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Maintaining Your Triumph

The information provided here is from nonprofessional car enthusiasts and is based only upon their experiences. Minnesota Triumphs takes no responsibility for any problems that may occur by following the information on this page. Use this information at your own risk.


Locations for Non-Oxygenated Fuel

 Find Good Fuel by Clicking Here
 

Tech Bulletins

 Loss of Cooling System (TR7)
 Automatic Choke Assembly (TR7)
 

A few great resources for technical information are:

 VTR Maintenance Handbook
 Buckeye Triumphs Technical Page
 Triumph TR4A Restoration Home Page
 TeriAnn's Triumph Web Pages
 

Colour Chips

 1952 Docker Colour chips - Austin, Jaguar, Morris, Singer, Triumph, Wolsely
 1950 - 1960 Docker Colour chips - Triumph
 

Cam Information

 Camshaft Engineering Company - Camshaft & Follower Failure Analysis
 Motorhead Heaven - Basic Camshaft Installation Techniques
 Crane Cams - Reasons and causes for cam failure
 This link falls under the heading of "More than you probably want to know about cams"
 Another source for regrinds - Elgin Cams
 

Electrical, General

 Pertronix Ignitor Electronic Ignition Systems - Information on purchasing the Pertronix Ignitor electronic ignition modules for about $65 - $40 to $60 less than what the well-known Triumph parts suppliers are charging.
 

List of repair/service shops

 Many great services are listed with the British Motor Trade Association. You can find lots of great resources here.
 

TR250 & TR6

Alternate Replacement

 TR250 & TR6 Alternator Replacement - A step by step guide to replacing that Lucas troublemaker with a GM alternator. Includes specific part numbers and cost. By George Pasek.
 

Clutch

 Laycock or Not to Laycock - UPDATED OCTOBER 2003 - An in-depth look at the TR250 and TR6 clutch.
 

Ignition

 Grease Your Rotor! - Go faster with a greased distributor rotor
 

Spitfire

Clutch

 Remote Clutch Slave Bleeder - If you want to make it very easy to bleed your Spitfire clutch system then this article is for you. By George Pasek


General Maintenance Resources

APPRAISER Yesterdays Auto Sales
2800 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
Phone: (612) 872-9733
 
ALIGNMENTS Jeff Forss
The Alignment Guy
1009 W. 80th
Bloomington, MN
fixin911s@yahoo.com
952-888-0800

Recommended by: Terry Mackey and others

Precision Frame & Alignment, Inc.
11061 173rd Ave. NW
Elk River, MN 55330
763-241-9474
www.precisionframe.com

Will align the frame on TR2s & TR3s to get camber & caster correct.

Automobile Services Co.
5708 West 35 1/2 Street ,
St. Louis Park, MN
Phone (612) 929-0615
Recommended by: Larry Berg
ALTERNATOR REBUILDING

G & R Rebuilding Co.
1971 Senaca
Eagan, MN
Phone: 651-644-7743

 
BODY SHOPS Don Strom
Cell Phone: 612-280-7594
Don works out of his garage and does really nice work.
Loren & Julie Theel
7904 College View Rd. E
Eyota, MN 55934-3613
(507) 282-8040
Recommended by Rod Holland while on duty in Iraq!
BUMPER REPAIR & REPLATING North Star Bumper Exchange
3615 NE Marshall Street
Minneapolis, MN
Phone: (612) 789-1919
 
CADMIUM PLATING Precision Plating, Inc.
230 Girard Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN
Phone: (612) 377-4760
 
