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Offline frankenstein

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golden flash identification
« on: 29.07. 2008 10:11 »
hi i have a 1960 bsa a10 650 thats painted in road rocket red colours.....i suspect it is a gold flash..i was just wondering if  any body can confirm that this is a flash for me..engine number da1010142
       frame number ga711666


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Re: golden flash identification
« Reply #1 on: 29.07. 2008 10:19 »
Hi Frank! Nice to see you on board...

Without looking at the numbers data which I dont have to hand. You can get a starting idea from the bikes cylinderhead. If its an Iron one then Gold Flash but Alloy then you can start thinking its a Road Rocket or Super Rocket. Are there any 'RR' marks stamped after the engine numbers anywhere?
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1961 BSA A10  650cc Golden Flash-Blue
1961 BSA A10  650cc Golden Flash-Red

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Re: golden flash identification
« Reply #2 on: 29.07. 2008 15:23 »
Hi LJ & Frank
That engine number is good for a 1960 Golden Flash.
But the bottom ends were the same on the Sports and cooking models, even down to the camshaft in the later ones. Now my Blue Flash has the '357 cam and alloy head, so is it really a Road/Super Rocket or still a Flash?
Is such Status fixed at birth or pragmatically based on performance? Or indeed paint scheme.
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Mike

P.S. are you coming to Hants BSAOC camp this weekend Laurence or anyone else?
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Re: golden flash identification
« Reply #3 on: 29.07. 2008 16:09 »
Hi Mike...

Not sure if I'll be able to make the Hampshire Camp this weekend, Indeed the last two years camps have been really well worth attending with good run outs. Fully recommended to anyone else contemplating on going.

May or may not see you. cheers Mike.
Ride Safely Lads! LJ.
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1947 BSA M21 600cc Girder/Rigid-Green
1949 BSA A7   500cc Girder/Plunger Star Twin-(SOLD)
1953 BSA B33  500cc Teles/Plunger-Maroon
1961 BSA A10  650cc Golden Flash-Blue
1961 BSA A10  650cc Golden Flash-Red

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Re: golden flash identification
« Reply #4 on: 29.07. 2008 20:14 »
According to BSA lists, engine is from a 1960 Golden Flash; frame is 1961.
David
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Re: golden flash identification
« Reply #5 on: 06.08. 2008 20:24 »
Perhaps it is a cobbled together nail made from old honda C90 Parts and a generous helping of Raleigh Chopper  Bits. Painted red

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Re: golden flash identification
« Reply #6 on: 10.08. 2008 17:11 »
yes i made it from old egg boxes and yogurt cartons.....hope this helps

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Re: golden flash identification
« Reply #7 on: 28.08. 2008 16:50 »
According to my list downloaded from somewhere, Ga7 frames are 1960 and 61

DA10 xxxxx would be Flash.
Da10 R xxxxx would be Super Rocket

High compression engines had HHC stamped below the engine numbers.

Thats "high compression", as in something like 7.5 / 1 which I think the flash had 58 on.
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