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A10 SPEEDOMETER
« on: 16.12. 2009 22:12 »
Hi all. I am wondering if anyone can help me. I would like to know what serial # or model # or anything # when looking for an original smiths speedometer for a 1951 A10 Plunger. Im looking at a few on ebay and not sure which way to go. Regards Ian

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Re: A10 SPEEDOMETER
« Reply #1 on: 16.12. 2009 23:45 »
Hi Ian, the bike looks good, well done.

I am pretty sure the speedo you want is a  S546/3/L  this will be printed on the dial. It might be worth checking with a instrument repair specialist as there may well be others that are the same ratio etc and can be used.

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Re: A10 SPEEDOMETER
« Reply #2 on: 17.12. 2009 06:09 »
Thanks brian, will do. Ian

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Re: A10 SPEEDOMETER
« Reply #3 on: 17.12. 2009 06:29 »
Brian, Im looking at one on uk ebay at the moment. Its number is S608/11. I wonder if that will do? any ideas? ian

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Re: A10 SPEEDOMETER
« Reply #4 on: 17.12. 2009 12:22 »
Ian,
 Any chronometric instrument can calibrated to suit any machine .All the different dial faces are readily available new,quite cheaply (maybe £15.00 ish) from the specialist restorers. Last time I visited Dave Woods he had seemingly hundreds of different dials on nails on the wall of his workshop and he knows what they all fit.
 So dont waste time searching for a correct serial number on an old one from ebay or an autojumble.
 A speedo can become a rev counter. A "D" shaped bantam speedo can be built up to be a 5" Vincent rev counter (this will be rather more expensive though) if thats what you require.
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Re: A10 SPEEDOMETER
« Reply #5 on: 17.12. 2009 19:44 »
Ian,
         You will need a speedo with a ratio of 1450 revs per mile, if you have standard gearing.
You will also need a very fat wallet!
Trev.

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Re: A10 SPEEDOMETER
« Reply #6 on: 17.12. 2009 20:03 »
thanks guys, in my research I came across this list which might help someone. Cheers Ian

Model Information
Smiths Chronometeric 

Model   Speedometer   Tachometer   Speedometer Gear Box   Tachometer Gear Box
            
BSA            
D1              -1958   S.630/L         
D1 Bantam 123cc   SC 1102/07      BG5331/247   
D3 150cc   S.630/L         
D5 175cc   SC 1102/L         
C10 250cc   S.630/L         
C11   S.433/1/L         
C12   S.433/1         
C15 Starfire Roadster 250cc   SC 5301/03      BG5331/247   
C15 Sunbeam 250cc   ↑      BG5330/847   
C15 Trials   SC 1102/14      ↑   
C15 Scrambler   SC 5301/03      ↑   
B31 -1957   S.608/9/L         
B31 1958-   SC 3305/04         
B32 Triail & Scrambler  -1957   S.525/3/L         
B32 Comp   S.608/11/L         
B33            -1957   ↑         
B33            1958-   SC 3305/04         
B32/34 Goldstar    1954-1956   S.546/3/L   RC.83      
B32/34 Goldstar    1957   S.608/11/L   ↑      
B32/34 Goldstar    1958-   SC 5301/23   RC 1302/00      BG 5331/247
B32/34 Goldstar Scrambler    SC 5301/07   ↑      
B32/34 Clubmans   SC 5301/23   ↑      BG 1508/04
M20           -1954   S.608/9/L         
M20            1955-   S.608/11/L         
M21           -1957   S.608/3/L         
M21            1958-   S.433/3/N         
M33    S.608/3/L         
A50   SC 5313/00         
A50 Star   SC 3313/00         
A65   SC 3313/02         
A7             -1957   S.608/19/L         
A7             1958-   SC 3305/04         
A10            -1957   S.608/11/L         
A10 Super Rocket   1958-1962   SC 5301/22   RC 1303/03      
A10 Super Rocket   1963-   SC 5301/06   RC 1303/00      
A10 Golden Flash   SC 3305/04         
A10 Spitfire Scrambler   SC 5301/24         
A10 Rocket Goldstar U.S.A.   SC 5301/23   RC 1303/03      
A10 Rocket Goldstar   SC 5031/03   RC 1303/00