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Offline flashblack

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I`ve bought a bsa for £5
« on: 19.06. 2010 14:14 »
As i can`t afford to buy a rigid single at the moment, i`ve just spent a fiver on a little project to keep me amused. I can`t decide what to run off it yet, and i haven`t a clue, as yet, what it`s off, so i`ll need to do some research and hopefully find some service notes or any other info on it. My initial thoughts are to mount it on a base as a stationary engine. Should be fun!







ps i love the little amal carb!
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Re: I`ve bought a bsa for £5
« Reply #1 on: 19.06. 2010 14:29 »
ive come across these before but not for years, great engines, I would mount it on a board for now and run it as a stationary engine

ive seen these fitted to cement mixers, water pumps ,pedestrian rollers etc, yours is in great nick
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Re: I`ve bought a bsa for £5
« Reply #2 on: 19.06. 2010 17:58 »
Nice! I'm actually quite envious, would love to have something like that kicking around in the shed, dunno what I'd do with it though... I used to dream of owning one of these when I was a lad, to put one in a home made go cart, big ideas never materialised though. Have fun with it!
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Re: I`ve bought a bsa for £5
« Reply #3 on: 19.06. 2010 19:17 »
I`m well happy with it, i`ve just spent all afternoon cleaning the carb (which had a sticking slide), it`s turns over nicely with good (as far as i can tell) compression, and it has a spark! I need a bit of fuel pipe, some fuel, and hopefully it should run  *smiley4*

ps    it even uses straight 40 oil, like my other bsa!
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Re: I`ve bought a bsa for £5
« Reply #4 on: 19.06. 2010 21:11 »
How about a nice set of starting rollers. A BSA starting a BSA. Great pick up.
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Re: I`ve bought a bsa for £5
« Reply #5 on: 19.06. 2010 21:40 »
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How about a nice set of starting rollers. A BSA starting a BSA. Great pick up.
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Now you`ve got me thinking  *smiley4*
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Re: I`ve bought a bsa for £5
« Reply #6 on: 20.06. 2010 14:13 »
Looks perfect for a doodle-bug sccoter.
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Re: I`ve bought a bsa for £5
« Reply #7 on: 21.06. 2010 17:19 »
Just in case anyone`s still interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-En8oPUeps
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Re: I`ve bought a bsa for £5
« Reply #8 on: 21.06. 2010 17:29 »
it was well worth the fiver flashback , i was after one on ebay a while ago but it cost to much to post to me , i wonder if you connected an alternator from a jeep or a small lorry would it drive it . handy little generator if it did.

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Re: I`ve bought a bsa for £5
« Reply #9 on: 21.06. 2010 17:50 »
nice bit of kit, runs well
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Re: I`ve bought a bsa for £5
« Reply #10 on: 23.06. 2010 10:27 »
That would run an alternator no problem, those little BSA's turned out about 3HP
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