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CreepyJack13
11-24-2009, 7:36 AM
I have a '69 T100R basket case that I'll be fiddling with over the winter, and am looking for some ideas. I know that most Triumph folks have T120s, but have many folks chopped T100s? I'll be posting some pix later on of this mess... So far I have engine cases and frame (numbers matching), T100R front end and TLS hub (planning on going with Buchanan spokes and a 21" hoop), and an 18" T100 rear wheel. I have five tanks to choose from: three T100 (one is PERFECT, two are choppable), one narrowed Sportster tank, and a NOS Wassell (cap and petcocks and mounts and the original box).

I'm guessing that I'll start with the chassis. I'm thinking a 4" over/1" drop Bird rear should get me going in the right direction.

As I said, I'll post pix this afternoon. The lighting in my living room sucks this early.

CreepyJack13
11-24-2009, 7:14 PM
OK, so no pix today. Got home too late because of traffic, and the lamp in the living room crapped out. Tomorrow or Thursday, I guess.

TRUMPNUT
11-24-2009, 8:07 PM
So do you want pics of T100S or pics of T100's ?

Here is my wife's old 500 .

Watch out about how much stretch you add since the motor is so small you end up with a empty section .
http://i520.photobucket.com/albums/w321/Trumpnutcycleparts/cycles096.jpg
http://i520.photobucket.com/albums/w321/Trumpnutcycleparts/cycles115.jpg

Unless you do it up as a "DAYTONA " then they are a waste to real spend to much on since they don't go fast ( curse around 60mph any faster and they don't hold together )and vibrate so bad that you loose valve inspection covers !

CreepyJack13
11-24-2009, 8:32 PM
Thanks for the reply!! That little bike is pretty badass!! Yep, it's a Daytona according to the numbers, but I think I got a "C" head for it. Whatevs. Motor's not going together first, anyway.

I thought about the stretch and the empty space that you speak of, but in looking at photos on the LowBrow site, 4"/1" looked pretty good. Once I get the front end on the frame (neck bearings shipped today), I'll get a better idea of what should go where.

Not really interested in a hot rod as much as I'm interested in a decent little barhopper... That little Wassell that I have won't hold much more than enough to get me about 70 miles or so, anyhow.

TRUMPNUT
11-24-2009, 8:45 PM
The 500 are not like 650 with the heads being different . All 500 heads are same expt for the change in 67 I think were the valve seats were pressed in instead of casted . So the port agle changed . The early ones flow better but valve seating is hit or miss . You might get a good one or a bad one . I have seen them with the seat way off center to the guide so when the machine it you end up thin and not able to do a decent valve job without pocketing it . If you have the stock head then you don't need to worry about that . On the later style it helps alot if you smooth out the transition between the port and the back side of the seat .
Twin Carbs and Single carbs are just the manifolds . T100R is the daytona but you need to make sure you have the correct parts in it . The cam fallowers will have a R stamped on them so will the cams and the fly wheel . It also had High comp pistons . You must run them if you have the correct cam otherwise it will run like a flat turd !

Gepetto
11-24-2009, 10:51 PM
There was a feature on my 500 awhile ago on the chop cult. I think you can look it up on the "news" section, it was a "daily feature" under ryan triumph. Depending on how much you do to the engine, they run real good.
Trumpnut, is that why I had to saftey wire my rocker caps, and my old fender broke off?

CreepyJack13
11-25-2009, 6:35 AM
Trumpnut, thanks for straightening me out on the heads. I always wondered about that, and thought I never saw much difference in the heads that I'd seen. Good to know. I'd have to look, but I'm pretty sure the head that I have is a '67 or a '68.

Thanks also for the info on the cams and followers. Again, I'll have to look.

My ex girlfriend bought this project a while ago, and it was just the cases, frame, and a few other odds and ends. The big deal was the fact that the numbers matched, and that the cases weren't cracked or otherwise fucked up. I've been piecing together engine parts whenever I've been able to afford them.

Ultimately, when we split up, she decided to give me the project because she certainly wasn't going to finish it herself, and because I had way more money into it than she did.

Gepetto, that little chop of yours is awesome!! I really like the stance. Whose hardtail is that? Specs? I just reread the article on your bike for the umpteenth time, so maybe I missed it. Excellent work, and just a killer bike all around.

