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bones
04-18-2006, 02:08 PM
I want to get ideas of how to dress the engine bay. I also want to ditch all the emissions junk. So lets see what you did. I'm mainly considering if I should powdercoat parts, get chrome or black engine dressings, dual carbs, etc.... so post your favorite engine pics....

AngliaGT
04-18-2006, 05:10 PM
What model of Triumph?

- Doug

bones
04-18-2006, 06:24 PM
anything and everything, but I have a 1500

TR_Jim
04-18-2006, 06:37 PM
'67 TR-4A

TR_Jim
04-18-2006, 06:39 PM
'68 GT6

richards
04-18-2006, 06:49 PM
1974 TR6 Engine Bay

Geo Hahn
04-18-2006, 07:55 PM
Mine are pretty much 'plain jane'. Nothing painted that wasn't painted by the factory, nothing polished that wasn't originally polished. Still, here is the TR4...

Geo Hahn
04-18-2006, 07:56 PM
... and here is the TR3A:

LastDeadLast
04-18-2006, 07:59 PM
72 TR6: I've done a couple things.... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devilgrin.gif

https://www.lastdeadlast.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/normal_IMG_1432.jpg

jsneddon
04-18-2006, 08:07 PM
1961 TR3A engine bay....

I like to think it is "seasoned" like a well loved cast iron skillet /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

https://static.flickr.com/1/131084874_475583fff4.jpg

frankenstang57
04-18-2006, 08:58 PM
You did say everything an' anything! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devilgrin.gif

https://evilallianceracing.com/ipw-web/gallery/albums/album172/DSC01378.sized.jpg

swift6
04-18-2006, 10:12 PM
I did some work too!

https://www.loseke.net/shawn/back_on_the_road/TR6-Engine.jpg

/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cheers.gif

TR_Jim
04-18-2006, 10:43 PM
'73 Spit6

VitSport6
04-18-2006, 10:56 PM
Here is my Sports 6, Its still a work in progress....
https://static.flickr.com/45/131159864_97aa226975.jpg

VitSport6
04-18-2006, 11:11 PM
Here is the other side, Hope Im not too late, It took forever to upload https://static.flickr.com/52/131167623_d4e384909f.jpg

aeronca65t
04-19-2006, 04:58 AM
Here's part of the engine bay in my 1500 Spridget.

This was taken to document the "emergency repair" we did (used Vise-Grips to hold on the carb when the upper stud failed during practice). It held on nicely for the subsequent 2 hour enduro.

Hard to see everything due to poor picture quality, but there is a header, heat-shield, cold-air hose, PVC plastic intake horn with "bug-screen" air filter and copper-tube crankcase vent, S&S single pumper carb, fuel-pressure regulator.

This is a "working" engine and it never looks pretty.

https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v170/aeronca65t/Cars/vise_grp.jpg

Hayfever
04-19-2006, 06:10 AM
https://tvr.webhop.org/pics/Progress/2005-10-20/P1010001.JPG

This was last october, it's a little more crowded now. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

RobT
04-19-2006, 08:13 AM
My TR250

I have since replaced the battery with a sealed Optima, and installed a shroud, but this is pretty much as it looks under the bonnet.

https://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g167/RobTh/EngineBay2_1_1.jpg

https://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g167/RobTh/EngineBay_2_1.jpg

spineguru
04-19-2006, 08:18 AM
1961 TR3A....

jsneddon
04-19-2006, 09:40 AM
Allright Bryan! - another "classic" engine bay!

I think others are just embarrased to show em.

as Frank Zappa said: "There's a lot more of us ugly people out here so you pretty people better watch out!"

/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Not that I've got anything against a pretty engine - Some day.... Some day.... But I'm not afraid to show it and I'm certainly not afraid to drive it. It may be ugly but it's running like a scared rabbit right now /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

VitSport6
04-19-2006, 09:45 AM
[ QUOTE ]


as Frank Zappa said: "There's a lot more of us ugly people out here so you pretty people better watch out!"

