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British Bikes / Re: Triumph crankcase engine stamping
« on: April 07, 2023, 01:43:35 AM »
I am in the UK. Thanks for your help

British Bikes / Re: Triumph crankcase engine stamping
« on: April 06, 2023, 05:20:41 PM »
Thanks for all the replies guys. In response:

Rex: The person who advised me about stamping the crankcase was a Triumph parts supplier. I have the original left hand crankcase which is a guide for me for the fonts.  I appreciate your help with this.

john.k:  Thanks for that, I didn't know anything about Deckel pantographs!

iansoady: Thank you for the reply. I have the original left hand one - the right hand one had a big hole blown in it and the replacement crankcase is slightly different so the numbered side couldn't be used.

My primary aim now is to get the bike on the road and the engine needs to have a 'stamp' (as in I assume in letters/numbers format) on it as a requirement to do so. The area that does not have any stampings (but should) doesn't look like it has been damaged or abraded at all.  So I am thinking of stamping numbers and letters only on it to get it on the road. A lot of the parts are made up from the old engine. I want to be able to ride it on the road and this conundrum is delaying my doing so.

Any further thoughts would be welcome.

British Bikes / Triumph crankcase engine stamping
« on: April 04, 2023, 06:56:06 PM »
A while ago, I bought a replacement engine for my classic Triumph motorbike from a reputable shop but there is no number on the engine crankcase.

I have been advised to obtain a Triumph engine stamp with which I could stamp the crankcase before adding the letters and numbers. I have not been able to find such a stamp on ebay or anywhere else and would appreciate if anyone could point me in the right direction to get a Triumph emblem stamp.

Secondly, if I cannot get a Triumph stamp, then I will have to stamp the crankcase with the appropriate letters and numbers without any under-stamping with the Triumph emblem.

My Haynes manual has a photograph of the engine number which has no under-stamping without any Triumph logo stamping whatsoever - this being a T120 engine number DU78964.

Does anyone know if there are many examples of classic Triumphs that  didn't have the logo stamped on the crankcase under the numbers and letters as in above Haynes manual? Was this the norm in other words to not have a Triumph logo under-stamp?


British Bikes / Re: Triumph front wheel offset
« on: August 04, 2022, 09:03:21 PM »
Thanks very much for the replies.

Having tightened the twin leading shoe brake plate on the spindle, I find my wheel is now out of alignment by only 0.39mm.  Because I am a very inexperienced wheel builder it took me hours to build up both wheels. I am not sure I would be able to correct the offset, therefore I propose to leave the alignment as it is because because it is so close to what it should be now.

British Bikes / Triumph front wheel offset
« on: July 31, 2022, 06:06:02 PM »
I have rebuilt the front wheel on my 1970 pre-oil in frame Triumph TR6 650 twin with new rim and spokes.

The wheel offset is supposed to be zero with the wheel sitting centrally between the forks and with the centre of the front rim in line with the axis of the steering head.

Having fitted the forks I find that the clearance between the wheel and forks differs by an average of 3.2mm between the left and right hand fork sides.

I would be greatful if anyone could let me know whether I have to correct this fault or is the small amount of out of alignment in this case acceptable?

British Bikes / Re: Part Suppliers for 1969 Meriden Triumph TR6
« on: June 29, 2020, 08:40:41 PM »

Any suggestions for cleaning oil tank for re-use?


Thanks for all the replies. Any ideas on cleaning the oil tank?

British Bikes / Part Suppliers for 1969 Meriden Triumph TR6
« on: June 12, 2020, 05:52:54 PM »
Has anyone got any suggestions for good online suppliers for sourcing parts to finish my TR6 1969?

Any suggestions for cleaning oil tank for re-use?


British Bikes / Re: Sludge trap 650 twin
« on: June 03, 2017, 12:32:27 AM »
Any other ideas apart from looking at another manual?

British Bikes / Re: Sludge trap 650 twin
« on: May 25, 2017, 04:24:53 PM »
Thanks for the replies chaterlea25 and Rex.
I have not yet removed the crankshaft pinion. My Haynes manual says "if the Triumph service tool is not available the pinion can be left in place until the crankcases are separated. It can then be removed by driving the crankshaft through the right hand side main bearing with a rawhide mallet." Haynes also say "this method is recommended only if the main bearing concerned is due for replacement". Thought reluctant to damage a maybe good right hand side main bearing I wondered if it might be possible to leave the crankshaft pinion in place and drive the crankshaft through with a rawhide mallet as Haynes suggest but at the same time apply heat as you suggested thus possibly not damaging the main bearing?
If not then surely I will have to buy or hire a Triumph service tool Z121 to extract the pinion from the crankshaft?
You mention protecting the crankshaft; would you consider a copper bolt and washer inserted into the crankshaft sufficient protection when using Triumph service tool Z121.
I would apprectiate your thoughts.

British Bikes / Sludge trap 650 twin
« on: May 24, 2017, 03:54:19 PM »
I have a Triumph 650 twin c1970 and want to clean out the sludge trap in the crankshaft which is on the timing side of the crank. How do I separate the crankshaft from the right hand crankcase?

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