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  1. I have the trapezoidal Wingard on my 6 which have been fitted since at least 1978 which is when I got the car. The only difference from the more commonly available Tex is that they are embossed Wingard. No issues so far! Pic is from 1978 when I first got the car, I wish the driver had aged as well. Derek
  2. Jeroen, The backspace on the 6" Cosmics is 4". you might get away with not using spacers, I didn't and it was usually when reversing and turning that they caught on the upper wishbone hence my use of a spacer on the front. Best of luck in your search. Derek
  3. Shame they don't do the 4 stud. I had the 6" Cosmics on my 6 for many years and regret getting rid of them now. They were virtually impossible to balance mind you and I needed to run them with 1/4" spacers on the front. I looked forever to get the 5.5" version which worked without spacers but failed so guess they must have been very rare. cheers Derek
  4. https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25824/lot/170/ Of note is the different registration number front and rear! Shiny paint mind you..
  5. Stephen, As noted by Mark above your 1972 CC TR6 was originally fitted with the plastic vent, this appeared a year earlier on the US models, so you will also required the bracketry to support the rod and lever. You could fabricate these or as your TR has been converted to RHD then you might be lucky and have the earlier steel dash which will have them already fitted. Derek
  6. Keith, The CP series front bumper was almost an interference fit with the front indicator/side light unit. The later CR series had a strengthened bumper that sat lower and further out. Derek
  7. Keith, changeover point was CF1 and CR 1. The chrome strips were one of the selling points for the new models. Derek
  8. Attached is a page from the 1973 USA Brochure for the TR6. Note that they state that the "radiator inlet is newly chrome-trimmed, for a more tailored look" cheers Derek
  9. Black until the end of the CC and CP series. The " bright" was achieved by Triumph by the addition of chrome trim pieces held on with pop rivets and these are easily removed by drilling out the rivets. Derek
  10. Sorry I missed it, sounds like it was a well organised day by Craig and Johnny Derek
  11. Tom, attached poor copy scan from Newsletter 180 of the 11th October 1968 notes that it is down to a gradual build up of congealed oil on the face of the butterflies which can only be down to oil from the crankcase ventilation as you note Derek
  12. Mike, the early air valve is part no 152689. Agreed that it isn't listed as a separate part in the parts catalogue where it comes as part of the inlet manifold. It is however noted in the service newsletters and drawings. Derek
  13. Tom, they call it oil lacquer in the Newsletter as per attached. The drawings go into a bit more detail. Derek Newsletter 183.pdf
  14. Colin, they were fitted by the Dealers to very late TR5 and also to earlier TR5's where there were complaints about loss of idling due to lacquer build up in the butterflies. The Triumph drawing showing how they were to be fitted is dated 22nd October 1968 and further details provided in Newsletter 183 to the Dealers dated 1st November 1968 so after production had finished. I have copies of both and can scan and send to anyone interested, just send me a pm with email address.
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