Registry: 1957 Triumph TR3

Dick Vinal's 1957 Triumph TR3 – “Ruby”
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I recently completed a 2nd restoration, the first being done in Canada in 1991.The body shell had been zinc-plated and the frame double epoxy painted. All fasteners are S.S. throughout. All new leather interior, hardtop has new rear window and headliner, new vinyl soft top and tonneau. Chrome spoke wheels with new Bridgestone hi-speed tires. Lucas driving lights and Bosch horns and a chrome luggage rack. Side and sun visers were also added.

The engine has 87mm Vonolia performance pistons with Deve rings, over sized stainless valves with lighten lifters and 4130 aluminum pushrods, a Isky cam with harden valve seats.Mallory Unilite electronic distributor, alternator, ceramic coated headers with a Monza exhaust system.The engine has also been completely balanced. The engine is cooled with a Hayden electric fan and has a new wiring harness.

Vehicle Information

Owner: Dick Vinal   [redoakboo]
Location: Clermont, , FL, USA USA
Status: Running

Model Year:1957
Build Date:1957-08-14
Original Colour:Pearl White
Current Colour:Signal red
Odometer:6,700 miles
Body Code:977045
Engine Type:2.2L 4 cyl
Transmission:4 speed overdrive
Last Updated:2015-07-31 08:36:10


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Member Comments on Registry: 1957 Triumph TR3   ↵
Rated 9.6 out of 10 based on 5 ratings
2013-11-13 17:50:33 # 12860
Comment by Jim Harold
Rating: 9/10
Dick, I love the color red on a TR3 it looks like it should be faster than other colors. You are so fortunate to live in a warm climate and be able to drive any time of the year! Thanks, Jim Harold
2015-05-21 11:03:05 # 26135
Comment by Heinrich Koncki
Rating: 9/10
Hi Dick, I like to return your compliments on my 2 Pretty nice car you have here, Red is a great color on the side screens.Imposing electrics you have! Are those relays for the headlights?Did the same on my 2 but hided them behind the headlights.Your driver-side door needs adjustment.
2015-05-21 14:10:25 # 26139
Comment by Dick Vinal
Heinrich,Funny you should comment on my electrical panel. When I got the car three years ago, it had been set up for racing; roll bar, webers, mecca oiling system and a eldebrock water injection system. I went back to SU's and removed all the other things that leaked like a sieve. I reduced 1/2 the wires so new pic's it doesn't look so cluttered. It does have a Mallory ignition system and has been converted to an alternator. Before I had it re-painted, I discovered that at least two screws were missing from all four door hinges; they now fit well.Like yours, it has re-jetted H6 SU's, 87 mm pistons and larger valves, Isky cam, alum flywheel, ceramic coated headers, a Monza exhaust system and the engine has been balanced.

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2015-07-31 08:36:10

Changes from 2015-07-31 08:36:10 to previous 2015-07-30 23:35:36
Body Code added   977045
Engine Type added   2.2L 4 cyl

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Aug 15, 2012 Dick Vinal  USA Added to Registry (ID 18986)

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