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  1. Hamish, believe it or not that car is out here in Hawaii, owned by a friend of mine who is a chef at one of the finest restaurants in Waikiki. I just gave him a spare Offenhauser valve cover, so he is continuing to pimp this one as far as he can! He also has a very stock BRG TR3A so he is just having some fun with that silver bomb he bought. I will get some more pictures soon when we meet up. I want to drive that thing! Cheers Dan
  2. Thanks for all the history Richard! Apart from Piggott’s color photo in his ompendium, have you seen any other shots of that Ambassador event? Cheers Dan
  3. Always found it interesting that the ‘Doretti’ name predated the car. Cal Sales used it for their accessory line, as pictured on this Cal Sales steering wheel. Then they sold the name so it could be used for the car. Its a nice-sounding invented name! Cheers
  4. Just want to see if this forum could show a little life! Here’s me and my Doretti up on the top of a nice park in the Koolau mountains where I live. cheers Dan
  5. Thanks very much Richard. Maker is a defunct specialty shop (Cal Sales) connected with development and marketing of the Doretti. I do have a boss by the same maker, but it is a keyway system (MG) instead of splines as shown. It would be great to use this boss by machining in splines, if possible, but it is a safety item and shops here aren’t great and are super expensive. One of you bosses may be the answer. I will measure thickness. Dan PS I had to use a screen shot to keep the file size within the limits, so ignore the peripheral junk.
  6. This project is harder than it looks for me, as finding a period boss with the right splines is going to be tough, and the only cross-application I have so far is Daimler Dart (anyone know which years Daimler used the TR2/3 column?). There are adapters that are designed to mate up specialty wheels to aftermarket hub bosses (like this https://www.moto-lita.co.uk/accessories/momo-or-nardi-adaptor/?filters=536), but I can't get my head around how the adapter will affect the look because of the 'sandwich' between hub and wheel, nor am I confident I could even use something like this with the existing wheel center on my restored wheel. Can anyone with engineering aptitude help me with a viable plan? I think I may have to work out an auxiliary turn indicator as well. I am getting worried this nice wheel (restored by a friend for me) will have to end up as wall art! Cheers Dan
  7. Seeking a small diameter hub boss. My TR2 steering column has a splined end that the steering wheel hub fits onto. Do later TR models like TR4, TR5 have the same splined end of the steering column? I need to buy an aftermarket hub boss that fits those splines, in order to fit a restored specialty steering wheel for my Doretti (using same TR2 column). But I don’t want to use the large diameter boss that is available from Moss to fit a Moto-Lita wheel to a sidescreen TR - because I have a smaller wheel center that is more like TR4. Wheel is pictured. So if I buy an aftermarket TR4 hub boss, might the splines fit my TR2 style Doretti column? Dan
  8. Dreary day was good for B & W: Cheers Dan
  9. Thanks Tom! Cheers and Happy New Year Dan
  10. Can anyone provide a photo of the TR4 forward exhaust mount, which is a solid bracket to the gearbox mounting? I can't seem to find any pictures to visualize how it is attached. Dan
  11. And I think frosted glass for the L488 is what is correct for early cars. Dan
  12. A nice period shot. The car is ok too. Cheers Dan https://www.ebay.com/itm/Photo-Miss-World-1955-winner-Miss-Venezuela-with-her-Triumph-TR2-prize/174109854989?hash=item2889c18d0d:g:fVwAAOSwpshd4Anl
  13. The TR2 used H4 SUs, so that HS6 kit may not be the best option unless you want to upgrade the carbs. I like the H4s on my 2 Cheers Dan
  14. I actually have a spare set of used bonnet latches still affixed to a small piece of the inner fender that was cut out to preserve the latches. I also have a NOS spare for a single side. I don't think I am ready to let the NOS spare go, but I would consider selling the used set (which is in very poor condition), or I would also happily loan the used set (or the NOS one) as a template for new ones. It is a complicated bit of kit, at least to my eye. Only issue with loaning is that the shipping from Hawaii is a bitch. Cheers Dan
  15. I think it would be a great donor car for the restoration of another solid but incomplete long door 2. Dan
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