CAMSHAFTS
Berry Cam Services
1948 175th St.
Lester Prairie, MN
 
CAMSHAFT BEARINGS INSTALLED IN A TR-6 BLOCK
Pro Machine
Steve Fristed
Nordic Mall
Woodville, WI 54028
Phone: (800) 223-3807 or
(715) 698-2666
Cost about $250 plus bearings at about $100.
CLUTCH BALANCED Proven Force Clutch
& U-Joint
7474 County Road 81 North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
(612) 425-7474
Recommended by: John Hagen
CYLINDER HEAD REBUILD & PORTING & POLISHING
R & R Performance
8420 NE Sunset Road
Spring Lake Park, MN 
Phone: (612) 785-1949
Recommended by: John Hagen
Wagamon Brothers Engine Rebuilders
3719 NE 3rd Street
Columbia Heights, MN
Phone: (612) 789-7227

These guys may be cheaper than R&R
 
ELECTRONIC IGNITION

Petronix Ignition Modules
& Coils at
a GREAT PRICE!! About 1/2 of Moss price!

Warehouse Auto Parts
930 Merchant St. #4
Redding, CA 96002
1-800-655-4492
Fax: 530-223-1341
E-mail: sales@warehouseautoparts.com

Web site:
www.warehouseautoparts.com

Click here for more information on buying these modules.
 
ENGINE BALANCING R & R Performance
8420 NE Sunset Road
Spring Lake Park, MN 
Phone: (612) 785-1949
Recommended by: John Hagen
Wagamon Brothers Engine Rebuilders
3719 NE 3rd Street
Columbia Heights, MN
Phone: (612) 789-7227

These guys may be cheaper than R&R
 
ENGINE REBUILDING

Curt's Automotive
1581 E Co Rd. E
White Bear Lake MN
Phone: (651) 486-0440

Over 20 yrs. of working on British Cars ASE certified.

Recommended by: Pat Holt.
Jax Speciality Engines
3568 Pinto Drive
Hamel, MN 55340
Phone: (612) 478-9837
Recommended by: John Hagen
Pro Machine
Steve Fristed
Nordic Mall
Woodville, WI 54028
Phone: (800) 223-3807 or
(715) 698-2666
Recommended by Bob Lee
Sonny's Automotive
Forest Lake, MN
(Don't have any more info.  Ask John Hagen)
Wagamon Brothers Engine Rebuilders
3719 NE 3rd Street
Columbia Heights, MN
Phone: (612) 789-7227
 
DISTRIBUTORS Advanced Distributors
http://www.advanceddistributors.com/
17495 Marystown Road
Shakopee, MN 55379
(612)-804-5543
Jeff Schlemmer
They offer distributor rebuilding and distributor recurving services for rare, antique, and collector vehicles.
Recommended by: Larry Berg & Jon Meier
FASTENERS Fastenal Industrial & Construction Supplies
1947 Shawnee Rd.
Eagan, MN 55122
651-452-7600
fax. - 651-452-6321
Order online @ www.fastenal.com
Recommended by: Andrew Levitan
Barnhill Bolt Company
(Linked Text)
2500 Princeton NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87107
Phone: 800-472-3900
FAX: 505-888-1559
(Not exactly local but they do have a great selection of fasteners and on-line ordering)
 
FRAME REPAIR & RESTORATION Precision Frame & Alignment, Inc.
11061 173rd Ave. NW
Elk River, MN 55330
763-241-9474
www.precisionframe.com

Will align the frame on TR2s & TR3s to get camber & caster correct.

Crow River Suspension & Alignment
16295 54th St. N.E.,
St. Michael, MN
763-428-2118
Bill Hansey

Recommended by: Terry Telke
and Bob Reid

NOTE: As of Sept. 2004, they were too busy to be bothered with frame repair of Triumphs. Didn't want Brent's business.

