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Post  Road Rash on Sun 15 Feb - 21:44

Well, and this is my project, a '58 Tiger T110 engine in a '62 Norton ES2 Featherbed frame. Some of you might recognize the bike from previous posts on Britbike and Motorforum on identification of its origins. The bike was build in England in '83, sold to Bristol Classic Bikes a few years after, bought by a mathmatician from Belgium working at an English university at that time, and he sold it to me 1,5 years ago as a nonrunner. I promised, to him and to the bike, to get the bike running and racing again. And of course, you do not buy a Triton, you have to earn ownership. Hence, and now the time has come, I will start to overhaul the engine etc. myself (your help and knowledge are appreciated), re-style the bike, and in the end...bring it to life...



The gearbox opened and inspected, some parts await replacement (I am in search for a pre-unit gearbox speedo pinion,
the one that drives the speedo. I know the shops, but if you have one for sale, I am willing to buy). Grimeca 4ls on the right.


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Re: Project Triton

Post  Hofman on Mon 16 Feb - 10:36

Very very very very nice Cool

Great that you know the whole history off it.
Where did you find the featherbed frame and do you have some pictures off it to?

keep up the good work!
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Re: Project Triton

Post  marc on Mon 16 Feb - 12:21

Nice nice!

Clean pics!
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triton time

Post  Road Rash on Mon 9 Mar - 15:30

Hi, thanks!!!



Last weekend (and the weekend and week before) was Triton-time, I started the strip down for the overhaul and makeover (engine and rolling chassis). Started outside, when it began to rain I moved into my living room (common practice in my family, although I do not intend to test the engine and ride the bike in the living room as my father used to do in the '60/'70's).



Yuch, I encountered mice, or even worse, rats???, housing in my tooltray hiding in the oily rag???, better get my shotgun...



The soul (engine) extracted from the body (frame). Cost me more than a week, I know that the Classic Mechanic does this in less than 2 hours, but I am not a mechanic at all, and then again, would you not also resist when someone attempts to extract your soul from your body??? This picture is for Hof, requesting a picture of the frame, and the frame was included with the bike.



This clutch hub, of my 2nd gearbox, is still a bother to me. The extracter can not be screwed in far enough so I can not pull it off, any suggestions (besides dynamite)???

I will post new pictures as fast (or slow) as the project goes. Further, someone send me a private message which was empty, if it was important please send again making sure text is imputed. And you guys are great, being aware that people are having a look motivates me to keep going, thanks!!!

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Re: Project Triton

Post  Toecutter on Mon 9 Mar - 19:04

lol rats, better get the shotgun , i suggest you remove your gastank first and then start to shoot the little rascals!! Very Happy

btw nice machine and succes further on. I cant really help you out with your problem of the clutch right there...

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rats

Post  Road Rash on Mon 9 Mar - 19:26

Thanks toecutter, however, instead of the shotgun I disconnected the petrol tank, poured some petrol in the tooltray and set that on fire in order to destroy whatever was in there. Okay, that was a joke, I would never do that to this machine, and I was very happy that no monsters were lurking in the tooltray and ready for attack when I removed the seat. Nice forum, and I will have a look at the other projects now, hope to discover your machine as well!!!

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Post  Toecutter on Mon 9 Mar - 19:29

Road Rash wrote:Thanks toecutter, however, instead of the shotgun I disconnected the petrol tank, poured some petrol in the tooltray and set that on fire in order to destroy whatever was in there. Okay, that was a joke, I would never do that to this machine, and I was very happy that no monsters were lurking in the tooltray and ready for attack when I removed the seat. Nice forum, and I will have a look at the other projects now, hope to discover your machine as well!!!

HAHA , yeah indeed it would be a waste of a nice piece of history. You should find my ride within the forum. Not the most eye-catching of em all but i do my best !

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project triton

Post  Road Rash on Mon 18 May - 14:26

Finally, some progress to report.



Crankcase: New bearings, new bushes



gearbox: rebuild



roadholders rebuild: new stanchions, new bushes & oil seals, new left hand side fork leg with pinch bolt

Currently the frame is being aligned and powdercoated, received call that the job has been done, and received new morgo 750cc barrels, morgo oil pump, and 9 stud cilinder head, thus will post new pics soon on

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Re: Project Triton

Post  Luckyboy on Mon 18 May - 14:45

Nice project,
don't be surprised if it takes longer than expected to go back together...
slowly bit by bit and the end day will still come, after that it is not so real world hands on.
enjoy the re-build...
what a classic piece of bike history.

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Re: Project Triton

Post  Wallace on Sun 24 May - 2:32

Nice bike. Good luck with the rebuild.
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Project Triton

Post  Road Rash on Mon 25 May - 18:40





And here is the frame, aligned to original specifications (in its 48 years of existence one of the previous owners hit the road) and frame and various other parts then coated with zinc (anti-rust) and powdercoated.

Great job done by www.vanderwoudentechniek.nl and http://www.straalbedrijf-schlingmann.nl/ both located in Reeuwijk (the Netherlands)

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Re: Project Triton

Post  Luckyboy on Tue 26 May - 2:17

Well done and Thanks for the pics...
What a perfect way to 'Start'
Straight frame, 'Classic' colour...
Your approach tells me this is going to be really Special...
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Triton

Post  Road Rash on Sun 20 Mar - 20:50





Here is the bike! I am grateful to Dave and Russell (Dresda) for (re-)building and upgrading the bike! When the engine was in bits I found that vital engine parts were beyond saving (e.g. crankshaft +.30 and oval) or in need for specialist attention (e.g., cilinder head), and they have great mods (e.g., box section swinging arm), so they stepped in and here's the end result. Well, ton up?

'58 T110 engine & '62 Norton slimline ES2 (Model 50)frame
750cc
T140 crankshaft
Morgo oil pump
Belt drive
T140 timing chest
E3134 cams
12 volt
Lyta fiberglass tank
Dresda box section swinging arm
Manx subframe conversion
Oil seal modifications (gearbox, crankcases, timing cover)
Dresda valves and springs
Manx spring kit
The engine is straight up in the frame
Tachometer
breather mod
gearbox needle bearings
Lucas headlight
Ace bars
9-Stud Cilinder Head
Grimeca 4ls (a 180mm)



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Re: Project Triton

Post  TinTin on Sun 20 Mar - 22:33

cheers
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Re: Project Triton

Post  joolzned on Sun 20 Mar - 23:34

Nice :)

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Project Triton

Post  Road Rash on Mon 21 Mar - 1:32



Thanks people! Maybe I will begin a new project in due time, because I have plenty of parts left to do a 2nd bike, and I will
post pictures for you to enjoy! Below some more pictures with the original steel Norton tank fitted, for comparison - nice color though - . Regards!!!



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Re: Project Triton

Post  Crazy Cavan on Mon 21 Mar - 13:47

nice bike!!


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Great

Post  janh on Tue 22 Mar - 14:52

Great clean beautifull bike.

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