Friday, August 12, 2011

Busy summer, heres the latest project 66 T120 restoration.

Sludge trap up restoration on a UK spec 1966 Triumph Bonnie. I picked up the bike out in South Hampton, where it sat in a mocked up state. The frame had been sand blasted and the original tank and front fender were missing. The rest of the Bonnie was correct for UK spec. I took the bike straight to J and M Enterprises where the frame is going to be powder coated. John Melniczuck is an expert Triumph restorer, after a brief conversation it was decided that everything on this bike was going to be done correct, down to the motor, having all hardware replated and built to be a show quality - daily rider. I have been going down to Johns South Jersey shop and doing as much of the work myself as possible. I guess you could say I'm interning at J and M - which is pretty damn cool. Right now we're going through everything I currently have. The engine has been disassembled and cleaned, the head and jugs are getting machined, the frame is getting powder, a new tank has been sourced and all the hardware has been sent out to be plated. LOTS more on this, coming in the next few weeks!

Before, mocked up with incorrect tank.

Ask me how I unloaded this bike by myself with no front end!

Engine stripped and ready for machining.

Sanding all the gouges out of the aluminum parts,

ready for powder!

John makes his case that the engine should be rebuilt despite being a "runner"

This is the oven that bakes the powder!

Parts from the first batch of powder coating!

What the bike should look like!

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