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mrv8q
12-20-2008, 03:15 PM
39º this morning, but sunny. TR3 didn't want to start, but always does, eventually. Once warmed up, it loves the cold weather, must be the dense air:

https://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p52/mrv8q/IMG_0959.jpg

NickMorgan
12-20-2008, 03:43 PM
You lucky man. Wet, salty roads here!

Brooklands
12-20-2008, 03:50 PM
I love driving in the cold, sans top and curtains, but no more this winter. Roads are covered with salt after the ice storm yesterday, and more snow and freezing rain on the way. Fagin is safely in the shop until spring getting some more "adjustments" to make next year's driving even better.

Brosky
12-20-2008, 04:22 PM
15" of snow here and no relief until mid week with warmer temps. Into the 30's, I hope!

I just hooked up my new CTEK charger for my Optima battery. It's 16 degrees outside and tomorrow will be colder with more wind. Wind chills to be near zero all day.

Tinster
12-20-2008, 04:26 PM
80* today, sunny, puffy white clouds drifting overhead,
a nice ocean breeze.............

a perfect Truimph driving day.

d

sail
12-20-2008, 05:49 PM
39º this morning, but sunny. TR3 didn't want to start, but always does, eventually. Once warmed up, it loves the cold weather, must be the dense air:


envy, that looks great! 25 with 2-3 inches fresh snow here so went xc sking and then to waubeek (1 bar, no gas stations, 45 residents) for french cabbage stew. 10 below tomorrow morning with 35 mph winds. that’s ok, i have a bunch of reference material printed out, mainly from this forum, so sit inside with a 3 hole punch and a couple of binders and organize for when it get a little warmer in the shop.
go again tomorrow and post another pict for those of us inside. wind just came up so gotta go clean the new snow off before it gets cold.

Tinster
12-20-2008, 05:58 PM
Sail-

I forget - old age setting in I'm afraid.

Is Iowa a souther provence of Canada or was it
ceded to America during some past war or something?
I've worked in 46 states but never came across Iowa.
Is it near Nebraska? I was in Nebraska twice.

Does Iowa have things like cities? indoor pumbing? Phones?
Asphalt streets, schools with more than one classroom? etc.

AH Ha!! Now I remenber- Your grow corn!!
Gazillions of ton of corn. And yer womenfolk have creamy
white skin and tons of freckles.

Merry Christmas Sail!! Be safe, keep warm.

dale

sail
12-20-2008, 06:10 PM
Sail-

And yer womenfolk have creamy
white skin and tons of freckles.

dale

EVERYWHERE!

Brosky
12-20-2008, 06:33 PM
Just great! I just saw the weather and we're getting 4-6 inches more AND rain in between, so it will be impossible to shovel.

But it will be in the 50's by the end of the week.

BobbyD
12-20-2008, 07:50 PM
I got 8" of sun on my back deck. Paul....you got it way worse then we did. Tomorrow should be even more fun with snow, ice and rain. In my 61 years of living in snow country I had a first last night while snow blowing the driveway......Thunder and a bolt of lightning that made me jump..........and it was still snowing like crazy.

https://tr6.danielsonfamily.org/ForumImages/Snow.jpg

Brosky
12-20-2008, 08:35 PM
I wish that is all I had. I just shoveled mine early this afternoon and will have to try to clear it again before the rain packs it down. I have another 1-2 inches from this morning out there over the past six hours.

19_again
12-20-2008, 09:56 PM
New Hampshire. 10 inches overnight last night, 8-12 more tomorrow during the day, followed by teens and 40-50 mph wind. And we don't leave for Florida til end of january, but at least we have power, some still without with no date for power back.

tdskip
12-20-2008, 11:43 PM
Hey - great picks guys.

Kevin - good to see you working the TR3!

I've actually noticed that the cars feel stronger when is it cool (notice I didn't say <span style="font-weight: bold">cold</span> guys....) as well.

tdskip
12-20-2008, 11:44 PM
New Hampshire. 10 inches overnight last night, 8-12 more tomorrow during the day, followed by teens and 40-50 mph wind. And we don't leave for Florida til end of january, but at least we have power, some still without with no date for power back.

