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Tinster
11-15-2008, 09:03 AM
Here's a great way to get around in ice and snow.
ANders should purchase one for up there Norway-ville.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoZrqTbW_zg

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kodanja
11-15-2008, 09:10 AM
Only in Amelaca!

Silverghost
11-15-2008, 09:12 AM
When asked "Why?", they said "Because...."! :smile:

GBRandy
11-15-2008, 09:26 AM
Excellent.

Dale
11-15-2008, 07:48 PM
Those are some wild wire wheels!

martx-5
11-15-2008, 08:12 PM
I don't know, I wasn't so impressed...

I think this is much more impressive... (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl2enr3pN-o) :laugh:

Andrew Mace
11-15-2008, 10:38 PM
...or perhaps a more traditional approach (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9CgOhj0HP0)!

Tomster
11-19-2008, 03:13 PM
# two looks like the average winter commute in Edmonton (When we have snow)

Brooklands
11-19-2008, 06:06 PM
And I found this winter exploration vehicle in Pioneer Park in Fairbanks AK this summer.

2wrench
11-19-2008, 07:38 PM
Yeah, but Dale, is it a fuel efficient vehicle?

prb51
11-19-2008, 08:54 PM
Dave,
Flash Gordon would look right on that.

prb51
11-20-2008, 04:12 PM
Nope, best time of the year weather wise. Some shots from my hill climb today (Yarnell hill...from my house at 2600 ft to the hill top 5000 ft.)

https://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc138/prb51/DSC01219.jpg
https://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc138/prb51/DSC01220.jpg
https://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc138/prb51/DSC01221.jpg

martx-5
11-20-2008, 04:16 PM
It looks like you have an original set of aeroscreens on there, except for the brackets. The last set of those I saw go off on e-bay was for mega bucks! :eeek:

angelfj1
11-20-2008, 05:08 PM
<span style="font-style: italic"><span style="font-weight: bold">"It looks like you have an original set of aeroscreens on there"</span></span>

Art: Very nice screens, but not original TR issue. The TR aero screens have no stampings or other imbellishments on any part of the screen surround or brackets. But, these are very nice. I'd love to see the rest of the car, too. :yesnod:

prb51
11-20-2008, 07:47 PM
Art,
I wish they were but they are the normal Brooklands. I purchased a thin strip of alloy (ace hardware) and sandwiched some old lower windscreen sealing rubber in place.
It does make a great dif with the wind and has a nice look.

https://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc138/prb51/DSC01224.jpg

AweMan
11-20-2008, 07:55 PM
Dale:
My Tr has been in the garage so long the tires have taken root to the cement floor :lol:
Beside being severely dry rotted!
Someday though ............... hopefully soon!

martx-5
11-21-2008, 07:52 AM
Art,
I wish they were but they are the normal Brooklands. I purchased a thin strip of alloy (ace hardware) and sandwiched some old lower windscreen sealing rubber in place.
It does make a great dif with the wind and has a nice look.

https://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc138/prb51/DSC01224.jpg

It was the sealing rubber on the bottom that got me thinking they might be original. That's a good idea what you did, I may just do that with mine. :cheers:

prb51
11-21-2008, 09:23 AM
Art,
Use a dremel to drill slowly as the glass isn't to far under the frame. Takes all of 20 minutes.

TRnorwegian
11-26-2008, 04:30 PM
Hi Dale,

Tthe car in your clip seemed actually useless for nprwegian conditions due to it's narrow wheel dimensions.
I enclose a clip from here, displaying the kind of conditions we sometimes face, but of course with TRs we try to stay clear of snow this deep on a daily basis. Or at least don't ride top down when snow is falling heavily.
But truthfully, our summers are really nice, and the winters are mostly OK, but there are some tricks that come in handy:
- Rust proofing the underneath is not a bad idea.
- Winter tyres with studs are a "must" from November to April.
- Stacking some heavy sand bags in the trunk gives the car better traction when climbing icy hills.
- If the front is sliding out in corners, use the hand break to obtain the needed angle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_-pNkZurqA&amp;NR=1

Anders


Here's a great way to get around in ice and snow.
ANders should purchase one for up there Norway-ville.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoZrqTbW_zg

d

prb51
11-26-2008, 05:09 PM
Looks like the US North country.
My unit jumped into Sandefjord in 1978 and we conducted joint operations in the area.
They allowed us downtown (small town) in our fatiques and the locals were really wonderful and hospitable.
I really enjoyed my visit to Norway.
It was summer/fall and the weather was fine thanks.

brent615
11-26-2008, 09:52 PM
Forecast for Nashville: 60 degrees and clear for Thanksgiving day.

