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TCCV G ENERAL C OMMITTEE

Monthly General Meetings are held on the third Wednesday on each month except December.

Venue: Koornang Uniting Church, 117 Murrumbeena Road, Murrumbeena, Vic Melways Ref: 69 A5

Triumph Car Club of Victoria Inc. on the internet: http://www.tccv.net

Volunteer Positions

AOMC Delegates Ian Cameron Tel: (03) 9749 1341 Book Librarian Paul Wallace Tel: (03) 9432 9302 Club Permit Secretary Syd Gallagher Tel: (03) 9772 6537 Club Regalia Jeff Marshall Tel: (03) 9876 5092 Collation Co-ordinator Terry Hickey Tel: (03) 9735 1693 Events Co-ordinator Peter Welten Tel: (03) 9737 1402 Graeme Oxley Tel: 0413 135 779 Membership Promotion John & Fay Seeley Tel: (03) 9359 2415

Ian Cameron Tel: (03) 9749 1341 Membership Secretary Bob Ritchie Tel: (03) 9589 4466 Media Liaison Officer Terry Hickey Tel: (03) 9735 1693 Public Officer Tony O'Connor Tel: (03) 9729 8913 Tool Librarian Paul Wallace Tel: (03) 9432 9302

President - Peter Truman 0418 368 093 president@tccv.net

Vice President - Peter Welten 0409 511 002

vice-president@tccv.net Secretary - Paul Best

0400 937 636 secretary@tccv.net

Treasurer - Tony O'Connor (03) 9729 8913 treasurer@tccv.net Committee - Chris Burgess

(03) 9775 9920 0428 310 355

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Committee - Colin Jenkins 0412 484 995

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MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION CITY - $50.00 which automatically includes voting membership for partner and non-voting membership for dependents.

COUNTRY - $45.00 for persons residing outside an 80km radius of the Melbourne GPO and includes voting membership for partner and non-voting membership for dependents.

The TCCV welcomes interested parties seeking membership to write to the Club or speak to Bob Ritchie, Membership Secretary, on 9589 4466, whereby more details and application forms can be obtained.

It should be noted that an initial joining fee of

$15.00 applies in addition to the annual membership fee.

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It should be noted, however, that acceptance of an advertisement for publication does not necessarily imply endorsement by the Club of the advertised product or service.

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Members’ Information

Collation Thanks

Collation of the July edition of The Triumph Trumpet and the Member Services Directory was ably assisted by Doreen Hickey.

If you would like to help with collation, please let me know and I will ring you as a reminder a day or two before collation, which is usually on the Tuesday of the week prior to the monthly general meeting.

Members who come along to assist can earn Clubman points and get their magazines earlier than anyone else! Give me a call on 9735 1693 if you think you could help occasionally.

Terry Hickey – Collation Co-ordinator

Triumphs on the WWW

There are many interesting “Triumph”

websites on the internet. This section will list the best of the Triumph and Motoring related websites, if you stumble across a good site not listed here, send me the link and I will put it in this section.

Georgia Triumph Association http://www.gatriumph.com

The Triumph Home Page www.team.net/www/triumph

TR Register New Zealand http://www.trregister.co.nz/

The Dolomite Homepage http://www.triumphdolomite.co.uk/

Greg Tunstall Mechanical - Queensland http://www.gregtunstallmechanical.com.au

Lucas MK1 and MK2 fuel/petrol injection http://www.lucasinjection.com/

Col Colson – Webmaster

Memberships

TCCV would like to warmly welcome our newest member’s, hoping that you will find our, and now YOUR, Club very beneficial to your motoring needs. We now have 169 members, No new members this month

It is great that so many of our members have renewed their membership for another year – you obviously believe in the value that the club provides. However, there are still quite a few members who have not yet renewed, although the deadline has now officially passed. If you are one of these, while you are unfinancial, you will be ineligible to receive the Trumpet and other benefits, such as car registration through the Club Permit Scheme, and club member discounted insurance premiums.

Bob Ritchie – Membership Secretary

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Please note - The information in this publication is of a general nature as a service to TCCV members and other interested parties.

The articles included herein are not intended to provide complete discussion of each subject. While the information is believed to be correct, no responsibility is accepted for any statements of opinion or any error or omission.

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The Triumph Car Club of Victoria is a participating member of the Association of Motoring Clubs Delegates: Syd Gallagher and Terry Hickey.

The Triumph Car Club is an Authorised Club under the VicRoads’ Club Permit Scheme.

Club Permit Secretary, Syd Gallagher, phone – 9772 6537.

Articles in the Triumph Trumpet may be quoted without permission, however, due acknowledgment must be made.

This magazine is published every month, except December, and is mailed on the Tuesday preceding the Club’s monthly General Meetings. Collation is the evening before mailing day, and articles should reach the Editor by the deadline date referred to in the Editorial.

Life Members of the Triumph Car Club of

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TRUMPET

Journal of the Triumph Car Club of Victoria, Inc

Table of Contents

Chris’s Procrastinations 5

Presidents Rambling’s 6

Renewing ‘Club Permit” 8

Improved Visibility 8

Coming Events 9

Minutes of March Gen Meeting 10

Past Events—Skoda Heaven 13

Stripped Spark Plug Hole Thread 14

A Coming Event 17

Vale. Bett M. Gallagher 18

Club Permit Scheme 19

A New Experience 24

Triumph Dolomite Spark Plug Tubes 26

TSOA/TCCV Concours 27

Morning Tea at Yarra Glen 28

Wheel Alignment Check 29

Improve your Suspension 29

Club Services

Club Regalia 30

Triumph Trading 32

Members Information 34

Committee & Contacts BC

Index to Advertisers

Triumph Spares Pty. Ltd. IFC

British Auto Care 4

Caulfield Jag Service 6

Oak Tree Tavern 6

Vanguard Triumph Wholesalers P/L 33

Triumph Sports Cars IBC

For the Preservation of the Triumph Marque

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THIS MONTHS COVER PHOTO

British Auto Care

Unit 10/15 Jijaws Street Sumner QLD Australia 4074 Ph: 3376 6164 Fax: 3376 6231 http://www.bac.com.au eMail: staff@bac.com.au

The Triumph Specialist

Spares ... new, used, and reconditioned Quality Repairs & Restorations

.... ARTICLES WANTED ....

Interesting articles & photos of a Triumphant nature!! This is YOUR chance to earn points for the Peter Shipley Award!! So put pen to paper, finger to key and send your articles/photos to the awaiting Editor, Chris Newell, email: editor@tccv.net

.... DISCLAIMER ....

The contents of The Triumph Trumpet do not necessarily represent the views of any Member, the Editor, or the Committee of the Triumph Car Club of Victoria, Incorporated (TCCV). Whilst the TCCV appreciates the support of advertisers in this magazine, acceptance of an advertisement does not necessarily imply endorsement by the TCCV of the advertised product or service. Furthermore, the TCCV or any of its members cannot be held responsible in any way for the quality or correctness of any items or text included in the advertisements contained herein.