You need to crank up that hot tub ASAP.

TR3driver
12-21-2008, 12:03 AM
I've actually noticed that the cars feel stronger when is it cool (notice I didn't say <span style="font-weight: bold">cold</span> guys....) as well. Yup. Rough rule of thumb is 1% more power for each 10 degree F drop in intake air temp.

DNK
12-21-2008, 12:19 AM
This is all I have to say about this thread. And 4" on the ground this morning and a bunch dropping right now

https://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o316/donkelly23/DSCF4019.jpg

Brosky
12-21-2008, 12:30 AM
Someone get Al Gore on the line.......

Oops, never mind, it's snowing down south too.

sail
12-21-2008, 06:20 AM
New Hampshire. 10 inches overnight last night, 8-12 more tomorrow during the day, followed by teens and 40-50 mph wind. And we don't leave for Florida til end of january, but at least we have power, some still without with no date for power back.

Now there looks to be a happy camper. If you don't move it ought to be over your knees.

BobbyD
12-21-2008, 09:07 AM
Don.....6 degrees in Seattle is pretty rare, isn't it? But 52 degrees IN the house is COLD! Time to toss another log on the fire.

TRMark
12-21-2008, 10:00 AM
-8F this morning. High today of 6 and low tonight of -20F., thankfully no wind. Need to hear from the folks in Wisconsin, their weather always makes me feel better about living on the plains.

Brosky
12-21-2008, 10:37 AM
Now it's coming down big time here. Just like Friday night.

I HATE winter.

19_again
12-21-2008, 10:39 AM
Not happy. just resigned to it. As nasty as these storms can be we don't have any surprises like earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, or mudslides. Our storms take a week to get here and you can shovel it. The hot tub sits idle all summer, but this time of year we crank it up to 104, and count the stars and watch as orion's belt crosses the skyline. That having been said we spend the deepest part of the winter down at Ft. Myers Beach, we're resigned...not stupid.

Tinster
12-21-2008, 11:10 AM
Now it's coming down big time here. Just like Friday night.

I HATE winter.

https://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q101/TinsterTR6/snowTree.jpg

Brosky
12-21-2008, 11:18 AM
Ha-ha-ha............

Nice touch Dale.

Merry Christmas to you and Wendy as well.

PeterK
12-21-2008, 11:34 AM
6deg here in Maine this morning. The wood furnace was crankin' all night trying to keep up. Our forecast is for 12-18" more snow but we were lucky that the last storm fizzled out after just 3 inches. (sorry Paul - you got hit hard that time!)

But there are other benefits of living in the snow zone. This is my snow removal machine (mt wife was cleaning it off for me!). It's 23HP diesel 4WD will throw snow 80 feet with ease as I ride inside (but not heated, yet.) It makes the job of snow removal a little less painfull. For summers, I have a belly mower, front-end loader and rear backhoe.

19_again
12-21-2008, 11:44 AM
""For summers, I have a belly mower, front-end loader and rear backhoe.""

Aren't you forgetting something Peter?

Brosky
12-21-2008, 11:55 AM
Where's the cooler mounted?

BobbyD
12-21-2008, 12:16 PM
Now that is one sweet toy! So how long is your driveway and how big is your yard?

DNK
12-21-2008, 01:49 PM
Don.....6 degrees in Seattle is pretty rare, isn't it? But 52 degrees IN the house is COLD! Time to toss another log on the fire.

Bob-Been a few years since I had seen those kind of numbers. The inside temp was shown because I had just missed the bottoming out temp so I had to put it on memory setting to show the lowest temp. Don't remember the low inside temp. Must have been a recent night temp while I'm toasty in the bed with my office fireplace set to 60*.
Just dawned on me the thermo is in a garden window so the inside temp usually shows a little low.
Back Yard
https://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o316/donkelly23/DSCF4025.jpg
Front yard
https://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o316/donkelly23/DSCF4024.jpg

Brosky
12-21-2008, 02:16 PM
Great news!! It has now turned to sleet and freezing rain on top of the snow that fell today.

