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A10 JWO

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1971-72 Thunderbolt Petrol Tank Identification.
« on: 09 October, 2017, 17:13:14 »
The tank that came with my one owner A65 seems to be the correct fit but cannot find an identical one anywhere. It looks like a T140V tank but mine has a single seem on top from front to back and an offset petrol cap ( Similar to Mark 1  Rocket 3 ) , the T140 has no top seem. A chrome trim runs from front to back but the tank has no holes for any tank badges or knee pads. I have taken it back to bare metal and there is no threads for any other fixings. Does this seem like a US model or what have I got here. It came out of the factory 'green'. There is no colour mentioned on the V5. Thanks.
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Re: 1971-72 Thunderbolt Petrol Tank Identification.
« Reply #1 on: 09 October, 2017, 19:35:03 »
Photo might help.

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Re: 1971-72 Thunderbolt Petrol Tank Identification.
« Reply #2 on: 09 October, 2017, 20:14:38 »
It sounds like a standard 1971 Home and Genex mkt Thunderbolt tank to me. Painted in a single metallic colour (Sterling Moss Green) and the BSA badge was the Gold outline transfer (No. 005) in the BSAOC transfer list. It went well with the Dove Grey cycle parts in my opinion. All the original tanks had the centre seam. I believe it was the later ones (1972 on) that had the mounting holes for the silver metal badges.
Re the colour, I opted for Rover British Racing Green metallic for mine when I had it repainted. It's a bit darker, not as sickly as the Sterling Moss green and makes it look a bit more classy in my humble opinion.
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Re: 1971-72 Thunderbolt Petrol Tank Identification.
« Reply #3 on: 10 October, 2017, 13:51:34 »
Thanks Editor. I cannot post photos with my computer as they are too large ( Pixels ). I have tried resizing but nothing works.

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Re: 1971-72 Thunderbolt Petrol Tank Identification.
« Reply #4 on: 10 October, 2017, 16:00:10 »
Try the program "Paint" for easy resizing. Comes with mocrosoft windows .