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  1. 13 points
    Tom, The other day I posted my thoughts on a photo that you had reposted in the sidescreen forum; it caused an exchange of opinions and bewilderment necessitating ‘John the Mod’ to steep in and scrub the posts. This I regret. Since then I’ve had time to reflect and, had I reflected before I posted then I would have not done so. I’m not one to usually jump in with both feet and the vast majority of my threads and posts are considered. However, it was not the case in this instance as I know you are not capable of what I accused you of. I’m ugly enough to admit publicly when I’ve got it wrong and I owe you a sincere apology, which I hope you will accept in the spirit in which it is offered. All the best, Andrew
  2. 11 points
    HELP THE NHS ~ I've let my adjoining empty house (fully furnished) to four NHS nurses free of charge during this National Emergency. We have a very large General Hospital at the top of the road. Some of these nurses have to travel large distances to the hospital. Now these nurses are in walking distance to the hospital. My late wife was a Nurse and I'm sure she would approve of my actions. It's the least we can do for our 'Angels' who work very long and dedicated hours. When this emergency is over my Grand-daughter and her family will move into the house. Tom.
  3. 9 points
    Well, it's about 16 months since I posted here. I've been lurking for a couple of months or so, but feel now is the time to join in, contribute hopefully, and to gain again from the camaraderie of fellow TRR'rs. Here are the TR and Stag, taken in Feb after they had both had a run out. They both got a run the day before the current restrictions came into force. If the travel restrictions remain then I'm sure one or both will be employed on a shopping trip at some point.
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  5. 9 points
    Languishing in Kernow, until the troubles are over. Cheers, Deggers
  6. 8 points
    Took my cousin out to lunch. She was born in 1918. Tom
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    Today, the British Motor Museum held a press launch to unveil its latest, most exciting exhibit. Ken Timms Chairman of Board of Trustees at the British Motor Museum and David Stocker, Trustee for The National Heritage Memorial Fund announced the addition of MVC 575 to the collection at Gaydon. The Museum now own the car, thanks to a £250,000 grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF). This historic Triumph TR2 broke the land speed record for two-litre production cars in Belgium, on the Jabbeke Highway. On that day in 1953 and with Ken Richardson at the wheel, it made the Triumph TR sports car a household name around the world. We covered the rebuild extensively in TR Action Magazine, was there at the launch of the restoration at the RAC Club in Pall Mall and even took it back to Jabbeke in 2017. Today marked an exciting moment in the life of this iconic TR. Video below, full article here: https://www.tr-register.co.uk/article/2020/03/0220/Jabbeke-TR2-arrives-at-British-Motor-Museum
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    Hi Andrew ~ I sincerely accept your apology ~ Thank you. There's been one hell of a mix up regarding the subject. Best forgotten about and let's get back to normal. Here's to the future ~ Tom.
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    Lovely end to a lovely day. Crisp winter coastal run, and down to the beach for a stroll at sundown. Happy new year all, Deggers
  12. 7 points
    Dartmoor . December . '18 Deggers
  13. 7 points
    Stuart-- Some better pics of the tubing straightener. The aluminum blocks are 7" x 1" x 0.5". You should be able to closely estimate the other dimensions from those, though none are particularly critical. The V-groove bearings are industry number RM2 2RS. A Google search will turn up a lot of places to buy them. Those bearings work for a range of tubing sizes, but for 5/16" tubing, if the tool is adjusted too tight, the sharp tops of the grooves will leave marks. The standard shoulder bolts I used required a couple of thin shims to tighten up the fit. Ed
  14. 6 points
    John Yes I do listen to the TV and radio It told me that people who exhibit symptoms were being tested. How true is that? Only a few know Early action only delays. Take Germany. Today their health minister (I think it was) stated that there will be a big increase in CV19 deaths. Germany got lucky, testing early, mainly, it turn out the young fit and healthy skiers, returning from holiday; not my words . . His. Thus their figures are skewed. I stated the obvious because it needed stating. The media are screaming about the lack of PPE and they are right, there is a lack, but, the gov't we have is the best of a bad job, the alternative being JC. I don't think they are deliberately making themselves public enemy No1, there is a tonne of kudos and years in power on offer if they get it right, why would they not want that? I don't excuse anyone John, not my place. I mearly offer what I see as a reasonable counter to your position. Is your position wrong? I don't know. Is mine wrong? I don't know. Only time will tell. What I will say is, that being constantly negative, without offering positive counters, does no one any favours. It's a problem the BBC have but havn't yet recognised. If someone constantly cries wolf, the audience stops listening. I note that you ignored my last comment . . . I rest my case.
