B23 restoration so far

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Re: B23 restoration so far

Postby b23deluxe » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:58 am

By the way it's an original off the factory on 21st February 1939 and despatched to Copenhagen as part of the Export or Die rule - repatriated to GB August 1996 B23 De Luxe (250 made almost everyone exported)

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Re: B23 restoration so far

Postby Steve T80 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:11 am

Hi C.D. That looks really nice, the tank must have been a nightmare, I suspect you are a bit further on now, keep us informed. I got a Beugler for the pin striping when I did the paint on the T80, I don't know if you do your own paint but if you want to borrow it just let me know. Keep up the good work, there's still a bacon butty and cup of tea waiting for you at Rufforth!!
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Re: B23 restoration so far

Postby Stuart SS » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:14 am

Matt

Excellent !!!

Full marks ! :150 On ALL counts !

A very tidy unit... I love the springer front ends.. they look the business ~
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Re: B23 restoration so far

Postby coffin dodger » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:47 am

Steve T80 wrote:Hi C.D. That looks really nice, the tank must have been a nightmare

I'm really sorry to have to say it but it's not my tank, come to that, it's not my bike either, that lovely piece of machinery's Matt's B23, My tanks still sat on my bench, so far I've got it brazed, filled, etch primed, 3 coats of filler primer, 2 coats of grey primer, lots of wet sanding and the first two top coats on, I'm just waiting for the weather to pick up before I get started with the paint and lacquer again, no point i rushing things.
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Re: B23 restoration so far

Postby Tman » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:07 am

b23deluxe wrote:By the way it's an original off the factory on 21st February 1939 and despatched to Copenhagen as part of the Export or Die rule - repatriated to GB August 1996 B23 De Luxe (250 made almost everyone exported)

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Coincidence, mine was exported to the Copenhagen BSA dealer 11th November 1936. There's also a bloke from Denmark who sells a lot of older BSA stuff on Ebay. That Copenhagen BSA dealer must have been a good seller...
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Re: B23 restoration so far

Postby coffin dodger » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:14 am

Hi Matt,

Just seen your photo's, I'm going to go down to my shed, burn my wreck and comit ritual suicide with a rusty mudguard stay :42 Thats absolutely brilliant, if my attempt should come out half as good as that, I can die a happy man !

Parts book is avaliable from our friends at D/fly, they list it as No 00-5016, covers all 1939 machines, handy for cross reference between models. You'd be suprised how many parts are common between C10, C11, B21, B23, B24, B25, B26, M20 etc, BSA must have used whatever they had in the parts bins at the time.

Me, well I've got Myasthenia Gravis, They can keep me going with all sorts of pills and immuno supressants but they cant stop it or slow it down, I do have some really bad days but I'm still not ready to give up yet, I prefer to push myself to the limits just to prove the doctors wrong.

Hope that you had a good day out on your ride and the weather held fine for you,

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Re: B23 restoration so far

Postby Welsh Wizard » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:01 am

Now that looks real sweet
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Re: B23 restoration so far

Postby Paul in NZ » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:56 pm

I have to say I'm usually rather 'disparaging' about BSA 250's but thats really nice......
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Re: B23 restoration so far

Postby Stuart SS » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:28 pm

That BSA would make poor ol Digless (RIP) roll over ` He loved his and all things BSA ~

( Our old mate Digless was a HUGE BSA fan, and owned several ~ Jan his widow has them still ~ She has unloaded ALL the bits and pieces now , but has chosen to hang onto the bikes for the time being ! )
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Re: B23 restoration so far

Postby coffin dodger » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:32 pm

Paul in NZ wrote:I have to say I'm usually rather 'disparaging' about BSA 250's but thats really nice......


It's OK, you can say whatever you want about 250's, the B23's are 350 :1781

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