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wyatt Silver Member Wyatt W
penguin point, drift ice, Antarctica   ATA
...anybody else find the TRF catalog frustratingly hard to navigate...that is why I stopped buying from them....who needs the aggravation..

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YankeeTR5 Dan M
Seattle, WA, USA   USA
I use the glovebox companion for common parts and then use the blue book(s) for detailed blow ups. Table of contents at the front helps get me to the section I need with one click.

Given the model year specific info their diagrams provide, clicking thru a few extra pages to get to the exact year (thinking carb/smog and transmission here as they provide specific info here) vs looking at a diagram that clubs all model years together is worth it to me. Actually, its gotten me to a correct solution much faster than not understanding my specific requirements. When this happens they always get the order.

So, to each their own. Given TRF is a small business - I'm guessing most multinationals' digital marketing budget is probably bigger than the entire TRF company - I'll stick with them. Lots of grumbling about them....backorders (what a headache) and such, but at the end of the day I use them. BPNW and Moss as well as all three have their niche and all three are greatly beneficial to our hobby.

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twomanytriumphs Gold Member Kyle Darby
Kelso, WA, USA   USA
1965 Triumph TR4 "My Baby"
1966 Triumph 2000 MkI "Bessie"
1970 Triumph GT6+ (MkII) "The Princess"
1977 MG MGB
In reply to # 1595288 by wyatt ...anybody else find the TRF catalog frustratingly hard to navigate...that is why I stopped buying from them....who needs the aggravation..

You should try to buy GT6 parts from them! A good solid majority of my GT6 restoration came from them. The NOS parts came from constant looking on eBay. Kyle.

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tirnipgreen Silver Member Ryals Cheek
Ellijay, GA, USA   USA
1965 Triumph TR4 "YANG"
I find the TRF site extremely SLOW. I was up there last summer and asked them if they find it to be slow...they denied any issues. I continue to buy mostly from them, but sometimes it can be an exercise in patience...! MTC (my two cents)

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wyatt Silver Member Wyatt W
penguin point, drift ice, Antarctica   ATA
no problem with theirparts all good stuf just getting around the catalog makes no sense

DerbyRam54 Neville Wardle
Branford, CT, USA   USA
At least you can search on the factory part numbers, so using the factory parts book to get the number and then searching their parts database generally gets you there.

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wyatt Silver Member Wyatt W
penguin point, drift ice, Antarctica   ATA
...just looking for TR3 seats, pain in the A$$....

TR3driver Randall Y
Confusion, Los Angeles, USA   USA
In reply to # 1595431 by wyatt ...just looking for TR3 seats, pain in the A$$....
The trick for TR2-4A parts (and most other Triumphs) is to start with the factory parts catalog. TRF has never published a full catalog of everything they carry for these cars, but the factory catalog lists everything (well, 99.9% anyway, there are a few omissions) along with, for the most part, change points.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2H2NJt34OffMWQ4N2EzZGQtNjc0Ny00YmE2LWFiN2UtZWYzMjNjNGFiYzY4

It's definitely a different way of doing business, more common in the UK than the US perhaps. But not entirely unknown here, either.



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

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