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TR3driver Randall Y
Confusion, Los Angeles, USA   USA
In reply to # 1505373 by Jeff Givens Now the starter motor runs, but the bendix will not engage.

FWIW, that is sometimes a symptom of the starter not getting enough current. I once had a conductor break inside the battery that caused the Bendix to apparently malfunction; and I've helped someone else who had a poor connection between the battery ground strap and the body.



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

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Jeff Givens Jeffery Givens
Leavenworth, KS, USA   USA
Thanks. Yes, I had already thought of that, and all seems ok in the amperage department. Also a new and fully charged battery, satisfactory wire/cable inspection, grounding cables intact and fully seated, and a recent solenoid swap just to make sure. Before installing the rebuilt starter I lightly greased the Bendix and ran the gear in and out several times. I did not electrically test the system, to insure the Bendix would kick out. My bad! Jeff

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tmessenger Tim Messenger
Fairfield, IA, USA   USA
1959 Triumph TR3A "Tusker"
In reply to # 1505376 by Jeff Givens Thanks. Yes, I had already thought of that, and all seems ok in the amperage department. Also a new and fully charged battery, satisfactory wire/cable inspection, grounding cables intact and fully seated, and a recent solenoid swap just to make sure. Before installing the rebuilt starter I lightly greased the Bendix and ran the gear in and out several times. I did not electrically test the system, to insure the Bendix would kick out. My bad! Jeff

Jeff,
I have the original starter from my TR (short nose starter) it was working when I removed it last year and installed a gear reduction starter, you can have it for the cost of shipping if you want it.

Tim

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Jeff Givens Jeffery Givens
Leavenworth, KS, USA   USA
Tim,
I will take you up on that deal! Let me know the shipping cost, and I will get a check out to you. My address is 15080 Prairie Crossing, Leavenworth, KS 66048. Jeff

Jeff Givens Jeffery Givens
Leavenworth, KS, USA   USA
Randall,
I will recheck that as well. Just never know! Thanks, Jeff

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tmessenger Tim Messenger
Fairfield, IA, USA   USA
1959 Triumph TR3A "Tusker"
I'll get up to the barn in the next couple of days and dig it out (when it warms up bit) and send you a pm after I figure out the shipping. I seem to recall this starter hand a factory rebuild tag on it when I pulled it out.

Tim

In reply to # 1505386 by Jeff Givens Tim,
I will take you up on that deal! Let me know the shipping cost, and I will get a check out to you. My address is 15080 Prairie Crossing, Leavenworth, KS 66048. Jeff

Jeff Givens Jeffery Givens
Leavenworth, KS, USA   USA
Tim,
Thank you in advance for braving the cold to get the starter! Jeff

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intrepidd Gold Member Lance Pedriana
Long Beach, CA, USA   USA
Yesterday I bought a restored 1961 TR3A and I have that New Owner excitement.
I live in Long Beach CA and would like to know of any local owners to get tips on local service and product providers.
I think the TR3 could become a serious sleeper collector car.
My first experience with TR3 was in 1960 when my college roommate had one. We spent many nights zipping around town in his TR3.

I also own a C7 Stingray Corvette - which is the best looking body style on the planet.
Do you know the Porsche 911 has NOT changed body style since 1965! That's crazy.
Why would anyone drive a car that has not changed in 50 years?

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JGug1 James Guglielmino
Mission, KS, USA   USA
Because it is a great car.

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jstr2tr8 Jack Schmelyun
Glen Burnie, MD, USA   USA
Hi Lance,
I'm in Maryland (10 degrees ). Hope you are warm!
If you don't already know about the two national clubs, here are the web addresses: www.vtr.org and www.triumphregister.com.
Vintage Triumph Register (VTR) is for all Triumphs. Triumph Register of America (TRA) is for mainly TR2 thru TR4A, but all Triumphs are welcome. Both clubs send out four very nice newsletters a year. Both have National Meets once a year. This year TRA is in Blowing Rock, NC. VTR is in LaCrosse, WI. The meets last approximately four days and include: Concours show, Rallyes, Tech sessions, Parts auction, Banquet/Awards, Fun drives, and Funkannas.
Regards,
Jack
TR2, TR3B, TR250, TR8
ps you know about: Moss, The Roadster Factory, etc for parts????


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TR3driver Randall Y
Confusion, Los Angeles, USA   USA
In reply to # 1505944 by intrepidd Yesterday I bought a restored 1961 TR3A and I have that New Owner excitement.
I live in Long Beach CA and would like to know of any local owners to get tips on local service and product providers.
I think the TR3 could become a serious sleeper collector car.
HI Lance,
Welcome to the asylum! I'm just up the road from you, in Lakewood (about 3 miles due north of LGcool smiley.

We used to have two fairly active clubs in the area, but they have recently united to become a single club, the Triumph Club of Southern California.
Meetings are currently the second Tuesday of each month at Geezers in Santa Fe Springs. The website hasn't been renamed yet, so for now it's at http://www.sctoa.org
Making contact with club members is by far the best way to find out who has original parts, or can do the work you need. Unfortunately, I do almost all my own work (and it shows); and get most of my parts from Roadster Factory.

I maintain a modest collection of Triumph documents at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2H2NJt34OffMDVmOTZlZWItYTcyMy00ZDhkLTliOWEtOWU1OWRhNDZhYmRl?usp=sharing
which you might find helpful. The TR3 Spare Parts Catalogue is particularly useful when dealing with Roadster Factory, since they don't publish a full line catalog of their own. You just look up the factory part number in the SPC and then order by that part number on TRF's web site.



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

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JGug1 James Guglielmino
Mission, KS, USA   USA
I haven't posted in quite some time. In the interim, my TR4 was finally completed (Macy's Garage) and arrived in an inclosed trailer. I drove it home and it sprinkled on the way. Thus, I can never claim that it hasn't been driven in the rain. It sits in all its joy and beauty (forever) in my garage. I cannot drive it much. It is insured but I have to take it to Olathe to have a specialist inspect it and while it was bright and sunny today, there is salt on the streets of Kansas City and i'm not going to drive it in that stuff.......but, this is a TR3 site......I visited my TR3. Progress is relatively stagnated. However, the head is nearly ready to go on the rebuilt engine and the Micuni Carbs are set up to go on. We (Matt and I) have agreed that we will get the engine installed and then postpone working further until the TR7 is done. It needs ONLY a dash (the new gauges should be here Monday) and mirrors. I am working towards powered mirrors and Matt tried several that I obtained. All would require messing with the small window and the glass is not flat....He has found a solution....but this is a TR3 site. So here are pictures of the Micuni Carbs.


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JGug1 James Guglielmino
Mission, KS, USA   USA
Hawkmonster asked me for a picture of the dash in my TR4 and I couldn't find a way to attach it to a PM. So, here it is. The reason it looks a little foggy is that I took it through the back window.


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Hawkmonster Joe Policastro
Flagstaff, AZ, USA   USA
Thanks Jim. Very nice. Appreciate it.

Joe

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jwerner Gold Member John Werner
Staten Island, NY, USA   USA
finally got the rear axle rebuilt and I have a roller again spinning smiley sticking its tongue out


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