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    Mititary vehicles - Anything green

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  1. Dallas Autoparts can supply you with matching Grease nipples ... Regards Jenkinov
  2. My grandfather worked in a motorbike shop throughout his life .After the war there was a huge trade in ex army bikes many were civilianised the most common refurbishment with triumphs was a new paint job an pinstripping on the tank . Prior to the war the 3s was a workers commuter bike and returned to that role . The 3HW were fast and light by standards more popular . They appear to have been more heavily civilianised . There is evidence in those around today that engine numbers were rebound and revamped or altered to hide the vehicles military last and increase its resale value Jenkinov
  3. Hi very interested in getting one ..can you pm me please Jenkinov
  4. Great find..nice to see the authentic markings giving away it's military heritage
  5. Ensign universal....modern profile but with a good good tread pattern offering good road holding and reasonable performance on grass
  6. In awe of your workshop and skill. The English wheel .marvelous
  7. jenkinov

    Triumph 5SW

    Ron.with the field stand .do you have the spring clips that hold the leg in place of do you know where to get them.? Jenkinov
  8. Great restoration..enjoying the progress reports
  9. Your restoration is coming along really well..looks great.I was interested. To see that you were fitting a blackout light and checked original photos which frequently showed the fleas with blackout fittings..how do you intend to mark the bike up.. Jenkinov
  10. Whilst I can't read it the letters on the Speedo appear to be modern arabic..so is read left To right and is in common use in ,,..........Egypt ... Jenkinov
  11. On another point the petrol tank looks as if its the earlier 3SW model . I believe this was used on a few HWs and then they moved to the version with the cut away corner . If you look at the photo in the factory that Ron posted you will note that the Triumph Badge is mounted on the top of the tank. I note you have cleaned the tank , So you should have visible 2 holes , which are the mounting point for the badge . Jenkinov
  12. I am a member of the Military Vehicle trust and they offer a vehicle verification service for non members for £150 however if you join .For paid up members of the MVT (£35 Single, £40 Joint) membership) who wish to have a vehicle verified, but with less than 12 months membership, there will be an additional fee of £35 (inc VAT) For members of over 12 months the service is free ,..well one vehicle a year, An extract from their site is included .Its a great club with area meetings and events plus you may identify other local members with bikes who can give advice .. .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Before an inspection can take place vehicles need to be 90% complete, running and up to MOT standard. The DVLA will not register an incomplete or un-roadworthy vehicle. If your vehicle is complete and roadworthy then we will require the following information and copies of your paperwork (please don't send originals): 1. Your Full Name (no abbreviations please) 2. Your contact address. 3. A signed letter requesting the verification. 4. A contact telephone number and email address (if available) for the inspector to contact you on. 5. The address where the vehicle will be inspected. 6. Your MVT membership number (if applicable) 7. Vehicle chassis/hull number 8. Engine number 9. Two clear recent photographs of the vehicle as it will be presented to our inspector. 10. A photograph of the chassis number. 11. 4 x 1st Class Stamps 12. NOVA from HMRC (Copy please, not the original) Please provide as much information as possible including the history of the vehicle, proof of ownership and any relevant copy documents, sales receipts etc. This may help with our verification/dating of the vehicle ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Jenkinov
  13. I have had some fun , fighting to get to my 3SW and examining the stamps and included photos new and old Firstly I examined the TEC7 41 on the seat post and the 4 is a good match so I feel confident the frame was July 1941 So based on the dates I have produced after the Coventry Blitz in Warwick . The frame Number has the original TL . but has been re stamped , Triumph number 1s and 7s are quite distinctive and the stamping does not seem to match , we can see from the engine case that numbers have been altered , I have enclosed photos of my 3SW frame and the field stand lugs and clips ..again there is no immediate match , but i accept these mountings have often been removed I think the red herring is the Contract 7162 casing , My gut feel is we have a 3HW frame ,forks and engine ..At some point the engine casing has been damaged and the 3SW casing has been fitted The gearbox ..is all genuine but the number again appears to late for a 3sw.. 3HW...but re stamped . Jenkinov
  14. Here are some additional photos that Andy Bike sent in of the Frame and Gearbox ..Its Light So i can compare the photos with my own frame ....Comment to follow Jenkinov
  15. It's late so I will compare stamps when I get a chance tomorrow. But the engine case is definitely contract 7162 .the same contract as my triumph 3sw...if you look at the number to the left you can see a 3..I believe the obliterated character is a S ..so I believe the casing ,......if not the bottom end of the engine is from a 3sw.... The TEC 7 looks ok..but oddly the 41 looks slightly smaller ..I think that's a restamp..but my initial thought is wartime.. The frame number is clearly a restamp..the question which I can't answer immediately is if it's war time...the aspect i would highlight is that the triumph factory was destroyed mid contract 7162 in the Coventry blitz and production was moved to the temporary factory at cape warwick...the first HWs weren't produced until Nov 41.... there may be other clues on the frame but we need to explore if it's a -3sw frame ? The field stand mount was welded on the 3sw..often mounts have been removed but the scars on the frame are the clue..can you take a photo of the tube framing on the left hand side of the bike that runs from the seat post to The rear wheel ? The bikes from contract 7162 mostly appear to have been issued to home based units . I have a complete bike plus an spare engine....a good friend has a 7162 frame fitted with a 5s engine ..there'sa complete bike in norway and I saw a 7162 engine advertised recently in Hungary .. Suggest we look for the field stand mount as the next stage... Jenkinov
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