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  1. Ben and I are Team 119 and will (hopefully!!) be there with Geoffrey, our 1957 TR3. There is a rather smart red TR3a taking part, but you won't confuse that one with us.....ours is 7 shades of red and has a certain 'patina' about it!! Seeing friendly faces at the checkpoints gave us both a massive boost last time, it really does give participants a lift. Oh, and if you really want a laugh, you can watch me trying to park Vicky x
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    Messages of support fro Darren TR5tar

    +1 I have just read the online version. Gobsmacked! Absolutely furious. The BoD have reached rock bottom and started to dig. Very VERY cross. I need to go and calm down before I explode. Vicky
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    Shelsley Walsh this weekend ?

    Great videos Hamish! I wish I had the balls to do this, it looks great fun
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    Cavitation or something else

    Nick, Love your explanation on cavitation and vapour lock and the analogy with the kettle! Brilliant! Thanks, Vicky
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    FOR SALE. 1971 Triumph Vitesse 2L

    Lovely looking car, Hamish! I think I would look in that........and there's room for the whippets too
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    Tyre Age/replacement

    Hi Roger, This recommendation by a highly knowledgeable and very experienced Triumph owner has popped up recently on the TR forum, and I'm sure the poster won't mind me copying his recommendation across (see below). I appreciate he's referring to tyres for 15" wheels here, but I've had a quick peek and Camskill do the T-Trac 2 in 175/70/13 for £35.20 each incl VAT. Lots of other sizes available too. Ben has T Tracs on his TR3. We both think they are jolly good tryes and would definitely go with them again. Vicky x TTrac 2 tyres in 165/80x15 have been in short supply for several months. Now back in stock at Camskill, an online tyre supplier I find eminently satisfactory. Link - https://www.camskill...:_2_Noise:_70dB Excellent tyres for any TR2-6 on 15" wheels in my view, and at the current price, a bargain . . . . £40.90 apiece inc vat, a set of 5 delivered to my door in a couple of days, came to just under £225. Usual disclaimers.
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    Modern cars and POs

    Easy Start does exactly what it says on the tin and will start the most recalcitrant engine, but just as Nick said, it is addictive if used too often. My first (old jalopy of a) truck was a complete addict. Vicky. x
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    Modern cars and POs

    Darren, top tip for starting your diesel in the colder weather is to count another 10 seconds after the glow plug light has gone out. The plugs continue to warm after the glow plug light has gone out, so waiting 10 secs helps. Vicky xx
  9. I agree Dave on that G15 restoration , thanks for posting the link, Nick. I have always been fascinated by the Hurricane body for the Spit/GT6. I think the lines are stunning. Never seen one in the flesh, or know much about them (other than being a body swap made of fibreglass)......anyone? I think the Triumph straight 6 is one of the most beautiful engines ever built - amazing torque and they sound superb. It is the biggest thing I miss about our old TR6. I'm with you, John, that there is so much fun to be had with the Spits (have had 2)/ GT6 /Vitesse et al. Even those big 2.5PI saloons/estates look like huge fun.......from what I have seen of them on the RBRR (and boy, they went like stink!!). When my daily driver packs up, I would love to get a big 2.5PI estates. If I won the lottery I would get an Italia............. Vicky x (stuck in a dream world somewhere!!!)
  10. I don't think I would have the guts to drive a Lotus or Caterham 7.........not on the open road, anyway. Morgans don't excite me. I like the TVR Griffith ( to look at, never driven one!!). Some ( but not all!) of the Ginettas are pretty. Although it's not in the small specialist category, I think one of the prettiest modern sporty cars is the BMW Z4. A real classic of the future. The thing I love about the TR is the driving experience. You 'wear' a TR and it becomes an extension of your body......just think/feel where you want to go and it takes you there. I am a fan of simple engineering and not too many gadgets, bells and whistles. Out of choice, I would rather enjoy the drive in an older/classic car, than steer a soulless modern.
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    Car diversity - a good thing?

    Agreed, a great pic of your Range Rover, Chris! Tim, your Landy is positively modern!!! When you started this thread, from your description, I was imagining something rather more old and tired! I think you have got a peach there. I'm amazed that the MOD parted with a Landy after only 13 years service. All you have to remember now is not to put petrol in it! Vicky.x
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    Car diversity - a good thing?

    Tim, That is a fine looking LR! How old is it? Glad you had a safe trip. Vicky x
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    TR recovery vehicle

    Smart outfit! Any TR would be very privileged to travel in such style! Vicky x
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    TR3 in the snow, well sort of..

    Good on you, Roger! I think more people should wear flying helmets. I bought Ben a rather nice sheepskin lined Motalita one when he first got the TR3. Last year at the TRR IWE I managed to find myself a cream kid leather one. I'm chuffed to bits with it, and boy, don't they make a difference..........soooo snugly and warm. Yes, I look a complete tit in in, but I am a complete tit and proud of it, so who cares! How did your Spitty behave on the snow? Mine was like Bambi on ice unless I had 50kgs of animal feed in the boot. Vicky x
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    Car diversity - a good thing?

    I've got some pics of some of my other old trucks, but not the 8 wheeler. It was in the days before digital cameras, and it wasn't worth wasting film on!! I was secretly rather fond of it as it earned as much as the other trucks in the yard and didn't owe anybody anything. Peter, is that your tool? It looks jolly useful.....I could do with one here (that is a hint, Ben!). Rob, That is a very, very pretty MG.....I think it would really suit me. (Ben, we need a bigger garage). Roger, 3-5 bhp, are you serious? That is smaller than most peoples lawn mowers these days!!! I think you might be winning this one! Rod, you are winning the style prize. You don't want to be driving that one too quickly otherwise no-one can appreciate those classic good looks. As for your Defender 90, Tim, we look forward to seeing some pictures. They are ruddy uncomfortable to drive, have dreadfully vague steering and wouldn't pull a hen of a nest, but they will go anywhere! Once you have got it up the A1 what are your plans for it? Some off roading I hope..........then you will have some serious fun with it! Have a safe trip. Vicky x