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    Currently 2x 1962 TR4s

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  1. TR 2100

    hood pegs

    Note - this is as original. Note how the lift-the-dot fasteners at the bottom of the hood are arranged to allow the hood to be 'ripped off' horixontally. These are the long tenax over which the blank holes tank panel go over and are held down by the carpet lift-the-dot fasteners. Detail is a little different if you have a rear seat fitted. A couple more original details for completeness. AlanR
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    Strange ticking noise

    Try running the engine on a dark night with no lighting to see if there are any HT leaks. A non-regular 2-4 second period between clicks is strange. AlanR
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    Buying advice TR3 1958?

    Siebe, Officially, it is what the registration document says it is. In reality, it's often impossible to tell exactly what a car is. The sidescreen fixings are the later TR3A dzus-type - that change happened a few thousand cars after the TR3A was introduced. Only comment I would add is that the rivet holding the identification plate looks to be larger than the original rivet so it looks like the plate has been removed and re-fixed. If the car is not too far away, you could check the two numbers on plates just above the battery (and just below the vent lid). AlanR
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    Buying advice TR3 1958?

    Siebe, Over the 60-year life of the car, many things are likely to have changed, so look at the items that are not easy to change. The rear panel is welded on so is the least likely to change. Indicators on the rear panel were introduced for the TR3A. Disc brakes were fitted from approx. TS 13045 and I cannot see why anyone would retro fit drum brakes to a disc brake car. The front panel can easily be changed and many owners prefer the TR3 small mouth style. The engine is easily changed. Be aware that the official TR3/3A model change at 22014 was not 'clean' and a few TR3 features were carried over for a short time. Your car may be a restoration containing the best parts from two cars. That's been done many time. It looks like the body and chassis are from a 1956 TR3 but with a later chassis plate. On the bulkhead, above the battery, there should be two plates. Check these numbers. One is an EB body number - this should be the same, approximately, as the TS identification plate. The other will be a much larger number and this can be dated approximately. Also, it may show on a trace of the original specification (available to club members from the TR Register TR2/3/3A/3B Registrar, or from BL Heritage). It looks to me as if you have a combination of two cars and although research will identify some of the story, it's unlikely you will ever be able to find out the whole story. AlanR
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    TR4 in front

    Yes (American Racing Equipment Silverstone) AlanR
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    RIP Mike Cook

    RIP Mike and thanks for your huge contribution to the Triumph marque over the decades. Check out this link for youtube bideos of Mike's talk a few years back on Triumph history. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mike+cook+talk+pt1&sm=12 AlanR
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    TR5 - Royal Blue / Red Interior

    Red trim is sumptuous. I agree white piping can be a bit stark - so why not offwhite/cream? AlanR
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    Surrey top fixing hooks

    David, There IS a popper on my capping - see below. The original was indeed vinyl, white or black with buff inside. AlanR
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    comission number and gear box number

    Willie, My mistake. I read your CT 352xx as CT 352x so ignore my comments. Steven, That's the first time I have heard the early short bulge bonnet described as a "performance bonnet" or seen any claim that it either enhanced performance or was later modified to reduce performance to MG speeds. Someone making up stories, methinks. Although my reference to "early features" is not relevant to Willie's car, I was not thinking of the radiator. I was thinking of the boot stay rod, chromed rear cockpit capping and lack of rear boot lid badge. AlanR
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    comission number and gear box number

    Willie, Those numbers are very interesting, in that they are consistent with each other yet out of sync with typical numbers/build dates. So, out of interest, does your car have any of the earlier TR4 features (pre-4229 I think) like short bulge bonnet? Looks to me as if it's an early 1962 build that was delayed being recorded until July for some reason. AlanR
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    Scam alert

    John, I think that a bank transfer IS revocable in certain situations. I think those situations may involve (falsely?) declaring a mistake in the cheque but a scammer would have that covered. Certainly need to be careful. AlanR
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    comission number and gear box number

    CT 14457 would be a 1962 TR4, approx build date September. TS 1875 on the gearbox would be from an early 1954 TR2 with syncro on 2, 3 and 4 only. TR4s have all syncro gearboxes from the start of production, also +ve earth. Not sure when that was changed - may well have been for the TR4A. To explain the "cut hole", TR2/3/3A (up to TS 50,000) starter motors engaged from the front of the gearbox and did not project far into the gearbox casing. The later TR3As (post 50,001) and TR4 engaged from the rear, therefore projected further into the gearbox. Back in the day, if you wanted to fit a later started motor to an earlier box, you could hacksaw off part of the gearbox casing to allow the starter motor to fit, then probably fix a shaped metal can with self tappers to cover the hole. Messy, but it worked. AlanR
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    Surrey top fixing hooks

    Yes - only one owner (1962-70) before me, well documented and very original. I took many photos of the car before restoration - too many to post here but I can send you copies if you PM me with your email address. AlanR
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    Surrey top fixing hooks

    Hope these photos help. The hook for the surrey top (or hood) was welded on, position not all that critical as the other hook is attached to an elastic strip. The connector on the rear frame was a self-tapper. AlanR
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    Looking for 1962 TR4 reg 9067 RW

    Good news that another TR4 with history has come to light. Owners keep their TR4s a long long time! AlanR
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