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    The 4 faces of my TR3a the soft top topless with aero screens top less with full screen hardtop. these cars have so many personas forgive the multiple pictures Mike.
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    Well, I thought it was very very funny. In these dull times any mirth is welcome - keep them coming. Roger
  18. 6 points
    Friends TR2, and my TR4 (and a Lotus Esprit).
  19. 6 points
    Husband: My wife is missing. We had a falling out over something silly, so she drove off yesterday and has not come home since... Sergeant at Police Station: What is her height sir? Husband: I'm not sure, a little over five-feet tall? Sergeant: What’s her weight? Husband: Don't really know? Not slim, not really fat. Sergeant: Colour of her eyes? Husband: Sort of brown, I think? Never really noticed. Sergeant: Colour of hair? Husband: Changes a couple times a year. Maybe blonde now? I can’t remember. Sergeant: What was she wearing? Husband: Could have been trousers, jeans or maybe a skirt? I don't know exactly. Sergeant: What kind of car did she go in? Husband: She drove off in my one of my classic cars. Sergeant: What kind of classic car was it? Husband: (sobbing) It's a pimento red 1972 TR6 CP model which has had the head ported & polished, race valves stem conversion, bronze guides, roller rockers. It was bored out to 40 thou, has a tuffrided crank, ARP big end bolts, lead copper bearings 360 and pinned thrust washers, dynamically balanced lightened flywheel, seven bolt flywheel conversion. Newman fast road cam. Lowered 20mm with Moss uprated springs front and back. TRE Koni rear telescopic conversion and Koni front shocks. Superpro bushes all round. EBC front brake kit: split calipers with vented discs and Hawk pads. Uprated rear hubs with thicker flange and Proptech drive shafts. Front alloy hubs and bigger stub axles. Superpro bushes on strengthened diff mountings. Bosch fuel injection pump conversion with Prestige underslung throttle linkage and braided injector hoses. Lumination electronic ignition, Cobalt blue HT lead set and a Flamethrower coil. Ceramic coated Phoenix stainless steel manifold and big bore cross box to standard design. Kenlow 14” pusher fan fitted. Aluminum radiator with custom self-bleeding and improved cooling system to stop hot running on number 5 & 6 cylinders. Spin-on filter conversion with a K&N oil filter fitted. Mk2 MX5 leather seats with horizontal slats and separate headrests. Walnut dash. Standard spec black trim and carpets with a 15” CR steering wheel fitted. ........(he continues to cry). Sergeant: Don't worry sir, we'll find your TR6.
  20. 6 points
    ............and who calculated that the forum has a disproportionate influence and do we really make a lot of noise. Communication within the TRR is rather fragmented. TRAction is slow even when it is on time. The MT comments are rather biased Info dispersal within local groups is iffy at best Group leader meeting information is a virtual secret. But it is the forum that gets stick for being vocal. Nice one. Roger
  21. 6 points
    En route to Helsinki via Moscow and St Petersburg, Scenic Car Tours, September 2019, St Basils Church, Red Square, Moscow and Hotel Metropol Moscow, well guarded.
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    Off topic, but thought I'd share this photo from my local vet:
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    Here's my offering, ascending the Gavia on the same rally as Iain Paul. Rgds Ian
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    Cornwall . Sundown . Summer '18 Deggers
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    This topic has been prompted by wiper-brush kits becoming available on eBay for much lower prices than hitherto, £12 as against £25 or more. And I bought a DR2 from 1958 with the classic destroyed commutator, caused by running with worn-out brushes. A few years back I'd have to store a motor like this until a new armature turned up. Both DR2 and DR3A wiper-motors will run to destruction without carbon-brushes. This one was running OK, if a bit squeaky. Then I bought some commutators from the US and could fix them. But after shipping, import cost and VAT these worked out to cost around £10 each. Now I can get them on eBay from China for less than £3 including shipping. And very good parts they are too. The photos are largely self-explanatory I think. Except photo 3. I get the old commutator off by crushing in a vise. You can see that only a few thou of copper remains and if run a little longer this would all come apart. More or less anybody with a soldering iron could do this job and it would take only an hour or so. The last photo shows the front area of shaft where the bearing runs. Even after 60 years of hard life I cannot measure any wear here. They are usually like this. Whereas NOS ones in boxes are often rusty, even if advertised at £100 or more.
