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Offline pato08

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Chain Guard Mystery
« on: 28.11. 2010 11:49 »
To All the experts out there, will this fit my 1957 Plunger, EBAY 370453411886. I did want an original. But unable to find one ?  
Anyone in UK make repo items ? Anyone know where I might get an original?
Anyone going to Kempton Auto Jumble ?

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Re: Chain Guard Mystery
« Reply #1 on: 28.11. 2010 12:34 »
G'day Pato,
                  looks very similar to my '51 plunger one but mine has a bit at the bottom of the skirt that comes back across to a clamp on the bottom frame rail.
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Re: Chain Guard Mystery
« Reply #2 on: 28.11. 2010 17:43 »
I got one for my rigid A7 from a chap called Alan Swainson of Frinton, Essex who specialises in tinware and I think attends Kempton. I seem to remember he had plunger ones on his stand when I saw him at Founders Day. He can be contacted on 01255 678503.
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Re: Chain Guard Mystery
« Reply #3 on: 28.11. 2010 20:40 »
The pic in this link shows 2 guards. The top one is from the solo A10 Plunger and the bottom one from the sidecar.

http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php/topic,2793.0.html

I still have the bottom one spare if its any use PM me. Bantam John has new pattern ones.

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Re: Chain Guard Mystery
« Reply #4 on: 29.11. 2010 03:07 »
Mine is like the bottom one less the pump brackets.
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Re: Chain Guard Mystery
« Reply #5 on: 30.11. 2010 23:20 »
Like Muskrat's - mine is the same as the lower pic and fits my A10 Plunger frame fine - never seen one like the top one at any of the shows I've attended or pics of plunger I've collected for reference - there's a guy who is always at Stafford who sells repro's but these are constructed slightly differently to the original and thinner guage metal.

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Re: Chain Guard Mystery
« Reply #6 on: 01.12. 2010 12:29 »
Thank to everyone for their advise. I'll see how I go at Kempton on Saturday and let you know

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Re: Chain Guard Mystery
« Reply #7 on: 01.12. 2010 21:36 »
Have a look at the following reference links.

http://sump-publishing.co.uk/bsa%20golden%20flash.htm

http://www.bsagoldenflash.com/

These have a wider chain guard enclosure at the top. Pic of mine below as fitted:

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Re: Chain Guard Mystery
« Reply #8 on: 12.12. 2010 12:01 »
Thanks to everyone, I went to Kempton Park. It was too cold (snow) for most sellers ?? Very limited in the "items to look at", I'll try the contacts supplied by you guys
And Stu that A10 of yours WOW. Keep posting inspirational pic's like that. I can't wait to start my project.

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