Gepetto
11-26-2009, 12:15 AM
Jack, I don't know who's hardtail it is, it was on the frame when I got the frame. It's probably a 5 or 6 over with a 3 inch drop. It's alot lower than other hard tails i've seen, I've thought of changing it to a shorter one but can't find that much drop on anyone's hard tail. Thanks for the kind words about my bike, it is my first bike build and there is always things I'd do different but I'm very happy with how it turned out. Good luck on your bike.

CreepyJack13
11-26-2009, 8:46 AM
Jack, I don't know who's hardtail it is, it was on the frame when I got the frame. It's probably a 5 or 6 over with a 3 inch drop. It's alot lower than other hard tails i've seen, I've thought of changing it to a shorter one but can't find that much drop on anyone's hard tail. Thanks for the kind words about my bike, it is my first bike build and there is always things I'd do different but I'm very happy with how it turned out. Good luck on your bike.

Wow, 5"/6" over!! That's a lot more than I was expecting to hear!! So is the 3" drop. Seems like it would be a lot longer than it appears. Whatever. It totally works. I wish I would have known that it was at the SCR. Would have loved to have seen it in person.

OK, so I should finally have some photos up this weekend. I've been getting home too late in the day to take any decent pix....

CreepyJack13
11-26-2009, 11:46 AM
Pix (maybe)...

The frame, Wassell, front end, and rear wheel:

<a href='http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/1000/181/10578.jpg'><img src='http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/1000/181/10578.jpg' border='0'></a>

Tanks:

<a href='http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/1000/181/10579.jpg'><img src='http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/1000/181/10579.jpg' border='0'></a>

CreepyJack13
11-26-2009, 11:46 AM
Hey, it worked!!

unclebug47
11-26-2009, 12:02 PM
that makes 2 of us! theres a need for more british stuff!

charlie500
11-26-2009, 1:31 PM
i love 500s i have 4 of them heres one with a 4in. rear it has a jap. front end i wanted a 21in front end with a longer look i hope it helps heres one with 8in the one with apes ill get some better pics. if u want them also with a 500 the pegs ondfoot controls are on the soft tail so you have to build your own mounts and you have to also mount the brake peddle on its own to i just used the hole in the feame where the swing arm was to mount my brake hope it helps let me know if i can do anything else to help

unclebug47
11-26-2009, 2:42 PM
i don't have any 500's yet. yet. i do have 2 650's.1 unit,1 pre-unit that i need to put together. thats what winters for!

CreepyJack13
11-26-2009, 6:36 PM
Unclebug47, get to work!!!

Charlie500, hell yeah, if you have more pix, I want to see them.

unclebug47
11-26-2009, 8:28 PM
all i gotta do is figure out how to get them on here! the pre-unit i'm piecing together has a 51 thunderbird cases,someone added the 9 bolt head and barrels,the tranny's either a 58,60-61. i was told all three years by 3 different people.stock rims front and back.taken an old terrior tank,had a high tunnel put in it,changed mount locations,just need to finish welding it.then stick the engine together and see what i get.lowbrow has some new pipes waiting for me at tax time! frames already powdercoated,just need to heat the garage and get busy!

Grashopr
11-27-2009, 9:26 AM
My '70 500:

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/2000/1652/10590.jpg

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/2000/1652/10591.jpg

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/2000/1652/10592.jpg

CreepyJack13
11-27-2009, 12:04 PM
all i gotta do is figure out how to get them on here! the pre-unit i'm piecing together has a 51 thunderbird cases,someone added the 9 bolt head and barrels,the tranny's either a 58,60-61. i was told all three years by 3 different people.stock rims front and back.taken an old terrior tank,had a high tunnel put in it,changed mount locations,just need to finish welding it.then stick the engine together and see what i get.lowbrow has some new pipes waiting for me at tax time! frames already powdercoated,just need to heat the garage and get busy!

If you're talking about getting pix uploaded, it's pretty easy. Just upload them to your albums in your profile, and then you can put those pix in your posts. Or, you can upload them to your photobucket/flikr/or other online photo hosting account. There's a tutorial around here somewhere.

As far as identification, contact Wes White at Four Aces Cycle Supply. He knows his stuff. (Don't mean to offend any other Triumph Experts, but I know Wes, and he does know his stuff.)