BRITISH AUTOCARE

Mr TR6 recently went to Burson’s to buy himself a spark plug socket, but the clever sales folk at Burson’s had on special “upsize that” offer this very special, limited edition cheque book mechanics Sid Chrome socket set. Tony being Tony couldn't resist this bargain. Its also been rumoured that Tony next project is to add a turbo to the TR6 in order to carry all the extra weight. Watch out for the Garret badges on the rear wings of the TR6.

VANGUARD TRIUMPH WHOLESALERS P/L

43 Albert Hill Road, Lilydale 3140

January/February 2011 Red Hot Specials

Our major specials list is about to be posted to all customers.

If you are not one of the 3,000 enthusiasts receiving it, let us know. You are missing out!

One-off & hard to get items

NEW INTO STOCK Stag front disc rotors – NEW!! $200 ea Dolomite 1850/Sprint tailshaft coupling – Now NLA 1 only $180 NEW INTO STOCK Stag disc brake caliper pistons $40 ea NEW INTO STOCK Stag lower radiator lower pipe $78 NEW INTO STOCK Stag lower radiator hose joiner $89.90 NEW INTO STOCK Stag stainless steel bypass hose – to heater $79.90 NEW INTO STOCK Stag brake master cylinder – NEW!! $280

Triumph 2500 brake master cylinder – tandem $280

Spitfire/Herald disc brake front end – complete $1000 Vanguard Ph I/II center roof aerial – used, good condition $100

Vanguard Ph I/II crown wheel & pinion $240

Chrome bullet shape exterior mirrors – New $60 ea

Last One Left In The World! TR6 P.I. Lucas fuel pump – new

$800

Stag front strut inserts $220 ea

TR7 front strut inserts $220 ea

Stag rear pump up air shock absorbers – pair $280 pair

Stag Mohair soft top – TOP QUALITY! $1280

Triumph 2000 MkII sunvisiors – New! Unobtainable!! $80 pair

Triumph Stag Mk I indicator stalk – NLA! $140

Stag bonnet – Used, very good condition 1 only! $800 Triumph 2500 A-type overdrive gearbox – used $500

Phone (03) 9735 1446 or (03) 9735 4514. Fax (03) 9735 4449

Email us at vanguardtriumph@msn.com

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T RIUMPH T RADING

1968 MkI 2000 ESTATE Ground up restoration only done about 1700miles since restoration could be only one of 15 in Australia and one of the best [mind you I haven't seen the others] estate was featured in June/July 2007 issue of Australian classic cars and if any one wants photos e-mail me at klew58@optusnet.com.au price is negotiable. I have all recepts and pictures of rebuild. I have spent $27,000 on this restoration but am open to reasonable offers as you never get back what you put in but I am not going to give it away.

Keith Lewis on 0427 943 048

MkI & MkII PARTS FOR SALE

I have a large number of items for sale for mainly mk1 2000 and some for mk2 2000/2500 to numerous to list but short list is tail lights Mk1 and Mk2

Alternators Generator Interior fittings

Exterior fitting eg stainless steel strips 4 of 4spd gearbox to suit 2000/2500 1 of b/w 65 auto to suit triumph 1 of 2ltr motor

and heaps of other stuff.

If anyone is interested they can contact me on 0427943048 for price and I can arrange delivery or post.

TRIUMPH TRADING - Cars and Parts for sale are provided as a service for members of the Triumph Car Club of Victoria (TCCV) and guests and visitors to our web site. TCCV is not responsible for in any way and makes no warranty with respect to the pricing, original- ity, appropriateness, quality, merchantability or serviceability of any of the items that may be offered for sale on this site. This section is provided solely to facilitate contact between Triumph enthusiasts and the use of this site shall create no liability or responsibility to TCCV, or upon it’s Office Bearers or Committee.

PARTS FOR SALE 

TR6 hardtop, Triumph green paint, beige inter, no rust , bit dusty will clean up very well $475

TR4/6 brake drum spring set (both wheels) new $25

TR4/6 brake drum adjusters, new still in boxes $40 the pair

TR5/6 Lucas PI fuel pump near new, may be  unused, $450 will consider offers, plus postage  Paul Bu erfield (03) 5663 5479

1967 MkI 2000 SALOON

With BW35 auto. Last registered in 2002. Body colour is Phantom Blue 59,000mls on the clock which could be correct as the driver’s seat and pedals are in excellent original cond. Interior is in great condition for its age. It has the usual vinyl damage on top of back seat, but I have matching piece for repair. Carpets are worn in areas, but still presentable. Headlining is in good nick with no tears. Door rubbers are excellent.

Woodwork is in good nick, but lacquer is flaking.

No cracks in dash apart from 2 small screw holes from an aftermarket tacho. Mechanically it is in good condition. It starts and runs well. The body does require some restoration. There are areas of rust along the bottom of the door skins, but I do have 4 spare MK1 doors. The back left wheel arch requires some work from a poor repair. Apart from that there are only minor re- pairs $1200, but I am open to offers, provided it is kept in one piece.

Vin No: 2MB72774BW, AMI Body No: B97134.

Ph Don 0408853227

F OR S ALE

C HRIS S P ROCRASTINATIONS

D EADLINE FOR A PRIL 2011 T RUMPET - 29 TH A PRIL

Greetings once more, the months are quickly slipping by as the year goes bounding along at a rapid rate of knots, no sooner is the meeting over, the Trumpets is ready to start, and once the Trumpet is with the printer, its time to take a breath and think about the next round. The last month has been a big month for TCCV with the Concour’s been and gone and Skoda Heaven out of the way, next major event coming up is the weekend Trumpet is at the printers, what was known as the British and European is now the RACV Showcase at Flemington, there was a time I never messed this event, it was and still is one of the best car shows in town, sadly I miss it this year as its footy season and my son and I will be at the MCG.

Did anyone see the line up of TR4’s, TR4A’s & TR5’s at this years Grand Prix?

How good did they look? Even at a modern event like the GP with all the F1 and V8 technology on show, the classic cars on show never fail to turn heads, this year as usual there was plenty to see and do, the whole GP circus is assembled, held and disassembled, stowed away almost effortlessly with only a few mutterings from the locals who complain at the noise of the actual event.

I guess that’s the price we pay for not having a dedicated track like most of the other competitors, it would certainly get more use at the expense of older tracks like Philip Island and Sandown (in Melbourne) maybe, but where would we put it?

That has easy access and away from residential.

This month I have had to add 4 more pages to accommodate the new Club Permit Scheme letter which all members need to read, and to enhance the technical images conjured up when looking at the front cover, there are technical articles from Jim Ostergaard, Peter Truman and Terry Hickey.

