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engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" V8s (Stag and TR8)

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alana
alan atkinson
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Main British Car:
68 TR250 LS2

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Couple of pictures
Posted by: alana
Date: December 06, 2009 05:04PM

The 250 project is moving forward, and like any proud parent, I thought I'd show off a couple of pictures of the baby. There's a little more to do, but you get the idea...

front.jpg

side.jpg



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tr6turbo
Dale Knapke
Sidney, Ohio
(160 posts)

Registered:
08/24/2008 09:44PM

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

Re: Couple of pictures
Posted by: tr6turbo
Date: December 06, 2009 05:24PM

You have got to have more pictures then that. Looks real good. Very interested in seeing more. Looks like a nice shop as well.


alana
alan atkinson
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Main British Car:
68 TR250 LS2

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Re: Couple of pictures
Posted by: alana
Date: December 06, 2009 07:34PM

Oh all right then.
The rear (obviously) isn't 100% finished.

front1.jpg

rear1.jpg


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2615 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: Couple of pictures
Posted by: rficalora
Date: December 06, 2009 11:09PM

Looks nice. DOM? Chromoly?


TR6-6SPD
Ken Hiebert
Toronto Ontario
(245 posts)

Registered:
04/23/2008 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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Re: Couple of pictures
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: December 07, 2009 10:48AM

Alan,

I'll comment over here where I don't have to stand in line. (1183 views/93 posts! Created quite a stir)

Everything looks great. I don't see the frame table/jig in that spotless shop. Was the chassis fabricated in a different area?

Off the self GM parts. Doesn't look like you'll get stuck on a road trip waiting for parts to be shipped.

I thought it was being put together by Rod Works but I guess I was wrong. Carry on and post more often.



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74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1145 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: Couple of pictures
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: December 09, 2009 07:54PM

Awesome Alan!

Thanks for posting some photos of your TR250 progress!

Hmm, letís see, doing the math of letís say 2300 lbs car or maybe less with stock 400 ponies out of your LS2, that works out to be 5.75 lbs of car to 1 HP. Now that I would say is in the super car range. OK a little cam, intake, head porting with those 243 or 799 heads that LS2 has, can change that weight to power ratio to an easy 4.6 lbs of car to 1 hp.

Your car will be an adrenalin rush for sure! Have a very big lot with nothing around for your first ride and testing LOL! I have a big grin for you!

Looks like you were able to move your shifter into the front inspection plate?. Nice . It won't be sitting back to far!

Calvin



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dwtr6v8
Don Watson
West Virginia
(267 posts)

Registered:
12/07/2007 07:45AM

Main British Car:
1974 TR6 Ford 5.0 HO

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Re: Couple of pictures
Posted by: dwtr6v8
Date: December 09, 2009 10:54PM

Alan,

I'll help you drive it back from Texas!

I'm from Texas, I know all the back roads.

Very Sweet indeed!



alana
alan atkinson
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Registered:
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Main British Car:
68 TR250 LS2

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Re: Couple of pictures
Posted by: alana
Date: December 09, 2009 11:06PM

Don, it's amazing how many of those offers I've had over the last few days...

Oh and Calvin - this thing is light. Really light. Figure closer to 2000lbs. I will get it weighed when it's done, and it's going on a dyno for the tune so I'll have real numbers, but the headers and a tune should take the engine over 450hp.

I'll leave the math as an exercise, but to steal a line from Bentley (or was it Rolls Royce), power will be "adequate".

In case anyone is interested, it's going to go under something a little like one of these:

rally.jpg

Obviously the wheels will be different, and I don't have a double bubble Surrey - just a regular one - but you get the idea.


dwtr6v8
Don Watson
West Virginia
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Registered:
12/07/2007 07:45AM

Main British Car:
1974 TR6 Ford 5.0 HO

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Re: Couple of pictures
Posted by: dwtr6v8
Date: December 10, 2009 07:28AM

Wait, I have to go get a bib!

Fantastic work and going under the body of a 250!

Looking at the frame design, is the engine / trany to be pulled for service in the regular body on process?

Are you going with the fender vents?

The questions are mounting but I'll stop and just use my bib for now.

Congrats!

Dale, this must bring back memories


alana
alan atkinson
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06/19/2008 08:06PM

Main British Car:
68 TR250 LS2

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Re: Couple of pictures
Posted by: alana
Date: December 10, 2009 10:09AM

Don,

The engine and tranny is intended to be able to be pulled with the body on. Car on stands, slide forward and tilt.
The vents are going in - although the material from Revington is hand finished and looks terrible close up. It might be reworked with something non-stock (or not). My inner Yorkshireman has me cringing at the thought cutting up NOS fenders, but it's just bits of metal, right?

