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 I have read quite a few of the topics on the forum particularly on the A7 engine and the wealth of knowledge you guys have is amazing so .....

er so where do i start

Not sure of my way round posting a topic yet so i am not sure if the picture will load anyhow i have a basket case  *eek* A lovely 1948 A7 long stroker (YA7 3532) from initial look see the engine seem o k but i expect that will change as i get into it, however the gearbox is very rattly so that will be a challenge.

The frame has been changed (or the engine has) at some point to a plunger frame (ZA7S6009) The frame and tin work are in fair order with the exception of the rear mudguard which i believe is beyond repair. So i am looking forward to getting started  *conf*
I have no doubt i will be back to ask you guys for some expert help. Evidently the picture file is to large so i have taken in out. 
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Welcome aboard, thanks for the intro post (and the nice title :O)

See http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?board=15.0 for info about picture posting and more.

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welcome Lordbob - should I bow or tug my forelock, that'll be a bow then
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Bob,

Welcome to the forum. Glad you decided to join us. I suspect some previous owner, before "vintage" set in, wanted a gentler ride than he was getting from a rigid frame. Looking forward to seeing photos along the way. If you don't want to edit, crop or resize your photos you can just set you camera for 640x480 resolution. Also, it's going to be interesting for us (and challenging for you) to see how longstoke parts come along.

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welcome Lordbob - should I bow or tug my forelock, that'll be a bow then

We may need the cap screwing course. You know, when the farm boy meets his lordship he takes his cap off and screws it.

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Thanks all for the welcome messages

BSA Bill........ haha *smile* nice one, but i promise you it will be me that does all the bowing and scraping

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Graybeard...........Brilliant,  look I'm not as clever as you lot when it comes to choosing a handle but me thinks I've might have chosen the wrong one ere. but anything for a laugh *smile*
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 Richard L

Thanks for the welcoming note and the advise on posting a picture



Yes your probably right on the frame the rigid must have been a bit of a bone shaker.

Yes I can see many hours of searching in front of me but thats all part of the challenge
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We may need the cap screwing course. You know, when the farm boy meets his lordship he takes his cap off and screws it.

 *smile* *smile* *smile* made me look up my "The Fast Show" DVD's again. Boy was that funny...

Yes I can see many hours of searching in front of me but thats all part of the challenge

Now THAT'S what I'd call a basket case...!
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Brilliant,  look I'm not as clever as you lot when it comes to choosing a handle but me thinks I've might have chosen the wrong one ere. but anything for a laugh *smile*
...yeah, LordyB.- we'll sort that out *smile*
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Welcome Lordship!  Just the way I received my 61 A-10.  It was actually a blast figuring out where everything went!  MANY smart folks here to help.....
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It was actually a blast figuring out where everything went! 
..... At least you had/have bits; I started with a frame (and some bits attached) *conf*...some start with less *eek*
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 Thanks Joe for the encouraging words  *eek* i definitely need them and all the help i can get...... now where's that to do list......

Cheers
Bob
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