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The BritBox Blog

The BritBox Blog features articles about classic British cars: restoration, maintenance, the driving experience, history, and anything else related to ownership. The blog's content does tend to favor the Triumph TR250 (for obvious reasons) but I admire and respect all of the vehicles Britain produced during its automotive heyday. I wish I had one of each, although I also enjoy being married and would like to continue that relationship.

After buying a TR250, spending five years restoring it, and then driving it for the last decade, I've learned a few things. Most of that information came from books, the Internet, conversations with other owners, and my own experiences. I've also learned how much I still have to learn!

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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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