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tr6turbo
Dale Knapke
Sidney, Ohio
(169 posts)

Registered:
08/24/2008 09:44PM

Main British Car:
1972 Triumph TR6 Ford 2300, 4 Cyl Turbo

TR6 Turbo Engine Carnage Pictures
Posted by: tr6turbo
Date: June 14, 2009 09:00PM

I had a number of requests to post pictures of the destruction when I got back. Here they are.
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Things could have been worse. The head is OK except for slightly bent valves and I think I can save the piston.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1502 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: TR6 Turbo Engine Carnage Pictures
Posted by: mowog1
Date: June 14, 2009 10:21PM

Yep.

You lightened that block somewhat!


RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(528 posts)

Registered:
12/09/2007 12:28PM

Main British Car:
1974 MGB Sebring GT, 3.9 Rover V8

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Re: TR6 Turbo Engine Carnage Pictures
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: June 14, 2009 11:13PM

Dale, glad you could save the head...I know that was a huge concern for you....


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(943 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: TR6 Turbo Engine Carnage Pictures
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: June 15, 2009 07:32AM

Dale, at least the valve did not break!. Could have taken out the head. Enjoyed seeing you again. Man you di a JAM-UP Job. that's a good sized hole for just a 4 cyl.


mgbreis
Ryan Reis
Beatrice, NE
(203 posts)

Registered:
07/16/2008 11:07AM

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Re: TR6 Turbo Engine Carnage Pictures
Posted by: mgbreis
Date: June 15, 2009 09:58AM

Dale, for those of us that weren't there, what happened? Too much boost? I really like your conversion, you did a nice job. I've always thought that the boosted 2.3 is a neat motor.


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1151 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: TR6 Turbo Engine Carnage Pictures
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: June 15, 2009 11:22AM

WOW!

Not what I like to see, but I guess it can happen. I hope you had fun before this block blow!

Back to the drawing board and maybe use uprated internals so this won't haunt you again.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5936 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: TR6 Turbo Engine Carnage Pictures
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: June 15, 2009 11:35AM

That could all be welded..... ;-) ;-)


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2683 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: TR6 Turbo Engine Carnage Pictures
Posted by: rficalora
Date: June 15, 2009 03:07PM

Hi Dale, as bad as it looks, you probably had a "whew" moment when you pulled the head -- assuming no pics of it means it came through unscathed.


tr6turbo
Dale Knapke
Sidney, Ohio
(169 posts)

Registered:
08/24/2008 09:44PM

Main British Car:
1972 Triumph TR6 Ford 2300, 4 Cyl Turbo

Re: TR6 Turbo Engine Carnage Pictures
Posted by: tr6turbo
Date: June 15, 2009 05:16PM

At the worst the head only has two bent valves. The rods were stock and should hve been changed a long time ago. 25 pounds of boost on pump gas and a few hundred passes down the track was more then the rod could handle. I will be building it back up with good Crower rods this time.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3953 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: TR6 Turbo Engine Carnage Pictures
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 15, 2009 05:50PM

"That could all be welded..... ;-) ;-) "

Just mix up some JB Weld.... ;-D


302V8
Pete Mantell
Sidney, IL
(87 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:47AM

Main British Car:
69 MGB 302 V8 Ford 302 '342' stroker 400HP 390ftlbs

Re: TR6 Turbo Engine Carnage Pictures
Posted by: 302V8
Date: June 30, 2009 05:38PM

Holy Cow!
Thanks for the pictures.

Cheers

Pete


Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: TR6 Turbo Engine Carnage Pictures
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: July 01, 2009 08:03AM

Dale, when Mr. Spooner gets your new engine going together make sure we get photos of that as well, should look a lot better! Glad you came on down to the meet anyway. Enjoyed meeting you!


tr6turbo
Dale Knapke
Sidney, Ohio
(169 posts)

Registered:
08/24/2008 09:44PM

Main British Car:
1972 Triumph TR6 Ford 2300, 4 Cyl Turbo

Re: TR6 Turbo Engine Carnage Pictures
Posted by: tr6turbo
Date: July 08, 2009 09:11PM

I got the TR6 back on the road tonight. I need to get some miles on it to break in the rings before I take it back to the drag strip. I am hoping to get it on the dyno before the end of the summer. If i do I will post up some numbers.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2683 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: TR6 Turbo Engine Carnage Pictures
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 10, 2009 12:01AM

Glad to hear you've got it back up & running Dale. Looking forward to seeing the numbers.


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