Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 29

Thread: At last, it's show time!

Discussions of Triumph motor cars

  1. #1
    Jedi Warrior Tabcon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    New Orleans, LA
    Posts
    452
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    At last, it's show time!

    After waiting for what seemed like forever to accumulate the parts I needed to rebuild my humble tractor engine, I finally have almost everything I need. Last night I set everything up with the intention of at least getting most of the engine together, but when I checked the end play for the crank, I found that it was too much at .010", so I have to wait until new .005" thrust washers arrive. The crank is in place though and it turns like butter.

    https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcfo...8/ppuser/10098

    https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcfo...7/ppuser/10098

    https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcfo...php/photo/3496
    Tab

    1964 Triumph TR4

    TR4 Resurrected







  2. #2
    Obi Wan bgbassplyr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Posts
    2,222
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Re: At last, it's show time!

    Ooooo...SHINY! Looks great.
    LBC's previously owned:
    2 '59 TR3As, 1 Driven, 1 raced in '64
    '61 & '68 Corvairs, both 4 carb (non LBC)
    Sunbeam Alpine (former wife loved it)
    Volvo 122S (non LBC)
    '46 MGTC 0442
    '62 Sprite (racer)
    Currently owned:
    '62 TR4 (CT5586 L) bought 1990, stored until 2008, now undergoing refurbish for a driver.

    Jim Browne

    A legend in my spare time.
    I started with nothing and still have most of it.

  3. #3
    Luke Skywalker
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    AZ
    Posts
    1,670
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Re: At last, it's show time!

    That's going to be one nice engine.
    Keith D
    1974 TR6 been the owner of this car for 37 years.
    1956 TR3 car is being restored.

  4. #4
    Yoda TR4nut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Nacogdoches Texas
    Posts
    3,880
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    4
    Thanked in
    4 Posts

    Re: At last, it's show time!

    Performance and bling to boot, can't wait to see it!
    Randy
    59 TR3A - running
    70 TR6 - running
    64 TR4 - now with the next custodian

  5. #5
    Yoda PeterK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    3,608
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    14
    Thanked in
    9 Posts

    Re: At last, it's show time!

    Pauter rods? Are you putting 89mm pistons in too. Which cam did you get?

    Got a photo of the head too?
    PeterK
    1958 TR3A 1966 TR4A both HVDA

  6. #6
    Great Pumpkin Brosky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    S.E. MASS - USA
    Posts
    10,786
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Re: At last, it's show time!

    Now that selection of parts is a thing of beauty! Can't wait to see it all together.

    Nice choice of color on the block too.

    Yeah, nothing like a little "bling" to get the crowds going. Or at least some of them.
    Paul Rego
    S.E. MASS - USA
    1974 TR6 Mimosa & Chestnut
    Original Owner / Non Original Car
    1980 TR8 Lava Red Pearl / Tan
    New Owner / Non Original Car

    My TR6 Resto-Mod Project

  7. #7
    Jedi Warrior Tabcon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    New Orleans, LA
    Posts
    452
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Re: At last, it's show time!

    Here are the specs for the engine:

    <span style="font-weight: bold">Induction</span>: Twin Weber 45DCOE

    <span style="font-weight: bold">Exhaust</span>: Racestorations stainless "Rally" headers

    <span style="font-weight: bold">Head</span>: OE, ported, flowed, cc'd &amp; milled to 11.7:1 CR

    <span style="font-weight: bold">Crank</span>: OE, ion nitrided, ground, polished &amp; balanced

    <span style="font-weight: bold">Con Rods</span>: Lengthened Pauter Billet 4340 Chrome-Moly

    <span style="font-weight: bold">Pistons</span>: 89mm J&amp;E Forged Aluminum 1.25" Short Deck

    <span style="font-weight: bold">Block</span>:OE, 89mm competition spun cast iron liners

    <span style="font-weight: bold">Cam</span>: Newman TRI4 300/435

    <span style="font-weight: bold">Valves</span>: Oversized &amp; flowed stainless steel

    <span style="font-weight: bold">Clutch &amp; Pressure Plate</span>: Tilton

    <span style="font-weight: bold">Flywheel</span>: Fidenza Aluminum with lightened OE ring gear

    <span style="font-weight: bold">Connectors</span>: ARP for head, manifold, rods, mains, flywheel &amp; valve train with ARP 12pt polished stainless steel for all external attachments.

    <span style="font-weight: bold">Fuel System</span>: ATL Fuel Cell and Webcon Alpha electric fuel pump

    <span style="font-weight: bold">Oil &amp; Water System</span>: Mocal Oil Cooler with closed breather system and catch tank and upgraded aluminum water pump and radiator.

    <span style="font-weight: bold">Electrical</span>: Race Proven 45amp lightweight alternator,
    Electromotive ignition system.

    I appreciate the support. I'm glad I decided to do everything myself. It's been a challenging project, but very rewarding so far. The new RATCO frame should arrive any day now and I can't wait to install the engine and see if it actually runs!

    Most of the "bling" is just polished aluminum from Racestorations. The Brit's don't like it polished as much as us yanks do, but they will polish everything...for a bit extra. There are still a few more blingish items to install like the alternator from Race Proven:


    I want to give credit to Paul for deciding on the red paint for the block. I used the Duplicolor Ford Red. I'll put the final coats as well as the clear on once all the greasy work is completed. The ceramic Dupicolor paint is great stuff and i highly recommend it. Thanks Paul!
    Tab

    1964 Triumph TR4

    TR4 Resurrected







  8. #8
    Great Pumpkin DNK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Mount PLeasant SC
    Posts
    17,578
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    9
    Thanked in
    8 Posts

    Re: At last, it's show time!

