Satisfied Customers - What they say:"Hi Carl . The gear box cover turned up today. You have certainly have a good courier service there. Extremely well wrapped as usual and I really appreciate the time and care you put in to wrapping and sending it out so promptly.. Kind Regards Robert."
"Hi Carl, Just a quick email to let you know how our trip to Switzerland went after you had 'prep'd' the TR6 for us. 14 days, 1800 miles, 6 countries and 6 petrol stations averaging 29.15 miles per gallon - amazing. And we weren't hanging around either. Most of the trip abroad was doing 75mph. Cheers Roger"
"Hi Carl got the TR3 apron this morning many thanks wonderfull service, John"
"Hi Carl, Just for your info we covered over 400 miles last weekend the gear box was a little stiff but I guess this is to be expected until it wears in, generally the car ran like a dream it got a bit choked up after heavy traffic in Bradford but soon cleared when we got going again. Coming back we came over the Humber bridge to Lincoln, Worksop, Chesterfield, Buxton, Macc then home, much better fuel consumption than on the way due to long roads and no traffic, I think on a good steady run I should get around 250 to 300 miles out of a tank. Thanks again for your help and the other little jobs that you did when it was in, which I am starting to notice. All the Best, Jonathan"
"Hi Carl, Many thanks indeed for your quick service and despatch of the MX5 seat conversion Brackets these fit a treat, Great product. Many thanks again Clarkey"
"Hi Carl, You're either a miracle worker or just lucky, the car's performance is transformed. No problem running easily up to 85 with plenty still available. Weather hasn't been suitable to see if the new bearing has improved the back end at all but I will pop in to see you in a week or two to return your coolant brochure and perhaps pick up what is left so I have something to top up with. Thanks again, Regards Steve."
"Hi Carl, Many thanks for the choke cable and the fast idle bracket that arrived this morning, absolutely fantastic service, Iíve no doubt Iíll be in touch when I need some more parts! Best regards Doug"
"Carl, Thanks for all your help. Ran really well on way home.... All the best. Tim"
"Hi, I recently purchased a set of your MX5 seat conversion plates for my TR4A. Very pleased I am too. Many thanks. Kind Regards Noel M."
"Hi Carl, I have to say that I am delighted with the bits that
you sent today, and very impressed with your service!
I only regret that I didn't know about you sooner, as I am coming to the end of a serious two year restoration!
All the best for now, and thanks again. Paul"
" Holidays and other commitments delayed the installation of the refurbished hood frame. however, I completed the install earlier this week and refitted the hood and wanted to let you know how delighted I am with the finished result. The hood seems to have a tighter fit on the frame with an improved shape and the glazing has fewer wrinkles. all in all a really great result which is going to last for Ages. Thanks very much Carl. Roger A."
"Morning Carl, Just wanted to say that I was very pleased to have a chat on Tuesday and even more importantly with the hood frame. It will be a week or two before the car returns from the repair shop and I can fit it to the car... However, I've been able to fit the velcro and the side seals and the quality of your refurbishment is obvious. Thank you very much indeed. Cheers, Roger A.
"Hi Carl, Just to say I finally fitted the sets using your bracket. They fit very well and the new seats are a joy. so thanks Spike."
"Hi Carl Wow! My TR6 is running really well now! It is much better than it was before - in fact I think it is better than it has ever been! Plenty of "grunt" throughout now - I am really pleased. Non of the hesitation that was there before - I can't wait to get out on some of the spring/summer runs now. Thanks again for sorting it out for me. Cheers Roger."
