Main British Car:
1973 Triumph TR6/V6 3800 S/C http://mpenny.com/arrowhead/
TR6 Pontiac Supercharged V6 L67 (Arrowhead)
Posted by: mypenname
Date: June 21, 2011 04:50PM
Owner: Mark Penny
City: Caledonia, On
Car Model: 1973 TR6
Engine: 99 Pontiac L67 V6 3800
Exhaust: Custom Headers and 2 1/2" dual exhaust
Transmission: T5 from a 99 V6 Camaro
Rear Axle: Nissan R200 with CV axles from good parts
Front Susp.: stock with coil overs
Rear Susp.: coil over
Body Mods: Complete custom frame
This is how it looked before I started work. It didn't look to bad
Until I started to take the fenders off
Test fitting the motor
Motor mockup and headers
I decided not to try fixing up the old TR6 frame but instead build a completely new frame from scratch. Most of the frame is made from 3/16” x 3” x 3” square tubing. It will be heaver then the old frame but should not have any problems handling the new power plant.
I am still mocking up the frame. The small piece of tube in the center of the frame is also temporary and will be replaced.
Showing the coil over shocks and R200 diff mount. The 1” x 2” bar on the back of the R200 diff is just for mock up. I am using some CV shafts from Good parts
I am trying to keep the diff a low as possible. I bent a couple pieces of 3” x 3” tubing for the uprights so that they follow the angle of the frame and diff mount.
I made some scratch built motor mounts.I started with a piece of 1/4” x 3” flat bar for the motor plates and some 1-3/8” x .120 wall tubing with a couple rubber bushings.
Using a piece of cardboard to design the legs
For the leg piece I started with some 2” x 2” 3/16” wall square tubing and cut it on the band saw. I also made a hole for access to the lower bolt on the motor plate.
I am in the process of modifying the tail housing of my T5 Transmission to allow the shifter to be located in the TR6 factory location.
I am making a coupling and housing that will allow any standard factory or aftermarket shifter to be used.
cut out part of the shifter selector shaft tunnel.
Machined up a new shifter housing.
This week I started working on shorting the nose of the M90 Gen V supercharger .
I turned down a new shaft that is about 4” shorter then the original.
Pressed on the bearing. The knurling on the shaft holds the drive flange
Drive flange pressed on.
I cut down the housing on the mill and machined the new bearing pocket.
Finished machining the parts.
Test fitting the shortened supercharger.
Time to start on the jack shaft and pulleys.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/19/2012 07:00AM by mypenname.