2003 News & Progress.

Budget Blown.
[12/30/03] - Well after a quick email and phone call, I've spent my budget. I've ordered new lower support brackets. New cross members, they were on sale so I don't have to try and make new ones, a new heel board to replace the bad one and of course the rear lower valence. Click to view pictures of the parts to be replaced.

Bad Metal.
[12/29/03] - Worked on a template, I'm debating on replacing that rear lower valence. Click to view my pictures. Click here to read the details.

I WORKED. HELL FROZE OVER.
[12/27/03] - Cleaned the garage and worked on the rear wing. Click to view my pictures. Click here to read the details.

1972 MK3 added to the registry.
[12/26/03] - Curtis Steinman contacted me with details on his MK3 restoration, nice body work Curtis. Welcome to the list. To see full registry click here.

Plan Of Action For 2004.
[12/26/03] - Well with 2003 quickly coming to a close, I'm please to announce things will be improving here. I'm going to restart my efforts after some kind encouragement from family and friend (thank you). As you can see from the pictures. Click to view. I've out lined my goals for Jan and beyond, first I want to get the rear wing, cleaned, protected and repaired. From there I will move forward. I hope this will be a nice way to easy myself into the metal working part, which I fear the most. I'm sure I will get the hang of it, but this had been anything but an easy ride. Here is to 2004!

Early Xmas Present.
[12/24/03] - As I was walking out of the house, I found a UPS package set up by the door. I opened it right away, inside I found a wonderful surprise from Jon Spracher. Thank you so much Jon for the Triumph GT6 art. Merry Christmas. Click to view.

Have to move South.
[12/21/03] - This evening I decided to test my new 240v heater out. Its cold out, the garage was at zero and after a 1/2hr of heating only 5 degrees. Still its better then the smaller unit I had last year. I think I need to dry wall the garage for even better weather protections. Click to view pictures. I made a promise to myself and my GT6 that over the xmas break I will put some time into the project. Just trying not to spend money right now and focus on finding a better paying future.

2 new GT6's added to the ranks.
[12/21/03] - I've added Chuck's Plus and Bob's MK3 to the GT6 Registry. Both are project cars, but one day will rule the roads. To see full registry click here.

FK12073U Saved.
[12/10/03] - Bob's 1973 GT6 MK3 is now safe and sound at home. It does need a bit of work and a new frame for sure, but this will be a fantastic car when done. Bob told me he wants to make this one stock. Way to go Bob! Click here to view pictures. I've passed Bob my GT6 Body Rig for his project. I'd rather see it in use then under the deck outside.

Seasons Greetings.
[12/05/03] - We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.

Triumph Ottawa on DVD.
[12/03/03] - If you love Triumphs you might be interested in this DVD. Triumph Ottawa by GO Time Media.

A new addition to the GT6 Registry.
[11/20/03] - Joe Kerska from California contacted me about his GT6 Mk1. Pleased to add you to the list. If you have a GT6 spend me a few picts and your info and I'll add you to the registry.

New Web Server.
[11/19/03] - I upgraded my server tonight. Went from a P166 MMX to P2 350Mhz. This should speed things up a little.

Found A GT6 MK3 In Need.
[11/03/03] - While out shooting some video for an up coming DVD project Bob Holmes and I found a GT6 MK3. Click to view pictures. FK12073, she looks like a very restorable project. Also a TR7. We hope to find a home for the GT6 soon. I'll keep everyone posted.

Did some work.
[10/10/03] - Shocked or what? It felt nice to be outside and not feel any pressure. I call this my GT6 Therapy. Click to view my pictures. Click here to read the details.

Registry Addition.
[09/29/03] - Oh yeah another GT6 MK1 added to the list. It grows. Visit the registry for all the GT6's.

Holding Pattern.
[09/04/03] - With the recent change in my work status the GT6 has been put on hold. I've spent my paint budget on some new gear for my business. One day I will drive again, but for the time being my life is a mess. Will I ever have a "good" year?

Thank You OCDSB!
[08/26/03] - I would like to thank the Ottawa Carleton District School Board. One week notice of lay off, nice eh. Cut backs and stupid planning have ruined my life. Its going to be a little lean for a while. I'm changing my taxes to fund the RC board and if I ever have children there is no way in hell they will attend a public school. Oh yeah its my site so I can say what I want to say!

So, what's happening?
[08/19/03] - Things were going so well. What happened? Hmm it rained for 10 days in a row, then we hit a record heat wave....And then black out 2003 came. I can't wait to get back at it. The server seems to be working and email is flowing. My summer is over. BOO, but fall will be cooler. I want to get a 220 volt heater in the garage for the winter. My goal now is to get the driver side done by snow fall and work on the pass over the winter. Take it nice and easy, that's the best I can do.

News & Stuff.
[08/18/03] - Its been a while, but I drove a GT6, ah much better. Click to view pictures. Server seems to work. Email will be up soon.

