Triumph Motorcycle Restoration: Pre-Unit

Triumph Motorcycle Restoration: Pre-Unit


By (author) Timothy Remus, By (author) Gary Chitwood

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  • Publisher: Wolfgang Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 214mm x 278mm x 10mm | 481g
  • Publication date: 15 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Stillwater, MN
  • ISBN 10: 1929133634
  • ISBN 13: 9781929133635
  • Illustrations note: 450 colour
  • Sales rank: 142,146

Product description

Triumph Motorcycle Restoration - Pre-Unit, takes a thorough look at what is required to restore a Triumph 650cc twin built before 1963. The book includes two, start-to-finish restorations: one done on a 1959 Bonneville and the other on a 1956 TR6. Hands-on sequences make up the heart of this book. Abundant color photographs show the complete assembly of both bikes, from installation of the swingarm and chassis parts to the attachment of the fenders and gas tank. Author and experienced Triumph mechanic, Garry Chitwood, explains the right and wrong way to assemble these bikes, and the little things that separate an amateur rebuild from a proper and award winning restoration. More than just a motorcycle assembly manual, Triumph Motorcycle Restoration, includes the overhaul and assembly of a 650cc twin engine, and the four-speed transmission. Both operations are explained and illustrated from beginning to end. Rather than try and explain the minute differences that separate different models and years, the new Triumph Motorcycle Restoration - Pre-Unit book offers a series of color plates in the middle of the book that provide left and right side views of most of the significant models sold in the 1950s and early 1960s. Triumph Motorcycle Restoration - Pre-Unit, offers the Triumph motorcycle enthusiast 144 pages and over 450 photos explaining how to buy, build and restore a Triumph 650cc twin manufactured before 1963.

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Author information

Best known for motorcycle titles like How to Build a Chopper and How to Build a Cheap Chopper, how-to author Tim Remus is also the author of custom painting books like Advanced Airbrush Art and fabrication titles like Ultimate Sheet Metal Fabrication. Today the former auto mechanic runs a small publishing company, Wolfgang Publications, located in Stillwater, Minnesota. Some of his personal projects include a recently finished 250-tire Softail and an old Henry J hot rod he says may never be finished. He lives in Stillwater, Minnesota. Garry Chitwood became familiar with Triumphs as a young racer. Like most young racers, Garry was rider, mechanic and tuner. From fixing his own bike Garry went on to the repair of Triumphs that belonged to other riders and eventually the business of restoring old Triumphs to better-than-new condition. Much of Garry's work can be seen in the extensive collection of Triumph collector Bobby Sullivan. From engine overhaul to perfect paint, there isn't anything about a Triumph motorcycle that Garry Chitwood doesn't understand and hasn't done. Which makes him the perfect person to co-author a book on the restoration of Triumph motorcycles.