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Hi Gary,

Saw your Three Tenors video. Very nice. I was wondering what set up you have for that electric starter? I am wanting to build something like that. I pick up my Hornet project tomorrow. Just frame and motor and a few bits.

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Originally Posted by Roadwarrior
Hi Gary,

Saw your Three Tenors video. Very nice. I was wondering what set up you have for that electric starter? I am wanting to build something like that. I pick up my Hornet project tomorrow. Just frame and motor and a few bits.

Thanks

It is based on the Doc Z roller package with several modifications made.

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Thanks. I will have to look into that. Got my 67 Hornet project yesterday. Now the fun starts. With it, I got complete dirty motor, frame, a real nice STD cylinder, extra head, rear wheel, Hornet fork covers, clean California Title, extra side covers and some unknown BSA tank. I have a nice Hornet tank already. Do the 10.5:1 Standard pistons exist any longer? I don't know if it is an East coast or West coast model. Numbers are: A65HA13692 (frame) and A65HA13692-Y motor.


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Gary probably has the details in his head, but you can tell west coast from east by the oil tank mounting details. If a regular A65 tank fits, it's an east coast. If it is a west bike a normal A65 tank won't fit easily at all, would require some modification. Seems like there are some photos of this somewhere in the confused, disrupted Hornet thread.

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I should make it to my shop tomorrow, could look at some frames and show you the difference if you're interested at this point.

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Originally Posted by Roadwarrior
...Do the 10.5:1 Standard pistons exist any longer?..

Yes they do. I have several NOS sets, but they are a bit pricey, as they are no longer made, and hard to come by. If interested, contact me via PM, off of this thread, and I can give you the scoop.

Originally Posted by Roadwarrior
...I don't know if it is an East coast or West coast model. Numbers are: A65HA13692 (frame) and A65HA13692-Y motor.

It could be either one. They are not interchangable with the oil tanks. With that number, it is possible it is a west coast frame as the numbers above and below it are west coast. Two ways to find out:

1) Read the posts in the first 64 pages of this thread. There are lots of images to view.

2) Post an image here of the oil tank saddle mounting area of the frame, and I can identify what you have.


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I have a post in to John as the 64 page link would not load tonight.


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Very much so!


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Here are a couple pics of the oil tank mounting.



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West coast maybe. Check page 2 of the old original thread:

Tried to link to it, didn't work. But it's on page 2.

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Originally Posted by Roadwarrior
Here are a couple pics of the oil tank mounting.

As I suspected from the numbers you provided it is a west coast model frame. There is most likely a threaded boss in the frame on the right side for the oil tank rear mounting (blocked from view in the second image).

I will enter it in my '67 Hornet registry data base as a west coast Hornet.

The west coast oil tank is larger than the east coast model and is specific to the west coast model frame. The oil tanks are not interchangeable. All that info is in the first few pages of the 64 page original thread.

Other west coast model differences include a different front fender, its stays and brackets, wider front rim, larger front tire, and different exhaust pipes (TT pipes) and pipe mountings. All of that info is also in the 64 page thread.


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Yes, it has the threaded boss in the frame on the right side. As I search for an oil tank, is there a way I can tell them apart. Can someone post a picture? I assume there is a tag on the oil tank that bolts to the boss.


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Originally Posted by Roadwarrior
Yes, it has the threaded boss in the frame on the right side. As I search for an oil tank, is there a way I can tell them apart. Can someone post a picture?...

There are images of both styles of tanks in the 64 page original thread. West coast model oil tanks are difficult to source. I have one.

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...I assume there is a tag on the oil tank that bolts to the boss.

It is not a direct bolt on arrangement. There is an "L" bracket that bolts to the tank then to the frame via a rubber grommet and spacer. Not likely you will find a bracket, NOS or used. Will have to make one. The details are showen in the Spares Manual (pages 44 & 45) as well as in the 64 page original thread.


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Thanks Gary. I will PM you on the oil tank and pistons. I do have to wait until pay day though.


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I have a set of WC pipes and have access to an oil tank and other parts you will need. PM me if you are interested.


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Originally Posted by Spitfire Ken
I have a set of WC pipes and have access to an oil tank and other parts you will need. PM me if you are interested.


Ken, Are the pipes NOS or used? I'll add them to the TT pipes database.


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They are used.


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Anyone have an interest in an A65HA bottom end? A couple hours from my house, I was up there collecting some HD stuff and this was in the pile. I kinda want it, (just for the numbers) but, man, I got so much of this stuff already. I'm gonna be like KC in SB; trying to send out crankcases for free if I'm not careful.

I checked it out and saw no exterior damage. Flywheels, etc., been exposed to weather. I guess much of the rest of the engine is there, no idea about what the pistons are. Email me at beaverbikes at gmail dot com if you care to. Thanks!

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Hello,

New to the group. Just got a 1965 BSA Hornet project. Pretty much a frame and engine at this point. You can see from the picture. But has a lot of potential. Looking for parts, can anyone point me in the right direction? Need big things like, tank, seat, exhaust pipes etc.

They seat mount was modified. Has anyone see anything like this before? I included a picture below. Im thinking it was for a desert style racing seat?

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Welcome, Gregory, you maybe should have started a new thread of your own, as this particular thread is a resurrected one from quite some time back.

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I don't know anything about the desert sled models but the rear of that frame loop just doesn't look right.


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Originally Posted by Gregory Joseph
Hello,

New to the group. Just got a 1965 BSA Hornet project. Pretty much a frame and engine at this point. You can see from the picture. But has a lot of potential. Looking for parts, can anyone point me in the right direction? Need big things like, tank, seat, exhaust pipes etc.

They seat mount was modified. Has anyone see anything like this before? I included a picture below. Im thinking it was for a desert style racing seat?

1965 Hornet

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Welcome.

If it is a '65, then it would be a Spitfire Hornet.

Some parts will be especially difficult to source. Original '65 Spitfire Hornet high pipes are quite rare as they are different than '66/'67 Hornet pipes.


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