It is likely possible to get the "lady's" name with a little work. Should be
a matter of record at OKie event.
Dont want to make a big deal out of this, but give me credit for holding my
on this one for 6 months.
Glad you surfaced on this one.
Fun stuff to talk about. Come to Lime Rock next weekend.
Considering potential conflict with bodywork, this seems unlikely, but I was
around then to see the tires and they sure were narrow.
Thanks for the reply.
Vintage Triumph of Iowa
<< RE: TR-3 "widetrack"
I wish you had gotten the lady's name and/or the commission number of that
If she can "prove it" that would add a very interesting item to Triumph
worked at Triumph in New York/New Jersey from 1958 through 1967 and heard a
of strange stories but NEVER a mention of the factory stuffing TR-4 axles
TR-3s. I grew up in Ohio but I'm from Missouri on this one.
> While at Oklahoma VTR Regional in March, I overheard a lady discuss the
> axle on her TR3B. She said it was a TR4 axle and the car had come from from
> the factory that way. And she could prove it. Sure enough, it was a wide
> stance, with little clearance at the wing wells.
> It unclear, but perhaps the last of the axles were TR4 on the TR3Bs. We
> received conflicting replies on this information. Anyone know what the real
> poop is on this?
> Now for the next observation: If a TR4 axle will fit under a TR3 with some
> changes to spring perch position, have TR4 axles found their way under TR3
> race cars. Seem logical?
> Finally, if TR3 racers decide to convert to the new proposed axle assembly
> proposed by stock car specialty machine shop in Quad City area, would it
> make sense to convert to TR4 axle while they are at it.
> Joe (A)