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ricki
05-08-2012, 2:24 PM
Got a chance to by an early 70's T-140 basket case.
Aren't these the years that they started putting the 5 speed trans in?

oldfool
05-08-2012, 3:17 PM
I got a '73 and it's got the 5-speed, runs good.:cheersmate:

Torch
05-08-2012, 3:27 PM
yup, if it's a T140 it's a 5 speed,
but it's not an over drive from a 4 speed just more gears in between.

ricki
05-08-2012, 3:44 PM
Thanks for the info guys. Think I might pick this one up unless its a total train wreck.


Update: Guess I'll be sleeping in the garage tonight with my "new" bike in a box. TOL gives me the look as I roll in with a truck full a British goodness. Dude kept tossing boxes of parts and shit into the deal. Turns out the guy new my old man and his riding buddies from back in the day. Small world.

Torch
05-09-2012, 8:42 AM
share some pics with us...

dazegoneby
05-09-2012, 8:48 AM
Pics are nice,,,just saying,,,

ricki
05-09-2012, 6:17 PM
http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/21000/20431/70566.jpg

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/21000/20431/70565.jpg

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/21000/20431/70567.jpg

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/21000/20431/70568.jpg

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/21000/20431/70573.jpg

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/21000/20431/70571.jpg

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/21000/20431/70572.jpg

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/21000/20431/70569.jpg

Any one ID this front end?

dazegoneby
05-09-2012, 6:31 PM
nice find , ,,any i/d marks on girder?i,m going with durfee on the girder

ricki
05-09-2012, 7:06 PM
None that I can see , but I just gave it a quick glance. Has a black and silver foil sticker that has all but peeled and worn almost completely off. Can't get much more "basket" than this. WHITWORTH and LUCAS hell, here I come!:cheersmate:

redasphalt3
05-10-2012, 2:04 PM
not whitworth

ricki
05-10-2012, 2:08 PM
Is this round about the time things went to metric? Kind of a British bike retard.
Please elaborate

dazegoneby
05-14-2012, 6:29 AM
seems last few years of 60s they changed over,,, like 68?

Torch
05-14-2012, 8:30 AM
they were never changed to metric, it changed from Whitworth to SAE around 1970

CRFyou
05-14-2012, 8:42 AM
But they also used up their existing supply of whitworth until they ran out.

My '73 had both... all over the engine. That sucked.

ricki
05-14-2012, 10:08 AM
Oh shit... this ought to be interesting..

Edit: So to all of you Brit guru's .. how interchangeable is T-120 to T-140 stuff ? Primary cover/ Kicker cover,Kick/Shift levers, , motor mounts etc. I'm aware cases /cyld and heads differ between the 650-750cc . T-140 stuff seems harder to come by than the T-120 parts. Would Certain years of T-120 primary covers fit the t-140's. Trans trap door/kicker cover..etc?

ricki
05-16-2012, 12:49 PM
Ok Brit guys, help out an English bike retard.
How interchangeable is T-120 stuff to T-140? I am aware that the cases as far as the cylds. and heads differ ...650-750 ,but mainly stuff like primary cover..trans trap door.. kicker cover.. motor mounting.
Hard time finding T-140 stuff ,but there seems to be T-120 stuff all over.

ODBean
05-16-2012, 1:01 PM
Oh shit... this ought to be interesting..

Edit: So to all of you Brit guru's .. how interchangeable is T-120 to T-140 stuff ? Primary cover/ Kicker cover,Kick/Shift levers, , motor mounts etc. I'm aware cases /cyld and heads differ between the 650-750cc . T-140 stuff seems harder to come by than the T-120 parts. Would Certain years of T-120 primary covers fit the t-140's. Trans trap door/kicker cover..etc?

Not all covers are interchangeable triumph changed the shifter to the left. so you have a hole in the primary cover for the shifter and a shaft that runs through the cases into the inner trans cover which will make that a part that must fit your model as well. Outer trans cover will only have a hole for the kicker. Parts are out there just keep your eyes peeled. looks like a good start to a project keep us posted.

dazegoneby
05-16-2012, 9:53 PM
,the reason there arent as many t140 parts around , alot of these old bikes just keep on running,,,seriuosly there are a lot of parts places around that have the right parts .dont want snub any one, so ask these guys they will tell you who is a parts person or shop . alot i had to order for mine,no shops close ,, stick with t140 parts is my advice,once dialed in they run good

ricki
05-16-2012, 10:29 PM
Thanks for the info guys.
Going to take a bit of patience..(and a wad of cash) ..I guess.

