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Old 08-26-2012, 09:35 PM   #121
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...been a while, not too much is going on, I do not have enough time to dedicate it. I have the project in another town, so is a pain in the arse to find the time to do it and spend all day there, eat bad, very cold road when returning home, etc.

-applied putty to the tank; looks like lots but is super thin, like 0.5mm. The putty that s in the coil holes is the one that came with the tank, I do not know if original they had it...

I saw that the rust keeps coming so I sanded a bit more then airbrushed a bit of primer to see the little imperfections
This is my second fuel tank work, the other was 15 years ago or so.
A buddy who s a pro painter offered me to prep and paint it but I ll try to do it myself.






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Old 08-26-2012, 10:08 PM   #122
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nice project!

keep the pics coming!
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Old 08-27-2012, 12:06 AM   #123
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Sir I have to hand it to you to keep moving forward with the difficulties as to parts supply. Sometimes it is forgotten as to how easy things can be here in the U.S. as to parts availability and looking at the vendors we have here who have came across these difficulties then building the pieces to streamline the building process. Myself, I will keep checking in to see how your bike will process.
If you ever get to Alaska I would like to buy you a beer. Or several.

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Old 08-27-2012, 02:35 AM   #124
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Nice tank Reverb, good work.

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Old 08-27-2012, 05:33 PM   #125
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I love that this is not a hardtail. great thread you have going.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:42 PM   #126
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...hello 4444, thanks, I ll try.

-Hello Snodawg, yes, many difficulties, but I try to keep the moral high.
Im thousands of kilometers from Alaska, but you know lots riding all the Americas by bike...at least in newer bikes.
A buddy here will take the road right there to Alaska in a 4 months road trip, but in new bike. The trip will be in 2015.

-Hello Danboy, yes, I really like these slim ones from the factory.
I want that this bike be a Triumph; I mean, the gas tank is one of the things that distinguish a Triumph among the others.

-Hi Boxxman, took me several years to have a feel for the swing arms; still I like more the rigid look and ride it daily on my other Triumph
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:15 PM   #127
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Tell your friend to try and time it so he shows up in June or early July that is when Normally our weather is the best. If he waits till mid August that is when the rain starts.

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Old 08-28-2012, 08:24 PM   #128
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I did exactly that in the custom oil tank I built for my Triumph. Works absolutely great.
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...hello,
after all that work on the oil tank I see that I do not have anything to put in the other side of the bike so do not look so good
In the meantime a friend found a big filter and I ll try to make the vertical tank with that. so as it s cylindrical, will looks better than the other if I do not put other stuff in the left side of the bike.

But I m asking this again, because seems that nobody did similar thing and I m not sure if will work or become a hassle...and Im in the middle of the situation:

-I m thinking to put the OIF filter and sump plate on the BOTTOM of the vertical tank.
You know, so NO external filter will be required.

I m not sure what to do (if I put the OIF stuff) with the lines that go under the original tank. If I do that, should I go with the OIF oil scheme?

-Will be no good due to vibrations and leaks oil?
-Better to have an external filter to provide cool to the oil?

I really need opinions on that.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:14 PM   #129
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...hello Blacknight1, can you post some photos with close ups?
or may be PM any?

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Old 09-28-2012, 09:39 PM   #130
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...ok, after all the turmoil, possibly is good to have more than one build thread rolling; also, not much going on with the Triumph guys lately...

Blacknight1 did not showed so I decided to not use the original oil tank, that as you see in previous pictures, I tried to cut to small down a bit, but with the rear frame changes just do not feel properly.
I m using an oil filter from a big machine, the ones that use to make the roads, to make the oil tank, they are round and big but not enough to hold plenty of oil and a bit of empty space for the lines, air; so an stripe was added.
Now is no more rounded but still have some kind of shape...
I m using the internal stuff and all the threads from the original tank, I think that is a very good thing.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:42 PM   #131
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Classic recycling!
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:45 PM   #132
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...hey PanheadPete; you are right, I did not thought that way...but you are right.
I was thinking to use the internal parts etc to go a "proved way" with the tank stuff.

-Here some pictures of the tank mock up; still I need to put the brackets to the frame.
Cut it the oil pipe then change the curvature to fit the new length.
Cut it the bottom tin and added the feed and the drain holes; also a hole for the return pipe.

I want the filler bung on the outside of the frame. I fitted the breather inside the frame under the seat.

-I want to put around 3 litres (something like the late 60s stock) but then I m concerned with the length of these vertical tanks regarding the oil pump. You know, may be too much low level for the oil..??? possibly I just cut 1 1/2 inch from the bottom to have less problems???

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Old 10-05-2012, 10:05 PM   #133
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Looks interesting
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:14 AM   #134
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Nice work on that oil tank Reverb, I like it and it's a nice snug fit in there.

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Old 10-06-2012, 05:39 AM   #135
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great job reverb

you had a rough start ...but you will have an excelent end result !!
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:30 AM   #136
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Xlh1958, Danboy and el Diablo, thanks.

Yes, the tank fits well, but still very concerned about the bottom of the tank regarding the oil pump...
I noticed that all the non OIF Triumph s have the bottom edge of the oil tank in the same horizontal line of the DS top edge; that goes for a natural and "direct" way for the oil (and gravity)
Cutting 1 1/2 inch from the bottom, will transform the tank in a not so "stylized" figure but may be help with the gravity effect...or may be not??

-Also, the only place to pass the oil tubes is from under the swing arm.

-May be all that is not so good with the "power" that the oil arrives to the pump??

I really appreciate your insights about these plumbing

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Old 10-07-2012, 12:01 PM   #137
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Great thread. Looks like you have quite the eye for making something out of nothing. great work.!!!
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:36 PM   #138
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Looking goood this far, doing some great fabrication work, keep it up...
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:32 PM   #139
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...thanks Drainsurgeon and SG.

-in the meantime I just trying to deal with the engine mounts. You know, it s a T120 frame and a late T140 engine, so the gbox lever is in the other side. I do not have any rear mounts, so I used a piece of iron that a friend gave me, very difficult from the beginning, but know are nearly finished; I need to clean more a bit by hand, etc.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:45 PM   #140
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Are you using a drill press with a cross slide vise? damn.... I never got anywhere doing that.
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