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06-29-2008, 10:48 AM
Firstly, I admire anyone that restores a Triumph (or any LBC) to original condition. That said, most of you know that my car is a resto-mod, something personal, with lots of "improvements" that I have talked about over time. The question I pose is: What have ya'll done to improve or repair your cars, something different than stock? Like an innovative way to mount an aftermarket part, different gauge clusters, exhaust improvements, etc., etc.? Pictures would be a bonus.

swift6
06-29-2008, 11:18 AM
Interesting topic Bill, I feel I've been pretty conservative with my resto-mod. Other than a non-factory color and sitting 1.5 inches lower, it looks pretty normal until I lift the bonnet anyway.

Should be interesting to see what people come up with.

Got_All_4
06-29-2008, 12:09 PM
I did Good Parts triple intakes in Tr250 and glad I did. I met Richard at a TRF Summer Party and he let me drive his car. The one on the front of his catalog. Man was I sold. I did not like his air box though. Looked to boxy. So I designed one of my own. I tried to mimic the original Triumph fuel injection system. It looks so awesome especially for it's time. There was no way however to do the cylinder effect because of the lack of room caused by the extension of the intakes. So I machined a plate to mount on the carbs and used my brake to form the cover for the air box. I then ran the intake hose through the radiator shroud and used a cone shaped K&N style air filter. I'm picking up cooler air before the radiator and now have plenty of power from taking off even after sitting in traffic on the hottest summer days.

I did his springs too and really improved the ride not to mention the handling. I was concerned about ride ability being to rough but not the case. Urethane bushings are also a help. More control but no decrease in the ride comfort. I have a set of Adco anti sway bars waiting to go on. I can't imagine the car handling any better.

For driving comfort I took the seats from a 71 TR6 and had them reupholstered with cloth. What a difference. I can drive for 3 hours none stop with these covers. Vinyl if you attempt that long of a dive, take an extra pair of undies because you'll need to change along the route. I found a old retired automotive upholster that does it for a few extra bucks and he used the old seat covers for a pattern. One of the best things I've done for mods.

If I think of more I post later. My garage is calling me.

BobbyD
06-29-2008, 01:48 PM
Bill.....like you, I admire originality and the folks that strive to get their cars to look like they did the day they came off the assembly line. However, I drive my car like a daily driver and am always looking for the balance between reliability and maintaining a stock "look". All my upgrades are posted on my web site noted below and they range from Dan Masters' wire harness to Rick Patton's TBI conversion and Herman's Toyota 5 speed conversion and Richard Good's Nissan diff. Some have renamed my car a TRI-ota-san! My favorite conversion is TBI. I love watching people at car shows look at my "carbs" and try and figure out what they are.

https://tr6.danielsonfamily.org/Car%20Pictures/EngineBayRight.jpg

LastDeadLast
06-29-2008, 02:41 PM
I pretty much feel the same way most other people that have posted on this thread; I feel that my TR.. or any car for that matter is a blank canvas. I usually start with a theme and go from there. For my current TR6, the rule has been modifications that "look" period. My mods are outlined below:

Engine: Dual HS8 carbs with ported intake, balanced assembly, 1.5 roller rockers, mild head work, GP2 cam, 10:1 compression, electric fan (OEM fan eliminated), alloy flywheel, Stainless headers and a custom quad torpedo stainless exhaust.

Drive train: 4sp with j-type overdrive, Spec stage 2 clutch, HVDA Hydraulic throw-out bearing, Quaife LSD, Moss CV axles, I have a HVDA 5sp conversion ready for the fall/winter project season :smile:

Suspension/brakes: Goodparts f/r sway bars, Nylatron bushings, springs and adjustable trailing arm brackets. Stainless brake lines, Morgan wheel cylinders, alloy drums

Electrical: Cibie headlights and driving lights powered by Advance Auto Wire electricals. All the relays are hidden in the passenger foot well.

Interior: John Skinner full leather trim with wool carpeting (light tan), Randy Keller African Rosewood dash

Wheels/Tires: Dayton 72 spoke rims with Yoki Avid 205/70-15 tires.

