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Hey guys, been a while. I got sidetracked building vintage fiberglass speedboats for a while. I had some rebuilding to do on our '72 stocker and it got me re-interested in the 68 T120 that I started 3-4 years ago. You might remember the 66 TR6 and the 66 BSA A65 my son and I built a few years ago.





Well I am getting a little old for this but here is the 68.



As you see, we have it in roller now, the fork is lowered almost 2 inches, the tank was moved back 2 inches to take up some of the space between the fork and the fender. As usual I have adapted a Harley Dyna rear wheel and brake to it. Also the signature $25 Northern Tool trailer fender narrowed 1 inch.

Still gathering some parts but about to install the Bonnie motor I rebuilt 4 years ago. I'll try and keep motivated and update this once in a while.:cool:

Bernie
 

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I was always curious about the rear wheels...thanks for the info...I actually have a pic of the BSA in my "collection"..
 

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I know it is a no-no on a bike forum....i am curious about the vintage boats.....i have an old mastercraft stars and stripes.....:)

That BSA is gorgeous....
 

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I know it is a no-no on a bike forum....i am curious about the vintage boats.....i have an old mastercraft stars and stripes.....:)

That BSA is gorgeous....
Thanks. The BSA got sold to a guy in Ohio and I never saw or heard from it since. If anybody has seen it lately let me know.

As far as the boats, I am am outboard kinda guy...here are the three I rescued from the rot...replaced all wood and repainted with Imron. Hope this doesn't break the rulz....

1969 Carlson Contender


1966 Powercat 15T


1976 Hydrostream Viper (rush city)
 

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I wish I could get my Triumph to do that.....what size amal carbs are are on those? :)
 

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I wish they were Amals, they would be much easier to work on....
 

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Nice boats...was very tempted to pick up a '68 Hustler with a 115 Mercury this past summer...sorry to bring you off subject....

I have mikunis on my 68 bonneville, they didn't give me any trouble at all....good luck with your build, looking good.
 

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I like the Amals when they are not worn out. I think they look better than the Mikunis and they are easier to tune. Once they are worn though, throw 'em away. No amount of tuning will make 'em work good again. That reminds me, the ones on the T120 are worn out....$$$$
 

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got the motor in.





my son built the oil tank from heavy gauge stainless scrap he got at work...it's heavy and nearly indestructible.
 

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That BSA is so clean. Looks like the Triumph is following closely behind. Sick boats, man. I really like the Carlson.
 

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The single bolt is just for mockup. The paint on the frame is temporary because I have a couple more brackets to weld on. There is another bolt that goes right behind the front one with a spacer between the frame and rear section. If you put it in the forward holes the geometry of the frame looks like crap. The backbone is really bent.
 

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that bsa has been my "screensaver" for about six months and a friend of mine has a pic of it on his garage wall.
one of the best looking builds i've seen (and i'm 55,so i've seen a few !)
 

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Just sort of a bump. I got the pipes on, found a dished rear sprocket and 'trimmed' a dual fire Harley coil enough to hide it under the tank. Got the cables on and carbs mounted. Looking at a rear master cylinder on Ebay, hope to get it tomorrow.

I only lack the rear master, a Boyer ignition and a few odds and ends (fuel and oil lines) to see if it goes or blows......

If it goes, then paint, if not there will be some nice parts available...

I'll try and get some new pics this weekend.
 

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Your builds (boats included) look great!! don't see many british builders using harley rear ends. I put one on my first build mostly because I had one. It really took some time and fine tuning to cram all that mess into the hard tail frame I was working with. What sprocket do you run, any offset to it?
 

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Your builds (boats included) look great!! don't see many british builders using harley rear ends. I put one on my first build mostly because I had one. It really took some time and fine tuning to cram all that mess into the hard tail frame I was working with. What sprocket do you run, any offset to it?
That is the same reason I use them. My son used to be a wrench at the local Harley dealer and collected several rear wheels and lots of assorted other stuff. We still are friends with the rest of the guys in the shop so I have access to a lot of stuff there. The sprocket is an aftermarket part with 1/4" or so of offset, to the inside to help line up with the countershaft. The trick to getting the Dyna rear caliper in is to remember there's a LOT of meat you can die grind off of it....when you are done, you have a British bike that actually stops REAL GOOD!
 

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Here's a pic of it now

 
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