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  1. Thread: Dot 5

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    TR2/3/3A » Re: Dot 5

    Should go with DOT5. With all new braking system, one of the "cons" is eliminated as there is little to no chance of mixing fluids. DOT5 does better for vehicles stored for periods of time, and of...
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    TR2/3/3A » Re: Windshield Aftermarket

    That is a valuable piece, make no mistake.

    Cheers

    Dan
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    TR2/3/3A » Re: Need Helping finding windshield bracket!

    This seems a bit pricey but an example of one for sale if nothing else.

    Dan
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/333298373698
  4. Thread: Swallow Doretti

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    Re: Swallow Doretti

    The Doretti gets to step out this weekend at our annual Auto Show:
  5. Thread: Swallow Doretti

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    Re: Swallow Doretti

    Yes Rick, Tom Householder is my “Doretti whisperer” and his help and advice has been invaluable.
    Since you are in town, our annual car show at the very nice Convention Center is on March 29-31,...
  6. Thread: Swallow Doretti

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    Re: Swallow Doretti

    Hi RIck:

    The car has been on the island since the 50s, after being sold new in Fla. I got it in 2016 from the 101 year old widow of the owner who brought it to Hawaii from Fla. in the late 50s. ...
  7. Thread: Swallow Doretti

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    Swallow Doretti

    I liked this shot of my latest project, finally going again!
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    Wanted Re: TR3 Windscreen guide plates

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Triumph-TR2-TR3-Windshield-Posts-Stanchions-with-Tenons-Original/223209614690?hash=item33f8546d62:g:5pUAAOSwmT1b147a:rk:3:pf:0
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    TR2/3/3A » Re: Restoration of 1954 TR-2 Long Door

    Dick - The color catalogue is on its way!

    Dan
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    TR2/3/3A » Re: Restoration of 1954 TR-2 Long Door

    Yes, every time I see John’s car I think it has to be one of the nicest around. That dark BRG is so British!
    Dan
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    TR2/3/3A » Re: Restoration of 1954 TR-2 Long Door

    Dick:

    If you are going for the original shade, I have a S-T color sample book for the TR-2 with a TR2 BRG paint sample protected by a plastic coating. Happy to loan it.

    Dan
  12. Thread: Handbrake Handle

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    TR2/3/3A » Re: Handbrake Handle

    Saw this old TRF stock offered, but I have had the same problem.
    Dan
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  13. Thread: Let's talk seats

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    TR2/3/3A » Re: Let's talk seats

    The Roadster Factory invested in a better set of seat springs, and if you use new springs you should definitely check those out.

    Dan
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    TR2/3/3A » Re: Re-building 1954 TR-2 engine

    Hey Dick - I am no good at the photo sharing thing, but no big deal about the later block. Cam bearings are a good thing, and with a low port head and H4 carbs, your engine will be absolutely period...
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    TR2/3/3A » Re: Re-building 1954 TR-2 engine

    Hey Dick - for your commission number, the engine number should be a few hundred above, due to engines being supplied for Dorettis and possibly other uses. The engine numbers began with TS and ended...
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    TR2/3/3A » Re: Re-building 1954 TR-2 engine

    As I mentioned in my earlier post on a similar thread, the early TR2 blocks did not have cam bearings at all - there was just a machined surface in the block. Then the bearings were added for later...
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    TR2/3/3A » Re: Re-assembling 1954 TR-2 Engine

    If the motor is original then I don't think it had cam bearings? The early motors didn't, as identified by the absence of cam bearing retainer screws on the distributes side of the block.

    Dan
  18. Thread: exhaust

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    TR2/3/3A » Re: exhaust

    What is the difference between a resonator and a muffler? Is the resonator hollow? The early TR2 only had the one short 18 inch "muffler", and then later cars were fitted with two longer ones. Was...
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    TR2/3/3A » Re: TR2 color questions

    You can research the original body color and fitments with a heritage certificate. It costs a bit of money but good to have! For your car, I don' think red was an original option (white was).
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    TR2/3/3A » Re: Rear tail light cutouts

    This thread is the best example of positive thread drift ever - from the shape of the rear taillight opening to "how to make a car by hand". I will never be able to do any of this but its sure fun...
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    General TR » Re: Timely memory of a time capsule left in my 3A

    Here is a picture of Tetta Richert's TR2 being offloaded in Hawaii, and her in a local race. I met her at her home, and sat with her and her pet pig for several hours listening to stories and...
  22. Thread: Light Bar

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    TR2/3/3A » Re: Light Bar

    There is a special badge bar for the TR2 that fits in the recessed front opening and requires holes to be drilled, which is a bit of a leap. I got one and used it for a bit, but then decided I liked...
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    General TR » Re: Timely memory of a time capsule left in my 3A

    Here is a nice period shot of an early 53 TR2 in Hawaii, identified by the closeness of the wiper spindles:
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    General TR » Re: Timely memory of a time capsule left in my 3A

    Amazingly enough, lots and lots of TR2s and TR3s were shipped new to Hawaii, including many of the earliest run of 53 cars. My TR2 was shipped new to Hawaii in 54 and has never left this small...
  25. Thread: Ethanol free gas

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    General TR » Re: Ethanol free gas

    I resurrected a sleeping Doretti and have used only non-ethanol gas since getting the engine going again. It may be silly (and it is definitely way more expensive), but my uneducated view is that...
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