Here are a couple pics:
https://www.lastdeadlast.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/normal_2008-06-27_-_HS8_004.jpg

And:
https://www.lastdeadlast.com/coppermine/albums/userpics/normal_2007-09-02%20-%20TR6%20Outside%20Pics%20005.jpg

06-29-2008, 02:55 PM
This is getting good. Keep em coming!

06-29-2008, 04:23 PM
Lets' see.
<span style="font-style: italic">
<span style="font-weight: bold">Engine</span>
Carillo rods
Wiseco forged pistons
Custom cam
Nitrided crank
1.5:1 Roller rockers on hardened shaft
Hardness tested lifters - if you are reading this you probably know why...
Waisted valves, uprated springs
6-blade water pump
Close toleranced oil pump
Porting
Tri-metal bearings
Head skim for 8.5:1 compression

Custom intake manifold
FoMoCo 24# injectors
Megasquirt bank fired ecu - dyno tuned

<span style="font-weight: bold">Suspension, steering and brakes</span>
Goodparts springs all round
Nylatron bushings all round.
Adjustable rear trailing arm mounts.
Goodparts front and rear swaybars.
Goodparts aluminium steering rack mounts.
Toyota front caliper conversion with drilled rotors.
Morgan rear cylinders
Stainless brake lines

<span style="font-weight: bold">Drivetrain</span>
Rebuilt (Mantran) W58 5-speed gearbox with HVDA conversion.
Kevlar clutch
Goodparts R200 LSD
Nylatron diff mounts
Custom CV axles/hubs from cvaxles.com – these are the ones Richard Good is now selling.
New UJ’s in driveshaft.

<span style="font-weight: bold">Frame</span>
Diff mounts boxed

<span style="font-weight: bold">Other</span>
Moss Headers – Jet Hot coated.
Stock stainless exhaust.
Panasport 16x7 wheels with Yokohama Avid tires
Custom 15 gallon stainless fuel tank
Aeromotive Tsunami fuel pump and filters.
Aeromotive regulator
AN fuel lines throughout.
Goodparts crankcase catch can.
Wizard cooling aluminium radiator
New Front Hub
16” electric fan.
Fan eliminator kit.
High Torque starter
New Tie-rods
</span>

I'm sure I'm forgetting some stuff, but that'll do for a start.

Here are a couple of pictures I shot recently:

https://www.6-pack.org/spaw/mycar/Side1small.jpg

https://www.6-pack.org/spaw/mycar/Engine1small.jpg

https://www.6-pack.org/spaw/mycar/Engine3small.jpg


https://www.6-pack.org/spaw/mycar/InsideTrunksmall.jpg

LastDeadLast
06-29-2008, 04:51 PM
Pretty awesome stuff Alan, your 6 looks great.

-s

Tinster
06-29-2008, 06:44 PM
Probably my driver's side floor replacement is my most
innovative upgrade. And I sometimes powder coat things.
Dan/Mike Master Power Block wire harness

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

https://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q101/TinsterTR6/progDay9.jpg

https://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q101/TinsterTR6/swaybarlink8.jpg

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

Brosky
06-29-2008, 08:24 PM
Dale, you have a lot innovations to list with all that you've done. And nearly all of it was done alone and without experience.

Your tutorials are well written and documented with great pictures and those should count as well. Those have provided help to many others in a silent manner that can go unnoticed.

swift6
06-29-2008, 09:12 PM
I've been having a little fun lately in my engine compartment. It started a while ago with a freshly rebuilt and re curved distributor from Jeff. Then I started accumulating other parts, the Ratco throttle cable, a Macy's Garage bonnet release, one of the first ARE (Joe Alexander) heat shields for triple ZS175's and finally fully rebuilding my 3 ZS's. I didn't go the micro-polishing route, call me a rebel if you must, but I was inspired by an Aston Martin DB2/4 I was working on a few months ago. Also, opposite of the growing trend with BCFers, I like to slightly "de-bling" the upgrades under my bonnet. Not that there is anything inherently wrong with bright colors under the bonnet, its just not for me. I also used some tips and tricks that are being used more and more in some of the hot-rod/muscle car circles. So here is the finished result.
https://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i36/sloseke/P6290001.jpg

Paul's tips with the Ratco cable used with triple ZS's was very handy. :thumbsup: :thankyousign: The Macy's Garage emergency release works extremely well. The underside of the heat-shield is painted with a high heat ceramic white paint and the carburettors are painted with a high heat ceramic black paint. The last two items are part of a growing trend in high performance V8 circles. The white has tested very well at reflecting heat while the black has tested very well at expelling heat.

