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Discussion in 'Builds & Projects' started by Dennis Schermerhorn, Dec 4, 2018.

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  1. Dennis Schermerhorn

    Dennis Schermerhorn Well-Known Member

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    Rebuilding a 1976 T 140V. First 2 weeks spent cleaning nuts, bolts and washers. Went through 5 gallons of apple cider vinegar attacking rust. Jugs out for .20 rebore. First time doing this. Bought bike for 400.00 as a winter project.

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  2. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Hi Dennis,

    That'll keep you busy mate, but the purchase price was a steal! :)
     
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  3. curly

    curly Senior Member

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    These projects keep me looking for progress reports with relish, keep posting Dennis with lots of photos please, lots to do there!
    Curly
     
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  4. Dennis Schermerhorn

    Dennis Schermerhorn Well-Known Member

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    It's been a lot of fun, I'm retired so I have the time. Winter time here so between this and raquetball I stay buisy.
     
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  5. Dennis Schermerhorn

    Dennis Schermerhorn Well-Known Member

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    Hey Curly, a little overwhelming initially but one step at a time, moving forward. Cleaned the sludge trap, buttoned up the crankshaft housing, new bearings, and got timing gears aligned today. An hour of research for 10 minutes of work.
     
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  6. dilligaf

    dilligaf GRRRRRR
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    You’re a lucky man :)
    I would love to have the time to do a project like this :confused:
    Keep the pictures coming :cool:
     
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  7. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
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    Nice one! Look forward to seeing it progress.
     
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  8. Rocker

    Rocker Senior Member
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    Would have been £3000 over here !!!!
     
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  9. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

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    Go into work earlier then Dilli
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  10. Bad Billy

    Bad Billy Baddest Member
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    Love it Dennis, looking forward to seeing you bring her back to life.
     
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  11. joe mc donald

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    Dennis
    Welcome to the Family. You got a bit of a project there. But keep us all updated and let us know how its coming along. It make me particularly proud that the old Brit bikes lasted so well and even prouder that people like yourself cares enough to bring them back to life. Wish you all the luck in the world.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
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  12. Dennis Schermerhorn

    Dennis Schermerhorn Well-Known Member

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    Thx dilligaf, it's been rewarding.
     
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  13. Dennis Schermerhorn

    Dennis Schermerhorn Well-Known Member

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    Thx Joe, had one when I was 19 and always loved Triumph.
     
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  14. joe mc donald

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    Dennis.
    The Boys and Girls on here virtually talked me through my Silver Jubilee when I was redoing the valve timing. I had the cam gear way out. Yes it is rewarding as well to think you have rebuilt a machine that would otherwise ended up in a crusher somewhere. Good luck with the rebuild.
    Regards
    Joe.
     
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  15. stollydriver

    stollydriver Senior Member
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    Just keep it away from @dilligaf or he will have a semi 5th wheel fitted:grinning: all the best mate
     
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  16. Ron Ashurst

    Ron Ashurst Resident Lunatic, Heavily Medicated.
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    Thats a good project you got there Dennis. Good luck
     
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  17. Arnie

    Arnie Member

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    Looks like a great project, please keep the photos coming, you've got a fair bit of work to do there but it will be worth it.
     
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