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Do It Yourself T160 starter kit.

I should tell you that there is a "Kit" available so you can build your own T160 Trident 750 Triple...

It starts with a set of engine cases, most of the rest of the engine, crankshaft, jugs etc.

The engine is in pieces and will need to be built, new pistons etc. From there one would procure the remainder of the bits to assemble a complete Trident. Simple.
When I bought the current T160 seven years ago, this set of engine cases came along with it. No idea why the seller had the cases, the numbers on my Trident are matching so there is no need for spare parts per se. Just weird. I will never build this engine, and someone should make good use of it.

Just for reference, there were 7104 Triumph T160 Tridents built for worldwide distribution in 1975.

The following is some information from a fellow in the UK that sent me the details on when the AK0287 Trident was built:

T160 AK0287 is a reasonably early T160 motor which was built into crankcase No 180 on 26/11/74. These engines were placed in stock, as production of the complete bikes took longer to get going. So the complete machine wasn’t actually dispatched to USA until 20/01/1975, hence the AK date code prefix. It was actually the 664th complete T160 to be built.

If you have an interest in the engine, I will need to inventory all the parts to let you know what is there and what parts are missing. exactly what is there and what is missing.

Suffice it to say that the bores will need attention, at least one sleeved, pistons, rings, head work etc... You will need a good triple engine builder.
I am not certain of the gearbox presence. But it is a good start.


$500.00 US

Thanks,
Rob in Maine

I have included a photo of my T160, just because.

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Interested. I have R3 and T150 engines to use for development but not a T160 and since some of their "over 200 improvements" were in the engine such as the split centre exhaust and asymmetric intake stub mounting it would be useful.PM or post pieces here?

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The Trident engine has been sold.

Thanks for your interest.

Rob


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Dave you might be interested in this. In now comes with a motor in pieces.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/387790170143114/?hoisted=false&ref=search&referral_code=null&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3Ae98b454e-106a-421c-bbc3-9dd7439b8bd6

If the add doesn't come thru. It is on facebook marketplace in Cincinnati ohio.


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