CreepyJack13
11-27-2009, 12:06 PM
My '70 500:

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/2000/1652/10590.jpg

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/2000/1652/10591.jpg

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/2000/1652/10592.jpg

Inspiration indeed!! I really dig that, I'm not usually a fan of longbikes!! Nice!!!

CreepyJack13
11-27-2009, 8:42 PM
Just got my neck bearings from LowBrow. Awesome!! I know what I'm doing this weekend!!!

charlie500
11-28-2009, 7:56 PM
heres some more pics, of the Charlie horse and a few of more of my next 500 im going to stat soon hope it helps

unclebug47
11-28-2009, 11:13 PM
i'll just put it out there. anybody got a clue what year tranny this is? i found the engine cases are for a 51 thunderbird,but can't find anything about the tranny.i put photos of it in my photo album,one day,i'll figure out how to add them on here!

billdozer
11-29-2009, 12:09 AM
Here's a couple pics of Gepetto's T100, and you can see more on the original story here: Link. (http://www.chopcult.com/news/articles/the-daily-ryans-triumph.html)

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billdozer/4143067756/" title="ryan_triumph_right34front by Billdozer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2612/4143067756_862bb66845_o.jpg" width="600" height="399" alt="ryan_triumph_right34front" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billdozer/4143067752/" title="ryan_triumph_left34rear by Billdozer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2485/4143067752_881f72bd30_o.jpg" width="600" height="482" alt="ryan_triumph_left34rear" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billdozer/4143067760/" title="ryan_triumph_right34rear by Billdozer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2614/4143067760_a628f2e6e0_o.jpg" width="600" height="338" alt="ryan_triumph_right34rear" /></a>

CreepyJack13
11-29-2009, 12:29 PM
Wow, thanks for the responses, guys. Getting started on the neck bearings shortly...

alfonso
11-30-2009, 1:42 PM
Is that a dog turd there at the back wheel? Sweet.

CreepyJack13
11-30-2009, 7:49 PM
Neck bearings installed, front end installed, and I'll have bars tacked together by the time I leave work tomorrow.

Got my throttle and grips from LowBrow today. Now all I really need is to get some cash together for the Bird hardtail, and I can start sitting on it making engine noises.

Gepetto
12-01-2009, 12:25 AM
Yep, a real live steamy dog turd. Our neighbor has a dog that is by his side all day, except when it is shiting in the parkinglot. All the other shops have said something to him about the shit and he says he's "sorry" but never does anything about it. When the chop cult guys came to the shop to shoot a few bikes, I knew my bike had to be by a pile of shit to make my bike look better, like when hot chicks have a fat ugly friend that they go to bars with, same idea. BF Josh your pics are amazing, thank you.

ChoppyGee
12-01-2009, 1:09 AM
Here's a couple pics of Gepetto's T100, and you can see more on the original story here: Link. (http://www.chopcult.com/news/articles/the-daily-ryans-triumph.html)

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billdozer/4143067756/" title="ryan_triumph_right34front by Billdozer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2612/4143067756_862bb66845_o.jpg" width="600" height="399" alt="ryan_triumph_right34front" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billdozer/4143067752/" title="ryan_triumph_left34rear by Billdozer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2485/4143067752_881f72bd30_o.jpg" width="600" height="482" alt="ryan_triumph_left34rear" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/billdozer/4143067760/" title="ryan_triumph_right34rear by Billdozer, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2614/4143067760_a628f2e6e0_o.jpg" width="600" height="338" alt="ryan_triumph_right34rear" /></a>
that bike is a wet dream.

alfonso
12-01-2009, 5:48 AM
I knew my bike had to be by a pile of shit to make my bike look better, like when hot chicks have a fat ugly friend that they go to bars with, same idea. thank you.

Classic.

CreepyJack13
12-02-2009, 8:51 PM
OK, got my bars tacked together and mounted on the front end. Now all I have to do is sit and wait for money to come rolling in.

Sorry, no lousy pictures tonight. Cellphone camera isn't great at night.

GreaserMike
12-03-2009, 9:17 AM
Throw it in the dirt mang!!!!!

My Champion framed T100 weapon:

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f171/greaser_mike/278-3.jpg

CreepyJack13
12-03-2009, 10:09 AM
Haha!! Awesome!! I'll stick with the chopper idea, but that's something that I've always wanted to try...