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Cruising In First

Wes Gray   Gold Member USA — Posted on The Triumph Experience
Friday May 4, 2018 8:58 AM



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Bumper Overriders 1974 Tr6

Wes Gray   Gold Member USA — Posted on The Triumph Experience
Wednesday April 4, 2018 12:12 PM



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Car Condition

Wes Gray   Gold Member USA — Posted on The Triumph Experience
Sunday March 4, 2018 10:15 PM



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2018-03-04 22:16:08 # 48851
Comment by Wes Gray
oh not prepared picts yet, just another white car and black top...

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New Gearbox Oil, New Leak

Wes Gray   Gold Member USA — Posted on The Triumph Experience
Monday February 19, 2018 9:41 PM



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2018-02-25 12:11:53 # 48716
Comment by Tony M
Wes, your mechanic was vague, so I wonder if he is aware of the Yellow metal compatability problems with our cars and common modern gear oils?I suspect the leak is just an overfill. Tony.
2018-02-25 20:43:35 # 48727
Comment by Wes Gray
he is a good fellow, old school to a point, but doubt he worries the fine points, yellow metal and all, as I did not until finding this forum andthe knowledge offered by yourself and the otherlike minded people. I might just get machine warmed up good and ready and drain and go through the ordeal myself... it is not so bad. My clutch just failed, ...ha ha... after all recent discussion. I am resonably certain it is the master cylinder...the pedal just suddenly went soft...after I entered driveway...(wheew)... I'll know more in a few days..mmm mmm mmm...Many years ago... to "flush gearbox" I drained and then filled/added Berryman B12...to dilute the gearbox oil as best I could think...(sounds crazy, but did not actually drive the car...) then drained and refilled with proper oil...(this is like 35 years ago...) wondering to do the same to be sure ridding this mechanics oil before adding mine (Millers classic 80-90 GL4, (Moss)...I would have to be careful asking the mechanic about GL4/GL5 etc etc... he'd prob

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Replacement Carbon Cannister

Wes Gray   Gold Member USA — Posted on The Triumph Experience
Sunday December 31, 2017 5:34 PM



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2018-01-01 15:56:39 # 47383
Comment by Wayne Tate
Wes, sorry you are having to keep that junk on your car. Lucky us in NC, over 35 no inspection.If it gets above freezing tomorrow, I'll check to see if one is in the garage.Wayne
2018-01-02 01:18:04 # 47406
Comment by Wes Gray
if you are saying you might have an "originsl" coopers canister, three inlet at top preferred, I'd be interested buying from you.I hear you when you say this junk on cars... but I prefer to think of it as all part of an elegant system...and when it all functions properly... fine...I took machine out yesterday morning... top up, then top down, two different machines, each good... top down though...!! no extraneous distract noises... Lucky I live here mid norther california in terms of driving weather... nothing going on... The reputed TR6 exhaust sound... mine, top down, good state of tune... a Falcon SSsteel exhaust system from TRF nearly 30 years ago ... the exhaust note "sings"...getting tothis nice state of affairs has been both expensive and painful (in the heart) at times... let me know of you are considering a carbon canister, or other offered parts...Thanks Wayne,regardezWes
2018-01-02 07:40:40 # 47412
Comment by Marc Botzin
These are available on ebay for under $20. Just be sure to get the earlier model from Coopers that is serviceable. They tend to look nasty but should clean up fairly well.
2018-01-02 09:12:47 # 47415
Comment by Wayne Tate
Wes, I found the one I was thinking about, but if you can get one for under $20, then that is the way to go.Mine is the original Coopers and screw off bottom, but I see them on Ebay, some complete and a lot closer to you, so I understand..Wayne
2018-01-02 10:50:17 # 47419
Comment by Vance Navarrette
I agree, the screw off bottom allows you to replace the carbon inside with aquarium charcoal. Much better solution than buying a replacement made of recycled pop bottles. I did this on my TR6, and it worked great. Also, you can pick up used ones from eBay, or these guys: www.britishautoworks.com. NFI.

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Cars In England

Wes Gray   Gold Member USA — Posted on The Triumph Experience
Wednesday December 13, 2017 6:12 AM



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2017-12-16 05:04:31 # 46964
Comment by Tony Cameron
Hi Wes, interesting comments about the state of our roads. You must have been on a high profile stretch because our automotive fixers are making fortunes now replacing suspension struts and road springs such are the state of out pot-holed risen highways. That aside I guess the reason you didn't see too much evidence of our classics is primarily due to the time of year. We fight the threat of snow and ice on our roads, with lashings of salt, a killer of most vehicles but certainly those of the older vintage. However be assured that we have lots of oldies and a huge classic and vintage car following in UK, but at this time of year they are mostly tucked up in winter hibernation awaiting the dawn of spring, which thankfully is just around the corner. Come back and see us then and you can be assured of a glimpse of those gorgeous Healeys, Jaguars, Alvis, oh and of course Triumphs. Let me know if you want a guided tour!TonyC1972 Triumph TR6 in good nick ' cos it came from California - no salt!
2017-12-16 11:41:35 # 46974
Comment by Wes Gray
when you reclaim cars from usa, do you leave the LHD in place?All stuff you'd have to redo...I was actually sure theres much to see in "old" motors, but the I was just in the wrong area...the weather was fine entire tour, rain just one day,in Glasgow...I know as Paris is not France, also Londre is not England, in thousand ways....but London is for aVisitor a treasure.... next time I visit, less of an agenda, more freetime, and get to the north, south, east, west... and doing more to seek outthe classic machines.regardez, wes
2017-12-16 16:52:43 # 46982
Comment by David P
I'd venture a guess that it's not an emissions thing necessarily but a weather thing. Here in the Northeast US you rarely see "old" cars except in the summer (or at shows.) In CA (or the south) it's much more common (IMHO.)
2017-12-16 17:59:12 # 46983
Comment by Wes Gray
yes, in retrospect i agree regards weather, and motoring over there is not inexpensive, so they also dont jump into ther vehicle to drive without purpose as much as we might... by that i mean, i take mine out a couple times a weel, totalling maybe 50 miles per week...for no purpose than toenjoy the machine, and keep its circulatory system happy. and weather yes, it is december 16 here on san francisco peninsula, sky is blue, 62 degrees F at near 1600 hours... the drought is rumored to be reasserting... your mature English motorcar would be hard pressed to find a puddle around here... the daily fog has been held at bay for many weeks...I understand 12/14-15 in the north east and NYC, Boston, Snow... mmm, doesnt seem fair. nd i rcall from years prior in the UK, very unsettled weather at any time.
2017-12-16 18:33:34 # 46984
Comment by Tony M
It's been 37 years since I lived in London and much has changed, the say the city changes every 7 years. There is an 11.50 per day congestion charge for cars entering London, plus, you will have to find somewhere to park it!The Brits do not discourage old cars, in fact pre 77 cars are exempt from Road Tax (it used to be called a Road fund licence, but a tax is a tax)
2017-12-22 10:17:31 # 47140
Comment by daz white
Whoever designed the spitfire soft top really didn't allow for our generally " fantastic" weather...rust never sleeps as a Canadian once said

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