If you are thinking you need to rejuvenate your suspension, I have had an offer from the company that supplies my workplace with Koni gas shock absorbers and standard size springs but 25% firmer than standard, the rates are very good I am told by members who have already replaced these items, at a higher cost.

Koni Shockers are amongst the best on the market, details including the phone number and address is on page 29 if you are looking for these parts, I for one will be upgrading my suspension when I have a few other jobs out of the way.

My apologies for the hard copy cover not being complete, that was an editorial blunder, once I had realised it was not quite right it was too late (ready for collation) one blunder I will watch out for in future issues.

Well I seem to have burbled my way through another editorial, as it’s time too wrap this up and get it off to the printer.

Take care on the roads and see you soon.

Chris Newell—editor

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BAR & RESTAURANT

O AK T REE T AVERN

Open Wednesday to Sunday Bookings Essential

Barry Valentine p: 03 9761 0944

a: 1/367 Forest Road, The Basin, VIC, 3154

e: bazval46@hotmail.com

Olde English atmosphere

Varied menu from snacks to grills

English, Irish and Australian Beers on tap

Entertainment Thursdays, Friday, Saturday nights & Sunday afternoon

C LUB R EGALIA

APPAREL All clothing has Club Emblem Price

TCC01 White Tee Shirt All sizes available $10.00

TCC02 Fleece Jacket All sizes available $50.00

TCC03 Shower Jacket Hooded All sizes available $33.00 TCC04 Reversable Sleevless Vest All sizes available $40.00

TCC05M Mens Polo Shirt All sizes available $33.00

TCC05W Womens Polo Shirt All sizes available $33.00

TCC06 Weatherproof Fleece Stadium Jacket.

Blue with Red trim

All sizes available $55.00

TCC11 Cotton Caps (page 26) Blue with Suede Peak $15.00

TCC12 Beanie Blue Knitted One Size Fits All $15.00

TCC15 Scarves (page 26) Blue Polar Fleece $15.00

GIFTS

TCC20 Mugs - Now in Stock Blue with Gold TCCV Logo $10.00 TCC21 Mugs - New Item Blue and white (page 23) $10.00

TCC25 Stubby Holders Blue with TCCV Logo $8.00

BADGES

TCC40 Grille Badge Temporarily Out of Stock $20.00

TCC42 Grille Badge 25th Aniversary Red with Silver Lettering $25.00

TCC45 Lapel Badge Small metal pin badge $5.00

TCC50 Cloth Badge Blue and white, patch your jeans!! $5.00 TCC55 Windscreen Stickers Adhesive backed TCCV Logo $2.00 TCC60 Name Badge (page 26) White on Blue with Logo $10.00 ACCESSORIES

TCC30 Umbrella (page 26) With “hooked” handle and 2 Logo’s $30.00 TCC32 Carry Bag

Put all your Regalia into it $35.00

TCC35 Belt Buckle (Below) Belt not supplied $35.00

POSTAGE and HANDLING

Postage and Handling (except Penrite Products) $10.00

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C LUB R EGALIA

OIL FILTERS

Number Suits RRP Web Price Club Price

Oil Filters

R2070P 2000/2500 $12.00 $9.00 $7.00

TR & Vitesse

R2352P Stag, TR7 $20.30 $13.25 $8.00

Dolomite & Sprint Air Filters

A89 2000 & 2500 $35.00 $32.00 $20.00

TR5 & TR6

A266 Stag, TR7 $60.-00 $55.00 $30.00

Dolomite & Sprint

GRH528 2000 & 2500 $15.00 $10.00

Available to club members only.— No commercial quantities.

Top Radiator Hose

Call Jeff Marshall on 03 9876 5092 to place your order

TCC11

TCC15

TCC30

TCC60 TCC20

President’s Ramblings

Well its April & that’s a quarter of 2011 already gone, it only seems a month ago that we had the New Years Run.

After the Trumpet closed for March printing we had the TCCV/TSOA combined Concour on the 27th Feb at Birrarung Marr, near Fed Square. With good weather the venue would be good, central position, accessible to the city for shopping, passing interest, & access to Fed Sq for food, unfortunately the weather was foul, wet & drizzly making the car park gravel very dirty and cohesive (sticky)

Considering the weather the attendance was good esp TCCV representation, who as usual provided judges & marshals, thanks to all who helped.

We did well in the awards, unfortunately due to the weather I didn’t keep a record of our success’s & haven’t received anything from the organising committee yet. From what I can remember TCCV members took out prizes in the following class’s, Best Saloon (2000/2500), Best Post 54’ 4 cylinder (Dolly), best Herald/Vitesse, Best Stag, TR7/8, as well as Master Class. I can’t name all the winners or whether it was Concour or Road Class so I’ll leave it at that so I don’t upset those I missed. There should be a full report in future Trumpets.

Andy Ansell is to be commended for making the long & very wet drive down from Bendigo to the Concour in one of his Spitfire’s, with the hood down. His comment was he didn’t get wet till stopping at traffic lights in Melbourne, goes to show if you go fast enough you miss the rain drops!

At the March Committee meeting it was decided that unless there was strong opposition from members we would sell the clubs trailer. The reason was that we seldom use it, it is an ongoing problem in finding members prepared to store & transport it. Very few member cars are nowadays equipped with tow bars so it’s an unnecessary impost on a few.

The trailer is a 6 by 4, single axle, covered & very suitable for tradesman use. Members in the know advise it could be worth up to $1000.

The issue was raised under General Business at the March GM, and in fairness to ensure absent members could comment it was decided to carry the final decision over to the April GM.

Following on from my comments last month re E10 Ethanol fuel, I read on an Americian website there had also been problems with the solder in brass floats being attacked resulting in floats sinking! The solution after a roadside breakdown was replacement with plastic ones, the ethanol saga goes on.

Col Colson advises that he has heard from Ann & Lindsey Gibson, who are the only members on the club SA run, advice is they are having a good time, venues & organised accommodation are good, but weather poor (are they in the ragtop Stag or saloon?). Seeing its all organised a repeat next year with greater participation might be considered.

It was with regret that Syd Gallagher advised that his mother Bett died suddenly. Bett was a club member during the 1990’s & frequently attended club events when I first joined the club.

Betts Triumphs included a Herald & Syd’s current 2500PI. We extend our sympathy to Syd, Chris & the girls.

My apologises for the April GM as I’m committed elsewhere, Peter Welten will be in charge.

Well that’s all I can think of, remember there’s a lot of traffic radar & camera’s out there so obey the road rules & especially the temporary roadwork speed limits, drive carefully.

Peter Truman -TCCV President

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On arrival at the RTA office at Burwood East I was asked the “nature of my business today”. “Club permit renewal” is the best response to be put into the correct queue. Eventually my ticket number was displayed on the TV screen with the counter number as well as being blared out on the speaker system.

