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Thruxton Restoration
#618179 09/19/15 4:15 pm
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Hi everybody! Haven't been on this forum for a long time, since back when I was working on a couple of BSA's. Glad to see it's still here. The bike I have is VMT 573, a '67 model. I bought it approx. 15 yrs. ago and have had it in storage awaiting retirement (finally here). The bike is fairly complete and I have a full history on it. Bought from the second owner. I'm just getting started with it, so in the paint stripping/derusting, polishing stage (yuk). As this is my first experience with a Velo I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions. Looking forward to it.

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Re: Thruxton Restoration
Joel Greene #618409 09/21/15 10:54 am
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Joel, welcome back to the forum. You are lucky your project is mostly complete. Cleaning, polishing, refurbishing original parts generally turns out better than trying to fit new parts.
I look forward to your future posts tracking your progress.
Fullminator.

Re: Thruxton Restoration
Joel Greene #619448 09/27/15 8:41 pm
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please post pix!!! We are very interested!!!


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Re: Thruxton Restoration
Joel Greene #795357 01/11/20 2:57 am
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Were your Thruxton engine cases partially polished ? I'm re-restoring a '66 Thruxton which has partially polished cases. Not sure if that is factory or if the previous owner did it.....

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Re: Thruxton Restoration
Joel Greene #795378 01/11/20 3:27 pm
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Other than the years they used engine covers, Velo engine and trans cases and covers were polished. They used the covers to save the expense of polishing (at least that's the story I've been told). They never used covers on a Thruxton.


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Re: Thruxton Restoration
Joel Greene #796073 01/20/20 1:40 pm
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Hi Joel
I am trying to find an 86mm high comp piston for a Belgian Gillet that I am re-building. Can you help me out by letting me know the compression height of a Thruxton piston?
Thanks Tom.


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