Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Longtime owner new member

Hey New Members! This New Member Introduction Forum is where you can post an introduction message to introduce yourself to the group here!

  1. #1
    Freshman Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Menomonee Falls, WI
    Posts
    17
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    5
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post

    Longtime owner new member

    Greetings all! What took me so long? I've owned my '72 TR6 since 1980. It has been on the road every summer except one. I have learned lots and lots about auto mechanics with this one. It is basically all original equipment, with some necessary replacements, like the top, carpet and door gaskets, valve springs, brakes, and just last summer new tires! Yes the original Michelins were still rolling, but safety got the better part of my mind and I had them replaced, with the original style Coker redlines. Did I mention the dash board has also been replaced, carbs and front suspension rebuilt, rusted gas tank epoxy lined and a couple u-joints replaced? Or the seat diaphragms? Had 3-4 breakdowns along the way, but I think that only a few that come to mind over the course of almost 40 years, that isn't too bad. It has just under 50,000 miles, so it isn't driven a lot, but maybe with the new tires... Well, maybe not considering that is still the original radiator... The body needs "restoration". Some rust starting to show and the dark blue paint has dulled. (Does anyone have a daily driver rear center bumper for sale?) Overall it has been a fun car to drive around.
    Thanks for letting me in the forum! I hope to be of some use as well as learn more about these cars. Other interests? In 1979 I bought a 1971 26 ft fiberglass sailboat which I still have on Lake Michigan (41st season!), and 2 years ago I picked up a 1958 16ft runabout with a 1966 Evinrude 40 HP electric shift engine. Learning a lot with this one too.
    Ok, I'll be chatting with ya! Cheerio!

  2. #2
    Administrator Basil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Turn left at Albuquerque
    Posts
    24,221
    Blog Entries
    7
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    63
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    104
    Thanked in
    101 Posts

    Re: Longtime owner new member

    Welcome aboard! What do we call ya?
    “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” - Oscar Wilde

  3. #3
    Freshman Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Menomonee Falls, WI
    Posts
    17
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    5
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post

    Re: Longtime owner new member

    What about Dan? Or TRman? roldster?

  4. #4
    Yoda Gliderman8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    8,430
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    11
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    37
    Thanked in
    37 Posts

    Re: Longtime owner new member

    Hi Dan. Welcome to the British Car Forum. You'll find plenty of help whenever you may need it or you can offer help to others. Visit the "Triumph" section when you get time. I happen to have a rear center bumper for your car.... it has the license plate light mounted in the center of the bumber-- right?
    You can contact me via the "Private Messages" section located on the links at the top of the British Car Forum header (third from left).
    Elliot
    Central PA
    1973 TR6 Damson Plum / Biscuit interior, HVDA 5-speed, Good Parts Hubs
    1976 TR6 White/Biscuit interior SOLD
    Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

  5. #5
    Yoda Gliderman8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    8,430
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    11
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    37
    Thanked in
    37 Posts

    Re: Longtime owner new member

    Dan,
    Here's the drawing of the rear bumper section that I have:
    Screen Shot 2019-03-08 at 4.59.54 PM.jpg
    Elliot
    Central PA
    1973 TR6 Damson Plum / Biscuit interior, HVDA 5-speed, Good Parts Hubs
    1976 TR6 White/Biscuit interior SOLD
    Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •