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Re: 1955 Triumph T110 [Re: Dave Swanson] #788540 10/29/19 3:30 pm
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Gathering parts for a restoration can be as exciting as the build. Doug Wood is the go to guy for vintage electrics.


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Re: 1955 Triumph T110 [Re: Dave Swanson] #788561 10/29/19 9:11 pm
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Dang, I would not have guessed that NOS babbit rods existed at all. When I built the '52 TR5, we sent the rods to a Ford Model T restoration guy to pour new babbit.
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Re: 1955 Triumph T110 [Re: Dave Swanson] #788580 10/30/19 12:01 am
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Bill, I don't know what's more rare. The .010 NOS pistons you found for me or the rods? It does seem like they were meant to be together!


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1962 TR6SS
1965 Spitfire Hornet
1967 Bonneville
Re: 1955 Triumph T110 [Re: Dave Swanson] #788591 10/30/19 2:01 am
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This probably isn't a surprise to anyone here, but the iron head T110's are my favorite Triumph, with the all alloy 500 right behind in second place. I've done up several of these in various restorations, one being a "Trophy-ized '55 T110 that is still on island in someones living room..
Here's a pic of that one.

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And a couple for inspiration.

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1985 Honda Nighthawk 650
1957 Thunderbird/T110 "Black Tiger"
Antique Fans: Loads of Emersons (Two six wingers) plus gyros and orbiters.
Re: 1955 Triumph T110 [Re: Dave Swanson] #788613 10/30/19 1:21 pm
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Bettie Page's famous pose is photoshopped but I like it!


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1967 Bonneville
Re: 1955 Triumph T110 [Re: Dave Swanson] #789295 11/05/19 11:51 pm
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My fork shrouds were repaired by brazing! A bit of overkill I would say.

I do believe that with some patient filing and Dremeling I can make them presentable. At least I hope so.

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Re: 1955 Triumph T110 [Re: Dave Swanson] #789296 11/05/19 11:55 pm
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I believe this to be the correct Amal. I have just been told it is close but not correct. Should be 376/40

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Re: 1955 Triumph T110 [Re: Dave Swanson] #789297 11/05/19 11:55 pm
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Odds and ends for your perusal.

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Re: 1955 Triumph T110 [Re: Dave Swanson] #789322 11/06/19 7:32 am
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Couple things. Those lower nacelles should be repaired to be as original and here's why. The lower tubes were originally just welded to the uppers in two places, one in front and one in the rear. The reason for this is so that the individual tubes could be "adjusted" a bit to run true to the lower legs. Having them solid like this make it likely that you cannot get them to be centered over the lower legs.
I use my torch and compressed air to remove the brass. It's a bit risky. Molten brass is kind of nasty....
Also, those big lever taps are a bit of a pain in the ass if you ask me. I would keep a nice set for the shows and use a modern set for riding.
Having said that, there is the possibility that you can use them and they won't leak all over your bike and garage floor. John Healy says that there is a gas proof grease that seals them and keeps them from sticking. You see a lot of these with the bats broken off because they tend to seize solid. Then some guy takes a hammer and breaks off the bat. it's just brass....When they stick, the trick is to tap the taper pin from the back side and free it.


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Re: 1955 Triumph T110 [Re: Dave Swanson] #790122 11/15/19 10:56 am
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I am happy to report the the top shroud is in great shape!

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Re: 1955 Triumph T110 [Re: Dave Swanson] #790140 11/15/19 5:27 pm
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I really like that type of fuel tap, brilliant compared to the cork plunger type, When stripped close inspection will probably reveal one side , the main ,will be much more worn than the other, reserve, I find ordinary hand soap work very well as a lubricant to prevent them seizing and helps sealing.


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Re: 1955 Triumph T110 [Re: Dave Swanson] #790279 11/16/19 9:52 pm
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I need a rivet! Any good sources out there?

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Re: 1955 Triumph T110 [Re: Dave Swanson] #790288 11/16/19 10:59 pm
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Re: 1955 Triumph T110 [Re: Dave Swanson] #790363 11/17/19 5:26 pm
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I ordered some rivets from McMaster Carr. They might need a slight massaging in my lathe but should be suitable


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