Friday, October 19, 2007

At home in Magdalena, New Mexico

Yeah, yeah, I know, the rear camber has not been set. It's task #337 of about 5,000 or so more jobs to finish. One step at a time though, eh?

Monday, August 27, 2007

A word about lousy vendors

Generally, we in the Triumph hobby are served extremely well by enthusiastic and knowledgeable vendors. Today's rant is about one of the few who are not deserving of our business.

Chris Cancelli at Performance Research Industries ( in Sutherlin, OR, is one of them. 3 years ago I gave him a $500 deposit for him to complete the development of the "big brake kit" for TR6 that he had been advertising on his website. 12 months later, nothing had materialized, though I had been phoning every 2 months for a status update. After 12 months, I asked for my deposit back, which he refused to return. When I tried to get the money back through my credit card company, Visa was useless as they offer only 6 months protection.

I have heard many others complain about PRIRACE. Avoid this merchant.

Nearly there.
Here are some pictures of where we stand today. I am still working on the brakes and electrics, but aside from the other zillion little jobs that need to be done, when those two larger jobs are completed the car will be ready for tech inspection and the road.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Here is an old video of Lenny Renkenberger straightening my alloy Surrey top, using another TR6 as a jig. No, this was not my car (though I used to joke with folk that this is how Rags started out). The Surrey top is an original alloy piece, that had been run over by a car - a common occurance when TR4 owners would put the top on of a night and forget to latch it down.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

New little toy

OSSA road racer, first startup in many years. AFAICS, it is a 1973 250 Stilleto 5-speed stuffed into a 175 Wildfire chassis. Early Honda CB350 brakes. Frankenstein's motorcycle. This should be fun. Last raced on the west coast in 1989.