[TR] Woodland, CA British Car Show Pictures
ccgunn1010 at hotmail.com
Wed May 20 10:31:50 MDT 2009
Hi All - As promised, I have posted pictures from the British Car Show at
Woodland, CA last Sunday. They are at:
I don't mean to brag, but I have won 1st place (participant's choice) in both
the Chico and Woodland shows. The class in the Chico show was TR2-4A, and the
class at the Woodland show was TR2-3B.
(Lou - Please note that the bonnet and boot are both up!!)
Woodland is about 1 1/2 - 2 hours from my home, and the temperature was
projected to exceed 105F. Needless to say, I was a little worried about
overheating. The trip down was wonderful. I left at 6AM, and drove past rice
fields and orchards, and reveled in the coolness. The temp gauge stayed right
at 185. On the return trip, I left Woodland at about 3PM - the hottest part
of the day. While I sweltered, the car performed wonderfully. At speed,
about 60-65 MPH, the temp hovered a little over 185. When I had to stop or
slow down in the small towns, it never went over about 207. I was very
For those who are curious, I am completely stock. I have a stock radiator and
a stock 4 bladed fan. I use a 50/50 coolant mixture, and have never added any
additives. When I first started redoing the car, I took the radiator into a
radiator shop, and had them clean it out. I also flushed the engine as best I
could. Maybe it is because of the narrow mouth on the TR2?
I just want to thank all of you for all of the help that you have given me.
While I am primarily a "lurker", I have a file drawer in my shop full of
printed e-mail responses to questions. You guys are wonderful.
Enjoy the pictures.
BTW, I will be at the Triumphest/VTR in San Luis Obispo in October.
1954 TR2 Coupe (for now)
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