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Old 10-28-2012, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ultrarepo's 1968 T100c rebuild

Well, it's finally started so I thought I would put up a thread as I'm sure I'm going to need lots of help thanks in advance.

I bought the bike a couple of months ago from a dealer. It is a machine which was exported to the US and has now found it's way back to the UK and will need re-registering once the restoration is complete. I have no experience with Triumphs - I haven't even ridden it - but I have heard it running and seen it being ridden. Notwithstanding this I am going to have the engine inspected / rebuilt. More on this anon..

As you can see it has had low pipes fitted and I want it back to factory so I have the correct high pipes ready to go on. Aside from that, some unusual switchgear and some headlight quirks it is pretty much all there.

Here it is, after a quick pressure wash just before it went on the ramp for what I think will be a long dissection:



Old pipes off:




Front mudguard off:



Had a look at the fork springs. Hmm.



Drained the oil: Right hand tub is from the gearbox and very milky. What does that indicate?



Seat and tank off, and that was about it for today:



And thinking about touching in the ivory colour on my tank badges: any ideas on how to match the colour?



I'm thinking that I will whip the cables out next and then the headlight and bars. I'm not sure if there is a tried and tested strip down method but I want to keep it as a rolling chassis as long as I can
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The milky gearbox oil indicates some water/moisture. Bike looks good. Take lots of pics to help you with restore. Congrats. Like the Travis Bickle avatar too.
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks re Travis ;-)

Just realised I should have put this in the restoration section. Can I move a thread myself I wonder, or do I need a mod to do it?
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A little pot of Humbrol Gloss Ivory (No. 41) should do the trick for the badges.

http://www.wonderlandmodels.com/medi...mbrolChart.pdf

Looking forward to seeing this one come together!
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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A little pot of Humbrol Gloss Ivory (No. 41) should do the trick for the badges.

http://www.wonderlandmodels.com/medi...mbrolChart.pdf

Looking forward to seeing this one come together!
Perfect! Thanks Sam
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm doing the same to a '68 T100T. Like all the pix. Nice, clean bike. Mine is a bit more ratty, but mostly original with 11K miles.

Keep us posted!
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I've made some slow progress over the past couple of weeks: I dont seem to have had time to enjoy a full day in the garage, just the odd hour or two here and there. Still, no rush.

I've had a right faff with getting the new high level pipes that I bought to fit yagman has been helpful I now have two headers which are long enough.....plenty long enough, so theyt are going to need cutting down. That's a job for later though so they have gone up in the attic for now



Been taking plenty of photos: rear fender coming out:






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And the coils:



It's all new to me so I make the odd sketch if I dont think I'll remember where things go:


This was tonight's progress - getting the oil tank out

Pretty soon I'm going to have to tackle taking the loom out and noting where everything goes



And this is where I'm now up to:


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Great little project, and nice to see you aren't shy with the camera.

Now get on with it...
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks GPZ - that's really weird -'I was about to mail you Tomas,myou to move this to the resto section
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