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Old 03-04-2013, 10:58 AM   #16
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Off topic, but they also had a Brit demonstrate oxy-acetealine welding and fabricating a Indian fender from scratch! He made the darn thing while talking to us and sipping tea!
Tea is the secret. We built an empire whilst sipping tea. It all went down hill when they introduced coffee.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:15 PM   #17
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If you end up putting the race glass on that '64 I'd be interested in buying your tank and fenders. I've got a '64 Trophy that I'd like to put back to original. Maybe you know - wold they fit?
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:15 PM   #18
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The 64 is staying as is. It's completely original. It's the 72 Daytona (T100R) I'm going to be working with. Either way, I don't plan on parting with the original tank or fenders.

Give the guys at Baxter Cycle a call though. I'm sure they can help you out or point you in the right direction. (And post some pictures of the machine, I'd like to see it)

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If you end up putting the race glass on that '64 I'd be interested in buying your tank and fenders. I've got a '64 Trophy that I'd like to put back to original. Maybe you know - wold they fit?
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:49 PM   #20
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Here are some more pictures from the Triumph racers from the late 60-70s.

Hi jwalters,

WoW! This project makes you the coolest motorcycle guy I know ...

Will you race it or put it on the street?

Man, I would kill to have been able to have shown up last Saturday at the AFM's first Vintage race of the season on a race bike like this ... They had one entry, on a Moto Guzzi ...

see you in the parking lot,
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:30 PM   #21
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Hi John,
To be honest, I don't know exactly how I'll use the bike. I'm a freak of nature, so I doubt I'll race it (6'8" 295lbs), but I'd like to build it for the intention of racing. From what I gather, I'll be going through cranks if I start racing it though. Don't know if I have that kind of money. So I'll probably keep it in a mild state of tune for the time being.

BTW, I'll be back out in the Bay this summer, I bought a KTM 950 Super Enduro that's awaiting for me patiently in my friends airplane hangar in Sonoma! Can't wait to hop on the PCH again!

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Hi jwalters,

WoW! This project makes you the coolest motorcycle guy I know ...

Will you race it or put it on the street?

Man, I would kill to have been able to have shown up last Saturday at the AFM's first Vintage race of the season on a race bike like this ... They had one entry, on a Moto Guzzi ...

see you in the parking lot,
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:41 PM   #22
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I dug out some more reference books. The book on the right is an AWESOME reference of 500cc Triumph racers from the 60s era.

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I have to admit, I love the "make do" attitude of the day. Nothing encapsulates that better than the addition of the Chevy Corvaire oil cooler on the early racebikes. This oil cooler was added to keep the temps down on the big Daytona oval.





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Old 03-04-2013, 06:55 PM   #24
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More 500cc racers from the book shown above "Road Racing History of the Triumph 500cc Unit Twins" If you have any interest in these bikes, buy this book!


Note the location of the right hand exhaust, and how it's tucked near the right side of the frame. I think this will require some custom work...


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Old 03-04-2013, 07:00 PM   #25
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It's apparent I'm going to have to settle on a model year. You can see the 1966 race bikes had scrambler style exhaust pipes both on the left side as well as the different style tank and rear solo seat.

bk brkr baker, this looks like the model year Mike Smith used for his replica.


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Just ordered this old issue of CW. I'm looking forward to reading about the road racer!
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:51 PM   #27
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The 64 is staying as is. It's completely original. It's the 72 Daytona (T100R) I'm going to be working with. Either way, I don't plan on parting with the original tank or fenders.

Give the guys at Baxter Cycle a call though. I'm sure they can help you out or point you in the right direction. (And post some pictures of the machine, I'd like to see it)
I can respect that. Can't blame me for asking. I know the guys at Baxters - it's just an hour from home. Good luck with your projects!
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Since we are in the same neck of the woods (sort of), check out CL. There is a really nice T100 scrambler on Craigslist right now.

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I can respect that. Can't blame me for asking. I know the guys at Baxters - it's just an hour from home. Good luck with your projects!
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:15 AM   #29
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Here are some really great links for Romero's and Nixon's bikes that are now being restored by Big D Cycles in Dallas.
http://bigdcycle.com/blog/?p=3145
http://bigdcycle.com/blog/?p=3009

And for a comparison of wwhat they were doing in England.
http://www.triumphmeriden.org.uk/ptait.html

Bret Edwards of Glass From The Past has exact replicas of the Nixon/Romero/Hammer bikes fuel tanks and seats.
http://www.gftpstore.com/Triumph-Fue...FTA-TRIFTA.htm

A pic of Johnson Motors head race mechanic Pat Owens with Dick Hammer's bike.


I've posted this pic before but this is what I've done with mine.

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Fantastic Cariboo Kid! Thanks for the info and posting pics of your bike!

That Big D Cycle blog has a lot of great pictures to look over, those are going to be a big help. I'm going to have to decide how much $$ and time I want to put into making it close to a repli-racer or just focus on making it a fun rideable machine.
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