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Technical => A7 & A10 Engine => Topic started by: Lordbob on 04.10. 2015 00:19

Title: hi Fellas - new to the forum and what a fantastic forum it is
Post by: Lordbob on 04.10. 2015 00:19
 I have read quite a few of the topics on the forum particularly on the A7 engine and the wealth of knowledge you guys have is amazing so .....

er so where do i start

Not sure of my way round posting a topic yet so i am not sure if the picture will load anyhow i have a basket case  *eek* A lovely 1948 A7 long stroker (YA7 3532) from initial look see the engine seem o k but i expect that will change as i get into it, however the gearbox is very rattly so that will be a challenge.

The frame has been changed (or the engine has) at some point to a plunger frame (ZA7S6009) The frame and tin work are in fair order with the exception of the rear mudguard which i believe is beyond repair. So i am looking forward to getting started  *conf*
I have no doubt i will be back to ask you guys for some expert help. Evidently the picture file is to large so i have taken in out. 
Title: Re: hi Fellas - new to the forum and what a fantastic forum it is
Post by: Greybeard on 04.10. 2015 08:51
 *wave*
Title: Re: hi Fellas - new to the forum and what a fantastic forum it is
Post by: a10gf on 04.10. 2015 09:13
Welcome aboard, thanks for the intro post (and the nice title :O)

See http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?board=15.0 for info about picture posting and more.
Title: Re: hi Fellas - new to the forum and what a fantastic forum it is
Post by: morris on 04.10. 2015 10:08
 *welcome*
Title: Re: hi Fellas - new to the forum and what a fantastic forum it is
Post by: bsa-bill on 04.10. 2015 10:25
welcome Lordbob - should I bow or tug my forelock, that'll be a bow then
Title: Re: hi Fellas - new to the forum and what a fantastic forum it is
Post by: RichardL on 04.10. 2015 14:32
Bob,

Welcome to the forum. Glad you decided to join us. I suspect some previous owner, before "vintage" set in, wanted a gentler ride than he was getting from a rigid frame. Looking forward to seeing photos along the way. If you don't want to edit, crop or resize your photos you can just set you camera for 640x480 resolution. Also, it's going to be interesting for us (and challenging for you) to see how longstoke parts come along.

Richard L.
Title: Re: hi Fellas - new to the forum and what a fantastic forum it is
Post by: Greybeard on 04.10. 2015 19:34
welcome Lordbob - should I bow or tug my forelock, that'll be a bow then

We may need the cap screwing course. You know, when the farm boy meets his lordship he takes his cap off and screws it.
Title: Re: hi Fellas - new to the forum and what a fantastic forum it is
Post by: Lordbob on 04.10. 2015 19:40
Thanks all for the welcome messages

BSA Bill........ haha *smile* nice one, but i promise you it will be me that does all the bowing and scraping

Title: Re: hi Fellas - new to the forum and what a fantastic forum it is
Post by: Lordbob on 04.10. 2015 19:48
Graybeard...........Brilliant,  look I'm not as clever as you lot when it comes to choosing a handle but me thinks I've might have chosen the wrong one ere. but anything for a laugh *smile*
Title: Re: hi Fellas - new to the forum and what a fantastic forum it is
Post by: Lordbob on 04.10. 2015 21:03
 Richard L

Thanks for the welcoming note and the advise on posting a picture

(http://)

Yes your probably right on the frame the rigid must have been a bit of a bone shaker.

Yes I can see many hours of searching in front of me but thats all part of the challenge
Title: Re: hi Fellas - new to the forum and what a fantastic forum it is
Post by: morris on 04.10. 2015 21:17
We may need the cap screwing course. You know, when the farm boy meets his lordship he takes his cap off and screws it.

 *smile* *smile* *smile* made me look up my "The Fast Show" DVD's again. Boy was that funny...

Yes I can see many hours of searching in front of me but thats all part of the challenge

Now THAT'S what I'd call a basket case...!
Title: Re: hi Fellas - new to the forum and what a fantastic forum it is
Post by: duTch on 04.10. 2015 21:43

 
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Brilliant,  look I'm not as clever as you lot when it comes to choosing a handle but me thinks I've might have chosen the wrong one ere. but anything for a laugh *smile*
...yeah, LordyB.- we'll sort that out *smile*
 *welcome*
Title: Re: hi Fellas - new to the forum and what a fantastic forum it is
Post by: Seabee on 04.10. 2015 21:47
Welcome Lordship!  Just the way I received my 61 A-10.  It was actually a blast figuring out where everything went!  MANY smart folks here to help.....
Joe
Title: Re: hi Fellas - new to the forum and what a fantastic forum it is
Post by: duTch on 04.10. 2015 23:40

 
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It was actually a blast figuring out where everything went! 
..... At least you had/have bits; I started with a frame (and some bits attached) *conf*...some start with less *eek*
Title: Re: hi Fellas - new to the forum and what a fantastic forum it is
Post by: Lordbob on 04.10. 2015 23:45
 Thanks Joe for the encouraging words  *eek* i definitely need them and all the help i can get...... now where's that to do list......

Cheers
Bob
Title: Re: hi Fellas - new to the forum and what a fantastic forum it is
Post by: Lordbob on 04.10. 2015 23:56
 Hi duTch

Yeah i think its all there.... bolts and stuff will need replacing and the primary chain case has a small split in it  but i intend to check the engine over thoroughly before reassemble. i think at the moment my biggest search will be for a replacement rear mudguard i would like to keep it original if i can so i need one with the hinged lower section  it'll take some serious searching

Cheers Bob
Title: Re: hi Fellas - new to the forum and what a fantastic forum it is
Post by: Greybeard on 05.10. 2015 11:25
...my biggest search will be for a replacement rear mudguard...

If money is no object:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REAR-MUDGUARD-BSA-PLUNGER-B31-B33-A7-A10-1949-UP-MADE-OUT-OF-TOOLINGS-/181887754279?hash=item2a595ae027

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BSA-Pre-War-Rear-Mudguard-D-Section-6-wide-made-in-UK-/252112063250?hash=item3ab30ccb12
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BSA-NEW-OLD-STOCK-A10-A7-B31-M33-M21-M20-B33-PLUNGER-REAR-MUDGUARD-/121774714513?hash=item1c5a56ae91
Title: Re: hi Fellas - new to the forum and what a fantastic forum it is
Post by: muskrat on 05.10. 2015 20:02
G'day Lordbob,  *welcome*
That looks like a great way to start. Checking everything before assembly should give you a better ride than buying one "going" (to blow up shortly).
I saw a Longstroke Plunger on the IOM when I was there.
Cheers
Title: Re: hi Fellas - new to the forum and what a fantastic forum it is
Post by: metalflake11 on 01.11. 2015 16:03
Richard L

Thanks for the welcoming note and the advise on posting a picture

(http://)

Yes your probably right on the frame the rigid must have been a bit of a bone shaker.

Yes I can see many hours of searching in front of me but thats all part of the challenge

What you doing AFTER tea?