"I can't tell you how happy I am with my new TR3, the whole process of finding the car dealing with Carl from the offset and then meeting Graham has all been an absolute pleasure for me and an experience I will never forget. Please keep in touch, I understand that Tatton have a show in a couple of weeks maybe if the weather is good I will see you there. All the best in the future Best Regards Jonathan"
"Hi Carl, Thanks for the help regarding the fitting of the seat adapters, they fitted a treat and the seats are a great improvement. The seats were much admired at a classic car show on Sunday and when quizzed on how easy they are to fit I showed them the brackets and they were universally impressed especially when they saw that they fit the original captive fixings. Thanks again, Phil"
"Carl, I have done 650 miles since I picked up my TR. Last weekend I drove it up to the Lake District for a "lads walking weekend" performance was sensational, no problems at all. The car felt planted, the difference in the handling since the rear wheel re-alignment was markedly noticeable. I must admit I drove it quite hard on the way up there and it never batted an eyelid it just seemed to want to go. The under bonnet temperature was fine, nice and cool not like looking into a hot oven. All in all it was a pleasure to drive--compliments to the mechanic well done! Regards Charles"
"I inherited the re-covered MXV seats and had no idea how to mount them. A quick post on the 4a forum and I was pointed your direction. The runners were straightened already and these brackets whilst they look quite simple are actually very well designed and thought out. To use the existing mounting holes and have both seats perfectly placed with no drama is very welcome. Many Thanks Mark"
"Hi Carl, Thank you for your advice on the phone regarding installing Mazda seats. They fitted perfectly. Thanks again, Steve"
"Hi Carl, I am just writing to sincerely thank you for fixing the propeller shaft and universal joints at such short notice on my TR4A. As you know, the car was needed to take my daughter to her wedding on Friday, which meant you had little time to source the parts and get me mobile again. The speed at which you did the job and quality of work performed were outstanding. I would not hesitate to recommend TR Trader to any other owners who may require repair work doing. Thanks again. Alan"
"During the 5 year restoration of my TR6, I took my tatty hood frame to Carl at TR Trader for complete refurbishment. It came back in stunning condition and has remained in perfect condition and working order since I finished the rebuild in 2003. The car won 2nd place in the Masters Class at Malvern in 2005 and the comment from the scrutineer was that my car was fitted with the best hood frame in the show!! Well done TR Trader!!! thanks again Richard"
"Carl, I just can't believe how quickly you dispatch these
parts. The Hood Clamp plate arrived at lunchtime, again I'm thrilled with the
part. It's cleaned up really well and is already in primer.
Once again, many thanks. I wish I'd found out about you much earlier on in the project!
All the best, David"
"Carl, the windscreen frame arrived
this morning at 11:30 and I'm amazed at it's condition. I had given up hope
of finding one in that condition a long time ago, I can't thank you enough for
helping me move my project '6' on another big step forward.
Once again, thanks for an absolute gem of an item! David"
"Hi Carl, package arrived this morning, I'm very impressed with your service & will definitely do business with you again and will also advise others. Many thanks John 14/07/09
"Thankyou for the prompt and professional manner in which you helped me put the TR back on the road" - Kind regards, Reg
"Just a line to thank you for the work you did on the TR. She went like a dream on the trip through France and Switzerland. I covered about 3000 miles and no problems at all, not even any extra oil! Top down all the way! All the best and thanks again. Richard"
"The parts you sent me arrived this morning in perfect condition. Thankyou very much for your excellent service. I shall give your details to my friends of the Triumph Club of Portugal. Best compliments, Jorge"
"Thankyou for coming out so promptly and punctually to inspect the TR3. We were both very impressed by the depth of your knowledge. Many thanks for your help, Edward"
"Please accept my apologies for the quite formal "Dear Sirs" address. I met so many people at the Malvern event that I cannot remember even half of their names. What I can remember is the friendliness of all the people on your stand, the huge knowledge of TR's so much in evidence and the quite staggering strength your guy displayed when single handedly lifting the overdrive TR3 gearbox over the high sill and into the boot of my car. I hope you had a successful weekend, I found almost everything I wanted. But prized amongst the many bargains is the gearbox from yourselves. With all of the parts that I now realise that are missing from my car I'm sure that I will be seeing you again quite soon! Again many thanks and best wishes, Thomas"
"I have recently got my car back on the road after what turned
out to be quite a rebuild.
The car passed its MOT with no problems, but it was running unevenly. I guessed this was because it had been run into and out of the garage pretty much daily without any real runs out. I cleaned the plugs regularly and it seemed to help, although it had a misfire at high revs and sometimes spluttered a bit under normal revs. Once everything had been done to the body and interior, I decided to get the car serviced.
