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Edward Irving

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Registration date : 2014-04-16

PostSubject: New Member and Bantam Build    Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:45 pm

Hi I just wanted to say Hello.

I have been looking at your Forum for some time now and I think itís fantastic how the bantam racing community pulls together.

I am really keen on all things BSA; I have been riding my 62 Super Rocket and my 65 Bantam D7 for some time now. I cannot remember how I came across Bantam racing but I think itís fantastic and I have made up my mind to give the 175cc a go.

Somehow I have managed to assemble over the yearís loads of Bantam parts, certainly I have a good frame and engine which are ripe for tuning. I know there is loads of information in the handbook you have put together and on the Forum so I am going to plough though, I am sure there are lots of answers already there.

Good luck for the season everyone and hopefully I will see you in 2015

Edward


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PostSubject: Re: New Member and Bantam Build    Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:24 am

Welcome to the Bantam web-site and to the Bantam racing fraternity. Any help or advice you may need on any topic then just ask, you are sure to receive a reply. Where are you located, there may be others near you who could help and that is a great advantage for a new comer Remember we were all in your position once so we are sympathetic and understanding of your needs.

Regards, Trevor
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grahamjnewman

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PostSubject: Re: New Member and Bantam Build    Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:50 am

Welcome Edward
As I am only into my second season back at Bantam racing it will be great to see other newcomers to the grid.
I am not the best to ask ,but if you need any help I will try my best to help out,
I am learning new things about Bantams every time I ride it.. Some of it may prove usefull.
Graham Newman
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Edward Irving

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PostSubject: Re: New Member and Bantam Build    Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:06 pm

Trevor / Graham

Thank you for your kind words and I really appreciate the offer help.

I am based in Bedford although I have a job which takes me all over the country and I will at Mallory Park to say hallo if your about.

Over the last few months I have assembled a lot of the parts I need, I have had a good look at Tony Davisís article on the web site and opted for the Suzuki 175PE piston and the Maico 250 con rod. I have a 38mm Amal Mk 2 Carb which I have owned for some time and was hoping to use. I have three or four matching sand cast cases which I can use and the choice of a few Bantam crank shafts. I have plenty of clutch parts but I can see that I am going to need to do some work to produce something of a racing standard and I was going to opt for one of the PVL or Motoplat ignitions not sure which. I have not really thought about barrels and heads yet and I have a lot of reading to do on that subject. I assume that alloy Todd /BTW heads and barrels are just really hard to come by? I have a good workshop but nothing like all the kit I am going to need to engineer the level of accuracy required so I am going to enlist the help of a machine shop.

I have a good D14 frame and I am in the process of mulling over designs for the rear suspension, I think the idea of a Bantam with a mono shock is absolutely crazy, so that is probably the way I will go. I notice in Alan Browns article he had a bespoke yoke made and I was interested to know if you guys have done the same or if you have used something else compatible? Same question goes for forks and the front wheel?

I could go on asking questions all day and I am sure you have already answered them in the forum.

Thank you again, have a grate weekend and best wishes

Edward

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PostSubject: Re: New Member and Bantam Build    Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:48 am

To Edward Amal 38mm carb is good and simple,Btw barrel and head are readily available from Brian White and are a great investment ..He really is the man to talk to..
I and a few others use Motoplat ignition ,,set and forget it.
Hope we can meet at Mallory Park. Graham
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