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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
Allan G #754486 10/29/18 5:29 pm
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Allan - Thanks for the QRD. My head is spinning on this.

Mono block Jetting,
Early Mark 1 jetting.
Late Mark 1 jetting.

Strangely It's beginning to make sense.
And I think I know what I'm going to do: Late MK1 Jetting and head to the Dyno...

Thanks again..

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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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No problem SG, glad I could be of help. Don't forget to let us know how you get on.


Now let’s all have a beer beerchug

68’ A65 Lightning “clubman”
71’ A65 823 Thunderbolt (undergoing restoration)
67’ D10 sportsman (undergoing restoration)
68’ D14 trials (undergoing transformation)

Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
Allan G #761500 01/04/19 6:16 pm
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Ordered some Mandarian Red from Don Hutchinson for the Hornet.

Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
Semper Gumby #761506 01/04/19 7:03 pm
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Right on!

Mandarin Red is corrcet for the '66.

Cherokee Red is correct for the '67.


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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
Gary E #763198 01/22/19 2:55 pm
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Does anyone have the paint code for Mandarin Red. I have to repaint a 1964 Spitfire Hornet gas tank.


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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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Paint mix is in this thread posted by Leon Bee

http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=583045&page=1

The original was in the gel coat.

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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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Thanks for posting the 2015 paint link Kommando. It clarifies lot of color questions.


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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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I think Gary had that posted once, too, but in a different line of paint. Looking at that now, I don't even see a brand. I guess a paint guy would know. It looks damn orange, but matches an NOS tank I had.

Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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I am searching for a front rim for a 1966-67 BSA West Coast Hornet. They are a 3.19 rim, stamped (WM3-19) and 68-5558.

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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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Hi all,
I am trying to figure out an engine code for a bottom end I have. It is A65E *** which I am thinking is maybe a 64 or 65 Spitfire Hornet. I do not have a frame with it. The closest frame I would have is a 66 Spitfire (A65S). Is there any advantage of putting these two together? What would the bottom end be worth on it's own?
Thanks

Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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Originally Posted by Bruce
Hi all,
I am trying to figure out an engine code for a bottom end I have. It is A65E *** which I am thinking is maybe a 64 or 65 Spitfire Hornet. I do not have a frame with it. The closest frame I would have is a 66 Spitfire (A65S). Is there any advantage of putting these two together? What would the bottom end be worth on it's own?
Thanks


There is no "advantage of putting these two together". Really no disadvantage either other than it would not be a matching numbers machine. But some do not care about that. Since you didn't give the numbers of the Spitfire Hornet (the E) A65E engine, I can't identify what year it is. '64 started at 101, '65 started at 701. So you can figure that out.

The bottom end, no jugs, pistons, heads, valve train, carbs., would likely be worth a few hundred dollars if it was all usuable (plus hard and expensive to ship). Parting it out would bring a bit more.


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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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Regarding the front rim for a 1966 or 1967 West Coast Hornet: Can anyone tell me why the 1966 parts book calls for a part number 68-5548 and the1967 parts book 68-5558. .


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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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It depends on which '66 Spares manual is being looked at. My second edition manual lists the WC rim as the same as the '67 rim, 68-5558. I have never seen an original rim stamped 68-5548.

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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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Gary:
My 00-5126 1966 parts book which I thought was a 2nd edition book lists 68-5548 as the number for the front rim. What is the part number oy your 66 parts book? If it's different we should exchange copies so we each have 1 of each.
I purchased an NOS 68-5548 rim, I hope it fits.


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1967 BSA A65 West Coast Hornet (under restoration)
1975 Norton Commando Roadster (2100 miles)
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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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My '66 parts book is the 2nd version with 68-5558.

When you get the 5548 rim, send me an image of the stampings. We can also compare spoke dimples.


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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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THANKS GARY, I EMAILED YOU THE PICTURES OF THE 68-5548 RIM.


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2001 Kawasaki W650
Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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I haven't ridden the West Coast Hornet lately.

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1965 Cyclone Competition Build
Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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I think I see some dust on the front fender..........

Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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I recently had a theft at my shop in Oregon City, Oregon. I lost three restored BSA Hornet gas tanks. I am currently restoring a 1966 Hornet and would like to purchase a 1966 gas tank, if anybody has one.


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Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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1965 Cyclone Competition

The search continues for one I can rescue.

CYCLE WORLD October 1964

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1965 Cyclone Competition Build
Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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Good luck Gary, I really like the pre 65 Hornets and Cyclones.
I have an A50-2C Cyclone that was was built to Road specifications. It was changed into a 65 Lightning Clubman by it's previous ownr. It is fitted with a motor is from a 650cc A65-2L Lightning Rocket came from the factory with with a close ratio gearbox.

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1957 BSA A10 Spitfire Scrambler (numbers matching, very correct, very nice condition)
1965 BSA A65 Lightning Rocket "Clubman" (restored)
1966 BSA A65 Spitfire MK-II (restored)
1967 BSA A65 West Coast Hornet (under restoration)
1975 Norton Commando Roadster (2100 miles)
2001 Kawasaki W650
Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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Hi Two Alpha,
I just tried accessing Gary's first 64 pages of this thread that you provided a link to on your first post and got no joy. Any tips?
Cheers
Graham.

Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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Originally Posted by SidSnot
Hi Two Alpha,
I just tried accessing Gary's first 64 pages of this thread that you provided a link to on your first post and got no joy. Any tips?
Cheers
Graham.


John needs to reset his server that all of it is on. We need to have it all put on the BB server.


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1965 Cyclone Competition Build
Re: Hornet, Wasp, Spitfire Hornet, Cyclone (Restored)
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I don't have a 65 Cyclone but I do have a 64! Just fresh out of restoration. Very happy with it, don't know anyone over here that's actually seen one.
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Impressive.

Well, except for photobucket ruining the image. Use a different image Hosting site like postimage or other and make the image a bit larger.


1967 BSA Wasp
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