The Aston Martin DB2/4 I was referring to also had a black painted manifold and black carburettors. This particular DB2/4 was outfitted by the factory, as a special order car, for rallying on the continent. It has history with the Monte Carlo, Tulip, Alpine and several other rallye's. It also has factory documentation of the changes made for competition, including the black manifold and carburettors. I liked the idea of black carburettors but couldn't go completely black with the manifold and the air box.

What I can say so far is; the rebuilt/re-curved distributor, coupled with the fully rebuilt carburettors have made a wonderful driving difference. I didn't think my carbs were in that bad of shape until after trying the newly rebuilt ones. The Ratco cable made throttle modulation very smooth. The heat shield works well too as the carbs are much happier about heat issues.

While I had everything off I intended to wrap the headers in sleeves. These are not the tight fitting header wrap though they are made of a similar material. The sleeves wouldn't cover enough of the header pipes to make it worthwhile because there is not enough clearance. So I 86'ed the header sleeves and figured I'd make do for now with a heat shield for the starter and the heat shield for the carbs. So far, its working out just fine.

For those that might remember, a few weeks ago I mentioned something that might cause a stir with some BCFers. This is it.

Brosky
06-29-2008, 09:23 PM
There were several Aston Martins at the show today.

I couldn't take any pictures because I was drooling too much!

06-29-2008, 09:23 PM
Anti-bling.
Are you going to powdercoat the airbox and intake manifolds black too? That would look cool.

Brosky
06-29-2008, 09:29 PM
What next Alan, a no bling car????

Blasphemy!!

06-29-2008, 09:30 PM
Stealth.
Besides, I hear black is the new chrome :laugh:

Brosky
06-29-2008, 09:41 PM
Close, but black chrome is even better!

swift6
06-29-2008, 10:41 PM
Anti-bling.
Are you going to powdercoat the airbox and intake manifolds black too? That would look cool.


I thought about blacking it all out. Still might but for now I like the alternating black then polished look.

No bling means all business. :smile: And easier upkeep. :wink:

06-30-2008, 12:03 AM
Firstly, I admire anyone that restores a Triumph (or any LBC) to original condition. That said,..... Pictures would be a bonus.

OK, I'll take the roll of "restorer to original condition" here.

One thing that can be said for restoring to "original condition" is it's really inexpensive compared to the numerous upgrades that most others have done.

<span style="font-weight: bold">First picture is how the engine looked when I bought it last August</span>https://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa128/wolhaven_rocks/AengineA.jpg
<span style="font-weight: bold">Second picture is after these items purchased</span>
NOS Motorcraft labeled (Bosch)alternator (-$1.04 Ebay)
Early style alternator brackets (-$20.00)
New heater control valve (-$18.00 Ebay)
TRF green wires (-$29.00)
OEM valve cover (free from PO)
New washer pump (-$8.00 Autozone)
New oval washer bottle and bracket (-$25.00 Ebay)
8 hex head carb screws and brass washers (-$8.50)
3 cans engine cleaner to de-Ziebart bay (-$12.00)
_____ _____ ______

Sold alloy valve cover on Ebay (+$125.00)
Virtually break even but sadly not much bling on a stock engine.

https://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa128/wolhaven_rocks/AengineB.jpg

In my opinion the TR6 engine as plain stock is a rather nice looking engine.

tom628
06-30-2008, 12:44 AM
I have some engine and susp. mods like triple ZS, Isky cam, elec. fan; stiffer springs, Koni's all around, sway bars, etc., but they all pale in comparison to what some of you folks have done.

