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  • Birthday 06/13/1957

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    Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
  • Cars Owned:
    1962 Triumph TR3B, 2003 Toyota Tacoma DC 4WD TRD, 2008 Lexus RX350, 2012 BMW R1200GSA, 2015 Toyota Tacoma DC 4x4 TRD

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  1. It's exactly as Stan states. Note that the spire nuts may be underneath any new dash capping, as in these images of my car during restoration. One can seen the indentations for the spire nuts here. IIRC, the screws are a little unusual -- almost an Acme thread.
  2. Here are Josh Files and Tom Boyd looking very happy next to the TR4 after putting it on the pole for its race.
  3. I'm sure Richard will follow up when he has a chance, but my friend Tom Householder in the US (a nut for al things Doretti for many decades) reports that Doretti is Clyde Robbins at Road America (Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, USA) in 1955. Robbins was a dealer in Peoria, Illinois, USA who sold two Doretti cars. The chassis in this image is 1080, and the car still exists in the US. 1060 was the other car he sold.
  4. Exactly which Moss catalog, Richard? THIS one has no cars on either pages A54 or 54.
  5. I was in Angoulême a couple of years ago just a few days before the races, Alan, but alas couldn't stay to see more than an empty circuit. It remains on my list -- what a terrific venue for vintage racing! They have a nice tour through the countryside, too -- have you done that in your TR?
  6. Probably best that you dismiss each other then, John.
  7. As a bloody foreigner at Goodwood, although one who's gone for a number of years and is a GRRC member, it seems kind of arrogant, John, to invite yourself to the Revival and get honked off when turned down. That's just not how Goodwood works, IMO. And as the Revival is what might be the single best "car" event in the world (IMHO) I can't really argue with the way the Goodwood Competitions Department make their selections. As Tom says, if you're serious in wanting to compete there, stay with it and take a different, possibly more humble, approach.
  8. Rich, one of the things I've learned about high-dollar items at shows from my extensive experience (with a much smaller item) is that the big shows really don't pay for many of the dealers based on walk-up sales. They treat the time in the stand as a way to meet new contacts and strike up what they hope will be a relationship. And they try to pre-sell as MUCH as they can, so the things they bother to haul to a show are already spoken for. Means less has to come home, too. So my advice would be to gin up as much interest / commitment / pre-sales as you can, and then enjoy shooting the breeze (with a purpose) during the rest of your show.
  9. A mod often done over here is to use a copper 3/4" pipe cap with a 3/16" hole drilled in the center. It's pushed into the water pump end of the bypass hose and reconnected as normal. Lotta folks report very good results with this. 'Course, our plumbing is still inch-based, so it's a piece of cake to get the right diameter plug. About a £1 modification. https://www.lowes.com/pd/NIBCO-3-4-in-Copper-Slip-Cap-Fittings/3680874
  10. Thanks, Mike! That's the company I was trying to think of. I'll be happy to hear of more, but your reference is right on.
  11. Didn't we talk some time ago on here about some good olde English craftsmen who rebuild TR2-3B (and other, of course) water pumps? Can anyone remind me of the names of recommended suppliers? I have at least one spare pump here that I'd like to get rebuilt by someone who knows what they're doing and has the right seals. I use my Goodwood visits to courier stuff -- more birds with fewer stones that way.
  12. I've got a list of things to do when I finally visit my final two states. I think seeing a long door TR2 on the beach at Waikiki just got added to the HI list, Dan!
  13. TR3As were only silver-painted wire wheels from stock, or on special exception to make a sale, chrome wheels were allowed to be specified by the selling dealer (they weren't a standard offering). There are folks who like the look of body-colored wires (or another color, I guess) to remind them of the first few years when TR wheels *were* body colored or to remind them of a different era. Julian Richards, gearhead neolithic archaeologist, for example, runs BRG wires on his BRG TR3A 'cause it reminds him of the 1930s. To each his own. Don't let "correct" stop you from doing what you want, unless of course concours is what you want. Julian's car in front of Wilton House, May 2017:
  14. For reference, here are the other pages of that September 1956 TR3 accessories brochure as a slideshow. https://4xdog.smugmug.com/frame/slideshow?key=5KHMZw&autoStart=1&captions=0&navigation=0&playButton=0&randomize=0&speed=3&transition=fade&transitionSpeed=2&clickable=1
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