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Technical => A7 & A10 Engine => Topic started by: opsman on 03.05. 2009 07:57

Title: Hi All newbie here
Post by: opsman on 03.05. 2009 07:57
I have been tasked with finding what this BSA is and so far I have I think managed to get it right, but wanted opinions from here if possible, I am also tasked with restoring this bike and a Triumph Twenty One for the same guy.  *smile*

Engine: DA10R 7219 1962 A10R Super Rocket 650cc

Frame: EA7 11228 1957 A10 Golden Flash Swing Arm model
Title: Re: Hi All newbie here
Post by: flashblack on 03.05. 2009 09:53
Hi mate, that`s a good looking project you`ve got there! It looks to me just like a `57 gold flash with a `62 super rocket engine as you said, although if you came across a picky rivet counter, you might be told the rear mudguard brackets are the one piece arrow head type introduced in 1960, and the fuel tank, i think is slightly earlier as it may have had a round badge tank in 1957, but then i believe certain export bikes had the winged badge on in`57. Someone will probably prove me wrong on this but either way, as far as restoring a `57 flash with a `62 rocket motor goes, that is an enviable task you have there, because it`s complete and doesn`t look like it`s been standing around for too long.
Good luck and happy restoring!
                                               Richie   
Title: Re: Hi All newbie here
Post by: opsman on 03.05. 2009 10:15
thanks for info, it has been stood since 1986 in a workshop under shelving with a Triumph Twenty One Bath Tub 350
Title: Re: Hi All newbie here
Post by: flashblack on 03.05. 2009 10:16
What`s a mere 23 years of standing?   *lol*
Title: Re: Hi All newbie here
Post by: rocket man on 03.05. 2009 18:13
nice bike mate shouldent need much doing to her
Title: Re: Hi All newbie here
Post by: opsman on 05.05. 2009 06:57
I will be doing a website for both projects at www.rollingthunder.org.uk which has a Speed Twin I did in my fathers memory
Title: Re: Hi All newbie here
Post by: snowbeard on 05.05. 2009 07:43
well if that smoke is actually coming from the bike you should have a pretty easy time of it!  welcome!
Title: Re: Hi All newbie here
Post by: LJ. on 05.05. 2009 09:35
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I will be doing a website for both projects at www.rollingthunder.org.uk which has a Speed Twin I did in my fathers memory

Good website... I love reading what other people are up to with their bikes, I know it takes a lot of time but it makes most enjoyable reading. Thanks!
Title: Re: Hi All newbie here
Post by: flashblack on 05.05. 2009 14:27
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fuel tank, i think is slightly earlier as it may have had a round badge tank in 1957, but then i believe certain export bikes had the winged badge on in`57.

Having looked it up, i believe you DO have the correct tank for a 57 flash.
Shoulda looked it up first.

 cheers Richie
Title: Re: Hi All newbie here
Post by: A10Boy on 05.05. 2009 18:35
Nice bike, divers helmet nacelle is correct for 57, and the Ariel hubs too.
Title: Re: Hi All newbie here
Post by: Beezageezauk on 05.05. 2009 19:33
Hi and welcome to the forum. 

You have a nice 1957 A10 Golden Flash there and it appears to be correct in every way except for the later A10R engine.  It should be a reasonably easy restoration project because everything is there.  Keep us posted with the progress.

Don't forget to take plenty of close-up pictures while it is in a complete state.  They will help when you are putting it back together. 

Beezageezauk. 
Title: Re: Hi All newbie here
Post by: opsman on 06.05. 2009 06:38
well if that smoke is actually coming from the bike you should have a pretty easy time of it!  welcome!

Smoke is from a Rolls Royce that we had to move to get to the bikes  *smile*

Thanks everybody for comments now time to start pricing visible things wrong with bike...
Title: Re: Hi All newbie here
Post by: BSA_54A10 on 06.05. 2009 13:19
Wash your mouth out with used 363