So to offer some lower tech, and maybe boring, mods:

* auxilliary fuse box for power to trunk lite (76 had to have running lites on); power outlet(cig lighter) under dash for my daughter's elec. vest in winter; relay for engine fan,etc.
* a 3rd choke cable, for the 3rd of my triple carbs. I think it helps on start-up, or I may just like the idea.
* I replaced the heater valve control wire with a stiffer 0.065" wire from an aircraft carb heat wire I happened to have around. Had to slightly enlarge the hole in the dash knob, but now I have a heater valve which, after I open it, I definitely know that I can close it fully.
* Homemade air cleaner assys. that permit using stock pleated filter elements with the triple ZS. Front and rear mounting holes offset from centers ~1/2" to allow the larger (than K&amp;N) stock filters to fit.
* removed rubber bumpers from F&amp;R bumpers, and plugged holes with chrome plugs. Saved 40 lbs.and I like the clean look.
* Almost forgot, Richard Good"s machined aluminum fuel distribution block for the triple ZSs. Allows a neat, direct routing of 5/16" rubber lines to the carbs. Looks good, too.

Tom

DrEntropy
06-30-2008, 05:18 AM
but I was inspired by an Aston Martin DB2/4 I was working on a few months ago.

A few years back I had the "pleasure" of redoing a 2/4 drophead. It came to us in buckets and tubs of parts. Apologies for the poor pix, they were from a point-and-shoot. Progress pix.

vagt6
06-30-2008, 06:57 AM
In 2002 I purchased a '70 GT6+ whose chief attraction was no rust and solid mechanicals. My intent was to keep all mods period correct, however, a few of them turned out to be a little out of "period". Nonetheless, here's a list of the most significant mods:

&gt; installed J-type OD (no MKII GT6 had a J-type from the factory);
&gt; total suspension rebuild with Carrera adjustable air shocks and poly bushes all around (this profoundly improved handling!!).
&gt; completely rewired electrical system upgraded to blade-type fuses;
&gt; engine rebuild with fast road cam; everything balanced; head ported/polished; dual row timing chain; machined sump; SS headers with free-flow exhaust, everything finely tuned to perfection.
&gt; Redone interior with extra gauge dash.

The car remained stock otherwise. The engine work noticably improved power. Most significantly, IMHO, was the overdrive which completely transformed the car to be a pretty decent GT highway cruiser.

Great driver's car, the GT6. The growl of that smooth 2000cc six is pure heaven to the ears, especially around 4,000 ROM. It growls like a big, mean cat!

I purchased my first GT6 in 1971; the second in 1990 and the third in 2002. Will there be another????

Stay tuned . . . :thumbsup:

NutmegCT
06-30-2008, 07:55 AM
I am "financially challenged". So I just cleaned it up!

(well, OK ... I did add a fuel filter)

tomshobby
06-30-2008, 09:07 AM
The most expensive improvements were inside the engine. But there was also some restoration and a few changes under the bonnet.

heliguy
07-01-2008, 11:01 AM
Some great pics there guys, and it inspires me to try to improve my car when i see some of the great work that others are doing!
I'm just about at the rolling chassis stage. Its a TR250, "J" type OD and a Lucas PI system. Here are a couple of pics
https://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u154/heliguy61/TR250%20stuff/DSC02531.jpg

https://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u154/heliguy61/TR250%20stuff/DSC02532-1.jpg

https://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u154/heliguy61/TR250%20stuff/DSC02529.jpg

kodanja
07-01-2008, 11:13 AM
<span style="font-size: 12pt"><span style="font-weight: bold">ok ya ready!!!

