• Hi Guest! Being a Paying Supporter is NOT a requirement to participate at BCF. However, subscribing will help ensure we can continue to serve the LBC community for years to come. If you enjoy BCF and find our forum a useful resource...Please consider supporting us by **Upgrading**
    (PS: Subscribers don't see this banner)
Tips
Tips

TR6 72 tr6 choke cable

edkap2002

Member
Country flag
Offline
This sounds too simple of a problem.....when I pull out the choke button...... it just slides closed the moment I release it. I've tried de-greasing the stem but it does not help. As I am new to the car, what is supposed to keep the choke open....it obviously has a spring return...thanks for sharing thoughts'....Ed
 

NutmegCT

Great Pumpkin
Offline
Ed - I'm pretty sure you turn the knob 90 degrees to "lock" the cable into one of several positions.

If the lock is worn out, you may want to get a new knob/cable - or just do what many folks do: put a wooden clothespin on the cable, between knob and instrument panel. That'll keep the knob and cable out, until you remove the clothespin.

Frugal Tom
 

Gliderman8

Yoda
Gold
Country flag
Online
That’s right, Nutmeg has it right. You pull out the choke and rotate the knob. Rotating the knob locks the cable in place.
 

TR3driver

Great Pumpkin - R.I.P
Offline
I'm not certain about original TR6 choke cables (and edkap2002 didn't mention original); but on original TR3 cables, there is a brass half-moon shaped piece that wears out. With persistence, you can cut a new piece and replace it.

But the lock being too weak was apparently a problem even on new cars. John Macartney (who worked as a salesman at Standard-Triumph for many years) used to pass out "Genuine Triumph choke retainers" (which were just spring clothespin with a bit of string) with his book "In the Shadow of my Father"
BIO1380.jpg


BTW, if you can find a copy at a reasonable price, ITSOMF is an entertaining read. But not worth $40 IMO.
https://www.standard-triumph-books.co.uk/in-the-shadow-of-my-father---reviews.php

Sorry, mine's not for sale!
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
T TR6 TR6 Choke Cable Lubrication Triumph 5
J TR6 75 TR6 choke cable problems Triumph 4
B TR6 71 TR6 Choke Cable Triumph 18
mabbott TR6 TR6 Choke cable adjustment? Triumph 4
1 TR6 Tr6 needs choke to run good Triumph 11
jmayled TR6 SU Choke Cables for a TR6 Triumph 8
AltaKnight TR6 TR6 choke knob Triumph 5
BierRunner TR6 TR6 Gas Pedal Triumph 2
nichola TR6 Another TR6 back on the road Triumph 1
TR6Canuck TR6 Wire spoke rims to fit Michelin Red Line Tires on TR6 Triumph 12
E TR6 74 TR6 - “ A Post Seal” Triumph 0
J Wanted TR6 seat vinyl Triumph Classifieds 1
E TR6 Temp Gauge - 74 TR6 Triumph 11
K TR6 tr6 not starting Triumph 8
E TR6 74 TR6 Renegade Dash Wire Triumph 7
BwanaJoe TR6 TR6 radiators Triumph 4
E TR6 ‘74 TR6 Starter & Trans Cover Triumph 13
M TR6 Fuse box wiring mystery Triumph 9
M TR6 Windshield Trim TR6 Triumph 14
J TR6 72 TR6 starter problem Triumph 10
nichola TR6 Procar Pro-90 Seats in the TR6 Triumph 0
E TR6 TR6 top dash trim paint Triumph 2
S TR6 Should I Buy This "73 Triumph TR6" Triumph 3
J TR6 1975 TR6 Alternator Advance/Retard spring(s) Triumph 1
F For Sale Wheel Trim Rings Triumph TR6, $95.00 Triumph Classifieds 0
P TR6 TR6 Frame Stiffener Triumph 4
Geo Hahn TR6 TR6 Oil Line Thread Size Triumph 1
C TR4/4A Advice for grafting TR6 frame front to TR4A frame rear Triumph 14
C TR6 Latest TR6 updates and pics Triumph 10
P TR6 TR6 Horn Relay Problems Triumph 8
tr6nitjulius General TR TR6 Triumph 0
Sherlock Triumph TR6 (rather modified) Spotted 2
D TRIUMPH TR6 BODY SHELL Triumph Classifieds 0
M For sale rear wings Tr6 Triumph Classifieds 3
tr6nitjulius TR6 Ongoing Love Affair with 1 TR6 Triumph 8
J TR6 73 TR6 Temp Gauge Wiring Question Triumph 6
M Have a pair of tr6 rear wings Triumph Classifieds 0
Ripper01 Sold- TR6 Differential drive Triumph Classifieds 1
Ripper01 For Sale- TR6 Wiring Harness Triumph Classifieds 0
B TR6 TR6 1976 Clutch Choice Question Triumph 3
Gliderman8 TR6 Spark plugs for TR6 Triumph 7
tr6nitjulius TR6 TR6 meeting my Demands & Giving Back more! Triumph 2
tr6nitjulius TR6 TR6 Triumph 0
M Wanted TR6 Rear Bumper impact Brackets Triumph Classifieds 0
C TR6 TR6 TURN SIGNAL PROBLEM Triumph 13
Kdub Wanted TR6 Mechanic Triumph Classifieds 2
R TR6 fan shroud replacement Triumph 5
B TR6 TR6 AC compressor bracket Triumph 15
E TR6 74 TR6 - Rear and windshield frame color Triumph 2
Ripper01 SOLD-TR6 Dual Port Exhaust Manifold Triumph Classifieds 6

Similar threads

Top