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Singles / Re: B44/C15 tool box under seat.
« Last post by ROYC on 10 December, 2017, 06:40:50 »
here it is
mick
I maybe not seeing something here, but, what holds the tools in when the seat is turned over ?

Roy.
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Twins / Re: LED h/light conversion
« Last post by BARNFIELD on 09 December, 2017, 19:03:10 »
Thanks all for your input. Bike had 12v conversion already done when i purchased it recently. Was running a 6v E3L with a 12v CMES solid state rect/reg. and Lucas Rita ignition, which, apparently, consumes more power than most other Electronic ign. systems. The dynamo is currently with Armoto in Sheffield, who recommended having the armature rewound for 12v. Watch this space, but not for a few weeks!!!
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Singles / Re: What do I have?
« Last post by DEREKANDERSON8 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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Singles / Re: What do I have?
« Last post by JulianS on 09 December, 2017, 18:09:05 »
Often called the "Clipper"

BB34A engines in CB34 frames.

First photo from 1957 catalogue.

Second photo is from Glass's motorcycle check book and shows start and finish frame numbers for the B34 competition model.

Last frame given CB34 634.

I will send you a PM, check under "My messages"

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Singles / What do I have?
« Last post by idahoguy on 09 December, 2017, 17:03:02 »
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.
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The Star and Garter / Re: A65 - first registration help...
« Last post by Mike Farmer on 09 December, 2017, 15:47:36 »
 :)

Providing that you haven't been too specific about any details at this stage you MAY get away with telling them that its a barn find and that any such detail is long gone. You may also have to make some sort of legal declaration. About the vat I have no idea.

Mike 8) 8)
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The Star and Garter / Re: A65 - first registration help...
« Last post by A10 JWO on 09 December, 2017, 14:34:42 »
Personally, I would buy another frame with a V5 and start again. You should be able to sell the old one, someone will be able to use it.
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The Star and Garter / A65 - first registration help...
« Last post by Bess on 09 December, 2017, 13:36:34 »
Hi All,
         Has anyone had experience of the following and found a solution?

I have completed a A65 with a 1968 engine and 1966 frame. I have a dating certificate and vehicle report informing me they were both exported to the USA on 7.11.1968 and 10.6.1966 respectively. I bought engine cases only and a bare frame from Ebay about 8 years ago at different times from sellers in the UK, collecting and buying the necessary parts to complete a full bike.

I have contacted HM revenue and customs (HMRC) for the documentation required to apply for a registration with the DVLA. HMRC will not issue the document until I forward:

1. C88/E2 import entry document
2. bill of sale, purchase invoice or a valuation from a local garage
3. Evidence if VAT has been paid.

Item 1 will be impossible to obtain, a valuation of the frame and engine casings should be okay and VAT paid will never be discovered.

Any advice or help would be welcomed.

Best wishes...
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The Star and Garter / Re: Hepolite pistons
« Last post by Mike Farmer on 09 December, 2017, 13:10:44 »
 :)
Thanks again

Mike 8) 8)
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Singles / Re: B44, Bigend, Piston. Bad vibration.
« Last post by MICKREEVES on 09 December, 2017, 12:24:06 »
Quick test run this morning.
Vibration just as bad.

Crankshaft alignment.
I replaced my C15 bigend myself. When it came to realigning the shaft, the best I could get was -
drive side, 1 thou out. Timing side, 7 thou out.
repeated tries just moved the error back and forth.
The engine runs fine, no excessive vibration.

My B44 big and small ends were replaced by ALPHA, who also realigned the shafts and checked the balance factor.
I can live with the vibration, but the bike tends to shed bits on the road!
Mick
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