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07-30-2006, 01:53 PM
Iím a recently (2+ Yrs ago) retired SoCal guy who got a TR3 to restore about 3 years ago, and itís sooo close to being finished Ė a few weeks away. It was supposed to be a 1959 car (TS52897L) but my guess is that only the body sheet metal is 1959. I expect most of the other parts are TR2 or early TR3 (engine number TS 7131 E, one piece steering column, banjo connectors on the SU float chambers, pre TS13045 Lockheed brake system, etc.) I did about 95% of the restoration myself and learned a few things along the way Ė enough to be dangerous compared to some to the TR people Iíve met of the past few years.

Iím also the web guy for our local Triumph club, Triumph Register of Southern California - https://www.socaltriumphs.org/DesktopDefault.aspx
We are proud to be hosting the 25th annual Triumphest Ė Triumphest 2006, in the beautiful California Central Coastís Santa Ynez Valley, October 19-22, 2006. Info is on the web site. Come join us for a great week of Triumph and British car fun.

Mike French

tony barnhill
07-30-2006, 02:07 PM
Looking forward to lots of input on your restoration over on trhe triumph Forum.

07-30-2006, 04:58 PM
Nice website (love the old Fergie tractor on your site).

08-02-2006, 09:43 PM
Welcome to the group, Mike! Be sure you click the "Car Clubs" link in the main upper navigation menu and add your club's site to our database (if it's not already there).


Simon TR4a
08-03-2006, 09:25 AM
Hi Mike, and welcome!

I am very near finishing a 2 year rebuild of my TR4a, so we may be able to compare notes on the experience when we're both done.
I always envy you California guys the combination of weather and great driving roads you have access to; I am sure you'll have a wonderful time!
Happy trails, Simon.

08-07-2006, 11:32 PM
Hi Mike, I think I've met you in person, either at one of the car shows or at the Malibu Holiday Drives I put on. Welcome!