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Decado

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My dad has alwasy loved LBC and his favorite is the Triumph TR6. He has owned this 73 TR6 for decades, but a while ago it was taken away and stored outdoors by my uncle and cousin for a little over 20 years, during which it was all but destroyed by the elements; There was actually a tree growing through the floorboards. My cousin felt bad about the fact that they left the car outside and let it get to this point so he tore the entire car apart and rebuilt the majority of it between 2005 and 2010. He brought it back to us via trailer with a cleaned and sound frame, rebuilt engine, rebuilt carbs, and re-finished body with a fresh coat of paint. It still needs a lot of TLC in the interior and engine bay, and we have yet to get it started, but we want to take our time and finish it correctly, hopefully having it running and back on the road sooner than later.

Here are a few pics after we got it off the trailer, washed the dust off, and put it into the garage.

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We have a lot of spare parts, some usable and some not so salvageable. We have also bought a few replacement items (such as a brand new wooden dash) that we will get to. I am thinking that one of the next things I should be working on is to rewire the entire vehicle. I would hate to put everything back together knowing all the old, original, and rotting wires are still in there. I read about some kits to for rewiring which I will be looking into. I know a good amount about cars, but Triumphs are not my area of expertise and it's been decades since my dad has been working on one so this is going to be a process, but one that I am very excited for. :encouragement:

Any and all opinions, advice, and input are very welcome!
 

smaceng

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I would probably see if you can get the engine to start.....make sure the fuel tank and lines are clean, clean fuel....and just hook up the ignition and starter wires, disconnect the alternator and its belt. Put it on jack stands, and see if the clutch works and if all the gears and rear end parts are OK without major problems (don't run it very long, as there is no cooling to the engine ....like one minute at a time). If the car passes that test, then I agree I would do the wiring. I will include a wiring diagram in my next post.
Scott in CA
 

poolboy

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Looks like it has a nice home now.
They are a pretty simple car to work on; I guess that's why there are so many still around 40 something years after they rolled off the line.
 
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Thanks all! The car is at my parents house which is an hour south of me which limits our time to weekends, and with all kinds of other projects going on we haven't put in as much work as we want. We're making a push to create some progress this year so I will definitely keep you all updated and I'll apologize in advance for probably asking plenty of "newbie" questions.
 
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