1968 Triumph TR250 restoration

mooreken
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1968 Triumph TR250 restoration

Post by mooreken » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:20 pm

My brother and I have gotten a new project car to restore just for fun (and hopefully a little more $$$ than we will have in it). As the Subject header noted it is a '68 Triumph. My brother is making videos of the progress for his Triumph Club up in Ohio and I will put links here as I get them.

They are in HD but you might have to click on the "gear" in the lower left corner of the YouTube video if you are not watching it full screen.

The car is one of the last 100 built and has very nice outside sheet metal hardly any dents and no rust on the bolt on parts. I even think most of the tires are the original Red Line Michelins. The car sat outside with a bad convertible top for a LONG time so the floor pans and inner rocker panels are gone. But I have new panels and this is what I do. ..]
The engine area is very honest as they say. It has original heater and radiator hoses and all the clips and hardware is also as it came from the factory.
It is in a storage area 'til June to process paperwork so no updates for a while.
Enjoy and comment if you wish.

https://youtu.be/TmSifPojAdc
https://youtu.be/3t6Uq8fIOs0

mooreken
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Re: 1968 Triumph TR250 restoration

Post by mooreken » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:19 pm

We have started to work on the Tr250. My brother is making short videos of our progress as we go along. I'll repost the from time to time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzkAkJbt9mI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y62QyYstYXg

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Re: 1968 Triumph TR250 restoration

Post by Tom Wells » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:33 am

Ken,

A very interesting project! Keep the reports coming, please. We can all learn something from this.

Tom

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Re: 1968 Triumph TR250 restoration

Post by mooreken » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:28 pm


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Re: 1968 Triumph TR250 restoration

Post by mooreken » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:50 pm


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Re: 1968 Triumph TR250 restoration

Post by mooreken » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:12 pm

Removing the bolt on parts of the frame.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJE9RD_OXkw

We tried to start the motor but didn't get any farther than the carbs. One if them has a vent hole for the float bowl plugged somewhere and the fuel is running out everywhere.....We will keep pluggin' away at it.

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Re: 1968 Triumph TR250 restoration

Post by mooreken » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:50 pm

We tried to start the motor today. It almost make it but my can of starting fluid was empty so we are holding off until I can get some.
Frame is all stripped except for the motor and trans and I am almost finished with the jig for the body.

Here are a couple more short videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcWQjolXM1Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bht8iI_9EDQ

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Re: 1968 Triumph TR250 restoration

Post by mooreken » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:54 pm

Good day today. The old motor fired up and ran really well....idled better than my cobra. ..]
https://youtu.be/KSJS9KrvB48

Finished with building the jig for the rotisserie.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV0vYIcKxc0

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Re: 1968 Triumph TR250 restoration

Post by mooreken » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:52 pm

Moving right along.
This video shows why taking the time to make the jig was worth while.

https://youtu.be/NRoTWNp4SIM

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Re: 1968 Triumph TR250 restoration

Post by mooreken » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:06 pm

Disassembly is all finished...now on to part prep both motor and body.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEMwRUVMMXI

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