1938 trumph 5s

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1938 trumph 5s

Unread post by 2006ransome » Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:52 pm

Hi all. Just found the site /found time to post. Hope your all well?
Just spent a while reading some of your posts and looking at your pics. Some nice machines out there.
Anyone who can help me on the above machine would be great.Trying to sort it for my Sister. Im used to modern-ish jap bikes so this should be interesting to say the least
Any how. I have been trying to sort various oil leaks out. One major leak was found because the last numpty that rebuilt it ommitted the cork seal in the crankcase where the mag/dyno goes :evil: Anway the next one I believe I have is at the gear box final drive sprocket side. Iv stripped the box down and wondered if you may know if the only seals as such at this end are just the plain bronze bushes with no oil return ways (or is this yet another bodge iv found?) and there is a "shield" after the sheilding on the bearing (hope that makes sense?) The other question is would the clutch be a dry clutch as no oil has been in this crankcase side since it was "rebuilt" The clutch plates are normal cork type so I would guess oil? Think thats enough Q,s for now .Cheers

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Justin Faithfull
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Re: 1938 trumph 5s

Unread post by Justin Faithfull » Sun Oct 18, 2009 1:14 am

For information on pre-war Triumphs you can't do much better that Peter Cornelius, the Vintage Motor Cycle Club Triumph specialist. Here is his web site.
http://users.actrix.co.nz/cornelius/Triumph/index.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
For workshop manuals & parts books etc. try these people.
http://www.brucemainsmith.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Hope this is helpful.
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