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Crankshaft rebuild - who do you recommend
« on: 10.05. 2011 22:57 »
Hi all,

Scotland calling. The big end and crank assembly on my 1952 A7 engine is goosed. Can anyone recommend someone (not SRM - I can't afford the prices) who could take the crank, rods and case and regrind with new shells plus fit timing side bearing and assemble? I have found JB Restorations so far but would welcome any other suggestions (and indicative costs if you have had this done).

Cheers in advance

Alan
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Re: Crankshaft rebuild - who do you recommend
« Reply #1 on: 11.05. 2011 08:31 »
Bound to be someone around you that does bike engines, I would ask a local bike club for reconsiderations.
Much easier to be able to go and see them if there's a problem and provided you take in the relevant BSA service sheet for regrinds they should be able to do all you need.

I get mine done locally and so far been good although a friend up the roads bike nipped up , looks like re-bored to tight, he's taken it back and they will check it and put right for free, would have been a bit of hassle had it to have been mailed.
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Re: Crankshaft rebuild - who do you recommend
« Reply #2 on: 11.05. 2011 10:52 »
and provided you take in the relevant BSA service sheet for regrinds they should be able to do all you need.

Thanks for that - worth considering. Do you/anyone have a pdf of the relevant regrind service sheets?

Alan
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Re: Crankshaft rebuild - who do you recommend
« Reply #4 on: 11.05. 2011 20:38 »
Try Rob Wardle details below. He did my bottom end and roller conversion at the same time. Goes like a train.

Rob Wardle - 0191 4696428. He is in Felling in South Tyneside.

Comes with may recommendation and is nearer to Scotland for you.

Cheers

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Re: Crankshaft rebuild - who do you recommend
« Reply #5 on: 11.05. 2011 20:45 »
T&L In Bedford, I wouldn't use anyone else, never had any probs. Ask for Derreck he's brit bike expert.

http://www.vintage-engine.net/

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Re: Crankshaft rebuild - who do you recommend
« Reply #6 on: 11.05. 2011 22:55 »
Another vote for Rob Wardle. He did a complete engine rebuild on my A7ss including the end feed conversion and needle roller bearings and The engine has been utterly dependable ever since. Highly recommended.
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Re: Crankshaft rebuild - who do you recommend
« Reply #7 on: 12.05. 2011 16:37 »
If you're near Dundee, I would recomend Engine Resources: 3 Lower Pleasance, Dundee
DD1, 5QU

Telephone: (01382) 223686
Fax: (01382) 229933

www.engineresource.co.uk/

The owner's got a Road Rocket and knows his stuff and is very helpful with advice etc. He did the crank and other jobs on my bike and I have had no problems.
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Re: Crankshaft rebuild - who do you recommend
« Reply #8 on: 12.05. 2011 18:59 »
If you're near Dundee, I would recomend Engine Resources: 3 Lower Pleasance, Dundee
DD1, 5QU

Telephone: (01382) 223686
Fax: (01382) 229933

www.engineresource.co.uk/

The owner's got a Road Rocket and knows his stuff and is very helpful with advice etc. He did the crank and other jobs on my bike and I have had no problems.

Ha! I live just outside Dundee - never thought of Engine Resource and didn't know about the Road Rocket. Enquiry away - cheers

Alan
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Re: Crankshaft rebuild - who do you recommend
« Reply #9 on: 12.05. 2011 20:13 »
Small world - I'm half way between Dundee and Perth. Our club - the Scottish Classic Motorcycle Club meet the second wednesday of the month (7:30ish) at the Baiglie Inn, just at the bottom of Glen Farg. Maybe see you there some evening.
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Re: Crankshaft rebuild - who do you recommend
« Reply #10 on: 12.05. 2011 20:17 »
Oh! and good luck with the rebuild. Plenty of wisdom available on this forum ;-)
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Re: Crankshaft rebuild - who do you recommend
« Reply #11 on: 12.05. 2011 21:27 »
Small world - I'm half way between Dundee and Perth. Our club - the Scottish Classic Motorcycle Club meet the second wednesday of the month (7:30ish) at the Baiglie Inn, just at the bottom of Glen Farg. Maybe see you there some evening.
John

Hi John - I contacted the club a few months ago but couldn't find out when the meetings were - but you've just solved the problem. I'll see you there if there's a meeting in June...but on my Ducati MHR I think - unless there is some miracle and the A7 gets ready for the road in time.
Alan
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Re: Crankshaft rebuild - who do you recommend
« Reply #12 on: 12.06. 2011 22:15 »
 *smiley4*T & L Engineering get my vote. I have just had my '53 A7 Star Twin bottom end given the T & L treatment. Absolutely top notch. A beautiful job, bottom end came back looking like new. Very reasonable prices and unlike others I have dealt with previously they don't drag their heels. They get the job done in good time. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them to anyone looking for for this type of work to be carried out. *smiley4*

Simon
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