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Offline davbr

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A7 recently acquired
« on: 09.11. 2020 17:51 »
Hi I recently acquired an A7, 1962 with earlier engine, the picture will show its present state, needs a bit of work!
I have been without a BSA for a few years and glad to now have the space and time to get one even if it needs a bit of work to get back on the road.
Needless to say I will be needing some advice as I go, thanks.

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Re: A7 recently acquired
« Reply #1 on: 09.11. 2020 18:02 »
You got the starting point, the forum got the help  *smile*
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Re: A7 recently acquired
« Reply #2 on: 09.11. 2020 20:19 »
G'day davbr.
Looks like a good starting point. Are you thinking of a full resto or just a tidy up and ride?
Those pipes look custom made, you'll have a nice & warm left ankle  *smile*
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Re: A7 recently acquired
« Reply #3 on: 09.11. 2020 21:18 »
Davbr,

Congrats on the acquisition. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress. Speaking of "see your progress," If you have the know-how and camera for it, consider increasing the resolution of your photos. There are a bunch possible and depends on your camera. File size limit is 2MB. As you go up in resolution, clicking on your images provides a better enlargement for us to appreciate.

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Re: A7 recently acquired
« Reply #4 on: 10.11. 2020 01:22 »
Welcome

Nice A7 !

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Re: A7 recently acquired
« Reply #5 on: 18.11. 2020 17:58 »
Thanks, trying a photo with better resolution as suggested. Noted about the pipes and yes a bit too close to my ankle for comfort! Will be changing them.
Out of interest will a10 headers fit an A7? I have seen adverts suggesting they will but wanted to check first before Laying out any cash

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Re: A7 recently acquired
« Reply #6 on: 18.11. 2020 18:05 »
Also the observant among will note it has what I think is an a65 tank complete with upside down knee rubbers! I am planning on changing the tank as it does not sit right. how critical is the welded bracket on the frame? this bit?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BSA-Gold-Star-Frame-Fuel-Tank-Support-Bracket-B31-B33-A10-Swingarm/402561144992
As mine is broken off

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Re: A7 recently acquired
« Reply #7 on: 18.11. 2020 18:27 »
Also the observant among will note it has what I think is an a65 tank complete with upside down knee rubbers! I am planning on changing the tank as it does not sit right. how critical is the welded bracket on the frame? this bit?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BSA-Gold-Star-Frame-Fuel-Tank-Support-Bracket-B31-B33-A10-Swingarm/402561144992
As mine is broken off
The bracket keeps the tank straight. The holes in the bracket are for a push in rubber button on both sides to hold the tank straight. If they’re not there the tank will be very wobbly.
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Re: A7 recently acquired
« Reply #8 on: 18.11. 2020 19:06 »
Ok that’s helpful thanks, another job for the list