Featured 1965 Tr6ss Resurrection

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  1. painless

    painless Well-Known Member

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    This what I have so far, the frame and engine are matching numbers, so I think the bike is worth trying to rebuild as close to what it was as new. As you can see in the photos someone modified the rake on it, I am working on fixing that first.

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  2. darkman

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    A great looking project :)
     
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  3. speedrattle

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    excellent. how are you going to deal with the modified frame?
     
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  4. darkman

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  5. painless

    painless Well-Known Member

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    I have already cut out the pieces that were welded in, and I have my other 65 frame for reference, so I can straighten the top tube to get it back to stock.
     
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  6. darkman

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    Excellent, my side stand lug was so butchered i decided to get a new one and they are the only people with the early lug.

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  7. painless

    painless Well-Known Member

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    Happy New Year everyone.
    Started re-aligning the frame today, put a brace between the upper and lower sections so I didn't pull that out of alignment, used a piece of ready rod to put some tension on the upper tube and then only heated the bottom half of the upper tube, luckily we have some snow on the ground so used that to quickly cool the tube to shrink it back into shape. The top tube is now straight with a straight edge on it. It looks like front tube needs to be pulled back about an inch to line up with the steering head. I will take some measurements off my other frame and see where the problem is. I will let you know how I make out.
    Later, painless

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  8. painless

    painless Well-Known Member

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    Okay so last night I was looking through the service manual and found the frame measurements, and found out where the other bend was, I guess when they bent the top tube to increase the rake on the forks they didn't tie the top and bottom of the frame together so it bent the rear down tube too, the measurement form the middle of the tube at the center of the curve where the top tube bends down, to the center line of the bolt hole on the front motor mount is 18.5 inches, it measured over 19 inches, when I pulled it back to 18.5 inches the front tube now lines up with the neck. Perfect, so now I need to make new pieces to weld back in.

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  9. Iron

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    Cor, well done. I was thinking it was looking like the front bottom curves but then the engine mounts wouldn't be right. Excellent job that man. :)
     
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  10. painless

    painless Well-Known Member

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    Started dismantling my other 1965 Triumph, boy did someone ever cut a lot of brackets off, lol. Will have to fabricate them and weld them back on. I will post some pics after I am done.
     
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  11. painless

    painless Well-Known Member

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    So here we are, mounts attached and frame painted, will assemble into a roller, ready for the engine to be installed. I am in the process of rebuilding the engine, waiting on parts. We had a lot of our roads destroyed in winter storms,
    so delivery has been really slow.

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  12. curly

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    great transformation!
     
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  13. darkman

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    Great job, nothing more frustrating that waiting on parts.
     
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  14. painless

    painless Well-Known Member

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    Still waiting on parts so decided to try to remove the chrome from the primary chain cover, as you can see the chrome is pretty bad, scratched and pitted, got out my electric palm sander and some 600 grit self adhesive discs, didn't do much to the chrome, so tried 100 grit discs, that worked, so thought I would do a little area and see if i could polish the scratches out, ran 600 grit over it and then liberal amounts of aluminum polish and a rag over the 600 grit disc. It actually worked, so I finished sanding the rest of the cover and polished it.
    From start to finish it took under 4 hours. A new cover is about $ 250.00
    canadian, so not a waste of time. I will do the other covers tomorrow.

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  15. Iron

    Iron First Class Member

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    Looking good. Great idea putting a rag over the sander. Hard work getting these things looking nice but well worth the effort in the end.:)
     
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  16. darkman

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    Great work on saving the original cases.
     
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  17. painless

    painless Well-Known Member

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    So here is the finished bike, not correct I know, after all of my research into the TR6SS model, it is supposed to be gold and arctic white but the tins I used were in mint condition, I couldn't bring myself to paint them. The SS model supposedly wasn't sold in the states but was in Canada with dual exhaust.
    Now that that project is complete I am going to build the other 1965, a T6 into a street tracker, it has a 1969 engine with a 750 kit. I will start another thread for it when I get started on it.

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  18. darkman

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    Wow you don't hang around. Looks great now its done :)
     
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  20. painless

    painless Well-Known Member

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    I have installed an anti wet sumping valve on the TR6SS while waiting on parts for my other project, the valve installed prevents the bike from running if the valve is off. I already have this valve installed on my BSA Spitfire.

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