Just perfect for shoveling later on.

Tinster
12-21-2008, 02:40 PM
Great news!! It has now turned to sleet and freezing rain on top of the snow that fell today.

Just perfect for shoveling later on.

<span style="color: #660000">Paul, don't forget the breaker bar to shatter the ice layer.

Andres-- I got out my Norway winter construction gear in case the cold gets
this far south. I am so handsome in my Norway clothes!!

dale</span>

https://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q101/TinsterTR6/NiceShoes2.jpg

Brosky
12-21-2008, 03:17 PM
I thought that was from your Village People days...........Y-M-C-A......

BobbyD
12-21-2008, 03:26 PM
Great news!! It has now turned to sleet and freezing rain on top of the snow that fell today. Just perfect for shoveling later on.

Shoveling? A TR6 that wants for nothing........has every cool thing you could put on/in it.........and its owner has to shovel? That's why God invented snow blowers and guys with plows.

Now having said that.......I've had 2 snow blowers and they were both given to me :yesnod: One by my Dad when he got too old to use it and the current one by my father in law for the same reason. The Ariens I'm using now is 40 years old and just keeps on ticking.

Freezing rain here and 27 degrees and dropping.

Brosky
12-21-2008, 03:47 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:]That's why God invented snow blowers and guys with plows.[/QUOTE]

Bob,

I have a plow guy for the driveway and big stuff, but he won't do the patio and behind the house. And come to think of it, neither am I.

As my lazy uncle Ralph used to say about leaves and snow, "God put um' there and he'll take um' away." That man never made a move or lifted a finger that he didn't need to. Lived to the ripe old age of 85 too. And did NOT die from a heart attack or high blood pressure.

NickMorgan
12-21-2008, 05:08 PM
For summers, I have a belly mower, front-end loader and rear backhoe.



Peter,
You must have a very hairy chest! Have you tried waxing?
Nick

eejay56
12-21-2008, 05:18 PM
Salem got 8 inches of snow and a half inch of ice on top. Right now it's 28 degrees and raining. They are predicting another half inch of ice and then more snow tonight. My daughter came home from college in Seattle on the train. It took 14 hours from Centralia to Salem. Right after she left Portland all trains were canceled. The last time I saw this much snow in Salem was 1972 but we didn't get ice then. https://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/eejay56/snow024.jpg https://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/eejay56/snow026.jpg https://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/eejay56/snow027.jpg

PATR8
12-21-2008, 06:03 PM
Hmm. Here in PA we have had very little snow or ice. I was dissappointed as I like to take the Hummer out and drive in the snow. In actuality I bet there was only really 5 days that I could not have driven my 8 so far. A few cool to cold days but not much from the sky. You guys can keep the ice!

Tinster
12-21-2008, 06:18 PM
Cool!!

Just imagine if I still lived in Maryland and had snow tires
and 600# of tools and spare parts in Crypty? I'd be the only TR6 on the Beltway.

d

PeterK
12-21-2008, 08:04 PM
""For summers, I have a belly mower, front-end loader and rear backhoe.""

Aren't you forgetting something Peter?

It's a fun machine. We have 6 acres around the house and a 12 acre woodlot up the road. I only clear snow on our drive and the neighbor's, only takes an hour or so and I stay a little warmer in the cab but the best thing is that the snow doesn't blow back on me.

tdskip
12-21-2008, 08:19 PM
Someone get Al Gore on the line.......

Oops, never mind, it's snowing down south too.

Well, for the record weather pattern changes are part of the deal.

DNK
12-21-2008, 09:55 PM
Also they predict as the ice melts the water will cool the atmosphere therefore making it temporarily cooler.
Not my opinion just reporting the info.

