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Pierre's TR5

Pierre's TR5

Pierre tells us his experiences with his TR5 maintaining it over the years and rebuilding it using parts and improvement kits from RevingtonTR, but by way of an introduction here he tells us a little 'life' background 

From the age of 7, until now my life has been a technical career, with mechanics as the common thread, from simple mopeds to aviation, including the preparation of some racing cars. I can be seen in this photo still shot taken from a short film, just to the right behind the winner Jim CLARK at the 1965 PAU GP. You can view the film  HERE

It was bound to be a good start to me getting a TR5, 8 years later. I acquired my TR5 in 1973, a few years after my arrival on Reunion Island, and I am still there and this TR5, that I pretend to know well, also is still with me. I started a full body off overhaul, a year and a half ago to bring it up to the standard it should have been if the "value engineers" of Triumph hadn't got involved. Fortunately, there are some good parts suppliers, like Revington TR able to help with the restoration.


Hood and Windscreen

Remembering that Pierre lives on the Island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, Pierre had some special requirements for the hood and windscreen. The sun is strong here, and a dark-colored hood will not be comfortable and will age badly. So Neil provided... READ MORE

TR5 back on the road

Whilst Pierre now has his car back on the road, we look forward to additions to this blog about the work he has done. Here are some photos of the car complete with its proud owner.

Dashboard area

DASHBOARD Obviously, it was necessary to stay in the original style, but some improvements were necessary for some reasons:· Add some control instruments that I consider "useful"· Improve accuracy which was still "very relative" at the time.· Improve the lighting control system. The technique... READ MORE

Engine, Transmission including Annular release

Annular release bearing kit Pierre has fitted our annular release bearing kit and tells us his experiences so far: - It is well known that the clutch control of the TR5 / 6 has become an Achilles heal. Indeed, it has remained broadly the same... READ MORE


Pierre has fitted our rear suspension damper kit and tells us here of his experiences. I am completely in tune with Neil on the principle of its rear suspension, as it is also obvious. The dampers centered in the spring,... READ MORE

Pierres life with his TR : The Story

A story by Pierre : a life with mechanical engineering which lead to long term ownership of a TR5. Pierre and I have a few things in common; Engineering, a love of cars and aeroplanes and especially a passion for TR's, in... READ MORE