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Hello, I am new here and was wondering what you could tell me about

Triumph Engine 3HW 44250, the underside of the cases are also stamped with 44250 and a 27,

Frame TL.53113, T.E.C. 1.45,

Contract Plate on rear fender.... Contract No. C/S 8886 Cat. REF. No. 21.  

Thank You for your time.

Ryan

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Hi Ryan.

Frame TL 53113 was from contract C8886 which was for 3000 bikes from Oct 44 to Feb 45 but only 2991 bikes delivered? 

TEC 1. 45. = Triumph Engineering Co. Jan 1945

I calculate the tank census number to be C4856875.

Engine 3HW 44250 is from a much earlier contract C13948 which was for 5495 bikes from mid 42 to mid 43.

Ron

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Hi I have owned a 3HW for around 40 years and am about to restore it. The frame number is TL 53842 and the engine number is 3HW 63842 the date under the seat appears to be 2 DEC 45 . 

I would like to get an age related number plate as the bike was re-imported from Singapore in 1967 and has an F plate.

Is the frame number correct in the log book or does this look correct.

Regards Richard

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Ron,

Thank You so much for the information you have provided.

I was wondering if you could explain the tank census numbers and how they are calculated?

All the best - Ryan

 

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The serial numbers for this contract are 4854180 - 4857179 (=3000 machines with numbers allocated in order of frame numbers)

The frame numbers are TL50418-50431 and TL50439-53417, so 7 machines missing? Allocated elsewhere?

Yours is the 2696 bike in the sequence. I make that  C4856875. 

PS. Strangely Mine is from the previous contract which were delivered earlier but had higher serial numbers, in fact most of the previous contracts had higher numbers, which is because the demand for your contract was originally dated Oct 1940, which must have been for 3SW. But the bombing of Coventry in 1940 disrupted everything!  Ron

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