19_again
12-21-2008, 10:05 PM
Peter, I just finished throwing today's foot of snow. We live above a lake in So. NH on a west facing hill. 2 hours of wrestling with that much snow is ok now and then, but what looks like 3 days in a row is a bit much.
I figured you forgot something when the TR's didn't get listed with your summer vehicles. That makes it official, we're in winter mode.

kodanja
12-22-2008, 12:04 PM
Oh my aching back!

https://i404.photobucket.com/albums/pp122/kodanja007/c4b0fa1b.jpg

TR4
12-22-2008, 03:07 PM
Oh my aching face, 25 below zero with the wind chill factored in today. Quite painful.......

Brosky
12-22-2008, 04:17 PM
Bill,

You guys were lucky according to BobbyD. We got about 8-9 more inches of snow than you did. And now it's getting very windy and very cold.

poolboy
12-22-2008, 04:44 PM
Y'all are some hearty souls, that's all I can say.
Think Spring.
https://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee300/poolboy_album/100_0317.jpg

Brosky
12-22-2008, 05:07 PM
That's what keep us truckin'. Sunshine and top down days.

Brooklands
12-22-2008, 05:45 PM
My son-in-law was out in the crowd at the Patriots' game yesterday...
https://www.watoday.com.au/ffximage/2008/12/22/mbs_cardinals_wideweb__470x293,0.jpg

SidescreenTR
12-22-2008, 06:32 PM
Y'all are some hearty souls, that's all I can say.
Think Spring.

Spring?! Who needs Spring? :smile: A guy I met here in Connecticut a few years ago was trying to reassemble his TR3A after a frame off. Since he was only 50 miles away, I told him I'd be right over so he could see what one was supposed to look like. It was December or January I think, but the roads were dry...perfect top down day! I left home mid afternoon with my down parka, heavy gloves, a blanket over my lap and of course, my mad bomber hat! Nice drive at 65-70 MPH. :nonod:

On my way home, however, it was quite dark. And VERY VERY cold! When I arrived home and got out of the car, I could barely stand, much less walk into the house without staggering like a drunken sailor, literally. I decided that that was a pretty stupid thing to have done. I might consider another jaunt around town in that weather, but an hour at highway speeds is (or could be) a killer! I am such a wuss!!

kodanja
12-22-2008, 06:41 PM
Welcome to the forum Fergie

Great looking car!!!!!!!!!!


where are ya located?
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Poolboy thats just such a beautiful Picture!!!
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Hey Paul
I dont feel all that lucky, I had to shovel my driveway 3 times &amp; as soon as I finished the last time, the plow came by and nailed the end of my driveway

Brosky
12-22-2008, 06:48 PM
Don't ya just hate when that happens? At least they gave me time to get back in the house and get all of my wet clothes off before plowing mine shut again.

I swear these guys hide in the trees with 2 way radios waiting for us dummies to get done shoveling and then they appear out of no where and in a flash, you're plowed in again and they are gone...............

SidescreenTR
12-22-2008, 06:56 PM
Welcome to the forum Fergie

Great looking car!!!!!!!!!!


where are ya located?
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Thanks...as for the avatar, I wish it was mine! :smile: My first car looked like that, but in 1967! That one's just a pic I found somewhere. My car is in a zillion pieces at the moment. :frown:

I'm about 15 miles east of Hartford.

As for the snowplow spotters, yep, yesterday I saw one up in a tree with binoculars and a cell phone.

AltaKnight
12-22-2008, 07:07 PM
minus 30 celcius here in Alberta.
that's -22F for you folks down south.
the TR6 aint going anywhere in the next few months!

sail
12-22-2008, 09:42 PM
Nice shot poolboy. I kinda remember what flowers look like. Y'all have a great lookin car. I think I can hear it.


I almost forgot.

<span style="color: #FF0000">HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</span>

PeterK
12-22-2008, 11:14 PM
The closest I get to driving in the winter half of the year is when I go out to the shop and smell the interior of the 3A. Like cake! The Audi TT also has an interesting smell, but much different from the Triumph. The shop instantly aquired the British car lives here smell so that's always uplifting when I work out there.

