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Re: michael 1957 g3 Restoration

Postby vn800b » Tue May 08, 2018 10:31 pm

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Re: michael 1957 g3 Restoration

Postby vn800b » Wed May 09, 2018 8:56 pm

Hi all
thankyou for all your posts, when i went to get the bike he said it was running, but when i got there he said he cant start it as its got old fuel in it!
i thought oh god what have i bought!! but i got it home ,but it was hard to start, so i cleaned the carb out, and now it starts 2rd kick!, some things i would like to find would maybe be a original seat,does anyone have one for sale? and getting a front number plate too, not sure the best place to have one made?
will keep posting about it, if people would like to see the progress?

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Re: michael 1957 g3 Restoration

Postby Mick D » Thu May 10, 2018 7:40 am

Hi

You may be able to get a new reproduction seat from R K Leighton - they supplied one for my 60 G3 and I'm very pleased with it.

http://www.rk-leighton.co.uk/

The club spares or AMC Classic would be a good places to start your search for a number plate and fixings:

http://www.amoc-parts.com/store/comersu ... oducts.asp

http://www.amcclassicspares.com/Mudguar ... plates.pdf

I sourced number plate decals from Classic Transfers, who also supplied all the decals required for my restoration:

http://www.classictransfers.co.uk/

Regards Mick

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Re: michael 1957 g3 Restoration

Postby vn800b » Sun May 13, 2018 6:28 pm

thanks mick d, for the links i will look tho them,

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Re: michael 1957 g3 Restoration

Postby vn800b » Sun May 13, 2018 6:32 pm

Hi all
Had a good day working on the g3l today, i change the inner tube( never done that before) and now seems to be fine,i cleaned the engine up too, im going to do my oil checks next does anyone know, if i have to fill the gearbox and how i check the oil level? also how i check the level in the oil compartment on the side????

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Re: michael 1957 g3 Restoration

Postby Triumph-Legend » Sun May 13, 2018 6:46 pm

Hi, I think that you will find all the information you require here.

http://archives.jampot.dk/book/Workshop_manuals/

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Re: michael 1957 g3 Restoration

Postby 56G80S » Sun May 13, 2018 8:01 pm

And you've already helped me too, useful pic of the sidestand, I'm looking to modify mine.

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Re: michael 1957 g3 Restoration

Postby clive » Tue May 15, 2018 7:39 am

That looks like it could be a 1954 front wheel but it will perform the same. The rear mudguard split ought to be possible to shut up closer. I would get the correct stud and nuts for the front and rear frame joint. Your bolt sticking out one side may not be the correct fit. Otherwise I would do the checks
suggested, wipe it down with an oily rag to inhibit rust and enjoy it this summer. Do the things you want over the winter. Improving appearance can be a money pit on these bikes and will almost certainly not be recoverable when/if you come to sell.
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Re: michael 1957 g3 Restoration

Postby clive » Tue May 15, 2018 7:47 am

Not sure what you mean by the oil compartment on the side. If you mean the lump on the side of the timing case it hides the auto advance/regard and the chain should be greased by taking off the cover. If you adjust the chain too tight the auto advance will not work. Enjoy
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Re: michael 1957 g3 Restoration

Postby vn800b » Wed May 16, 2018 7:12 pm

thanks guys for all the posts,im going though them one by one, and check stuff off.

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