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Triumph TR6 - SS Exhaust

Just received my new SS exhaust muffler and pipes tonight. I'm a bit disappointed in the welds which are rather rough AND begads...is this rust about the connection around the welds?? Looks like severe discoloration and maybe some rust in the weld area. Is this normal with SS? Need I clean up the weld joint with a disc and then POR silver over the entire joint? Rather disappointing, at best. Comment?
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Doug Baker

Doug ,whose did you buy,and where are my specs for the u joints???
DON KELLY

Don,
You're impatient my friend. TRF is my source, where I get most of my stuff. Can't beat a 33 1/3% discount!! I may have to get a micrometer to get a good measurement. I'll let you know as soon as I get it done.
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Doug Baker

Doug
Buy a vernier instead if you are going to go out and buy a measuring instrument. So much MORE use of a vernier over a mic.
You can measure inside, outside, and depth where as a mic will only do the outside. You can also measure much larger items (6" in length).
You want 3 digit accuracy. 0.000" Your choice on dial or digital....do not get an old style with a scale.
Personally I would go with the dial. The amount I/WE use them is just not worth the extra $s for the digital. Besides I have replaced the battery in the digital one I have (sits in the cold garage) and it is dead again. My dial one works every time:)
Rick
Rick Crawford

Thanks Rick,
I have a vernier caliper (non digital, non dial...just linear), but it may not measure small enough for my aged eyes!!
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Doug Baker

Doug
That is exactly why I said not to get the scale one:)
Get my new glasses first of next week.
Rick
Rick Crawford

Doug

I presume that your 33 1/3% discount at TRF is due to their customer investment programme? I have been wondering about doing that myself. Do you have any comments or suggestions (other than sending back the thousands of dollars worth of parts I bought without the discount!!).

One good point seems to me that I would be able to tell my wife that I was buying parts to support a company we had a financial interest in. Not sure if she would buy that, though!

Cheers
Alistair
Alistair

Alistair,
The only down side is that the loan is unsecured, but what's life w/o a bit of risk:) I too had already bought several thousand $ of parts before making this move, but so far, I have no regrets. A sure 10% is also not a bad return given the market these days. Add that to what you're apt to spend on the -6, figure the savings and it's a good deal. At the rate I'm proceeding on this adventure I may have to renew the loan!!
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Doug Baker

I been thinking of dropping in about $20,000 of my kids college fund. I'm wondering if there is a limit for investors.
DON KELLY

Don,
Give Deb or Charlie a call and discuss. I'm sure he'll welcome your money. $5K is the minimum to get the parts discount, but 10% ain't bad either.

See other thread for needle bearing.
db
Doug Baker

This thread was discussed between 13/02/2007 and 14/02/2007

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