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1953 A10 plunger
« on: 12.04. 2011 19:20 »
Hello to all on the forum! I have just joined and I hope some of the members can help me me some information and advice .
I have just bought a 1953 A10 plunger in need of restoration and I want to make it original as possible.
So any information would be most welcome . What colour petrol tank and what kind of levers should be on the bike?
Are there any pictures of original bikes I can look at? Where is the best place to find parts?
kind regards
Richard
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Re: 1953 A10 plunger
« Reply #1 on: 12.04. 2011 20:05 »
Hi Richard and welcome to the forum.

You should be able to find the answers you require on the forum. I think the bike should be either black or polychromatic silver beige. If you search on paint colour you will find a lengthly discussion. Also on the handle bar levers which I think from memory had ball ends as period optional extras, again if you search on hear you will find the answers. Also there are some good pictures of the plunger gold flash. The 2009 best picture winning picture is a good reference which is what I used. You will also find recommendations of suppliers and people's experiences with them.

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Re: 1953 A10 plunger
« Reply #2 on: 12.04. 2011 20:33 »
One more Richard on the forum, Welcome. As Stu55Flash writes, spend some time searching the forum, most questions dealt with several times. And you are situated in Birmingham, that's great !



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Re: 1953 A10 plunger
« Reply #3 on: 12.04. 2011 21:37 »
Thanks for your  replies Im just trying to understand the way the  forum is set out  its a bit different to the forum I use for my bsa wm20 .
But every thing looks good and people seem really friendly on here too.
Richard
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Re: 1953 A10 plunger
« Reply #4 on: 13.04. 2011 07:10 »
Thanks  I will post some pictures as soon as possible I have just bought my A10 off ebay and havent even had it delivered yet.
 The petrol Tank is missing and the engine is in bits. 
Richard
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Re: 1953 A10 plunger
« Reply #5 on: 13.04. 2011 08:24 »
Hi Richard, I had tha bike in my Ebay watched list. Very nice bike (mine is as you see in my avitar) Have fun sourcing parts, and the rebuild.

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Re: 1953 A10 plunger
« Reply #6 on: 14.04. 2011 12:50 »
Welcome :) Looking forward to seeing some pics, Will try help out if I can along the way

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Re: 1953 A10 plunger
« Reply #7 on: 14.04. 2011 16:27 »
Thanks Newbie Im hoping to take delivery tomorrow so i will try and get some pics done later that day.
I have searched the site but still learning how to get the things up  im looking for .
Are there any pics of original unrestored  bsa  A10 plungers  or any period photographs of these bikes when they were first made.
Be nice to see some original brochures .or 1950s adverts  are there any out there?
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Re: 1953 A10 plunger
« Reply #8 on: 14.04. 2011 20:30 »
Good.  Another '53 on the board.  I got inspired recently to put mine back into action after a near 1-year hiatus.  This only helps.  Cheers!
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Re: 1953 A10 plunger
« Reply #9 on: 14.04. 2011 22:08 »
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Be nice to see some original brochures .or 1950s adverts  are there any out there?
Some on the Advertisements page  > http://www.a7a10.net/BSA/BSAGoldenFlash.htm (the 'mother' site of the forum).

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Re: 1953 A10 plunger
« Reply #10 on: 14.04. 2011 22:12 »
Oh, and the Brooklands books series on Bsa twins is a good 'un with several excellent period article reprints.
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Re: 1953 A10 plunger
« Reply #11 on: 14.04. 2011 22:48 »
thanks guys thats very kind of you  loved the adverts  will check out the book
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Re: 1953 A10 plunger
« Reply #12 on: 15.04. 2011 00:07 »
Richard,
                 Here are some pictures of a restored '53 taken in my front yard several years ago.

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Re: 1953 A10 plunger
« Reply #13 on: 15.04. 2011 07:37 »
Thanks Trev the bike looks really  nice and the  pictures will come in handy .What year was the headlamp Nacelle first used ?
are there any A10  parts lists for the different years I can look at ?.
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Re: 1953 A10 plunger
« Reply #14 on: 15.04. 2011 15:56 »
I recommend you get the BSA manuals CD, it has everything on it that you can think of needing.  It has parts lists and all the applicable service sheets (no factory manuals for those years).  Also, if you have any specific questions, as you've seen, there are a number of people who have nice examples of these machines.

Oh, and, according to the parts manuals, the "Alien Head" cowl came out with the '53 model year.
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