All in parts

I have been searching online for more information on the Tiger and found “Justin The Tiger 90 Man” that was a great help with relevant information on the bike. This is some of the information he emailed me on the bike:

“H40852 a 1966 model T100SC made approximately on the 27th July 1965, one of 341 machines built and destined for Africa.

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Known engine details Energy Transfer ignition, 6Volt with 18 tooth gearbox sprocket.
These were the first 1966 machines made as far as I can tell and may feature late 1965 details.
Your machine is particularly rare !”

I was looking for more information about the original color sheme of the bike so we can start with the paint job and this was Justin’s feedback:

“It is always difficult to indicate for any Triumph what the original colour scheme was, the colour schemes were changed every year and also vary from market to market.
Home ie UK and most European machines have well documented schemes and specification while machines exported could and would be made to order and therefore identifying the finish and specification can be more difficult.

As your machine is a rare African export machine it will be extremely difficult to identify the original colour scheme unless some of the other 341 survive !
The factory dispatch books will identify the original dealer and possibly the country which will help with your search.
Ideally you need to know how many of the other 341 machines share the same order number as this is useful to identify the variation in specification within the batch.
There may be some photographs in the motorcycle press in the destination country from around this time, or articles which feature these machines.
Especially if these were for military or government use !”

So email me if you have one, have seen one or know anybody that has one of the 341 that survived.  Here are some pictures of the bike in parts ready for the paint job:

 

4 thoughts on “All in parts

  1. Hi there. I’ve been doing a bit of research for my rebuild. I own T100 H SC 40820. My father built it years ago and I always thought it was a 1963 model, and from my findings I see it is a 1966 model, built in 1965. As I go along, will be in touch. Nice to see what you’ve done

    • HI I HAVE A TIGER 1000SC ENGINE AND FRAME NO 40719. I THINK THIS WAS ONE OF THE EX MILITARY ONES HERE IN SOUTH AFRICA WHERE I LIVE.
      IT IS A COMPLETE BASKET CASE AND I AM GRADUALLY BRINGING IT BACK TO LIFE.
      I AM GOING TO PAINT IT FRAME AND TINWEAR BLACK, MUDGUARDS SILVER, AND TANK 1/2 SILVER AND YET TO BE DECIDED COLOUR.
      I HAVE ALREADY CONVERTED IT TO 12V WITH THREE WIRE ALTENATOR, GEARBOX HAS A MODIFIED SPROCKET WITH 21 TEETH.
      KENN

  2. Hello

    I also have one of the South African Army T100SC.
    Bought it 2002 from a guy in Germany who imported this bike.
    The bie was in bad order without matching numbers and a T100C engine.
    The bike wasn´t like it left Meriden direction SA.
    Yesterday I disassembled all and build it up as a scrambler.
    Becuase lot oforiginal parts are lost, it is my way to do…
    Martin

  3. Hi

    I’ve had dozens of these Army bikes in the past, no two were ever quite the same (I used to buy them for bits for my racing bikes). There are still large quantities about, most people who have one have another 2 in bits. Some had 6 Volt ET electrics others people converted to 12Volt electrics. I’ve seen one with an undersized con-rod.

    Your bike has got a later engine fitted from ’71. If you live in SA still get in touch with the Classic Bike Club (they run the 1000 bike show) they will help you.

    The bike came painted in non-reflective Army green paint (look on the inside of the oil tank for a reference). I would repaint it like that but that is my choice. I still have an army T100C from a latter batch (in 67 that was my race bike) and an army AJS (from 64).

    But please stop writing blogs and get in the garage.

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