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    TR6 Ľ Re: Aluminum block engine

    Yep, it's a special alloy... rattle-canium.
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    TR6 Ľ Re: Aluminum block engine

    Maybe. I'll see if a magnet will stick to it.

    hehe
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    TR6 Ľ Re: Aluminum block engine

    Looks like build date was April 1, 1973
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    TR6 Ľ Aluminum block engine

    I just found out I have one of only four aluminum engines made for the TR6! Check the attached picture. Canít wait to finish the build.
  5. TR6 Ľ Re: 1973 TR6 Restoration - itís a roller again!

    Thanks for the comments. As I mentioned itís time to move on to the engine. Yesterday I installed new valves and springs and Viton seals. The head has been milled with .14 shaved off for a...
  6. TR6 Ľ 1973 TR6 Restoration - itís a roller again!

    Thought Iíd post a few pics. Everything wearable replaced (bushings, bearings, etc.); one inch lower and stiffer springs, rear lever shocks rebuilt and re-valved for stiffer setup; adjustable front...
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    TR6 Ľ Re: Why were all these shims in there?

    Malbaby, thank you for the input on strengthening the rear frame structure.
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    TR6 Ľ Re: Why were all these shims in there?

    Malbaby,
    I haven't done that and haven't researched it yet, either. Any recommendations? I don't mind grinding off a little paint to weld in bracing. The rear tower/cross-brace assembly only needs...
  9. Re: New member and proud (gulp) new owner of 1973 Triumph TR6

    The car took a hit at the right front wheel, apparently. No body damage so it was directly on the wheel like it was driven into a ditch or hit something immovable. I used a hydraulic ram to move the...
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    TR6 Ľ Re: Why were all these shims in there?

    Thanks Graham, I did manage to hang on to the driver. One of my smart decisions.

    Nick
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    TR6 Ľ Re: Why were all these shims in there?

    Thank you, I will definitely check the alignment again after a few miles on the road. I wish I still owned my TR3, loved that car but let it go. (along with so many other cars I should have kept...
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    TR6 Ľ Re: Why were all these shims in there?

    I measured the free length of the new springs with the pads, calculated how much weight would be on each corner using 2600 lbs and 52/48 weight distribution. Knowing the spring rates, I figured how...
  13. Re: New member and proud (gulp) new owner of 1973 Triumph TR6

    David, thank you. I reposted this in the Triumph section.
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    TR6 Ľ Why were all these shims in there?

    Another head scratcher re my ‘73 TR6. I have done initial camber and toe adjustments at rear and have set it up with a tiny bit of toe-in and near zero camber. I have adjustable brackets for camber...
  15. Re: New member and proud (gulp) new owner of 1973 Triumph TR6

    More photos of the project...
  16. Re: New member and proud (gulp) new owner of 1973 Triumph TR6

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    Another head scratcher re my Ď73 TR6. I have done initial camber and toe adjustments at rear and have set a tiny bit of toe-in and near zero camber. I have adjustable brackets for camber and...
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    TR6 Ľ Re: Accident damage or known problem area?

    We like it here in NE part of San Diego county, and my kids and grandkids are nearby, so it’s all good.
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    TR6 Ľ Re: Accident damage or known problem area?

    That powder coated frame looks awesome. I’m putting mine in a boxcar today and shipping it to you. I’ll have one just like yours. I’m thinking prices here in San Diego area are higher. I had my...
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    TR6 Ľ Re: Accident damage or known problem area?

    Thank you for the encouragement. I am going to continue measuring to see if there are other problems; and I will talk to some shops that might be able to straighten things out if it’s beyond my...
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    TR6 Ľ Re: Accident damage or known problem area?

    You’re right, it definitely needs one of those, but the whole dang shock/spring tower is turned inward longitudinally (32 mm by the time the laser beam hits the trailing arm area) and the flat area...
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    TR6 Ľ Accident damage or known problem area?

    I finished stripping bare the TR6 frame yesterday and immediately noticed a problem at the right front corner. I am guessing this - the bent fulcrum pin and the torn away weld - is the result of an...
  22. Re: New member and proud (gulp) new owner of 1973 Triumph TR6

    I love the Jags of that vintage. Regarding the resources for Triumphs and other Brit makes, I'm impressed that we have so many options for parts and advice. Quite a bit more pricey than the parts for...
  23. Re: New member and proud (gulp) new owner of 1973 Triumph TR6

    Goodparts.com is one of the half dozen suppliers I have used so far. Just spoke with Richard a couple days ago when I ordered parts for the rear suspension. Thank you.
  24. Re: New member and proud (gulp) new owner of 1973 Triumph TR6

    Thank you for the welcome note. Is your shop in Fallbrook CA named englishmotors?
  25. Re: New member and proud (gulp) new owner of 1973 Triumph TR6

    Thank you. I will carefully inspect for rust everywhere on the frame. I have not seriously considered the 5 speed conversion, or the TR6 overdrive, but I will.
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