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Twins / Re: Another tank question.
« on: 13 August, 2017, 15:51:39 »
Thanks lads. I am enjoying this restoration. I just had an email from a guy who services engines for British Airways. He has offered to clean my cylinder head and hubs FOC with aqua-blasting, happy days. It's not what you know.  ;D

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 / Re: Another tank question.
« on: 12 August, 2017, 17:07:41 »
Bess you are a star, thanks mate.

Twins / Re: Steering lock removal 1972 Thunderbolt
« on: 11 August, 2017, 15:49:54 »
A challenge indeed. That blanking plug what ever it is is listed on Draganfly Motorcycles parts list. Their plans are brilliant for looking for part numbers, shame they don't show prices. I am finding many Triumph parts have the same part numbers and some are even cheaper. Have a nice weekend lads,

Twins / Re: Steering lock removal 1972 Thunderbolt
« on: 10 August, 2017, 15:52:23 »
I had a scratch at it earlier, it felt like solid metal. Will have another poke about after diner. Thanks.

Twins / Re: Another tank question.
« on: 10 August, 2017, 15:50:17 »
Julian and Bess, many thanks for reply. Debating whether to get my tank cleaned out inside which is awful and get it resprayed or buy a new tank. Have not been able to find that slim chrome trim that goes down the centre of the tank, it is about 1/4" wide.

Twins / Re: Steering lock removal 1972 Thunderbolt
« on: 10 August, 2017, 15:20:35 »
Had a look today, there is a visible grub-screw or pin however there is no head on it at all. Cannot see any thread at all ?? It is recessed in the yoke below the lock.

Twins / Re: Steering lock removal 1972 Thunderbolt
« on: 09 August, 2017, 15:49:21 »
Thanks Trev, will get the WD40 out.

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 / Re: Scruffy Conical Hubs
« on: 07 August, 2017, 15:26:37 »
Thanks Greybeard, I knew I would get a reply from the A10 A 7 Forum. Good sound advice.

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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