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Kirkbybil
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That's a great idea Hans. I could do the same for my '51 Deluxe which, as I have found to my cost, has lots of subtle differences that you don't notice until you try to rebuild one and don't seem to be documented in any single place. - We could then have a game of spot the difference wink

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February 10, 2017 - 10:38 am
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Sound good Kirkbybil, I noticed you have been having a ball, trying to get the correct parts for your Deluxe.

In my last post, I noted that is so hard to get accurate information and pictures of a 1948 Bantam, Well I have had the good luck of receiving an email from a fellow Bantam enthusiast, he own's a original un-restored 1948 Bantam and has been great in supplying me with detailed photos and measurements, His help has been greatly appreciated.

Trouble is that a lot of my 48 restoration is wrongdoh So I am busy trying to correct it all, This weekend I will be painting another spare tank as my painted tank is wrong for 1948rantingThis resto has taken that long now, whats a few more monthwhistle

So the short story is that, During my rivet counting, Most of my rivets fell offrofl

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Painted the spare tank today, it still needs the clear coats, but it is now an exact copy of the original, also, the painted on BSA logo is now the correct size and maroon colour, I spend a lot of time re working the BSA script on my computer, as it is slightly different to the normal type I found.

I originally copied a 1949 tank that had the black outline around the BSA scriptranting

It now also has 2 pin stripes on the top of the tank as well, I have only ever seen this pin striping on a 51 plunger before, but, this is what it looked like in 1948.

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Up to your usual standards Hans!

 

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Clear coated the tank and applied the transfer on the head stock, at this rate, I should finish the resto within the next decade.whistle

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Hans,

       You really are such a tease.

 

Maybe you're just revealing her a bit at a time to keep us all salivating.

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No Chris, I can't wait to finish the 48, But it's been to hot for my friend to be in the shed, to machine my new bushes, BUT, the bushes are done now.

One step forward, Two steps back, we now have to machine new grub screws to keep the bushes in place, the threaded holes in the forks where worn out, so we have to make them the next size up, I also bought some spacers to help keeping them in position, The spacer will have to be cut, as the bushes are longer than the replacement type.

As soon as the forks tubes are drilled and tapped, I'll be painting them and fitting all the new and restored parts.

Engine is still in piecesrantingbut I'll get the bike on wheels first.

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February 24, 2017 - 7:15 pm
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Hi Hans,

What's the veteran barrel on the bench off?

 

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I presume it would be a 1926 or a 1913 triumph barrel as my mate has both models, and also a 1924 BSA

I asked: It's a 1926 Model P barrel

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Finally finished the front forks, new machined bushes for the hard chromed forks, new grub screws machined up to hold the bushes in place, new springs fitted, re chromed fork seal end caps.

On to the engine nowwave

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Must be a nightmare, working with original size nuts, and those BSA spanners....freaked-out_gif

But looks excellent!thumbs-up

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Nice one! Can I send you my  D3? LOL

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dimitris said
Must be a nightmare, working with original size nuts, and those BSA spanners....freaked-out_gif

Tell me about it, I am even trying to find some 1948 original air to put in the tires.rofl

By the way, are you buying a side car for your bike, JUST to carry your tool kitrofl

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Hans Kreuzen said 

By the way, are you buying a side car for your bike, JUST to carry your tool kitrofl  

A side toolbox on wheels, would be a very good idea. Extra wheels, extra engine...cant-look

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Finally finished the headlight and got the Wipac cable switch working properly, with the help of a new outer cable.

The Wipac switch selects the 4 positions real easy, and in case you ever wondered what the hole under your D1  speedo was for, It's to run the cable through to the headlight switch.

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Hi Hans,

Do you have a picture of the inside of the head light please. Looking good by the way

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Hi Dave, here are some pic's of the inside.

I added a Rex 6 volt regulator to stop blowing globes.

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Thank you Hans,

I'm trying to work out the bits i need to connect the cable operated dip switch up on my 49 one

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Hey Dave, Did you end up finding a sliding switch for your 49.

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Hans Kreuzen said
Hey Dave, Did you end up finding a sliding switch for your 49.  

hello Hans,

I have done very little to my Bantams this year, lots going on building a camper van etc

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