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#676991 12/08/16 11:50 pm
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Wise ones, can anyone identify this fuel tank as the three gallon version please?

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This is one of my ongoing projects, one that I more or less pushed into a corner after it arrived from the USA.
Enough time has passed where the disappointment of it being nothing like its description or pictures has been replaced with $hit happens and just chip away at it even if the end cost will defy any form of logic.

To date I have had no luck finding any original trim for the fuel tank so will put an order in with Ace Classics in the UK but need to confirm the tank size.
Any advice as always is appreciated.

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Yours looks to be 3 gallon, as well as correct for the year.

Photos below are of four gallon from 1950, note recesses at knee areas that had screwed in grips or plates the grips would mount to. A center seam was run about 1952 on, giving a slightly different shape, but still with indents. Wider tank lines on the four gallon, oh heck, let's face it, that dang 4 gallon tank is just fat!

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(Ummmmm, by the way, have you tried to see how many gallons of gas can you pour into your tank?)

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I would be hard pressed to pull that out of a box and be disappointed!

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I couldn't tell you the exact size of your tank but I believe it is the correct tank for your '57 TR6. I think if you told Ace Classics you have the Trophy tank with the seam you would get the correct items.

That's a nice looking Triumph. Looks like a seat and a little tidying up and you'd have a very nice example.


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BTW, I believe the seamed tank didn't appear until '56?


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Originally Posted by Les P
Wise ones, can anyone identify this fuel tank as the three gallon version please?



Yes, that is the 3 gallon tank.


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Boomer,
To clarify, the seamed tanks appeared in 1952, but the TR5 and TRW's used the non seamed tanks to 1956. Joe

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Originally Posted by Deadstiffcatt
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the TR5 and TRW's used the non seamed tanks to 1956. Joe


The '54/'55 T110, '55 T100R's inclusive.


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Bill was there any change or differences in the parcel racks that you can advise of? (Apologies for jumping in there Les!)


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'56 and later parcel racks had two bars while the earlier ones had three.


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The center bar on the rack was eliminated because it would interfere with the chrome trim strip covering the seam of the tank.

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That's ripper, thanks fellas!


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