Red River Triumph Club

June 2019 Presidents note

Hello Red River Triumph Club,

I had both of the old cars and the Herald and TR3 all out for short drives and all during one week this last month. Then things became busy and I have lost ground in keeping up with maintenance and not driven them since. The list of maintenance needed on the cars has grown faster than my ability to attend to them. I am writing this from a hotel room in Fargo, North Dakota, having spent the better part of the week working on a lake. I really can’t complain. The weather was perfect, the people were great and it all went well. Just not enough garage time.

The new Item on the maintenance list is a leaking master cylinder in the Gloria. Not a difficult task so hopefully I will get it out an assess the problem this Sunday. I was about to blame this on the rubber seals failing due to my using DOT5 Silicone fluid but the Gloria is one of the few cars that I did not convert to DOT5. I hope it is a deteriorated seal and not the cylinder needing to be re-sleeved.

I spoke to Mike Sabelhaus after his drive through Colorado in the TR6. It sounded like he and Vicki had a really good trip. The discussion came around to possibly planning a club drive. Certainly not as far away as his Colorado trip or as ambicious a drive as the Texas Triumph Register’s epic cross country trips, but still more than a day trip. I like this idea. We discussed maybe planning a 2, 3 or 4 day drive to eastern Oklahoma or Arkansas. The intent would be to limiting the driving distances to 150 to 250 miles per day so it is not too challenging and we have some time to enjoy the scenery and visit some interesting places along the way. I will bring this up at our monthly meeting and see what we have for interest. If you are not able to make the meeting, please let me know if you would be interested.

Jane and I are planning on a pool party this summer at our house. We will decide on a date and have it in Dave’s next club events issue. I would expect it to be on a weekend in late July.

Hope to see you at the meeting and the Saturday breakfast run.

Cheers and drive them, don’t hide them!

Paul