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Old 11-28-2012, 01:56 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I went back to the metal recycle center today. For $32.00 I bought another Triumph frame with engine installed. It is a 1969 T120, or what is left of one. It is only the frame and engine, nothing else. I plan to use it for the parts I may need in the future.
They told me there is yet another Triumph frame and engine somewhere in the piles of metal and will call me when they find it.
I'll try to get the picture up soon.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:12 PM   #22 (permalink)
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hope you're enjoying making all of us jealous with those deals you're getting. at this point you've spent less on all of this stuff than a lot of us spent on gasoline getting ours dragged/trailered/trucked home... good for you!
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:40 PM   #23 (permalink)
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If the frame and engine block match, and you don't need to use them, keep the matching parts together as it could be a start for someone to build a whole bike. I doubt if the numbers do match, though

But you'd get more than $32 for a set of matching numbers
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:08 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I looked at the number closer and it is a 1972, same year as the first one. Now I want to see if the head, cylinder, and pistons will go into the other one. That will make my day.
I haven't found a number on the frame yet. It isn't anywhere on the front area. Maybe someone started to build a different type and just gave up.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:57 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Good thing is, it's a bolt-on hard tail. So, easy enough to UN-bolt it and trash it.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:58 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Good thing is, it's a bolt-on hard tail. So, easy enough to UN-bolt it and trash it.

Notice that it's badly bent, or appears to be...
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:24 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Yes, the upper rear part is bent. The front and lower frame is in good shape. In don't need it so I'll find a new home for it.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:45 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I had some free time today and pulled the T120 engine out of the red frame. This machine must have been in a wreck. The kick start arm was broken off and the left side case was cracked with a chunk missing above the primary chain. I removed the kick start side panel and it was full of mud, so I figured the whole thing was going to be trashed. The head came off easier than I thought it would. The pistons were at the bottom of the stroke. I then went to the left side to pull the altinator and primary chain. When I put a big wrench on the nut, the pulley turned. After removing the primary chain I could turn the crankshaft by hand. So the pistons and cylinders are in very good shape.
Now for the big question. This engine is a T120 with a 9 bolt head. the one I am trying to rebuild is a TR6R with a 8 bolt head. I'm betting I can't use them on my TR6R. So is there a market for trading the pistons, cylinders, and head for a set that I can use? Or can I use any of the items on the TR6R.
I already have have a buyer for the old red frame.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:15 PM   #29 (permalink)
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The parts can be swapped between one another easily; sometimes with zero issues, other times with some headaches. It's all down to how much fiddling you have the patience for.

I've heard several instances of using 9 and 8 bolt heads interchangeably. Bigger issue is pre-oiler vs oiler cylinder barrels. I did that on my '67 and had to epoxy in a ball bearing in the oil channel in the cases, and use all nitrided followers and cams to run without the direct oiling. No issues in 14 years.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:00 AM   #30 (permalink)
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You certainly deserve "the bargain of the year award" The prices classic bikes change hands for here would make your eyes pop!
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