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The BSA Workshop => Twins => Topic started by: EDDIE SIMPSON on 28 April, 2022, 22:14:19

Title: a65 coil brackets unobtainium
Post by: EDDIE SIMPSON on 28 April, 2022, 22:14:19
hello,
almost completed my mongrel 66 a65 with an oif engine project.
i have a65 side panels ,cross over bracket , but somebody nicked the coil brackets 68 9278 and 9279.
having rung around the usual bsa dealers and trawled internet i realise i will have to make these from scrap.
so could anyone be so kind to give measurements ?
eddie
Title: Re: a65 coil brackets unobtainium
Post by: spaceman on 29 April, 2022, 09:35:00
I'll have a look on my A65 later and see if it has these brackets and whether I can measure them. When I restored this bike, I know I had great difficulty sorting out all these brackets and I think ended up with quite a few extra which might still be in my box of unused spares? I'll see what's there.
Title: Re: a65 coil brackets unobtainium
Post by: spaceman on 29 April, 2022, 11:41:48
The dimensions of the two brackets are given on the attached:
Title: Re: a65 coil brackets unobtainium
Post by: EDDIE SIMPSON on 29 April, 2022, 13:18:08
thankyou for the dimension drawings spaceman.
however i m a little confused why both brackets are so different.do both brackets locate the horizontal panel mount bracket? which holes?
as they are missing its hard to figure out.
eddie
Title: Re: a65 coil brackets unobtainium
Post by: spaceman on 29 April, 2022, 14:26:41
Hi Eddie.

It was quite a long time ago that I restored my A65 and, as said, I remember these brackets were a nightmare to sort out. Rightly or wrongly, this is the configuration I ended up with.
Title: Re: a65 coil brackets unobtainium
Post by: EDDIE SIMPSON on 29 April, 2022, 22:01:02
thanks spaceman. that new drawing makes it a lot clearer now.
eddie
Title: Re: a65 coil brackets unobtainium
Post by: EDDIE SIMPSON on 11 May, 2022, 23:11:33
just to update if anyone was interested. after making these brackets i found i didnt have the right coil clamps. also they looked clumsy in place. so i drilled a hole in the cross over bracket for each commonly sourced coil clamp to fit with a long bolt and spacer. a lot simpler and hidden by side covers anyway.
Title: Re: a65 coil brackets unobtainium
Post by: spaceman on 12 May, 2022, 15:37:06
As long as it works, that's all that matters. The proper factory set up on my A65 is a bit Heath Robinson at best and, I'm sure, no better or worse than your modified arrangement.