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Triumph TR6 - Time for a winter get together boys

I can't host it this rear as I'm in a new place
with no heat in the garage yet. Will be a great shop by next year though. Anybody out there willing to host the 2nd Annual Southern Ontario TR Get Together?
Christopher Trace

Yah Yah I hear you Chris and Rick to!
Has everyone got Cabin Fever?

Hope you didn't move from your town Chris I liked that place.

I said I would and asked for whats best time wise? Nobody answered. I don't go to Florida or Regina for that matter..:) Always here.

Stove in the shop. Frame work going on. Do not wear white dockers or whatever there called.

Lets have some input. I go there all the time mostly weekends and don't have to travel far? So anytime is good.

Bill
Bill Brayford

FYI for the fellows out of this area or new. A few of us got together at Chris Traces last year in March. Great time. Great day T-shirt weather. 28 below it was not. Hey Lionell are you still with us?

Guelph Ontario is the place everyone is welcome.

RSVP and I will mail address when time is set.

Everyone is welcome any other time as well. Just mail me. I am not Martha Stewart by the way. Don't expect Tea service! Beer and Samich. Most of my friends just drop in to Razz me, help a bit or give me an excuse to stop working. Give poor advice? Drink a couple my wobbleys fart and leave. Just guys out shopping.:)

RickC and Chris are the furthest away so I ask them to set the date best for them? I'm easy and at my age being tricked would be a bonus.

No Rick don't call me at 11:30 am and leave a message your leaving at 12 noon get the beer in? He did that last time on way to Regina? Good with just in time management buddy but a half hour is pushing it. Never called on way to take the boat to Florida I noticed???

Bill



Bill Brayford

I really envy you guys who live on the big 'Madland' as we call it from here, all those wonderful roads to drive and the ability to actually connect with real TR drivers and share Wobblies. There are a few TR's out here, very few , and it is tough to hook up (water in between, mostly), and even those on the same island (3 or 4) can't seem to get it together. I cannot drive to Triumph meets. Paradise it can be, but it does not offer many things. Peter G
Peter Gooch

So, Bill, your place is on the way to Regina. You may as well just come here, then. We're all in Canada, so it can't be that far away. (snicker)

Tony
A. J. Koschinsky

Bill / Chris,
I'm in...Shpould be able to make most any week-end that's picked
Charlie
Charlie Ballard


Warm garage/weather, wobbly pops, triumphs.....just what the doctor ordered. Count me in.
Mati
Mati

Makes me wish I lived in Canada, Hell I could use the 30% raise. Buy alot of parts with that. Sometimes I feel like Peter I see a few LBC's around but no one close enough to my home to fall down with. Quick tale went to check out a 1970tr6 last weekend with a friend, $6000 asking price Magenta in color dinged up bad, nasty interior suspect clutch and trans. No ignition switch or hood release cable (all rigged up)Took it for a drive brakes were left in the garage, and the 2 hotwires he had for Ign. shorted and caught the beast on fire. No extinguisher either, funny sight to see 2 forty somethings bailing out both sides got the hood open and uncrossed the wires before it went real bad. Drove it back to the po's home and told him it was more than we could handle. (rust free though)We laughed about it all the way home. After that my car must be worth 18k.
It is still on ebay.
Regards and enjoy,
Keith
Keith Dixon

Hey Bill,
I'm good any time for the next month up to the 14th
Feb.
Christopher Trace

Keith,

The car is solid but needs brakes and wiring as far as you can tell?

Thanks,
Jim
Jim Deatsch

Jim,
Solid frame, gaffed wiring in the cabin, straight forward of the firewall. exhaust good for a thousand miles. Solid draft barriers in the fender wells, trunk floor was all in one piece, firewall and battery surround was all solid and original led me to believe it was from down south.Paint originally Damson repaint magenta and not well,dent behind a solid rear bumper and the fender tops looked to be leaned on hard enought to bend'em. Interior in a caramel color with enough tears to be very noticeable. Brake pedal went to the floor, clutch was like pressing down on a rock did not want to disengage. IMHO for 6k the car should do at least one thing very well besides have a solid structure. Looked to be worth 2.5-3k tops. Oh and loud valves too. Wish I lived close enough to drive up but I think 1000 miles or more is a might long for a day trip.
Regards,
Keith

Keith Dixon

Look forward to meeting everyone! Should be able to make it any date thats picked.
Les.
H McGaw

Good stuff guys 4 so far now if we can get Mr. RickC to respond we'll shoot for Sunday Feb 1st or 8th? Please let me know if either is better for anyone? Or if a Saturdays better? I'm open.

