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engine and frame numbers
December 16, 2011
1:11 am
kiwi bantam
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Can someone please give me the year of manufacture. [yellow] engine – 40495 yd, frame – ydis 40804, [black] engine – 53440 yd, frame – yd 55579 or yd 55679. Thanks in advance Neill.

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December 16, 2011
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hi mate , sorry but those numbers mean nothing to me, and i like to think i know my bantams!

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December 16, 2011
6:27 am
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Thats odd, both sets of numbers are taken off the frame and engine right beside the front engine mount on the left hand side and they are the only numbers on the bikes that i can find. could you give me an example of what a typical set off numbers should be and where to look. thanks again

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December 17, 2011
2:41 am
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hi, what modle and year is your bike?

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December 17, 2011
3:05 am
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http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j388/kiwibantam/DSC01835.jpg[/IMG]

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December 17, 2011
3:08 am
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http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j388/kiwibantam/DSC01833.jpg

I’m not absolutely sure of the years, I thought the black d1 was a 1949 and the yellow d3 was 1954 but I don’t know.

Back in Aotearoa and loving it , One 1949 D1 and a 1949 Francis Barnett Merlin

December 17, 2011
11:20 am
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Hi Kiwi Bantam,

I think the year of manufacture is 1951 for all three, not 100% sure though, tried to work it out from the bsa bantam essential guide book,
If you want confirmation, I’m sure someone else can confirm this, or you could contact Howard the dating officer through the Bantam club and he may be able to tell you more about the numbers.

Good luck,

J

December 17, 2011
11:32 am
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I just found this on the BSA owners club forum:

http://bsaownersclub.co.uk/Images/Year_Listing/09.jpg

December 17, 2011
11:38 am
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good detective work there chaps, well done

December 18, 2011
3:24 am
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Thank you everyone, that clears that up for me.
http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j388/kiwibantam/DSC01814.jpg

http://i1083.photobucket.com/albums/j388/kiwibantam/DSC01748.jpg

Back in Aotearoa and loving it , One 1949 D1 and a 1949 Francis Barnett Merlin

December 18, 2011
2:52 pm
jayd7
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Hi Kiwi,

gorgeous Bantam you have there! Really nice job you’ve done, well done.

Regards,

"J"

December 18, 2011
5:26 pm
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Immaculate job.
I like the yellow bike too…..does the front brake work being positioned on the left side? 😉 Spose as long as the leading edge chamfer on the shoes is reversed….?

December 18, 2011
8:07 pm
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When that photo was taken everything was just thrown together to see how she looked, the front wheel has been changed around since then.

Back in Aotearoa and loving it , One 1949 D1 and a 1949 Francis Barnett Merlin

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