In 1998 I bought a Triumph Herald 13/60, here you can read about it's restoration and share in a few photo's from it's travels. Please feel free to leave comments to any of the posts, of even email me if you want to.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Getting Greasy

The bodywork needed attention, but above all I wanted to make sure it was reliable, so over the first few years of ownership I concentrated on the getting it running (and stopping) right.

  • Brakes - I fitted copper brake pipes, cross drilled brake discs, EBC Green Stuff brake pads, Goodridge braided hoses, rear brake cylinders, new master cylinder, new seals and clean-up of the calipers and filled the system with silicone fluid.
  • Front Suspension - I fitted new shocks, springs, rubber bushes, Trunnions, track rod ends and solid mounts to the steering rack.
  • Rear Suspension - Again new shocks and rubber bushes were fitted.
  • Gearbox - The old noisy 3-synch unit was replaced for a nice new 4-synch unit, a new 3 piece clutch kit was fitted for good measure. The clutch pipe was replaced with copper and filled with silicone fluid.
  • Half-shafts - 1 new half shaft (someone had welded the UJ's into place on one side), new bearings and UJ's both sides were fitted.
  • Ignition - Out with the old points & condenser, in with electronic ignition, high performance coil and HT leads.
  • Other smaller jobs included replacing the fuel pump as the original unit was leaking, and replacing the Stromberg Carb to fix a vapourisation problem.

She now started, drove and stopped much better!

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