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Old 02-04-2020, 05:10 AM
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Typical parallel twin Triumph Dave. The pistons shake the bike together Unlike the OHV Triumps, this one has only a single camshaft.

Lonnie, I will check this week. I do have some of those parts but any cams or housings would be used, aside from a pair of new reverse rotation cams that would not help. I do have case and cylinder screws that are a bit better than the stuff (junk) that Saito usually uses. They are better steel and have slightly deeper hex sockets. I bought them in bulk .
Old 02-04-2020, 05:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Typical parallel twin Triumph Dave. The pistons shake the bike together Unlike the OHV Triumps, this one has only a single camshaft.

Lonnie, I will check this week. I do have some of those parts but any cams or housings would be used, aside from a pair of new reverse rotation cams that would not help. I do have case and cylinder screws that are a bit better than the stuff (junk) that Saito usually uses. They are better steel and have slightly deeper hex sockets. I bought them in bulk .
Any of the parts I listed new would be great. A good used camshaft and cam gear housing is fine too. As far as screws I really only need the 4 cam housing screws and the 4 rocker cover screws. I'll take as many as 4 sets of tappets if you have them!
Old 02-04-2020, 05:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Were they aluminum ????

When I was a kid we had a 1959 Ford that practically rust disintegrated. The starter drives failed almost daily, the voltage regulators were no better than the worst Lucas and it leaked oil like a Texas oil well! Overheated in traffic and the brakes were like dragging your foot.Did I mention it got about 10 MPG? In 1959 almost all cars were rust involved within 3 or 4 years in Michigan weather.

I mentioned the MGB only in relation to the aluminum hood. But it did work very well for me.

Having owned over 75 British motorcycles and 10 Brit cars, I have a bit more experience with Lucas electrics than the casual backyard mechanic. From what I saw, many, if not most Lucas problems were made worse by the last person who worked on them.

If you ever visit Michigan, you can look over my 1955 Triumph TRW. It has all Lucas electrics, they had an ALTERNATOR system in 1955! The (6 volt) electrics are all original save for the battery and 3 light bulbs. I replaced the original tungsten headlamp bulb with a Halogen bulb and the parking lamp and tail lamp were simply replaced because of age. It all works perfectly at age 65


Is anybody looking for Saito 72s or 82s ? Also have a huge lot of new parts, mufflers etc to liquidate.
That is a beautiful bike I love the classic Triumph styling! The TR-3A was all steel and my favorite story about the car comes to mind. When they started the model the designers were told to use as many available leftover parts from previous models. They built the first christen it the TR-1. They had a famous British race car take it for a spin and pulls up to Sir Henry Black the head of Standard Triumph and proclaims to him and the gather press reporters that the car was a death trap! The redesigned production model was the TR-2. Back in 1978 after foolishly asking the national club if there was an Oklahoma affiliate I discovered printed in their next newsletter I and "volunteered" and I wanted to start a local club. My phone rang off the hook so I ended up founding the Central Oklahoma Vintage Triumph Registry. I can't believe they are still in business! Young married, broke, and with a new family I sold the car in 1984 and left the club.

On the Saito 72s and 82s after I get a certain biplane kit paid for we'll talk if you still have some.
Old 02-04-2020, 07:59 AM
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Yes, the Aeromaster is yours and only yours. I did manage to get it wrapped and will ship soon. Right now, the PO is closed before I get off work and I would prefer not taking off early to mail it. I will certainly let you know when it leaves, not to fret.

Of all the Britcars I owned, only two were Triumph. Sadly, neither was what I would call their best efforts. A Mk II Spitfire and a 1967 GT-6. I was very happy to see them depart. Got three Austin Mini 1000s from over in Windsor for $300 and they all ran, had a few MGBs , which I really liked and had a load of fun with a very well worn 1969 MG Midget. The Mini 1000s all wound up with very healthy 1275 engines, thanks to readily available and cheap Austin America donor cars. I did get to make a head for local Mini SCCA racer, Ross Becker. He set a new lap record for C Sedan at Waterford Hills the first weekend out!
Again, I only mentioned the MGB in response to the aluminum/steel references.

The local Triumph club back then was headed by Gil Parker who was almost a neighbor, living about a mile away.

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Old 02-04-2020, 08:45 AM
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I'm not worried about the Aeromaster it will get here when it gets here, but I still need your address.

I bought the 59 TR-3A in 1978 I was only the third owner. The first two years it was owned by the county physician (they call them Medical Examiners now) and the guy I bought it off was a county judge that taught a Juvenal Justice class I was taking in college. It was a fun little car I loved it. A friend had a Healey 3000 and later a 1973 XKE 2+2 both of those were beautiful cars. When I started dating my wife I ran into a guy in her apartment complex that owned a Jensen Healey with a factory Maserati 4 cylinder in it. He even had a Haynes shop manual on the car. I think all British sports cars had one thing in common to be a successful owner, you had to love to tinker on them. I loved taking the car out each spring and discovering what needed to be fixed. The first year the internal spring in the clutch master cylinder had broken and did I ever get a surprise when I tapped the started switch. I know a lot of American owners would dump the stock SU carburetors for Webers but I loved the old SUs. I loved swapping out metering needles to see what the affect would be. I loved the lever style rear shocks, there was just so many fascinating oddball things about British sports cars of that era. My sole memento I have of the TR-3 is the factory shop manual with the commission number penciled into the front cover. That old slightly water damaged book taught me a lot.
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Just testing the waters. I have started working on putting my 4 flat boxer saito in a cub, 182 and a C310. When I am finished I am looking to get a saito radial FA-325R5D. Has anyone considered letting theirs go?
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Originally Posted by Hobbsy
Yes I would, I almost embarrassed myself thinking it was an alternate firing two stroke, then I noticed bulging rear of the cylinders. Do the pistons rise and fall together or opposite? Looking forward to the "stuff".

