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September 16, 2012 - 12:11 pm
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Oops - Howard beat me to it with the real info thumbs-up

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September 16, 2012 - 12:31 pm
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Cheers Stephen, sounds like a good idea, I did wonder for a very short time about breaking it up for spares, wel, it's already in bits! But no, I will do my best to get it something like correct if I can and work my way through it slowly, "one piece at a time" Johnny Cash! dd.

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September 16, 2012 - 12:50 pm
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Remember the end of that song David? The car was a 'bitsa' if there ever was one.

If its good enough for Johnny Cash...

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September 16, 2012 - 1:15 pm
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"You'll know it's me when I come by your door"? or something, wish I hadn't put that now!

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September 16, 2012 - 10:42 pm
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Looking forward to the build David, keep us posted with anything your missing, I seem to be collecting quite a number of parts now!

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Keep your chin up David laugh

Just start with what you've got, definitely don't worry about keeping it original, and we can all help keep an eye out for any critical missing bits. You could even use a push bike speedo and the like to get on the road. I think if you work with what you've got and a bit of ingenuity you'll end up with a nice little bike thumbs-up

I seem to remember that the earliest D1 engines don't have their number on the top of the cases, can't remember where it is though !? Have a look by the front mounting holes as it rings a bell.

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Thanks Howard, frame no. is YDS 33968 was advertised as a 1950 which it may be, I'm doing a book review just now and will look later, cheers, dd.

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Hi David,i see that you have started already,

frame number is YD1S 33968 and engine number is 13952 YD year 1950.

As it was going to be a competition replica i was going to use the red correct competition front mudguard and make two stays out of flat bar and spray it mist green.

Then for the rear mudguard i was going to use an aluminium rear mudguard and once again make the stays out of flat bar and paint it green.

If i am correct the competition model does not have a speedo,but the good news for you is that the rear wheel does have a speedo drive fitted.

As i mentioned when you viewed the bike,the saddle is missing aswell as the front fork springs,but both items are on ebay,buy it now.

Hope this helps,regards Jim 

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Hello Jim, glad you popped in for a look, I've never owned anything under the 175cc models in the Bantam range and I'm finding it a steep learning curve! The bike is still a great bargain for the money I know, I hope you can bear with me as I am very open in my comments here, and regard other forum users here as my friends and allies! A lot of new people on here can't believe the camaraderie of the members and their willingness to help each other out.

You may have gathered by now that I hope to rebuild her eventually to original if I can, thanks for your help and comments, sorry for getting the frame no's wrong, my eyes are not what they were! David.

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September 18, 2012 - 12:08 pm
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if you are looking for second hand parts,try classic bantam parts.

they sell on ebay,but they also run there own internet website,

i buy a lot of parts from them and they have always been ok with me

cheers jim

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Hello Jim, thanks for the tip, I bought a red D7 complete from Pam's partner Andrew about 7 years ago, did exchange at Scotch Corner on the A1! my first bantam purchase in many years, I still buy odds and ends from them, he strips out most British stuff and sells it all off as it is, some good deals with him, dd.

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She runs!

With paint that is, grey primer as a sealer against rust, after the sand blasting today. Got about 99.9 % of the old paint and filler off, a couple of welds to do, chain damage to lower frame on nearside bottom runner, a bit of a split in one bolt hole for engine rear mounting, and I'm thinking of grinding a Vee and filling with mig weld the funny two part lug on bottom rail that supports the footrests, Wayne was explaining to me how the two brackets had been slid on to the tubing before being welded on to it at their far ends only, I thought like someone else on here, that a good solid run all around would help strengthen things up a bit. Plenty of amps biting right in to it will do the trick. I meant to use some etch primer that I have already mixed, and wanted to use a new little Bergen "touch up" spray gun I bought at Netley Marsh for a tenner, but couldn't find a coupling, light was going, air was cooling quickly, no good for spraying if you want it to stick! I also had all that sand to sweep up and tools to put away etc. kept getting interrupted by Wayne and people on about lawn mowers!

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September 22, 2012 - 8:05 pm
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Isn't it strange how just one coat of paint can look like three different shades of grey? My colour vision is bad, but even I can see that, perhaps it's because of the sun going down and different qualities of light? dd.

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September 22, 2012 - 9:16 pm
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That looks great !

Well done David, I'm looking forward to seeing this shape up.

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September 25, 2012 - 12:30 pm
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It's amazing the scope on here and different people with different machines and different problems. Looking at someone else's posting about their back brake rod rubbing on the frame of their D1 makes me suddenly realise that that is exactly what is wrong with my wife's bike, not chain damage as I'd surmised, well done that man! dd.

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Hi Dave

As you have made so much progress and got the bike "running" guess you will be turning up on the new D1 on Sunday

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September 25, 2012 - 7:40 pm
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Yes, sand I'm blasted if I won't be a bit thinners, paint, paint!

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david dale said

Yes, sand I'm blasted if I won't be a bit thinners, paint, paint!

You been a bit close to the thinners there David?

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Yes, alright.... jim from Welllingborough sent me a PM the other day, upshot of it all was a visit to him to pick up yet more D1 bits! Jim assures me that this is really it this time, nothing else left, I've cleared his shed out. Bakerman will soon be telling me whether the speedo is correct or not, knowing him! An extra carb, wheel and new hub will come in handy too! Extra yokes with the blanking off stud will be handy too, odd spares like the gear lever, kickstart spring etc will all be added to the spares shelves and cleaned up and used as and when I can.Thank you once again Jim for helping me out, I feel much more confident in being able to finish her eventually now dd.

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Ah ha, my old friend the 361 Amal !!

BSA Bantam D1 "150" in use regularly often as general purpose transport, quite a few other bikes as well. Cornwall Area Rep. 

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Excellent !!  The speedo and carbs are expensive now - so thats a big help to putting it back on the road I think thumbs-up

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