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Front Wheel Hub & Brake
« on: 22.10. 2010 19:24 »
Hiya,can anyone identify the hub & brake pictured.(I hope)
Dimensions are . Drum Dia 8"
                      Spokes.20 either side.
                       Brake Shoes 1 5/16" wide.
Number cast in Alum Shoe 67-5558.
Overall width of hub 4 1/2"
    "     Dia of alum brake plate 8 5/8".
    "       "   "  brake drum 3 1/8" one side  9 3/4" other side.
i have had this years,but am unsure if it is BSA.  thanks in advance RAY
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Re: Front Wheel Hub & Brake
« Reply #1 on: 22.10. 2010 19:35 »
Hi Ray,
I am pretty sure it is BSA as I have the much the same on my 1954 A7 SS.
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Re: Front Wheel Hub & Brake
« Reply #2 on: 22.10. 2010 20:02 »
Yep, 8inch half-width cast iron hub, also used for the Goldies. Great brake, works really well.
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Re: Front Wheel Hub & Brake
« Reply #3 on: 22.10. 2010 20:52 »
Hi All,
Agree its the 8in. BSA either from the early flash but also used on the M21's
This is a steel hub NOT CAST!
The Goldie type is cast and has 3 cooling fins on the outer of the brake drum
The Goldie one usually has the round frostplug inserts, more often than not missing
The early A65 is almost identical to the Goldie  only that the brake shoes a little wider and therefore the drum a bit deeper!  1and1/4 in. and 1and 3/8in. from memory
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Re: Front Wheel Hub & Brake
« Reply #4 on: 22.10. 2010 21:15 »
John,
you are absolutely right of course, it is pressed steel, not cast iron.
I wasn't aware of the differences to the Goldie brake, learnt something again, thanks. The backplate is identical though? Or are there differences as well?
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Re: Front Wheel Hub & Brake
« Reply #5 on: 22.10. 2010 21:44 »
Hi MG,
The brake plates are the same to the best of my knowledge, just the A65 shoes being wider
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Re: Front Wheel Hub & Brake
« Reply #6 on: 22.10. 2010 21:53 »
Thanks John, I've had a look at some pictures, now I know what you meant with "frostplug inserts". Good to know.
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Re: Front Wheel Hub & Brake
« Reply #7 on: 22.10. 2010 22:50 »
This looks just like the front brake hub on my 1955 A10 plunger:

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Re: Front Wheel Hub & Brake
« Reply #8 on: 23.10. 2010 10:20 »
Same as fitted to my 1954 B33...  These steel 8" hubs are good, as far as I can see only fitted to non-sporting models like the B33 & A7 / A10 for a couple of years, ie 1954 & 1955.
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Re: Front Wheel Hub & Brake
« Reply #9 on: 23.10. 2010 10:35 »
My 1970 BSA Victor Special (B44VS) Had the Goldie front drum , ribbed & with plugged holes.
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Re: Front Wheel Hub & Brake
« Reply #10 on: 23.10. 2010 21:02 »
Hi All,
Heres a pic of the Cast hub in amongst some more stuff,
I saved the pic from an ebay ad!!
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Re: Front Wheel Hub & Brake
« Reply #11 on: 23.10. 2010 22:08 »
Adrian,
           The Road Rocket also used this hub in '54 & '55.
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Re: Front Wheel Hub & Brake
« Reply #12 on: 24.10. 2010 19:18 »
Thank you all for you replies,it does seem to be BSA as i was only half certain.Very much appreciated.
Regards Ray
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Re: Front Wheel Hub & Brake
« Reply #13 on: 25.10. 2010 17:59 »
Look what a cast one in nice condition can fetch :-

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330484816648&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

 *eek*

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Re: Front Wheel Hub & Brake
« Reply #14 on: 25.10. 2010 20:35 »
Hiya Adrian,thanks for that,they can have this one at half that price,and i will be happy.
Cheers Ray
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