November, 2017, 17:51:15 »
Thanks to Mike and Bess, sounds fair.

The Star and Garter / Re: Short intro.
« on: 08 November, 2017, 16:27:04 »
Agree with Chris. I got imperial sockets 10 pence each and spanners 20 pence each at a bike jumble in Enfield. Got UNF nuts and bolts from South Essex Fastners in Southend. They take email orders and all the correct sizes are on Dragonfly's index, very helpful. Cheap as chips.

Twins / Re: A65 OIF engine rebuild.
« on: 08 November, 2017, 15:45:14 »
Thanks Bess. The last A65 he did  was 800, he did say it took as long to sort out the sludge trap as it did to strip the engine. can't afford SRM at 2500. They do a cracking job and in fact bought a posh oil pump off them for my A10. My bloke would farm out any machining so I am looking at prices and hours for strip and rebuild. I know my big ends are good. Thanks.

Twins / A65 OIF engine rebuild.
« on: 07 November, 2017, 16:40:15 »
A guy I know is willing to pull my basket case engine to bits for a clean and inspection. Unlike me, he has all the correct tools and is very competent. Obviously I will be paying for all the required spare parts, gaskets etc. He will be charging by the hour and I trust him on that. My question is how many hours should the tear down and rebuild take on average. I appreciate that there could be complications which we will review, just an average please. Thanks.

PS Forgot to mention, the head and barrels are off and I will be refitting them.

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