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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-04-2016, 12:11 PM
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Looks very much like my cousin's 1953. Although his is partially in pieces and not as dirty.
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-17-2018, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
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I rode this very bike way back in 1968 and many times as a teen growing up. My neighbor kept the bike all these years stored in his basement since 1976. Well after a bunch of work the restoration is complete. I traced the complete history of this bike from manufacture in June of 1950 till current, who imported it into Canada, who sold it originally and through all three previous owners. The bike had been wrongly registered as a 1949 when it is in fact a 1950 3T Deluxe. What a story this bike has to tell. I plan to ride it and take it to local shows an just enjoy it.
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Steve Ford and wattage like this.

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post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-17-2018, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
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Oh well. But get it running and take it for a spin around the block at least before tearing it down. I find it helps when you are slogging through a restoration, if you have at least had a quick ride on it first.
Probably a good thing I did not try to start the bike. During tear down I discovered the con rods and crank were beyond repair and had we actually started the engine most likely would have thrown a rod and ruined the case. Then I would not have a bike with matching serial numbers for frame, engine and transmission as it came from the factory.
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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-17-2018, 08:12 AM
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For what it's worth: the motorcycle pictured above, is (very nearly) the epitome of classic British motorcycling beauty. The only thing I would change is the larger displacement engine.

However, your bike is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. One of the top 3 ever posted on this forum.

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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-17-2018, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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For what it's worth: the motorcycle pictured above, is (very nearly) the epitome of classic British motorcycling beauty. The only thing I would change is the larger displacement engine.

However, your bike is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. One of the top 3 ever posted on this forum.
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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-08-2018, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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A few months back I submitted some pictures and the story about my 1950 3T Deluxe to Motorcycle Mojo. They contacted me and said they would like to publish it, boy was I surprised when I received my Sep/Oct issue, four page feature. I was expecting maybe a small pic and a line or two. WOW
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What a gorgeous motorcycle! Congrats on the mag feature, that'll add to coolness for sure
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Well Done!

Now that is living the dream! Congrats! Stunning bike!
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Congrats on the publicity of a VERY beautiful classic Triumph.

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