The young lady there wasn’t sure of what to do because the system is only just new, so she asked the more senior assistant alongside. Between the two they navigated to the Payment screen. In just a moment I was relieved of about $100 on the plastic, the documents were stamped, receipt stapled to them and I was sent on my way.

By the way, my enquiry about pensioner/senior discounts was rejected. At home I attached one permit sticker into the log book and the other onto Gerald’s windscreen. All done. No problems at all.

Alan Andrews

R ENEWING “C LUB P ERMIT

I MPROVED V ISIBILITY

If you are interested in upgrading the high beam headlights on your Triumph 2000/2500/Vitesse that has the four headlight system REPCO have a special on PN: 72060 conversion for high beam only.

Consists of 2 X 100 watt halogen H1 globes, 2 x semi sealed headlights and required terminal ends. At the moment they are on special for $80.00. Autobarn sell them for about $123.00 and I think Bursons have around $160.00 on the same light.

The most important thing is if you are going to upgrade your head lights it is important to relay the car. Bursons sell a High/Low Beam relay that is rated at 30 amps.

NARVA also make a kit for changing the sealed beams on your TR or Herald to QH. Don't know the price.

Graeme Oxley

We were in the King's Domain for the Australia Day display. Once again, for the fourth year in a row, the Stag was voted unanimously as the best car on display - by Kaylene and I.

We spotted this Mayflower in the state of rebuild! I don't think they were originally made in a ute model - and if they were they were limited to carrying only very small loads!

I have to say I think the ute doesn't look too bad - I didn't say practical, and I am comparing to an unmodified Mayflower!!

W HEEL A LIGNMENT C HECK

Off the Triumph List - a simple way to do wheel alignment check: All it takes to do it yourself are some bits of wood, a pencil, and a nail or other sharp object.

Jack the car up, and mark each front tyre by spinning it and holding the sharp object against the tread. Doesn't matter where exactly, just hold the sharp object steady so the resulting mark on the tread follows the axis of rotation.

Then lower the car, turn the steering wheel to the straight ahead position, bounce the car a few times to settle the suspension; and use the bits of wood & pencil to compare the distance between the marks made above at the rear center line, to the marks at the front center line. The front distance should be 1/16" to 1/8" smaller than the rear measurement.

This method is at least as good as those "laser guided" machines in the shops.

Terry Hickey

I MPROVE YOUR S USPENSION

I have recently been lucky enough to source Top Quality Suspension Parts at very reasonable cost. Koni Shock absorbers and coil springs for some models, I have made enquiries about the rest of the Triumph models and awaiting an answer, these are for TCCV members. Mention/take this magazine with you.

Club member price:

Front, part number = 86-1664 = $297.09/pair, incl. GST.

Rear, part number = 80-2069 = $253.85/pair, incl. GST.

Kings Springs, (Standard Height Replacement with 25% firmer rate)

Prices are the same for the above part numbers at $117.01/pair, incl. GST.

Notes:

The front and rear Koni shock absorbers are the same for the 2500PI, 2500TC 2500S, Stag and Estate from 1969 – 1977. The springs for the Stag are the same as the Mark 2 For club members to gain these discounted prices, they will need to produce your current membership card and mention the Triumph Car Club of Victoria to receive this special offer.

Toperformance Products 8 Trade Place

Nunawading VIC 3 9873 1722

Mk 1 Mk 2

Front KTFS-01 Front KTFS-01 Rear KTRS-02 Rear KTRS-03

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M ORNING T EA AT Y ARRA G LEN

1000 Steps must have had 1000 visitors Sunday morning 6 March. Craig was double parked waiting, I had to do the same for a minute or two as well. When Terry and Jan arrived I suggested they go on up to Sassafras and wait for me there. Peter arrived in the Stag shortly after they had left, so he went up as well. I waited until just after 10am and left myself to meet up again 7kms up the hill.

Peter had the route itemised – to Olinda, Monbulk, Silvan and on to Yarra Glen through Lilydale. Round about an hour’s steady drive. Lovely scenery all the way made even more so by the fine sunny weather.

With parking for 20 or more vehicles just across the road from my place, there was enough for us all. Tony and Jane arrived shortly afterwards with Peter as he stayed in Sassafras until the TR6 arrived.

We had catered for more people, so we all had plenty of pies, sausage rolls, chocolate biscuits and home made banana cake and scones with local jam and cream. A morning tea that would rival Raffles, I reckon – many thanks to my wife Joan. Like they say in the classics: “You had to be there”.

Naturally we chatted about nearly everything, including caravanning, holidays, bound pictorial records of holidays, gearbox transmission coolers, electronic devices to replace points in distributors as an intermediate step prior to fitting a full electronic ignition system, solar power systems for houses, and so on, while downing cups of tea and coffee and demolishing the spread.

After two hours it was home time. It may be our pleasure to do it all again, say this time next year.

Alan & Joan Andrews

C OMING E VENTS

2011

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20th Wed Monthly General Meeting. at 8:00pm, at Koornang Uniting Church, 117 Murrumbeena Road, Murrumbeena. After the meeting there will be a tech talk by Stuart Hall on Brakes and Suspensions, and another by Tony O’Connor on the modifications he has made to his TR6

M

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1st Sun Sassafras Café Coffee Club Run See Special Notes

1st Sun EMR to Yaringa Marina, Tyabb Met at Brandon Park Shopping Centre at 0800 for an 0830 Start 15th Sun Cavalcade of Transport Run to

Yarra Glen Racecourse, departure times and locations TBA

18th Wed Monthly General Meeting. at 8:00pm, at Koornang Uniting Church, 117 Murrumbeena Road, Murrumbeena.

22nd New Members Day, venue to be advised

28-29th Historic Winton. Historic racing from Winton Raceway, this year featuring the Triumph Renown

JUNE

6th Sun Sassafras Café Coffee Club Run See Special Notes

11-13th Queens Birthday Hamilton Run, more details in the coming months 15th Monthly General Meeting. at

8:00pm, at Koornang Uniting Church, 117 Murrumbeena Road, Murrumbeena. Proposed to visit a Crankshaft Rebuilder.

JULY

3rd Sun Sassafras Café Coffee Club Run See Special Notes

3rd Sun EMR Route and times TBA 13th

Wed

Monthly General Meeting. at 8:00pm, at Koornang Uniting Church, 117 Murrumbeena Road, Murrumbeena.

16th Sat Triumph Dyno Day with Marty, at MK Automotive & Marine, 37 McCulloch Ave, Seaford. Just

$30.00 for two runs on the Dyno start 1030 am, Great day, just come along and watch.

