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    Me and my cars.....

    Here I am posting in a forum. And, to think I'm on Social Security before I figured out how.....

    Now that I'm retired I have time to fix, or maybe I should say continue to work on, my cars.

    My first Spitfire was bought in 1975. I've never been without a British car ever since.

    Last winter I overhauled my Spitfire and sold it on fleaBay. It now lives in the Netherlands.

    Right now I am overhauling one of my TR6's. Essentially 1 1/2 Spitfire engines!

    Should be out driving it soon.
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    Re: Me and my cars.....

    Hello John

    Welcome to the forum.

    You will find the Triumph section is very active so you are sure to get plenty of tips and advice for your TR6 as you work through it.

    Retirement is a great time to work on our LBCs.

    David
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    Re: Me and my cars.....

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    Here are a couple of Photo's of the Spitfire I once had. As you can see it had a very bad day once......
    After fixing it up I sold it.
    Right now, I'm doing the same thing to a TR6. So I can sell it.

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    Re: Me and my cars.....

    Did your fleabay sell cost you 10% as a fee? I have two cars to sell and have to decide where to post them.
    Jerry

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    Re: Me and my cars.....

    You know, I'm uncertain. Looking at their fee help I'm just confused.
    As I recall they take a percentage up to a certain point and then stop.
    I suspect less than a hundred bucks.

    That said, in my opinion, fleaBay is the best option.
    Most of these cars are getting exported back home.
    And they are unique. If you want one you might go for quite some drive.

    Facebook Marketplace can't reach overseas nor people more than a couple states away. But it sells quite some amount of stuff. And, it's free.

    Craigslist is a valid option, as you can search across the country, and I think it's still free.
    Craiglist is actually where I found my Willys pickup a 20 hour drive away..

    But easiest, and widest exposure is eBay.

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    Re: Me and my cars.....

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    Made some more progress but find this coronavirus has slowed shipping from the Roadster Factory. The tracking system says I get my new throw out bearing on Tuesday.
    So, I may go to the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge and go perch fishing. By myself.

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    This is what I bought three years ago.
    First I did the bodywork and now I'm rebuilding the engine.
    The "T shirts" and rear sill failed and have been replaced already.

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    Re: Me and my cars.....

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    There it is.
    I finally got my throw out bearing from the Roadster Factory, Koyo of course, and two 3/8 inch by 3/4 inch dowels.
    The original dowel pins went A.W.O.L. somewhere along the way so I had to buy new ones. I believe they are important to align the bell housing with the crankshaft.
    Now to go out in the snow and start connecting the rest of the goodies.

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    So, it's ready to go except for radiator hoses.
    I tried to get by on the cheap by re using my radiator hoses. Nope.
    All the coolant leaked out over night.
    Back to my buddies at the Roadster Factory.......

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    Re: Me and my cars.....

    So, this one now works.
    I'm driving over to Pinckney this afternoon to put a few miles on it on the back roads.
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