[TR] What do you think is painted on the side of TSF52E block?
Randy and Valerie DeRuiter
deruiterville at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 2 18:42:53 MST 2012
I'd say 4 as well, and it matches reasonably with an early TR4 block of
similar vintage that I have. Makes me wonder when they painted them, pre- or
post- adding the internals as well as the front engine plates?
59 TR3A. 64 TR4
> Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 18:39:52 -0600
> From: don.hiscock at gmail.com
> To: Triumphs at autox.team.net
> Subject: [TR] What do you think is painted on the side of TSF52E block?
> Like most all sidescreen TRs, my TR3B TSF202L had hand-painted orange
> letterng on the starter side of the block reminding everyone the
> engine was built for a TR3. The car was built on April 12, 1962, some
> months after TR4 production had begun. It has a perfectly standard
> TR3 engine, TSF52E, but with the full-synchro gearbox common to the
> TSF series.
> Did TR4s also have orange paint on the block? Does anyone else think
> that the painting on my block looks almost like it had something else
> beneath the "TR", alongside the "3"?
> Don Hiscock
> Saint Louis
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