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    Collecting WW2 British vehicles for over 30 years and especially passionate about motorcycles.
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  1. Ron

    1940 Triumph 3SW Restoration

    From memory the thread in the barrel is 5/16" Whit but you'd have to check. If so I found these which are probably near enough, http://www.vintage-motorcycle.com/index.php?language=en&site=4&pid=89&id=5128&limit=180 Or Ask Brian to make you some. Ron
  2. Ron

    Triumph 3SW/3HW Restoration

    OK senior moment! I've edited the number! No TE is just Triumph Engineering. Ron
  3. Ron

    Triumph 3SW/3HW Restoration

    Well the number must be some sort of serial number.. I have the following 3SW= TE 40455. 5SW= TE 84992 3HW= TE 87312. Ron
  4. Ron

    1940 Triumph 3SW Restoration

    Hi Richard. The pictures (I have another shot, slightly different angle) are actually taken at the Triumph factory. You can actually see a row of civy bikes further back. But those are indeed RAOC guys in attendance. O&M quote 300 in that contract being delivered to Chilwell at 50 per week. The second digit on the saddle is a bit fuzzy, but I agree 46 Div (Sherwood Forest Oak). I wonder how many made it back after the BEF retreat or have survived in France or ended up as a Luftwaffe step up? Ron
  5. Ron

    1940 Triumph 3SW Restoration

    When I zoom in on that picture, I can see the clamp on regulator, the field stand clamp and the mudguard behind which is exactly what I have. The tyres are most likely 'Dunlop Universals' Ron
  6. Ron

    Triumph 3SW Speedo

    Probably a good place to look. Not many steam locos will need one. Ron
  7. Ron

    1940 Triumph 3SW Restoration

    Yes the tail lamps or missing for some reason? There is a package attached to each carrier, which is probably the tool kit? That's interesting. My 3SW is also from contract C6128 but is from the first batch of numbers C72523. It had the spring clip lug but no sign of a pivot lug ground off, so I must assume it would have had a clamp. So the next part of the equation is, what part of that contract is yours from? .......Frame number? Ron
  8. Ron

    1940 Triumph 3SW Restoration

    I can't pin point it, but these bikes are from contract C3360 in 1939 and clearly show the clamp (also note the 6" headlamps) and we know of 1940 bikes with and without the welded on pivot, obviously at some point in 1940. We can only narrow it down by a process of elimination and any photographs that may show it??? What contract is your bike from? Ron
  9. Ron

    1940 Triumph 3SW Restoration

    Indeed Steve. I have very good engineers around me, unfortunately not getting any younger and heady for retirement😢 They are perfect copies and they did 3 pairs for me at £100 each pr, which considering the normal hourly rates of today, I thought was very reasonable. Ron
  10. Ron

    Triumph 3SW Speedo

    Lucas numbering can get complicated and I'm not fully conversant with them. Some of the pre-war ammeters had a BM number, and at that time in 1939 there was a period of just using civilian stuff for WD ....to modified and purpose made for WD. Unless you want to get into the research of exactly how your bike might have left the factory, which can sometimes be very difficult as although the parts might have changed, often the part numbers didn't, and it sometimes has to be done with photographic evidence, which of course are usually B&W..... Some of us have been squinting and zooming in for 20-30 years and still never know for sure. As far as the ammeter is concerned, a straight forward CZ27 which covered the whole of war-time, Lucas equipped bikes will suffice. However I know a guy who can supply or fit a dome glass for a 1939 effect if required. I have 2 or 3 with a dome glass, but I think only one that has the illumination window. Again I have 2 or 3 with a plated bezel, which would have been fazed out for economy and to speed up supply as war progressed. Otherwise most of my CZ27's have bare brass bezels as on my 3SW here. Ron
  11. Ron

    1940 Triumph 3SW Restoration

    Yes Steve it's the only one I've ever seen, and now fitted to my 5SW. My engineer copied the clamp for my 3SW and a couple of mates. Ron
  12. Ron

    1940 Triumph 3SW Restoration

    Nope! As Steve said, his bike has the later welded on field stand pivot. Here is my complete original field stand again....With the clamp on pivot. Ron
  13. Ron

    Triumph 3SW Speedo

    I've see them dearer than that😕
  14. Ron

    Triumph 3SW Speedo

    No they're all Lucas. You can read it on the face of the ammeter I posted. They are the pre-war version with an illumination window inside the headlamp and the headlamp reflector had a slot in it to let some light through to the ammeter window. ....I doubt that anyone was blinded by it though! Ron
  15. Ron

    Triumph 3SW Speedo

    Did who use Jaeger what?
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