AUGUST

7th Sun Sassafras Café Coffee Club Run See Special Notes

27th Puffing Billy Dinner Train leaves from Puffing Billy’s Belgrave Station at 7.15 pm and arrives back at 11.30 pm

14-18 W/End

Combined ACT/TCCV event in Wagga Wagga/Junee area

NOVEMBER

6th Sun Sassafras Café Coffee Club Run See Special Notes

20th Berry Street Show & Shine more information to follow

OCTOBER

All events listed are Club Permit authorised, under- lined listings are TCCV events.

Special Note: The Sassafras Café Coffee Club Runs are scheduled each month to enable members (particularly those on the Club Permit scheme) to partici- pate in a shorter run than the traditional EMRs. Starting times and destinations may be varied, depending upon the weather and the desires of those participating. Syd Gallagher is the contact, 9772 6537 or 0402 404 017.

Contact: Events Co-ordinator, Peter Welten on 0409 511 002 or email at events@tccv.net

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M INUTES OF THE M ARCH G ENERAL M EETING

Meeting Opened: by Club President Peter Truman at 8:05pm on 16 March 2011.

Apologies: Ian Cameron, Graeme Oxley, Lindsay Gibson, Chris Burgess, Blair Kerr, Bob Ritchie, Alan Andrews, Syd Gallagher.

New Members / Visitors: None at this meeting.

Previous Minutes: Peter Truman recommended the February 2011 General Meeting minutes as published in the March 2011 ‘Trumpet’ be accepted. Seconded by Roger McCowan and passed by the members.

Correspondence: The regular club magazines and flyers which are available at the meeting. Additional items to note:

Inward

Membership applications – two new applications.

An invitation to exhibit vehicles at the Tintern School Fair on 2 April 2011.

Treasurer’s Report: Tony O’Connor presented the Treasurer’s report summarising financial activity to 16 March 2011. The cash balance is $9,342.34. There is also

$5,418.22 in the term deposit. There are current unpaid liabilities of approximately $250 for hall hire charges and Trumpet printing. The total current balance is $14,903.06.

There is also $350 income outstanding for the deposit paid by the Club on behalf of members for the Puffing Billy dinner on 27 August 2011. The Committee has noted that cancellation conditions from the Puffing Billy operator clearly favour the operator, and places a financial risk on the Club in the event that not all booked places are filled for the dinner. The Committee has decided the financial risk is not acceptable and will no longer pay deposits on behalf of members for future events. Outstanding reimbursements for the Puffing Billy dinner can be paid direct to the Treasurer or by electronic transfer.

John Seeley proposed that the Treasurer’s Report be accepted. Seconded by Chris Newell and passed by the members.

Membership: Bob Ritchie was an apology for this meeting. In Bob’s absence the President noted that the March Trumpet listed six new members, for a total membership of 164.

Regalia: Jeff Marshall had several new members’ badges available at the meeting. The President presented Leon Himmelfarb with his name badge. Jeff provided the Treasurer with $290 resulting from recent regalia sales.

Shane Houghton displayed a towel embroidered with a Triumph insignia. Shane will provide details to Jeff and to the Editor.

Editor: More articles are needed for the next Trumpet. Chris reminded the members that he will not be continuing as Editor following the 2011 AGM, and that a new Editor will be required for the Trumpet from August 2011. Chris has offered to assist the new Editor in a changeover. Anyone who is interested in this position can contact Peter Truman or Chris to discuss.

TSOA/TCCV C ONCOURS

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T RIUMPH D OLOMITE S PARK P LUG T UBES

Attached photos show an original unused Sprint Tube on the left & a 'Specialised Tuning Components' (STI) uprated tube on the right.

STI was a company formed by Colin Jenkins & others around 1995 & developing some modified parts for Sprints namely:

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Aircraft grade Aluminium Spark Plug Tubes with sealing 'O' rings.

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Aluminium engine blocks

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Upgraded ventilated front disc brakes, using Renault rotars & in house modified calipers.

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Aluminium sump baffle plates to stop oil surge.

Suffering the same misfire as Greg Black on Michelles Sprint soon after purchasing it in 1996 &

subsequently being put in contact with Colin he showed me his modification & being impressed I purchased a set of 4 STI aluminium modified Spark Plug Tubes @ around $120 (expensive at the time). He still has some in store.

Installation was a breeze finished in under an hour, no lining up issues or undue force required, a well engineered solution. I did fit a new set of locally made long reach plug leads at the same time.

Michelle kept the car right through Uni, over 5 years until an unfortunate accident in Nov 2001 and the Sprint never had another leak or misfire!

It just goes to show nothings new in the auto industry whats old becomes new again with slight modifications.

I wonder what else has been developed by club members over the years, eg Bob Hutton & Roger McGowan’s gas conversions, Bob Ritchie’s heater valve repair tool, Terry Hickey & a Stag 5 speed gearbox, and Jim Ostergaard with his ongoing Stag mods.

The club members have a wealth of knowledge!

Peter Truman

M INUTES OF THE M ARCH G ENERAL M EETING

Tool & Book Libraries: Paul Wallace advised that all borrowings are accounted for, and that members can call Paul with any requests to bring items to the meetings. John Seeley provided a copy of 2000 MkII Handbook to Paul to add to the library.

AOMC: Peter Truman attended the last AOMC meeting held on 21 February 2011. There was much information and discussion regarding the Club Permit Scheme (CPS). It is expected there will be stringent monitoring by VicRoads, and it was emphasised that the CPS is intended for predominately social and club activity use. No commercial use is permitted under the CPS.

The AOMC is running a ‘car club management’ workshop day in July. This would be very useful for any members considering becoming involved in the Committee. Anyone who is interested can contact Peter Truman for more details.

Events: Peter Welten provided the following update on events for 2011. Full details were distributed at the meeting and will be listed in the Trumpet.

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19-26 March 2011 - South Australia trip.

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3 April 2010 – RACV Classic Showcase (Flemington Racecourse). Members from the east can meet at Whitehorse Rd / Springvale Rd (McDonalds) at 8:00am for 8:15am departure.

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10 April 2011 – Picnic Day at Pakenham Race Course. Meet at former Waverley Park at 10:30am for 11:00am departure.

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1 May 2011 – EMR to Yaringa Marina Tyabb Meet at Brandon Park shopping centre at 8:00am for 8:30am departure.

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15 May 2011 – Cavalcade of Transport. Multiple departure points to Yarra Glen Racecourse.

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22 May 2011 – New members day - TBA

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28-29 May 2011 – Historic Winton (featuring Triumph Renown)

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4-6 June 2011 – Hamilton Rally (Queens Birthday Weekend)

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27 August 2011 – ‘Puffing Billy’ dinner being organised by Terry Roche. Cost will be

$86pp. A deposit of $25pp is required. Contact Terry or Peter for details.

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14-18 October 2011 – Combined ACT / TCCV event in Wagga / Junee region. More details to follow.

