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1940 Triumph 3SW Restoration

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Double check the ignition timing! If it's getting that hot, it might be too retarded. 

Here is my (SV) painted exhaust after 400 miles. I'm using this spray paint which I'm sure I recommended before.

https://www.firwood.co.uk/categories/heat-resistant-paints/product/firwood-75-high-temperature-resisting-paint/75

Unfortunately you can only buy it in '6 packs' which I've  shared with a mate.  Ron

 

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Will double check the timing before it’s first proper outing, good shout, might account for some of the popping/ banging....

Out of curiosity what have you used between the silencer and exhaust, where they join?

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18 hours ago, Ron said:

Steve one thing I've noticed before you ride it. Your saddle looks awfully close to the mudguard?? It could be just camera angle?Any bump in the road could mean a coming together otherwise. Ron

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Count the coils on the seat springs, this photo has two more than Steve’s by the looks of it 🤔

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Yes Graham. Both mine have 9 or 10 coils. But the saddles on mine have a bar under the saddle where the spring tops mount which is lower than Steve's mounting points, which effectively raises the height. Ron

 

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Ron, I have check the ignition timing and it’s appears the contacts are breaking prematurely (in the pistons down stroke) and not 5/16” before top dead centre. Silly  question, how do I adjust the timing to where it should be? The manual is really unclear.

I assume this is why it’s not running quite right?

Strangely it does start well however?

F.Y.I the plug is really sooted up and not white (from possibly running hot) any ideas all?

Steve

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Steve if your ignition is happening on the down stroke ATDC then your timing is seriously retarded and no wonder it's running hot. DO NOT run it like that again. 

I can easily talk you through it, but can you first post a picture of the points side of your mag.

  Ron

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