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    TR3A Owner

    First, I must say I have found ‘great’ information in these forums that have helped me get through a few projects (latest being replacement of the windscreen weather strip).
    This is a great community. Thank you.

    I’ve been a TR3 owner since I was 13 years old. My first ’59 TR3A was a gift from my father… He purchased a wrecked TR3 (for a screaming deal) and thought it would be a good way for me to appreciate car ownership. It worked…40 years later it is still in my possession. It took me 4 years to get the car on the road and enjoyed it as a daily driver through high school and a couple years of college. Unfortunately a couple of accidents put it on blocks for 30 years. It is now a periodic restoration project.

    New addition to the family: I purchased a '62 TR3A this year thinking it was fully driveable and I could start enjoying weekend drives with my wife. Well, I should have known better having lived a Triumph lifestyle already… It had a cracked crank, shot bearings, worn oil pump and a few other items that needed to be rebuilt. At least the body is in great shape . I hope to get the engine back in place over the next couple of weeks and have it back on the road in September (fingers crossed).

    Cheers!

    Mike in California

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    Re: TR3A Owner

    Hiya Mike, welcome to the asylum!

    Are you familiar with Triumph Travelers and Triumphest? I probably can't make it this year, but it should be a great event and TT is hosting.

    http://www.triumphest.org/about.php
    Randall
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    Re: TR3A Owner

    Welcome to the BCF Mike,

    You already know about the great Triumph forum here, but hopefully we will find you from time to time in one of the member groups where other hobbies can be discussed, or in a discussion at the Pub.

    Please post photos of your cars for the appreciation of our membership.

    And good luck getting the '62 on the road next month.
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    Re: TR3A Owner

    Hello Mike

    Welcome to the forum.

    Congratulations on being a 2 TR3 owner. Did you do the engine work yourself or did you farm it out?

    Post some photos of your TRs

    David
    TR3A TS75524L

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