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27 November 2011 – Berry Street Show & Shine.

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Other planned activities will include Technical Days and possibly a club ‘Spare Parts’

auction/sale day.

At the recent TSOA / TCCV Concours day the following results were noted for TCCV members:

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Stag – Nick & Kaylene Skinner: 2nd on score countback

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M INUTES OF THE F EBRUARY G ENERAL M EETING

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Herald – Jorge Almenara: 1st

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Masterclass – Jeff Marshall: Vitesse

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Post 1954 sedan – Peter Welten: Dolomite Sprint

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TR8 – Lawrie Monroe

Triumph Trading:

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John Seeley, Two Stags (dec estate) in Moama (NSW). Blue Stag running + white Stag for parts.

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1972 2.5 PI in Geelong. Motor reconditioned 18K km and several years ago.

Standing for five years and advanced rusting. Also 1968 2000 MkI auto – restorable.

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Paul Wallace – has gasket material and various neoprene pieces.

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Chris Newell – has access to Koni front and rear sets for Mk I / II / Stag. Details will be in next Trumpet.

General Business:

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Peter Truman proposed to the members that the club’s trailer has become less useful to the Club and could be offered for sale. There was discussion for and against keeping the trailer. This item will be reconsidered at the April General Meeting.

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RACV Showcase – Peter Welten to confirm that it will be acceptable for the Club to operate the BBQ for members.

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Paul Wallace noted that Aldi stores on occasion stock automotive tools at reasonable prices.

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Paul (and others) also commented on the fitment of electric power steering units to classic cars.

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Tony O’Connor informed the meeting of advice from Overdrive Repair Services in Britain regrading the technique for using O/D, and that the units are intended for cruising use only.

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Jim Ostergaard displayed his recently ceramic-coated manifolds for his Stag.

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Stuart Hall is seeking assistance with resolving a suspected solenoid problem with his car’s O/D unit.

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Various members noted that some Bursons’ stores are more readily providing discounts for club members.

Meeting Closed at 9:20pm

A N EW E XPERIENCE

I rang Brad and asked if he was interested in selling his car. His reply was a firm NO. However after convincing him that he should really sell it, we struck a deal and road tested the car on the 8

th

Jan 2011. The next weekend with bank cheque in hand, Chris and Sue Burgess, Annette and I jumped into Chris’s Falcon and headed east. By lunchtime on the 15

th

January the magenta Stag belonged to Annette and I. We had an over night stay at Chris and Sue’s Dad’s house at Lake Glenmaggie. Had a beer that night to celebrate at the Heyfield pub. The next day we headed home. Car didn’t miss a beat and averaged in the old money 30 mpg.

Very impressed with that.

I am now into my third experience of open top motoring and I’m over the moon about it. Brad had spent a lot of time on this car. Car had been repainted by one of his mates. The engine is out 40 thou and fully balanced, heads flowed and fast road cam coupled up to a full stainless steel extractor exhaust system. The extractors have been ceramic coated. Gearbox had been overhauled, new seat covers, carpet set including boot from Rimmers, JVC radio cd, near new soft top and a new dark wood dash and new tyres and battery.

Within in ten minutes of getting home the hard top came off and now sits high in the roof of my shed thanks to Col Colson who sold me his electric winch.

Any excuse now to get the car out and go for a drive. The magenta colour certainly turns heads in the Werribee area. I just love to get in and rev it out and listen to that V8 note.

Thanks to Chris and Sue for taking us up to pick the car up.

The car had it’s first outing down to Skoda Heaven on the 6

th

Mar and didn’t miss a beat.

Annette and I are looking forward to going everywhere in this car.

Graeme Oxley

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A N EW E XPERIENCE

This is not the first time I have owned a soft top car. Between 1972 to 1974 I had a blue 1960 Bug-eye Austin Healey Sprite when I was posted to the RAAF Base in Butterworth, Malaysia. This car certainly got a work out as it was circuit raced at the Shah of Alam Circuit in Kuala Lumpar, grass track raced and hill climbed.

The most fun was at motor-kanas where the car excelled aided by a very good driver. Once bitten by the sports car bug it is very hard not to have another one.

My next sports car was a mimosa May registered 1976 TR6 with integrated air- conditioning. When the RAAF said would you like to go to St Louis USA and spend the next two years and three months on the F/A-18 Project from 1985 to 1987 it was too hard to say no. I thoroughly enjoyed the left hand drive experience. I was unable to bring the car back to Australia as it was ‘too new’.

Fate was to take a new direction when Annette Robson came into my life. My big mistake was saying to Annette would you like a ride in Peter Welten’s Stag when we were at Bendigo on the combined ACT/TCCV event last year. She went on a short ride and that was enough.

After the event Annette said we have to put the ‘Grandpa’ 2.5PI into retirement and get a Stag. Who am I to argue with a woman. The search was on. There were no man/od Stags around for sale at the time. Road tested some autos but really wanted a manual car. Unable to find one I knew a guy who had a magenta man/od Stag in Paynesville. I have known Brad for many years when he was at British Auto Care in QLD and he had relocated to Victoria.

The weather man said it was going to be a nice 28 degree sunny day. For once they got it right. A purr-fect day for open top motoring and also to show off our newly acquired magenta manual/overdrive Stag.

Meeting point for the convoy was at Bacchus Marsh. Eddy and June, and Don Barnacott in their Stags, and Chris Burgess in his 2500TC. It was nice to catch up with Don again as he had not been on a run for a number of years. Once Eddy and Don had lowered the soft tops we headed off and met up with Ian and Dianne Cameron with their grandson Brent, and Barry Hillsley and Christine Etches from the Rover Car Club who were waiting at the Werribee intersection 12 kms from Bacchus Marsh. Ian was driving his magnificent left hand drive red 1964 Ford Galaxy. Barry was in his Dad’s Rover P6B.

The drive down to Colac via the Geelong bypass was very enjoyable, At the meeting point at the Colac Information Centre Nick and Kaylene Skinner in their Stag and Alex and Penny Finlay in their 2500TC with wires were waiting. Nick and Kaylene were spending the weekend at Anglesea. Jeff and Glenis Marshall in their Vitesse arrived just before we were heading out. Other members of the Rover Car Club were there also. A member from the Colac Car Club in his green XK 120 Jaguar lead the convoy to Barrie and Lois Chamberlain’s property. Display cars from the Colac Guys, including a TR7 and a red Stag were already on display. Barrie had all his registered Skodas (7 of them) lined up, including his brand new diesel Skoda Octavia.

Once again we headed up to the ‘shed’ where the Camberlains had prepared a nice lunch. Home made sausage rolls to die for, home made vegetable soup, sandwiches, cakes, coffee and tea. Here we had a presentation to Barrie and Lois from the TCCV for their hospitality with the help of relatives and the Colac Car Club, once again excelled themselves.

