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  1. And the Doretti, brother from another mother:
  2. Paradise lost - for now. My 2 in the halcyon days:
  3. I'm going to jump in here and say that this remanufacture project deserves a ton of respect. Like the thermostat housing project, it demonstrates that we (or some of us!) can remanufacture obscure and somewhat complex parts that are key to originality. But unlike the thermostat project, Russell did this as a one-man job, in a matter of weeks. The skill set to do this seems to be fast disappearing (at least in my uneducated view) so anyone who pulls it off like this is tops in my book. I sure am grateful to all the craftsmen and older enthusiasts who have helped me with my cars over the years. Aloha Dan
  4. For the first "pinch of salt" on the attached article regarding Tenax post placement, mine is TS 1911 LO and the forward Tenax posts are on the scuttle rather than on the capping rail, requiring the longer tonneau. So the cutoff number of TS 1871 is an error. Cheers Dan
  5. Doretti Chassis 1110 sold a few days ago at Amelia, going for $84k. This was the 4th auction sale of this beautiful mint green Doretti in the last few years (2015, 2018, 2019, and 2020)! cheers Dan
  6. What of the green car in the sales brochure? Is the factory non-technical (or technical) summary a document that is available online? Dan
  7. I would say Red, White, Black, Green and Blue. Just my guess. Cheers Dan
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Dreary day was good for B & W: Cheers Dan
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