/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Not that I've got anything against a pretty engine - Some day.... Some day.... But I'm not afraid to show it and I'm certainly not afraid to drive it. It may be ugly but it's running like a scared rabbit right now /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

[/ QUOTE ]

Someday I hope to dirty my engine, I thought it was interesting that the 2 driver engine bays lookes so close to each other /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif

SCguy
04-19-2006, 10:59 AM
https://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g51/SCguy132/coolengine.jpg

vettedog72
04-19-2006, 03:04 PM
Rob:
Where does the crankcase vent pipe coming out of the rockercover go? BTW, nice looking engine bay.

bobh
04-19-2006, 04:32 PM
This is my '75 TR6. Original except for Pertronix and battery.

TR7/8 TPI
04-19-2006, 10:46 PM
My TR7 engine bay. Not done yet but definitely uncluttered. heh

https://www.geocities.com/drcunlimited/TR7Restoration/Photos/TR7_115.jpg

John_Mc
04-20-2006, 12:53 AM
I hope someone tosses me some colored beads for flashing my dual strombergs!

John_Mc
04-20-2006, 12:57 AM
I have to confess, this was the night I bought car 3 1/2 years ago still in the PO's garage. The PO gets to take credit for the esthetics. I've since added electonic ignition and a lot of oil splatter to the engine bay.

04-20-2006, 05:21 AM
Hey John,
Is that stainless braided hoses going through your firewall for your heater? And is that blue wire your positive for your battery? Really bad combination in that the engine shaking will make braided hose cut through a wire sheath like the proverbial knife through butter, and result in a catastrophic meltdown. Sorry dude, I just had to tell you that. Otherwise, nice engine.

I had to reroute the braided hose for my oil cooler, it had started working on my harness. Caught it in time.

I would just go back to stock black hose.

(I actually put on my Designs-For-Vision glasses to see your pic better. I think we are the only two people on the forum that know what those are.)


Bill

ljanssen
04-20-2006, 05:48 AM
Here you go - a couple of minor mods, mostly cosmetic.

https://turbo-tr6.info/underhood_rhs.jpg

See www.turbo-tr6.info (https://www.turbo-tr6.info) for more information on my 205 HP TR6 with computer controlled spark and fuel management.
Later
Lee

Hayfever
04-20-2006, 06:22 AM
Lee, when did you switch to the PI airbox? I thought you had a tigged one-piece assembly?

spineguru
04-20-2006, 08:13 AM
Thanks Jim! My TR3 is cosmetically nice on the outside (see attached) and the inside (interior, not the engine), but the engine and transmission are all original. the carbs have had work, but the main part of the engine are the same as they were 45 years ago. Mine also is running strong. good oil pressure, temperature holding (I drove it for an hour in 98 degrees this weekend!). Why mess with a good thing. then again, these other engines look pretty sweet.....

Brosky
04-20-2006, 08:14 AM
I'll post mine with before and afters in the next three to four weeks. My new JetHot coated headers (super shiny-smooth with silver coating in and out) just arrived and the intake should be back in a few days. What was previously hidden on the block will be degreased at that time and the final leak at the timing cover will be repaired as well. After that and the powder coating of the radiator braces and crossmember support, it's off to the body shop to complete the under hood painting along with new weatherstrips. All new glass will be installed as well as removal and painting of windshield frame.
That will be it until fall when the new carpet and dash pads are done as well as gage cleaning.
EDIT: I found a before picture. The only one that I have. Got to get a digital camera.

RobT
04-20-2006, 08:27 AM
[ QUOTE ]
Rob:
Where does the crankcase vent pipe coming out of the rockercover go? BTW, nice looking engine bay.

[/ QUOTE ]

The vent from the rocker (tappet) cover goes to the back of the K&N air filter. This gives "some" positive ventillation to the crankcase. I have a PCV valve to connect up that would tap into the brake booster vacuume line, but its still sitting on my workbench. And thanks for the complement.
Never thought I would be so fastidious under the bonnet of a car, but then I never had an engine bay that started off so clean.

