Monday, 24 October 2011

CHEAP N CHEAPER

Yesterday i bought a Triumph frame on t'ebay, only 3 miles out of town, 100% sound straight and even (some) original paint, and very very cheap. Collected it this morning and tried in a wheel i have that someone told me is pre-war Triumph... like a glove. New project ! i dont even want one, my chop still isn't as good as i would like and the drag bike is wanting a bit of titivating in the hope that i can get a final run out on it this autumn. I was going to re-vamp the A10 this winter as well.
Some things just have to be, i have an iron T'Bird motor and gearbox, i need : rigid rear engine and gearbox plates with adjusters, set of girders, front wheel (Tiger Cub, Bantam trials ish ?), shitty seat thats about it. Now i really need to sell something..
Mr. frame seller also has a Model T Ford and an Austin 7 to sell before he emigrates to NZ, i tried not to look.


Badges from Amsterdam, in the post this morning a little packet from Marcel at Motor Parade, didnt ask just sent 'em. Love thy fellow blogger.



Thou should'st not start building another Triumph.

9 comments:

SUMO said...

ya git - im looking for one o them frames...

Pete Stansfield said...

No idea why it didnt make more Sumo, everyone wants one. It was correctly listed under Triumph parts as Triumph Frame and finished on Sunday evening, he even said he would post it. Some things are just meant to be (or not depending whether you are me or you !)

SUMO said...

i found it now - did you feel bad stealing that off him haha?? for some reason didnt turn up i my searches - such is life, something will turn up some time - im in absolutely no hurry

Quaffmeister said...

Nice mate, I reckon you beat me to that one.

Mo said...

Looks like a TRW 500 frame to me?!

Pete Stansfield said...

Its a 1949 3T, pretty much same as a TRW.

Steve@strathbran said...

got a pair of gearbox plates and a trw front engine plate (shoe) might have an adjuster too if thats any help

MotorParade said...

You're welcome!

Pete Stansfield said...

That'd be a great help Steve, thanks