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This topic contains 8 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by timothy rendall timothy rendall 2 months, 2 weeks ago.

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  • #7595
    timothy rendall
    timothy rendall
    Participant

    This is just to let some of you know that My ‘Face book’ page has been removed i don’t know why but there you go ! This is the 2nd time they’ve done this so i may just start to post stuff on here about my 1968 T150t instead !

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  • #7600
    David Lord
    David Lord
    Keymaster

    Timothy, I’m not involved in moderating the FB group but I suspect it is because they don’t like obscured identities.  In general, peoples’ behaviour on social media is much more reasonable if their identity is clear! Unless of course you posted something unsavoury?

    But good to have you on here and nice to see your T150.  One tip if I may; it is easier to add pictures anywhere within the post if you use the picture icon on the far RHS of the toolbar (the attachments at the bottom is for adding stuff like pdf, spreadsheets, Word docs etc)

    • #7601
      timothy rendall
      timothy rendall
      Participant

      Hello and thank you for the heads up on the photos.  It was FB them selfs that took my page down as you say they want to see real people not ‘Pseudonyms’ Still their loss 🙂  I Did have an oil leek from my exhaust rocker box spindle which was down to the ‘O’ ring. this was replaced with out any prob’s , the pain was the spindle just wouldn’t tighten up. i got it to 18 foot lb’s and then it just spun around ! I eventually got it to tighten to 20 foot ld’s. AS it’s an early engine T237 it may just be down to quality control on the machining side of things. As the two spindles are at different hight’s .see photos . the Exhaust isfar lower than the inlet ?DSCF0152DSCF0153DSCF0159

  • #7603
    David Lord
    David Lord
    Keymaster

    The exhaust one doesn’t look right.  I suspect you may need to remove that rocker box and inspect.

  • #7605
    timothy rendall
    timothy rendall
    Participant

    The bike is a one owner from new and never taken back to the shop low miles unloved left in a shed USA import. I have had a letter from the only owner confirming the miles and its use over the years, also what parts he’s replaced.

    I have had tridents like this before, i took the shaft out to check alls well and not worn when replacing the seal. all looked OK ! i suspect it’s a case of, extremes of tolerance, the shaft being too small and the hole being too big !

    Also the chamfer on the two shafts are different too. I still maintain that the BSA workers worked on Pice work and Triumph got paid a better wage to do a proper job ? It used to happen when i worked as a toolmaker. The production workers would, churn out stuff that was almost scrap but the more they produced the more they got paid !  And The group was in a rush to get bike to the USA for the launch in 1968/9 & as we all know the early bikes did have a lot of problems . Ho Hum , the next thing is to clean the tank out yet again and to run the bike up again to see if all the work i’ve done is ‘OK’ ?

     

     

  • #7608

    Angus McLeod
    Moderator

    The rocker spindle is located by the shoulder on the timing side end. The larger diameter at the drive side is a separate piece pressed on to the shaft. It could be that it isn’t pressed on far enough. It is also possible that a washer at the timing side has dropped onto the 3/8″ part that goes through the rocker box and prevented the shaft going fully home. If you removed the feed pipe you would be able to see if both shafts protruded the same amount. It could of course be that the two shafts are different.

  • #7616
    timothy rendall
    timothy rendall
    Participant

    Thanks for the reply Angus , both the spindles are fully fitted all the way as i did check the lengths of the shafts that were protruding out of the oil feed end and they were the same. i also made sure that the washers were turning freely after fitting. It could be that the inlet ‘cap’ was not fitted on to the shaft as much as the exhaust? or just made to a different size ? who knows! I’m going to try it out & see what happens soon . i’ve only got the fuel tank to clean out again, before i give it an other go !

     

  • #7663
    Mike Klose
    Mike Klose
    Participant

    … wondered where you’d gone.

    M8-)ke

  • #7679
    timothy rendall
    timothy rendall
    Participant

    Yep Face book doesn’t like me 🙁      he he  Now i’m using the name Troy Tempest (from stingRay) I’m trying to post more on here but it’s a lot slower than FB !

     

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