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The BSA Workshop => Twins => Topic started by: rené gillet on 21 May, 2022, 09:18:24

Title: Year of release BSA A7 ... ??
Post by: rené gillet on 21 May, 2022, 09:18:24
Hello my friends,

I am very proud to play with you.
I would like to know the year of release of my "french police" BSA A7, frame N° EA7.2678.

Many thanks for your help, keep safe.
Title: Re: Year of release BSA A7 ... ??
Post by: Derek996 on 21 May, 2022, 09:51:24
EA7-101 onwards is listed as 1956 but for 1957 BSA just says EA7- . So it seems the EA7 covers both 1956 and 1957.
Title: Re: Year of release BSA A7 ... ??
Post by: rené gillet on 21 May, 2022, 10:35:36
Many thanks for your reply Dereck996.

How can I prove the origin (1956/1957) to the French administration ? Is there a document of the numbers by years of production ?

Kind regards.
Title: Re: Year of release BSA A7 ... ??
Post by: A65ROCKET on 21 May, 2022, 10:49:20
Hello Rene,
looking at the BSA dispatch books.
Frame EA7.2678 was fitted with engine CA7.3467, and dispatched to Marea, Paris, (the French importers) on 05/01/1956
It was in the colour of Black and was an A7 swinging arm model.
regards
Andy Lorenz
Title: Re: Year of release BSA A7 ... ??
Post by: rené gillet on 21 May, 2022, 11:25:59
Super Andy !
Title: Re: Year of release BSA A7 ... ??
Post by: DAVE BRADY on 21 May, 2022, 16:49:43
Hello René,

If French authorities do not think that Andy's information is enough, have a look at the BSAOC website where you will find the instructions to get a 'Dating Certificate'.  This document is recognised by the UK authorities so should be acceptable in France.

Dave.
Title: Re: Year of release BSA A7 ... ??
Post by: chaz on 21 May, 2022, 17:58:33
welcome Rene,

I can confirm, I picked up a B40 no UK paperwork as imported in from America.
the dating certificate was applied for from our registrar, returned, paperwork filled in for UK licence and registration.
within a couple of weeks the title was returned with alloted registration number.

nice simple process, hope the French authorities will accept the correct records.
Title: Re: Year of release BSA A7 ... ??
Post by: rené gillet on 22 May, 2022, 05:08:39
Thank you very much for these valuable tips.

I'm not sure I can use them, because in France it is very, very, difficult to change something on a "carte-grise".
So, i will keep mine, with "1975" date of registration ... !

One last question, I have one crankcase noted CA7.8651, (1961 ?) Can I know his history ?

Have a nice sunday !

Title: Re: Year of release BSA A7 ... ??
Post by: Spaceman on 22 May, 2022, 09:54:17
The answer is normally no unless the engine was the one that was fitted to the frame you have when it came out of the factory - a dating certificate for the frame number would confirm whether this is the original engine. I know some BSA engine and frame numbers were matched but I'm not sure this applies to a 1961 model?
Title: Re: Year of release BSA A7 ... ??
Post by: rené gillet on 22 May, 2022, 11:09:00
I assure you, it was only a detail.

Best regards.
Title: Re: Year of release BSA A7 ... ??
Post by: JulianS on 22 May, 2022, 12:17:16
Hello René

I have sent you a personal message with information about your engine.
Title: Re: Year of release BSA A7 ... ??
Post by: rené gillet on 22 May, 2022, 12:35:18
Many thanks for your reply.

Hug !