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    1955 TR2

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    I seem to recall Carl Fitchett at TR Traders had recently received a mixed shipment of TR blocks/engines and many other major components from the US. If you get stuck he may be worth contacting, although shipping to Australia would be slow and costly. His advertised UK contact number is 07831 826877. Best Chris
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    Coming along nicely John. On the road for your late summer/autumn ?? Chris
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    Long door TR2 Restoration

    John, Can I buy it from you when it’s finished ??? Stunning. Keep posting the updates, it’s great to see it progressIng. Best Chris
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    Fuel tap rubber seals.

    Rob, Rimmers have the cork seal in stock 101418C £2.22 incl VAT. Postage extra Best, Chris
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    Some great looking cars on that link John. Looks like a good turnout too - but you do have the weather on your side it would seem !!! Chris
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    Vredstein Tyres

    Hi Roger, The Sprint Classics are certainly superior looking - I have the T-Trac 2 tyres and they have a really cheap ‘pattern’ on the surface of the tyre wall that looks like it cam from the bargain section of Clinton Cards !! All shiny and reflective. If you actually need to replace your tyres due to wear, I’d splash out and buy the Sprint Classics. Ikm good at spending other people’s money. Chris
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    You're not wrong Roger ! Have only just got the car on the road and had no idea as to how I might use it - have put about 500 miles on in 3 weeks so perhaps I'll have to amend my policy ! Chris
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    Wow ! 3000 miles !!!! My insurance cover is only 3000 miles PER ANNUM. What kind of car do you tow as a spare ??? Good luck, Chris
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    John, Interesting that after a 10 week tour round Europe your first priority on returning home is to "check on the cars" !!!! Chris
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    1955 Review of TR2

    John, Your TR2 re-build looks fantastic. I love the colour ! Looks as if you are going down the originality route - no narrow belt conversion I note. Thanks for the link to your mirror man - do you think he would ship to UK (at my expense obviously). I see there is a phone number to contact him, but is there any way I can get in touch by email or through the register do you know ?? Best, Chris
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    1955 Review of TR2

    Hi John, Thanks very much for the compliment, but due to my almost complete lack of mechanical skills all the credit should go to my restorer - Carn Bosavern Garage in Cornwall. Your car is very handsome and I like the mirror arrangement on the windscreen stanchion. Did you have that made up specifically ?? Best Chris
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    1955 Review of TR2

    Thanks Tony. I have managed to get the best part of 200 miles on the clock this week. Great fun to drive ! The leads going through the bulkhead are for a 'kill switch' under the dash. Sorry about the roof frame not being parallel - lazy photographer !! The rear breaks are the original drums (10" ??) Best, Chris
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    1955 Review of TR2

    Hi Ian, Great article. The journalistic style is amazing ! Hi Bob, Have just taken final delivery of a restoration I commissioned back last November. An original RHD TR2 first registered in Bath on 13th October1955, manufactured on 4th 0ctober, supposedly one of the last fifty or so produced before the TR3. Commission number TS8585, although by the time I laid my hands on it a previous 'restoration' had been carried out in the late 1970s or early 80s endowing it with an early TR4 block and fibreglass wings ! The body has now been restored using original Stanpart wings imported back from California and we have kept the TR4 block and then blinged it up under the bonnet but tried to keep the exterior looking somewhere near original. Even if I say it myself, if looks lovely and drives beautifully. Best, Chris
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    TR3 Door Pull Finishers

    Hi Jeff, I had the same problem with my TR2 and eventually got the full door pull kit from Macy's Garage in Ohio. Only problem is that they won't ship to the UK so I had some friends from the US receive them and ship them on to me. What I didn't know however, was that a member of my local TR group (Lincs) had experienced the same problem, but had the foresight to buy 5 sets ! I think he still has some full sets available in the UK. I'm afraid I don't know his surname ( only know him as Graham from TR Lincs with a Wedgewood Blue TR3). If you are interested I'll try and make contact with him and make him aware of your situation. Chris
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    Sidescreen TRs and rack and pinion steering

    Yes Iain, I agree that proving R and P steering conversion was a modification which was allowed within the specified period would allow exemption, but the point I am making is the exact opposite of Bill's original argument that the conversion did not improve safety or efficiency (which in themselves would grant MOT exemption). If this is true, then WHY would the conversion be made in the first place - to decrease safety and reliability ?? If you were to ask the majority of owners who have converted to R and P why they bothered (and it seems a very popular modification these days) then I'm sure 99% would argue it was a safer and more efficient mechanical set-up. I suspect Bill is playing Devil's Avocado here ! Chris

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