But for winter fun, the 'bota fits well.

SidescreenTR
12-22-2008, 11:50 PM
But for winter fun, the 'bota fits well.

Plus it has sidescreens! And no heater. And a tractor engine. Almost heaven!! :smile:

John_Mc
12-23-2008, 12:58 AM
Oh my aching back!

https://i404.photobucket.com/albums/pp122/kodanja007/c4b0fa1b.jpg
Apparently, not everyone feels the same about snow as you do, Kodanja!....
Dog having a blast! (https://www.maniacworld.com/dog-having-a-blast-in-the-snow.html)

You gotta start thinking of the cup half full!

kodanja
12-23-2008, 11:10 AM
my cup fell over and stained my pants!!!!!!!!!!


Mabye if I was a Dawg!

Tinster
12-23-2008, 11:16 AM
Bill-

I posted 2 photos over in the Pub for you and Deb.
That storm was the straw that broke the camel's back
and "forced" our move to PR.

d

https://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q101/TinsterTR6/Untitled-1hotTubSnow.jpg

kodanja
12-23-2008, 11:22 AM
Bill-

I posted 2 photos over in the Pub for you and Deb.
That storm was the straw that broke the camel's back
and "forced" our move to PR.

d

https://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q101/TinsterTR6/Untitled-1hotTubSnow.jpg

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https://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/KODANJA7/camel_3025-01.jpg

eejay56
12-23-2008, 11:26 AM
We had freezing rain Sunday on top of 5 inches of snow. Yesterday we got 7 more inches. No snow predicted today but it just started snowing. Another big storm is predicted for Wed with snow then freezing rain Christmas Day. https://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/eejay56/snow050.jpg https://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/eejay56/snow046.jpg https://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w73/eejay56/snow049.jpg

kodanja
12-23-2008, 12:03 PM
Well you got it way worst than us...

&amp; my back hurts just looking at what you guyz got! (&amp; are getting)

eejay56
12-23-2008, 12:55 PM
It almost never happens here. I don't think Salem even has a snow plow.

kodanja
12-23-2008, 01:14 PM
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https://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/KODANJA7/SHOVEL.jpg

NickMorgan
12-23-2008, 02:32 PM
:lol:
Some great pictures of snow there. We don't seem to get snow that lies in this part of Scotland any more. I really miss it!
Well, having followed this thread, and noticing that the roads were dry this evening on the way home from work, I just had to see if the TR would start. It did! So, I took it for a 20 mile drive. What a great little car it is!
I even spotted another Triumph while I was out. It looks as though its vertical link and trunnion have parted company!
https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/nickmorgan/IMG_0121.jpg
https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/nickmorgan/IMG_0130.jpg
https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/nickmorgan/IMG_0132.jpg

19_again
12-23-2008, 03:20 PM
I won't tell your wife about the dishwasher joke if you pay my SpitBits bills for the next three months.

sail
12-23-2008, 03:43 PM
Apparently, not everyone feels the same about snow
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That was great. My english springer used to go skiing with me, I'd go 6 miles he'd go 12. Has to stay home now, 14 and smarter than his old man. Too bad, we have been getting 2 or 3" fresh every day for the last couple days and still coming. Warmed up to 15 or 20 so perfect, green wax and great skiing. I can't imagine you guys in the east with what you are getting dumped with. And the west guys who don't even know what snow is, (I mean snow like rain, sleet, weather kinda snow). If it's gonna be cold might as well snow. Right now Albert is a couple feet away on the couch waiting for dinner like me.

mrv8q
12-23-2008, 10:20 PM
Good pix, Nick! Glad you got out! I love that paint scheme....

newmexTR3
12-27-2008, 12:39 AM
Nice to see your TR out, Nick! Great pics.

Santa was nice in nyc and brought some decent weather. Got a nice little xmas sunset drive in:

https://media.audibletreats.com/TR/IMG_6041.jpg

happy holidays!