Dennis & FOTers
On the serious side, Dennis, thank you for the advice below. Those of you
who asked me to share what I was told with you, please find below.
It seems to me that this questioned has opened up a whole new opportunity
for our media mogul Tim Studdard and GRM, a specialized monthly column on how
to best use your living room for parts storage tilted "Home & Parts". I do
not think that my wife is going to buy into the living room storage unless she
sees other wives showing their Triumph furnishings and even then, it would be a
extremely hard sell.
I took my three kids ( 5,6 & almost 8) to Speedfest at Coronado Island
yesterday armed with disposable cameras. It was an absolute blast. I wish I had
taken along a video camera to record the responses of driver when their car
seiged upon by the paparazzi. The children took some very interesting pictures
from their height perspective and their choice of picture angles was also very
One of the drivers let the kids sit in his CanAm car, they absolutely
loved it. I need to remember that when kids come around in the pits to my cars
the future. They get to sit in my cars all the time, but the fact that it was
at the race track made a big difference.
Amongst the cars there was a TR2 which had the TS255 on it. No one was
there, so not sure if it was the real deal (LeMans) or simply a copy. But it
extremely well done. I was surprised to see the HSMA allowed the original
seats to be used in the car. It was not a factor in the race itself in race
2, which included a Jag and Nascar replica Corvette. The Jag walked away with
the race. it was the only Triumph there.
In a message dated 10/8/2005 8:45:09 AM Pacific Standard Time,
The best luck I've had is to hang them on hooks on my shop walls (indoors) if
you have that kind of space. If you have to lay them on the floor, don't
stack them on top of each other. Try to support areas that will likely sag by
placing something of appropriate size underneath for support. If at all
store them in a location where the temperature is controlled. Heat (and to a
lesser extent cold) is the enemy. Never leave them outside in the sun and
weather for any extended period of time.
It's the molds that require the most care. Thin body parts will regain most
of their shape when reattached to the car and left in the sun. When heavy
take on a bend, it's tough to get them straightened back out. Store
individual mold pairs fitted as a unit, A + B nestled together. That way
chance of compromising the mating surface and it limits deformity. Over time
all fiberglass body parts and molds will deform to some extent no matter how
they're stored. It's just a matter of limiting how much.