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  1. Iron

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    This came off the delivery van and made it to the garage. The clutch freed off pretty easily and it started with a few kicks. I was tempted to have a zoom around but it was a bit too rough for that.

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    Have a general look around it for a few days. The paintwork on the tank looks new but sketchy :eek:

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  2. Golgotha

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    *jealousy increases*
     
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  3. Iron

    Iron First Class Member

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    And the wiring, although working, is probably best renewed :)

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    I'll use chocolate blocks like the next chap , and I'd say the battery was left in place while the tray and general surrounds were rattle sprayed :expressionless:

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    Generally it's sound but needs a rebuild and a rethink

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  4. Iron

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    So, out with the spanners and off with the tins

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    Bare bones are looking good but engine out next

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    Over...
     
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  5. Wessa

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    Yes looking forward to following your rebuild :)
     
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  6. Iron

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    So, out with more spanners, and out with the engine

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    Off with the rockers

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    Nice to see some homemade gaskets just like we all did. There was some printing on it but couldn't see Kellogg's

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  7. Iron

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    And off with the head......skreeeeetch! No chance. It would only lift about a 16th. Bugger.

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    Tempting to go to wedges, rubber mallet, stronger person etc. but I really didn't want to break or mark joint surfaces. Failed on the head removal so resorted to removing head and barrels complete.

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    A bit of carbon but not too bad. Now the stuck head and barrels are at least on the bench.

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  8. Iron

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    #8 Iron, Dec 31, 2021
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    All the larger dia head bolts came out but those centre two proved difficult.

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    I double nutted them, got one out and broke the spanner on the stuck one (nearly broke my fingers too when it went). Just shows you how steel and ally can weld themselves together through that electrol....electrici...going rusty problem.

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    Here's the little bugger that I just couldn't budge. But now we're only down to one stud. Maybe it'll twist off if I can get the head to turn.....next exciting episode after dinner gang....:p....over
     
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  9. Helmut Visor

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    Steady on there @Iron or you'll have nothing to do in 2022 :joy:
     
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  10. Iron

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    Full belly, just awaiting the charabanc to take me out to frolic the night away in the armchair. So, any old end up, had to cut through the pushrod tubes to allow the head to turn with ye olde hacksaw. :eek:

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    Took a bit of doing but could only cut through the bottom and had to bend the tops to get room to get the pesky things out

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    Broke one of the tappet blocks but new ones on order. And after a bit of faffing they're out.

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  11. Iron

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    #11 Iron, Dec 31, 2021
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    And, as planned, the head spins off complete with offending stud.

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    Tightly double nut it, and out it comes, hooray :neutral:

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    A surprisingly lack of rust or anything else that looks solid enough to stop it being removed. So, took engine out and dismantled rest of bike. Stashed against the wall while I rebuild engine. Bet you can't guess what's in the crate - If you guess, and wanna pay the postage (it won't be cheap), you can have it. Or, you can come round and pick it up and have a tea while you're here. :)

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  12. darkman

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    I dare not ask :) is this one going to be a standard restoration o_O Great work so far.
     
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  13. Helmut Visor

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    Is it this? :joy:
    https://www.thetriumphforum.com/threads/new-member-new-build.27394/
     
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    Thanks and well, sort of standard ;). I've had a Trackmaster alloy tank on order for ages but, sadly, the metal magician passed away. Really sad about that. But another wonder person who can make flat bits of aluminium into a tank has been found.
     
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    Boy you don't hang around do you. Will be watching eagerly.
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    Loving your return already @Iron. Build progression is interesting as usual :skull:
     
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  18. Iron

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    #18 Iron, Jan 1, 2022
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    Yes, I've been having a bit of a bike frenzy for the last few weeks in anticipation of the cold weather. Rippin' through and catching up on here :D

    Climb into engine. Covers off and some 'orrible green/brown/sludge type oil ooozed out, luvly.

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    After undoing the nuts, (I use a rubber to wedge into the primary chain to stop anything turning.), clutch centre puller

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    Don't know why that picture went in twice! :eek: Operator error I suspect.

    Front primary puller made up with some old head bolts as they have correct thread.

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    #19 Iron, Jan 1, 2022
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    And whip all the primary side stuff out. Some additional lumpy bits in the goop.

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    On closer inspection it's the little primary oil feed pipe from the breather that's been mashed up. I'm quite glad I didn't run this any more than getting to the garage from the van.

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    Remove pistons and, oh dear, look what we've found here. I wonder when that happened?

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    Undo the pinion nut using an old pinion gear to lock up the gears. And another tool to get the pinion out. And another puller to get the cam gears off.

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    Interesting thread - you are an asset to the forum. Keep up the great work...
     
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