Member Page: Jim Harris

cobrapatrol Jim Harris

Jim Harris

Member ID: cobrapatrol
Status: Gold Member Gold Member
Quartz Hill, CA, USA   USA
Member Since: 2014-05-25
Home Site: The Triumph Experience
Last Login: 2018-01-21 11:08
Forum Activity: 2018-01-21 11:08
Forum Posts: 65

I've lived in the southern and central coast of California most of my life. I currently own a 1969 TR6 and a 1977 Spitfire 1500 basket case. I have previously owned a 1964 Spitfire 4, a 1962 TR4, a Herald, and a 1970 GT6+.
I'm a new member of the Central Coast British Car Club.

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1969 Triumph TR6 Conifer Jim Harris

1969 Triumph TR6

1 Vehicles — Total mileage: 33,714 mi (54,257 km) — Average age: 1969
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Member Journal – Jim Harris's Journal

There are 13 total entries in this Journal.

Happy Holidays

Posted on: Sunday December 24, 2017

Although my TR is still in the garage awaiting parts after its pushrod failure, I have had a chance to look at a few Triumph-related things. I wanted to find more info on the early TR6 service bulletins - which were not yet under the British Leyland publications but seem to be outside the Standard-Triumph bulletin publications, which ceased in 1968. So there were a few semi-important things, like about oil strainer screens, that led to my search because now is the perfect time to get a new oi...

Moss Comes Through

Posted on: Friday December 15, 2017

After the forum discussion regarding my pushrod failure I contacted Moss Technical Dept and sent them photos of the failed pushrod. They mocked-up a pushrod installation and saw the same thing that occurred with my installation. Moss Motors technical dept came the same conclusion that we did. They said they were going to pull their stock until the problem is resolved. They also recommended that I use the original pushrods. I am really glad that they back up their products with some thorough te...


Posted on: Saturday December 9, 2017

After my TRs pushrod failure I began a thread to discuss what happened. I was mostly wanting to see if there were any other similar experiences among the group. I did get some good suggestions and advice although most of the advice was just basic engine building technique. Also advice repeated after being discussed earlier in the thread. I get that when folks get involved in a discussion that they may not read back to the beginning but I think it's a good idea in the context of having a resp...

Twas Ever Thus

Posted on: Friday November 17, 2017

IMG 1809

Since getting my TR back on the road it has performed beautifully, purring along at a 65 MPH cruising speed or accelerating to 5000 RPM. I had put over 200 miles on it since the restoration, including a 75 mile journey out to work and back. So yesterday I decided I would take advantage of what may be the last nice day this autumn and take the TR out into the local canyons for a 30 mile blast around Spunkey Canyon and take some pictures. And so it was, a lovely drive. Until it wasn't. I ha...

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