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Zen on a Creeper

Posted by RedTR250 on May 26, 2011 at 11:04 PM

It was supposed to be a two-day project – one day to take things apart and measure them, and a second day to install new parts and close everything back up again. Thrust washer failure is a common condition for the 6-cylinder Triumph TR engines. The two half-round flat bearings that control th...

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Fair Weather Friend

Posted by RedTR250 on April 16, 2011 at 2:53 PM


I'm not going to say my Sporty Red Car has never seen rain since its restoration—it has, but only a few times and by accident. The first instance was three or four years after the Triumph TR250 was finished, probably on ...

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The Best Part

Posted by RedTR250 on March 22, 2011 at 9:44 AM


It's been thirty, forty, fifty years or longer since genuine service parts for today's classic British cars were available from an authorized dealer. Your only chances of scoring something like that now are from a lucky day on eBay or Craigslist, a Britcar parts specialist thinning his hoard, or a swap meet/autojumble. "New Old Stock" parts ...

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Time for a Triumph TR250 Re-Restoration

Posted by RedTR250 on March 11, 2011 at 11:23 PM


It started with the tires. The new-in-2001 Yokohamas are now down to about 1/16" tread. I don't drive in the rain if I can avoid it, but I don't want to go out and drive too soon after the rain stops, either! The good news is that the tires have worn fairly evenly, so I guess rebuilding the front and rear suspensions paid of...

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