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Old 03-20-2012, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I started this bike last year to re-create the bike I streeted then later raced in the early '70s.
The original was a 1960 T100A converted to twin points and the later frame mods to the swingarm spindle end brackets.
40 years on and I found a basket case T100T frame (1967) with the original (wrecked) motor and a good T100R (1973) motor on ebay.
There are lots of good restored parts with this buy but most of it will be sold as this bike is pure special build.
So far the frame & swingarm have been enamelled, the engine & gearbox, carbys rebuilt and it's a loosely assembled rolling chassis.
The rear brake is Honda 350 in an 18" flanged alloy rim the front is Grimeca 4L/S in an 18" rim and the forks are brand new from the factory Norton short roadholders just like the original in alloy triple trees.
The oil tank, front mudguard and Dunstall style seat are home made in carbon fiber and the crowning glory is the fuel tank, a perfect replica of the factory race tanks used at Daytona from Glass from the past.
Next post I'll start from the beginning properly with what has been done so far.

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Old 03-20-2012, 09:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Semi-nude photographer alert! hee hee

Beautiful looking machine. I've always been amazed with what the really knowledgable Triumph builders were/are able to do with the little half-litre twins.

What will be the venue for getting it revving at it's limit in anger?
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'll street it for a couple of months to sort things and get a reasonable setup then later in the year down to Lakeside near Brisbane around 1800 km away for a track weekend hopefully.

I suppose I should put some start pictures here as well:
First is the cases after I soda blasted them, second is the carbies after the same.
Can see me running out of photo space real soon here.
It's tropical up here so we don't wear shirts much indoors
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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OCR,

I would like to suggest that you open a Photobucket account. It allows you to share your entire rebuild album with others by simply sending them the link and lets you post full size photos here by posting a link in your post. I did the attachment thing for a while but when I started the restoration thread, I started another PB album. It makes it easier and the photos appear here full size.

Using PB is very easy.

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Old 03-21-2012, 08:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks Rob, I have a website so I'll use that.

First up, the engine.
It was supposed to have been rebuilt but I had doubts so we did a full strip, just as well because the main bearings were new but rusty
Bottom end:
The crank was unused, polished on size and had been cleaned out ok.
The shells were new as were the conrods & pistons.
The cams were actually timed 180 degrees out so just as well we did a full strip.
So, blasted the cases, new main bearings, polished & balanced the rods, painted the barrels with VHT light gold header paint, blocked off the tacho drive as we will use an electronic one, blocked the 3 oil feed holes to the primary (BNR belt drive fitted) and reassembled the bottom end.
Sounds easy when you say it fast









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OCR,

Are those 9:1 pistons? There was a thread a week or so ago about a 500 and the owner was trying to determine with CR pistons he had. I thought they looked like 11:1 650 pistons, but realized they would not work in the 500. Mr. Pete said they were std 9:1. If yours are the same, it is a great picture to show the significant difference between the 500 and 650 piston crown shape.

I like the gold jugs.

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As far as I know they are std 9.75:1 T100R pistons.
Yes the jugs do look good in the gold, it's a very pale soft gold, I did the rear brake plate in it as well, gives it a gentle, classy look.



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Chainguard

Here's what I did with the chainguard:
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Getting a bit closer now

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Very nice!

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