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engine and frame
« on: 20.11. 2014 11:49 »
Hi there! My partner and I have just got a BSA a7 to be rebuilt and I'm trying to find the years of the frame/engine, I have the frame and engine numbers. I just wondered if anybody could help me or have some idea of the years? I've searched the bsa.oc frame/engine dates but can't seem to match any with mine??? *conf* help please tia :) engine number(A7s2101) frame number(Za7s28717) thanks gemma.

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Re: engine and frame
« Reply #1 on: 20.11. 2014 12:09 »
Wow; a female of the opposite sex on this forum!!! *smile*. Welcome  *wave*

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Re: engine and frame
« Reply #2 on: 20.11. 2014 12:18 »
Hi. The frame is 1952, plunger suspension type, but BSA started numbering the frames from autumn of the previous year. Yours is fairly early in the sequence so may have left the factory very late 1951 or early '52. The engine number you have provided is incomplete. There would normally be two letters preceding the numbers, AA7S 2101 would be 1952 and likely to be the engine which was fitted to your frame when the bike left the factory.

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Re: engine and frame
« Reply #3 on: 20.11. 2014 19:05 »
welcome, and here is a link to some useful frame number info....... http://www.bsaownersclub.co.uk/Engine_Frame_Listing.html
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Re: engine and frame
« Reply #4 on: 20.11. 2014 19:22 »

 Hi Gemma- welcome along.....Mine has a date stamped under the generator/dynamo RHS, and also inside the primary chaincase near the adjuster, but dunno if it's the date assembled or left factory... *????*
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Re: engine and frame
« Reply #5 on: 20.11. 2014 19:54 »
G'day Gemma  *welcome*.
It would be a Star Twin with the s in the engine number and would have the 356 cam and manual advance timing.
We are all here to help, and there's no such thing as a silly question. Make good use of the search button.
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Re: engine and frame
« Reply #6 on: 20.11. 2014 21:01 »
Would like to thank everybody for your help!!! Answers really helpful.  *smile* *smile*