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    hello from Minnesota, USA

    Searching info for my upcoming engine rebuild led me here often enough I decided better to just sign up. I'm also a member of our local Minnesota Triumphs Club, where I built a new website for the club in the spring, something to keep busy with our relative lack of driving events this year.

    I own a '69 TR6 that I've had for about 5 years, on the road every summer for the past 4. It has been a rolling restoration project, with the suspension and original seats rebuilt, dashboard refinished, and many smaller fixes along the way. Now I'm stripping down the engine for a full rebuild to fix damage from a dropped thrust washer (before my time with the car) and because the engine is generally getting tired, burning oil, etc.

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    Re: hello from Minnesota, USA

    Is it Minnesota or Minnesooooooo-ta? Either way, welcome aboard!

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    Re: hello from Minnesota, USA

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil View Post
    Is it Minnesota or Minnesooooooo-ta? Either way, welcome aboard!
    That all depends on how far north you go!
    Bill Connell
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    Re: hello from Minnesota, USA

    Hello Bill

    Welcome to the forum.

    You will find the Triumph section is very active so you are sure to get plenty of tips and advice for your Rolling restoration project.

    David
    TR3A TS75524L

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    Re: hello from Minnesota, USA

    Quote Originally Posted by wjcstp View Post
    That all depends on how far north you go!

    Good answer!

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    Re: hello from Minnesota, USA

    Welcome Question was the Thrust replaced and pinned. Will you do a complete head rebuild valves, seats, guides, and springs. and new head bolts. I would add a oil line to top of head also. ( Rule of thumb never use head bolts more than twice ) Your cyl should be 0.20 over so plenty of room. The 1969 TR 6 had a little less HP so you can also take a little off the head for more HP

    The British Leyland TR Competition Preparation Manual Will give you some information to look into. It is a bit pricey little book at Amazon but good info. As for parts TRF and British Parts Northwest before any Moss Motors. Follow the Threads on this section. Madflyer

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