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    My 3a 'Basil' waiting outside my local garage at Astbury for it's MOT last year.
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    North downs near Faccombe.
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    2, 3 and 4 (with Brenda)
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    My cousin sent me the attached - Absolutely brilliant. Enjoy. The Ladybird Book of COVID-19.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf
  32. 5 points
    No only a pair of TR4 doors and a couple of boots
  33. 5 points
    !!! This was Crawfie’s ‘winning post’ over in the Inn. (HOSWPLW 3)............ Bizarre Acie how you can possibly get upset about it? You've clearly fundamentally misunderstood something, happy to explain further if it helps Best regards Tony
  34. 5 points
    A pleasure to "cross swords " and I certainly a few laughs along the way.
  35. 5 points
    The TR Spares Development Fund (SDF) is delighted to announce that, following a considerable gestation period, the units are now boxed, in stock and on sale from Pete and Tom (his son) Cox at Pete Cox Sportscars in Redditch. Full details can be found below , with the price and contact details for purchase. Yet another success for the SDF, which exists to: "Preserve the Marque and keep TRs on the road". I must apologise that my attempts to upload a photo have failed - will try again tomorrow! Ian Cornish, SDF Chairman TR Spares Development Fund (SDF) Early TR2 Thermostat Housing The early TR2s feature a couple of items which have not been available for years, one being the double thermostat housing fitted before TS1201E, Part 201522/105584. This assembly is pictured in the left shot on page 72 of Bill Piggott’s invaluable tome, “Original Triumph TR2/3/3A”, but depicts the housing with a blanking plate in place of a filler cap. A filler was fitted to the housing on TS1 and TS2, the first left-hand and right-hand drive TR2s, but it was found unsatisfactory because the top of the filler lay below the top of the radiator. Thereafter, a blanking plate was fitted to the housing and the radiator was provided with a rearward- and upward-facing projection to bring the filler above the top of the radiator. Because these housings are well over 60 years old and were cast from decidedly inferior material, many developed leaks, and, even if they didn’t leak, some early owners decided to replace them with the later and more familiar unit, depicted in the right shot (Part 202033/203781). As it was clear that there was a demand for the original housing amongst those keen on originality, the SDF decided to investigate re-manufacture, in superior materials and to a high standard. This project has been the baby of Christoph Mathey (in Switzerland) and Pete Cox, to whom the SDF owes a deal of thanks for doggedly working for more than two years to bring matters to a most satisfactory conclusion. The new housings have been cast in aluminium, which then has been machined. The filler/neck plate is zinc plated; the bolts, nuts and lock washers are bright zinc plated. The studs are not coated, but only the tips are visible. The units are complete with their 2 gaskets, studs, nuts, bolts and washers, and are boxed. In addition, an extra two sets of (spare) gaskets are supplied in a small plastic bag in each box, plus (for those who may not wish to utilise the filler/overflow) a drilled and plated triangular blanking plate as shown in the photo in Bill’s book. To minimise the risk of damage in transit, the filler/overflow has been rotated 120º anti-clockwise, the unit placed in a sealed plastic bag, and the box filled with lightweight packing material. Thermostat and radiator cap are not included because purchasers will have these already, but Pete Cox advises that the cooling system of the 4-pot, wet-liner TR engine should have a cap with a rating not exceeding 7 lbf/in2. The purchaser can decide whether to fit the housing as supplied, making the car appear as TS1 and TS2 were produced originally, or remove the filler/overflow and fit the included triangular blanking plate, as shown in the first photo from Bill’s book. This reproduction is of a quality far exceeding that of the original, and can be expected to have a life of at least a hundred years, which should be good news to the great grandchildren of current owners! Production has been limited to 50 units, and these are on sale as Part Number 201522KIT – it will be first come, first served, and when they’ve gone ..... The units are available from Pete and Tom Cox at Pete Cox Sportscars https://petecoxsportscars.co.uk/ email: enquiry@petecoxsportscars.co.uk Unit 25, Peltland Trading Estate, Padget’s Lane, South Moons Moat, Redditch, B98 0RB Phone: 01527 522646 (Work hours), 07932 716229 (Tom) and the price is £234 (£ sterling) plus carriage.
