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  1. Doe,s anyone know if PRL 144G is still in the TR Register. It was my first ever TR which I owned from Nov 74 to Nov 94. I sold the car to a member of the Coventry group who I believe also owned the car for a number of years and was then sold to another Register member. Last heard of the car taking part on the Lakes tour in the mid naughtys. I still own and use TR's on a regular basis but would like to speak to the present owner if he would like to contact me. Mike.
  2. Doe,s anyone know if PRL 144G is still in the TR Register. It was my first ever TR which I owned from Nov 74 to Nov 94. I sold the car to a member of the Coventry group who I believe also owned the car for a number of years and was then sold to another Register member. Last heard of the car taking part on the Lakes tour in the mid naughtys. I still own and use TR's on a regular basis but would like to speak to the present owner if he would like to contact me. Mike.
  3. Emco compact 8 Lathe " For sale " First of all my apologies for putting this up on the technical chat page. I have this lathe for sale on behalf of a deceased relative and I did think that I might one day have a use for this myself doing small jobs around restoring cars but have had it collecting dust in my garage for 3/4 years and never used it therefor I thought I would offer it to another member who could make use of it. The lathe comes mounted on a manufacturers lathe cabinet with a storage cabinet underneath constructed in steel. It is in very good working order but does require a new drive belt fitting on, which I have somewhere but have misplaced it. there are also various tools, bits and pieces supplied with it. google Emco lathes for spec. It will require personal collection, £300.00 Contact Mike on 07968 391849 or PM for more details. Register member based in Worcestershire.
  4. Give me a call, sent you PM
  5. Hi Mark, If I can be of any assistance in undertaking an inspection on the car for you I will be happy to do so. I live approx 8 miles from Stourbridge and I have been a Register member since 1974 and i have rebuilt a number of TR's from TR2 to TR6. over the last 40+ years. I can be contacted on 07968391849. Mike Hazlewood.
  6. Probably because the TR5 was not yet in production, I believe the car was taken of the production line in late 1966 and registered by the Triumph Works 01 January 1967. GKV being a common Triumph works registration number.
  7. I am not one for seeing any car residing in a museum which clearly in the way it left Karmann as a mock up it would have neccessitated, I received an email from a previous owner after it appeared in Practical Classics which may be of interest to this cars past history. I have copied the letter as follows, Hi Mike I read with interest about your restoration of GKV 672E in the March edition of Practical Classics. I owned a prototype machining business which worked for Triumph and bought the car in 1975 from a Triumph engineer who in turn bought it direct from Triumph, he told me that when the car delivered to Triumph North Works from Karmann as the TR6 mock up, when they tried to move it off the trailer all the wheels fell off it. As it was only a studio model the wheels were only glued on ! He went on to say that when he bought it it was still a ' TR6 ' and he had to remove all the styling clay which Karmann had used on the 4A body. The Engine a 4 cylinder TR4 engine had been worked on and had a fully lightened flywheel and to get the most from the engine it had a straight through big bore exhaust with an SAH tuned silencer with twin tailpipes. From a detail point of view the car came out of Triumph with a black Surrey hard top a black ' leatherette ' stlye soft panel with a cream support frame for when the hard top was off, no bonnet badge just the letters and pressed steel wheels running Michellin X radials. I ran the car for something like 5 years then took it off the road to restore it. I subsequently sold it on unrestored a couple of years later. I hope the above is of interest and it's nice to see the car again. Kind regards Adrian Vice. I do hope this the above copy of the letter is of interest. When I first got involved with the car some 8 or so years ago it had been stored very badly in a damp canvas folding garage on a driveway for some 20 years but was still in good solid condition having received a rebuild after Adrian had sold the car. The engine turned and fired up with a little bit of fettling but the clutch plate and brakes were firmly seized. GKV had also been painted in the colour Damson which had suffered badly from micro blistering. Needless to say the car underwent another chassis up rebuild. This must be a record as the car has had a number of rebuilds in its life considering the very sheltered life it has spent. I shall certainly try and use the car as much as possible if I keep it and it does look good parked in the garage along side my TR5 CP7, LHP 294F. If anybody has any history regarding GKV i would be very grateful to hear from you. Regards Mike
  8. I think you will find that there is a difference between TR 2/3 and maybe early TR 4 pans to TR4A/5/6 pans. On the earlier type I have noticed that the studs fitted for the bottom attachment of shock absorber are set closer together. I certainly have two different types in my stock of spare parts. Mike.
  9. I am currently sorting out my collection of TR's and spares and have decided to sell some of my projects etc. I have for sale a RHD TR5/250 inner shell which has undergone a rebuild using original Stanpart panels. It was rebuilt by a specialist TR restorer in Coventry.It was fitted with new Stanpart inner wings, rear valance, rear deck, we had to use a new repro front upper and lower valance as we did not have an originals to use. The body shell comes with a pair of vgc doors. The shell, requires prep and painting. Ideal for someone with a very,very rusty TR5/250.which requires a rebuild. £ 9.750. I also have a CTM TR5/6 chassis fitted with trailing arms,front suspension, hubs, steering rack. Theres also a tr5 cp engine, diff, non overdrive g/box and lots more including 3 NEW Bastuck wings,1 s/hand Stanpart front wing vgc. Ttheres is a lot more , to much to list. I am looking to sell the above as a complete lot. THERE IS NO LOG BOOK. Please contact me for more details and price if interested. Register member since 1974. I can be contacted on hazlewoods.rem@gmail.com. or 07968391849. Mike.
  10. I am considering selling GKV 672E if there is any interest. This TR4a was the actual car which was used by Karmann to design the new TR6 body shape in 1967. The car has led quite a sheltered life but has been known to the register for a number of years. It was restored over a period of 3/4 years by myself after being laid up in the 1980's by it's previous owner. The car was featured on the TR Register Stand in 2014 at the NEC Classic car show and was also featured in a 4 page article in Practical Classics magazine March 2015 issue. For more information If you are interested in purchasing GKV I can be contacted by email :- hazlewoods.rem@gmail.com or by phone 07968391849. Offers in the region of £35,000.
  11. Mike59

    Radiator cowl

    LHP 288F ( CP2 ) & LHP 294F (CP7 ) never had them fitted. BROOKLANDS BOOKS on TR4/5. Road tests and photo's of engine compartment.
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