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Self introduction Barry Wilson
« on: 06.10. 2020 22:14 »
Hi Guys, thanks for accepting me. An exciting day today as I picked up a totally dismantled Golden Flash, 1954 (?) swinging arm.  Many big bits missing, tank, head, mudguards, seat etc.  No log book as yet !  the guy says he might find it.  I look forward to sorting the boxes and can see some bits duplicated.  I am a real oldie and used to race a BSA A75 Rob North. I built the first Rocket Goldstar with an end fed crank in 1984 ( in Classic Bike) SRM use my design today.

I hope to restore the bike and restore excess parts to swap or sell to get whats missing. 

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Re: Self introduction Barry Wilson
« Reply #1 on: 06.10. 2020 22:16 »
Hya!  *welcome*

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Re: Self introduction Barry Wilson
« Reply #2 on: 07.10. 2020 00:50 »
Welcome Mr Shifta

Sounds like you’ve had hours of fun with bsa and are about to again with your new acquisition!

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Re: Self introduction Barry Wilson
« Reply #3 on: 07.10. 2020 01:31 »
G'day MrShifta  *welcome*
I doubt the GF will be as exciting as the RN A75 but you'll do a lot more miles in comfort.
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Re: Self introduction Barry Wilson
« Reply #4 on: 07.10. 2020 01:37 »
welcome from Canada

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Re: Self introduction Barry Wilson
« Reply #5 on: 07.10. 2020 08:09 »
. I built the first Rocket Goldstar with an end fed crank in 1984 ( in Classic Bike) SRM use my design to
WOW. Legend status. Look forward to hearing how you get along with the project. Some really great guys here, if you need any info ask them. I'll be of no use!
 *welcome* *yeah* *wave* *beer* *beer*
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Re: Self introduction Barry Wilson
« Reply #6 on: 07.10. 2020 12:41 »
hey big jim we might get the conversion cheaper than srm *grins*  and welcome to this great forum Mr shifta *welcome*

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Re: Self introduction Barry Wilson
« Reply #7 on: 07.10. 2020 17:04 »
I built the first Rocket Goldstar with an end fed crank in 1984 ( in Classic Bike) SRM use my design today.
How does Steve Mcfarlane fit into that story?

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Re: Self introduction Barry Wilson
« Reply #8 on: 07.10. 2020 18:25 »
Or indeed the racing department at B.S.A. and Les Mason who started and owned Devimead which later became S.R.M?  *eek*

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Re: Self introduction Barry Wilson
« Reply #9 on: 07.10. 2020 19:39 »
Welcome, thanks for the intro, seems you have many good stories to tell.

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In case it needs some clear up, the waiting time from registering to confirmation is only there to allow moderators (when online, not 24\7) to check ip\email\whatever for signs of some spam\hack attempt. Letting such things in can rapidly create havoc, lots of headaches cleaning up.

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Forum doors open and always welcoming anyone & everyone with a legit email and ip address ...with hopefully some interest in the early A's ;O)

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Re: Self introduction Barry Wilson
« Reply #10 on: 07.10. 2020 19:48 »
Or indeed the racing department at B.S.A. and Les Mason who started and owned Devimead which later became S.R.M?  *eek*

Are we all going to learn something new here?

The initials SRM are Steve Mcfarlane's I think.

adm edit: added the 'e' in both posts :O)

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Re: Self introduction Barry Wilson
« Reply #11 on: 07.10. 2020 20:27 »
^^^Stephen Ronald McFarlane > https://startyourbsa.co.uk/about/

Topic, with posts by McF > https://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?topic=1468.0

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Re: Self introduction Barry Wilson
« Reply #12 on: 07.10. 2020 20:52 »
I am confused (nothing unusual there). What's the connection between an end-fed crank and an electric start conversion?
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Re: Self introduction Barry Wilson
« Reply #13 on: 07.10. 2020 21:58 »
I am confused (nothing unusual there). What's the connection between an end-fed crank and an electric start conversion?

Devimead was started by ex B.S.A. employee Les Mason who retired earl eighties.

Steve R. McFarlane (hence S.R.M.)bought Devimead and did engineering work including crank end feed conversions.

He got fed up, and sold it to the current owners with a clause he wouldn't go into competition with them for x amount of years.

After that time period, he set up again and amongst other things he perfected and sold the electric starts.
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Re: Self introduction Barry Wilson
« Reply #14 on: 07.10. 2020 23:58 »
Wow, I didn't expect that sort of response, thanks for making me feel welcome, I don't claim to be the first to convert an A10 to end fed crank, however I designed mine so thet it cannot be seen and does not alter the appearance of the engine. Previously odd ones were tried with piping ouside the engine.  I showed the RGS at Belle Vue Classic bike show in 1984 and Classic Bike asked for an article which appeared in the March issue with my bike on the cover.  I made it clear that I did not want to do another and was happy for SRM to use my design.

Back to my Golden Flash, I am dissapointed to find that the engine that came in the boxes is for the Plunger frame whereas mine is a swinging arm. I only have crankcases/crank/conrods/pistons and barrel so I will sort it out and start looking for S/A engine parts or even an complete engine ?  I also have a plunger gearbox which I will strip eventually.

Its early to buy/sell stuff yet and all this is probably in the wrong place on the forum,  See you all soon.  Barry