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    Restored TR6 back on the road (very nice mods)

    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.
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    Re: Restored TR6 back on the road (very nice mods)

    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.
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    Re: Restored TR6 back on the road (very nice mods)

    It also has an AC unit that you could freeze meat with. For summer driving here in hot AZ he will install the hardtop
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    1974 TR6 been the owner of this car for 37 years.
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    Re: Restored TR6 back on the road (very nice mods)

    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.
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    Re: Restored TR6 back on the road (very nice mods)

    The interior was also done with keeping the stock look in mind.
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    Re: Restored TR6 back on the road (very nice mods)

    Again I wish the pictures were better. I have to figure out how to use photobucket or something else.
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    Re: Restored TR6 back on the road (very nice mods)

    So, what did he restore and not replace with General Misunderstanding?

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    Re: Restored TR6 back on the road (very nice mods)

    He certainly does quality work Keith, would pass on the auto aspect tho

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    Re: Restored TR6 back on the road (very nice mods)

    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!

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    Re: Restored TR6 back on the road (very nice mods)

    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?

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    Re: Restored TR6 back on the road (very nice mods)

    Picky, Picky, Picky.
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    Re: Restored TR6 back on the road (very nice mods)

    Picky, Picky, Picky.

    Nice job, IMHO.
    LBC's previously owned:
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    Re: Restored TR6 back on the road (very nice mods)

    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.
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    1974 TR6 been the owner of this car for 37 years.
    1956 TR3 car is being restored.

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    Re: Restored TR6 back on the road (very nice mods)

    Please oh please oh please HIDE this thread from Tinster!!! LOL
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    Re: Restored TR6 back on the road (very nice mods)

    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.
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    Re: Restored TR6 back on the road (very nice mods)

    Quote Originally Posted by mallard
    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?

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    Re: Restored TR6 back on the road (very nice mods)

    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.
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    Re: Restored TR6 back on the road (very nice mods)

    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.
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    Re: Restored TR6 back on the road (very nice mods)

    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!
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