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TR3driver Randall Y
Confusion, Los Angeles, USA   USA
In reply to # 1602048 by yellow tr3 Ken
5 speed full syncro trans are utilizing the Toyota W58 units.
Herman V was selling full conversions until he passed last year.
i think there is a company called eagle maybe that has taken up the slack. i hear they are in the 2500/3000 range.
Last I heard, Eaglegate was out of that business as well. But Moss Motors has taken over selling Herman van den Akker's conversion.
https://mossmotors.com/triumph-tr2-3-4/clutch-gearbox-drivetrain/gearbox-driveshaft/hvda-5-speed-conversions



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

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MGB777 Tim Smith
Oregon, IL, USA   USA
1952 MG TD "The "Abbey"
1960 Triumph TR3A "Patch's"
1966 Triumph TR4A
1975 MG Midget 1500 "Little Bro"    & more
I just did some looking around and found another britsih car forum and found this ,, some guy by the name of Mark C. in Kansas says he bought all the blueprints from the former eaglegate Co. … Marks phone number is 785-234-2005 the post was from back in 2015 I believe.

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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
Soaked the engine in degreaser last night.

put plastic bags around the intake and dizzy. Power wash followed by leaf blower dry and 3 cans of brake cleaner. Warm sunny day in NC. finishing drying in the sun (for a change).



1954 TR2 long door "Clarence"
1963 TR4 German import "Photene"
1969 TR6 - needs front frame repair; floor boards, lots of love "Rusty"
1973 TR6 - Mechanically ready - all demons exorcised - back to it's name when I bought her - "6-pack"
1959 TR3 - would have been a poor parts car 15 years ago... "Cheddar Cheese"
1959 TR3 - In boxes, Body shell in two pieces (different cars), frame stripped.... "Jane Doe"

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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
I decided to try annealing as I was putting the filter head back together and didnt want to go get new washers, mess with the hole size. I waited till the wife went shopping.



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


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Tkstruck01 Silver Member Tom Struckmeyer
Chapel Hill, NC, USA   USA
Heater core apart gauges packed and ready to ship emailed Dave Crane at Dave's place about frame and body work...

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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
Continued on the tear down with some friends. got the rear fenders removed with only a few bolts to cut. Working through strategy to address rust.

We heated the cage nuts to red hot and after cooled put more pb blaster on them. Most came out easily.



1954 TR2 long door "Clarence"
1963 TR4 German import "Photene"
1969 TR6 - needs front frame repair; floor boards, lots of love "Rusty"
1973 TR6 - Mechanically ready - all demons exorcised - back to it's name when I bought her - "6-pack"
1959 TR3 - would have been a poor parts car 15 years ago... "Cheddar Cheese"
1959 TR3 - In boxes, Body shell in two pieces (different cars), frame stripped.... "Jane Doe"



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JGug1 Silver Member James Guglielmino
Mission, KS, USA   USA
Fender beading going on. Tedious work. I held the flashlight for a while. Seemed that the holes matched pretty well but I couldn't stay for too long.
Transmission is scheduled to arrive this coming Tuesday. I don't know how much longer but it is getting closer.
I need to get a new top and tonneau.
I suppose they should be tan. Then, I have to get my side curtains repaired. They are black but that can be changed.


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Tkstruck01 Silver Member Tom Struckmeyer
Chapel Hill, NC, USA   USA
A headlamp is a wonderful thing

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S2000 Silver Member Jay S
Raleigh, NC, USA   USA
Exploring the switch/gauge wiring! Had a loose connection at the wiper switch.


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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
That looks like a science fair experiment! I love it.



1954 TR2 long door "Clarence"
1963 TR4 German import "Photene"
1969 TR6 - needs front frame repair; floor boards, lots of love "Rusty"
1973 TR6 - Mechanically ready - all demons exorcised - back to it's name when I bought her - "6-pack"
1959 TR3 - would have been a poor parts car 15 years ago... "Cheddar Cheese"
1959 TR3 - In boxes, Body shell in two pieces (different cars), frame stripped.... "Jane Doe"

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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
First week at new job, so not a ton of progress.

Installed a Bosch mini split and it works like a champ! Shop will be warm and cool as necessary.

Tools cleaned and put away.

Passengers side rocker opened up on the TR3.
Findings...Bob (TuffTR250) commented on what looked like oil soaked rags stuffed in the rusted rocker.... Upon further destruction, it revealed rags, cardboard, fiberglass, and CONCRETE!

Apparently, the DPO found concrete as an appropriate base filler material.

Good news is the inner rocker looks good. Oil soaked rags must've helped.

Never seen concrete in a TR....



1954 TR2 long door "Clarence"
1963 TR4 German import "Photene"
1969 TR6 - needs front frame repair; floor boards, lots of love "Rusty"
1973 TR6 - Mechanically ready - all demons exorcised - back to it's name when I bought her - "6-pack"
1959 TR3 - would have been a poor parts car 15 years ago... "Cheddar Cheese"
1959 TR3 - In boxes, Body shell in two pieces (different cars), frame stripped.... "Jane Doe"


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triumphrick Silver Member Rick Thompson
Masaryktown, FL, USA   USA
Seeing that wire nut makes me shudder...!!

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S2000 Silver Member Jay S
Raleigh, NC, USA   USA
Wire nuts will be "sorted"! This is my first behind the dash inspection.

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Safari Jim C
New Orleans, LA, USA   USA
A TR6 is worse. Good brass brush, contact cleaner, wiring diagram, connectors, good attitude, and think. Just did my TR6 dash, put all the gauges back in accept the Tach and Speedometer. The Fuel, and Temp gauges did not work, oh crap. Forgot about that pesky voltage regulator on back of the speedometer has to be connected.



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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S2000 Silver Member Jay S
Raleigh, NC, USA   USA
The wiring/ electrical always appears to be needlessly complicated for such "simple" cars. "Spaghetti Junction" in Atlanta comes to mind.

Best, Jay

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