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Brosky
06-13-2007, 06:27 PM
I now know the definition of a "seasoned" surface on metal.

https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TRIUMPH-T...124941870QQrdZ1 (https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TRIUMPH-TR6-NOS-ENGINE-BLOCK_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ140682QQihZ011QQi temZ320124941870QQrdZ1)

Wonder why there's no hits on this sweet deal??

tdskip
06-13-2007, 06:40 PM
Serving as a boat anchor will tend to "season" engine blocks.

Lionheart
06-13-2007, 06:47 PM
I should think rust is also the main deterent to bidders for this GT-6...
https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayIS...23086821&rd=1,1 (https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=018&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=280123086821&rd=1,1)

(No one biting at the $500 opening bid with 22hrs remaining.)

Tinster
06-13-2007, 07:08 PM
Mr Rego, sir:

I am selling the never driven, virgin TR6
engine block that I obtained from my cousin Diego.
The engine block was still in the original
Horsforth, UK wooden shippng crate, dated
March 1967. You know my reputation as an honest
vendor of British autos and parts. My prices are
fair and reasonable... given the excellent condition
of my merchandise. Please encourage your friends
to bid on this item.

regards,

DPO Pedro

https://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q101/TinsterTR6/PedroPhoto.jpg

guzzul
06-13-2007, 07:23 PM
I should think rust is also the main deterent to bidders for this GT-6..Well, at least there's no rust where the holes are.....

4aKen
06-13-2007, 07:43 PM
About 30 seasons down by the river.
Come to think about it, I myself, am an NOS "Virgin" with a great deal of seasoning.

tomshobby
06-13-2007, 07:46 PM
I have been told that Caterpillar used to leave their engine castings outside for three years to "season" by going through the temp variations of the seasons before they would machine them for use. The idea was to relieve the internal stress before use for a stronger engine.

But I think this guy just forgot where he left it, kind of like a squirrel burying nuts.

06-13-2007, 08:06 PM
Interestingly, TRF had a few NOS TR6 engine blocks in their inventory for sale. I personally saw them on my mandatory once-in-a-lifetime Hadj to Armagh. I was interested in purchasing one of these beauts but Dave at TRF discouraged me, saying that I would be better off buying a good used block that had been aged and stressed already. That, plus I couldn't figure any way into fitting it into my carry-on luggage on the trip back.

Brosky
06-13-2007, 09:25 PM
Tom, I've seen castings covered in cosmolene go through a similar process, but under a controlled environment as far as the elements were concerned.

I've also been on the line in Lansing when Olds was building the famous "facory blueprinted" 455 W-30 engines. Those things were about bullet proof and had over 500 lbs. of torque, but were never exposed to anything like that poor block went through.

pa297pass
06-13-2007, 10:24 PM
Makes you wonder what he means by "NOS" ...

"<u>N</u>ever <u>O</u>iled in <u>S</u>torage"

or

"stored <u>N</u>icely <u>O</u>ut <u>S</u>ide"

or

"<u>N</u>asty <u>O</u>ld <u>S</u>tuff"

or

...

I'll stop. /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

Matt

rotoflex
06-14-2007, 05:18 AM
I should think rust is also the main deterent to bidders for this GT-6...
https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayIS...23086821&rd=1,1 (https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=018&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=280123086821&rd=1,1)

(No one biting at the $500 opening bid with 22hrs remaining.)

Wow, it's got the original dealer-applied catalog option stripe.

Scott_Hower
06-14-2007, 05:53 AM
Serving as a boat anchor will tend to "season" engine blocks.

/bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/lol.gif

Tinster
06-14-2007, 06:17 AM
Here's another well seasoned engine.

What am I bid for this "almost 100%
race ready" engine block?

https://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q101/TinsterTR6/seasoned.jpg

kodanja
06-14-2007, 08:25 AM
The Rust is Extra

YankeeTR
06-14-2007, 08:48 AM
Geez...you guys are killin' me.

That TR block is pristine compared to what I started with when I built my last Hemi. The engine I used had two cylinders busted by water damage, two more corroded so badly the cylinders needed sleeves plus a twisted connecting rod. The block has four sleeves in it.

I also have a 392 waiting in the wings with two broken rods...that block will need at least four sleves, too. And I have a 291 DeSoto Hemi that will need almost that much attention and two more 331 Hemis with broken blocks.

All of these will be repaired and will give good service. They don't make 'em anymore so you have to fix 'em.

All of these TR parts and pieces that guys toss out today will have more value in the future when our cars become more desireable with collectors.

Brosky
06-14-2007, 06:18 PM
Yank,

I do have to agree about the supply running out someday. The problem that I see with this block is that it's just a bare block that will need at least $1,200 - $2,000 in machine work and cleaning before you add the crank and other parts. It might be OK if you had a car with a cracked block, but all of the other pieces would be there to rework or refinish.

I'd rather start with a used engine and rebuild that than go this route.

YankeeTR
06-15-2007, 10:59 AM
Yank,

I do have to agree about the supply running out someday. The problem that I see with this block is that it's just a bare block that will need at least $1,200 - $2,000 in machine work and cleaning before you add the crank and other parts. It might be OK if you had a car with a cracked block, but all of the other pieces would be there to rework or refinish.

I'd rather start with a used engine and rebuild that than go this route.

I wasn't really commenting on the $$$...just the condition. Actually, it's in better shape then me! (I'm jealous, too!)

frankenstang57
06-15-2007, 07:20 PM
I've got the perfect matching "seasoned" TR cylinder head. I didn't get it from my cousin Diego but it was in the trunk of the Junkpile Spit when I bought it. I can't quite honestly say it wasn't used as balast in the back of my Ranger last winter as well. With way more than a ton of work, it would be perfect for a true Triumph enthusiast... /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/jester.gif

https://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n124/frankenstang57/100_3714.jpg

Brosky
06-15-2007, 10:35 PM
I would rather refurbish that head, than the eBay block.

4aKen
06-15-2007, 11:15 PM
Bidding is over, opportunity lost. The perfect Fathers Day gift is missed.