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J.P. Rap

Member ID: J.P.Rap
Status: Free Member
Mount Hope, ON, Canada   CAN
Member Since: 2017-02-20
Home Site: The Triumph Experience
Last Login: 2018-04-19 22:09
Forum Posts: 0

I work in the trades. My hobbies include woodworking and home renovations and now Triumph repair.

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1976 Triumph 1500 Yellow J P Rap

1976 Triumph 1500
2007 Ford Ranger Silver J P Rap

2007 Ford Ranger

2 Vehicles — Total mileage: 0 mi (0 km) — Average age: 1992

Member Journal – Paul Rapattoni's Journal

There are 11 total entries in this Journal.

A New Triumph Owner

Posted on: Monday February 20, 2017

1976 Spitfire 1500

Good day fellow Triumph owners. Allow me to first give you a bit of history. When I was a very young lad in the mid 60s there was a triumph (model unknown) parked on blocks in an empty lot a few doors down from my house. All I know about it is the owner purchased it new and raced it often. His intent was to restore it but he died before he got around to it. I assume it was a late 50s and that's all I can tell you about it. I have some very vivid memories of my brother and I spen...

On To The Engine

Posted on: Saturday May 20, 2017


With the interior done I put the roof back on and it was time to move on to the engine. The engine was running but it was running very rich and wasn't reliable. After messing with the carb for some time I came to find out there was a problem with the ignition. I replaced plugs, wires, cap rotor and coil. I bought a set of points but they didn't fit so I just cleaned up and reset the old ones. This was a big improvement (I believe the biggest problem was a faulty coil) but it's still running ric...

Finishing The Interior

Posted on: Saturday May 20, 2017

Test Fit

Guess it's been a while since I updated this section.The interior is now finished except for repairing the seats. After finishing with the speakers I started on the dashboard. Since this one is mostly for practice I just copied the layout of the original. I'll make some changes when I build the permanent one. All the wiring was sorted out and wrapped with wire loom then the new dash installed. At this point I discovered I should have installed the dash before the steering column. After some st...

Speaker Grills

Posted on: Monday March 20, 2017

speaker gril

I got the itch to try some woodworking yesterday evening (it's been quite a while) so I started on some speaker grills. The wood is Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry). Today I did a few adjustments on the car then finished one of the grills. The second is still on the lathe but doesn't need much more work. After finishing the one grill I glued up some Jatoba for the dash. The Jatoba is just "practice". I'll install them but just until I find the wood that I really want. I put a coat of boiled linseed o...

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