Rob.

RDR
04-20-2006, 10:24 AM
Here is the finished (? are we ever finished) product.

https://www.rdroe.com/triumph/hagarty/img_2902.jpg

https://www.rdroe.com/triumph/hagarty/img_2904.jpg

sammyb
04-20-2006, 12:03 PM
Well if nobody is going to put up a TR8, allow me.
https://www.apexstrategy.com/images/tr8c.jpg

And my TR3

https://www.apexstrategy.com/images/tr3enginebay.jpg

trboost
04-20-2006, 12:07 PM
Almost original, maybe. (I did reuse a couple of nuts & bolts)

https://www.triumphowners.com/uploaded/34/1173-1173-111032_11engbay2.jpg

michalotti_tr
04-20-2006, 01:10 PM
Everyone's engines look great, too bad mine's still empty! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cryin.gif

R6MGS
04-20-2006, 03:23 PM
Here's my 6...Needs alot of cleaning, hopefully in the next few weeks. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nopity.gif
https://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/8/web/284000-284999/284243_112_full.jpg

swift6
04-20-2006, 05:36 PM
I was getting around to posting my TR8 as well. #15 of the production cars. Factory A/C, Coupe.
https://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i36/sloseke/TR8-Eng-2.jpg

/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cheers.gif

silver7
04-20-2006, 08:51 PM
[ QUOTE ]
Well if nobody is going to put up a TR8, allow me.
https://www.apexstrategy.com/images/tr8c.jpg


[/ QUOTE ]

I'll make it a complete Wedge set by adding mine /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

https://www.forum.triumphtr7.com/uploads/silver7/motor_tr7.gif

andy_t
04-21-2006, 02:53 AM
Ok we need some fuel injected sixes here

04-21-2006, 05:30 AM
Getting a little long in the tooth......
https://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/billkaram/engine.jpg
Bill

vettedog72
04-21-2006, 09:21 AM
tr:
Where do you run the other end of the rocker vent pipe? Your engine still impresses me, it looks like an option that should have been offered. I could have made the car live on a few more years until the cross flow head was developed. Now where does the other end of that pipe go?
Thanks in advance.

04-21-2006, 12:48 PM
Don,
I goes through GoodParts' oil separator (seen under my master cylinder - drains the separated oil back into the sump) and back to the triple carbs, to be burned.


Bill

04-21-2006, 07:32 PM
Bill - dumb question.
Can you turn the valve cover round? If it vented on the other side it would be a lot more convenient for me - the car is still away so I cant go outside to look for myself..

04-21-2006, 08:31 PM
Alan,
I thought the same thing, unfortunately the three holes are offset to the right. (Look at Larry's [SCGuy] post somewhere above, it is real obvious on his photo) Would be cool to get ahold of whomever casts these things and tell them to sell you one before they drill out the vent hole. Or, just plug the hole on the right side with a nice smooth, polisheable aluminum plug and drill out the hole for the vent anywhere you want. I may yet do that.

Or, if you really want to get crazy, get a good aluminum welder to plug the hole with a slight overfill, and grind, sand, smooth and polish the plug. Voila, no more hole...

Bill

04-21-2006, 08:39 PM
Bill, your idea has some merit.

I'd buy one unfinished and drill the hole at the firewall end. I'm thinking about mounting the catch tank on the bulkhead (battery is going into the trunk so I have lots of room). I can then run the drain down into where the fuel pump used to mount without too much trauma.

I found a cheap anodizing place so I can get it fixed up afterwards - I can have it hard anodized in black for not too much $$. It would fit with the intake manifold nicely then.

GregW
04-22-2006, 01:16 PM
[ QUOTE ]
anything and everything, but I have a 1500

[/ QUOTE ]Well, you did say anything and everything. I just installed these babies (Mikuni carbs) on my Healey yesterday. Pretty excited, had to share.
https://www.britishcarforum.com/ubbthreads/memberfiles/204564-itbein.jpg

trboost
04-22-2006, 04:40 PM
Those Mikuni's are sweet /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

milemarker60
04-22-2006, 08:49 PM
Well, my "bay" isn't actually back from the body shop but the engine is in the frame.

