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Sidescreen Triumphs, the Inside Story bookcover

This project will help people interested in Triumph TR2s and TR3s (even TR4s) understand the basic mechanical parts and what they do.  It also has views of parts even people very familiar with them have never seen before.  People interested in other classic cars may also find it helpful.

A Sidescreen Triumph is a type of car that was made in England decades ago.  Perhaps you’ve heard of Triumph Spitfires, TR6’s, and TR7’s.  Sidescreen TR’s are those cars’ older brothers.

Triumph TR2s and TR3s didn’t have roll up windows, they used plug in side curtains, also called sidescreens, hence the term ‘sidescreen Triumphs’.

Unfortunately, many enthusiasts of these cars don’t understand how they were made, why they were made the way they were, or what their mechanic means when they are recommending work on their car.  Some owners also struggle with what their maintenance manual is trying to show them.  This isn’t a manual, but does show how many assemblies look when put together.

The chassis used in many of the photos uses parts that have been cut open, allowing readers to see what is going on inside.  For those who attended the Triumph national meet outside Dallas in October, 2016, this is the cutaway chassis many of you saw.

The project is over 180 pages long and has over 170 color pictures.  It covers the drivetrain, electrical system, suspension, brakes, and steering, plus looks at some problem areas.  The backstory of the cut-away chassis and creating the project are also included.  The file normally sells for $24.95, but is now reduced to $10 due to the disruption of peoples’ lives and finances due to COVID-19.  Texas residents add sales tax.

To purchase the pdf file, click here.

For people who want a quick backstory of the project, click on the link below.

The cut away chassis could use a few parts.  They don’t have to be great, just useable.  My list includes: carburetor jet bearing, linkage between the carbs, exhaust manifold (can be cracked or broken) and other exhaust parts.  Please contact

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