This time I did a tour of Barrie’s property behind the ‘shed’. Truly amazing what he has collected and hiding in the pine trees. He has saved two Triumph Herald Sedans from the crusher. He would like to sell them. If interested ring Barrie on 03 5233 4656 to negotiate a price.

The TCCV members gathered under a huge gum tree for a coffee and chat. Before heading off Nick was seen training for his new job. Nick had a chamois in hand cleaning all the TCCV cars as the windscreens were splattered with dead white moths. He did a great job but didn’t see him being paid for his services. Maybe we have taken a rain cheque.

Before everyone left Barrie with the help from two of his grandsons managed to get an old steam engine going.. We thanked Barrie and Lois and headed off in convoy again.

The convoy stopped at the BP service station at Winchelsea for ice-creams, drinks and Eddy and Ian refuelled. Ian lead the convoy towards Geelong and onto the M1. Because the Air Show was on we took the road back towards Bacchus Marsh, past Port Phillip Prison and took the next turnoff to Werribee.

For some it was back to our place for a cuppa.

It was another terrific day and because the weather was at it’s best we all enjoyed the drive.

Graeme Oxley

P AST E VENTS - S KODA H EAVEN

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Stripped Spark Plug Hole Thread

The soft alloy of the Stag’s heads is why I unfortunately stripped the thread in one of the spark plug holes. After some inquiries, I found a repair kit at Repco for

$46.00. The kit consisted of one reamer/thread tapper & 4 solid thread replacements of different lengths. (Packs of 10 can be purchased from Repco)

There were no instructions that came with the kit so here are some I made up.

Firstly a shop vac was modified with a hose small enough to suck out machined metal from inside the affected plug hole. Next the position of the piston was moved to just below top dead centre so as to not come into contact with the ream tool.

Step 1, Lubricate tool & hole. Keep lubed through out operation. (I used WD40)

Step 2, Using a plug socket & ratchet handle, insert tool and start reaming.

This removes the old buggered thread.

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Club Permit Scheme

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Club Permit Scheme Stripped Spark Plug Hole Thread

3.

6.

5.

4.

Step 3, Remove tool often to clean out the hole & brush of the tool. Don’t forget to re lubricate.

Step 4, keep going until the tool is fully in.

Step 5, This will cut a new thread in the head for the insert. (Make sure it is clean & dry at this point)

Step 6, select the correct length insert

& screw it onto a spark plug.

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Stripped Spark Plug Hole Thread

Step 7, apply some thread locker to the insert. (Don’t get any on the spark plug thread)

Using a plug socket, screw it into the freshly threaded hole to 25 lbf ft & leave it to cure as per manufactures directions.

Step 8, Finally vacuum the top of the piston to remove any metal deposits.

Job done.

The result is a steel thread in an alloy head.

CAUTION: Metal fragments left in the cylinder may cause damage.

Jim Ostergaard  

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7.

Club Permit Scheme

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Club Permit Scheme A C OMING E VENT

Welcome to the Hamilton and District VVC Driver’s Club

Queen’s Birthday Weekend Rally

June 11, 12 & 13 2011

“RAW HORSE POWER”

Short trip Saturday afternoon

Sunday is a journey through beautiful “Australia Felix” coun- try of Digby through to Coleraine. Another short trip Sunday

morning

Come and join us for a Spectacular Drive through what Major Mitchell described as “the best grazing country in Australia”

More details to come in the New Year.

Keep this weekend free.

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Bett Gallagher was a member of TCCV in the early years of the Club. Mother! Mother in law of Syd and Chris, Grandmother of Beth and Bridgitte, a great friend of many, and an active Club Member. Many in the TCCV would not have known Bett as the Club is approaching 30 years old.

The Death of a Loved one is very sad, and our condolences to the Gallagher Clan. On the brighter side, at Funerals, you do get to catch up with former members from bygone days of participation with TCCV This prompted me to put pen to paper with some memories of the early years of the Club.

In the early 80’s Triumphs had reached the end of production, and for many years previously, and even today, ownership of a Triumph is the desire of discerning people who appreciate the quality finish, engineering and performance of Triumph Saloons and Sports cars. These qualities prompted the formation of TCCV (to preserve the Marque).

In previous years Triumphs were everyday transport to place of employment or weekend recreation, and many a Club outing was attended by Mum, Dad and Children, as an example, the Gallagher’s in the 2000 Estate, or maybe the Mayflower, Bett in her Herald and eventually in the PI, the McCowan’s in their Saloon, Graeme Oxley, Stafford Hall and Linda in their respective 2500’s and the Fishers and Rutland’s. We all know about the “Stan Fisher Perpetual Trophy” for the most improved Triumph for the past year.

Then there was the Grand Prix parties at the Bradshaw’s, and the nights of collating the

‘Trumpet’ in the Loft at Victoria St. Flemington, the “Peter Shipley” Trophy for attending collation nights, articles etc. as decided by the Editor. The visits by Santa to distribute the presents at the Christmas Picnic Party, and the Photo shoot sitting on Santa’s knee (not only the Children).

Those days you could go to Dennis McLinden at “Triumph Parts” in Dandenong for parts and service, likewise to Ross Kerslake at Lilydale, “Triumph Spares” in Fairfield, General and Sporting at Macauly and many Auto Parts Stores. TCCV has always been a ‘Hands on’

Club, and we even had a Ladies Garage Day for the Girls to get to know their Triumphs. The early morning sprints to Historic Winton, past the derestriction signs, select 4th Overdrive and you were really motoring.(in the days before speed cameras and other sneaky devices) Nick Harris in the Herald Coupe hot on your rear bumper bar.

All Clubs have their Ups and downs, in the early days, enthusiasm was great, then Membership Stag-nated for a while, but all those loyal to the Club hung in there, they know who they are! and at present a revival of membership and enthusiasm is a credit to the management team. The lifeline to members is the Trumpet, and Roger and Chris have done a sterling job producing the Trumpet. If you are computer literate, please put your hand up and give them a spell. The “Members Service Directory” is a classic and the envy of many Clubs.

To all those members who have supported TCCV over the years, thank you. So today as we said Good—bye to Bett, I would say “thanks for the memories, for your friendship and hospitality to members,”

Yesterday is History. Tomorrow a Mystery. Today is a Gift that’s why it’s called the Present.

It’s not the Years in your Life, but the Life in Your Years that matter.

John Seeley. CA 007

V ALE . B ETT M. G ALLAGHER

Vic Roads Club Permit Scheme

The attached are copies of the Vic Roads “Club Permit Approval” and are the conditions under which the TCCV are authorised to permit members to obtain a Club Permit for their classic car.

You will notice I accepted the conditions on behalf of the club on the 23rd Dec 2010.

