T110 Rebuild

This blog is about the rebuild of my Dads Triumph T110 after being in "boxes" for 39 years!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Preparing the hubs

In order for the wheels to be rebuilt, the hubs needed some attention. Cleaning and powder coating to be exact. But firstly they needed to be dis-mantled. Removing the bearing dust cover turned out to be quite a challenge. But with a bit a crafty skill from my friend Johan, it turned out to be really easy. Once again proving the right tool, or "home-made" tool for the job makes life a lot easier.

Here are pics of the hub dismantled.

Unfortunately by the time I got these to the blasters and powder coaters it was all ready year end shut down and had to wait for the new year.
This week the hubs went in and have come back. They were double powder coated. Firstly a black coating and then a clear satin coating. Gives a nice deep lustre to the surface and I am told is known to be harder wearing. They were able to protect the insides of the hubs/ bearing surfaces and the breaking surfaces during the powder coating process. 

So I suppose we are almost ready to start assembling the wheels :-).

Parts again

In December two opportunities, to gather some more parts, arose.
One from a gentleman in town who I met through the Lotus Seven Enthusiasts group in PE. Ray was able to help me source the missing stanchions I needed, as the ones I had were badly pitted and believe it or not would cost more to have hard chromed and polished than sourcing a nice new pair, made in Taiwan. Part no: WW28943 (45-39668).

Along with the order came a set of clutch springs and copper washers.

A order was also coming through from Tri-Cor, so a couple of fiddly nuts and bolts were brought in as well as the chrome Horn Grille I had been missing.

At this stage I should have everything needed to assemble the front end - except the wheels arent built up yet!

An Update from 2012

Have realised now that a year has gone by without an update. I had thought that not much had been done, but there are some acquisitions to report on :-).

Firstly my brother managed to get the gearbox insides lined up correctly and hence the gearbox has gone together and is working well. The levers were also chrome plated, which has made a huge difference.
The clutch basket was adjusted and with the new clutch plates has been re-assembled.
Here are some pics:

The clear coating put over the polished casings is not working and is starting to "craze" so will
need to be removed and left as polished.

My brother was also able to vapour blast and clean up the casings of the AMAL Carb, which is a great improvement.

Now need to order a carb refurb. kit.