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1972TR6V8
Karl Young

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05/31/2012 11:07PM

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NOT FOR SALE - Rick Vandenbergs Triumph TR6 V8 is up for sale again
Posted by: 1972TR6V8
Date: May 31, 2012 11:25PM

On Ebay: 320917214004

Original Builder's description and the Link to it: [www.britishv8.org]
Rick Vandenberg's '72 TR6 with Chevy 350 and 700R4 transmission
as published in British V8 Newsletter, Volume XV Issue 3, December 2007

Owner: Rick Vandenberg
City: Arvada, CO
Model: 1972 Triumph TR6
Engine: Chevy 350 V8, stroked to 405cid
Conversion performed by: Owner

Engine: Chevy 350 with four-bolt mains, bored and stroked to 405cid. Berg cam. 560HP at the flywheel. Hyper-Utechtic graphite pistons,
Induction: Air Gap intake manifold, and Edelbrock Performer 750 carburetor.

Exhaust: home-made headers into a single 3.5" pipe to behind the axle, into dual stainless mufflers.

Electrical: GM HEI ignition, Delco-Remy alternator, Painless wiring harness.

Cooling: V8 conversion radiator for a Jeep Wrangler, Corvette water pump, 180 degree thermostat. It'll run 185-190 all day.

Transmission: 700R4 4-speed automatic with overdrive. B&M 2400 stall converter. 23 5/8" long driveshaft from A1 Driveshaft.

Rear Axle: GM 8.5" 10-bolt with 4.10:1 ratio.

Front Susp.: forged one-piece spindles and hand-made A-arms.

Rear Susp.: trailing arm suspension with Triumph springs and Panhard bar.

Brakes: GM 13" vented front disc brakes. GM 11.5" vented rear disc brakes.

Wheels/Tires: 3-piece Centerline wheels with Mickey Thompson "Sportsman" tires.

Gauges: modified Smiths gauges.

Body: a custom driveshaft tunnel has been fabricated from 1/8" steel, and parts of the frame and subframe have been substantially reinforced. The entire firewall and footboxes have been fabricated from 1/8" stainless steel, ceramic coated with "Lizard Skin". All suspension mounts have been fabricated from 1/4" steel. A fourteen gallon fuel cell has been installed.

Performance: 0-60 in 2.9 seconds. Quarter mile in 10.4 seconds. (Estimated top speed is 194mph at 5800rpm.)

Completed: September 2006. It was about a 4 year, 3 month job. So far, it's been driven about 1100 miles, as of Colorado Conclave 2007 (in September).

Comments: the car is surprisingly well-balanced in cornering. I drive it to work daily and it's very reliable. I'm preparing to spend the winter giving it proper body and paint work. Future plans include a GM 671 supercharger, which will bump it up to nearly 900hp. My wife says: "Not until I get my new living room furniture and drapes!" Rats!!!



Now my Description:

I purchased this car from Rick last year and have since invested over 4K more in it.

It now has the following new parts:

New Side pipes hooked directly to the headers

New 700R4 transmission, built with shift kit, heavy clutches and 2800 stall converter

New convertible top

Roll up side windows with new weather strip

New Edelbrock 850 with fuel pressure guage

New vacuum booster can with gauge

New TR6 front race springs

New front gas shocks

Mazda Miata fully adjustable bucket seats in good condition

I ditched the ugly hard top but still have the roll bar which is included as well as a new set of front tires (does not need them yet but they go with it).

I really love this car but with Arthritis setting in my knees it is making it increasingly difficult to get in and out. ( I'm 6'2" and 220 lbs)

There is no rust in or under this car and no patch panels.

Disclaimer:

This car is being sold as is where is with no warranty expressed or implied, please verify all information through your own visual inspection.

This car is fun and very fast, it looks so intimidating most cars won't dare to be embarrassed by it.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/16/2018 11:02AM by MGBV8.


RMO 699F
Mike Maloney
SW Ohio
(502 posts)

Registered:
12/09/2007 12:28PM

Main British Car:
MGB Sebring GT, Arkley Spriget, Lotus 7 Stalker 3.9 Rover, 1275cc, 3.4 V6

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Re: Rick Vandenbergs Triumph TR6 V8 is up for sale again
Posted by: RMO 699F
Date: June 03, 2012 11:54AM

Car is on Ebay


wildy
Eric Taylor

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Registered:
06/06/2012 01:03PM

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Re: Rick Vandenbergs Triumph TR6 V8 is up for sale again
Posted by: wildy
Date: June 12, 2012 03:54PM

What is the location & current price?


