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Re: 1955 Triumph T110
Dave Swanson #795611 01/14/20 8:11 pm
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Thanks Bill! I was aware of the front center stripe and pinstripe details. The painter is all squared away with that information. I have seen variability as to just how far back the stripe ends (or begins if you prefer) from inspection of original paint front fenders. Some start right after the curve for lack of better word, and some are a bit farther back by a 1/4 or 3/8 ". I picked a happy medium with mine to start about a 1/4" front the end of the flared section of the center raised area.

I have also heard of the brushed stays, but thanks for sharing that. I appreciate the knowledge share because there is much I don't know.


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Re: 1955 Triumph T110
Dave Swanson #795898 01/18/20 1:09 am
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Tanks and rims are back home. I pick up the fenders tomorrow. This turned out SO nice!

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1967 Bonneville
1974 Norton Commando
Re: 1955 Triumph T110
Dave Swanson #795929 01/18/20 2:52 pm
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Looks like the Dupont Imron "Antique Gray Metallic" that my buddy sprayed my '75 Honda CB550 with.

Some people liked to call it "Gun Metal Gray"

Very nice.

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Re: 1955 Triumph T110
GrandPaul #795930 01/18/20 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by GrandPaul
Looks like the Dupont Imron "Antique Gray Metallic" that my buddy sprayed my '75 Honda CB550 with.

Some people liked to call it "Gun Metal Gray"

Very nice.



Thanks! I purchased the paint from Hutchinson, it is the Shell Blue Sheen for a 55.


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1965 Spitfire Hornet
1967 Bonneville
1974 Norton Commando
Re: 1955 Triumph T110
Dave Swanson #795952 01/18/20 8:20 pm
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I picked up the fenders today. I couldn't happier with the result. Fantastic workmanship!

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Re: 1955 Triumph T110
Dave Swanson #795994 01/19/20 9:00 am
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Beautiful work


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Re: 1955 Triumph T110
Dave Swanson #796027 01/19/20 6:51 pm
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Looks good to me. thumbsup clap
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Re: 1955 Triumph T110
Dave Swanson #798498 02/16/20 10:50 pm
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I pressed out the swingarm spindle today. After cleaning up the swingarm I must say it seems to be in great shape! The spindle to bushing fit is still very good. I see no reason to replace the bushings. The spindle has a crack at 1 of the outer holes and will need to be replaced.

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1974 Norton Commando
Re: 1955 Triumph T110
Dave Swanson #798577 02/17/20 9:37 pm
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My speedometer is in very nice shape. Although I could change my mind at this time I am planning on keeping the speedo unrestored. I do want to have it cleaned and lubricated. Not sure where I will send it at this point.

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Re: 1955 Triumph T110
Dave Swanson #798633 02/18/20 10:11 am
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That speedo looks like new apart from discolouring to the numbers. If it was my money I would have the calibration checked and then have the numbers cleaned if it needs calibration. Otherwise fit and run with it.


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Re: 1955 Triumph T110
Dave Swanson #798634 02/18/20 10:25 am
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The bezel unscrews on the Chrono's so DIY is possible, the choosing on the cleaning fluid is critical, some will just wipe the dial face clean of everything. I would do as Allan suggests and only open it up if the calibration is out.

Re: 1955 Triumph T110
Allan G #798650 02/18/20 3:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Allan Gill
That speedo looks like new apart from discolouring to the numbers. If it was my money I would have the calibration checked and then have the numbers cleaned if it needs calibration. Otherwise fit and run with it.



Sounds like sound advice! Thanks Allan


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Re: 1955 Triumph T110
Dave Swanson #807122 04/29/20 11:04 am
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The project has not gone fallow. The frame is with the painter for blast and paint. I will post pics when they are finished.

I am in the middle of a 68 Moto Guzzi V700 restoration at the moment.


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Re: 1955 Triumph T110
Dave Swanson #807209 04/29/20 10:09 pm
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I received my spokes back from cadmium plating. I spent over 2 hours standing in front of my wire wheel cleaning them up and then scrubbed them in hot water. The plating company runs them through a Wheelabrator before plating.

When I sent them off for plating I was very amazed at their condition. There wasn't a bad spoke or nipple in the bunch. Not bad for 65 year old original spokes!

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I must say I lucked out on the condition of a number of things about this bike so far; tins, frame, engine, wheels. I think it was a cut above your average box case job.


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1962 TR6SS
1965 Spitfire Hornet
1967 Bonneville
1974 Norton Commando
Re: 1955 Triumph T110
Dave Swanson #807241 04/30/20 5:46 am
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About spokes. I'm pretty sure spokes were never cadmium plated. Every one I've ever seen was black which is the color of very old zinc plated spokes.
And right about that time period, chrome spokes were available as an option. As to the wisdom of chroming spokes? I don't think it's a very good thing to do, myself. And, I think Triumph came to the same conclusion as they were discontinued shortly after being introduced. I believe all the nipples were either nickel plated or chrome plated.

So, I use highly polished stainless on these old bikes and that's a good option. Looks like chrome, never turns black like zinc.

I'm also not a fan of re-using spokes. I've had too many of them pull through the nipple while tightening them.

Cheers,
Bill

Last edited by HawaiianTiger; 04/30/20 5:48 am.

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Re: 1955 Triumph T110
HawaiianTiger #807263 04/30/20 11:45 am
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Bill thanks for the confirmation on the zinc plating. That is what I assumed when I saw the dark color of the spokes and nipples. Only zinc turns blackish like that over time. But I think when restoring the spokes - new zinc and fresh cad plate would have a similar bright look. I just wont be around 40 years from now to see the zinc turn dark. smile

There is certainly a lot in favor of running new stainless spokes, but I just like the idea of using the spokes that came with the bike when new, especially since they are in such good shape. Now if I could just get them back into their exact locations. smile

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