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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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My only concern was to be able to find the right parts for the right engine. If it's not the right engine or if I can't figure it out, it's going to be a problem, I dont want to buy pistons that wont fit.

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-06-2012, 05:28 PM
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If you could post some photos of the engine on here, I'm sure you'd get a positive identification of the model & year, close enough for you to get the right parts book anyway. I'm not very familiar with the 500s but I am guessing that Triumph didn't make all that many changes. If yours is the 'proper' timing side bearing, points on side etc (which it must be to seem at all right in a late bike), parts like pistons, bearings and other major components will almost certainly be the same for a spread of quite a few years.
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Thing to look for is a bump at the lower rear of timing cover indicating its has an end fed crank and not the earlier bushed type main bearing.change occured at similar time to changes to pistons and head design in late 60's though all will be revealed once you break her down and u best put off buying internal parts till you van see what u got.a photo or two will be easy way to suss out id
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