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swift6
08-29-2006, 05:02 PM
Okay, now people are sending me pics to post for them. That's cool. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

So here is another one.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i36/sloseke/tra20000001.jpg

and a little helper photo...
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i36/sloseke/tra20000002.jpg

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Banjo
08-29-2006, 08:44 PM
Triumph 1800?

swift6
08-29-2006, 11:09 PM
nope keep going /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

R6MGS
08-29-2006, 11:14 PM
Pre War MG saloon?

Banjo
08-30-2006, 06:35 AM
Auggg.. that's the Standard Vanguard motor. same as was in TR2-3-4, but the chassis is definatly not TR...
Am I being stupid.. Is it a Standard Vanguard?
this is fun

Harry_Ward
08-30-2006, 09:29 AM
Looks like a MG TC or earlier with a five speed conversion kit missing the front springs and some type of Positive Crank Vent system fitted to the top of the engine?

Other than that I've no clue!

swift6
08-30-2006, 09:36 AM
cooler....warmer...cooler... This is sort of fun, building suspense and all. I'll reveal later today so keep 'em coming. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif

tony barnhill
08-30-2006, 09:41 AM
No kind of MG that I recognize...

ecurie_ecosse
08-30-2006, 09:53 AM
Triumph Mayflower.

Stuart. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cheers.gif

Harry_Ward
08-30-2006, 10:11 AM
Might as well cover some more bases and say Triumph 10? Obviously no idea what I'm looking at.

Roger
08-30-2006, 11:47 AM
Column Change, Vanguard engine. Tube Chassis. Triumph Roadster or Renown, maybe? Though I think the later-engined Roadsters had a presed-steel chassis frame.

Banjo
08-30-2006, 07:11 PM
Triumph 2000? ... no way it's a TRX chassis is it?

kennypinkerton
08-30-2006, 07:36 PM
All these chassis games are over my head. I work better with bodies (pun intended /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif) and grilles.

LeeMcKee
08-30-2006, 09:15 PM
My guess is a Triumph SX Alpine - See photo

swift6
08-30-2006, 09:42 PM
As was told to me... 1949 TRA 2000

apbos
08-30-2006, 10:01 PM
1949 Triumph 2000 Roadster (TRA) shown at the 2006 TRC rally. It belongs to David Robinson of Luton UK and is the poster child for restoration of the chassis and motor. Powered by the Standard Vanguard motor only for the 2000 model. The 1946-1948 TRD 1800 roadsters were powered by 1776cc motor supplied by Jaguar. The frames are nearly the same, but were beefed up for the 1949 model. Great guesses! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Triumph_1800_roadster_FR.jpg

Paul
TRA 1846 & TRD 1293
P.S. I knew if I posted the picts it would not have been a challenge. Thanks Shawn! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cheers.gif

swift6
08-30-2006, 11:45 PM
Glad to be of help, this is fun.

Kenny, keep your chin up keep looking at the frames. It might help you get lucky with a barn find some day. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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Roger
08-31-2006, 02:55 PM
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As was told to me... 1949 TRA 2000

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. . otherwise known as the Roadster 2000

Banjo
08-31-2006, 08:08 PM
Ha ha! got it in just under wire!! a guess of course.
My first guess was the 1800, which was close, but wrong. and that threw me off. I don't know enough about pre-TR Triumphs without research, that I missed that the 1800 had the Flying Standard engine, where the 2000 got the Standard Vanguard engine. Otherwise the chassis were quite similar, from what I read.
Thanks for the brain excercise.

tony barnhill
08-31-2006, 08:11 PM
I guessed right when I said it wasn't an MG! hehehehehe

Banjo
08-31-2006, 08:29 PM
[ QUOTE ]
I guessed right when I said it wasn't an MG! hehehehehe

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I would have been disappointed if it was an MG and you diden't get it /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
instantly /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif

swift6
08-31-2006, 09:21 PM
[ QUOTE ]
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As was told to me... 1949 TRA 2000

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. . otherwise known as the Roadster 2000

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Oh yeah, there are non Triumph freaks out there as well. I keep forgetting that its not common knowledge that a TRA 2000 is a Triumph Roadster 2000. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif

jlaird
09-01-2006, 07:02 AM
Heh, I guessed correctly as well when I decided I had no clue.