Moving Servers.
[08/11/03] - Justdrive.ca is still changing servers. Email is down.

Different Week.
[08/07/03] - Its been, stupid hot or pouring rain. Oh well its a hobby right. I found myself this week learning Linux to host the web site and still recovering from the foot accident. Last night I went to the Place Cruise Night, but it was a slow night. The rain kept a lot of people away. Still the MG made a good showing and it might still find a home. Click to view pictures. Oh I like the pretty blue cars :)

MG For Sale.
[08/06/03] - 1975 MG Midget for sale.

Moving Servers.
[08/04/03] - Justdrive.ca is changing servers. Email and Web access may be interrupted for a few days.

Lack Of Progress.
[07/31/03] - Metal work and I don't match. I can bend, fold and make nice square shapes. A curve is out of my hand! Click to view my pictures.

Work & Progress.
[07/28/03] - Well it had to happen sooner or later. The first injury of the year. While in the garage I brushed up against the angle iron I use for my metal brake and knocked a piece over. I had my ear protection on so I did not hear it falling, but the neighbors sure heard me. Click to view my pictures. Click here to read the details.

Work & Progress.
[07/21/03] - Taking it all off! Click to view my pictures. Click here to read the details.

Work & Progress.
[07/17/03] - Before the rains came, I did get some work done. Click to view my pictures. Click here to read the details.

Work & Progress.
[07/14/03] - My vacation has started, over the next few weeks I hope to make huge advances in this project. Click to view my pictures. Click here to read the details.

Rear Wing Removal.
[07/12/03] - I was ready to build an arc, but I worked on the car instead. Click to view my pictures. I bought a nice spot weld bit. Works like magic, as well some other nuts and bolts. Click here to read the details.

Work & Progress.
[06/30/03] - Cutting, fitting and so on. Click to view my pictures. Click here to read the details.

Punch Line.
[06/22/03] - Well not as much action in the garage today. The house and yards required my attention, still bought more toys and it was a great weekend to work. Click to view my pictures.

Work & Progress.
[06/21/03] - More cutting of the driver floor will be done by Sunday. Click to view my pictures. Click here to read the details.

Work & Progress.
[06/20/03] - Started cutting the driver side floor out. Click to view my pictures. Click here to read the details.

Driver Side Cross Member Out.
[06/19/03] - She be rusty. I'm formulating a plan. Trying to understand how to do this monster of a project. I have to admit it feels a little beyond my skill level, but I have never turned away from a change to learn. Click to view my pictures.

What A Car.
[06/17/03] - You know it might look like the saddest thing in the world right now, but every day I get a little closer to my goal. Click to view my pictures.

Dolly Apart.
[06/17/03] - Last night I disassembled the rolling rig. I had forgotten how well it was designed. It came apart in 4 pieces. Making it easy to store. I should try and sell it. Tonight, tuesday I will clean the GT6 out and start prepping to cut the driver side floor out need to mount the doors. Click to view my pictures.

Body On Frame.
[06/14/03] - With the help from OVTC members Roly, John, Mike and my father. we managed to make short order of putting the body back on the frame. it took about an hour, but we had issues with bolt down point. Sorry for the lack of pictures. I was busy holding the body up. Click to view my pictures.

New Battery Box.
[06/10/03] - It arrived on Tuesday the 9th, I've already started to work on the curve towards the upper firewall. Click to view my pictures.

Work & Progress.
[06/05/03] - Battery box is removed, will order a new one in the morning. Click to view my pictures. Click here to read the details.

Holy Fast Shipping On My Floor Pans.
[06/03/03] - Ordered Monday. Shipped Monday. On my door step Tuesday. Thanks Mike @ Obsolete Auto. Click to view.

Work & Progress.
[06/02/03] - Well I blasted, then I blasted again, still more blasting and finally I cleaned up the mess. Oh I ordered new floor pans :) . Click to view my pictures. Click here to read the details.

Buying new floors.
[06/01/03] - On Monday I will place the order. I did not want to do this, but I do not think repairing the damage is productive. Click to view.

How To Rip Your GT6 Apart.
[05/25/03] - This is an amazing assignment my brother-in-law did for his college course. I had no input just handed him a cd of pictures. I think he did a super job. Click to view. Its worth it!

Gallery Additions.
[05/24/03] - Spitfire Rescue Roll #2 and 2 more articles. Click to view.

Year Of Manufacture (YOM) Plates.
[05/22/03] - Live in Ontario? Want classic plates?. Click to view.

GT6 MK2 Added To Registry.
[05/21/03] - The first MK2 GT6 has been added and its a beauty. Click to view the registry.

Work & Progress.
[05/21/03] - Over the past few weeks I've been busy, I started to glass blast the body. I will need more media, but its going good, just need the time to do it all. Pictures and details to come when I have more results to show off. Click to view my pictures. Click here to read the details.

