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Memories

Sunday, June 21st, 2020

It’s that time of year when a group of us South Aussies would travel to Goulburn NSW for the annual get together of Triumph racers. Rod Chivas found this shot of my GT6 racer in form up from June 2008 . . . brings back lots of memories of the good times we had back then.

1970 White Triumph 2000 Reg ROL 191

Friday, June 19th, 2020

A long shot but do any members know of the whereabouts/fate of a 1970 white Triumph 2000 reg ROL 191? I met a previous owner this week who is curious to know if the car is still around or not and I said I’d ask.

Competition Report

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Hi everyone. Looks as if we might be back on the track next month with Regularity on 12th July and a Sprint on 26th.

I would like to touch briefly on some of my adventures with my TR7V8 so far this year. In March I teamed up with Bruce and Di Pollock for a trip to Phillip Island for the Festival of Speed. Bruce and I competed in Regularity in different divisions. Bruce won his division and I just had fun trying to lower my lap time.(2:04.91).

The Monday after finishing at Phillip Is. was a Vic long weekend and a track day at Sandown. I met Andy Ansell and Max Hayes at the track with their Triumphs. I had not driven at Sandown before so the first stint was a steep learning curve. I enjoyed learning a new track and reducing my lap time each time I went out. I reduced my time from 1:47 to 1:34.52 and I was happy with that. Still not as fast as Max who was a couple of seconds faster.

After I got home I gave my Triumph a quick wash and took her to Black Canvas photographic studio to have her photo taken. This was a very different experience and the results were amazing. I have attached the photos and I think you will agree that she looks good for a 38 year old car.

The weekend that the shutdown started was a MSCA Supersprint at Mallalla. Myself and Duane competed with our TR7V8s and Roger was wearing his MSCA Hat. Trevor Lindsey also turned up for a look. Duane’s car did not want to start for the first event but found a wire had fallen off the starter motor so was able to join a later group. Both of us achieved new PBs.

With competition starting next month, my job list includes an oil change and new rear brake pads.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting

Cheers, Neil

Triumph Dolomite Sprint Restoration Update

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

This is the last piece of my Resto jigsaw – the under dash shelf. Had to remake a new one to personal specification that includes front speakers and an oil pressure gauge.

And now fully installed . . .

Triumph vs MG . . . old foes in the same garage!

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Ian Burman’s new Toy!  A very nice companion for his TR5 . . .

Time to do a little maintenance on the TR8

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

The fuel sender unit will not read Full when filling the tank.  Need to check the sender unit with the tank empty.

To remove the tank with room to work, the rear axle was removed.

When the fuel pump had been flooding the Carburettors, I fitted an external pump with the plan of fitting an original in-tank pump when I could source one.

Dolomite Sprint Project Update

Friday, April 10th, 2020

Okay, lead by example they say!

With a bit more time at home lately, my isolation in the shed has meant my Dolly Sprint is almost finished!

The engine bay has come up a treat, and is now a goer with the new cam run in and then the mandatory check for leaks . . . None! Amazing, and everything works as it should! A few final bits to finish off and we will be set for a road test.

Here’s a shot of the engine bay . . .

Now, over to you! How about sharing something about YOUR Triumph?

Roger

Stag Sold!

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

For all of you who may have admired / criticised my Stag, I am pleased / saddened to advise that it has been sold to an enthusiast who could see it for what it is . . . a fine example of the model with all the patina of its 44 years since production, but a solid car underneath and with the benefit of its new interior, soft top, and many other enhancements. So, to those who admired it for what is was, thanks, and for those who poo pooed it . . . well, understood. Will there be another Stag in my garage in the future? We’ll see . . .

Triumph 2500S project blog update

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Another engine-related update to the 2500S blog:

https://triumph2500blog.wordpress.com/2020/01/13/engine-update/

An engine-related update to the 2500S blog…

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

https://triumph2500blog.wordpress.com/2019/12/19/engine-decisions/