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Twins / A65 Speedo ring removal
« on: 15 August, 2017, 14:48:21 »
I cannot get the speedo ring out of the hub, appreciate that it is a LH thread. No much leverage as the hub is out of the wheel. Has anyone had any success in this department as I want to change the bearing that is behind it. Or will it drive right through the hub and out the nearside... Thanks.

Twins / A65 OIF Wheel rebuilding 1972 Conical Hubs.
« on: 13 August, 2017, 15:46:11 »
I stripped my standard rims off the hubs without measuring the offset distance between the brake plate and the rim. To the best of my knowledge I should have put a straight edge across the brake plate and measured between the straight edge and the rim. I need the measurements of both wheels I think ? Can anyone help please. Last time this happened I made an expensive mistake because the wheel builder did not ask for this measurement. Thanks.

Twins / Steering lock removal 1972 Thunderbolt
« on: 09 August, 2017, 11:43:46 »
Just restoring the fork yokes, the top one is fitted with a chrome faced steering lock. Need to get it out as I don't have the key. I suspect there is a sheer off bolt. Any good advice will speed up the ongoing work, thanks.

Twins / Another tank question.
« on: 07 August, 2017, 17:36:48 »
My 1972 OIF Thunderbolt has the right shape tank, but unlike every other one I have seen. It only has one thin chrome trim from front to back. It also has a round trim at point of fixing which joins the trim. It came out of the factory green. Could it be a Bonnie Tank or similar. The bike was made in late 1971 and registered 1972. Thanks.

Twins / Scruffy Conical Hubs
« on: 05 August, 2017, 16:55:33 »
I want to tidy up the hubs before the new rims and S/S spokes go on. I am not building a show bike. The back hub seems to have come out of the factory painted black and the front is bare
 aluminium. I have thought about blasting and powder coating, I am open to constructive advice from the members. Many thanks. 

Twins / Newbie from Southend area
« on: 31 July, 2017, 16:35:14 »
New to Forum. Just acquired a basket case 1972 oil in frame Thunderbolt, full restoration required. Will need lots of help from Forum members. Sent off for a V5 and fingers crossed. It arrived today in boxes and bags. Had to get the window cleaner to help me get the engine out of the van ( heavy ). Booked the frame in for powder coat and will start pricing up wheel rebuilds, tyres etc or good second hand. I have restored a 1954 A10 which went to a good home.
Had a quick look at engine, the pistons are original with 43,000 miles, the rings a slapping about on the piston. Will need someone local to rebore and supply pistons please. I attend the bike meet most Saturdays at the Shepherd and Dog, Brays Lane near Rochford, Essex. If anyone has any parts that are in good condition please let me know. I understand that most of the bits from the oil in frame Triumph fit. Have cash can travel a bit. Thanks for reading my first thread.

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