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John McCormack

TR2 TOURING IN AUSTRALIA

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My wife and I have just returned from our National Concours in Ballarat, Victoria in our daily driver 1954 TR2. There are photos here https://www.tr-register.com.au/default.htm. The TR Register here is purely a sidescreen and derivatives club and we had about 70 sidescreen cars and a few visitor later TRs and Stags.

Over 8 days we covered 1535 miles on 110km/h freeways and various country roads. Cruising at around 110-115 km/h the last leg was exactly 350 miles Albury to Sydney with a coffee and a lunch stop.

Average 31.5 mpg, best 32.1 on the freeway coming home with the top and passenger sidescreen in place. The worst 30 mpg nudging it along on country roads. It has a high port head and carbies.

About 700ml of engine oil and about 100ml in the gearbox (it leaks a bit) to top up at home. No coolant and no brake fluid. Points needed adjusting, one windscreen soft top stud needed refitting and the steering column mount under the dashboard needed tightening.

It is ready to go again.

Not bad for a 65 year old car.

 

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Epic John, just excellent, and as you say, not bad for a 65 year old car, not bad at all.

Well Done.

John.

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Hi John,

as you have found out - if you feed and water them and give them the occasional rub down they will go on and on forever.

 

Roger

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