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Old 03-09-2011, 06:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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While crank assembly is in being balanced (4 months so far) I finally cleared enough projects out of my small workspace to get at the rolling chassis.Paint has failed on most bits except the frame and subframe are almost tolerable for a working motorcycle.Put the swing arm and various other bits thru my electrolysis bath which converts rust and given enough time most non 2-pack paint covering the part.24hrs in the bath and the paint on the swingarm wiped off with a quick wirebrushing or scotchbrite.Already started pulling it to pieces before remembering to take some pics
http://www.triumphrat.net/attachment...1&d=1299667537
Ditto with stripping the swingarm in tank had been in tank for 5 min before picture taken.
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24hr in tank and paint fell off , a quick acid etch ,rinse and a dry in the sun
http://www.triumphrat.net/attachment...1&d=1299667537.
Second batch though in 15 hrs but the sliders are painted with a different paint system so in places where rust present under paint it came off easily but where it was sound, about 40%,will have to be mechanically removed but will give them another 12 hrs or so.I suspect the frame will be of similar difficulty so i will have to decide whether or not to completely strip and paint or just touch up. If i strip it it will give me the opportunity to clean up the weld splatter which has always bugged me (and my knuckles).Triumphs quality control standards must have been slipping by 1972 as there are quite a few spots affected.If i can find a suitable seal-able tin i might put them in with a tablespoon of lacquer thinners and seal it up and allow evaporation and condensation of the thinners to strip old paint.Have used this technique for stripping paint of door funiture and various other small items. I have used similar technique for degreasing delicate items or to prevent contamination by impurities in the solvent by suspending item in a lidless oil drum with 1/2 a cup of volatile solvent and covering drum with an old wok filled with water,put it out in the sun solvent evaporates condenses on underside of wok (and the item itself) and runs down and drips off onto item being cleaned.A bit slow but enables you to use very small amounts of powerful and dangerous solvents relatively safely.
Will add more posts as i progress thru the bike which i hope will not take to long but with fuel prices on the rise NZ$2.10 per litre it will save a bit of fuel on the 70 mile a day commute to work when working in the city.
But in the meantime back to cleaning parts and writing lists on parts to get. cheers L
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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4 months!
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The guy I'm planning to use does a while you wait service! (given notice)
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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4 months!
Crickey!


The guy I'm planning to use does a while you wait service! (given notice)
I'm friends with the balancing man and i had told him i do not need it done till i get the cycle parts together.Balancing was done almost straight away and will get him to assemble the rods onto crank once they rods have been resized so the time has not been a problem at all
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Got all the painted parts accept for the hubs painted and started reassembly.Tonight I installed swingarm and triple clamps but need some new stops.Have to concentrate on the daytona as my other two bsa b31 projects seem to be encroaching on my time.
The electrolytic tank has done a hassle free job of cleaning the rust off and from underneath the chrome though most of the bad chrome is going off to the platers for de-chroming,oil tank ,toolbox headlamp shrouds and maybe even the headlight.Doing this rebuild on basically a zero budget but i have ,over the years its been off the road,bought most of the engine and chassis bits and traded labour for machining work with mainly the rubber parts and chains still to purchase.
Borrowing a set of gas bottles next week to weld up a few cracks in the rear mudguard and repair the chain guard where the chain has rubbed thru as well as weld the bsa tanks back together and repair rust holes in the tractor.
Crank is being ground so it should have its balancing finished and be back in the cases in the next week or so then onto the reboring and cylinder head which needs a new seat and new k-lines installed.Luckily a few paid jobs have started to roll in so should be able to throw a few dollars into the old girl in the near distant future.Will post a few photos on progress but they will have to wait ,i need to sleep. cheers all
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Got some photos of progress.Stripped front wheel and 6hrs in the electrolytic bath cleaned up grease,paint and rust. masked the hub for painting.Still deciding whether to strip down rear wheel to paint hub and clen up rim and spokes. Rolling chassis is ready for forks.Refitted the taper damping nut at base of slider and used a hardwood dowel (broom handle)drilled to fit long taper ,tapped in into dowel and dropped slider on and installed the bolt,easier than collecting extensions for a long socket.Will assemble forks tomorrow night but need to get gaiters ,new stop pins before installing and get some rubber bushes for oil tank/battery box. The bath does an excellent job at cleaning up chrome and after trying an old rim are putting front rim,sidecovers, grabrail and guards etc thru Here is images of before and after overnite and a hose of and scrub with a brush.Called in to the balancing specialist and work for him has slowed down so he got the crank ground .Even though the standard crank was inside its wear limit there was excessive clearance with standard shells so surmising the rod eyes were stretched they were sent for resizing but came back untouched with a note to say they were fine so the crank is being ground to give requisite clearance.My old engineer would throw a fit at you if you started to quote specific measurements and chuck you out of his workshop.I only made that mistake once,and like he says its about relative fits and not what the book states .I pickup a gas gas set tomorrow so i can weld up the chain guard and a couple of splits in the rear guard along with the tanks for my bsa and rust repairs to the tractor.Its going to be a little busy for the next week or so.
