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1940 Triumph 3SW Restoration

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Out of curiosity, does any other 3SW owners find the rear stand has a lack of sturdy ness? Unless the bike is on the flat it has a tendency to rock of the stand? Maybe it’s just mine?

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Funny you should mention that Steve. The rear stands on these are not the most robust. The stand on my 5SW was too vertical when in the down position. Such that if you parked it on any surface that was facing downhill, I think the bike could have rolled off the stand on its own.

So last week I jacked up the rear of the bike (with the aid of ratchet straps around the foot rests to hold it to the bench) and I removed the silencer. With my angle grinder, I gound a bit off the wedged shape tops to the stand that butt up against the frame stops untill the stand sits as you see it here. It's at least 1/2" further forward than it was. I'll see how it goes but I might take a bit more off.......The whole anoying process took about an hour.  Ron 

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That’s a good suggestion!

My stand is currently off the bike so I am going to do the same.

The stand just appears so flimsy I have very little confidence it but that will need to be rectified before I leave France this year.!

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So I managed to get a days work on the bike this weekend, progress was a little slower than I hoped but all the same progress is being made. The gearbox and engine has now been fully bolted and secures into the frame, it proved frustratingly time consuming to aline and secure each of the bolts, but I got there.

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Headlamp brackets and headlamp shell fitted with the switch panel placed in situ, now complete with the correct 4 position light switch and newly resorted CZ27 ammeter......

 

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Battery holder and reproduction 1940 WD battery (well battery box) now also on the bike, you may well see the field stand also positioned on the bike (the cable tie is only temporary 🙂)

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Cracking on Steve! But only 13 odd weeks left to get it running and some miles on before Normandy! 

BTW, the primary case would normally have been painted.

Ron

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I just knew you would spot that Ron 😀, I might need to give it a lick of paint now.....😉

Yes the weeks are passing quickly I would like to have it road worthy by the end of March. A very helpful friend is currently repairing the petrol tank which is in an extremely sorry state. I mentioned it was leaking from the seams, his reply was “that was because there are no seams left”

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By chance can anyone confirm the size/thread of the nut securing (off side) spring star washer......see enclosed ?

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The fork spindles are 7/16" BSCyc (26tpi) on the right side and 3/8" BSC on the left.

 

Ron

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Which side of your car is your steering wheel? There's only one right and left to a vehicle Ron☺️

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By chance has anyone had first had experience light resorting/renovating a Smiths 80mph period speedo or is it best to seek ‘professional’ help?

I fancy a go at it but would hate to spoil it......

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Today has seen nearly 12 hours of work on the 3SW in the quest to break the back of the reassembly......

Handle bars and some control levers on.....

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After inspecting the clutch and primary drive parts it appears the previous owner negated to refit some crucial components hence why the gearbox picked up on two of the bushes.

The parts which I do have are now inspected and cleaned

 

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