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2018 News Articles

This page contains an archive of all news articles publised in 2018, in reverse date order.


New Spares Available

Wiper arms

“Paul has managed to find a new supplier who can provide wiper arms with a 15° left-hand crank for the Mayflower at a discounted price (mention TMC). The arms have a stronger coiled spring rather than the blade tensioner but come with ¼″ collets meaning you …”

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Triumph Mayflower Club AGM 2019

Date: Sunday March 17th

Venue: Triumph Sports Six Club, Main Street, Lubenham, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 9TF. The TSSC HQ will be open from 11 AM. The AGM will be held 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM in the meeting room. Light refreshments will be available. It would …”

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Alternative Pedal Floor Seals

Flower Power – Summer 1991

“I was talking to Paul recently about rubber floor seals; round, oval and pedal seals, which I’m hoping to investigate once I manage to crack my latest project, namely accurate replacement rear shock absorbers. Shortly after he sent this article which may be of …”

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Alternative Outer Track Rods

Due to short supply and supplier issues

“Having sold the last outer track rod I had in stock I contacted my usual supplier for some more. Unfortunately he didn’t have any and was not optimistic about being to get any more. He did, however, say that Austin A40 Farina Mk 2 adjustable side rods had the …”

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Party in the Park at Husbands Bosworth

Note: Change in date!

“A quick note from Paul about the ‘Party in the Park’ event in Husbands Bosworth, of which the date has changed from the one listed in the Midlands events calendar: “Hi everyone, Driving past Husbands Bosworth this afternoon I spotted an advertising banner for …”

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Hull Minster Car Show

Join the Lord Mayor’s Gala in Hull with your Mayflower

“Dave Gibbs (1207), one of our members from the Hull area, has sent an open invitation to join the Hull Minster Car Show, to run alongside the Lord Mayor’s Gala. The hope is to try and fill the whole city. The event will start at 09:30 and continue until 16:30. The …”

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Pistons in the Park

A great day out at the Lincolnshire Showground

“The TR Register International Weekend and Standard Triumph Marque Day have been combined this year to create a great-looking event, ‘Pistons in the Park’ – a multi-marque show, with lots of added attractions for the general public. These will include live …”

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Rear Leaf Springs Replacement or Refurbishment

Saggy rear end – do you need new leaf springs?

“Paul has sent me this very interesting article about the refurbishment or replacement of leaf springs. If you have a saggy rear end and want to go up in the world, or at least have your Mayflower sitting high and proud, then this might be of interest to you. “I have …”

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Supplier of exhausts goes into liquidation – but all is not lost!

“Paul Burgess informed me that he noticed in Classic Car Weekly that one of the companies in the suppliers directory, Earlpart (that made exhausts), has gone into liquidation. There was not much information in the CCW article, except that …”

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Celebrate the 95th Anniversary of the First Triumph Car

Standard Triumph Forum picnic, Sunday 13th May

“We have been invited to take part in a picnic to celebrate of the 95th anniversary of the first Triumph car, the 10/20, from 1923. All Triumphs and clubs will be welcome, and the format is very simple – just turn up in your Triumph (10 AM to 4 PM) with a picnic and …”

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‘Drive It Day’ Update

Update on last Sunday’s annual event

“Hopefully many of you will have participated in the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs®’ ‘Drive It Day’, which took place last Sunday (22nd April). The aim of the event was to help raise awareness of the size and importance of the classic vehicle movement in …”

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New MOT Regulations

Vehicles of historic interest MOT exemption

“As of 20th May 2018, new regulations come into force with regard to vehicles of historic interest. Paul has kindly written a summary about how these regulations may affect Mayflower owners. He also provides a link where the full government guidelines …”

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The 2018 AGM

Exciting days ahead for the TMC!

“This year, we were fortunate enough to be able to hold our AGM at the headquarters of the Triumph Sports Six Club in Lubenham, Leicestershire. Their fabulous facilities include an interesting museum, which was open prior to the meeting for any early birds to …”

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Cylinder Head Gaskets

Appeal for information

“The club is currently experiencing difficulty in acquiring Mayflower head gaskets: our current manufacture in New Zealand is closing due to retirement and Paul’s supply of NOS gaskets has dried-up. F W Thornton can supply new gaskets at about £80 plus …”

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Birthday Surprise!

Calling all driveable Mayflowers in Derbyshire, Shropshire, Leicester or other areas near Cheadle – can you help?

“A lady called Yvonne Evans, from Cheadle (Staffordshire Moorlands), has seen the website and has sent the following request: “Sorry to trouble you, but I have been looking at your site about the old Mayflower car and was wondering if it might be possible to …”

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‘Drive It Day’ 2018

Annual event to take place on 22nd April

“The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs®’ ‘Drive It Day’ takes place every year, to help raise awareness of the size and importance of the classic vehicle movement in the UK. The federation is a grouping of over 450 clubs and museums, together with some …”

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New Venue for the 2018 AGM

To Lubenham we go!

“This year’s annual general meeting of the TMC is to be held at a new venue. For many years now, we have had our annual get-together at the Holiday Inn in Walsall, but this year we are starting-out on a new adventure at the Triumph Sports Six Club HQ, at …”

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Launch of the New Club Website

A reflection of the last nine months of website development

“Here it is, at last! The new TMC website is launched and from here on it can only get even better as more and more of YOUR articles and technical documents are added. The new website has been nine months in the making but I hope you will agree that it has …”

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