John_Mc
04-23-2006, 01:20 AM
/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yesnod.gif I like where this is going! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/iagree.gif

GregW
04-23-2006, 01:31 AM
Thanks Mitch,
I believe this is the only Healey with triple Mikunis. A slow and sometimes painful journey it was to get here./ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

Lot of cool engines in this thread. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif

trboost
04-23-2006, 06:44 AM
Dave,your a sick, sick man !!! Great swap. Any more details ?

trboost
04-23-2006, 06:47 AM
Greg,

Are those adapted Bike carbs ?

04-23-2006, 10:16 AM
[ QUOTE ]
I just installed these babies (Mikuni carbs) on my Healey yesterday. Pretty excited, had to share.


[/ QUOTE ]

Yesterday, yesterday??? It just shows that everyone was wrong, Rome was built in a day.


Bill

sammyb
04-23-2006, 12:21 PM
Triumphs were built in a day -- they just take forty years to rust and fall apart.

[ QUOTE ]
[ QUOTE ]
I just installed these babies (Mikuni carbs) on my Healey yesterday. Pretty excited, had to share.


[/ QUOTE ]

Yesterday, yesterday??? It just shows that everyone was wrong, Rome was built in a day.


Bill

[/ QUOTE ]

Brosky
04-23-2006, 12:50 PM
Well mine is still being built in as is eveyones in one way or another. This is the engine before any of the mods mentioned earlier. Jet coated headers and intake manifold, new SS fan shrouding from Goodparts, engine block repaint and body shop will be repainting all yellow including the inside of the bonnet.

GregW
04-23-2006, 01:26 PM
[ QUOTE ]
Greg,

Are those adapted Bike carbs ?

[/ QUOTE ]
Hi Mitch,
Yes they are motorcycle carbs, HSR 42s. They have flat slides, no butterflies, oh and they have accelerator pumps./ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
https://www.britishcarforum.com/ubbthreads/memberfiles/205141-cast.jpg

Musicman
04-23-2006, 01:57 PM
Here ya go...

GregW
04-23-2006, 01:57 PM
[ QUOTE ]

Yesterday, yesterday??? It just shows that everyone was wrong, Rome was built in a day.


Bill

[/ QUOTE ]
/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif I think Rome was built faster.

04-24-2006, 10:43 AM
1975 TR6, Chrome parts, polished aluminum rad shroud.

R6MGS
04-24-2006, 09:30 PM
TR6Canuck, where in Ontario are you? If that brown is your original color, I just bought one that color! Maybe I'll see ya at the next show

wooolffy
04-25-2006, 06:33 PM
Lucy, before I started to work on her!

wooolffy
04-25-2006, 06:35 PM
Ooops, forgot pic!

wooolffy
04-25-2006, 06:48 PM
Lucy, after I cleaned her up!

vettedog72
04-26-2006, 07:51 AM
Wooolffy:
I am looking at different ways owners have the PCV set up on thier TR6. It appears in the two pictures you posted there are 2 different ways you have used on your TR6. Can you describe how you have it connected.
Thanks

wooolffy
04-26-2006, 03:40 PM
Actually what you see on the second pic is the flame/fuel trap from old system. I used it for my vacuum advance line when it got burned off the way it was routed to carb. I have no PCV valve in my system. I have a header installed, thus the old emission system is gone.

vettedog72
04-26-2006, 07:45 PM
OK, what is inside the flame/fuel trap? Does it allow constant vacuum on the rocker, just a baffle or what? I see you have SU's and I am not as acquainted with the SU's as the ZS's. I guess the last question is do you get much oil (not fumes but liquid) passing through the PCV?

wooolffy
04-27-2006, 08:03 PM
The flame trap is empty inside, it is just a larger vessel to give me a boost on vacuum to my distributor.I have no PCV valve, therefore I have no oil passing.