Triumph engine number dating
They would however have some machines in stock so that so that it is possible that a July model may be to either the previous or the next year's specification.
The code consisted of three parts, the first as two letters giving month and year respectively, the second was a five digit number and the third a model code. After dating and identifying many thousands of BSA's we have found that often a bike was built or shipped outside the dates given by the lettering system so this should only be used as a rough guide to the year and month of your machine.
Owners with late model BSA's can easily identify the month and year of their machine as the factory adopted a dating system for frame and engine numbers for the 1969 season models.
As with all previous BSA seasons the model year started after the factory shutdown in July so that 1969 models were those made from August 1968, through to July 1969.
With its svelte looks, its simple unit-construction engine and affordable price tag, it was a bike that could shamelessly nudge up to its bigger brothers at the local transport caf, and stay with the pack all the way to around 65mph, given favourable conditions.
It was frugal too, returning around 100mpg; an important marketing lever in an age where a young mans wage was typically around 3-4 a week with petrol costing around 4 shillings (20 pence) a gallon.
Romanian legend has it that the city of Bucharest was founded on the banks of the Dambovita River by a shepherd named Bucur, whose name literarily means "joy." His flute playing reportedly dazzled the people and his hearty wine from nearby vineyards endeared him to the local traders, who gave his name to the place.
Address: Piata Presei Libere 1 (as it is still universally known) was designed by architect Horia Maicu.
The building is a smaller replica of the Lomonosov University in Moskow - Russia (inaugurated in 1953).
Over the winter between 20 seasons, Randy tore the Sprite down and rebuilt it to the high standard you see here. (Beware of new replacement Made-in-China Lucas distributors.) The Lucas distributor was rebuilt and recurved by Jeff Schlemmer at Advanced Distributors. (Original springs had fifteen thinner leafs.) Adjustable lever shocks. fuel pump in his racecar since 2004 and it's never given a bit of trouble.
Randy has made three especially important modifications to his racecar: As originally acquired, this Sprite had a single roll hoop. 1275cc Sprite engine was balanced and blueprinted by Total Engine in Bloomington MN. A Pertronix Ignitor breakerless module was installed to give reliable and precise spark timing. Remote oil filter mount and Car Quest 85515 oil filter. Winner's Circle adjustable radius arms make it convenient to accurately align the driveshaft to the rear axle / differential, which is important on a substantially lowered car. A Panhard rod can transfer a lot of force into the body, so its mounting must be robust. He uses it without any sort of external fuel pressure regulator. All photos are from April 28-29, 2012 when we viewed the car at "The Mitty" at Road Atlanta in Georgia.