1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob.

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I'm sure Big D can do a proper job on your crank. They will be able to mic the journals and they probably have a good crank grinder if it needs it. I have a good crank grinder out here but shipping would be pricey.
 
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Update: here's where I am. Just about time to split the cases, just the pinion gear left.

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Primary side.

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I've triple checked that all fasteners are removed ... including the two flat head screws hiding in the deck and the two on the timing side. I've put some heat on it, and applied some 4lb love... not budging. More love required.
 
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BTW; modified one of my cheap-o pullers to get the pinion gear off ... saved the $70 for the "special" one.
I was also able to get the intake side cam gear off with the modified one... the exhaust side is going to be tough without the actual tool which I have on the way from another friend (borrow).
 
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So it looks like I'm going out of town on Tuesday .... Thought I'd make an attempt to get these cases shipped to '9er tomorrow.

Success! Granted, one of the cams is still in it. If I don't get this stuff out the door I'll lose another couple of weeks getting them shipped. I'll have time tomorrow to get them cleaned-up and packed, but I'm not going to get the puller I need in time (to get the cam ex. side cam gear pulled).

I've dreading the sludge trap thing... freaking horror stories about those things. So after I checked out the journals (caliper says they are the same dia 41mm) and big ends (they look great, lots of clean oil sitting in there too), I decided to see about the dreaded trap cap.

Some heat, a big old screw driver and the biggest cresent wrench I have.... I won't lie, that sucked. Took about 30 minutes, it didn't loosen up until the last couple of threads. I did enjoy memories of arm pump though, so it wasn't all bad.

Oddly enough, very little junk in it... you can see all the way to the end of the tube. If I've got time tomorrow I'm going to take the crank and the cylinders down to Big D, maybe they'll be done with it by the time I get back (honing and checking the crack). Busy guys down there.


Finally.
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Sludge trap was actually pretty clean. Either someone was recently in there or it's seen a lot of oil changes.
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Journals look good, still going to have them mic'd to be sure.
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If I don't get this stuff out the door I'll lose another couple of weeks getting them shipped.
Of course I had too much stuff come up today and the cases aren't in a condition (spotless) to ship, so.. yeah. There goes two weeks. Such is life!
 
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Finally back from a very long trip and ready to get back after this thing. While I was gone I finally broke down and bought the two remaining "special" tools needed to finish the engine disassembly (cam gear puller / installer & drive sprocket nut socket).

Plans for this week are:
Get the case halves shipped-off and the crank and cylinders down to Big D.
Get the electrics, including the wiring loom removed
Fenders, etc removed
Get the frame cleaned-up, sanded and ready for paint
 
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Update:
Yeah, it's been a while. This whole virus thing put a pause on the project. The economic impact at this point has caused funds to be used elsewhere, so the engine rebuild has stopped for a while.

I did get the head reworked by Ol' 89r ... excellent work of course. Next up is getting the cylinders honed and new pistons/rings.

I hope to be back on this thing soon!
 

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Hey Bob, I didn't see this thread earlier but it looks like a fun projects. I only made it through 2 pages of posts but will finish them up soon. Nice bikes!
 
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I agree, it's time for an update!
 
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I wish I had more to report ... but! I'm getting back onto this project soon. I won't bore you with what's slowed the progress.

Expect some updates in the next couple of weeks!

In the meantime, here's the head, reworked by ol'89r. Beautiful!

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( condition he got it in: 1967 Triumph TR6C Rebuild by a noob. )

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Ah shucks...he removed all of the beautiful patina!

But did it in a magnificent way! Nice!
 
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89r might be old, but he's still got skills. It looks faster already.