Notice the last paragraph of Vic Roads letter where failure by the club to control/manage its members and the Club Permit Scheme COULD result in the club being excluded from the process. This means that the failure of individual members to comply with the Club Permit conditions could mean that ALL CLUB MEMBERS COULD BE EXCLUDED! So it is beholding on all members to do the right thing by the club & its membership.

It is the TCCV’s intent that all Club Permit Holders countersign the TCCV & Vic roads agreement so as to acknowledge that they understand & agree to the CPS conditions.

The third page is the information that the club wants to keep as a register of all TCCV Club Member Permit holders, so you will need to pass this info onto the Club Permit Officer, Syd Gallagher.

The 4th page is what another classic car club requires it’s members to agree to if they want to be included under their clubs “Club Permit Scheme”. The club requires the members to provide information on which club their respective classic cars are authorised through, so a complete register and who has liability for which members vehicle.

The TCCV Committee are considering similar disclosure by its members!

Peter MB Truman President TCCV.

C LUB P ERMIT S CHEME

Concours 2011 Sender please put your hand up

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Bett Gallagher was a member of TCCV in the early years of the Club. Mother! Mother in law of Syd and Chris, Grandmother of Beth and Bridgitte, a great friend of many, and an active Club Member. Many in the TCCV would not have known Bett as the Club is approaching 30 years old.

The Death of a Loved one is very sad, and our condolences to the Gallagher Clan. On the brighter side, at Funerals, you do get to catch up with former members from bygone days of participation with TCCV This prompted me to put pen to paper with some memories of the early years of the Club.

In the early 80’s Triumphs had reached the end of production, and for many years previously, and even today, ownership of a Triumph is the desire of discerning people who appreciate the quality finish, engineering and performance of Triumph Saloons and Sports cars. These qualities prompted the formation of TCCV (to preserve the Marque).

In previous years Triumphs were everyday transport to place of employment or weekend recreation, and many a Club outing was attended by Mum, Dad and Children, as an example, the Gallagher’s in the 2000 Estate, or maybe the Mayflower, Bett in her Herald and eventually in the PI, the McCowan’s in their Saloon, Graeme Oxley, Stafford Hall and Linda in their respective 2500’s and the Fishers and Rutland’s. We all know about the “Stan Fisher Perpetual Trophy” for the most improved Triumph for the past year.

Then there was the Grand Prix parties at the Bradshaw’s, and the nights of collating the

‘Trumpet’ in the Loft at Victoria St. Flemington, the “Peter Shipley” Trophy for attending collation nights, articles etc. as decided by the Editor. The visits by Santa to distribute the presents at the Christmas Picnic Party, and the Photo shoot sitting on Santa’s knee (not only the Children).

Those days you could go to Dennis McLinden at “Triumph Parts” in Dandenong for parts and service, likewise to Ross Kerslake at Lilydale, “Triumph Spares” in Fairfield, General and Sporting at Macauly and many Auto Parts Stores. TCCV has always been a ‘Hands on’

Club, and we even had a Ladies Garage Day for the Girls to get to know their Triumphs. The early morning sprints to Historic Winton, past the derestriction signs, select 4th Overdrive and you were really motoring.(in the days before speed cameras and other sneaky devices) Nick Harris in the Herald Coupe hot on your rear bumper bar.

All Clubs have their Ups and downs, in the early days, enthusiasm was great, then Membership Stag-nated for a while, but all those loyal to the Club hung in there, they know who they are! and at present a revival of membership and enthusiasm is a credit to the management team. The lifeline to members is the Trumpet, and Roger and Chris have done a sterling job producing the Trumpet. If you are computer literate, please put your hand up and give them a spell. The “Members Service Directory” is a classic and the envy of many Clubs.

To all those members who have supported TCCV over the years, thank you. So today as we said Good—bye to Bett, I would say “thanks for the memories, for your friendship and hospitality to members,”

Yesterday is History. Tomorrow a Mystery. Today is a Gift that’s why it’s called the Present.

It’s not the Years in your Life, but the Life in Your Years that matter.

John Seeley. CA 007

V ALE . B ETT M. G ALLAGHER

Vic Roads Club Permit Scheme

The attached are copies of the Vic Roads “Club Permit Approval” and are the conditions under which the TCCV are authorised to permit members to obtain a Club Permit for their classic car.

You will notice I accepted the conditions on behalf of the club on the 23rd Dec 2010.

Notice the last paragraph of Vic Roads letter where failure by the club to control/manage its members and the Club Permit Scheme COULD result in the club being excluded from the process. This means that the failure of individual members to comply with the Club Permit conditions could mean that ALL CLUB MEMBERS COULD BE EXCLUDED! So it is beholding on all members to do the right thing by the club & its membership.

It is the TCCV’s intent that all Club Permit Holders countersign the TCCV & Vic roads agreement so as to acknowledge that they understand & agree to the CPS conditions.

The third page is the information that the club wants to keep as a register of all TCCV Club Member Permit holders, so you will need to pass this info onto the Club Permit Officer, Syd Gallagher.

The 4th page is what another classic car club requires it’s members to agree to if they want to be included under their clubs “Club Permit Scheme”. The club requires the members to provide information on which club their respective classic cars are authorised through, so a complete register and who has liability for which members vehicle.

The TCCV Committee are considering similar disclosure by its members!

Peter MB Truman President TCCV.

C LUB P ERMIT S CHEME

Concours 2011 Sender please put your hand up

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Club Permit Scheme A C OMING E VENT

Welcome to the Hamilton and District VVC Driver’s Club

Queen’s Birthday Weekend Rally

June 11, 12 & 13 2011

“RAW HORSE POWER”

Short trip Saturday afternoon

Sunday is a journey through beautiful “Australia Felix” coun- try of Digby through to Coleraine. Another short trip Sunday

morning

Come and join us for a Spectacular Drive through what Major Mitchell described as “the best grazing country in Australia”

More details to come in the New Year.

Keep this weekend free.

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Stripped Spark Plug Hole Thread

Step 7, apply some thread locker to the insert. (Don’t get any on the spark plug thread)

Using a plug socket, screw it into the freshly threaded hole to 25 lbf ft & leave it to cure as per manufactures directions.

Step 8, Finally vacuum the top of the piston to remove any metal deposits.

Job done.

The result is a steel thread in an alloy head.

CAUTION: Metal fragments left in the cylinder may cause damage.

Jim Ostergaard  

8.

7.

Club Permit Scheme

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Club Permit Scheme Stripped Spark Plug Hole Thread

3.

6.

5.

4.

Step 3, Remove tool often to clean out the hole & brush of the tool. Don’t forget to re lubricate.

Step 4, keep going until the tool is fully in.

Step 5, This will cut a new thread in the head for the insert. (Make sure it is clean & dry at this point)

Step 6, select the correct length insert

& screw it onto a spark plug.

Figure

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