Lonnie, I may have a cam housing or two for the .91.
heehee Dave, when I saw it I thought "WHAT: a 2St Triumph, no not Gary," then I saw it was a flat head, I love old flat heads

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Gary, I believe you said you had a lot of OS 120 twin parts. do you have enough good parts to build an engine ??

also, do you have another Saito 100 carb body ??

Jim
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I knew a guy that had a Saab 3 cylinder 2St mid mounted in his 15y.o. son's flat bottom 8ft speed boat, the boat was way to heavy and would not get over the plan, it just flapped and flapped water for the whole ride, I told the father the exhaust was too restricted but he just hummmed and that was it.

after my Nova I did have a 74 Midget for 2 years, cream yellow. it was real fun but it was not a parking car

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Gary, I believe you said you had a lot of OS 120 twin parts. do you have enough good parts to build an engine ??

also, do you have another Saito 100 carb body ??

Jim
No and no.
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Oh



thank you anyways
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Old 02-05-2020, 04:36 AM
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All of the OS twin stuff wound up in Germany. You got the last new 100 carb body I had. I put the body I got from yo on an engine that I sold to a local. He has been flying it ever since. Horizon still has them new.
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Got the pos fa91 all cleaned up and getting ready to order parts. Lucky me, my friend had a header and muffler for it in good condition.

Still needs:

6527 collet
5628 prop washer/nut
91S32B gasket set
6533B cam gear housing or used
5038 tappets
6535A cam gear or used
5036A cam pin
5049A rocker covers or used
91S91A carb kit
5031 case screw kit or 4ea. cam housing screws
6514 cylinder screw kit or 4ea. rocker cover screws

Have a look around and let me know whatcha got.

Thanks,

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ICBIMProducts.com - Saito FA-91-505030

These gaskets lay perfectly flat and do not glue them selves to the engine.
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These gaskets include carb/intake orings and the blue rocker gaskets have a metal film laminate inside. Very good kit and costs less overall (when available). I use the ones you linked when these are not available.

https://www.horizonhobby.com/engine-...k-ee-sai91s32b
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Got the pos fa91 all cleaned up and getting ready to order parts. Lucky me, my friend had a header and muffler for it in good condition.

Still needs:

6527 collet
5628 prop washer/nut
91S32B gasket set
6533B cam gear housing or used
5038 tappets
6535A cam gear or used
5036A cam pin
5049A rocker covers or used
91S91A carb kit
5031 case screw kit or 4ea. cam housing screws
6514 cylinder screw kit or 4ea. rocker cover screws

Have a look around and let me know whatcha got.

Thanks,

Lonnie
So what you are saying except for the few minor items above you have a servicable engine! It reminds me of my son's Ram pickup after the accident, the insurance company says it can be fixed if he takes the radiator cap off and drives a new truck under it and then throw the cap away.


I'll just get my coat....

Prime building weather in Oklahoma but I got to work. BAH, HAHAHAHAHA!

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Yep,

Very busy here too. Not complaining though, just little spare time to jump when someone snaps their fingers. LOL! My wife took her "must do" list down many weeks ago.



These covers were sent by an RCG member for clean up.

These are the covers that Dave has on his 120, before clean up.

These are the RCG covers after clean up and buffing. HINT: Scotchbrite abrasive wheel.
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The RCG covers cleaned up nice.
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Thanks, I think Dave got one nice engine out of the parts pile too! The covers are the "After" of the big block covers above.

Nice job Dave, be good to see the numbers when you run it. Are you going to need a prop or two?
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Originally Posted by Glowgeek
Got the pos fa91 all cleaned up and getting ready to order parts. Lucky me, my friend had a header and muffler for it in good condition.

Still needs:
6527 collet
5628 prop washer/nut
91S32B gasket set
6533B cam gear housing or used
5038 tappets
6535A cam gear or used
5036A cam pin
5049A rocker covers or used
91S91A carb kit
5031 case screw kit or 4ea. cam housing screws
6514 cylinder screw kit or 4ea. rocker cover screws
Have a look around and let me know whatcha got.
Thanks,
Lonnie
Lonnie, I wish I had parts for you, and I know where you got the engine too, but how about asking on RCGs for wanted parts

Jim
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Originally Posted by Jesse Open
Thanks, I think Dave got one nice engine out of the parts pile too! The covers are the "After" of the big block covers above.

Nice job Dave, be good to see the numbers when you run it. Are you going to need a prop or two?

The Secretary disavows any knowledge of these props Thanks for the kind offer, that's about 2/3rds of, "The Wall"

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Well.......



Props to you!
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Well.......

Props to you!

Dave's going to go into the prop business

Jim
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What I hate is the stack of props I have and only use maybe 10 deferent size. But have a stack of what in the world am I go to use these for.
I have found that smaller props make great epoxy stir sticks.
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Originally Posted by the Wasp
Dave's going to go into the prop business

Jim
What "going to"?
He has more props than our local hobby shop already!

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