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1970 B175, '49 D1, '66 Spitfire MkII, '57 Venom, '76 Cb750K6, some of which are actually complete & working...

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I'm not a complete idiot ............................................ some parts are missing.

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Failing that, Dookie should be able to assist there.  She has a method that ought to be patented...

MD

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Hi MD

I think Dookie used caustic soda but I think it is only good for cleaning out peanutsrofl

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Hi Hans.

"I also have a lead on a original fishtail silencer,"

Just burst a blood vessel in my brain.

Phoned him again and he insists that he did post it.

He did say if it don't turn up he will replace it.

I could agree with you, but then we would both be wrong

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bsadave said
Hi Hans.

"I also have a lead on a original fishtail silencer,"

Just burst a blood vessel in my brain.

Phoned him again and he insists that he did post it.

He did say if it don't turn up he will replace it.

You must be so p&%$ rantingoff, I am sure it will turn up, But I can understand your frustration.

You can imagine if I ordered one to get send all the way to Australia, I am very lucky, to hopefully find a original, trouble is that I need one for the 1950 plunger as well.

Hang in there Dave, See ya'h, Hans

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Hans Kreuzen said

You must be so p&%$ rantingoff, I am sure it will turn up, But I can understand your frustration.

You can imagine if I ordered one to get send all the way to Australia, I am very lucky, to hopefully find a original, trouble is that I need one for the 1950 plunger as well.

Hang in there Dave, See ya'h, Hans

That's some times part of the problem.  Some unscrupulous dealers don't send or delay sending stuff (whether its parts or other stuff bought on line) to Australia as they know a 'visit' from the boys isn't likely.  Not that I've had any problems with any of the suppliers gleaned from the gang on this site.  BSADave if you don't receive it, maybe name and shame online to warn other buyers of this guy and not to buy stuff from them.  It's a tough world out there and word of mouth is probably still the best form of advertising.  Doesn't help with the lack of a silencer though.

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Hans Kreuzen said

..... Needless to say he is not the rivet counting type of guy like some oily rag person I know.roflstick-poke_gif

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cocorico said

Hans Kreuzen said
..... Needless to say he is not the rivet counting type of guy like some oily rag person I know.roflstick-poke_gif

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What took you so long?rofl

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May 9, 2015 - 4:58 pm
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I've been watching some paint dry. (need to check the number of brush marks is right).

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Just a update on my 1948 rigid,

I have been collecting heaps of secondhand and new parts for the old girl, I received a new fishtail silencer from Progressive Products and was impressed with the quality, I am also waiting on new chrome forks and bushes from Dragonfly to arrive.fingers-crossed

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I sold the lumpy trail tires to boost funds and I also found a twin screw toolbox, but I still need to find a twin screw lid for it, I also found a early stator housing without the holes drilled in it to hold the points cover in place, Also still looking for a original seat frame to replace the large one on there now.

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Poor old 1953 is getting all the left over partswow

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I would like to start the riveting restoration after I have collected most of the new and old parts first, hopefully this will make it less frustrating and not test my patience, My 50 plunger will be the daily ride and the 48 rigid will be the show pony, just to please cocorico rofl

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I have absolutely no problem with that Hans, an old bike like that, obtained in such a state, is far more than an oily rag job.

I look forward to seeing the finished product. thumbs-up

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August 27, 2015 - 12:41 pm
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cocorico said
I have absolutely no problem with that Hans, an old bike like that, obtained in such a state, is far more than an oily rag job.

I know that, I just love watching you biteroflroflstick-poke_gif

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I started to strip some parts of the 48, just to find out what to make and order.

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Just some useless info on the brass front fork bushes, As far as I can work it all out, In 1948 they are held in place with grub screws, I know that in early 1949 BSA  improved this with silver solder and no grub screws, Than in late 1949 and onwards, they started using the spacer tubes to hold the bushes in place.

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It looks like the same thread as the grease nipples, but on, one only, shown in the picture, Someone threaded the fork and bush with what looks like 1/4" course thread, The grub screws where a bad idea as like on mine, They all rattled lose and fell out.

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Hi all

3 hours to dismantle, let's hope it won't take 3 years to get it back to it's former glory.

Overall the condition is not to bad for it's age, lots of metric bolts every where, The centre stand/brake pedal stop bracket, needs to be replaced as it has been welded to many times, Rear axle it totally bend and needs to be replaced.

Top brass fork bush is still stuck in side the outer tube and the spring won't unscrew of the slider, we are machining the outside of a  steel tube to fit over the spring and and fit neatly inside the outer tube, to knock the stuck brass bush out.

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The plan of attack is to get the frame finished first, clean/tap all the threaded holes, including changing the metric threads to B.S.F. Also, weld/build up the steering stops and paint the frame in Pastel green, I found some old paint inside the guards and brake plates, It matches my 1950 plunger colour exactly, I thought in 1948, BSA would have used a lighter shade (Mist) green.

Hans whistlewave

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The engine got stripped down today and the good news is that everything came apart easy, bad news is that the big end has some play.

Chain sprocket has broken teeth and one of the the pressure plates on the crankshaft was loose, I found 3 different brands of bearings and the piston is not original, but I think the barrel is still the standard 52 mm bore, Also the lighting coils are missing.

The alloy casings will now be hydro blasted and ones the barrel is measured properly, I can order all the parts for the rebuild.

Douse anyone have a idea on how to fix the big end play??

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Hi All, Another update

Still busy working and collecting parts for my 48 restoration, but the frame and most steel parts are now stripped back to bare metal with a coat of primer to stop it rusting, I received a new silencer in pieces from Progressive, so I can panel beat the plunger indentations smooth to get a perfect finish, It's nearly ready for welding it back together and chrome, I found a Wipac embossed alloy headlight rim in America that is now straightened and polished. The Engine and all alloy cast parts are Hydro blasted, The reconditioned big end has arrived from Howard at Bournemouth, Also the new piston kit from Rex, The barrel and crank have now been dropped into the engineering shop to get bored and balanced, All the new bolts are getting their heads machined smooth before they get nickel plated again, The fork sliders are getting hard chromed and should be ready next week so we can machine new brass bushes to suit, Mansfield original seat badge has been found on a cycle seat.

I am taking photo's all the way through the process and will post them at a later date on the forum.

Hope to get some more rivet counting done today, If their is enough time after work, Bye, Hanswave

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Hans - I admire your attention to detail, this is going to be a work of art by the time you finish.

I look forward to seeing it. I'm still trying to get my D3 to run properly, though I have to say I'm more comfortable (in more ways than one) on more modern machinery.

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Hi Cocorico, Hope you your engine running better soon, I will be going on a club run tomorrow with lots of steep hills, I don't know if my 50 Bantam will make it, I think i will have to get off and do some pushing, LOL.

But the engine seams to be run in now and running well, On a good day with the wind in my sails (leg shields) and on a flat road, I can get 70 km. out of the old girl. 

Bye for now, Hans

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Your early rigid looks really interesting and it sounds like a very thorough rebuild job.

 

Going off at a bit of a tangent, I was surprised at how (relatively) cheaply this sold on EBay UK

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