Member Page: Jim Harris
Member ID: cobrapatrolStatus: Gold Member
Quartz Hill, CA, USA
Member Since: 2014-05-25
Home Site: The Triumph Experience
Last Login: 2018-05-22 20:11
Forum Activity: 2018-05-22 20:11
Forum Posts: 90
I've lived in the southern and central coast of California most of my life. I currently own a 1969 TR6 and a 1977 Spitfire 1500 basket case. I have previously owned a 1964 Spitfire 4, a 1962 TR4, a Herald, and a 1970 GT6+.
I'm a new member of the Central Coast British Car Club.
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1969 Triumph TR6
Member Journal – Jim Harris's Journal
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Posted on: Saturday May 19, 2018
I'm not new to Mustangs and I seem to oscillate back and forth between Mustangs and TRs. But my latest is a brand new 2018 5.0 GT. I was looking for something for some longer trips and daily driving but I think I got a little carried away. The Mustang has performance that is at least equivalent to my Boss 302 track car. But it is comfortable to drive and Ann likes it too. She volunteered to sell her Scion FR-S and now is willing to take the Mustang to work occasionally!
Posted on: Monday May 7, 2018
Yesterday Dave and I took the Mustang to Buttonwillow Raceway to the VARA British Extravaganza race. We arrived in time to get situated and watch the British cars make their way to the grid. It was an exciting race that was won by a Lotus Elan 1600 twincam. Not far off the lead were a Lotus Super 7 and the Kastner-Brophy Triumph Vitesse CandyBox having their own race. But the most fun I had on the day was having a long chat with John Kerr, owner/driver of the 1932 Schofield-Miller Ford. His...
Posted on: Monday April 23, 2018
At long last I was able to put my TR into a real car show, the Queen's English show in Woodley Park, Van Nuys. The previous two days were spent stretching the top onto the frame with help from my friend Dave and the 80+ temperatures and sunshine. I was pretty pleased with the result! I never imagined how cozy my TR would feel with the top up and side glass properly sealed. The 58 mile trip down Sunday on the freeway was serene with the six purring and the suspension supple over the sometimes...
Posted on: Thursday March 22, 2018
In California we are in need of rain and snow in the Sierra Nevada. We have had a gentle soaking rain over the past few days so I hope the other extreme, mud slides in our areas that have fire damage, do not suffer. But since I have not had warm enough weather to stretch my new top into place I have not driven the TR much. I did get to try out the windscreen wipers and they proved satisfactory. Shortly before the rain started I did take and enjoyable cruise around town, picking up some poi...
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