I sent it to Carl at TR Trader in Cheadle Hulme. He serviced the car - new plugs, points, condenser etc, oil and filter change, checked brakes, steering and suspension and greased and oiled everything that should be - and most importantly for me he set up my injection. The whole injection system probably needs a good overhaul, but the difference between how it was when I took it to him and how it was on the way home last night is unbelievable.
I took the car out for a blast today and it goes like stink now. I tend to accept how the car is running. It is only after the injection has been sorted that you realise how it should run!
I have to say that I am very pleased with the work he has done. If anyone needs any servicing or tuning work done on their TR I can highly recommend Carl (I am not connected to Carl or TR Trader other than a very satisfied customer).
"Hi, if you see my posts on misfire I had one for around two
years and spent a lot of time and money on it to no avail. Eventually I gave
in and let Carl at TR
have a look at it. He sorted it in a couple of hours ( super service).
My advice would be to let a professional look at it as in the end it could
save you money - Geoff"
"Many of you will have seen my numerous posts about trying to
sort a misfire. It has progressively got worse. Not there at high revs but
there at low revs and I was getting an oiled up plug. Tried everything that
was suggested but nothing worked. Then in a discussion with Carl at TR
Trader in Stockport he said to let
him have a go as he liked a challenge. Well today I took the car to him, he
drove me to the train station and had a listen. By the time I was back in
Liverpool he was on the phone (I was expecting bad news, nobody phones with
good news that quick) "Geoff any chance you can pick your car up I need the
space because your misfire is sorted". I got off the train and got the next
one straight back. Carl explained he checked the timing all looked okay then
he noticed a strange number on the distributor. Incorrect disi not suited to
my set up. The car runs like a dream, misfire gone, acceleration superb pull
from low revs in high gear. I had a smile all the way back (about 40 miles). I
have had the car for 3 years and this is the best it has driven. I have sent
Carl an email thanking him but wanted to also publicly thank him. A decent
price as well (I would have spent more and had already spent a lot trying to
Carl, Thank You. I am off to play in the car while the sun is shinning. Geoff"
"Hi, The person I use for all my TR work is Carl at TR
Trader - Stockport area,
Cheshire. 0161 485 5005
Very good work and reasonable prices.
"Hi Bill I have recently changed my rocker assembly because of the noise it was making and the wear, I looked into replacing just the worn rockers etc. but when pricing up I found it best to replace the whole lot, the best deal I got was from TR TRADER he deals on an exchange basis, you can reach him on 0161 485 5005 mention my name he's a good lad and more important an enthusiast like us. cheers Mike"
My TR6 failed its mot a couple of years ago with this problem, it was not obvious on mine until you braked with your hands off the steering wheel, I too rebuilt the offending caliper, still no different, I noticed when pushing home the piston into the caliper there was a very slight resistance, even though no corrosion was present new pistons were used and seals, I bought a replacement caliper and heypresto! success, for the cost of it, its not worth messing about with. Carl from TR Trader was very helpful give him a call he'll sort you out."
"I also found the ********* boot seal too fat - Boot
would not shut properly
I got one from Carl Fitchet of TR Trader when I was down to Stoneleigh - Fits a treat
No doubt he will be at the international, regards Graham"
"FWIW I purchased an exchange hood frame from TR Trader a couple of months ago - a very good job too! They supply them powder coated in a satin black (certainly not gloss!). Whether this is the correct colour or not I am not sure but I am pleased with the result. "
"Thankyou for your prompt dispatch of 6 fuel injectors which arrived today and are now fitted. they have made a big difference, yours sincerely, captain R.I.G "
"Please find enclosed banjo unions x 2. Other parts received in good working order. The six is now running like a top. Thanks, S. C."
"Enclosed is the exchange metering unit as promised. Returned also is the pack of spare parts you sent. Many thanks for your help and speedy response, we managed to get away for the weekend only thanks to you. Regards Paul"
"Thanks for dispatching the parts I
bought from you the next day. I am very pleased with the parts and they are
exactly as described. I hope we can deal again in the near future.
"Just to give you the most up to date news on the car. It passed its MOT a week last Friday with no improvement notices served! Thanks for all your help and advice over the years, I could not have done it without them. Cheers Ian"
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