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TRIUMPH T 100 R / T 100 RR . 1955/57 .

Discussion in 'Triumph (Classic)' started by Matt Spencer, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. wakeup

    wakeup

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    I used to know the late Gerry Uttley, who had been a fairly long time technical writer at Triumph. At the time I was riding a 1957 T100, big bearing crank and all. Gerry gave me a twin plug splayed head and a special twin plug magneto for the T100. I spent some time searching for the right carburettors, which I never did find. After hitting an old, blind labrador in Andover, it had it's front wheel and forks replaced with the wheel (and 2LS brake!) and forks from a burn't out 69 model 650. I wasn't at all concerned about originality.
    Poor old Gerry, he was a lovely bloke, whilst on holiday and taking a dip in the hotel swimming pool, he had a heart attack and sadly died.
    cheers
    wakeup
     
  2. Matt Spencer

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    http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org/halloff ... acerID=171

    " Ed Fisher poses at the 1953 Laconia Classic. That year was the closest race in the history of the event to that point, the top four riders finished within three seconds of each other. It took hours of checking and rechecking scoring tabulations after the race before Fisher was determined winner. Even then the race was protested and he was not officially credited with the victory until December during the AMA competition committee meetings.

    “I found out I officially won the race when I got the check in the mail,” Fisher said. He added that winning Laconia in 1953 was worth $1,000. " "

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    " Eddie poses with his Hot Rod, race-kitted T100. Chrome frame,weird English hard leather seat,overlay sprocket and rear pegs for getting under the paint. "

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    gibson #5 Triumph
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  3. Matt Spencer

    Matt Spencer

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    Don Vesco's mustve been almost as good as mine . :p

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    http://britiron.com/dc/31/1594/
     

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