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Thread: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    Thanks for the replies Ben and Peter.
    The reverse selector fork was to blame. I tried like Ben said and straighten it slightly at the bottom end. I think I did by about 1mm and here is the box back together again. Very slight noise but I think most of that is slapping oil. To get the selector fork out it was bell housing off, rear extension off and remove the idler shaft. Please also thank the Triumph boys for their help.

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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    stripped the old paint off the fuel tank today.
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    After, just need to paint.

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    On to the little 1300 engine, was going to just replace gaskets and seals but one thing led to another and I got carried away to a strip down.

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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    Wot, no rust on the tank, you lucky guy

    Will you get away with new shells in the engine ?

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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    The tank had a little surface rust but not much and it cleaned up a treat, just needs paint now. I don't think I will get away with bringing that indoors for the paint to harden though, may try my luck.
    Hopefully new shells, gaskets and seals and engine back together. I think the shells are standard size as I'm sure the crank hasn't been reground as the dimensions are 2.000".
    Need to give it all a good clean as there is rust residue in the water ways on the block, I have got a big container so going to try electrolysis to remove, I tried it to remove some rust from some other components and worked quite well.
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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    After the engine strip down I plan to replace the crank and big end shell bearings and on closer inspection the cam bearings are scuffed up so I have removed them and ordered new. I have been reading up on the installation for these and it is critical that they are pressed or knocked in with a special cam bearing tool. I can't find one for sale in the uk and ones from USA are stupid money. Has anyone made a diy fitting tool or would it be best to take the block and new shells to an engineering workshop to fit.

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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    Still need to fit the new cam bearings in the A series.
    Fitting tools seem to be too expensive so is anyone has made up a home made fitting tool I would appreciate a picture or two.
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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    Being a life long fan (almost) of the Simpsons the kids bought me some Duff beer so thought I had better drink at least one as I had a plan for the can.

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    Re: Roadster Rebuild Diary from Cornwall

    Hah! Are you going to fit a donut holder?
    Cheers, Homer

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