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Lancero Lance Winger
Springfield, OR, USA   USA
Hi all, I own a 60 TR 3A that was my 1st car. I bought it used in 69 for $550. It was my only car for 2 years, then a fun car since. I used it in the summers, I'm in Oregon, but it set for a few years sometimes, as I was a farmer and busy summers. In 2000 I lent it to my nephew in WA and he had it for 16 years. I got it back last year and I'm now retired with more funds and I've been fixing it up. It's solid and runs well, no ,major issues. It's a driver and I take it out several times a week when weathers good. Back in 1970 I drove it down to Mazatlan to visit my parents for Christmas and did it again in 72. Also in 70, drove it from OR to Florida and back. Only major problem was broken crankshaft in 1980. Anyhow I'm happy to be part of the forum and learning from you. Thanks Lance

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grubscrew grub screw
The suburbs of, Winfield, Maryland, USA   USA
Cool story, Lance. Post some pictures of your car.



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

1962 Triumph TR3B
TCF 575L
Signal Red/Red interior

TR3driver Randall Y
Confusion, Los Angeles, USA   USA
Hi Lance, welcome to the asylum! Congratulations on being able to hold on to your TR3A for so long.

Yes, we'd love to see photos, warts and all.



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

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Fictioneer Doug Hirt
Colorado Springs, CO, USA   USA
That's quite a feat, Lance -- both the longevity of ownership and the long drives. My college roommate drove his TR3 from Maryland to Santa Fe, New Mexico back in 1968 -- not near as far as your Oregon to Florida . Welcome to the Forum, and thumbs-up on the pictures. There's a saying here: If there are no pictures, it didn't happen.

Doug



"Mr. Filby, do you think he'll ever return?"
"One cannot choose but wonder. You see . . . he has all the time in the world!"

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Lancero Lance Winger
Springfield, OR, USA   USA
Thanks all for the welcome! I'll try and get some pictures up but I'm not so good at computer skills. I'll try and get some help. Thanks again. Glad to be here. Lance

TR3driver Randall Y
Confusion, Los Angeles, USA   USA
BTW, there is a modest collection of Triumph documents at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2H2NJt34OffMDVmOTZlZWItYTcyMy00ZDhkLTliOWEtOWU1OWRhNDZhYmRl?usp=sharing

Not all of them apply to a TR3, but you might find some of them helpful.



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

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Lancero Lance Winger
Springfield, OR, USA   USA
Wow, that's quite a treasure trove of goodies. Thanks

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jerburke Jeremy Burke
La Habra, CA, USA   USA
Hi Lance,

Welcome!!

Great story. Please post some pictures when you have a moment.

-Jeremy



1960 Triumph TR3A - Originally purchased new by my Grandfather
1929 Ford Coupe Hot Rod - Family Owned Since 1966
1929 Ford Roadster Pickup Hot Rod - Father/Son Project
2007 Toyota Fj Cruiser - Original Owner

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bobstr3 Silver Member Bob Holt
Apache Junction, Arizona, USA   USA
1960 Triumph TR3A
1973 Honda Street
2003 Nissan Sentra "Ole Yeller"
2004 Mini Cooper "MINIPRL"
Hi Lance,

Welcome to the forum. You will not be disappointed. I see that you bought your car in 1969 for $550 and used it full time for 2 years. I also bought mine in 1969 (August) for $400 and used it for full time for 2 + years, then I got tired of freezing in the Kentucky winters, so I bought a 64 Plymouth and put my car up, as you did for nice day rides. My brother and I took it from Northern KY out to Yellowstone and back in one week in July 1971- 4000 mile round trip. . After getting married in Sept, 1972 it went into my parents garage and sat there till June 1984 when my Mother sold the house. , It has been mostly in storage all those years up until 2003. Slow restoration. Retired in August, 2011 and have been fixing it up slowly. I am a member of the DCTRA (desert Center Triumph Register of America) and just recently took it to the 2017 Triumphest, 4 day event out in Flaqstaff, AZ. I am doing al the l work myself and most all body work is complete and it is in white 2-part epoxy primer. Club members convinced me to take it there in that condition. I am glad I did, because I met so many great like minded people. I now can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Getting very close to painting it. 2018 should be the completion year. It is OK to go slow, as long as you do not stop!!! I look forward to seeing pictures and hearing about your efforts.

Here are a few pictures of my 1960 TR3A in SLOW progression over the years.

I wish you the best, Bob

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Lancero Lance Winger
Springfield, OR, USA   USA
Some photos from my past. Flag paint job, 1969; two-tone paint job, trip to Florida, 1970; Arizona on the way to Mexico, 1970; leaving Eugene on Mexico trip with current paint, 1972.


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Lancero Lance Winger
Springfield, OR, USA   USA
Current photos.


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2long Dan M
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA   USA
Cool pictures, and a great story with the car. Thanks for posting those pictures! I like how TRs seemed to appeal to the free spirits of the world!


Dan

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Aridgerunner Silver Member Bill Bussler
Montoursville, PA, USA   USA
1956 MG MGA 1500 "The A"
1959 Triumph TR3A "The Mistress"
"Those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end" Ah, the fond memories.

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jerburke Jeremy Burke
La Habra, CA, USA   USA
Great pics!!

-Jeremy



1960 Triumph TR3A - Originally purchased new by my Grandfather
1929 Ford Coupe Hot Rod - Family Owned Since 1966
1929 Ford Roadster Pickup Hot Rod - Father/Son Project
2007 Toyota Fj Cruiser - Original Owner

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grubscrew grub screw
The suburbs of, Winfield, Maryland, USA   USA
Nice car, Lance. I especially like that you've left those original 1970's stickers on the windscreen!



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

1962 Triumph TR3B
TCF 575L
Signal Red/Red interior

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