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Post  scarcat on Thu 15 Jan - 0:27

Hi All,

I thought I'd share my Triton project that I started in my basement in December '08

Slimline Featherbed 650 Atlas with a 56 Triumph Thunderbird pre-unit motor with a 65 Bonnevile top end. I've got 4 transmissions to choose from. Not sure which to go with yet.

December 19, 2008 at 10:35am
Here are the wheels I rebuilt. New bearings, new rims and spokes. and I polished the hubs and laced the wheels myself:


It took a bit of adjustment but I managed to mount bacon slickers on the front wheel. They just need to be polished now:


Here are the parts of one of my roadholder forks pre-assembly:


- polished slider, bushings
- new seals, stanchions and top and bottom coill covers and coil
- original, unmodified Headlight ears and dampenders.

Same fork assembled


January 5, 2009 at 7:53am
The forks are assembled!


If you were wondering what they looked like prior to polish, they looked like this:




As a side note, here's a picture I took of an actual 1956 Norton Manx which was at the Barber Museum in Alabama, USA:


A couple of things to note:

1) The fork spring shouds are not perfectly cylindrical. There is a cut out in the inside which allows for lubricating the external springs.
2) The Roadholder badges are on the fork shroud itself, not on the headlight ears. This is an adjustment I need to make to mine.
3) The fender is held on with 2 "Y" shaped clamps. These are called "Converta" fender mounts, which I do have a pair of and will install. :)

Next up: Trying to change the head bearings in the frame from circular bearings to more modern ones.



January 6, 2009 at 5:59pm
ok. Finally mounted the forks.

New Headbearings & vortex clipons

Note: The new bearings had a completely different profile then the originals and thus had to custom create a bottom spacer, top spacer and inner tube spacer.






January 7, 2009 at 3:17pm
I did a test fit of the transmission today. it's looking great!





January 11, 2009 at 6:28am
I did a bunch of polishing yesterday, specifically with the primary cover.

The Before shot is the shot that appeared on eBay when I bid and won the cover.

The after shot is after 2 rounds of sanding and polishing. Not only is the discolouration (Canadian Spelling) gone, but I also removed all of the deep gouges. This took about 3 hours to get right but it's gorgeous now.





January 11, 2009 at 12:21pm
I mounted the motor today. It's offical ... it's a triton.

I still have to make the front motor mounts, but it's in and looking great!






January 13, 2009 at 12:41pm

ok .. today, I received new shocks and installed new shocks :-)





January 14, 2009 at 1:23pm
I decided to mount the wheels. Here's what it looks like so far:
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Post  Dave on Thu 15 Jan - 1:07

nice one, thanx for the great photo's. It's allways nice to see a work in progress
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Post  harton on Thu 15 Jan - 1:14

Great pictures, also converted the swingarm bushings or going to use the original Silent Blocs ?
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Post  scarcat on Thu 15 Jan - 2:27

i'm going to stay with the original bushings unless I run into trouble
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Post  650zed on Thu 15 Jan - 9:02

Great project...!

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Post  marc on Thu 15 Jan - 10:28

Nice indeed Cool

Keep us updated!
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Post  Toecutter on Thu 15 Jan - 10:34

love it Wink

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Post  scarcat on Sat 17 Jan - 2:39

The Headers are mounted.
The primary case mounted temporarily.

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Post  scarcat on Sun 18 Jan - 1:40

Rear Fender chopped and tail light mounted.

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Post  scarcat on Mon 19 Jan - 22:29

Timing cover polished and re-installed

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Post  scarcat on Thu 22 Jan - 23:19

Hi All,

Today is my birthday, and for my birthday my girlfriend designed and had a custom T-shirt printed off for me.



If you'd like one, please let me know and I'll put you in contact with her.

Cheers!
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Post  speedfreak on Thu 22 Jan - 23:32

At first, happy birthday, let me guess, 30 now?

Great project, but what is the flowerpot doing in this matter, i did see it in some of your picsies.

Keep up the good work, Grtz Frank,
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Post  scarcat on Thu 22 Jan - 23:46

Thanks, and I'm a little older then Very Happy

I was using the flower pot to centre the front rim while the rim didn't have a tire. Temporary measure and you use what you have sitting around Shocked
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Post  Crazy Cavan on Thu 22 Jan - 23:58

Happy Birthday Scarcat! Very Happy
And your project is already looking gooood Cool

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Post  650zed on Fri 23 Jan - 11:23

Happy birthday!!!! cheers



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Post  xs750 on Fri 23 Jan - 11:29

Happy birthday
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Post  scarcat on Fri 23 Jan - 18:46

Thank you eedryone. It was an awesome birthday!
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Post  scarcat on Tue 27 Jan - 2:57

Amal 930 carbs received and installed ...


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Post  scarcat on Wed 18 Feb - 16:37

Hi All,

I just realized I haven't posted in a while.

The headlight clocks have been installed. I'll need to re-chrome the headlight bucket, but it's looking good :-)




Velocity Stacks received and installed on the 930 Amal carbs



New set of Roller bearings received and installed. I'm just waiting for new steel plates and clutch spring locking nuts and my clutch basket will be completely rebuilt.



Next up - rebuilding the transmission ...
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Post  650zed on Wed 18 Feb - 16:52

Hey hey, this is all going well...!
Nice work!

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Post  Toecutter on Wed 18 Feb - 21:38

yepz succes further on !

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