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John McCormack

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John McCormack last won the day on December 11 2018

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About John McCormack

  • Birthday 10/20/1953

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    Sydney Australia
  • Cars Owned:
    Short door TR2 daily driver owned since 1976 and a TR6 daily driver owned since 2016. I have completed restoration of my long door TR2 acquired in Jan 2017 so now have three driving TRs. Sailing my S&S34, which is for sale to give more time to the cars.

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  1. Fortunately the loom was stored properly and is in perfect condition. Still flexible, the braid is unmarked, no perishing are damage at all. There is no plastic, just the braid. You can see it in the photos.
  2. They look to be excellent copies. Luckily, mine were in good shape.
  3. That is right. The first owner only used the car for racing in it first 10 years. The 2nd owner bought it but didn't get around to restoring it. I bought it from him as a nearly completely 2 owner original TR2, albeit in two trailer loads of bits. It has what is probably the last brand new Stanpart TR2 wiring loom.
  4. Apologies, the grab handle wasn't on in those shots, it went on a few days later.
  5. Grab handle is on. The bulkhead piping is the same as my other TR2 which was unmodified when I bought it.
  6. We have a very nice system here in Australia, albeit different between states. There is a Conditional registration scheme on which I have two cars, my new restoration TR2 and my TR6. The daily driver TR2 is on full registration. The Conditional gives 60 days a year in a logbook plus all club runs, including other clubs that have invited your club to attend. It is $46 pa, about 23pds. Insurance when on Conditional Reg is also cheap. $390 pa for the new TR2 market value $90,000. The TR6 is $340 market value $44,000.
  7. I would also like to add that Jonathon has been absolutely fantastic in his dealings with me since I first approached him for the upholstery for my restoration project over two years ago. It is his business and he has dealt with me personally on each and every occasion. We spent literally months getting the colours and materials right, not something I imagine other suppliers would do. I have the cars original upholstery and sent sections to him and he sent many samples to me before we got the most accurate finish. Unfortunately I had my laptop stolen in a burglary and missed some of Jonathon's email communications. He has not given up on getting these final details right and continues to work hard to get the standard of finish we both want.
  8. Hi Jonathon. Yes your kit fitted very well indeed and I am delighted with how the car turned out. I would add that I have very very high standards for this very special long door TR2, me being the 3rd owner and it having very possibly an original 70,000 miles. Most owners wouldn't be at all concerned by the relatively minor shortcomings in the Skinner kit. The trimmer who installed my kit is a very experienced operator specialising in classics but his installation of the capping behind the door could have been better thought out. The tunnel carpet was a difficult one as the join was directly over the universal access hole. He did his best. With respect to the tonneau. I have two TR2s, TS3732 and TS 5038. There is no evidence of there being holes for the pegs anywhere else on the combing on either car. The short tonneau is definitely the right one for both my cars. I'll send you more photos of the tonneau by email. I would recommend Jonathon's kits to anyone wanting very high quality Concours standard upholstery. I don't believe there is a better kit available. I would also recommend that owners keep a close eye on how it is fitted and that they be consulted on any issues the trimmer finds, before that item is installed.
  9. Hi Jonathon. Yes your kit fitted very well indeed and I am delighted with how the car turned out. I would add that I have very very high standards for this very special long door TR2, me being the 3rd owner and it having very possibly an original 70,000 miles. Most owners wouldn't be at all concerned by the relatively minor shortcomings in the Skinner kit. The trimmer who installed my kit is a very experienced operator specialising in classics but his installation of the capping behind the door could have been better thought out. The tunnel carpet was a difficult one as the join was directly over the universal access hole. He did his best. With respect to the tonneau. I have two TR2s, TS3732 and TS 5038. There is no evidence of there being holes for the pegs anywhere else on the combing on either car. The short tonneau is definitely the right one for both my cars. I'll send you more photos of the tonneau by email. I would recommend Jonathon's kits to anyone wanting very high quality Concours standard upholstery. I don't believe there is a better kit available. I would also recommend that owners keep a close eye on how it is fitted and that they be consulted on any issues the trimmer finds, before that item is installed.
  10. I might be able to get a TR2 over. I will look into what it entails and the cost.
  11. They look promising. I'll check the thread size tomorrow. Thank you.
  12. Just the end pieces Ian. The TR2s had a solid pipe between the two carbies so I am after a front and rear banjo so I can solder a pipe between them.
  13. If we had enough notice we could be interested in coming over from downunder. We would be in a rental unless someone was to lend us a TR for the adventure.
  14. Thank you. They aren't cheap but no VAT offsets the 15pds postage to Sydney.
  15. I used a Skinner kit. Overall pretty good but some details were disappointing. The carpet tunnel join was right on top of the universal access hole, the tonneau cover fit was poor. The top and side curtains I am yet to have done.
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