Paint is Wedgewood - like the middle one.
No center foglight (instead there's going to be 2 + 2 on the pushbar).
Frame will be gloss white


alana
alan atkinson
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06/19/2008 08:06PM

Main British Car:
68 TR250 LS2

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Re: Couple of pictures
Posted by: alana
Date: December 13, 2009 09:29PM

I just got this as part of a set. It looks so cool (to me at least) that I felt I had to share it.

http://www.tr250v8.com/images/bodyon/side.jpg


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
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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: Couple of pictures
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: December 14, 2009 12:12AM

Wow! That photo sure brings back some good memories for me in the early 80's.

I wish I still had this car, my fav Triumph the TR250! I'm with ya all the way on this build Alan! You need to post the rest of the set Alan?


68_TR-250__in_1983.jpg



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74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
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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: Couple of pictures
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: December 14, 2009 12:41AM

Here is a photo that I took at VTR/Triumphest 2009, of a TR4 that had the vents installed. The person who did the body work, added the 1/4" lip going inward, which to me looked like they came that way from the factory(the looks anyway).



Triumphes VTR 324.jpg

Another set of vents in a TR4 with a Ford 302, that had some over heating problems as you can see by the hood setup. This set of vents is moved back probably into the footwells some.

These photo's are the only 2 cars that had the vents in the whole venue.


Triumphes VTR 002.jpg



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alana
alan atkinson
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Re: Couple of pictures
Posted by: alana
Date: December 14, 2009 08:12AM

The rally cars are finished with the inward lip. That's the look I'm hoping for.

Here's one more - to give you an idea how well it all fits together

http://tr250v8.com/images/bodyon/sideline.jpg


alana
alan atkinson
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06/19/2008 08:06PM

Main British Car:
68 TR250 LS2

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Re: Couple of pictures
Posted by: alana
Date: April 06, 2010 06:18PM

So the back end looks a little different now. The builder has been busy. Thought you might like to see what he's been up to:

http://www.tr250v8.com/images/body/rear/reardone.jpg

Engine's in it's final spot too. Looks like it belongs in there now.

http://www.tr250v8.com/images/body/rear/enginebay.jpg

I'm so looking forward to driving this thing...



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74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
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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: Couple of pictures
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: April 07, 2010 10:39PM

Alan,

Looks like your build is moving right along!

It looks like the vintage air is going into the firewall some. I wonder if he is cutting into the windsheild wipper cable area, that would be using some of the dead air space there. Do you know if your vent will still be usable? I get it now, you will be having your sound system in the dash, so need the extra room for the vintage air.

What size fuel cell are going to use?

Some sheet metal coming along there, (Nice) battery cover, tubing for the wheel clearance.

I know the feeling of just wanting to drive it :-)

It will happen, keep yourself busy, maybe it will get done quicker!

Calvin


alana
alan atkinson
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Registered:
06/19/2008 08:06PM

Main British Car:
68 TR250 LS2

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Re: Couple of pictures
Posted by: alana
Date: April 08, 2010 06:08AM

This'll show you the gauge layout - as you pointed out, the head unit is front and center...

http://www.tr250v8.com/images/body/rear/dashmetal.jpg

iirc the tank is roughly 14 gallons.

The vent is coming out and it's having a rally scoop put in there.

Looks like this:

http://www.tr250v8.com/images/body/rear/vent.jpg

And like this installed

http://www.tr250v8.com/images/body/rear/vent1.jpg

It's really only decorative - I'll have air conditioning after all...



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jellison
Jon Ellison

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Re: Couple of pictures
Posted by: jellison
Date: May 04, 2010 10:25AM

Lookin Good alana. So basically it looks like a narrowed TVR type space frame (no one I know) but with a much narrower track to get a TR4 body on it.

Cool build.

Should be fun in the corners!


alana
alan atkinson
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Registered:
06/19/2008 08:06PM

Main British Car:
68 TR250 LS2

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Re: Couple of pictures
Posted by: alana
Date: April 19, 2011 09:56PM

Realised just how long since I posted an actual progress shot here.
Well here's a pair for you.
It's moving forward...

readytoblast.jpg

readytoblast2.jpg



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/19/2011 09:58PM by alana.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2615 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: Couple of pictures
Posted by: rficalora
Date: April 20, 2011 07:43AM

It's looking great Alan. I may have missed it, but who's doing the build?
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