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Originally Posted by Semper Gumby
Hey Gary,

Does the feed line on the west coast tank look like a larger diameter than a regular a65 tank or is it same?

Regards,

It is the same size as the standard A65 tank, just a different length.


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East Coast Hornet, Wasp, West Coast Hornet. A short video of the "Three Tenors" (as I call them) all started and running at the same time.

Music to my ears.


See And Hear The Three

Or

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_qlNjFiZ5U


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Does anyone have any leads on a set of '66 Hornet high pipes? I've found some at Armour in England, but their reproductions, and at what they want for them, I'm not really looking to take a chance that they've done the homework to make them "bolt on"!


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Amazing. I never heard a Wasp more less 2 more Hornets running at the same time. They sound great.
Carbs synced and all started on key. West coast with the TT pipes has its own sound. Reminded me of the late 60's and early 70's when BSA was dominate in flat tracking.

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Originally Posted by ljm
Gary

Amazing. I never heard a Wasp more less 2 more Hornets running at the same time. They sound great.
Carbs synced and all started on key. West coast with the TT pipes has its own sound. Reminded me of the late 60's and early 70's when BSA was dominate in flat tracking.

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Right on!

The west coast TT pipes do seem to have a deeper tone.

Maybe I should have had a couple more guys there so we could tweek all 3 throttles at the same time. That would then sound like the starting line at the track. Maybe next time.


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I'm all in for that one. Post it so I can hear that sound!
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[img]C:\Documents and Settings\Dave\Desktop\dave[/img] hello everyone .. i'm totaly new here, still reading the posts that Gary E started and learning a bunch .. i'm hoping this picture loads up ok .. i'm a bit computer challenged .. just got a '67 Hornet with a lot of fettling to do .. for starters i see the tank is wrong and i'll start looking for one .. also the colour is not correct .. as it will become my daily ride, i won't worry about it until i can make all things right .. so very happy to find this web site and hornet specific thread .. thanks everyone for all this great information .. nice to be here .. dave


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i see my picture didn't load .. i'll have to figure it out ..


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Originally Posted by dave macpherson
i see my picture didn't load .. i'll have to figure it out ..

Dave,
Welcome to the forum and to this thread. The image you want to post needs to come from a image server such as Photobucket. There are also other servers. Once the image is uploaded to the server of your choice, then its img link can be posted to this forum.


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here's hoping i do this right .. i uploaded a picture to photo bucket .. http://s391.photobucket.com/user/pickngrin_2008/media/1967%20Hornet/67hornet.jpg.html?o=0 .. i think i got it this time .. a bit on me .. a 66 years young canadian, nova scotia singer/songwriter/ cabinet maker .. bought my first bike in 1968, a ducati 160 monza jr. fell in love with 4 stroke singles .. i've had a BSA 441 Shooting Star (Victor engine) now for 30 some years .. now that i have this Hornet and my first twin (not counting a yamaha that burn't in a shop fire) i'm giving the shooting star to my youngest son .. ok .. before i write a book .. great to be here .. love the 3 tenors .. dave


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Dave,
You almost got it on here. Close enough. Thanks Don for helping it along. Nice image.


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thanks mr bachtel and gary E .. how do i get the image to come up and not just the link? .. i'm only up to page 10 in the old thread ..it'll take a while to digest all the great information! .. although i'm colour blind, i see some and know that the colour is all wrong and i need a proper tank .. the bike doesn't idle and i've not set twin carbs before .. is there more in the thread about doing that? .. thanks guys


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Dave,

A good read on carb tuning:

http://www.jba.bc.ca/Bushmans%20Carb%20Tuning.html

Posting images. In Photobucket, with the image you want, at the right of the image highlight the IMG code. Most of the time, not always, putting the pointer on it and hitting enter or left click on the mouse will copy it. Then paste it in the message input box for your thread reply and the img code will be replicated. Photo tutorial at the top left of the forum page:

http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=169660&an=5#Post169660

Yes, your fuel tank is a standard metal A65/A50 model. The original Hornet tanks were fiberglass and of a different shape.


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Mr. Bachtel? I think that's what they called my father...

On the "share image" part of the PB page just click on the "IMG" line and wait for it to acknowledge that it's copied.
Back at the post locate your cursor, right click and select copy.
You were very close to getting it correct.

Carbs are easy, set one up and make the other match...

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thanks gary and don .. i'll follow the carb instructions and make sure they both match .. is there a history of these hornets that would show how many were built and did they all go just to the states or were some shipped here to canada as well? thanks again gentlemen


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Originally Posted by dave macpherson
thanks gary and don .. i'll follow the carb instructions and make sure they both match .. is there a history of these hornets that would show how many were built and did they all go just to the states or were some shipped here to canada as well? thanks again gentlemen

The only way to determine qualities produced/dispatched is by reviewing the original factory production dispatch books held in the UK. I did that in 2010.

Some Hornets were dispatched to Canada.


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here is vin number for data bank .. A65HA13852 ..


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hey guys .. i'm still lost as to how to get a picture here .. sorry .. i just wanted to show you all what i found trying to tune the carbs .. 2 different slides .. one stamped 2 1/2 and the other stamped 4, on the btm of slide ..


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[Linked Image] this is left throttle slide, stamped 4


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<a href="http://s391.photobucket.com/user/pickngrin_2008/media/1967%20Hornet/slide%20right.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i391.photobucket.com/albums/oo353/pickngrin_2008/1967%20Hornet/slide%20right.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo slide right.jpg"/></a> right slide stamped 2 1/2


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frig .. still haven't got it yet ..


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thanks gary .. i must be missing one final step ..


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Posting images. In Photobucket, with the image you want showing, at the lower right of the image hover over it with your pointer, highlight the IMG code. Most of the time, not always, putting the pointer on it and hitting enter or left click on the mouse will copy it. Then paste it in the message input box for your thread reply and the img code will be replicated.

Photo tutorial at the top left of the forum page:

http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=169660&an=5#Post169660



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