Triumph 500 Speed Twin

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Re: Triumph 500 Speed Twin

Unread post by chilly » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:21 pm

Great pic Jimmy

The old tinware is now becoming more acceptable as opposed to junking it for the more sporty look,good luck with the build ZS .look forward to the progress and the route you take ;)

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Re: Triumph 500 Speed Twin

Unread post by triumph5ta » Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:00 am

Nice one, a good find.

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Re: Triumph 500 Speed Twin

Unread post by Zunspec » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:43 pm

Well I completed the transaction this evening and will pick up the bike and it's various scattered pieces on Saturday :D

The Green Logbook confirms its a 5TA first registered on the 9th Feb 1966. Matching engine & frame numbers which fit the range of numbers expected for a 1966 bike (just hope they match the numbers stamped in the metal :D )

Can't wait to get started, wheres me big hammer :lol:

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Re: Triumph 500 Speed Twin

Unread post by spitfiregoggles » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:43 pm

Zunspec wrote:Matching engine & frame numbers which fit the range of numbers expected for a 1966 bike (just hope they match the numbers stamped in the metal :D )

Can't wait to get started, wheres me big hammer
.......and set of stamps :lol:

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Re: Triumph 500 Speed Twin

Unread post by Zunspec » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:39 pm

spitfiregoggles wrote:
Zunspec wrote:Matching engine & frame numbers which fit the range of numbers expected for a 1966 bike (just hope they match the numbers stamped in the metal :D )

Can't wait to get started, wheres me big hammer
.......and set of stamps :lol:
Looks like I might need those stamps :D

Frame No. confirmed as 1966 5TA. Engine No. says 1960 T100A.

Oh well I'm sure I can use the few extra ponies that the T100 supposedly puts out. Anyway it is now safely ensconced in my garage awaiting attention

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Image Amazingly the application of a socket to the crank-nut has the engine turning over 8-) so at least I don't have to de-seize it.

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Re: Triumph 500 Speed Twin

Unread post by Hooli » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:39 pm

Should be running in a week or so then!
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Re: Triumph 500 Speed Twin

Unread post by The Mighty Gusset » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:46 pm

You've got a bit of work to do - I suggest the 5lb Brummie Screwdriver.

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Re: Triumph 500 Speed Twin

Unread post by Zunspec » Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:09 pm

The Mighty Gusset wrote:You've got a bit of work to do - I suggest the 5lb Brummie Screwdriver.
Well I already have the Brummie Screwdriver :D but I guess I will need to assemble a set of Brit spanners etc. Any ideas on what I will need in the way of Whitworth, AF etc.

The initial survey reveals:

F & R mudguards will be OK
Swinging arm bearings seem sound
Seat pan totally bollicked, will need new seat
Complete exhaust will need replacing
New rims & spokes
Has two 6V batteries in series. I wonder if it is possible to hide a modern Gel-cell type within.
Side panel, Headlight nacelle, fork shrouds all good(ish). State of forks stantions unknown at this time
Original paint on the tank came up well with a bit of polish considering its over 30 years old (but will need re-spraying), The underside is not so clean, might need sealing but inside of tank looks remarkably good
All in all the cycle parts are not a lot different to the original state of the T500 & TS125 so apart from expenditure should not pose any real problem.

The engine (1960 T100A vintage) does turn over but will require a full strip, and I have to learn how a Triumph is put together. Could have parts missing as well. but no broken fins (so far :D )

Cheers Zunspec

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Re: Triumph 500 Speed Twin

Unread post by The Mighty Gusset » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:54 pm

Zunspec wrote: Seat pan totally bollicked, will need new seat
Leightons can work wonders with seemingly dead seat bases

Zunspec wrote: Has two 6V batteries in series. I wonder if it is possible to hide a modern Gel-cell type within.
Almost certainly - you can buy new rubber lookalikey moulding thingies that you fit modern batteries inside.

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Re: Triumph 500 Speed Twin

Unread post by Hooli » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:13 pm

Zunspec wrote: (And I joined the TOMCC)
That wears off :lol: South Essex were too useless to give a proper address for meetings so I never met them before I didn't rejoin.

EDIT: for tools I find the ones collected from a parent's garage works well, along with a surprising number of things metric sockets fit.
Classics ain't built in Metric

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