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mallard
11-27-2009, 07:08 PM
I friend of mine brought his TR6 over to the house today to show off. He just finished a 4 year restoration on the car. This car was built to drive as a daily driver, and I mean to drive everywhere. The work he can do to a car is fantastic. I'm sure some will not like the mods he did to the car, but it was done to a very high standard, and with good taste. The photos I took of the car do it no justice.

mallard
11-27-2009, 07:11 PM
As you can see the engine is not the standard Triumph engine. The engine compartment is very clean and well done with a Chevy 250 straight 6 installed with around 200HP.

mallard
11-27-2009, 07:13 PM
It also has an AC unit that you could freeze meat with. For summer driving here in hot AZ he will install the hardtop

mallard
11-27-2009, 07:16 PM
The only thing I dont like about the car is that he put a 700 automatic trans with OD in the car. At 70 mph the rpms are 2300. It also has a Chevy rear axle in the car. You would need a book to list all of the mods.

mallard
11-27-2009, 07:18 PM
The interior was also done with keeping the stock look in mind.

mallard
11-27-2009, 07:20 PM
Again I wish the pictures were better. I have to figure out how to use photobucket or something else.

TOC
11-27-2009, 07:20 PM
So, what did he restore and not replace with General Misunderstanding?

prb51
11-27-2009, 07:27 PM
He certainly does quality work Keith, would pass on the auto aspect tho

Lou Metelko
11-27-2009, 08:32 PM
So what's the big deal? Your friend has built a nice street rod, nothing more and nothing less. Just wish he would remove the Triumph name plates. About like a neighbor that has a 1947 Pontiac street rod with 350 Chevrolet crate motor, Ford rear and GM 400 Transmission yet he insists on calling it a 1947 Pontiac. About as close to being a 47 Pontiac as I am being named the new Pope!

Lou Metelko
Auburn, Indiana

TR4nut
11-27-2009, 09:00 PM
Keith-

Tell your friend that is some nice work he did. I bet he spent quite a bit of time getting all that A/C plumbing to fit in there!

In the first picture it looks like he might get into tire rub issues - that back side looks awfully tight (front side too for that matter). Is that an illusion or is he working through the final suspension bits?

Randy

bgbassplyr
11-27-2009, 09:03 PM
Picky, Picky, Picky.

bgbassplyr
11-27-2009, 09:03 PM
Picky, Picky, Picky.

Nice job, IMHO.

mallard
11-27-2009, 10:10 PM
The tires are from Coker and I think they are to tall also. They are very tight in the wheel wells. They were their brand around four years ago. The new red lines they sell are the correct size. I think with some spirited driving there may be an issue with clearance. As for what's the big deal I can appreciate a car thats been done to the highest standard, and done 100% by the owner. He only put the Triumph emblem on the engine for some laughs, and comments. Maybe restored is not the correct discription of the car. This car has been rebuilt the way the owner wanted the car. Enough said.

Silverghost
11-28-2009, 12:52 AM
Please oh please oh please HIDE this thread from Tinster!!! LOL :laugh:

Brosky
11-28-2009, 07:55 AM
If you parked it at a show with the hood up, half of the people wouldn't know that it wasn't a "full" Triumph.

Less the automatic, I'll bet that it's fun to drive.

angelfj1
11-28-2009, 08:21 AM
He just finished a 4 year restoration on the car. This car was built to drive as a daily driver, and I mean to drive everywhere.

I just don't understand these stories! He could have just bought a used Corvette!

Notwithstanding the very good level of workmanship, IMO he ends up with neither a Triumph nor a Chevy. At least there is no ridiculous exterior customizing.

A TR6, properly restored and set up would provide the same level of reliability. BTW, wasn't air conditioning offered as an option?

rustbucket
11-28-2009, 08:56 AM
I can appreciate it as an engineering exercise. I would like to see pics of the underside to see how he squeezed an automatic in there.

rustbucket
11-28-2009, 08:57 AM
I can appreciate it as an engineering exercise. I would like to see pics of the underside to see how he squeezed an automatic in there. Looks ery well finished.

tinman58
11-28-2009, 09:33 AM
As said many times before "it's your car build it the way you want"
I like the high quality work the orginal looks are still there and it probley hauls butt!

PAUL161
11-28-2009, 10:59 AM
It's a <span style="font-size: 11pt"><span style="font-weight: bold">Chumph!</span></span>https://static.flickr.com/2782/4121313235_c52185e50b_d.jpg

mallard
11-28-2009, 11:01 AM
Thanks for all the great comments on the car. I'm looking forward to the next cruise-in where we can park are 6s next to each other and watch the puzzled looks on peoples faces. As for fitting the trans you can see that the firewall has been modified, and he did have to fabricate a new tunnel. The passenger suffers the most from this change because he did move the trans to the right 2" which leaves the footwell a bit narrow. This is a great car , but it's still not my cup of tea.