Monday, November 28, 2011

XJB303H - article from 1990 Wheels magazine

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Survivors from the Seventies

Saw this Stag for sale by chance today. FMV464J

My PI estate when it first arrived in Perth WA from the UK. FMV459J

These car must have sat side by side in the showroom at a Triumph Main dealer somewhere up in Manchester back in 1971!! Actually just a thought - Triumph company cars for Speke?? Well I thought it was interesting..

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Racing tyre windfall + engineering stuff

Bit of a bargain today from a fellow Triumph man , George Cameron who competes in a very rapid TR7V8. He likes to use about the first third of the tyre (the stickiest bit) which is my gain as I now have 4 sets of 225/50 x 15 Bridgestones and Toyos with mostly about the level of wear that I put on in a couple of days at Wanneroo - all for just more than the cost of disposal. What a nice bloke!!! Ran out of room in my 2500!

Georges TR7 V8 - 5.2 litres!!
I was actually seeing George about him machining me some Triumph UJ flanges to utilise Datsun UJ's instead of Tri-Dats. It seems like a easy operation for his multiple CNC machines. He is also going to help me build a 40mmTorque Plate for honing the six pot bores.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Triumph Car Club display and Humph's Goodparts Super Damper

Neat mod for XHP200, American spec clear indicator lenses with orange bulbs

Humph PI on the tilt to fit Stag flanges to gearbox and diff and uprated Stag type propshaft
Goodparts SuperDamper kit fitted to Humph PI to replace disintergrating original - I like the 360deg graduations - good for timing cams in.

This estate was built from a NOS shell bought from Sydney Triumph guru Dave Clarke - I last time I saw it was a bare shell in 1992 when I bought my 2.5PI to cruise around Oz as a backpacker.
Silver metallic and red leather somehow just works - the metallic is beautifully applied and a fine grain.

What the 2500S should always have been ... see below
Newly purchased from South Australia - mint Oz assembled metallic blue Mk1 PI man-od

My old shed and Ken Bryants V8