OllyO
05-18-2012, 8:58 AM
New here but I'm running a T140 so if you want any tech help I'll probably be able to lend a hand. I'm pretty sure much of the threads should be UNF/UNC, I think they changed to this thread type around 1970.

ricki
05-18-2012, 9:35 AM
Welcome aboard! (kinda new here myself). Stick around cause you got the best group of greasy ,two wheeling, sick and twisted freaks and assholes on the net right here. IMHO :cheersmate:

Torch
05-18-2012, 9:35 AM
Not all covers are interchangeable triumph changed the shifter to the left. so you have a hole in the primary cover for the shifter and a shaft that runs through the cases into the inner trans cover which will make that a part that must fit your model as well. Outer trans cover will only have a hole for the kicker. Parts are out there just keep your eyes peeled. looks like a good start to a project keep us posted.
the motor he has is a 73/74 T140 right side shift 750, the second letter of his serial numbers is like an"H' or "J".
so all 3 covers will interchange with a 67 and up 650.

ricki
05-18-2012, 9:55 AM
Thanks Torch.
That gives me quite a few more options for parts.
My buddy has a lot of T-120 stuff. I'll have to pay him a visit this weekend.
Beer for parts Scotty?:D

ricki
06-15-2012, 9:31 PM
So .. in my never ending search for Brit bike parts to piece the basket case back together ,I run across this guy selling "Old Triumph parts" ' Take the whole pile.. 100 bucks'.

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/21000/20431/71943.jpg

couple small dings, scratches... chrome looked like it would clean up ok..

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/21000/20431/71942.jpg
He bought a house and these parts were in the attic for who knows how long

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/21000/20431/71941.jpg
http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/21000/20431/71944.jpg
http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/21000/20431/71946.jpg
http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/21000/20431/71948.jpg
http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/21000/20431/71950.jpg


Looks like all of it came off of the same bike
Coils were 12V so cant be that old... unless converted??
..Any idea what year this stuff might be?

Torch
06-15-2012, 10:14 PM
my guess would be 1967 TR6.

ricki
06-15-2012, 10:34 PM
Thanks Torch!

GreaseStain
06-16-2012, 1:33 AM
nice score for 100 bucks shoot the tank would fetch twice that cleaned up if you ended up not using it, nice one

ricki
06-17-2012, 2:59 PM
Legit case #s or no?
E-bay cases.. look great.. cheap.. but the #'s look like originals have been ground off and re-stamped??
Yes.. No .. Maybe??

http://www.chopcult.com/uploads_user/21000/20431/72003.jpg

starwolf
06-17-2012, 8:55 PM
hmmm,looks kinda sketchy but IDK, mine has Triumph Emblems lightly stamped around it and it looks smoother tho too its no TR6.

ricki
06-17-2012, 9:23 PM
Yea... the Triumph emblem looking stuff in the background.
Those cases have been up for sale on E-bay a few times but have not sold ,even though they appear to be in excellent condition, and are pretty inexpensive. My buddy offered up a T-120 lower with cracked cases, and when I was scouting for parts, I ran across those AGAIN. Can't tell if it's faking the funk or not. Anyways...thanks for the response Starwolf

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dazegoneby
06-18-2012, 8:11 AM
my 1977 cases had a raised block where #are ,background has triumph logo covering said raised block(i,d plate)#s stamped into it over the logo.then again dont know what year they started useing the i,d plate and seen lotta older bikes stamped like yours,,,got paper with cases?

ricki
06-18-2012, 8:17 AM
Have not purchased these.
They have been on E-bay a few times at a decent price but have not been bought.
Not sure if the seller has papers for them or not. I was going to piece together a T-120 that a buddy was going to throw my way that had bad cases and saw these .... looks a bit sketchy to me...

dazegoneby
06-18-2012, 8:36 AM
looked over photo of #s again,, looks legit ,,because look at area around #s,the beaded look of cases appears to continue all way across.also see the line of casteing ,,appears intact,also if restamped, the area would have depression when material would have been removed in attempt,,of restamping or slight rewelding over old #s,,,,,,,get papers with these , another alarm would be a highly polished look of # stamp area ,,,,be safe then sorry

Torch
06-18-2012, 9:39 AM
those numbers are perfectly good 1968 stampings, the raised number pads didn't start until late 68 and the little Triumph stamps started in mid year 1969 along with the letter month and year designation,
This was true for the T100's, TR6, and T120's.
those are good numbered cases

ricki
06-18-2012, 9:51 AM
Thanks Torch
Did you go with the Biltwell seat?
http://i457.photobucket.com/albums/qq294/A1dunn/mybike006.jpg