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  1. flyingfleasteve

    1940 Triumph 3SW Restoration

    Thanks Ron They look perfect! 👍
  2. flyingfleasteve

    1940 Triumph 3SW Restoration

    Great picture Ron! Turning my attention to putting the bike back together the inlet manifold studs (bolting the carb to the head) are completely stripped. I am having some difficulty in sourcing the correct replacements........can anyone maybe point me in the right direction? These little studs are proving harder to source than anything else!
  3. flyingfleasteve

    1940 Triumph 3SW Restoration

    A little job now done, the newly rebuilt gearbox and dynamo placed back in the frame!
  4. flyingfleasteve

    1940 Triumph 3SW Restoration

    Graham the exhaust paint I use.....
  5. flyingfleasteve

    1940 Triumph 3SW Restoration

    Great photo!! All of the Lucas MT110'tail lights appear to be missing? My bike is from contract C6128
  6. flyingfleasteve

    1940 Triumph 3SW Restoration

    That's extremely reasonable Ron! I can only imagine the work that's must have gone into each of them! Are you able to pinpoint when Triumph changed for this 'clamp on' style to the later welded lug?
  7. flyingfleasteve

    1940 Triumph 3SW Restoration

    Nice job on the copies!
  8. flyingfleasteve

    1940 Triumph 3SW Restoration

    That’s a lovely find Ron, I must say I have never seen the earlier ‘clamp on’ stand before! It’s in great condition too! Graham I found it after a lot of internet searches.
  9. flyingfleasteve

    1940 Triumph 3SW Restoration

    One of the hardest parts to source to date was an orginal field stand. My particular bike has the later welded lug, 6 months of searching I found a genuine field stand tucked away in France, a little worse for wear but solid all the same. It finally arrived through the post today, still with signs of military paint in places too!
  10. flyingfleasteve

    1940 Triumph 3SW Restoration

    On a separate note can I ask how you WD bike owners apply/applied your number plate letter/numbers? I know there’s a few companies out there making good stencils but I have seen a few original/period number plates with the letters and numbers hand painted. Is this how all period plates were created?
  11. flyingfleasteve

    1940 Triumph 3SW Restoration

    I will give it a good clean up and then test it, fingers crossed it will be ok but if not I think a solid state regulator is definitely the best way forward!
  12. flyingfleasteve

    1940 Triumph 3SW Restoration

    So some of the missing parts I have managed to source and purchase are now being delivered thick and fast. This weeks delivery includes a gasket set and more excitingly (I know, sad) an early clamp type MCR1 regulator as found on both the Triumph 3SW / 3HW etc.. and the Norton 16H. The lovely thing about this Regulator is it retains inside the cap, orginal military paint, but also stamped above 'FADE' is 'Lead Acid',which I am led to believe is an early 39/40 item. A lot of work to do on it but I think it will be a nice little addition when restored!
  13. flyingfleasteve

    1940 Triumph 3SW Restoration

    Cheers for the heads up Ron, funnily enough I do have a finned exhaust clamp, it was fitted originally, but at the time I was unsure whether it was original or not, I best dig it out! Graham I will check the paint brand and let you know!
  14. flyingfleasteve

    1940 Triumph 3SW Restoration

    The exhaust was purchased unfinished, I then sprayed it in a good quality dull silver heat proof paint....
  15. flyingfleasteve

    1940 Triumph 3SW Restoration

    Hi Graham, yes the bars came from Brian, I am very pleased with them. I was fortunate enough to have a headlamp tucked away as well as 1” bar levers, you are right these solid style 1” levers arnt the easiest to find....
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