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Re: BSA B 50 T restoration

Post by Barry Creary » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:07 pm

Hi Doug
The exhorts was made by Edv out of stainless so is that the same as chrome :?:

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Re: BSA B 50 T restoration

Post by skippy » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:36 am

No, that explains it. Last year at the ABR a bloke from Sydney was complaining about his chromed exhaust, it was more colored than that.
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Re: BSA B 50 T restoration

Post by roadplough » Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:52 am

Great to see it mobile at last Barry :ban

(that banana is for the profile of your seat ;-)
looks a bit high at the back)

You can now join the long list of bikes finished before 778
skippy wrote:they tell me the blueing on the exhaust is related to the chroming process used.
would that be the indo-china process?

Blue zorst = go fast!

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Re: BSA B 50 T restoration

Post by Barry Creary » Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:12 am

Thanks Roadi I veryone will finish there bikes befor the Beast or die of old age <982

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Re: BSA B 50 T restoration

Post by minetymenace » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:19 pm

One "Honey Do" to go, then it is all attention on 778 , so look busy!
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Re: BSA B 50 T restoration

Post by beat » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:11 pm

minetymenace wrote: then it is all attention on 778
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Re: BSA B 50 T restoration

Post by Barry Creary » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:14 am

Hi Gents
You were right beat it was restarted, I went for a longer ride yesterday and it went good, stalled in trafic once :roll: but started second kick :smile: I check the timing with a strobe today and had to advance it and it sounds much more stable at idle :thumb before it would increase revs then decrease at idle and it was imposable to get a good idle :oops: it now ticks over steady, thanks beat. Tomorrow I'll take it for a longer ride on a freeway and see how it goes for speed <924

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Re: BSA B 50 T restoration

Post by beat » Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:40 pm

Hi Barry,

yes, the ign. timing on a B50.....
interesting is as it runs evan with let say 5° to early ore 5° to late!
and lots of timingmarks are not corresponding to what they should....

so I have learned to : set it somewhere around 30 ore 34.
starting the engine and watching the symptomes it gives.
then shifting the pointsplate in to the direction by 2mm where it needs to go ( fore ore backwards)
watching the results agayn, like : kickback, - pinging when ascelerating under load , - = to early
ore : engine starting with Oil in sump, - fast heating up engine ore very hot exhaust, - = to late.
when all this ( and others ) signs are gone, this is the point when timing is spot on.
I realy do not care what nombres of degrees it is, this is just a waste of time I say.

so, have fun with your beautefull bike and let us know how it gos <216
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Re: BSA B 50 T restoration

Post by steve m » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:16 pm

beat wrote:I realy do not care what nombres of degrees it is, this is just a waste of time I say.
exactly :!: advance it till it knocks and then back it off 2 deg. - that does the job - for me anyway.
Barry,
good onya mate. i'm rapt you got it going, it's taken a while but persistence has paid off at last :thumb
just a word of warning:
don't let it idle for long and don't be scared to rev it a bit, just don't load it up too much. reving and then backing off will bed the rings in nicely(do it now), idling and babying it will glaze the bore.
HTH

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Re: BSA B 50 T restoration

Post by Barry Creary » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:34 pm

Thanks Steve for the advice and your input it has helped me to get the job done :ban

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Re: BSA B 50 T restoration

Post by Barry Creary » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:07 am

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Hi everyone I'm finally at a point where I can say it's finished but as many would say it's never finished :uhu and looking back at the start of the project it's taken about 5 years and lots of dollars but well worth the wait and money and just reading the last few posts there is Steve M who we sadly lost and was a great contributor to this forum and to my project B50icon well I just thought I'd put a few photos here to show the end of the project and thank all the wonderful expertise these guys have that helped me through the job it's been a very interesting learning experience 778

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Re: BSA B 50 T restoration

Post by beat » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:40 pm

:thumb :thumb
looks good, - and I still love the blue <212 <212

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Re: BSA B 50 T restoration

Post by skippy » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:04 pm

We should see you at the ABR and the international BSA rally. It looks really good. :thumb
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Re: BSA B 50 T restoration

Post by Barry Creary » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:24 am

Thanks Beat and Doug B50icon blue just for you Beat :cool: and I don't think that I could ride all the way to Victoria Doug :shock:

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Re: BSA B 50 T restoration

Post by skippy » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:11 pm

Barry Creary wrote:Thanks Beat and Doug B50icon blue just for you Beat :cool: and I don't think that I could ride all the way to Victoria Doug :shock:
Trailer it, I put mine in the back of the ute. A lot of sydney people come down to the ABR you might be able to get a lift.
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Re: BSA B 50 T restoration

Post by Barry Creary » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:54 am

I'll have to think about it Doug <201 maybe hiring a trailer would be the go :idea:

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Re: BSA B 50 T restoration

Post by Canberra » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:53 pm

Just to make you aware all cabins were booked out a month ago for the international and we ended up booking a cabin up road at another campground. There are a quite a few of us taking multiple bikes on trailers and in vans down from Canberra to the rally. There will be a convoy and I know people coming from Sydney as well, one with B50 and B25. This years national Cowra rally had only two B50s and they were both mine, so hopefully we will have a few more at the International. Doug Frazer said he will be taking his electric start B50, so that looks like 4 at least B50icon . So as they say, come on down :thumb .
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Re: BSA B 50 T restoration

Post by Canberra » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:57 pm

Barry, Where did you get the side stand from? Does it mean you do not require to carry the obligatory block of wood?

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Re: BSA B 50 T restoration

Post by Barry Creary » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:49 pm

Hi John thanks for the information about accommodation <201 the stand came with the bike and looks solid cast and not standard B50 :thumb

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Re: BSA B 50 T restoration

Post by skippy » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:54 pm

Mine will make it 5. The rally is only 50 minutes from home. Sounds like i had better book a powered site soon then.
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