Moderator
Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4404 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Rick Vandenbergs Triumph TR6 V8 is up for sale again
Posted by: Moderator
Date: June 12, 2012 04:10PM

There's some discussion of this in the Triumph forum... but for the record: the auction is over now and the car didn't meet reserve price, so I guess the car will stay here in the Denver Colorado area for at least a little longer. The highest bid was 11,001 U.S.D., and the buy-it-now price had been set at 12,500 U.S.D.


highmileage
B. D. Howard
LSD (Lower Slower Delaware)
(29 posts)

Registered:
08/10/2010 04:41PM

Main British Car:
Fidget and Jagrolet Fidget -Ford V8 powered Midget, Jag XJ w/ Chevy V8

Re: Rick Vandenbergs Triumph TR6 V8 is up for sale again
Posted by: highmileage
Date: July 09, 2012 01:13PM

It sold for $10.5. What a steal!


Rick
Rick Vandenberg

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04/01/2016 08:15AM

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Re: Rick Vandenbergs Triumph TR6 V8
Posted by: Rick
Date: July 30, 2018 10:00PM

I thought I would jump in and give an update to my car. I have purchased it back from the dealership in New York that has owned it for many years. I have rebuilt the chassis, and provided many updates. the car was not started for the last 5 years. with extreme care I have it running great again. My wife wants me to sell it, my son wants me to give it to him! For now it is nice to see it in my garage again. I am not sure what to do with it.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2547 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: Rick Vandenbergs Triumph TR6 V8 is up for sale again
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 30, 2018 10:45PM

Glad to hear that Rick! Hope your wife doesn't win this one!



88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(609 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Rick Vandenbergs Triumph TR6 V8 is up for sale again
Posted by: 88v8
Date: July 31, 2018 05:03AM

For many years I wanted this car, but a house move prevented me from buying it when Rick had to sell in 2012.

I regret that Karl ditched the hard top, I liked that hardtop, I also liked the mufflers and the bumpers he threw away, although he did at least put the trans cooler in a more effective place.

Now, UK regulations around highly modified cars would make it hard to import, and there are too many speed cameras, also we have 'moved on' in our lives, meaning got softer. Even so, if it were right-hand steer I would be sorely tempted, it's a great car.

Was delighted to learn a few months ago that Rick had rescued it. I guess many wives wish their husbands would get rid of 'that car' and take up something sensible, like knitting.

Ivor


Rick
Rick Vandenberg

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04/01/2016 08:15AM

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Re: Rick Vandenbergs Triumph TR6 V8 is up for sale again
Posted by: Rick
Date: August 01, 2018 07:50AM

The “new description “ has been reversed except for the transmission. Everything else affected performance and has been replaced. Lot’s of work!


Rick
Rick Vandenberg

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04/01/2016 08:15AM

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Re: Rick Vandenbergs Triumph TR6 V8 is up for sale again
Posted by: Rick
Date: September 13, 2018 11:18AM

Update. I have rebuilt everything except the rear axle. I will do that this winter with taller gears. I will be posting pics from this week's Conclave in the Triumph forum. This car is staying in the family. It is ready for paint. We are now leaning toward flat black. It looks great in the flat black primer, and everyone that sees it is telling me to leave it, but it will have to be done in a top coat. The new Hoosier Pro Street tires are on, and a major improvement! I highly recommend these for big tire applications. I also did the H4 headlight conversion. It is so nice to have modern lighting for the evening rides in the Colorado mountains.
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88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(609 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Rick Vandenbergs Triumph TR6 V8 is up for sale again
Posted by: 88v8
Date: September 15, 2018 02:04PM

Keeping it.... hooray!!

Paint... I always think of matt black as being used to conceal dodgy bodywork. Seems a shame when yours is anything but dodgy.

Anyway, hope it now gives you the pleasure you looked forward to all those years ago. We may grow older, but in our hearts we do not change.

Ivor


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