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Offline Stuie

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New face, new project.
« on: 14.11. 2020 10:34 »
Hello all,
Just a quick hello, after a good number of years and beer fuelled negotiations, I finally managed to get my hands on a 1947 a7 rigid with its original registration and matching numbers.

 It looks on the face of it very good it just needs completing. There's Alot of bits and bobs missing so I have a long road ahead completing the puzzle. I've already been delving through the forum for help and will no doubt be needing plenty more in the future so thanks in advance.

Attached a couple of pictures below. Wish me luck!

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Re: New face, new project.
« Reply #1 on: 14.11. 2020 10:39 »
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Re: New face, new project.
« Reply #2 on: 14.11. 2020 11:16 »
Welcome, the bike looks mint as is!
 *welcome* *good3*
Interesting drain ff of the oil tank?
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Re: New face, new project.
« Reply #3 on: 14.11. 2020 11:50 »
Looks great. Something about the simplicity of rigid models that I find so appealing.
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Re: New face, new project.
« Reply #4 on: 14.11. 2020 12:20 »
I love that bike!
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Re: New face, new project.
« Reply #5 on: 14.11. 2020 14:01 »
Stuie,

Welcome to the forum.  *welcome* Yeah, that is an awesome bike. I've never seen a rigid version in person. I think it adds a level of cool. Also, it helps that it's 1947, a year when some of the best BSA enthusiasts were also made.  *whistle*

BTW, you can add up to six photos to one post. Just use the "More Attachments" link under the first attachment box.

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Re: New face, new project.
« Reply #6 on: 14.11. 2020 14:08 »
I also meant to ask a couple of other things. Do you know when the bike last ran? Then, about where are you located? (Don't need the exact address, but your mother's maiden name and your bank account number would be helpful. ;) *smile*  )

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Re: New face, new project.
« Reply #7 on: 14.11. 2020 14:29 »
Original looks, vintage, patina. Very nice. Welcome to the forum!

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Re: New face, new project.
« Reply #8 on: 14.11. 2020 14:51 »
Good luck with it!

I had one, and quite literally gave it away to somebody!......40 odd years ago, but I still cringe when I think about it.
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Re: New face, new project.
« Reply #9 on: 14.11. 2020 15:50 »
Welcome Stuie

Great looking bike  *wink2*

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Re: New face, new project.
« Reply #10 on: 14.11. 2020 16:17 »
Hi Stuie.  Apart from the rigid frame another thing of note is the so called Longstroke engine, the gran'daddy of them all. Rare these days, but perhaps a bigger bundle of trouble ahead. It seems unusual to have a well presented frame, tank etc, but a motor that looks untouched.
   Biggest problem is Camshaft wear, the later design runs the cam in an oil trough, absent here. Good news is that Hepolite/Wassell market new Cams  made from precious metal, judging from the price. I'd be inclined to strip off the timing cover, remove the oil pump and free it off, rather than just jumping on the kicker.  Your engine is the earlier version, two bolts (not 3) at the base of the timing cover.

 By reputation when well set up they are a nice ride, more for sedate cruising than thrashing. Rear sprocket should be no more than 46 teeth, any larger suggests an ex sidecar bike. Service Sheet 210 shows how the rear brake lever is set up on a Rigid Frame..

 Welcome to the Forum, it will be interesting to follow what you find.

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Re: New face, new project.
« Reply #11 on: 14.11. 2020 16:49 »
 *welcome* stuie  enjoy your bike, hey big jim what about this for a bit of central heating plumbing *whistle*

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Re: New face, new project.
« Reply #12 on: 14.11. 2020 17:25 »
As Swarfy says, camshaft wear is one to look out for. That was the problem with the one I gave away.

I couldn't find a new one back in 1978, but oddly enough you can get one now!
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Re: New face, new project.
« Reply #13 on: 14.11. 2020 19:28 »
Has it got a head for twin carbs or were they all bolted on manifolds in 47?
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Re: New face, new project.
« Reply #14 on: 14.11. 2020 19:38 »
Hey Berger , its good to see the use of incorrect parts to get the bike rideable rather than garaged! Zoom in on the oil tank on the middle photo on Stuie's bike. Looks to be a pipe off the oil tank going nowhere to me. I have no idea where it's going, hoping someone can tell me what i'm missin? (apart from the obvious)!
 *conf2* *doubt* *beer*
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