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Online J.A.F.E.

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Re: Here ya go Jaff.
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2019, 07:48:10 PM »
Even by the standards of the day they weren't that fast. Dead simple and fun to drive and handled adequately. And a blast to drive.

The Spitfire has anti Ackerman steering and can turn in a tiny circle - the only factory built car with a smaller turning circle is the Smart car. The TR3 is a conventional steering box with Ackerman type steering. It handles about like model A with a low center of gravity and rides like a wooden wagon. Did I mention they are a complete joy to drive (and I am serious despite the comments)?
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Re: Here ya go Jaff.
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2019, 09:34:24 AM »
Getting in, sure. getting out would get dicey tho.

There's always that red button underneath the cap of the shift lever!  :))

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« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2019, 05:41:59 PM »
My dad upgraded to a TR4 when I was 6 or 7. It had a hardtop.

I rode on the rear package shelf when we went anywhere. I'll never forget my head thumping against the rear window every time dad upshifted.


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Re: Here ya go Jaff.
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2019, 06:28:11 AM »
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No details are available to read, nor price. I'll just create my own.

Ran when parked last month, driven only on Sundays, loads of spare OE parts, no time to fix the glove compartment bulb. Clear title in hand,  I just dont have know-how to put air in the tires. Selling to spite my ex.

$150. OBO

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Re: Here ya go Jaff.
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2019, 06:58:22 AM »
It was a TR3 project car listed at 9500. The seller had some stuff done like the engine and trans and frame rebuilt and the pix looked like it was in decent enough shape with a lot of new parts. Not the one pictured below but same basic car.

wilbilt what did your father upgrade from? It is pretty cramped in the package self on those even for a kid.
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Re: Here ya go Jaff.
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2019, 10:59:04 AM »
That is pretty.
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Re: Here ya go Jaff.
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2019, 07:42:11 PM »
The paint is much better than what British Leyland did. But they are rather sporty, at least to my eye and such a blast to drive.

Interesting factoid the TR3 was the first car to have standard disc brakes.
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