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The BSA Workshop => Twins => Topic started by: Mike Farmer on 05 March, 2018, 10:48:38

Title: A65 restoration???
Post by: Mike Farmer on 05 March, 2018, 10:48:38
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Now have the Wheel back from rebuild. Looks Brill.

Sent frame, swinging arm, fork sliders and head stock off for PCoating.

Have enough parts to make an engine. Bought a previously un-ground crank from Manchester and cylinders from Devon still with only +010 wear. Casings from Worcester. Head from Norfolk, con rods from Durham. Clutch drum and plates from Oxford. And new pistons etc. Financial controller is not full aware at this stage

Just boxed up to go to be ground and bored. So we'll see

No holidays for a couple of years  Mike 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: A65 restoration???
Post by: MITCHELL on 05 March, 2018, 21:50:35
Reminds me of a Johnny cash song, I've been every where man. Good luck breaking the news
Title: Re: A65 restoration???
Post by: Mike Farmer on 24 March, 2018, 15:03:56
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Just got my bits back from Powder Coating. I'll try to put them on here. I know it aint proper like but its maybe the last Beesa that I shall do so I thought I would do what I was unable to do 50 years or so back.

Mike 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: A65 restoration???
Post by: DEREKANDERSON8 on 24 March, 2018, 20:46:49
Is there a theme here Mike?

What A65 had a gold coloured frame?  8)

Is it a gold flash tribute?  :)

And more importantly has the financial controller found out yet?   ;)

Regards

derek
Title: Re: A65 restoration???
Post by: Mike Farmer on 24 March, 2018, 22:00:52
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Hi Derek. No No theme just a whim. Where it will go depends on what it looks like at each stage. Financial controller has part of the story. Wait till the kitchen is full of steam then walk in with a single piece and say something like "this bit came today and it only cost xxxxx" Not all the bits at once.

It will ultimately fail and I shall be demoted to sweeping the paths again.

TC
Title: Re: A65 restoration???
Post by: GLENN on 25 March, 2018, 00:43:58
I like it Mike.  Finish it in  your own style, there are plenty in standard trim.  :)

Title: Re: A65 restoration???
Post by: LightningJames on 25 March, 2018, 08:09:25
Maybe the Bond bike?! With fully functioning machine guns?!  :)
Title: Re: A65 restoration???
Post by: Mike Farmer on 25 March, 2018, 11:26:56
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Machine guns--good idea but cant get them here so it would mean a trip to the states.
Judging by a few words "in passing" I think I'm rumbled.
Thanks for the encouragement.

Mike 8) 8)
Title: Re: A65 restoration???
Post by: DEREKANDERSON8 on 25 March, 2018, 12:16:32
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Hi Derek. No No theme just a whim. Where it will go depends on what it looks like at each stage. Financial controller has part of the story. Wait till the kitchen is full of steam then walk in with a single piece and say something like "this bit came today and it only cost xxxxx" Not all the bits at once.

It will ultimately fail and I shall be demoted to sweeping the paths again.

TC

Do you never get to a stage when the missus doesn't care what parts you get sent in the post, i was hoping with time that it would get easier!

keep up with the pics please.

 ;)
Title: Re: A65 restoration???
Post by: Mike Farmer on 25 March, 2018, 18:07:32
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I'm probably at that stage---just think she is keeping me on my toes. Never mind --the funeral plan is all paid up. Seriously Yes I think its accepted. But we joke about it.

Mike 8) 8)