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    Cornwall
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    Lots including 14 Trs

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  1. I’ll do that Mick. Thanks for responding. Rodders.
  2. I have asked before but received no response. Has anyone any knowledge of this car prior to 2016? I am trying to discover the history of it’s V8 conversion. Cheers, Rodders.
  3. Just spotted this hoard in South Africa. Rodders. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TRIUMPH-TR3-FOR-RESTORATION-2-of-Triumph-TR3-parts-huge-quantity/174311164699?hash=item2895c14b1b:g:7cEAAOSwWVxe3w-~
  4. Yesterday I took a drive along the coast road between St. Just and St. Ives , (B3306), here in Cornwall. This is one of the Cornwall Group’s favourite roads. Here is a short excerpt from the video of the trip. I’m sorry but the quality of the video and audio are not what I normally expect from YouTube but the flavour is there. It was great to get some fresh air. By the way, I can assure you that my speed was not as excessive as it might appear. Rodders.
  5. Today, HM Gov chief health inspector warns, cleaning your teeth with Gunk can be hazardous to your health. Rodders.
  6. Dave Mc Donald wrote earlier, “For those perhaps intending to cash in by selling something that they have with his autograph on it, think again. From my observations he would sign anything, for anybody, at any time, so it has no rarity value at all”. I handbuilt myself quite a collection of Stirling Moss models over the years and bothered Sir Stirling, through his P.A. Ms. Shepherd, on many occasion asking for signed plaques and always received them without hesitation. I had already built a model of his personal XK120 for myself and thought that when I found another very rare kit of The 120 coupé, I would offer to build one for him as a thank you. I gave him 3 options of XK120s that I thought he might like and he chose his personal car as I expected he would. I enquired if I could bring it to the Revival to present it to him and was surprised to receive an email inviting me to bring it to his home. Unfortunately at that time that was not feasible so we arranged to meet at the Revival. However, come the day, there was such a scrum around him and a book stall owner who had arranged for him to do a book signing got so irate at my presence that I passed it to one of his minders. Fearing that it might be damaged before he got to see it I confess that I felt a little deflated. I need not have worried though because a few days later I received a nice personal thank you and this lovely photo. So Dave, you are right, there is no rarity in his signature but there is great value to me with this one . A gentleman in the true sense of the word! What a life he had. There is little doubt that the world of living motor racing legends of Sir Stirling’s Caliber is depleting rapidly, but that I’m afraid is to be expected given Anno Domini. Rodders.
  7. Here’s a link to the site that I used for guidance on how to fit MR2 seats to my 7V8. http://just-technology.co.uk/?page=tr7&group=tr7_article&item=jt_tr7_40_New_Seats_130
  8. Clive, have sent you a personal message regarding the seat conversion. Rodders.
  9. Great news Paul! Eddy W. Has some panels & bits left over if you need any. Hopefully his should be on the road this year. see you soon, Rodders.
  10. Thanks Steve, I live in hopes. Unfortunately my MRI SCAN shows degenerative disease and damage to a couple of vertebrae in the Lumbar region and am now waiting for a nice man to stick a needle in my spine. I support and have been grateful in the past for the NHS but this time and a bit disillusioned because between each referral, about 6-8 weeks pass during which time I am in constant pain. As I said though, I live in hopes as my GP said, most people in your position recover in about 18 months. So, I’ve only got another 9 months! Unlike the Prostate consultant who said after telling me that ”there is something there” and that at 77, “you haven’t got too much longer to live anyway”. I took that on the chin because we had a good rapport especially after I said to him when he was about to give me the “test”, “I only had my annual check up last week and he stuck his finger up my bottom... do you think I should change my dentist”. C’est la vie say the old folk, goes to say you never can tell. Rodders.
  11. With help from a good friend I have just replaced my original red tartan, (yuck), seats with a pair from an MR2. I think it was well worth it. Not a difficult job. Now, if I can just recover from 9 months of a trapped sciatic nerve, I might get to drive it. Rodders.
  12. My last TR7V8 had a 4 seater conversion. It appeared to be very well executed but I could not see the point. As mentioned the fuel tank was in the boot and not only did it reduce the luggage capacity but also a spare wheel could no longer be carried. The seats could only accommodate very small children and there were no seat belts for them. I’m surprised that it never warranted an MOT failure, but it didn’t. Rodders.
  13. Does anyone have a spare working boot lock with key they would like to sell me?
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