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When was my TR3 built?

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6TTR3A Frank Conklin
San Diego,CA, USA   USA
Randall,
THX for ur help on the 6v amp gauge...
My module shows TS 19233 built on 14-15 Jun 1959.
I agree with Piggotts numbers/dates.
Production numbers were pretty low in 1957, about 33% of
the 1960 numbers

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pcsbob Robert Wilkins
Franklin, TN, USA   USA
1957 Triumph TR3 "TR3"
1970 MG MGB "Greenie"
1973 MG MGB
Thank you!

Sorry for the confusion and mistake
Bob

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ckeithjordan Keith Jordan
Shawnee, KS, USA   USA
Frank,

To help you better calibrate your TR3 built-date spreadsheet, the factory trace on my newly-acquired 1957 TR3 says that TS20447LO was built on Friday, July 19, 1957 after 4:30pm!

I presume the hourly detail was mentioned since it was probably after typical working hours.

Keith



Keith

1966 Spitfire 4 Mk.2 (1972-1975)
1962 TR3B TCF1183L (1979-1982)
1957 TR3 TS20447LO (2017-)

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TR3driver Randall Y
Confusion, Los Angeles, USA   USA
In reply to # 1493530 by 6TTR3A Randall,
THX for ur help on the 6v amp gauge...
My module shows TS 19233 built on 14-15 Jun 1959.
Ok, I assume you meant to type 1957. Any thoughts on why TS19233 (which is a lower number than TS19267) wasn't produced until 4 months later? I realize they weren't always produced in sequence, for example, having to rework a defect could delay a particular car's completion. But 4 months seems like a long time ?



Randall
56 TR3 TS13571L daily driver
71 Stag LE1473L awaiting engine rebuild
7? Stag awaiting gearbox rebuild

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67GT64008 James D
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA   USA
1959 Triumph TR3A "Don't Know Her That Well, Yet!"
1967 Triumph GT6 MkI "Wolfhound"
Hello Frank,

How about TS 55936? Registered as a 1960, but pretty sure it's a 1959. I don't have a Heritage Certificate yet.

Thanks!
Jim

6TTR3A Frank Conklin
San Diego,CA, USA   USA
Thanks Keith, "check points" always helpful!!
Frank
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6TTR3A Frank Conklin
San Diego,CA, USA   USA
Hello Jim,
My module shows 20 July 1959 for TS55936
BUT
The factory build records for TS 55988 and TS 55984 both show 13 July 1959.
That is the furthest off I've ever been, and it only happens in that 3rd quarter of 1959
Something happened in that 3rd quarter of 1959 that threw off my module.
So, making the correction I come up with TS 55936 being built on 12 July 1959
BUT
12 July falls on a Sunday & I have it from reliable sources that the automotive unions
(guilds) were on a 6 day work week in 1959. so that makes it the 11th.
FRank

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grubscrew grub screw
The suburbs of, Winfield, Maryland, USA   USA
Here's another data point:
TCF 575L built 15June1962



Dave
1970 Spitfire Mk3
FDU 78359L
34/11 (Jasmine yellow/Black interior)

1962 Triumph TR3B
TCF 575L
Signal Red/Red interior

retiredchief10 Ron Wylie
Clarksville, Arkansas, USA   USA
Frank,
My certificate from Standard Register shows my TR3 commission number TS 23061L, was built on Monday 21st of October 1957.
The trunk has three locks, one in the middle with a key and no "T" handle and two that use the "T" tool to lock and unlock.

Ron Wylie
Clarksville, AR

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TR3driver Randall Y
Confusion, Los Angeles, USA   USA
In reply to # 1494354 by retiredchief10 The trunk has three locks, one in the middle with a key and no "T" handle and two that use the "T" tool to lock and unlock.
But your doors have the external handles? Piggott mentioned that a few cars were built that way, until TS23920, but I haven't seen one myself.



Randall
56 TR3 TS13571L daily driver
71 Stag LE1473L awaiting engine rebuild
7? Stag awaiting gearbox rebuild

6TTR3A Frank Conklin
San Diego,CA, USA   USA
Thanks Dave.
My module doesn't include TR3B dates. I couldn't get enough info build something
that would be even close.
Frank

6TTR3A Frank Conklin
San Diego,CA, USA   USA
Thanks Ron, it's always a help to have "accuracy" checks from TR owners.
My module came up one work day shy of the 21st.
Frank

Bohardt Silver Member Michael Bohardt
Bradenton, Fl, USA   USA
1960 Triumph TR3A "T-BO"
Frank, I’d like to know the build date of my TR3A. TS78755.

Thanks, Mike

6TTR3A Frank Conklin
San Diego,CA, USA   USA
To: Bohardt
Mike,
My module shows 20-21 July 1960
Frank

Bohardt Silver Member Michael Bohardt
Bradenton, Fl, USA   USA
1960 Triumph TR3A "T-BO"
Thanks Frank. That answers for me why Moss Motors shows it as a 1960, but it's titled as a 1961. Really appreciate the info.

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