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  1. Good thread Tom... I was still a teenager (couple of years ago now?) when I had my first 4, I thought it was brilliant from almost every angle but, always wanted to ‘bolt on the 6 rear end’..... Won’t do it now obviously and even at the time think I was in a minority of 1? Mechanically: Even after lots of years and quite a few other cars, including ‘exotics’, I still think the sidescreens are so well balanced as they came off the production line; eg, engine is about right for the handling, brakes etc ............ There’s a great quote on the Lotus Elan forum (John is not the only guilty party - I loved mt Elan when it was on song) “Don’t pay GBP X for a tatty elan when you could have a TR3A.... Handling is overrated anyway”............
  2. Crawfie, this is what I did with all my kids when they were very small (in the 3A) but, would not necessarily recommend as best practice..
  3. Still looks OK ............ In a couple of places...
  4. Hello Clifford, Welcome to the Forum.... You’ve got one of the worlds all time greatest cars... so, I would say, fit whatever wheels best suit you! The real ‘expertise’ will hopefully be on the way shortly.. In the meantime here’s my tuppence worth; for the 3A silver painted was the common option (don’t think chrome was an option - that was more for Jag’s, Astons and the odd pretentious MG) Definitely I’ve seen early side screen cars with painted wires and, fully agree with you, painted on the 3A also looks great... In the meantime, don’t be in any doubt that you have come to the best source of information available here at this Forum
  5. 63,000 miles and GBP 21,000 perhaps? .... If it’s 63k then they appear to be all tough old miles!
  6. Some decimal points out of place here Hamish?!
  7. Tony_C


    Never seen, heard or knew about that...... However, I recall a story that Lord Black’s wife got involved with the ‘interior type design’ of a few of the early side-screen cars (wasn’t that where the magnolia etc colour schemes originated from) is this also her input? Is that an ‘original radio’?... If so, bet they were also rare as the proverbial rocking horse... Doesn’t look much for GBP 30:00 back in the day
  8. Ooops.... I was feeling ‘brave’ after a glass of wine in the knowledge that Melbourne is quite far away.... We’ve got some really good friends in Melbourne and love visiting Oz. - Our oldest pal for about 30 years, Janine Allis, can be feisty... Sure your ‘darling wife’ is nothing like that? Cheers Tony (really looking tforward to Ashes tomorrow - I think!)
  9. Just to clarify... Are you looking to change the handbrake or the wife?
  10. Brilliant Peter, Always known my Stromberg cars were more robust than my highly strung Weber cars........... Now Ive got an inking as to why Thank you.. and for all your wider contributions on here Tony
  11. Not for me, in my current predicament, to comment on correct or ‘appropriate amperage’; I know mine are not! However, on much safer ground, happy to share an an old ‘best practice tip from the rally experts from the old days’, run the rev counter cable internally and not outside underneath where it is vulnerable. Thanks and well done for starting this thread...... (Can’t get enough of overdrive right now)
  12. ...... He’s a very nice man but actually not that exciting, he’s a ‘wannabe TR owner’ - I believe - But only actually a Vitesse owner.........
  13. No, but that might be really good local advice...... Think I meant ‘Lund’, which is University Town one stop before Malmo on the train? - Colleague and friend here in UK highly recommends?
  14. Ah, always good to have a ‘Plan B’...... However, I suspect ‘Plan C’ is most likely here.... A small town near Malmo is supposed to be very picturesque?
  15. Looks like you could drive the white one home... even really enjoy it in the summer! Thanks for posting Ijonsson, presume “starting bid” means price will go up.... rather than accepting an offer on that price? - If you don’t ask you don’t get.. How far from Copenhagen? We are over next week and planning to cross the bridge into Sweden - Skol!
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