Ricks probably off in some corner of the world, hopefully cold :)chuckle chuckle but not China again like last Jan.. Poor guy we put him in one of those sars masks last gathering and he had a helluva time drinking his beer.:)

Bill
Bill Brayford

Hey Bill, I would like to join you guys, but I do have some weekends that I am out of town on business, namely Feb 1 & 8th. Also March 27 & 28. I can't make Sundays anyway, since my son ski races and I have to take him to the races. I realize that I'm the new guy here, so I don't expect you guys to work around my schedule, but would like to meet you all.
Cheers
Pete Russell,
Erin, Ont.
Pete Russell

Hi Bill!

I think we're starting to drift here about the dates.

What's really at issue is the chioce of personal lubricants. I normally go with a premium 6W40 (Guiness) but when it gets really hot outside, I switch to a less expensive local product like 12W50 (Labatts Blue). I find with every jump in the temperature my consumption goes up exponentially. Any higher than that (24W50) and I ususally start to get a "ping" in my head.

I see Molson makes something called "Black Ice" that comes in 6W60, 12W60 and 24W60. Might be just the thing for a cold winters day to keep the lines from feezing.

Here are some technical papers to sift through.

http://brewery.org/brewery/library/AlClbinger.html

I was surprised to see that the local lube shop now carries 300+ brands. I really need to change more frequently.

http://www.thebeerstore.ca/
Mati

Ok...I am back!
Sorry Bill, was down in the big smoke on business. GEEESS, go away for a couple of days...you are worse than my wife!....:)...and yes Bill it was cold in TO. The Florida thing was decide Friday afternoon...gone Sunday morning. You would not have like it down there Bill...could only get American beer. (I am in trouble now:)
Yup the 1st(or 8th) sounds good...should be back from Endicott NY by then(Will be driving right by you Bill on the way down and back...I will give you an hours notice this time:) It obviously took Chris to start a thread to get you talkin'bout a real date for this gig.

Mati, Black Ice is the High Test stuff for sure! We up here in Canuck land know how to make real beer..eh?
I thought Guiness was rated at 5W50????
HUM...something wrong with this picture..I thought the higher the octane, the less likely you would experience ping?

Pete R. you need to be older like the rest of use...we got rid of the kids years ago. Pete there is a whole summer comming up...we should do a get together with the cars...OK wifes can come too.

Peter G...you know one thing for sure. If you come over to Madland, there is a list of names here to pick from to share a wabbly pop with you.

So Bill...the first or the eighth? Need a Mapquest address and time my friend.

HEY!! it is going up to 0*C next week...get the golf clubs and shorts out boys!

Rick C
Rick Crawford

THIMKING should we shoot for the first and use 8th as a weather alternative?

Thanks Les will be great to meet you.

Sorry Pete. Can relate followed my youngest for 10 years baseball/basketball.

Mati great finaly meet in person. Your beer store connection contains a spybot so says the software? My security system reports it signs itself microsoft but does not have the right signature? Who knows anymore.

Glad to hear your not basking in the sun while I'm freezing my buns Rick.

Anyway heres the plan. We all meet at my place jump in the private jet and head over to Regina to Tony's,and rest of the west guys or maybe we just pickup Tony and the rest and keep on going to Angels or Peters. I believe thats dreaming not thimking. Oh well If its OK we go for the first?
Bill
Bill Brayford

Sounds like a plan Bill. What time does the jet take off?

