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Eastern, Suffolk Area news

02 May 2019

Suffolk May News

Another bumper turnout at our April meeting. It was still a bit cold and dark to venture out into the car park for a scan round the cars, but there were at least 5 triumphs out there.
Jacob had a very lucky escape a few weeks ago, when a deer leapt out from the side of the road and struck his Spitfire while he was travelling around 65mph. He never saw it coming as it went straight into the side of his bonnet. Thankfully he and his passenger were fine, but the car has had to have a replacement bonnet, kindly loaned by Colin from a fire-damaged GT6.
Mike has replaced his GT4 floor-pan before its MoT this month. He pre-painted the whole panel on both sides with 2 pack before fitting it. Only the area where the heat from welding needed to be touched up afterwards and his MoT garage were certainly impressed with the quality of the shine underneath, as good as the top of the car. Mike swears by this method for keeping the water out and the rust at bay.
Glyn was in his Spitfire, fresh from its recent respray. He did have quite a fright on the drive over though, with a small electrical fire emanating from under his dashboard. Turns out the feed to the spotlights was rubbing on the choke cable, making it red hot. Weirdly, even though that feed is fused, it was still giving him that problem. A hasty roadside repair meant he safely arrived at the meeting with no damage to that new paintwork.
Brian has sorted the fitting of his quarter-lights into Lightning. They took quite a bit time and effort, as it was quite a fiddly job. Some brackets had to be made from the local DIY shop, then lots of offering up and trimming required. He’s very pleased with the results though, with only the problem being he can raise the windows higher than normal. Some sort of bump-stop is probably required to solve that.
We had a new face at the meeting, Peter, who doesn’t have a triumph at the moment, but is thinking of buying a TR4 to exercise his engineering skills. He has a fascinating background having worked as a designer and engineer with Tony Stevens, designer of the Cipher Kit Car. He just needs to reduce his collection of Sunbeam Motorcycles and sell a Citroen Ami 8 before thinking of acquiring his Triumph project.
Hope to see you all on the 7th of May, when hopefully we can get out in the car-park and have a nose around some of those cars.
Russell
 
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