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Offline Tomcat

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A Small Heath Prototype?
« on: 18.11. 2015 07:46 »
Just found this E Bay advert, IIRC there was all sorts tried at the end. What say you?
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BSA-Fury-Bandit-750cc-/301802139079?hash=item4644cf2dc7:g:ptkAAOSwcdBWTAJX
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Re: A Small Heath Prototype?
« Reply #1 on: 18.11. 2015 09:09 »
Wow!

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Re: A Small Heath Prototype?
« Reply #2 on: 18.11. 2015 10:44 »
If only ............?
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Re: A Small Heath Prototype?
« Reply #3 on: 18.11. 2015 11:25 »
Not 100% sure on this. If he means S.R.M. did the roller bearing conversion then I don't think it's genuine. To the best of my knowledge, the later 'A' series all had this done at the factory on competition engines?
It's still a very nice bike though.
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Re: A Small Heath Prototype?
« Reply #4 on: 18.11. 2015 11:54 »
If BSA made a comeback that bike would sell today. Might need disk brakes I guess.

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Re: A Small Heath Prototype?
« Reply #5 on: 29.11. 2015 17:37 »
and an electric start

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Re: A Small Heath Prototype?
« Reply #6 on: 29.11. 2015 23:30 »
"Extensive provenance"... wouldn't mind seeing this eh?

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Re: A Small Heath Prototype?
« Reply #7 on: 30.11. 2015 10:43 »
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Extensive provenance

not as far as stickers go tho, he's taken it upon himself to rename it "Bandit" which a lot of people think it should be - BSA Bandit and Triumph Fury
The factory decided the other way around

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Re: A Small Heath Prototype?
« Reply #8 on: 30.11. 2015 14:11 »
What is that engine?

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Re: A Small Heath Prototype?
« Reply #9 on: 30.11. 2015 15:40 »
Gb, here is some info from there blurb sheet


1971 BSA Fury
 Claimed power: 34hp @ 9,000rpm
Top speed: 100mph (est.)
Engine: 349cc air-cooled DOHC 180-degree parallel twin, 63mm x 56mm bore and stroke, 9.5:1 compression ratio
Weight (dry): 345lb (157kg)
Fuel capacity/MPG: 2.5gal (9.5ltr)

In 1971, BSA-Triumph was poised to release an all-new double overhead cam 350cc twin to take on Honda’s reigning middleweight, the CB/CL 350. Unfortunately, BSA-Triumph’s slide into bankruptcy couldn’t be stopped and the 350 never had a chance to make a difference.
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Re: A Small Heath Prototype?
« Reply #10 on: 30.11. 2015 18:05 »
Hi All,
To describe tha Ebay bike as a prototype is very misleading
It is a special built by some individual !!
If my memory is correct I thought there were a lot of frames made in readiness for production??
I'm fairly sure several wound up as race chassis housing different engines???

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In 1971, BSA-Triumph was poised to release an all-new double overhead cam 350cc twin to take on Honda’s reigning middleweight, the CB/CL 350. Unfortunately, BSA-Triumph’s slide into bankruptcy couldn’t be stopped and the 350 never had a chance to make a difference.

Having heard one of these engines running (a prototype), I believe Honda need not have worried  *sad2*
Talk about a bag of nails  *eek*

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Re: A Small Heath Prototype?
« Reply #11 on: 01.12. 2015 06:42 »
What is that engine?

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Re: A Small Heath Prototype?
« Reply #12 on: 01.12. 2015 10:22 »
To lower the tone....      ,the models are more impressive  *whistle* *lol*
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Re: A Small Heath Prototype?
« Reply #13 on: 01.12. 2015 10:35 »

 I reckon I'd be happy riding one of those In the country, at the beach-wherever-"double-knocker" or not...  *eek*...Did I see mention of motorcycle. ..?
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