My father passed away leaving me his 1966 BSA Hornet. Just wondering if anyone has info on the bike. I understand that most were a red/orange color, but his was blue. He was the original owner and it was not painted.
On the A10s the blue ones were described as "Nutley Blue" color. Looks like very much the same color to me (this is of course an open invitation to rubbish my eyesight and call me color blind!). So--welcome to the board and best of luck with the bike. Where are you in NJ? FYI I am in Bergen County. I have had a couple of drinks already so it only remains for me to say (hic!) a Merry Christmas!
The wasp (500) and hornet (650) share the same frame... And engine case
So before first retail sale, dealer may have factory ordered... or state-side changed the hornet/wasp colors to suit customer / market demand. (Sapphire blue and nutley blue , are most of the time... different names for the same hue )
1966 Advertising brochure, (2) bikes, each with dual AMALMonobloc Carburetors. One of the bikes has the carbs mounted inside out, and the other bike has them mounted outside in. One mounting gives easy access to idle screws, and the other option gives easy access to the tickler. I recall easy access to idle screws was proper. Which is correct?
Looking at the float bowls on the above picture, they should mount inwards. However if the wasp uses 1 1/8” choke size or smaller these are only handed one way hence why you can see the float bowl on the blue image, if you were look at the bike from the other side you would see the body of the carb and not the float bowl. HTH