This is a roller project we put together a while ago and parked. We are now engulfed in the build process. This is going to be done up in the style of an early 50′s custom Triumph, using only period parts. Not your Brahh’s chopper.
Recently restored and rebuilt the wheels for both of Gary Nixon’s 500 racers. We scrubbed and restored these period race tires back to life. This last weekend Triumph won the Daytona 200 for the first time, since Gary was victorious abroad this very same Triumph in 1967!
One more round of photos of the finished bike. We ended up switching to new Amal Concentric carburetors to simplify starting and tuning versus the big GPs.
a PDF copy of the November 1956 article from Cycle magazine featuring the story of the Texas Ceegar. Also a couple of bonus photos from the restoration in the 1980′s, the re-restoration after the fire, and a few shots of it in Harley Davidson trim. Later in life, the Ceegar was fitted with Harley motors and run on the salt.
YOU CAN DOWNLOAD PDF OF THE ARTICLE WITH THE LINK BELOW
We heard it run for the first time today. Alton finished up on the hand painting of the fuel tanks and oil tank. We are still waiting for the seat to come back from upholstery and the tachometer to ship back from being rebuilt. We will be on track to be running the Duke II at the Texas thaw nostalgia Drag races this weekend in Denton.
Almost wrapped up assembling the Duke II motor today. Set the cam timing, installed the top end, and then dialed in the ignition timing. This will be hitting the drag strip soon.
Some photos of the now complete restoration of the 1957 Triumph TR5R. The bike is fully operational, and we have been taking joy rides around the neighborhood. The dual megaphones sound awesome, and the bike has a sweet ride. Now it just needs a new owner.