Hay Mati, if you feel like it, bring your dash along so we can have a look at it.
Rick C

Any of you lerkers/posters out there, this is a fun get together. Like Mati says...just what the doc ordered. Besides you will want to check Bills' garage/shop out for storage next winter where you can do your winter projects in comfort (yuk yuk yuk)or is that nuk nuk nuk.

Bill..let us know what we can bring..besides cold weather:)
Look forward to seeing old faces and new ones.
Rick C
Rick Crawford

Looks like I won't be seeing you guys this winter. I'd drive down myself, but all the highways in Saskatchewan are one way leading west to Alberta.

Speaking of dashes, we're having a bit of a LBC get together here on Sunday. I refinished my dash with walnut burl last winter and have enough veneer left over to do one more, so I'm passing that on to another TR owner. When I did mine, I put on 18 coats of spar varnish (one coat every two days), sanded with 225 between each coat. Even so, over the summer the varnish shrunk down into the grain, so I pulled the dash out this fall, sanded it smoothe and polished it. Positively Jaguar like. But that is doing it the hard way. Any ideas to pass on to my colleague?

Tony (basking in -2 temps)
A. J. Koschinsky

A.J.,
There is only the hard way.
I did my burled sequoia dash with 12 coats of spar
varnish but sanded each coat to 800 and then wet
sanded with the 800. After wet sanding the last coat
buffed with rubbing compound and a couple of coats
of Mothers Carnuba wax. Just like a mirror.

Bill, 1st or 8th is just great. but need some directions.
Christopher Trace

Now if we could get Bill to answer us on date and directions things would be rosey.
Tony next time out in Regina will ring u up. Hey, we just about had Bill getting the exec jet out of moth balls to come out and see you.
For all of you not attending we will tip the bottle to u.
Have my dash out becuase I am not happy with the job I did. Did the Chris thing but not the final wet sand and buff. Have a professional looking at it now and said a wet sand and buff and I will be a happy camper.



PSSSTT....Bill has told me off line he is getting the sun tan lamps out so we can all get a tan.

Name withheld to protect the innocent.
Rick Crawford

Todays date is Frid. Jan/16/04. What's the rush Mr. half hour..:)


Get together date will be Sun. Feb.1/04. Anytime after 12 noon. I will be there earlier to warm up the place so really anytime. Shop is full of steel and tools so dress reasonably warm and dirty or bring some coveralls with the recent temps. No guarantee your comfortable in Dockers and loafers?

If all hell breaks loose weather wise Feb.8/04. Same agenda

I will e-mail co-ordinates to all stated coming, by Monday. Charlie and Pete if he can break away have been so I hope they can find there way.

I do have sandblasting/ Mig and Gas welding air tools whatever so if you have something going on, bring it along. Let me know in advance?

Only chance of a tan in my place is welding/grinding bare-ass.

Bill


Bill Brayford

Charlie,

Can we expect a picture or two of this gathering to appear on your web page? Or is it like they say about Las Vegas? "What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas!"

Rod
Rod Nichols

I got a digital Rod and will be clicking. Think Charlie will have as well.

Good point.
Bill
Bill Brayford

I'll bring my digital camera...but I refuse to take pix of any member grinding bare ass !!!
Charlie
Charlie Ballard

OK....if you guys are grinding bare-ass, I know why the rest of us are staying south of the border! Maybe we don't wanna know what goes on up there in the winter.....

Rod
Rod Nichols

Well,sorry I'll miss you guys. Oh well I'll think about you when I'm in Hawaii. Leave on Fri Jan 31. Tip one for me.
Pete Russell,
Erin, Ont.
Pete Russell

The hard way it is. I did a wet sand with 1000, then 2000, followed by rubbing compound, machine glaze, hand glaze and carnuba. Same treatment you'd use to cut and polish body paint.

I don't think I've ever seen burled sequoia. Is it similar in tone to the original wood? The walnut is quite dark, which I think looks nice in a red car, but it is obviously not original looking at a distance.