My plan: Hide as many Thanksgiving dinner trimmings as I can without the wife becoming suspsicous, then wait for the "Honey, I need you to run to the store for....". Knowing that finding an open store will be difficult on Thanksgiving day, I'll have at least 30 minutes per run in the six! I'll hide things in the garage so I won't have to come back empty handed. I think its a wash with her bringing new clothes into the house one item at a time so they blend in and I don't notice until weeks or months later

The wife is much sharper than I in this respect. If I get one ride out of it I will be very pleased with myself.

“The art of using moderate abilities to advantage often brings greater results than actual brilliance.”

TRnorwegian
11-26-2008, 10:20 PM
Looks like the US North country.
My unit jumped into Sandefjord in 1978 and we conducted joint operations in the area.
They allowed us downtown (small town) in our fatiques and the locals were really wonderful and hospitable.
I really enjoyed my visit to Norway.
It was summer/fall and the weather was fine thanks.

Well, prb51, Norway's a very small country, and you cannot go undetected here. Your downtown escapade mid-week in 1978 is still on everybody's lips. Seems your unit (paratroopers?) went dancing at "Tre lykter" in the ground floor at the local Park Hotel, and met up with the locals. Slow evening otherwise. You a sergeant major then, or was that one of your buddies? Anyway, especially Anne was quite fascinated and taken by your machos, warm greetings from her (she's out of politics now). She's still waiting for you guys to return.
Made it back to base at Torp OK? Hangovers as severe as the locals expected?

Anders

https://www.rica.no/index.cfm?oa=hotel.display&amp;con=529

BugEyeBear
11-26-2008, 10:24 PM
...I think its a wash with her bringing new clothes into the house one item at a time so they blend in and I don't notice until weeks or months later :smile:....

Lucy used to do this so that Ricky didn't know that she bought new clothes... She'd buy things, hang them in the back of the closet, then when she wore them for the 1st time and Ricky said, "Lewcie! Is That a New Dress?!?" She'd reply, "Oh, THIS Old Thing? It's been in the closet for months!!"

...Women...

prb51
11-26-2008, 11:02 PM
Just a Staff Sergeant (509th Airborne Bn Combat Tm) at the time but did do some dancing. Lovely girls, and I do remember that well, and made it back to camp fine but with the hangover you mentioned.
I was amazed that just about everyone spoke English....except this one elderly Gentleman that came to our table with some drinks he'd ordered...He stood very straight and spoke a short speech, I understood only a few words...Churchill, Rosevelt, and Hitler.
The ladies we were with told us he was thanking us for America's part in WW2 and he was proud to have American soldiers in his country.
I've never forgotten that elderly gentleman nor his demeanor.
I'd love to visit again.

TRnorwegian
11-27-2008, 07:42 AM
Just a Staff Sergeant (509th Airborne Bn Combat Tm) at the time but did do some dancing. Lovely girls, and I do remember that well, and made it back to camp fine but with the hangover you mentioned.
I was amazed that just about everyone spoke English....except this one elderly Gentleman that came to our table with some drinks he'd ordered...He stood very straight and spoke a short speech, I understood only a few words...Churchill, Rosevelt, and Hitler.
The ladies we were with told us he was thanking us for America's part in WW2 and he was proud to have American soldiers in his country.
I've never forgotten that elderly gentleman nor his demeanor.
I'd love to visit again.

Glad you enjoyed yourself. As to the language, being such a tiny country populationwise, one has to open up to the world outside. And we got quite anglofied in the aftermath of WW2, both from fighting on the same side as well as the Marshall aid in the years thereafter. And the old man was right with regards to American soldiers being appreciated.
Your evening in Sandefjord must have been in connection with the multilateral NATO-maneuver that fall. And if you came up against our own soldiers, I hope they stood their ground :-) BTW, I'm not kidding you with regards to Anne. If you were appr. 10 "green berets" dancing in Sandefjord a slow monday evening in 1978, you did not go unnoticed.

You're highly welcome should you visit again. We have quite a few old Triumphs over here.

Anders

prb51
11-27-2008, 01:47 PM
Wasn't my outfit. I was in the Airborne Infantry at the time (Vicenza, Italy) and the Special Forces guys would have been from 10th SF Group from Bad Tolz Germany.
I qualified for SF later and spent all of my time in 5th SF Group (oriented to the Mid East and horn of Africa) so never got back to Europe again after the transfer.
Tell Anne that I'm sure the SF guys remember her too.
Europe was such a great place to be stationed and I loved my time visiting/working in so many different countries.
Thanks for the invite Anders, your comments have brought back many wonderful memories.
Email me if you ever visit Arizona, we'll 'cowboy up'.

Pat

TRnorwegian
11-27-2008, 08:35 PM
Will do. Would be nice to see tour TR3 as well. Anders

prb51
11-28-2008, 08:15 PM
Anders,
My car and my good horse Pete.

https://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc138/prb51/MomvisitCars005.jpg
https://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc138/prb51/housecar008.jpg

Brosky
11-28-2008, 09:54 PM
Now that is a sweet looking Triumph.