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Classic, Vintage & Veteran For Coventry and Meriden Models. Anything pre-Hinckley goes.

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Old 11-29-2012, 09:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I had a guy call me aboyt 2 years ago, wanting to sell me a Triumph & a BSA, but I had no play money at the time. Then, he calls me again, about a year ago, asking for less, but I still had no play money. Finally, he called me last week with an offer I couldn't refuse since I'd just sold a bunch of spare parts on e-bay.

I zipped over (90 miles each way) and brought back these two:

1962 Triumph TR6SS 650 pre-unit


QD rear wheel for a front wheel with no brake, on 70s forks, and a big ol' spring that he had a tractor saddle welded to. Other than that, it'll be right as rain in about a week. Good compression, and "it was running when I put it away" he said...
This one will get running and go straight on e-bay, after I swap the tank over to my '56 T-Bird (check my build thread in the Member Projects section). If anyone is interested, ping me.

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1967 BSA A65 Lightning toaster tank power egg



That's not the tank or the handlebars that came with it (Peanut tank & ape hangars), but I simply couldn't look at it as it was. The engine won't kick over, I'm hoping it's something simple. I already had the tank on the shelves. I'm keeping this one instead of the basket case '69 Spitfire I had (already on e-bay).

Also got a complete front end from an early 2000s Kawasaki (looks eerily similar to the one on my Triumph Legend), another set of 60s BSA forks, a couple of wheels, another BSA tank, and a basket of other stuff.

All in all, a good deal! (plus, this is what I LOVE to do most, resurrections)
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I had a guy call me aboyt 2 years ago, wanting to sell me a Triumph & a BSA, but I had no play money at the time. Then, he calls me again, about a year ago, asking for less, but I still had no play money. Finally, he called me last week with an offer I couldn't refuse since I'd just sold a bunch of spare parts on e-bay.
Is that strategy in your "Old Bikes" book?

P.S. Nice buy, GPZ.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Like I told the guy, and meant it, I just didn't have the play money to do the deal at the time (both previous times). This time was golden. Sometimes you are in the right place at the right time, and this was one of those times. It helps, becasue i'll be able to add to the "new house" kitty, which is getting serious (earnest money offer in 4 weeks ago).
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