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Finally got around to assembling fork legs then realised i had forgotten to soak the sintered bronze bushes so put those into some fork oil and got the welding up the chainguard and mudguard.While i have the gas set i had better finish beating the dents out of my bsa tanks and weld them back together.Oil tank is ready to weld but feeling a bit fluey so will content myself with more parts cleaning in the kero washer and polishing up the chrome now its all been thru the tank.Sold an old Bsa pushbike tonight so will use the dollars to get some parts dechromed and maybe some gaiters.
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Been chipping away at cleaning and reassembling.Finally got some kero for the parts cleaner.It must of pre-empted the crank rebuild as i had a call today to say the crank is ground and the balancing is done so I can deliver the head and pistons/cylinder block to the reco guys once i have picked them up.
Relaced the front wheel,you have to love triumph front wheels ,so easy to lace up with those straight spokes only took about 15minutes but could not find one of the old bearings to refit to true it up.I will get some new ones next week.
Paint is a bit crappy,beginning of winter and not a sandfly or midgie to be seen until i put some paint on the hub, then a bloody cloud of them arrive and kamikaze on to the surface.Started picking them out then gave up and settled for a textured finish ,gotta be better than rust.
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Got the crank home last night so this afternoon gave the cases a final kero wash then a boil in detergent and water.Heated them up to 200c and the old bearings dropped out and dropped in the new mains ready to fit the crank.
When my boy saw me putting the cases in the oven i told him not to tell his mother and luckily she did not smell the stink until i had finished.
I thought i may have got away with it till she spotted the cylinder head still boiling away in her soup pot.Hopefully the hex won't set in till the bike is finished.
Tomorrow is final clean and bolt together the crank and install into the cases.Yay feels likes some real progress is being achieved
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:27 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Gave up on the front rim,it had a naty bash and when trued pulled the drum out of round so ordered and laced a CWC front rim and new spokes which trued up nicely.Relaced rear and it is awaiting final
Engine and gearbox all went back together and into frame no problems.
Just waiting for cylinder head to be completed,new exhaust seats,fully anneal and reharden the head and new cast iron guides machined and fitted with k-lines as nobody will fit k-lines to aluminium bronze guides.Also having exhaust ports machined out to take a reducing bush to bring it back to standard push in sized hole.
All other progress has ground to a halt over the last month or so as my partner and i parted ways so i have had to shift house ,buy a laptop,get rid of the last 27 years of accumulated crap selling it off in an effort to keep my bikes and lathe along with woodworking machinery.
Work has suddenly increased and had to go out and buy a motorcycle to cart my tools around on.A 1980 gs750l with a yoshi850 kit on board.
Have had to use Daytona funds to put on front tyre, chain and sprockets, but otherwise extremely tidy,flexible and easy to ride machine despite its size and weight.
Hopefully will get a bit more done on the Triumph and BSA projects before i need to move them,thankfully our split has been reasonably ammicable and have not had to totally clear out my workshop.
Will post some photos of the T100 as soon as . cheers all
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:39 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Just got the head back from the reconditioners, head hardness tested,annealed and rehardened,2 new seats,welded up cracks from seat to bolt holes, new cast iron guides machined and fitted with k-lines ,to remove the need to replace guides in the future,and i supplied the valves.All up cost $1100 cash ,10% over estimate and he was still a little miffed at not charging enough.
Went to do final clean and assemble but no valve collets ,bugger.
Have not had the time or head space to get near the poor old girl hopefully will erect a small structure to house my 5 bikes and tools and a little kitchen and weather protected sitting down area,but she is looking ok totally wrapped to prevent the sawdust getting in
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