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Hugz' D1 in Sydney
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March 13, 2019 - 9:34 pm
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Thanks for the welcome guys!  OK, I've adjusted my camera so pictures are not too large for forum.  I assuming carb is an Amal, anyway I've freed the slide up and the float valve is working so that is looking good. Need air filter/choke arrangement. I think this bike was stripped to what we call a "paddock basher". At some stage it had a different motor installed. Need to grind off front extra bit that were welded on and make a new rear engine bracket. I'll research photos to see what rear mount used to look like. There is a hole in the tank. I'll polish up my mig welding skills. Prefer to save $'s where I canmotor-bsa-1.jpgbsa-tank-hole.jpgmotor-bsa-2.jpg

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March 13, 2019 - 9:37 pm
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Frame # for Swalsh. 🙂

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I've started a topic for you in 'Restorations', rather than continue with 'technical stuff' in 'Introductions'. The carb is an Amal and looks to be right, you certainly do have a hole in the tank (which is an early one with the filler on the left) and the pillion seat certainly looks to be a home-made 'optional extra'! Good luck with the rebuild.

1956 D3 in the back of the barn with 6 other bikes ahead of it!

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Got it. BD2s 43862 left the factory on the 24th October 1950 and was sent to Finlay Brothers in Melbourne. The original engine number was YD 44595

Current bikes......1958 D5, a 77 Suzuki GT250 and a 77 Honda CB125S. I have a 74 Kawasaki S3 400 and a B175 waiting for restoration. A 1980 Honda CB400N waiting for MOT.  Everyday ride is a 2011 Harley Davidson Sportster. 

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March 14, 2019 - 1:07 pm
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is  that  a  black   PLASTIC   HT  COIL   I  SEE     thay  made  in  OZ   dont   part  with  it   its   the   BEST   you  can  get

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March 14, 2019 - 4:28 pm
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also looks like someone has modified the frame engine mounting for a different engine
and possibly cut off the front top engine mount unless its hiding behind the vice

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That is excellent news re delivery.  So definitely a D1. That information is over and above what l was expecting. Thank you. An early one. Presumably one of the first with the rear plunger. Will make the restoration even more exciting. I'll probably go down the track of doing an "oily rag" restoration as in I'll keep the appearance as in the condition it is in yet mechanically sound. I might get a plate braised on the tank and leave the repair exposed. It will look as though it has ridden through Armageddon and emerged from the other side. Good idea to change topic category. Do they all have the tube attached to filler cap as a form of dipstick? The black coil has continuity on the primary coil but open circuit on secondary so alas that needs replacing. The pillion seat was made by LYCETT, an interesting feature and period correct but no doubt added after market.

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Yes. Looks as though the the engine mounts have been modified to take a different motor. The front one still has original in place but l will need to grind off the adaption. The rear I'll need to investigate to see what it originally looked like and modify back. I have purchased an original service sheet/workshop manual from an old timer that had it on his shelf for 45 years so that will bring me up to speed.

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I think the first plungers were introduced from late 49 early 1950?

Current bikes......1958 D5, a 77 Suzuki GT250 and a 77 Honda CB125S. I have a 74 Kawasaki S3 400 and a B175 waiting for restoration. A 1980 Honda CB400N waiting for MOT.  Everyday ride is a 2011 Harley Davidson Sportster. 

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Sorry. Engine mount is bsa-motor-mount.jpgbehind vice. It is fine.

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My front mudguard only has one stay. Is this original?bsa-front-mudguard-1.jpg

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March 14, 2019 - 5:20 pm
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Nah, mudguard stay welded to forks is a DIY jobbie......and those are later D3 beefier top legs, introduced around 1954, if my memory serves. You can see the correct attachment for the later type mudguard, in the bracket at the bottom of the slider.

I like the seat addition, pillion and rider can bounce around on their own springs 🙂

I`m right behind you with your plans, I dislike binning any parts if they can be mackled up to be serviceable again....and I`m tight ....

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Yup. I've set myself a 1k pound budget to get this on the road. Paid 625 pounds so have 375 left. I think replacement rear mudguard will be the most expensive bit. Could end up getting an Indian one unless anyone else has any good ideas....

Good info on front forks. Might need to improvise a bit of blarney history to explain replacement forks. "dodged a roo and hit a wombat".

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