Member Page: Jim Harris

cobrapatrol Jim Harris

Jim Harris

Member ID: cobrapatrol
Status: Gold Member Gold Member
Member Since: 2014-05-25
Home Site: The Triumph Experience
Last Login: 2017-11-19 08:28
Forum Activity: 2017-11-19 08:41
Forum Posts: 50

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

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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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Twas Ever Thus

Posted on: Friday November 17, 2017

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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...

Finally Legal

Posted on: Wednesday November 8, 2017

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I took Monday off and returned to AAA for visits three and four in the saga for getting the title paperwork cleared. But finally I have the title in my name and the TR is legal to drive! I celebrated by taking it to work yesterday on a brisk fall day with no top as yet. Fortunately I already have a lap blanket stowed behind the seat but it was beautiful and the TR purred along, happy, I think to be released from the garage. I still plan to go to the DMV (AAA cannot handle this transaction) ...

Getting Ever Closer

Posted on: Tuesday September 12, 2017

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My Remembrance Day weekend included more work on the TR interior. Last night I finished fitting the driver's side door card so now the carpet and panels are all in place. I still have to fit the four screws into the corners of the door pockets. I also decided not to install the door pulls on the tops of the door, at least not immediately. I think they are kind of superfluous in any case. So at this point I have a few details around the cabin, mainly the lower screws in the back panel, a...

The End Of The Weekend - Another Stopping Point

Posted on: Tuesday September 5, 2017

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Midway through Monday I pulled out the Furflex windlace that had been in storage for 20 years to begin fitting it around the now-finished interior bits. Like so many other rubber and plastic parts that I received with the car the Furflex had hardened over time and was no longer fit for installation. So I knew that I could not finish the install this weekend. Ann took charge of carefully fitting the wheel arch covers. She has so much knowledge as a seamstress and had a careful eye to stretc...

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