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1974 TR5T gas cap change from 1973 #786389 10/06/19 8:55 pm
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I need to replace the rubber seal on my 1974 TR5T and I noticed that the 1974 is different. The 1974 sits lower on the tank and has a metal tab to open it. The 1973 sits higher on the tank and it is the same one that was used on the 1971 OIF BSA & Triumph 250. This is a very late model 1974 TR5T made in August.
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Re: 1974 TR5T gas cap change from 1973 [Re: Jeff K.] #786409 10/07/19 12:02 am
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I'd noticed that on some TR5T's, at first wondered if they were replacement caps. Then I saw enough of them to think maybe they were being used because old stock had been used up, and the end is near. The date of your bike kinda supports that last idea...

Re: 1974 TR5T gas cap change from 1973 [Re: Steve Erickson] #786479 10/07/19 5:46 pm
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The 1974 cap is bigger and the tank opening is smaller. The 1974 has Ceandess stamped on it and the gasket is held by a peened over end. The 1973 and the 1971 caps are smaller and the opening to the tanks are larger, they only have the Made in England stamped on them. The rubber gaskets seems to be the same on all years.
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Re: 1974 TR5T gas cap change from 1973 [Re: Jeff K.] #786487 10/07/19 6:54 pm
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I just ordered a Ceandess rebuild kit. Then I was looking at the two styles again. The 1974 rubber gasket is very thick compared to the 1973 and the 1971's. It is twice as thick. The new kit has all of the parts so I will see if it works. If not, I found a supplier wouls sells just the rubber gaskets and he has both the thick and the thin.
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Re: 1974 TR5T gas cap change from 1973 [Re: Jeff K.] #786749 10/11/19 1:41 am
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Jeff---the gas cap on my 74 TR5T is exactly the same as on my 73 TR5T.
Could have been changed over the years I guess but I have never seen a gas cap on a TR5T like yours on your 74.
HTH

Re: 1974 TR5T gas cap change from 1973 [Re: Jeff K.] #786759 10/11/19 3:14 am
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The Cap on my 1973 TR5T also is the same as the 1971 Triumph and BSA OIF 250's. The 1974 is not, it is stamped Ceandess, made in England. I think that it has to do with how late in the production run that mine was made, JJ is August 1974. They only made 25 more and then that was it. I am guessing at that point they were using up what they had and scrounging for parts.
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Re: 1974 TR5T gas cap change from 1973 [Re: Jeff K.] #786761 10/11/19 3:40 am
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If you Google up 1974 Triumph TR5T, and select images, you'll see some with both style caps. The Monza style was definitely used, apparently toward the end?

Re: 1974 TR5T gas cap change from 1973 [Re: Jeff K.] #786793 10/11/19 1:40 pm
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Yes--at that stage things were pretty chaotic.
Normal suppliers had not been paid for a long time so supplies were sourced from alternative suppliers (who in turn would not get paid for a long time!).
I was there at the time and nothing would really surprise me.
Makes me smile when I read of earnest judges saying that so and so is not correct because it was not in the parts book etc.
The reality was that anything went in the effort to get bikes out of the door, thereby getting cash to pay the wages and perhaps some of the suppliers.

Re: 1974 TR5T gas cap change from 1973 [Re: Jeff K.] #786796 10/11/19 1:48 pm
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My '74 made 22 August 1973 has the little "LIFT" tab.
Adam.

Re: 1974 TR5T gas cap change from 1973 [Re: Jeff K.] #786806 10/11/19 3:31 pm
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My 74 VIN # HJ 56655 has the 73 style gas cap.

Re: 1974 TR5T gas cap change from 1973 [Re: Jeff K.] #786818 10/11/19 4:54 pm
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I just received a Ceandess rebuild kit that was advertised as fitting Norton and BSA single "flip up" gas cap. It does not! It is too big for the BSA Monza caps, it does fit the norton perfectly. I see a few sellers advertise rubber gaskets for the 2' Monza gas caps under part numbers 83-1547 and 83-5201. I will order a couple of these and see ho the fit. It looks like the old gasket can be pried out of the two flat washers and a new one put in, if they are the proper thickness.
Jeff

Re: 1974 TR5T gas cap change from 1973 [Re: Triumph5ta] #786819 10/11/19 4:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Triumph5ta
My '74 made 22 August 1973 has the little "LIFT" tab.
Adam.

The gasket on my 74 is twice as thick as the earlier ones. The "lift" tab is also metal and stamped with LIFT on it.
Jeff

Re: 1974 TR5T gas cap change from 1973 [Re: Jeff K.] #786826 10/11/19 5:23 pm
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Jeff--a friend of mine got new TR5T gas cap sealing rubber rings from Peter Quick of BSA Unit Singles in NH.
Might be worth a call---.
HTH


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