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TR SPARES DEVELOPMENT FUND (SDF)

On behalf of the SDF’s committee, I am delighted to announce that the SDF’s website (trsdf.uk) is now live and open to visitors.

This website has been created thanks largely to the voluntary effort of SDF member Darren Cummings.

This gives me the opportunity to announce that Julian Garrett, long-time TR4 owner, has taken over as the SDF’s treasurer on the retirement of Dave Gibson following his 13 years of excellent service.

Within the next fortnight, I am expecting to be able to announce the availability of yet another item produced, like the thermostat housings for the very early TR2s, thanks to the efforts of the SDF.

Ian Cornish, on behalf of Ian Gibson, Ian Brown, Roger Hogarth, Julian Garrett, Darren Cummings, and the SDF’s advisers: Pete Cox, Alan Graham, Tony Sheach & Dave Gibson.

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Missed Alan's name!
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Great Stuff.

Thank you Darren and Julian.

Will there be a click through from The TR Register main site home page under 'Community' or 'Resources' or 'Membership'?

Cheers

Peter W

Long Time NSF member

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Dear Peter,

I am hoping that the TRR's committee will allow this link to be made since, after all, both TRR and SDF want to preserve the marque and maintain TRs on the road.

Ian Cornish

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Very good, just had a look through the projects area. 

When entering the "Members" area I am asked for a password. I am a member of the SDF, ( & the new spares fund !) where (or when) will I find or be sent the password ?

Bob.

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Dear Bob,

We have to have parts of our website for storage of data required to run the SDF.

However, because of Data Protection (all bow down & grovel) the SDF's membership list cannot be available to anyone other than those needing access to deal with membership enquiries and suchlike - which means, in this case, our treasurer (Julian) and myself.

GDPR is, frankly, a pain in the backside, but we have no choice but to conform.

Ian Cornish

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OK , no problem, I just though there was more info to be read as a member as opposed to the general public.

Well done to all concerned, a very professional looking site.

Bob.

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I echo Bob's congratulations on the initiative and to all involved.

I too, as a member, was a bit confused about the Members and Committee tabs. Perhaps something could pop up, or a summary page open there to explain rather than just ask for a password?

Rod

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What a great initiative that was then!

The TR 4-cylinder  owners around the globe have benefited from the people that took the effort to keep this initiative alive, which has not always been easy as I read it.

Here is a direct link:

https://trsdf.uk/

Cheers,
Waldi

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Let us not forget that out of the original New Spares Fund discount to NSF members scheme came the 'We pay your club membership' scheme, when NSF discount was stopped.  A brilliant initiative by Pete Buckles that benefits both TR and MG owners.

https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/club-subscription

Peter W

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A very good point, Peter. 

Many folk fail to realise that under Pete B's often brusque exterior lies a heart of gold, and his contribution to maintaining the marque and keeping TRs on the road is inestimable.  Without the efforts of Pete B and Pete C over many decades, there would be far, far fewer TRs on the road today (well, perhaps not this day, because of lock-down and the pouring rain!).  

There are very few parts, especially the MOT-critical parts, which are not available off-the-shelf, and if Moss hadn't been producing all those hundreds of TR4A cylinder heads, how many of the 4-pot TRs would have been scrapped by now?

And what about the Rebuild on a Budget Scheme?  I'm not sure it assisted C&B/Moss's finances to a great extent, but it kept a great many re-builds going when owners were far less affluent than is the case nowadays.

I have been fortunate to have known both Petes since the very start of the TR Register, have worked with them over the years to make things happen (I'll not bore you with chapter and verse, but the Projects section of the SDF's website gives some clues) and I am amazed and very grateful for all that they have achieved for us.

Ian Cornish

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And, as Pete W says, you can still get your annual TR Register subscription paid by MOSS if you spend a certain amount of money. eg If you were to buy a new TR 4 pot crank from them that would automatically qualify you for that offer! (Details are always in TR Action)
Ian

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  • 2 weeks later...

As requested, the main website Parts Quality page has now been updated to become a page called TR Parts Quality and Supply and includes a link to the new TR SDF website and our own forum:

http://www.tr-register.co.uk/pqi

https://www.tr-register.co.uk/forums/index.php?/forum/56-best-tr-parts-sources/

Mick

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