Triumph Trident - WIP

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  1. Clave

    Clave Well-Known Member

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    I started this project a week or so ago, just for something different to do - It has turned out to be a lot harder than I expected! :shock:

    Anyway, here's the progress so far:

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    I remember seeing Slippery Sam when they used to race at Silverstone race track went like stink but like all Tridents ( most British bikes) dropped oil like there was no tomorrow.
     
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    I love old british bikes, looking alright Clave!

    Just to be different the British designs thought the cylinder casing should come together in halves vertically :shock:

    Old man had a Rocket 3 back in his day.
     
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    Iv'e had a few Beezer's in my time Heinz and a couple of Triumph's they were all pre unit construction. I got fed up using brown paper and a small hammer tapping out new gaskets for the cases then loads of Hermatite gasket goo and buttoning it back together till it sarted weeping again. As you say once the Jap bikes came out with horizontal crank case seals the problem was solved.
     
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    I don't know a huge amount about Brit bikes, but I do know that the Trident had a bit of name for itself, also it is a great shape overall, so classically of that time..

    As for a drawing project, it's been pretty hellish at times - I am up to 140 layers so far, with a load more fiddly bits to do yet!
     
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    I still have more details to resolve, but I'm getting there:

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    very nice indeed Clave, must be a later model the old ones had 4 leading shoe drum brakes.
     
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    It's around 1975, I think, just about when everything went pear-shaped at the factory..
     
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    Sounds about right Clave, like the graphics though well done
     
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