Monthly Archives: June 2007
Welding demonstration for 18 August at 10:00 AM We will go over Arc, Gas, Mig, Tig, silver solder and Plasma. So come and try your hand. If you have a welding helmet please bring it.
It is important to make sure any area you intend to weld must be clean. no rust, dirt, powder coat or paint. Zinc coat is also a no no.
Contact John Horton
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The Club has reserved the Wilkin Ramada in the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park located just southeast of Scottsdale and Indian Bend Roads (7301 E. Indian Bend). The Wilkin Ramada is just south of the Gazebo where the concert will be held. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. so we should start dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Now for some details:
No weapons, so leave your guns at home!
The Club will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, condiments, paper goods, and plastic ware (including beverage cups), and charcoal for grilling.
Bring drinks, a salad, dessert or side dish to share.
After a long and intense negation with the City of Scottsdale and a financial commitment made on behalf of the DCTRA, the club members will be able to consume “BEER”! The only concession I made was that we cannot bring glass bottles into the park.
Seating is only for about 20, and the picnic table benches are hard to sit on, so bring lawn chairs (and blankets for listening to the music on the lawn). The live band is Apple and they play Beatle’s music. The Ramada is about 30 feet form the stage. With the large shade trees this is a good location.
Also, by special invitation I have secured the services of Chef Oldbear and lovely Sous Chef Diane. Please do not comment on the food — you know how temperamental these primadonna chefs can be!
So at the July meeting I will need a commitment on how many members will be in attendance. This will give me and ideal as to how much food to purchase. I will also provide directions at the meeting.
I’ve been a Triumph nut all the way back to my senior year of High School, 1977 when I purchased a 1974 Pimento Red TR6, which I still own. While still living in Ohio I traveled to Texas, Colorado and took many trips up and down the east coast.
I moved to Arizona in 1999 and in 2001 came up against the AZ Emission test in which I failed numerous times. At this time I decided to restore the car. I have always enjoyed taking things apart, but the problem was it took me off the road for 3 years. This time I was able to get it thru emissions after discovering a bad cam shaft.
In May of 2006 I ventured away from Triumph’s and purchased a 1958 BN4 Austin Healey to restore only to find a bent frame and other untold ugly stories with the car. Needless to say, I sold it 9 months later to someone that was going to make a street rod out of it and didn’t care about the problems.
Which brings me to my latest purchase. After looking at an old DCTRA membership list I made a random call to a great couple in Tucson. After explaining who I was and that I was inquiring if they knew anyone who had a TR3 for sale. It turns out they had been thinking of selling their 1956 TR3. They purchased the car in 1958 in Tempe so the car has spent most of it’s time in Arizona. The first year of the car’s life is unknown.
The car is a Salvador or Winchester Blue with factory overdrive, and a steel hard top. The car has all of original rust fee panels except for the deck lid, which blew off while being transported to Tucson. I will need to replace or repair the bonnet, it was louvered back in the 60’s. Is anyone looking for a louvered TR3 bonnet?
As you can see from the picture, I should have plenty of help and supervision from Mallard and Ladybug.