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liljohnTR250
08-23-2009, 09:24 AM
I have been up since around 2am just surfing the interwebs, mainly checking out my new favorite site Howstuffworks.com. Reading on how diesel and gasoline motors differ and exactly how a Rotary motor works.......Well to the point, I got to wondering how many TR250's there were still running in the US? If anyone happens to know a round about number on this I would appreciate it.......other wise its going to bug me all day long

TR6oldtimer
08-23-2009, 09:31 AM
I have a tr250 engine in re-build that will go in a tr6, does that count? The TR250 that the engine came out of was launched over a center divider in 1976 and scraped.

liljohnTR250
08-23-2009, 09:39 AM
They're all family,so I guess we can let that count hahahahaaa

PeterK
08-23-2009, 10:00 AM
I've got a spare TR250 gearbox sitting in my garage. Maybe we can collectively gather all the parts we each have to build a complete TR250.

liljohnTR250
08-23-2009, 10:13 AM
well i have plenty of spare parts laying around to chip into the build

angelfj1
08-23-2009, 10:17 AM
Perhaps a clue??? BUT, surely there are more!
TR Registry (https://www.trregistry.com/start/registry/html/TR5/index.htm) click on "list entries", including TR5

liljohnTR250
08-23-2009, 10:22 AM
yeah just checked that out......mine is not in there so got to be more hahahaa

Tinster
08-23-2009, 11:28 AM
I've got a TR250 block in my '69 TR6

It could have been a leftover from 1968.

martx-5
08-23-2009, 12:22 PM
How many 6-cylinder engines got stuffed in TR4As?? That should make up for the TR250s that were scrapped. :jester:

pjsmetana
08-23-2009, 02:05 PM
How many 6-cylinder engines got stuffed in TR4As?? That should make up for the TR250s that were scrapped.

But what happened to those poor TR4A engines?

TR6oldtimer
08-23-2009, 02:20 PM
How many 6-cylinder engines got stuffed in TR4As?? That should make up for the TR250s that were scrapped.

But what happened to those poor TR4A engines?

TR4s, and TR3s making them TR3bs, and, of course boat anchors...

angelfj1
08-23-2009, 08:16 PM
<span style="font-weight: bold">But what happened to those poor TR4A engines?</span>



frustrated MG owners bought them to put in their cars

BrentGair
08-23-2009, 09:26 PM
Interestingly, my TR250 is "officially" a TR6.

Well, trust me, it's a TR250 through and through...very original (if a little worn).

But, when I first registered it in 1994, there was no such model in the insurance company database. I was given the opportunity to insure it as the "closest" model. I could have gone with TR4 or TR6. I went with TR6 because I assumed the insurance would probably be cheaper.

So, to this very day, my registration says that I own a 1968 TR6.

rlwhitetr3b
08-24-2009, 09:09 PM
That is interesting...
The insurance company determined the model not the manufacture.

mikecyc72usa
08-25-2009, 11:02 AM
I had a 1969 and 1970 GT6 at the same time about 10 years ago. The insurance company couldn't find a model, so they listed them as MGB-GT, which was a riot to me. When I switched companies, they listed them as Spitfire but with a "GT" in the comments field. Talk about cheap insurance for what I had...