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GilsTR Silver Member Gil Sissons
NoCal, CA, USA   USA
1960 Triumph TR3A "The Redhead"
I spent time today with a side screen.... but it was not mine.
We have a local 30 year old who has inherited his grandfathers
Very early small mouth TR3. He asked me to come out to his
place this afternoon and look at what body panels need to be
replaced... and other items he needs to be looking for.
Grandpa bought the TR3 new in 1957... and seems he loved
to race the car. Car comes with plenty of documentation that
Grandpa loved to get around the track!
Plenty of work ahead... but this young man will get this car back
on the road.... and we are committed to helping.

Gil. NoCal

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triumphrick Silver Member Rick Thompson
Masaryktown, FL, USA   USA
Some pictures and some history would be nice!

ken qv Gold Member ken roberson
tampa, FL, USA   USA
I worked on updating my records of receipts and photos for the cars logbook including some before and after shots

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Safari Jim C
New Orleans, LA, USA   USA
I have been trying to get around to that for 40 years.



Thanks Jim

1957 TR3
1958 MGA
1976 TR6
1963 Austin Healey BJ7
1967 Mustang GTA
2005 Lotus Elise
2013 MINI Roadster R59

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christopizza CHRIS S
YOUNGSVILLE, NC, USA   USA
1954 Triumph TR2 "Clarence"
1959 Triumph TR3 "Cheddar"
1963 Triumph TR4 "Photene"
1969 Triumph TR6    & more
I pulled the trans tunnel and gas tank out of my decrepit 59 Tr3. There was an od trans in there!



1954 TR2 long door "Clarence"
1963 TR4 German import "Photene"
1969 TR6 - needs a new home "Rusty"
1973 TR6 - needs paint - mechanicals completed "The Pig"



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Tobyallen Michael A
Maple Ridge, BC, Canada   CAN
Well I’ve been up since 5:30 this morning checking out, and contributing my two cents worth in forum topics. So much great info, so many great people! Randall must be a man of leisure, as I can almost count on his speedy replies to any of my queries.Sure do appreciate it!!! Today it’s going to be sunny and high of 43 Fahrenheit. Had battery tender on battery and fully charged. So...... take the top off, I bundle up, wear my new gloves , toque on, and off for a good cruise!!! I feel very fortunate I have the “illusion “ of a functioning heater. The sound of the blower fan is reassuring that I have a reasonable chance of holding off any frostbite issues.Im excited, can’t wait!!!

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JGug1 Silver Member James Guglielmino
Mission, KS, USA   USA
Ahhhh, progress. The head is on the engine, properly torqued and all the needed parts are either arrived or ordered. I am waiting for word that my upgraded TR4 transmission is ready to be shipped.


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brucejon Gold Member Bruce Jones
Santa Cruz, CA, USA   USA
1960 Triumph TR3A
1963 Triumph TR3B "Tupperware TR3"
1969 Triumph Spitfire MkIII
1972 Triumph TR6
Got the drivers side rear suspension done!!!

New bushings, spring disassembled, derusted, lubriplated, shock flushed and filled, new link arm, and some paint

Passenger side ready to assemble when I get back to it.



60 TR3A (red), 62 TR3B project, 72 TR6, 69 Mk3 Spitfire EU setup
https://spitfiremk3.wordpress.com


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JGug1 Silver Member James Guglielmino
Mission, KS, USA   USA
I said that all the parts had been ordered. I was wrong. My rocker arms were pitted. New rockers cost something under $300. Roller rockers cost something over $1000. Guess which I had my shop order. There was ONE set in stock. I didn't wait. I worked the mechanisms on the shop table. The difference in amount of friction is palpable. I think I'm in love.


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ken qv Gold Member ken roberson
tampa, FL, USA   USA
JGug1.. tell me about this “upgraded tr4 trans” please.. full synchro? 5 speed? Cost/supplier?
Did you consider a conversion kit?

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JGug1 Silver Member James Guglielmino
Mission, KS, USA   USA
Full syncro but with some modern upgrades. I ran into someone, I think here, when I was asking about getting a TR4 transmission for my TR3. (My engine and transmission are out. I cannot see putting in a TR3 transmission in that is not syncro in all 4 forward gears. He has developed some upgrades that look good. My restoration guy was impressed. I can get you his name but I don't have the transmission yet, though it is supposed to be done shortly, so you may want to wait. Cost is about $2000. It isn't cheap but his comment was that he really doesn't make much on them.
Tell me about "conversion kits," if you would. I don't know about them.
As far as a 5 speed, I have considered that option but I like the 4 speed with overdrive. The gears are better on the highway. There should be a discussion about that somewhere here.



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brucejon Gold Member Bruce Jones
Santa Cruz, CA, USA   USA
1960 Triumph TR3A
1963 Triumph TR3B "Tupperware TR3"
1969 Triumph Spitfire MkIII
1972 Triumph TR6
Finished rebuilding the passenger side rear suspension. Was a lot easier than the driver's side, which fought me getting the front spring bolt in...



60 TR3A (red), 62 TR3B project, 72 TR6, 69 Mk3 Spitfire EU setup
https://spitfiremk3.wordpress.com


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brucejon Gold Member Bruce Jones
Santa Cruz, CA, USA   USA
1960 Triumph TR3A
1963 Triumph TR3B "Tupperware TR3"
1969 Triumph Spitfire MkIII
1972 Triumph TR6
With the help of my newly purple haired older daughter we got the brakes filled with DOT5 and bled for the first time after redoing all the brakes, hydraulics. Though we had several loose connections that leaked, the purple hair was not the result of those leaks.

I did have to prime the master cylinder to get things moving.

Something very satisfying about having the brakes actually working, rather than just a pretty assemblage of new and refreshed parts.



60 TR3A (red), 62 TR3B project, 72 TR6, 69 Mk3 Spitfire EU setup
https://spitfiremk3.wordpress.com



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