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    DescriptionAmong the classic English motorcycles, the Triumph Twin stands at the top. Many enthusiasts consider the Triumphs to be the fastest, the best looking, and the most popular then and now. "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 and the other a 1962, with additional information on the restoration of a 1948 Triumph.Hands-on sequences make up the heart of this book. Abundant color photographs show the complete assembly of both bikes, from installation of the swing arm 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 restoration from a proper and award-winning Triumph restoration.More than just a motorcycle assembly manual, "Triumph Motorcycle Restoration: Pre-Unit" includes the overhaul and assembly of a 650cc twin engine and the four-speed transmission. Both operations are explained in detail complete with photos and torque specifications.Rather than try to explain the minute differences that separate different models and years, this book offers a series of color plates in the middle of the book that provide left and right side view 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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    Title
    Triumph Motorcycle Restoration
    Subtitle
    Pre-Unit
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Timothy Remus, By (author) Gary Chitwood
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 215 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 494 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781929133635
    ISBN 10: 1929133634
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC E4L: TRA
    BIC subject category V2: WGCV, WGCK
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.3
    Libri: I-AU
    B&T General Subject: 790
    Ingram Subject Code: AU
    Abridged Dewey: 629
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24320
    B&T Approval Code: A86305000
    LC classification: TL
    BISAC V2.8: TRA003030
    DC22: 629.28775
    Thema V1.0: WGCK, WGCV
    Illustrations note
    450 colour
    Publisher
    Wolfgang Publications
    Imprint name
    Wolfgang Publications
    Publication date
    15 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Stillwater, MN
    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.