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Barn Find EARLY BSA Motor & Transmission


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Old 12-11-2015, 06:06:24 PM
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Default Barn Find EARLY BSA Motor & Transmission

This one has been sitting in a Barn for the last 30 years, It was mounted on a Homemade Snowmobile at one time, then on a Go cart. Not quite sure what I am going to do with it but it,s COOOOOOOOOL ( Ran the numbers and it turns out to be a 1946)
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Well, let's see......you'll need a frame, a couple of wheels..............
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Call Mike And Frank the American pickers , they might want it !
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That there is the beginnings of a really cool bobber project.
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I had a good week, found the BSA Motor and this Johnson Twin Motorwheel Motor.
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The motor in the first post is a C11 motor - BSA's lightweight 4-stroke of the 40's and 50's. Looks like it is missing the generator, which sits behind the cylinder. Could be either a 3 or 4 speed trans - can-t tell unless I see the other side. Make a nice go cart engine, or even build a bike or some other kind of wheeled contraption around it. Have no idea what the motor in the later post is.
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i might have a manual for that c11. gotta dig it out.. i have some early bsa manuals up on ebay,not sure if i listed this early style. nice engine tom

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i had a barn find few yrs ago... came across a 31 harley single tied to a gear box that ran a corn grinder! some of the things we come across really make us keep looking..
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Forgot to mention in my previous post - 250cc, or 15 cubic inches. Nice little sound motor with nothing too fragile in it. Does have a built-up crank in it with a single piece rod and roller bearing rod big-end. The crank pin in held into the crank wheels with tapers, not a press fit. Ball or roller drive side main and I think a bushing for the timing side main. The generator is driven by a little chain from the end of the camshaft. Parts aren't too hard to find if you decide to actually rebuild it.
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Not Quite sure yet what I am going to do with the BSA Motor. I like the look of it the way it sits so I may just get it up and running as a display.Or someone may come along with a trade I can't live without.
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