    Use hi temp clear.
    The web site I found Race Proven is a bike site. That correct?
    Don
    "Stick a Wedge in it!"
    Mount Pleasant,SC

  9. #9
    Yoda martx-5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Kings Park, NY
    Posts
    6,612
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    8
    Thanked in
    8 Posts

    Re: At last, it's show time!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabcon
    ... The new RATCO frame should arrive any day now and I can't wait to install the engine and see if it actually runs!
    Did you opt for the powder coat on the frame??? Every time I go over to Tony's shop and see one of those frames powder coated, I drool.
    Art
    '58 TR3A TS236xxL
    '92 Mazda Miata -- Supercharged
    '07 Mazda RX-8
    '11 Mazda CX-7

  10. #10
    Jedi Warrior Tabcon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    New Orleans, LA
    Posts
    452
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Re: At last, it's show time!

    Yes...powder coated with the cream filling!

    https://www.raceproven.com/
    Tab

    1964 Triumph TR4

    TR4 Resurrected







  11. #11
    Guest

    Re: At last, it's show time!

    Masterpiece!! DON'T FORGET TO PUT OIL IN IT BEFORE YOU LIGHT IT OFF!

  12. #12
    Jedi Knight
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    port coquitlam,b.c.,canada
    Posts
    810
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Re: At last, it's show time!

    great to see tab,
    i love new parts. I have seen some racers use the nippon denso alternator from the toyota fork lifts- really small and good quality. I'm always looking for ways to save money on my build.
    Rob
    &quot;what's this bill on the mastercard!!!!!&quot;
    &quot;ok, what did you buy now!&quot;
    &quot;you need to stop buying stuff on e-bay!!!!!&quot;
    from
    &quot;she who must be obeyed&quot;

  13. #13
    Jedi Warrior Tabcon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    New Orleans, LA
    Posts
    452
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Re: At last, it's show time!

    Thanks for the alternative. The Race Proven alternator is not very expensive when you buy it direct though, about $229 I think. The retailier I found it from wanted almost 500 bucks for it!
    Tab

    1964 Triumph TR4

    TR4 Resurrected







  14. #14
    Jedi Knight
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    port coquitlam,b.c.,canada
    Posts
    810
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Re: At last, it's show time!

    Tab,
    I thought you were going to knife edge and lighten and polish your crankshaft? Was there a technical reason why you didn't or was it just too expensive?
    Rob
    &quot;what's this bill on the mastercard!!!!!&quot;
    &quot;ok, what did you buy now!&quot;
    &quot;you need to stop buying stuff on e-bay!!!!!&quot;
    from
    &quot;she who must be obeyed&quot;

  15. #15
    Jedi Warrior Tabcon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    New Orleans, LA
    Posts
    452
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Re: At last, it's show time!

    I was Rob, but the guy who did it for me, Nick @ Shaftech recommended I not. The crank I sent him was in pristine condition and didn't even need to be turned, but I had him do it anyway. There's not a whole lotta meat on the crank anyway and he felt it really didn't need it. It wasn't much more money to do it, but I agreed and left it alone. I was thinking about polishing the crank myself, but I'm so sick of eating cast iron I decided not too. In lieu of the polishing and edging, I'm going to install a teflon bladed crank scraper. These things are cool!

    Tab

    1964 Triumph TR4

    TR4 Resurrected







  16. #16
    Jedi Warrior pjsmetana's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Cocoa Beach, FL
    Posts
    684
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Re: At last, it's show time!

    Wow! Very nice! Thats a lot of time and money there, but it never feels bad when you do the work yourself! I can't wait to see the finished product.
    Pete - US Navy Retired!
    White 1980 Triumph Spitfire w/OD

    THE LIST: Replace Furflex Door Seals (again)

  17. #17
    Yoda PeterK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    3,608
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    14
    Thanked in
    9 Posts

    Re: At last, it's show time!

    With all that $$ invested, I'd {almost but not really} be afraid to race it.
    PeterK
    1958 TR3A 1966 TR4A both HVDA

  18. #18
    Luke Skywalker KVH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    1,924
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    14
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post

    Re: At last, it's show time!

    LOOKS INCREDIBLE.

    OKAY, question time:

    Where did that alternator come from? Does that require replacement of the voltage regulator?

    Can you explain the "lengthening" of the connecting rods? I didn't know that could be done?

    Those pistons and liners look terrific. What kind of increased power do you get from that expanded bore? Where did they come from?

    More detail on the new ignition system?

    Any detail on those Webbers! I know they are frequently used. Can you explain the performance benefits?

    Great looking project ready for great fun! Congratulations

  19. #19
    Luke Skywalker KVH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    1,924
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    14
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1
    Thanked in
    1 Post

    Re: At last, it's show time!

    One more question:

    When I rebuilt my engine I checked the crankshaft end float and found it "OK." What method did you use in your case? Just wondering how you used the dial gauge, etc. Thanks

  20. #20
    Great Pumpkin Brosky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    S.E. MASS - USA
    Posts
    10,786
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Re: At last, it's show time!

    Looking good Tab. Keep the pictures coming so we can see the progress and process.

    That red will look good with the chrome. Just be sure to give it the rquired time to dry and apply per directions and it will look great.
    Paul Rego
    S.E. MASS - USA
    1974 TR6 Mimosa &amp; Chestnut
    Original Owner / Non Original Car
    1980 TR8 Lava Red Pearl / Tan
    New Owner / Non Original Car

    My TR6 Resto-Mod Project

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
  •