• Hi Guest! Being a Paying Supporter is NOT a requirement to participate at BCF. However, subscribing will help ensure we can continue to serve the LBC community for years to come. If you enjoy BCF and find our forum a useful resource...Please consider supporting us by **Upgrading**
    (PS: Subscribers don't see this banner)
Tips
Tips

TR2/3/3A Anyone race prepped a TR3?

mt10flyer

Senior Member
Country flag
Offline
Just day dreaming. What would the steps be to take a TR3 from junk to the track. I saw a guy who did that on youtube (the yellow TR3). Looked like fun.

What would you put in for the engine (or do to a standard block), tranny and drive train, etc? Chassis, roll bar, etc. How to get it "certified." I am starting from ZERO knowledge on this. But soon I will have more time on my hands and this might be a load of fun (and $).
 

PeterK

Yoda
Offline
Whatever you chose, VSCCA or just SCCA Solo1 or 2, what you do to the car has to adhere to the rules of the club. SCCA has a GCR (General Competition Rules) that list what you can and cannot do in each class.

It's a good starting point. Also you will need driver training and a license for anything but Solo2 (autocross).
 

TR3driver

Great Pumpkin - R.I.P
Offline
A TR3 only makes sense under vintage racing rules, which makes prep a lot easier, but pretty much requires a stock type engine and so on.

Find one of Kas Kastner's "Competition Preparation" manuals, preferably (IMO) one of the originals from the 60s. It has lots of solid, concrete tips that are (mostly, I believe) VARA legal.

kktnHPe.jpg


Lots of good stuff on Tony Drews' web site, too
https://www.tonydrews.com/uncle_jacks_engine_building_tips.htm
 
OP
mt10flyer

mt10flyer

Senior Member
Country flag
Offline
Awesome. I downloaded a PDF and it is full of great stuff. Thanks!
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
Sherlock Spokane Race Track, has anyone been there? Racing 3
H Anyone have vintage race pictures? Austin Healey 16
PAUL161 Anyone recgonise this? Race Car? MG 3
Steve P. Formula Mazda Race cars; anyone know about these? Other Cars 2
bigbadbluetr6 Vintage Triumph Race Hallett, Okla. anyone going? Triumph 0
F did anyone race '59 prefects? even once? Other British Cars 3
M MGB Anyone race/auto-x their MGB? MG 3
W Anyone race their Jag? Jaguar 19
roscoe Comments, anyone? Austin Healey 3
BillyB62 TR2/3/3A Anyone seen a valve cover like this Triumph 0
T TR2/3/3A Has anyone designed a hand brake warning light for the TR3? Triumph 3
Pythias Sprite Winged Bonnet Badge.... ANYONE? Spridgets 16
B Anyone have a Europa Twin Cam for sale? Lotus 6
B Anyone have spark advance data for Piper camshafts? Spridgets 1
Got_All_4 TR5/TR250 New Hazard Relays Does Anyone know How to Hook Up Triumph 7
steveg TR6 Metal Dash - does anyone make one? Triumph 13
T Powertrain locked up three times whilst driving today - anyone have thoughts? Spridgets 15
S TR2/3/3A Anyone care to share their bondo applying techniques Triumph 8
DrEntropy MGB Clevis pins, anyone? MG 3
69MGC Wanted Anyone know this guy? MG Classifieds 2
B Does anyone still make or sell a quality condenser? Austin Healey 14
W TR6 Anyone add Exhaust tips to standard exhaust Triumph 4
K TR2/3/3A Anyone have a picture of the crankshaft pulley.... Triumph 1
K Anyone racing a TR3? Racing 5
S General TR Can Anyone identify this TR Triumph 3
C Anyone know where to get one of these? Austin Healey 6
Grantura_MKI T-Series MG TD anyone? MG 5
HealeyRick Why Would Anyone Butcher a Healey with a V8? Austin Healey 26
K TR2/3/3A Anyone running NGK spark plugs? Triumph 26
K TR2/3/3A Anyone heard of an oil additive called 'Molyslip E" ? Triumph 5
Basil SS100 anyone? Jaguar 5
Jim_Gruber Recovering Dashboard - Anyone tried this approach? Spridgets 4
T TR2/3/3A Anyone running tubeless radials on TR3 steel radials? Triumph 2
R General TR Anyone going to TRA in North Georgia? Triumph 0
R Wanted Anyone have one of these? Triumph Classifieds 6
Rut TR4/4A Sorry Top anyone? Triumph 0
Got_All_4 General TR Anyone know where to get one of these? Triumph 5
AngliaGT Anyone in Charlotte,NC That Could Check Out a Truck for Me? Other Cars 0
Gliderman8 TR2/3/3A A nice ORIGINAL TR3A resto project if anyone is looking Triumph 3
Got_All_4 TR2/3/3A Has anyone installed one of these slack limiting plates Triumph 4
T Hurst Line-Lok/Roll Control/Launch Control - anyone use? Spridgets 5
Got_All_4 TR2/3/3A Just Discovered These Alternator Conversion Anyone Do One Triumph 15
Got_All_4 General TR Has anyone used these poly bushings Triumph 6
M Anyone Have Experience with Moto Build Ashley or Speedwell Repro Hardtops? Spridgets 2
RAC68 Has anyone considered Power Rack and Pinion Stearing and/or an Air Bag suspension Austin Healey 32
Got_All_4 TR2/3/3A Has anyone tried this new steering box top plate Triumph 14
Joe Reed General MG MG Driver back issues....FREE! Anyone want them? MG 4
55modified Anyone install one of these [100S Kilmartin pieces] for fresh air in your footbox? Austin Healey 14
John Turney Anyone heard of an Innocenti Sprite? Spridgets 17
pan Goodwood Revival anyone? Austin Healey 15

Similar threads

Top