Sold several unloved's on eBay recently that I will never get round to doing anything with. Stripped some ready for rebuilds and need to get my PC50, AV79 N40T and a few others sorted. Should keep me out of the pub for a while. lol
As can be seen from the previous picture the carburettor is missing, I found 4 engines in various states of seized condition
all had manky carbs; cleaned one up, fresh fuel and she fired up. Bit smokey and the carb flooded but not bad as I have owned this since 96 and never had it on the road. (Click on the picture to see a flooding, smoking moby engine running)
The AV42 had a tank clean and another carb fitted (note to self; the top gasket is important on these carbs). I was stumped for a while by the lack of a metric cotter pin, finally sourced from a spare NVT Easyrider lump.
Done a test ride round the yard and was quite impressed. (I will spare you another vid!)
ChrisE came over and assisted (he done it really) with the dismantling of my N40T engine,
despite applying heat the cases did want to give up there grip on the bearings. (although no play they were defiantly shot after seizing in storage).
Next on the bench (ex hospital bed) was the PC50
swing arm / shock bushes replaced she is nearly back together, but I could do with an old Orange number plate / rear light bracket if anybody has one for sale.
and just because I could! I pressed a very seized and corroded piston out of it's barrel with the new toy in the workshop.
Thanks to Chris Evans who came over to refit the clutch and magneto (set timing) for my N40T's engine.
All in and working.
Short test run and all appears well. The lights and horn did work, just I hadn't reconnected wire. 375 miles on clock by first owner, and only a few done by me. The main bearings rusted/seized in storage. ☹️
and gave up☹️ the new coils are bigger than original (I knew that anyway), difficult to fit in and the little chrome covers will not go back on🤔.
More Wisp fun🙃 All was not lost after yesterdays brain ache of trying to fit a new coil where a new coil didn't want to go. I had 2 more bikes in storage (like you do). One has a frame number and a free engine.
The other no stand bracket (so no frame number) and a seized engine but it did have a coil 😀
Fitted said coil to yesterdays bike and it started and ran sweet also fitted the chrome covers.
Seriously considering my sanity (no replies needed) as to why I am spending so many hours on sorting these poxy Wisps. No 3 gave up it's carb and exhaust (which was too long and the engine would not go back far enough to get belt on) found another exhaust and fitted.
Reunited! I have it on good authority that this BSA sprung frame was one that was originally purchased without a Winged wheel fitted. Yes they did sell them with or without the wheel. Witness the caliper brake that would be for a Cyclemaster (not required for the W/W). I have the old buff log book, engine with correct number and the pressed aluminum plates that were on the bike when in it's derelict state.