  36. 5 points
    Well got ready for a run out and we found a oil leak, jacked her back up and found that the spin on oil filter was not sealing correctly, removed, clean and refit. Re test and all seems fine. Popped out for a short run, called back home to recheck for leaks and all ok, so off we go for another run. Now we need to put some miles on the clock before our first holiday at Easter. Mike Redrose group
  37. 5 points
    Morning all well all done just put the bonnet back on and checked it opens still. No leaks running in the garage so need to give her a wash move the caravan over and go for a run. Mike Redrose Group
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    Bit of a misty day, but this is the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco. Graeme
  39. 5 points
    Gaydon HRCR Open day. Here with the ex David Seigle Morris TR3a of 1960.
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    Didn't get out at all in December, so I promised I would take the 250 out on 1st Jan. Reasonable weather and a good blast to clear the head. Cheers Graeme Gabriola Island ferry in the background. de Havilland Otter float plane about to land.
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    And mine in happier times. Stuart.
  42. 5 points
    I like this one of Annie Soisbault with VHP and her own TR3 just sneaking into the shot.
  43. 5 points
    Only a short run around the lanes near our house to test out the gearbox/overdrive and diff after a complete overhaul all went back in easily than expected. Just need to recheck all nuts, bolts and oil levels before re fitting the interior. Mike. Redrose group
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    Our Geranium TR2 long-door at Bo'ness hill climb September 1954, Scottish RAC Rally 1954 and this years IWE
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    Hi THY999 is currently in my garage having a overhaul ready for its first overseas trip to Belgium for the spa classic 6hrs at the end of September I’ll keep everyone posted and a few pics as the event draws near . Ken.
  47. 5 points
    This is one if those thread titles that you need to read ......slowly !!
  48. 5 points
    ..had a great weekend at Stratford A sight to greet you ..with Triumphs as far as one could see. With the TSSC together with the TR Register there was lots of interesting cars to see and keen owners to share their knowledge and enthusiasm, and then of course ten times as many non-standard 'personal touches' ..as one massive spot-the-difference game. As you can see despite the forecasts all week it turned out - breezy but otherwise good weather. I took this photo on Saturday during the Pride of Owner competition, not realising the absolutely gorgeous midnight blue TR4A which had caught my eye had a registration number familiar to these pages. See Mike's post of August 10th : "driving the Dingle Peninsula". Personally (..as a non-participant in this event myself) ..and bearing in mind how that car gets around a bit and is obviously just so enjoyed - I was delighted to see Brenda taking home 1st place in that competition. Congratulations to Mike and Mrs 'Brenda' on such a sterling achievement.. However it was equally as wonderful to wander around the camping site to quietly chat to owners and to see what delights they had brought out to show us.. Sunday was less packed but as you can see there were very many more cars to see. being the 50th anniversary of the TR6 there was a fabulous turnout of that model, and then I was astounded by how many TR5 & 250's I saw over the weekend. I'd never imagined so many had survived and were cherished. I'm old enough to remember the day when nobody wanted such gas-guzzlers ! Being a prior owner of a daily driver TR3 - I'm a big ban fan of TR2 and 3 cars, so i spent quite a while looking and taking photos of those. And then again because I'd restored a TR4 (in the early 90's) ..and am now buying a 4A, a fair amount of my interests was focused on those models too. Sunday's showing presented the cars according to model, so you'll see in the background (above) an equally fine collection of TR7's and 8s. The Triumph Herald celebrated it 60th anniversary and again as a prior owner, and also a member of the TSSC with a friend with a Herald estate, I was delighted to see them in abundance. I could easily envisage having a Herald as a nice & practical town car and a TR4 for spirited cross-country jaunts and touring. Similarly the Triumph 2000 / 2.5 estates always catch my eye, and whenever I see Triumph Stags - I think back to my dear old Mum, who I think was quite disappointed when I bought a '64 Daimler 2.5 instead of the Stag (always a favourite with her). A few oldies of the Standard and Vanguard marque were a welcome sight and the 1948 motor-show Triumph ? roadster was there too. With features reminiscent of a post-war Frazer Nash but very much more bulbous a car. The body is all alloy