Still waiting on a few parts for the Triumph, so I took some time to clean the shop. My neighbor, Woody, contributed his skills with carpentry to help make this sturdy work bench. Plenty of work space now!
I have a number of projects on the back burner. One of which was always intended to be on the back burner, a 1960 Triumph T100A. This is one of the first Unit Twins Triumph produced. The engine is set up very similar to the Tiger Cub T20, complete with a Lucas Distributor (one of the few years this was ever used on a 500.) This will take some time finding the right parts. Ideally a basket case 500 unit engine will find it's way to my garage... If anyone has one get in touch. Plus I need a donor primary side crank case to fix some damage to the one pictured below. Gotta keep those numbers matching you know?
Some pictures of the progress:
|Sweet Ape Hangers. Check out the hose clamps that keep em on!|
Don't worry, I'm saving those bars for something else...
|Chrome Oil tank looks like it goes to a bigger bike.|
Chrome was not stock and will be replaced.
|Yikes, major gap above chain case, this can be fixed,|
but I'll need a donor case to chop. Got a broken spare?
Get in touch, any 500 unit case should do.
|Chrome swing arm, brake stay and brake plate... hmm.|
|Plastic "chrome" wrap on speedo cable.|
The cable is in great shape amazingly.
|This wheel should clean up nicely - it did see below.|
|Stanchions are rusty but were originally covered by the nacelle. Forks are stock.|
|I need parts! This timing cover didn't have the points plate...|
thats in the distributor.
|Somewhere in those leaves are the correct cams|
|Chrome is badly peeled on swing arm, no worry, should be black anyway.|
|Buggered threads made the removal of this nut tough,|
but I got it off. It's nice having a sturdy bench that doesn't shake
when using the vice for jobs like this!
|Inside of brake looks nice and clean, no rust.|
|Dirty parts laid out for evaluation.|
|This serial confirms its a 1960. This would be a "bathtub" model.|
|Cleaned up NICE! Original paint on rim looks pretty good.|
|Forks disassembled, cleaned and ready for rebuild. Need seals.|
|Crankcases after the auto parts washer. No other damage.|