MODIFICATIONS, CONVERSIONS, HISTORY Ok here we go……
Body work and paint (2001 Jaguar British racing green)
(2) Weber downdraft carburetors
New air filter
(2) Rear shock conversion kits
Valve job
New seats
New Alternator
New Linkage
New Bank Account!
New rocker arm cover
New dash
New dash knobs
New dash tonue pegs/ and bolts
New center console
New carpets
New roll bar
New steering wheel
New rear view mirror
New side mirrors
Reconditioned all gauges
New stereo system/4channel 1000w amp for the 5 ½” fronts and 6”x9” rears\
1500w amp for (2) 10” subwoofers in trunk
New Alpine Cd AM/FM stereo
New shift knob
New wipers reconditioned wiper motor housing
New wiper motor mount
New plugs
New performance wires
New fan
New belt
New distributor
New gas Line
New undercoating
New windshield
New side windows
New convertible top
New bearing (4) wheels
New rear Axles
New rear hub housings
New driving flange/front disc wheels
Reconditioned rear end differential
BOTH SIDES New universal joints assblies
Rebuilt rear differential
New headlights
New driving lights
New bumpers front and back
New chrome molding
New rear light bezels
New trunk panels
New trunk light
New gas cap/hose/clamp
New fuel filter
New oil filter
New radiator
New radiator shroud
New radiator cap
New front grille
New signal light lenses
New fire extinguisher
New Dayton 72 spoke wire wheels
New wire wheel conversion kits
New door handles/inside and out
New window cranks
New door panels
New window inner/outer fuzzys
New interior kit
New door hinges
New badges
New rear light lenses
New decals
New front sway bar
New ball joints
New tie rod ends
New seat regulators
New battery tray
New harness tape
New hood gasket
New trunk gasket
New windshield gasket
New foil heat shield for inside hood
New wiper washer reservoir
New washer motor
New dash pad
New sun visors
New trunk lid stay
New soft top retainer bar
New molding caps chrome
New front end nylon bushings
New door thresholds
New stone guards
New windshield glazing strip chrome
New hood buffer cones
New battery clamp chrome
New jack
New knockoff hammer
Complete tune up
Rear main seal on engine
New pistons and rings
New clutch (((an other NEW CLUTCH)))
New 5 speed ford transmission modified (NICE!)
New aluminum rocker joints
New performance cam
New Header
Lots of other lil' thangs too
Rebuilt Brake servo
Rebuilt Master cyld.
new brake lines
new fron &amp; rear brake pads
Factory Hardtop!!!
Let me tell ya as soon as I put the Webers on it , It runs like a ROCKET!!!!!

till the next thing breaks or fails!!!!</span></span>

https://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/KODANJA7/DSC02399.jpg
https://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/KODANJA7/DSC03184.jpg
https://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/KODANJA7/jakes9-0714.jpg

Brosky
07-02-2008, 09:22 PM
I'm too tired to type it all again. Please go here: https://www.74tr6.com/

And I will post the engine rebuild, PDWA, fuel pump, gauges pictures when I get done with the last project, which will be the new dash.

Trick6
07-03-2008, 08:33 AM
Anyone out there running Mikunis or Keihins? Or anyone have any pictures from shows of cars with the Mikunis or Keihins? I considered these carbs and selected the triple ZS 175s because of installation history. Now I am reconsidering. They are marketed to be a far simpler and more HP power producing carb. I would like more info.

tosoutherncars
07-03-2008, 04:47 PM
Well! I feel pretty low-budget in such company, but... on my (Spittie) 1500 engine (MG Midget)...

- Crane / Fireball electrical ignition w. optical pickup in dizzy
- racing coil (pending)
- Weber 32/26
- Cannon intake manifold
- 4/2/1 headers into stock exhaust (cat delete)
- fuel pressure regulator
- Carter HVLP fuel pump (pending)
- Air pump removed
- mech fan &amp; fan clutch removed
- electric 12" fan

Head:

- decoked, valves lapped
- viton valve stem seals
- decked 0.100" to increase compression
- intake runners port-matched and smoothed

Future mods / wish list

- OD trans
- hotter cam
- AC Delco alternator conversion

07-03-2008, 04:49 PM
OK, time for me to chime in. Basically, my TR6 is a 2008 model.
Nuff said.

DNK
07-03-2008, 06:12 PM
Anyone out there running Mikunis or Keihins? Or anyone have any pictures from shows of cars with the Mikunis or Keihins? I considered these carbs and selected the triple ZS 175s because of installation history. Now I am reconsidering. They are marketed to be a far simpler and more HP power producing carb. I would like more info.