GT6 & Spitfire Registry Added.
[05/05/03] - In the past few weeks I've been meeting more and more GT6 MK1 owners. So I've asked them for images and details on their MK1's. Click to view the registry.

New GT6 Stuff.
[05/05/03] - My lugs and washers came in. Also shots of my new plates. They will be going to MTO this week for approval. Click to view my pictures.

Floor pans. Repair or replace?
[05/03/03] - Well there is rust, pin holes and the PO. Should I replace them while I have the chance? Click to view my pictures.

A Spitfire Rescue Trip.
[05/02/03] - Friday morning Stephane & I took off on a fun trip. We picked up a 68 Spit. The whole thing went very well, only the trailer was too narrow, but we're smart guys :)
. The seller was of all thing a car restorer, it was nothing but eye candy in his shop. Thanks for the tour. Click to view the pictures.

Restoration Progress 2003.
[04/27/03] - Updated the restoration page click here to view. Ok good news the crack is not as bad as feared. But I will need to take it to a pro to fix it. Or maybe not? Click to view my pictures.

Site Work.
[04/26/03] - I spent some time on the site today. Should have been in the garage, but every time I went out it would rain. So Sunday I will be out there fixing my errors. If some of my posted links don't work sorry.

A Triumph Lost.
[04/25/03] - Today we learned of a close friend's accident. James thank god your safe, even though Pim was a special car she can be replaced you can't. Take care. Andre & Laura.

BOO.
[04/23/03] - Stupid weather, oh and the results of my work. Click to view my pictures.

A little Easter Work.
[04/20/03] - I should never have got out of bed. Anyhow I shall over come my errors. Click to view my pictures.

2 Years Of Ownership.
[04/17/03] - Has it really been that long? Where has all the time and money gone? Not the way I would have figured I'd be spending my 2nd yr of Triumph ownership, but looking forward to next year. I can't wait to finish off the motor and frame and get busy on the body. Here is 2 years and another 40. Note I have not driven a Triumph since Dec 2nd 2001. 2nd summer with no 6. Click to view my picture 3 April 17ths.

Restoration Progress 2003.
[04/12/03] - Updated the restoration page click here to view. Break out the beer. The frame is done, big thanks goes out to Steph and Mike for their help. BTW I'm an idiot, but we're now pros at mounting springs. Click to view my pictures.

Restoration Progress 2003.
[04/10/03] - Updated the restoration page click here to view. You know I should take more days off work. I got so much done today. Should sleep like a baby. Click to view my pictures.

Restoration Progress 2003.
[04/07/03] - Updated the restoration page click here to view. it SNOWED again. All last week it was sub zero. No much progress, but I'm back at it this week. Bought some new stuff too. Click to view my pictures.

Restoration Progress 2003.
[03/30/03] - Updated the restoration page click here to view. Ok it was cold, I made a few error and we did not get a rolling frame, but we had fun. Thanks Stephane. Click to view my pictures.

Restoration Progress 2003.
[03/27/03] - Updated the restoration page click here to view. A lot of melted snow, I fell rather hard earlier in the week, but will live:) Click to view my pictures.

Restoration Progress 2003.
[03/18/03] - Updated the restoration page click here to view. I went to a local nut and bolt shop, they had everything I need at a great price. Screw ordering from the States. Click to view.

Restoration Progress 2003.
[03/11/03] - Updated the restoration page click here to view. Tested the paint under sunny conditions, I'm pleased. Click here to view.

Search For Wedgewood Blue.
[03/10/03] - I stared my March Break off by getting the rear hatch scanned. Located under the strike plate was a nice clean patch of Wedgewood blue paint. The modern colour is called Horizon Blue. Click here to view.

Restoration Progress 2003.
[02/23/03] - Updated the restoration page click here to view.

Photo Gallery Updated.
[02/23/03] - I have added lots of pictures from Jan 20th and on.

Back In Action.
[02/23/03] - With my job troubles under control from now I can get back to my GT6.

Site Make Over.
[02/09/03] - New look and feel. Enjoy.

New Parts.
[01/13-17/03] - Obsolete Auto, Spitbits and Fastco.

Restoration Progress 2003.
[01/06/03] - Updated the restoration page click here to view.

Differential Differences.
[01/04/03] - FK 32844 This appears to be from a 72 Spitfire with a 4.11:1 ratio. Translation, my GT6 has a pretty impressive acceleration off the line, but runs at a higher RPM on the highways. Since I don't run on the highways much, I don't feel this is too much of a problem. Besides, I'm not going to change out a perfectly fine working pieces of hardware. Well not right now. Click here to view.

2003 Site Changes.
[01/03/03] - Well I got tired of how things were going so I changed them.

A New Year.
[01/02/03] - Here is to a productive year. Ah this could be the year we see the GT6 back in action, I'm aiming for late Sept. To see the 2002 news click here or 2001 news click here. (Note some of the links may not work due to changes in the site.)