In a message dated 7/21/2006 2:41:36 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 08:31:23 -0700
> From: "Charly Mitchel" <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [FOT] Street TR5 Questions
> Tim, most parts are identical to a TR4A or a TR6. The only parts which
> might be hard to source would be something like seats, right inner fender
> well, wiring harness and maybe a few other unique parts.
> I feel the PI is reliable as I run it on my 69 TR6 racecar. I've spoken to
> many people about it and they all feel the same way about it. You need to
> make sure you have a good unit and I believe the cost of a refurbished
> metering unit is about $500.00. You also need to have your injectors
> checked, and the pump can be a problem (although I haven't had any problems)
> and replacements are available from Bosch.
> All in all, I think you have a chance to own a unique TR and will have a
> great time with it.
> Charly Mitchel
> TR6 #44
> Charly is quite right.
I have a good friend who lives near Cape Town, South Africa, he owns an
immaculate Midnight Blue TR5, and it is one of the few on the continent. I have
seen two, both in the Cape, and they have no provlems running them 6,000 miles
away from the UK, so neither should people in the USA.
(I went to a wonderful seafood restaurant at Simonstown with him in that car,
it made a glorious noise, and when the very attractive young waitress asked
"is that a Ferrari sir?" to which his reply was, of course, "it is, if you want
it to be my dear!"...)
There are specialists in the UK who can supply new, or better PI parts with
Chris Witor, or Pumfords spring to mind...
Almost went that route myself, but prefer Webers instead of all that modern
I think I was affected by staring at one too many vintage race cars with rows
of weber sidedraughts as a kid!