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The Star and Garter / Re: dvla new commitie
« on: 27 December, 2017, 12:16:15 »
Before being held by the Science Museum the Despatch books (over 400 of them) were held by the Metropolitan Police stolen vehicle investigation branch.

Back in  the 1970s there was a note in "The Star" advising members that they could write to the Metroploitan Police for an extract of details held on their bike. Photo below shows what you got back.

By the early 1990s the books had reached the Science Museum.

I dont think anyone has a date of build book, or  build cards for BSA motorcycles.

Twins / Re: A10 Scrambles gearbox
« on: 22 December, 2017, 17:55:30 »
In photo scrambles shaft top standard shaft bottom.

My STD T box has the scrambles shaft fitted and works fine but cannot tell you about the standard shaft in scrambles box.

The Star and Garter / Re: BSAOC future .
« on: 22 December, 2017, 11:39:34 »

What answer do you give to your own question and what do you, as an individual plan to contribute?

Singles / Re: shimming brake shoes
« on: 21 December, 2017, 19:56:10 »
If your brake shoes are the floating type with removable pivot pads it is easy enough to shim betwen the pad and the shoe.

Twins / Re: Frame numbers?
« on: 21 December, 2017, 15:54:53 »
The point of the V888 enquiry would be to see what information DVLA holds about the time and circumstances of its registration, not to seek personal information.

Twins / Re: Frame numbers?
« on: 21 December, 2017, 10:55:36 »
You could apply to DVLA, using their form V888, for information held on your vehicle. This could explain its history.

Twins / Re: A50 Carb
« on: 20 December, 2017, 20:57:54 »
I always start with 1 1/2 turns from closed and adjust for best running with engine properly warmed up.

The Star and Garter / Re: mystery rocker box
« on: 20 December, 2017, 14:23:17 »
Looks like push rod Honda 50 or possibly Honda 90 up to about 1966 when they went OHC.

Cast iron item.

Photo from push rod Honda 50 parts book from back then.

Twins / Re: Frame numbers?
« on: 20 December, 2017, 08:57:00 »
A50C frame numbers only went to March 1966, then the prefix indicated the model ie A65L, A65T, A65S etc and frame and engine had same number.

That number has been stamped other than at the factory, it will not appear in the despatch books.

The Star and Garter / Re: mystery rocker box
« on: 19 December, 2017, 22:25:47 »
Triumph crankcase?

Twins / Re: A65 1963/1964/1965 full width back brake rods
« on: 19 December, 2017, 11:00:48 »
Thanks Old Biker, photos arrived and very helpful.

Twins / Re: A65 1963/1964/1965 full width back brake rods
« on: 18 December, 2017, 21:01:09 »
Thanks very much, I have sent you a PM


Twins / A65 1963/1964/1965 full width back brake rods
« on: 18 December, 2017, 17:27:53 »
For the full width hub back brake 1963/1964/1965.

Can someone post  photos of the point where the short and long brake rods are joined by the little toggle plate, to include the bracket on the frame?

Thanks in advance.

Twins / Re: How to stop engine
« on: 18 December, 2017, 17:23:27 »
The red button needs to be connected to the central terminal of the mag end cover and the central terminal needs a brush inside to bear on the points retaining screw.

Singles / Re: B25.Starfire - Tachometer Question
« on: 18 December, 2017, 10:21:25 »

Not sure about your crankcase.

The 1970 engine would have had a pressure valve with enclosed spring and plunger and 2 parts, the outer hex being domed. Yours looks like the much simpler up to and including 1969 type which had a small diameter thread just one part plus a ball and spring.

Above your PRV looks like the poishing may be covering some weld repair caused by an engine blow up where the rod went into the cases - which happened to Starfires when thrashed by riders when they were new.

First photo is from the 1970 parts book.

Second from the 1969 book.

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