1968 Triumph TR250 restoration

mooreken
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Re: 1968 Triumph TR250 restoration

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Tom. I’ll be doing videos of the post-mortem as I really don’t have any idea.

But on to the triumph. I’ll be doing some work on it as I wait for parts or $$$$ for the Cobra :roll: :lol:

Here is the hood part 4.

https://youtu.be/XNEiMtzeTNo
mooreken
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1968 Triumph TR250 restoration

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Its been a while sense I've done an update on the Triumph.
As explained in the video we had trouble when I painted it New Year's weekend and it sorta knocked the wind out of us for a while.

Now things should be back to making progress. :lol:

https://youtu.be/lrY2B9PRKec

Ken
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Re: 1968 Triumph TR250 restoration

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I've made a video of color sanding and buffing the hood for the Triumph.
It's about 10mins long.

https://youtu.be/_O6lbYDshWk
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Re: 1968 Triumph TR250 restoration

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This is a short video my brother made of the progress with the Triumph.

https://youtu.be/paviasV9e8I
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Re: 1968 Triumph TR250 restoration

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A little update on the Triumph progress now that the Lotus is finished.

https://youtu.be/EFQain5y4QM
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Re: 1968 Triumph TR250 restoration

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My brother Tim is here for another week of Triumph work..
Here are a couple of videos of some of the progress.
Ken

https://youtu.be/FxlY2zUEp8Q

https://youtu.be/MWofP0OSZEs
mooreken
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Re: 1968 Triumph TR250 restoration

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Another week of the Triumph planned. This is the video my brother made. We did get the motor to start but no oil pressure.
I had made a stick to turn the oil pump with a drill the last time and we got pressure but a major leak at the canister oil filter stopped progress.
So, we pulled the distributor again and did the drill thing. This time running it much longer and it burped a large amount of air. So, in the morning we will try again and see if it drained back or not.

https://youtu.be/LBHww96mhbY?si=9nazttE_m75WI8V_
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Re: 1968 Triumph TR250 restoration

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Update on the Triumph. Last time we decided the 50 year old starter just wouldn't do the job so we updated to the smaller gear drive Nissan style.
Last video we were having trouble getting oil pressure. After pulling the disturber and using a drill to run the pump it appeared to have had an airlock.
and we got some pressure to show. However, it also showed an oil leak, but I couldn't generate enough pressure to find it.
The new starter worked great but as the video points out the oil leak turned out to still be an issue.
More to come.

https://youtu.be/a8bG1GMtJA8
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Re: 1968 Triumph TR250 restoration

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Big moment on the Triumph...
It also a call out to the old adage of "don't mess with the carburetor until you have the ignition dialed in".
We had the Carbs sent out and rebuilt by a professional, but when we tried to start the same issue of the motor wanting to start but just not hitting enough to do it. So, in desperation I had a thought to look at the points, and they looked a little wide. I tightened them up and sure enough it started right up. However, after it was shut off and we retried to start the old problem was back.
Checked plugs and spark and all the normal stuff and still the original issue was back.
So I looked at the points again and they seemed wide again. And I noticed that the adjustment on the points (that are new) was at the limit.
as I tried to move them again I noticed a little movement at the post that the points sat over.
I pulled the points out and found movement in the post and it was leaning.
As luck would have it in the junk pile from my brothers build, we had a leftover batch of distributor parts with a point plate.
The new used plate fixed the issue.
See Video for more info......

https://youtu.be/pdqinjtQrJ0?si=3rgdNHu3IIYEal5B
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Re: 1968 Triumph TR250 restoration

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Ken,

I guess if you've been at it long enough, sometimes you forget what you know :lol:

Tom
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