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About TRseks

  • Birthday 07/13/1966

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    Solihull, UK
  • Cars Owned:
    72 Toyota Celica ST1600 (first car), 76 Toyota Celica ST2000 Liftback, 71 Dodge Charger 383, 71 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000, currently 70 TR6

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  1. TRseks

    inside door handles

    The TR4 option seem to be the best in my view, not sure why they changed it for the TR6, could be to do with cost, or more likely to do with that it “looks more modern” with the capping that also hide the painted metal on the top of the door. Anyway the TR4 handles does not only look much better but they work better as well, and is more in keeping with the vintage feel of the car. Can understand that owners want to keep the original look, but for everyone else I guess the combination of appearance and practicality of the TR4 handles is unmatched. I fitted the TR4 handles on my TR6 and have never regretted it. Magnus
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    Removing ACF-50

    I used this on bikes before. It says to spray “once a month” or so for bikes in regular use so I guess that is because it does come of with time anyway. When I washed the bike with the normal soap I used and then polished painted surfaces and used metal polish on the chrome/metal parts it came off. Magnus
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    I bought 10 blanks and used only 3 so have 7 blanks if someone is in need, just message me. Magnus
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    Photo from 1958

    Saab 93, front hinged doors.... nice. Checked the registration number to see if the car is still registered but of course no... My parents had a 1968 Saab 96, first one with the Ford v4, nice car deeply missed. Magnus
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    Photo from 1958

    Here is a couple of more photos, one from the same location but from 1960, and another from a place called Dragsvik also from 1960, no TR's but still many interesting cars. Magnus
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    Photo from 1958

    In Norway cars were rationed after the war, one had to apply to be able to get one. In the 1950’s only 3-4% of the applications was approved, it wasn’t until 1960 that the rationing ended. So this TR was guaranteed a foreign tourist, probably British coming in on the ferry from Newcastle to Bergen, but could well be Dutch! Magnus
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    Photo from 1958

    Photo is from 1958, Kaupanger in western Norway, is it a TR3 in the right side of the picture?
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    MOT Exemption for TR6 with modified susupension.

    In my view the change of the rear shocks is not a substantially modification so the car would still qualify for MOT exempt. Magnus
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    TR6 in the wedding

    Thank you all for your nice comments....! Magnus
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    TR6 in the wedding

    I got married on Monday, and of course the TR had to be there: This young man is the future keeper of the car! Great wedding by the way! Magnus
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    Soft Top Frame Refurb

    Had a look at your web site and what you have done to your car Ed, and wow I am impressed! Magnus
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    Bargains on the Bay

    Well said! Magnus
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    Worst Parts.

    That original Triumph parts (probably all English cars at the time actually) had great quality is a fact. When I grew up all we could hear about UK cars was their bad quality, so much so that most of them was taken off the market in the 70s, Japanese cars on the other hand was so good, and took over. My first car was a 12 year old Toyota that I partly had to restore due to collision damage, rust and general wear and tear. The metal itself on the Toyota was thin and rusted through very easily, in addition to that a lot of screws, bolts and nuts was rusted together and often broke off when dismantling, so for me a 17 year old lad with little experience at the time I struggled to get it apart, together was easier as the Toyota parts fitted nicely. When I some years ago bought a Triumph that was more than 40 years old I expected more of the same trouble I remember having with the Toyota, as the car was more than 3 times the age! But not one bolt or screw was stuck, not one broke off, most things could be taken apart and repaired, not like the Japanese which was not built to be repaired but a complete new unit must be bought, I guess this comes down to the use of quality materials and well engineering. So who got the best quality? I think the quality of the British cars was actually good at least well engineered with good quality materials, the bad assembly practices on the other hand.... The quality of the new parts is a result of the race to the bottom in regards of the demand from the public of cheaper and cheaper parts. This problem could maybe partly be solved if the suppliers actually inform customers of the differences of a good quality expensive parts rather than the cheap and bad parts. The parts are usually marketed with just price, with no explanation how much better it is than the cheap parts, without information most people will assume they are the same, and choose the cheap part. Magnus
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    Those Bl**dy Door Pins..

    I bought surgeon clamps just for this job, and they made it easy. Very useful for other things too, like surgery. I am also in the possession of a scalpel with sterile blades, so if I should ever need surgery I can now do this in my own home without going to the hospital. How hard can I be? Restoring a TR6 must be harder surely, of course watching some YouTube videos first is a must. Would not attempt brain or heart surgery in the beginning though. Magnus

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