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Offline tv175

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Tank
« on: 26.06. 2013 13:19 »
I wonder if someone recognizes if this is A65 tank, such as the seller says.
I've just seen a tank image. I wonder whether the A65 was a small round badge,
I'm thinking that it would eventually be the a10? the price would be ok, but I don't know about fitting?

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Re: Tank
« Reply #1 on: 26.06. 2013 17:24 »
That looks like an A7 / A10 fuel tank  . could be an Indian reproduction ?
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Re: Tank
« Reply #2 on: 26.06. 2013 17:52 »
I agree with Steve. By the way Steve I am off to the Post Office before the weekend, sorry for delay mate.

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Re: Tank
« Reply #3 on: 26.06. 2013 17:55 »
Hi. The A65 range had pear shaped tank badges if fitted, some had firbe glass tanks, so tank in not for A65, looks like A7/A10 as Stephen suggests
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Re: Tank
« Reply #4 on: 26.06. 2013 21:55 »
I think the 3" badge of that design was on the 57/58 GF's  ?
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Re: Tank
« Reply #5 on: 26.06. 2013 23:30 »
Hi All,
an easy way to identify the Indian tanks is that they are polished all over before chroming
unlike the originals which only had the sides polished !!

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Re: Tank
« Reply #6 on: 27.06. 2013 04:57 »
have a look underneath - A7/10 usually have fuel taps at the rear whereas A65 taps are 4 to 6 inches further foreward.

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Re: Tank
« Reply #7 on: 27.06. 2013 09:10 »
You can also see all the hammer marks on the Indian tanks as they are formed, (over a barrel of the aforementioned Cobra lager I think !) not pressed out which leaves a rippled surface, not smooth like the genuine ones.

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Re: Tank
« Reply #8 on: 27.06. 2013 18:55 »
Steel A65 tanks have a ridge up the middle, That looks Indian A10 to me.
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Re: Tank
« Reply #9 on: 27.06. 2013 22:01 »
I think it's definitely an A10 tank up to '58. If I'm informed correctly, from '59 onwards, the badge became pear-shaped.
For comparison, here's mine which just came back from the painters.
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Re: Tank
« Reply #10 on: 28.06. 2013 10:51 »
BSA made their own tanks so the same top section was used for more than one model
The top of the WD B40 & B34 Srambles are identical ( which is why you can not get B40 tanks any more )
At some point in time the entire range had a tank that looked the same as the one in your photo with the small 3" round badge.
Judging from the state of the plating it is obviously a repo
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