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Poll

Sadly, I am colour deficient, and useless at making decisions upon colour choices. What colour should the BSA be in your opinion? (I withold the right for my wife to veto any of your choices) :-)

Black with red upholstry
1 (12.5%)
Cream sides, green bonnet and boot with black upholstry
2 (25%)
Dogsc0#k red (sorry, apparently it is a thing so my decorator colleague says) and black
0 (0%)
British Racing Green + black upholstry
3 (37.5%)
Cream and navy upholstry
2 (25%)

Total Members Voted: 8

Author Topic: BSA 3 wheeler.  (Read 2860 times)

RhysN

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #120 on: 19 Aug 22, 09:24 am »
Got there! Yeeha.
We must avoid torturing our brains with false problems, it occupies but it can annoy. In jest!

Jimr1999

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #121 on: 19 Aug 22, 03:17 pm »
Number five is alive! ...
But already I find something I need to fettle.
The engine pulley on the TAV throws a wonk, It just looks like the outer cover but the functionality of it is not great either, it does not seem to let the top pulley idle...
Your thoughts please... See video here...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--EtBo0z4Tc
... You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.

jim

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #122 on: 19 Aug 22, 04:16 pm »
How far onto the engine shaft does the pulley go on? Looks like only  the outer
is the wobbly part. There is a tophat shaped keyed spacer that the bolt goes through and secures the pulley. My pulley goes over the shaft about 20mm.

Jimr1999

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #123 on: 19 Aug 22, 04:30 pm »
The top hat spacer has good engagement with the key way, it is just the outer plate that does not seem to go onto the two flattened sides of the pulley. It is almost like it is the wrong shape.
The top pulley does not idle. if I add a little friction to it with a stick, it stalls the engine at an idle so something is amiss. Looked back at all the assembly vids and I seem to have everything in order and lined up. Will try again tomorrow.
... You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.

StefanN

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #124 on: 19 Aug 22, 07:48 pm »
That's great!   Soooo close to driving it!

The 4 lobed part on the engine end of the TAV has one end with 2 flats which engage into the outer casing.  On the engine end of the TAV, from memory, the sequence is spacer, inner sheave, bronze idle bush, 4 lobed bit, outer sheave, weights and springs, outer case, top hat, bolt.

Where's the TAV from?  Is it the Gemini clone one?


Jimr1999

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #125 on: 19 Aug 22, 07:58 pm »
I will check the order again tomorrow Stefan, things to do tonight. It is an Alibaba special so not a lot of money in it if it is junk. It looks the part.
... You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.

Jimr1999

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #126 on: 20 Aug 22, 07:15 am »
Eureka!
One of those moments in the middle of the night when your brain finds the answer and you are wide awake.

The wobble was from right order wrong orientation.
I had put the springy side of the outer engine pulley towards the engine.
Just swapped it around and apart from a couple of burrs needing attention with a file on the outer cover, no apparent damage. We will see how it goes before calling it a victory but it is too early in our sleepy neighborhood to start a cyclekart and keep friends.

*Update 11:18*
All fine and dandy now :-)
« Last Edit: 20 Aug 22, 11:18 am by Jimr1999 »
... You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.

Jimr1999

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #127 on: 21 Aug 22, 10:18 am »
The first movement of the cyclekart. A momentous day. I seriously need to get used to the steering - very quick indeed.

Stefan - does this mean I can claim the race number?  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBgWlszbmGA
« Last Edit: 21 Aug 22, 01:35 pm by Jimr1999 »
... You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.

StefanN

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #128 on: 21 Aug 22, 03:23 pm »
You’d best paint it on.   Good job!

Jimr1999

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #129 on: 21 Aug 22, 06:02 pm »
Thank you all, you know who you are, all the ones who answered the emails, messages, teams calls and posts. without you I perhaps, would not have got this far. Thank you for the community of G.B CycleKart, it is a glorious thing worth celebrating and developing.  ;D
I will be fettling the BSA for some time I'm sure but the "build " part is , perhaps, over. Six months of fun and problem solving near an end. Who knows how many more sorting out the problems I may still encounter.
It has been a journey and a very good experience so far.
« Last Edit: 21 Aug 22, 06:24 pm by Jimr1999 »
... You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.

Chris L

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #130 on: 21 Aug 22, 08:22 pm »
Number 5 Is Alive !!   ;D ;D......Nice One

Applejack

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #131 on: 22 Aug 22, 12:02 pm »
BRILLIANT job Jim. It's been interesting watching the build, looking forward to seeing you and No5 at one of the meetings.

Moogie38 (Noel)

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #132 on: 22 Aug 22, 06:01 pm »
If its going to be number 5, you need to call it "Johnny"
The older I get, the faster I was !

Jimr1999

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #133 on: 22 Aug 22, 06:28 pm »
Noel, I hope you are referencing the film and not suggesting it might have a Pr1#K inside it  :D :D :D :D
... You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead.

Moogie38 (Noel)

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Re: BSA 3 wheeler.
« Reply #134 on: 22 Aug 22, 06:33 pm »
Noel, I hope you are referencing the film and not suggesting it might have a Pr1#K inside it  :D :D :D :D

Very good 🤣🤣 hadn't crossed my mind 🙄🤥.
The older I get, the faster I was !