so I guess not very heavy (and despite not having been restored looks to be in really good condition) Its headlamps have pop open covers (think Lotus elan and you'll get the picture of how the covers look when closed.) and the car also include many hydraulically operated features including its hood (soft top). This fascinating vehicle and snapshot of post-war car design trends in response to 'Export or Die' politics and steel rationing, is looking for a kindly benefactor-enthusiast to restore it .. who knows perhaps crowd funding ?? There was so much to see for a returnee to the Triumph marque (after many years away) and so I had a great show. I really thank the organisers who pulled it all together, as well as the marshals and volunteers who made all things happen pretty smoothly. Great job boys and girls ! As for my own self.. well, I camped next to the very gentlemanly Yoop VanLiempt and his dearest wife Connie, ..a frequent visitor to international TR events over the past 20 years. I understand Yoop has some 40 cars including a collection of TR 2 through to TR7 models. We spent a very pleasant time sitting in our garden chairs drinking coffee and watching the many and varied Triumphs parade passed us into and out of the main arena field. I also had the opportunity to help Rich Crewe-Read (a very kindly friend from the East Saxon TR group) set up his gazebo / trader's stand in the gusty winds of Saturday morning, before I trotted off to the show itself. Rich had an impressive range (eight or so ?) different gearboxes restored by Peter Cox to show, explain the differences, and to offer TR owners ..as well as his very high quality aluminium fuel tanks and a host of other goodies on offer. While in that corner of the paddock I also spread a little wealth around the various auto-jumblers. I'm well-pleased with what I bought - a pair of black with whit(ish) piping TR4A seats and their runners for £40, a brand-new finned alloy rocker-cover for £55, and a very good condition TR3 centre console panel for £10. I left soon after 3pm on the Sunday. Even so on the return from Stratford to Suffolk I stop-started passed the M1 roadworks at a slug's pace, rather than go around the A14 roadworks and Cambridge at a snail's pace. The distance was much the same either route, but I had arranged to pick up the TR3 steel gearbox cover I'd agreed to buy from Brian Chiswick in Stotfold. Brian has a lovely TR3A and so we also had a good chat. I'm equally pleased with that purchase, so it was an all round a most enjoyable and also successful weekend for me. The drive across country from Stotfold via Sudbury to Ipswich is a great drive, so I then had a fun driving fast "only to the speed limit Officer" as a golden sunset illuminated the fields all around me. Autumn is fast on the way. I arrived home soon after 9pm, so 6-hours for a 160mile trip. And to think we actually pay good wages to civil servants to manage our road network.! It's not as if roads are a new thing in this country. I'm sure 2000 years ago or thereabouts the Romans popped across here for a week or two and built the Fosse Way. That's a decent road which for all its years - has probably had less roadworks than the M1. Or perhaps we should just get rid of our civil servants, concede to being European, and invite the Germans to replace our motorways with Autobahns [ end of gripe ]. Anyways up., I could babble on and on, show dozens of photos of car details and deviations from 'standard'', but I'll leave that for others to contribute. My big thanks to all who attended and showed their cars (..the real stars of this event), to the traders and auto-jumblers who brought so much to tempt us, the excellent commentators and evening entertainments, and again to everyone involved in making the event so excellent a gathering of Triumphs. Pete (aka Bfg) p.s. my tongue-in-cheek apologies to the chap in the beer tent on Friday night.. Bearing in mind I'm a towering 6' 5", broad and with a scruffy greying beard - I walked in from the dark ..literally dripping-wet, dressed in my summer clothes befitting that evening's weather ..ie. size 13 wellington boots, a XXXXL sized dark brown cape-like waxed cotton Driza-Bone full length coat, and a flat wide-brimmed waterproof hat ..of a style not dissimilar to that of the witch-hunter general ..and this guy just looked up at me and froze as I walked straight faced in his direction. I leant over and quietly asked him in a slow gruff voice "Have you seen where I left my chain saw.? " His eyes visibly went round, his jaw dropped, and his complexion drained to pale grey.
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    I told Marco I would do a surf-themed photo shoot and it was more pleasant than I expected! Cheers Dan
  50. 5 points
    Drove from Notts to Abersoch this morning...250 miles Roof down, cool start and Sunshine Finish....what more does a man need..
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