Tony
A. J. Koschinsky

You guys can meet at my house--if you don't mind some 70+ weather. John.
JL Bryan

Hey. Too bad I'm not closer - sounds like a good time! I just wish there was a foot of snow in the yard and ice on the roads to get me in the spirit!
Brent B

Hey Bill...Still have those rims to be done but I know you will not let me do them in the warmth. Will discuss a future date over a beer..oopps wobbly pop.
Pete R...Give Peter G a call when over in Hawaii. Maybe get to go for a ride in a 6. (We all feel sorry for you)........NOT!
Thanks Bill, sounds like a good day eh.
Rick C
We promise not to let Bill do any demonstration on the proper use of a hand grinder:)
Rick Crawford

Rick bring them along to leave. If I'm out back and dirty doing something else I'll include them. Should take well under an hour no problem. In this case though getting them wiped down and some primer/sealer on fast would be the biggest deal. Blasting in winter with all the snow were getting creates a lot of condensation even though my air supply is dry.

As well everybody wearing paint masks may cut down the conversation and brew drinking? You may be the grinding demo?

Mati both my metal dash and wood are there upstairs. May give you some idea's. Main body unit is in storage. Frames on the table in shop. All the mechanicals are around as well in pieces so if theres anything you guys may be may be wondering about. Easy to see. But make a note. I wanted to ask Chris a million things about his car and forgot almost all last meet.

Bill
Bill Brayford

Yes Mr Russel - don't know which island you are visiting but feel free to call me if you wish.We are currently Goose-free so you can email me for the ph #.
Peter G, somewhat treeless in Hawaii.
Peter Gooch

Bill
Thanks for the great afternoon. I was nice to see the chaps I have met before and to meet new comers to the what I am now sure of will be, an annual event.
If you guys could see his air compressor you will be glad to hear he did not bring out the air grinder:)
Thanks Bill and of course Peg the sanwich maker.
Rick C
Rick Crawford


Great afternoon Bill, thanks for hosting this event. The beer was plenty cold, the shop was WARM and getting to finally meet so many people from the BBS was great.

It was particularily fascinating to see how a frame is properly restored. I was just starting to feel like a really Triumph restorer when I did my steering column bushing last week and now I see what you're up to. It was a humbling experience.

Thanks again.
Mati


Mati Holland

Thanks Bill !!
As said above a great day !
here is a link for the pix of the 2nd SWO BBS get together !!
I'll leave the page up for a few weeks

http://members.rogers.com/sharefour/

Charlie
Charlie Ballard

Man Charlie, you is fast....Faster than #$%$^% commin out of a goose:)
Good show Charlie
PS Thanks for the pics of the wind blocker bracket
Rick C
Rick Crawford

Thanks to all for coming out.

I remembered the beer and food but forgot my camera? So great thanks to Charlie and RickC.
Great job on web Charlie.
Glad to see you all made it home safe.
Haven't heard from ChrisT. May have got lost going home as well??:)

Mati I have seen pics. of your show winning Motorcycle. I think you can handle anything..:)

Les and I by the stats page win the 2 old guys award attending. We also agree if the rapp of the exhausts won't drown out the radio its not worth driving. He bought "young" Charlies Monza exhaust system because it was too loud for him? We also agree different is best paint and whatever! And a hell of a lot more fun..:)


My wife Peggie asked me what I was pointing at in a couple of the pics. and why was Malcom covering his head. Told her it was that darn Goose doing low level passes. There he goes again guys.:)

Great seeing you all..:)
Bill
Bill Brayford

Hey Bill....
Looks like it was a great time!!! Wanted to share my motto: You can grow old, just NEVER grow up!
Glad you 'ducked' the low passes! (It was probably the wobbly pops...made you invisible!)

Rod
Rod Nichols

Hey Bill,
I did make it home thank you very much,
and thanks again for the afternoon.
Good to meet everyone. I'll bring that
stick shift/radio console to Ancaster in
April.
Christopher Trace


Also would like to add my thanks Bill, for your hospitality on Sunday, sure was great to put faces to the names on the threads. After seeing what you are doing to your TR6 makes my problems seem very small!
Thanks also to Charlie for getting me to Bill's or with my sense of direction I would still be looking for it.
And Bill if you ever want to sell that super truck,I would be proud to have it setting in my laneway!

Les.
H McGaw

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