You mean these??

https://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o316/donkelly23/SSL23335-1.jpg

kodanja
07-03-2008, 07:38 PM
im blinded!!!!

Brosky
07-03-2008, 09:16 PM
I'm jealous......and thinking about next year.

Trick6
07-04-2008, 08:26 AM
DNK:
Is this the PRI Keihin Six Pack Kit? When did you do this install? How does it perform? What is your motor composition? Have you any performance data comparing this install vs. anything else? Please tell me as much about it as you can.

Tinster
07-04-2008, 08:38 AM
I'm too tired to type it all again. Please go here: https://www.74tr6.com/

And I will post the engine rebuild, PDWA, fuel pump, gauges pictures when I get done with the last project, which will be the new dash.

<span style="color: #990000">I'm too tired to type out everything I have
purchased and installed during the past 2 1/2 years.

Go here and flip to any page and I have bought parts. </span>

https://www.zeni.net/trf/TR6-250GC/?s_wt=1280&amp;s_ht=1024

d :yesnod:

07-04-2008, 09:29 AM
I'm jealous......and thinking about next year.

You're going to fuel inject it. You know you want to.
Why spend hours tuning when you can just turn the key and drive :wink:

Brosky
07-04-2008, 10:08 AM
You don't have to tune the cycle carbs very much from what I've read.

Next year I'll do something,just not sure what it will be, but I'll have plenty of time to research the next move.

Moseso
07-04-2008, 10:59 AM
Just the updates and changes to the '59 TR3osaurus

Motor:
87mm jugs -- already on the car when I got it.
Hardened valves and seats to accommodate modern fuels.
Iskenderian "TR-23" camshaft: 260 duration, .440" lift.
Lightened tappets from BPNW
Chromoly pushrods from TSI
K &amp; N air filters. I can't <span style="font-style: italic">believe</span> those stock ones really do much...
Spin-on oil filter.
Offenhauser valve cover -- <span style="font-style: italic">looks</span> like 10 extra horsepower!
Gear reduction starter -- was the best solution for dealing with the situation I was dealt: bolt-on ring gear and early type transmission housing. Probably a better starter, too...
GM Alternator -- WAY cheaper (and better) than rebuilding my generator with a totally shot front bearing carrier, mount kit and 3/4" pulley included.

Transmission:
Stock type, but not originally on the car -- A-type OVERDRIVE!

Suspension (the great experiment):
Stiffer springs front &amp; rear
All urethane everything in front suspension rebuild
Nylon/stainless steering pins from Joe Alexander
Brass/nylon rear spring bushing kit from Joe Alexander
1-1/8" aluminum lowering blocks between rear springs and axle
Addco sway bar, front
I've got the rear too, but I am going to wait and see before trying it.

Modern conveniences:
I am going to install an electric windscreen washer pump and a button to operate it.
I am going to install a TR4 heater valve and the cable to operate it from the cockpit.
Nice bright halogen light bulbs EVERYWHERE.

bigjones
07-07-2008, 06:23 PM
Lots of interesting stuff. Can I ask some questions about the air box:

Did the factory ever try this.
Where is the air filter positioned.
Is there a screen to keep out bugs.
Might the air box turn into an oven and negate its purpose.
Is it worthwhile insulating it.
Does it provide a ram effect.
What about cold weather starting and running.

I suppose I could answer all these if I built one myself. Ha! But I wanted to find out a bit more.

I had a 750 Bonneville when I was a lad and I could swear it ran much better in the cold weather so I am very interested in what folks have to say about air boxes. How come we never see such things in production cars?

Cheers

07-07-2008, 07:53 PM
Lots of interesting stuff. Can I ask some questions about the air box:

Did the factory ever try this.
Dunno
Where is the air filter positioned.
In front of the radiator, connected to a large air
tube to the box.
Is there a screen to keep out bugs.
No, but the shield surrounding the air filter is turned
to the back, toward the radiator.
Might the air box turn into an oven and negate its purpose.
Not with all that air moving through it, unless you idled
for hours.
Is it worthwhile insulating it.
Prolly not.
Does it provide a ram effect.
Not really, more cold air induction.
What about cold weather starting and running.
No difference.

