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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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Missed Opportunities #1

Posted by RedTR250 on April 24, 2011 at 7:48 PM


It's not like I didn't have enough to worry about. I was halfway through the 5-year restoration of my 1968 Triumph TR250, with plenty left to do. The problem was enduring the YEAR my car sat in a body shop (a story for another day), waiting to have sheet metal replaced and a co...

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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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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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