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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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2019, 08:17:00 PM »


wilbilt what did your father upgrade from? It is pretty cramped in the package self on those even for a kid.

From the TR3 to a TR4.

Eventually he bought a TR6 but blew up the rear end. It sat in the driveway for a couple of years until he sold it. That was the last Triumph he ever owned.

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Re: Here ya go Jaff.
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2019, 09:09:59 PM »
A Triumph guy then. The TR6 is a nice car. There was a TR7 (not my cup of tea) and a TR8 which had a V8 but looked like the 7. I don't think either were very popular.

The TR3 was pretty cool but small.
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Re: Here ya go Jaff.
« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2019, 12:25:02 AM »
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« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2019, 12:30:07 AM »
Here ya go Jafferoonie, hell I`ll go get it for ya.

https://wenatchee.craigslist.org/pts/d/wenatchee-triumph-gt6/7006926400.html
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« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2019, 01:39:11 AM »
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« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2019, 01:40:58 AM »
Here ya go Jafferoonie, hell I`ll go get it for ya.

https://wenatchee.craigslist.org/pts/d/wenatchee-triumph-gt6/7006926400.html

I have always wanted one of those. This one seems to be a kit.

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« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2019, 01:00:44 PM »
Looks like a real one to me. bet he take a G for it.
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Re: Here ya go Jaff.
« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2019, 02:49:30 PM »
He might even provide assembly instructions written in Chinese! :))