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About Don H.

  • Birthday 06/13/1957

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    Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
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    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. The 2020 Kastner Cup will be held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in Lexington, Ohio. This is my "home" track, the one where I used to watch sportscar racing as a kid. The track hosted the big TRA 40th anniversary of the TR2 in 1992. It's a terrific circuit, set in the rolling countryside of north-central Ohio. I'll be there! PS: Here's a badge from the 1992 event at Mid-Ohio in pre-Kastner-Cup days:
  2. I'll be there. It will be good to see you guys (and the car) again. Here are Josh and Tom beaming proudly at the 2019 Revival, where the Sebring TR4 punched way above its weight.
  3. Here's a wheel like yours, Dan. There can't be too many of these out there! For those who can't see the detail in Dan's original image, note the nifty DORETTI stamp Cal-Sales used on these. (In this context, the name referred to more than the car; it was sort of a house brand for Dorothy Deen.)
  4. I have yet to see a powder coat that matches (or comes close) to the warm silver metallic paint of the orignals. For a solid color there are probably decent options. Paint for me, not powder coat, for all the reasons noted earlier in the thread, plus the appropriate color match to original. Here's my spare wheel, a 48-spoke 4-inch wire to fit better in the wheel well on my TR3B, rattle-can sprayed and clear coated. Shown next to the reproduction MWS wheels on the car. I don't have any images of the wheel prior to sandblasting, but the finish was rusted pretty good. It looks near new now with paint + clearcoat. The paint I used, Eastwood Detail Sliver, is a great match for the original wheel silver and sadly seems to be discontinued as a product.
  5. That’s the Triumph literature collection on the Google Drive account of Randall Young, a long-term owner of TR3As and Stags in Southern California. Randall’s active on a number of forums (and a rare visitor here) who regularly shares info on a wide range of technicsl subjects.
  6. 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.
  7. Here are Josh Files and Tom Boyd looking very happy next to the TR4 after putting it on the pole for its race.
  8. 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.
  9. Exactly which Moss catalog, Richard? THIS one has no cars on either pages A54 or 54.
  10. 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?
  11. Probably best that you dismiss each other then, John.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
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