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Title: 63 RGS test photo
Post by: BritTwit on 31.07. 2017 16:51
Test photo
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Post by: Greybeard on 31.07. 2017 18:45
Wow! *smile*
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Post by: muskrat on 31.07. 2017 20:50
YUM YUM.
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Post by: Sluggo on 31.07. 2017 21:47
Is that the one auctioned by Bonhams recently or something of your own??  Wondering about the dual carbies.  Is that a factory BSA manifold or an aftermarket piece? 
IF possible would love some closeups of the carbs from many angles. 

Very NICE!  (Mechanical P  O  R  N )
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Post by: kiwipom on 31.07. 2017 22:09
hi, lovely bike, obviously not a runner yet as no fuel pipes connected, love to hear it when it does go, cheers
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Post by: BritTwit on 31.07. 2017 23:17
This is a NOS head I found at an old BSA dealer in Texas about 20 years ago.

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Post by: BritTwit on 31.07. 2017 23:24
Sorry for the multiple post.  I'm having a steep learning curve on photo posting.  I'd personally like to open a can of "whoopass" on the marketing department of Photo Bucket.  I'll see them in hell before I pay the ransom.

The before shot.
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Post by: Sluggo on 31.07. 2017 23:57
Very nice! Thanks for the details.  That head was a great score!...  One of my neighbors up the road Tony P, is a Englishman from Leeds, and VERY forceful and opinionated.  He also grew up in the end of the Rocker era and some amusing photos of him from back in the day. (He bears a strong resemblance to Roger Daltry)
But Tony confronted a owner of an alleged RGS many years ago at our annual "All British Field meet" which highlights cars, bikes and the range rover or 3.  So Tony just gave the guy a endless amount of grief his bike was not real or correct as "Everyone knows a RGS has twin carbies!". 
Tony rarely admits to being wrong, but he sheepishly admitted to me a few years ago he felt like an idiot years later to learn they are typically NOT dual carb.
We all like to tease him that despite owning a company that manufactures aircraft parts the lad cant pronounce aluminum correctly.  He says we are the ones wrong. 
Post away, post often. (just like a Chicago election, vote early & often)  you have my vote for your lovely bit of "Balled up Ally" as Tony would say.
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Post by: worntorn on 01.08. 2017 00:26
Yep, I have Eddie Dow's A10 tuning notes here and he states that there is little point in mounting twin carbs on an A10. I quite like the looks of them, but if the RGS creator himself said that, then I guess not too many Eddie Dow RGS were fitted with twin carbs.

Glen
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Post by: jachenbach on 01.08. 2017 00:33
One carb or two, your choice. Looks great to me.
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Post by: worntorn on 01.08. 2017 02:42
In spite of Eddie's advice, same as most A10 owners, if I could find a somewhat affordable twin carb head for the Super Rocket, it would be on there!
Glen
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Post by: kiwipom on 01.08. 2017 03:09
hi guys, Sluggo (Englishman from Leeds, and VERY forceful and opinionated) yeah that's a Yorkshireman for you, never met one that wasn't and I've met a few, apologies to any Yorkies on this forum as ivè not met you but may do at some stage, cheers     
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Post by: Sluggo on 01.08. 2017 03:30
Off topic by this point, But I know several Yorkshire folks.... Creamed peas!

We have a Yorkie in our Norton club and I have had the chance to talk to Stuart Garner on the phone and he has an identical accent as our local guy, they sound identical, same tone, slang, and pace. I think they are twins.

My wife just got a puppy now 4 months old, Full of P**s and vinegar... a Yorkie.  Serious attitude that little beastie.  I never had a small dog before so its an adjustment.

And finally,, (What are they on about????)  see this video here and it all becomes quite clear
See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPjJFv1NDBg
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Post by: Klaus on 01.08. 2017 06:42
I am loocking for this twincarb manifolds.  *eek*
If some one know more about to get these, please let me know.

Very nice bike too shiny to drive *grins*
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Post by: RoyC on 01.08. 2017 07:53
I am almost at the end of my restoration, I spent quite a long time removing the red paint from the pile arms.
I notice that the arms are painted red the same as mine were.
Did I do right to remove the paint or did it come from BSA painted red ?
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Post by: kiwipom on 01.08. 2017 09:20
Sluggo, ,, Mushy Peas, cheers
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Post by: duTch on 01.08. 2017 09:48

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........................... the lad cant pronounce aluminum correctly.  He says we are the ones wrong. 

 Aluminum is dead easy to pronounce a-l-u-m-i-n-u-m ; too easy huh? Problem is you seppos can't SPELL ALUMINIUM
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Post by: JulianS on 01.08. 2017 10:02
I am almost at the end of my restoration, I spent quite a long time removing the red paint from the pile arms.
I notice that the arms are painted red the same as mine were.
Did I do right to remove the paint or did it come from BSA painted red ?

I think they were picked out in red - certainly a spare cover here is finished that way and the one on the bike was until  it got polished out.

But as ever I think it comes down to personal preference.
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Post by: JulianS on 01.08. 2017 10:07
Twin carbs for $101.14 in 1964.
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Post by: BritTwit on 01.08. 2017 14:27
RoyC
The timing cover is a NOS part.  I also have a NOS cover for a SemiUnit plunger.  It is also red.
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Post by: RoyC on 01.08. 2017 14:45
RoyC
The timing cover is a NOS part.  I also have a NOS cover for a SemiUnit plunger.  It is also red.

Please excuse my ignorance but, what is NOS ?

I think I've worked it out  -  New Old Stock !

Or is it Never On Sunday ?  *smile*
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Post by: Topdad on 01.08. 2017 15:34
Christ Sluggo don't call him an englishman he'll belt you ,He'll tell you, when you wake up, thats he's a YORKSHIRE man ,I try and avoid the place ,there be dragons over there  *evil* *whistle*
Creamed peas ??? perhaps you mean mushy peas, some sort of evil potion they make over there and force visiting Lancastrians to eat . Some good beer though, Sam Smiths ,that'll do nicely .
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Post by: chaterlea25 on 01.08. 2017 23:08
Hi Brittwit,
Great work on the bike,
There's a guide on the home page on photo posting
advising to post directly onto the forum avoiding 3rd party hosting

I would greatly appreciate the initial two or more photos at as high a resolution a the forum will allow

Regards
John