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Just come in for a coffee and put the tv on sky turbo triumph tr3 there going to make into a hot rod !!!!!!!!

Mike. Redrose group 

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That’s the mentality of the new generation of TR owners  I’m afraid . Sports cars of The Swinging Sixties no longer. :0( 

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...............the real tragedy...it seems to have genuine Stanpart aeroscreens!:o

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Without the garish paint it doesn't look far removed from the modified sidescreen cars which many of us drive.

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i don't have a problem with that car  

but then i haven't tried a supercharger on a 4 pot

 

 

 

 

yet

 

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Drewmotty has good point. Fifty years ago, didn’t we all / most of us want to modify our cars to look something like this. I recall that £sd was the problem....

Now we have become purists and even the poor guy who nowadays paints his car in a non-original colour is shot down in flames from a great height!

james

 

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We did it in the past, here is documentary evidence.

Sorry about nat quality I have this in pdf format but site refuses to accept it so converted to jpg.

 

Cheers

Peter W

 

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Looks a bit of fun... Cannot begrudge them that (Do none of you remember the terrible things we used to do to ours back in the day (or, was that only Apple County?)

 

However, I don’t understand starting with what appears such a good original example? 

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On 1/17/2020 at 11:33 AM, SuzanneH said:

That’s the mentality of the new generation of TR owners  I’m afraid. :0( 

How right you are Suzanne. "The mentality of the new generation".

I blame the TR Youth of today!

I mean, just look at this bunch of hooligans! :D

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"Oh, the Mentality!!"

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Young whippersnappers. Next thing you know, they'll be changing the name of their club!

Oops, too late!!  :P

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Can anyone remember a sidescreen car, I think from the states,

that was cut right up the middle and had 4 inches 'Let in to widen?

John.

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1 hour ago, John Morrison said:

Can anyone remember a sidescreen car, I think from the states,

that was cut right up the middle and had 4 inches 'Let in to widen?

John.

 

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2 hours ago, John Morrison said:

Can anyone remember a sidescreen car, I think from the states,

that was cut right up the middle and had 4 inches 'Let in to widen?

John.

That is exactly what Jaguar did with the XK140, it had a strip in the middle of the bonnet to widen the XK120 bonnet at minimal cost.

They were trendsetters then, mid 1950-ies.:)

Waldi

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Thank You very much Pal,

Hoped I was remembering things correctly.

Not my cup of tea, but very well done.

John.

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8 hours ago, John Morrison said:

Can anyone remember a sidescreen car, I think from the states,

that was cut right up the middle and had 4 inches 'Let in to widen?

John.

Isn't that what Alex Issigonis did to the Morris Minor, cut it down the middle, then add 4" to the width? Apparently it transformed the car. Compare it to the A30/35 for example. All been done before.

Mick

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Yes he did Mick,   Of course the bumbers also had to made wider but they had already produced 1000,s of them so they just had a chrome plated cover made to conceal the joint.  As for any Americans widening a TR3 by cutting it down the middle I think it would have been better and cheaper  if they just cut down the calories instead! 

Or am I now being non PC by saying that? 

Hoges. 

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Peter, What a fantastic guy this Eldred chap was. I've never heard of him before so thanks for sharing his exploits with us.  

hoges. 

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8 hours ago, Paul Hogan said:

Peter, What a fantastic guy this Eldred chap was. I've never heard of him before so thanks for sharing his exploits with us.  

hoges. 

Hoges, Yes fantastic. His exploits deserve exposure in TRA. Some more links:

https://www.scribd.com/document/227580801/Eldred-Anecdote

http://www.fefcholden.org.au/techinfo/supercharge/index.html

http://www.fbekholden.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=18810

Valuable readings for supercharger enthusiaists

Peter

 

 

 

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On 1/17/2020 at 1:16 PM, iain said:

...............the real tragedy...it seems to have genuine Stanpart aeroscreens!:o

If that were the case, it would be very much 'pearls before swine'.

But they look like perfectly bog ordinaire Aero Screens or Brooklands  screens

to me Iain.:rolleyes:.

Does this car now have a blower or Webers?

Apart from the wheels, it's little more than paint that seperates it from an awful(!)

number of cars in the Register.

Roger M-E

 

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This is a proper USA pimped tr3

 

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