Saturday, Aug 17, 2019
People often ask me if I have shop TEE shirts for sale. I do not.
However since this is an engine shop I feel much stronger about having degree wheels for sale, as no TEE shirt has ever made an engine run better, faster, or more efficiently. The new batch of degree wheels is in and I could not be happier with the way they turned out.
First these were water jet cut from .050″ 6061 aluminum sheet (1.27mm thick) into 7″ round discs (178mm). They were then fixtured and turned in a lathe to make a crisp and true edge. After cutting the edge, they were individually deburred, and then chemically treated to even the aluminum finish. Then they were anodized in groups of colors, and then permanently laser marked. Following that each one was inspected, bagged, and placed in a hand stenciled box.
From the materials to the artwork to the finished product, many talented people helped me produce these, and I am proud to offer them for sale instead of a “shop shirt”.
The colors are very limited, the majority of these degree wheels are black. Even if you are not planning on degreeing your cams, timing your engine, or installing a magneto right now, it is a good idea to have a degree wheel for when you do need it.
It also looks good hanging on the garage wall.
This purely American made tool may help you go faster, and will last a lifetime if cared for.
Saturday, Jun 08, 2019
I am far better at building engines than I am at building websites. That being said I am working on a new site which will be easier to use and have a better shopping experience.
Thanks for your patience, Dan
Thursday, Apr 05, 2018
Working with the engineers at Cleveland Gasket we have developed this new and innovative service kit
for the Unit 650 and 750 Triumph.
There has never been a gasket made of this aluminum core material for the Triumph twin until now.
THESE ARE .048″ THICK ALUMINUM CORE WITH A NITRILE RUBBER BONDED TO BOTH SIDES. THIS AFM GASKET MATERIAL HAS EXCELLENT TEMPERATURE RESISTANCE, TORQUE RETENTION, AND COMPRESSION.
NO SEALANT OF ANY TYPE IS NEEDED
CAN BE REUSED AFTER DISASSEMBLY
RIGID AND EASY TO INSTALL
This kit includes:
1 AFM primary cover gasket ( 71-7009 or E17009 )
1 AFM rotor cover gasket ( 71-1457 or E11457 )
1 inspection plug O ring ( 70-7563 or E7563 )
2 5/16” I.D. Copper washers ( 82-1880 or F1880 )
1 1/4” I.D. Copper washer ( 70-2441 or E2441 )
1 chain adjuster fiber washer ( 57-1738 or T1738 )
World Wide shipping!
To order this see our store here
Sunday, Dec 24, 2017
There is nothing more frustrating than to do a good job on something only to have a low quality part ruin your work.
After working with the experts at Cleveland Gasket, we are now able to say without a doubt that
we are now stocking are the finest Triumph gaskets ever produced.
A wealth of research, materials, machinery, and experience has resulted in bringing you
the best fitting and looking, most leak and drama free, easiest to dismantle, reusable gaskets available anywhere, at any price.
See our store for purchasing any of these convenient kits, and look for other kits coming in the near future,
including reusable primary gaskets for the 650/ 750 Unit engine.
Saturday, Dec 09, 2017
Many people attribute ring seating problems to the brand of rings installed.
If the cause is poor cylinder preparation, faulty installation, or a bent connecting rod, the rings are sure to get the blame.
Piston rings have one of the hardest jobs in the engine, to seal the combustion chamber while removing heat from the piston.
We have used Triumph ring sets from Hastings, Total Seal, Deves, Grant, Hepolite, Goetze, Riken, JCC, and a few others. The result was almost the same with each brand…
They all did a great job when gapped correctly, carefully installed in a round bore, and were allowed to break in without any extreme circumstances.
We are proud to announce that we now have Grant piston rings in stock for the Triumph 650. This set consists of a torsional twist (inner bevel) top and second ring, with a one piece cast oil ring. They are designed to break in quickly and give good service life.
These cast iron rings are made in California as they have been since the company was founded in the 1920′s in a house in Los Angeles. Grant rings have won races on drag strips, Bonneville Salt flats, stock car, and countless other events.
Franz and Grubb has used Grant rings with great success and is happy to supply this excellent American made ring set.
To order these see our store here
Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
New from Cleveland Gasket® are the best Triumph gaskets in the world!
These gaskets are carefully designed to fit and seal perfectly.
These are aluminum core with a nitrile rubber bonded to both sides. This AFM gasket material has excellent temperature resistance, torque retention, and compression.
No sealant of any type is needed, and due to the high rate of recovery when disassembled, in most cases the gaskets can be reused.
These pre unit rocker box replace Triumph part # 70-1650 or E1650, are .032″ thick, and are sold as a set of four.
Fits all iron head Pre Unit 500 and 650 engines, and alloy head close fin 500 engines.
To order these see our store here
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Anyone who has installed an oil seal in an aluminum case knows that it is sometimes very difficult.
The rubber on the seal grips the aluminum, and brute force must be applied to the fragile seal to get overcome the resistance.
Every British Bike owner should have this in their tool box.
Priced at only $3.99
For ordering info, see our store here
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017
What constantly amazes us is that people spend hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars on their vintage Triumph, and put a 50 year old oil pump in the engine.
The only thing keeping your engine from destroying itself is oil.
Oil pressure, as well as oil circulation is critical to keeping your Triumph healthy. It protects the crankshaft, cams , pistons and all moving parts, as well as performing its function of pulling heat from the engine.
Recently someone brought in a “new” Triumph oil pump made in the Orient. What a huge pile of shit. It looked like someone surfaced the mating side with 80 grit sandpaper, machined the chamfers with a dull dril bit, and there was a sticker on the box saying ”inspect the check balls for chippings before use”.
We don’t know who is making this crap, why, or who is buying it…
It can only be concluded that people who hate their engines must be using these parts.
Because we like our customers and they like their engines,
We don’t sell any oil pumps that do not say MORGO on them.
For more information see the Morgo section of our store by clicking here
Wednesday, Oct 05, 2016
In case you are looking for a way to bullet-proof your head gasket from leaking, This convenient Hylomar M Aerosol may be what you need.
This spray will allow you to apply a thin even coat to any gasket to improve sealing, easy removal, and assist in gasket placement during assembly.
Use on base gaskets, rocker box, primary cover, head, and can even be used on copper washers and threads. Harmless to all metals, and easy clean up with acetone or Hyloclean.
Effective temperature range -58 to 482°
Priced at only $18.95
For ordering info, see our store here
Saturday, Oct 01, 2016
NOW AVAILABLE IN CAST IRON OR C630 BRONZE
For street or racing Triumph engines there is no better choice than the
USA made Kibblewhite Racing tappet blocks.
These precision made blocks are designed to accept more camshaft lift than original or OEM replacements, made in USA, and are now available in C630 bronze or cast iron.
Will fit all pre unit and early unit Triumph 500 and 650 with modification described in our installation notes
Worn tappet blocks create valve timing inaccuracy and excessive noise. Don’t give away horsepower to worn out parts!