I suppose I could answer all these if I built one myself. Ha! But I wanted to find out a bit more.

I had a 750 Bonneville when I was a lad and I could swear it ran much better in the cold weather so I am very interested in what folks have to say about air boxes. How come we never see such things in production cars?

Cheers

DNK
07-07-2008, 11:38 PM
DNK:
Is this the PRI Keihin Six Pack Kit? When did you do this install? How does it perform? What is your motor composition? Have you any performance data comparing this install vs. anything else? Please tell me as much about it as you can.
Al sorry it took so long to answer. I have been kind of pecking at the post and only looking at the ones that really peeked my interest.
That is not my car. It is what you said. It was at the Bellevue WA show in 07.
I think it is beautiful. Almost Italian looking.

TR4nut
07-08-2008, 07:31 AM
DNK:
Is this the PRI Keihin Six Pack Kit? When did you do this install? How does it perform? What is your motor composition? Have you any performance data comparing this install vs. anything else? Please tell me as much about it as you can.
Al sorry it took so long to answer. I have been kind of pecking at the post and only looking at the ones that really peeked my interest.
That is not my car. It is what you said. It was at the Bellevue WA show in 07.
I think it is beautiful. Almost Italian looking.

A guy in our club here in Houston also has this setup. I agree, it is very impressive to see those 6 carbs lined up.

Randy

Moseso
07-08-2008, 12:00 PM
Offenhauser valve cover -- <span style="font-style: italic">looks</span> like 10 extra horsepower!

I am going to install a TR4 heater valve and the cable to operate it from the cockpit.

UPDATE! (and a warning to others)
It appears that without some, yet to be determined, modification of the heater valve, these are mutually exclusive mods. The heater valve and the Offenhauser valve cover do not fit on the same cylinder head at the same time.

swift6
07-08-2008, 12:01 PM
Lots of interesting stuff. Can I ask some questions about the air box:

Did the factory ever try this.
Where is the air filter positioned.
Is there a screen to keep out bugs.
Might the air box turn into an oven and negate its purpose.
Is it worthwhile insulating it.
Does it provide a ram effect.
What about cold weather starting and running.


I can answer some of this from my own experience with the Goodparts airbox.

The PI cars had a remote air filter that was down by the carbon cannister. My Goodparts set up has a remote air filter that sits in front of the radiator. It has a shield on it for rocks, big bugs, water etc...

Never had a problem with the airbox becoming an oven. Nothing more than hot air going straight into the air filters unhindered anyway. While in motion, the cooler air entering the box more than counters any oven like effect.

Its called a "ram air" box but I doubt there is a significant "ram" effect. On my particular box the benefit would be from the cooler air charge and the built in velocity stacks in the air box.

So far, cold weather starting and running has not been an issue.

bigjones
07-08-2008, 05:43 PM
Bill and Shawn,
Many thanks for taking the time to respond to my questions.
I can feel a project coming up!
Cheers.

theguyfromquebec
07-09-2008, 10:54 AM
Hello all,
Thought I'd show you some of the add-ons on my car. All are of my own design and fabrication. Some of you already know them but I'm sure many do not.

Safety hood release
https://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/chucktr6/P1040879-1.jpg

Double hoop roll bar
https://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/chucktr6/P1050686.jpg
https://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/chucktr6/P1050687.jpg
https://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/chucktr6/P1050689.jpg

Rear hub puller
https://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/chucktr6/P1050336.jpg

Stainless steel shroud cover with corrugated plastic shroud
(shown on someone elses car)
https://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o236/chucktr6/Stuart1-1.jpg

François

07-09-2008, 11:48 AM
I'm impressed, Francois! That is what I had in mind, about the individual innovations. Very cool. Gotta brush up on my French, albeit Cajun French. Keep em coming.

swift6
07-09-2008, 01:20 PM
Good to see you here Francois!

John_Mc
07-09-2008, 05:20 PM
Very nice stuff, Francois!