Hi my name is Bo Vescio. I own Vescio's Customizing & Restoration we have worked on a few British cars. We can perform small repairs or full restorations. We are located in Rogers just behind Ellingson Museum. Thanks, Check us out at vescioscustomizing.com

 
GAS TANK COATING Tank Re-Nu of Minnesota
6390 Carlson Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Phone: (612) 937-0557
 
GAUGE REPAIR & REBUILD (Tachometers, Speedometers, etc.)
APT Instruments, Inc.
9632 Humboldt Ave. South
Bloomington, MN 55431
Phone: (952) 881-7095

website: www.gaugeguys.com

 
GENERAL REPAIR & MAINTENANCE BMC British Automobile
6810 225th Ave. N.E.
Stacy, MN 55079
website: bmcautos.com
BMC does everything but paint in house. We have a painter that we closely work with so basically, we are a Restoration And Repair shop- the only full time shop in the State of Minnesota that can lay claim to not working on anything but Classic British Cars!
Richard Huset (club member)

 

Midwest Motor Sports
26 First St. South
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota 56379
(320) 251-0676
Click here for a Yahoo map.
 
The Foreign Service
1746 Terrace Drive,
Roseville, Minn
Tel# 6651-635-0395
Recommended by: Burt Bigelow
Bert said "Stew and his wife Chris and office person Becky have been good to me."
Midwest V - Owner: Dick
259 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN
(By Como & Rice Streets, near Capital)
Phone (651) 489-8853
Does Carburetor Rebuild

 

HUB REBUILD (Rear bearing hub on TR-4, TR-250 & TR-6) Larry Berg (club member)
4520 Trenton Circle
Plymouth, MN 55442
Phone: (612) 557-1949
Has special tools and offers assistance or advice only.  You have to do the work.
PROPELLOR (DRIVE) SHAFTS BALANCED Proven Force Clutch & U-Joint
7474 County Road 81 North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
(612) 425-7474
Recommended by: John Hagen

 

RADIATOR REPAIR Ray’s Radiator Service, 8718 Lyndale Ave. S., Bloomington
Phone is (952) 888-1772.
Recommended by:Larry Berg
Great speedy service and price!
Wright County Radiator Repair
P.O. Box.152
Buffalo, MN 55373
(763) 682 4520
toll.free (888) 682 4520
Loren Hoyhtya
Recommended by: Peter Logas
Mark Bjerstedt.
MRB Radiator
235 Hwy. 35 N. River Falls
WI 54022.
Phone 715-425-1138
Recommended by: Sherry
SANDBLASTING & PAINTING
A1A Master Sandblasting Service
75 31st Ave NE Minneapolis, MN
(612) 789-2808
 
STARTER REBUILDING Johns Auto Elect II
12812 Main St.
Rogers MN 55374
Phone: (763) 428-2632
Recommended by: Peter Logas

G & R Rebuilding Co.
1971 Senaca
Egan, MN
Phone: 651-644-7743

 
TRANSMISSION REBUILD & REPAIR Ernie West
Dead Lake Motors
Rt. 1 Box 79A
Richville, MN.  56576
(218) 758-3344
Dead Lake is about 200 miles north of Mpls.
Recommended by: Larry Berg
TUNE-UPS & CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENTS

Dynotech Automotive
16 Bedford Street SE
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 379-4205

 

U-JOINTS Proven Force Clutch & U-Joint
7474 County Road 81 North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
(612) 425-7474
Recommended by: John Hagen
VALVE COVER GASKET  J.M. Wagner Sales LTD.
Made from silicone and for the TR-2, 3 & 4
NOTE: Gasket expands when hot and cannot be reinstalled until cooled.

 

WIRE WHEELS Midwest Motor Sports
26 First St. South
Sauk Rapids, Minnesota 56379
(320) 251-0676
Click here for a Yahoo map.
Recommended by: Ed Wirtz
DCM, located just north of Blaine, MN is The Wire Wheel installation and balancing shop of the twin cities. Dwight installs and balances wheels from his home based shop and best of all is an Enthusiast! He can be reached at 763.754.7111 or dwight@bmcautos.com. Recommended by: Brian McCullough
WIRING

British Pacific Ltd.
26007 Huntington Drive,
Unit 2,
Valencia, CA. 91350
http://www.britishpacific.com/
Phone: 800 554-4133

In a January 1995 article in Triumph & Tribulations this business was claimed to have striped wires and electrical connectors.
 

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