Triumph Sports Cars

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

Go to Thread: PreviousNext
Go to: Forum ListMessage ListNew TopicLog In
Goto Page: 12Next
Current Page: 1 of 2


qwaii
tom lilley
Haida Gwaii
(22 posts)

Registered:
09/24/2010 11:22PM

Main British Car:
1970 GT6 5.3l jaguar V12

Gt 6 questions.
Posted by: qwaii
Date: September 18, 2011 07:53PM

i've got a '70 gt6 i'm doing a few mods on,and it was pretty much a basket case when i started on it.while most of the interior stuff was there,it was mostly piled into the back,and the electrical system was non-functional.
i won't be able to make the interior exactly like it was stock,but would like to get it as close as i can under the circumstances.so i have some questions about what goes where,my searches for information have not turned up much.

first,just below and at either side of the heater controls there is a red indicator light of some sort.any idea what these are for?

next,there's a rectangular switch at either side of the fuel/temp guages.could someone please tell me what these are for?

i'll have other questions about where things go and what does what,but i'll start with those.

any help is much appreciated.


Graham B
Graham Bingham
Draycott, Derbyshire, UK
(63 posts)

Registered:
09/19/2008 08:26AM

Main British Car:
1974 Triumph Spitfire Rover 3.5litre V8

Re: Gt 6 questions.
Posted by: Graham B
Date: September 19, 2011 03:52PM

Hi Tom,

I have never owned a GT6 but I'm a Spitfire man and Triumph fan, so I'll hazard a guess for you.

The red indicator lights will be Brakes (Hand brake/Parking brake) warning, and possibly seatbelt warning although this would depend on whether you have an illuminated hazard light switch between the main Speedo and Tacho.

The vertical switches either side of the fuel and Temp guages will be main exterior lights and interior (roof ) light.

from your description I guess that your instrument/switch layout is like the bottom one in the photo.

Hope this helps.

Graham
GT6 dash 1.jpg


qwaii
tom lilley
Haida Gwaii
(22 posts)

Registered:
09/24/2010 11:22PM

Main British Car:
1970 GT6 5.3l jaguar V12

Re: Gt 6 questions.
Posted by: qwaii
Date: September 19, 2011 07:10PM

thanks...that helps a lot,and yes...the bottom panel is the same as mine(but that one is way nicer-i still have to replace the wood on mine)

while most of the car is custom,i'd like to have it so anyone familliar with the gt6 will feel at home behind the wheel.

there's another thing i can't figure out where it goes,though the description from victoria auto's catalog should narrow it down some-that's the 'knee pads'.i don't see anywhere obvious that these things would go.

any ideas?


Graham B
Graham Bingham
Draycott, Derbyshire, UK
(63 posts)

Registered:
09/19/2008 08:26AM

Main British Car:
1974 Triumph Spitfire Rover 3.5litre V8

Re: Gt 6 questions.
Posted by: Graham B
Date: September 20, 2011 03:35PM

Tom,

That's an easy one, they go either side of the transmission tunnel between the centre tunnel cover and the H shaped dashboard support.
The fat ends of the knee pads being at the front. The fat ends should have a thin lip which tucks inbetween the tunnel cover and the H section.

I have attached a couple of photo's of mine. The one from the drivers side is difficult to see as the wheel is in the way, but the passenger side knee pad can be seen at the bottom left of the second photo. In this photo you can also see the centre tunnel cover which the thin ends of the pads tuck under, and the handbrake cover/armrest which complete the centre trim.

Your GT6 sounds incredible with a 5.3L V12 Jag in it - I would love to see a photo.

Graham
PICT1817.JPG
PICT1819.JPG


qwaii
tom lilley
Haida Gwaii
(22 posts)

Registered:
09/24/2010 11:22PM

Main British Car:
1970 GT6 5.3l jaguar V12

Re: Gt 6 questions.
Posted by: qwaii
Date: September 21, 2011 12:56PM

thank you much.i figured it must be somewhere around there,but nothing seemed like they just fell into place.

on mine,space is a bit tighter,but i may still be able to incorporate them.as for the pics,i have a build thread in the project journals.it's still under construction but is taking shape nicely.should be on the road by spring.


Graham B
Graham Bingham
Draycott, Derbyshire, UK
(63 posts)

Registered:
09/19/2008 08:26AM

Main British Car:
1974 Triumph Spitfire Rover 3.5litre V8

Re: Gt 6 questions.
Posted by: Graham B
Date: September 21, 2011 05:34PM

Tom,
You started this post with "i've got a '70 gt6 i'm doing a few mods on" - I've just had a look at your project journal - more than a few mods there! That is fantastic work.

This winter I am thinking of getting rid of my air scoop on the hood and fitting a Mr Gasket Air scoop 6658 with butterfly valves to poke through the hood. Problem is they want 375 ($591 USD) for one in the UK wheras they are listed at $272 in the USA on [www.summitracing.com].

Your project journal has inspired me to have a go at building my own.


Graham


BWA


(319 posts)

Registered:
04/13/2010 08:13PM

Main British Car:


Re: Gt 6 questions.
Posted by: BWA
Date: September 21, 2011 08:30PM

Tom your project is pretty amazing. I have one question for you, when it is done how are you getting it out of your basement?

Cheers

Byron



qwaii
tom lilley
Haida Gwaii
(22 posts)

Registered:
09/24/2010 11:22PM

Main British Car:
1970 GT6 5.3l jaguar V12

Re: Gt 6 questions.
Posted by: qwaii
Date: September 21, 2011 09:15PM

graham,i'm flattered that you were inspired to try fabricating your own scoop.if there's any tips i can give you,let me know.i'm pretty familliar with aluminum fab.

bwa,that's a question i get all the time.
you see,at this point i'm fitting everything but just tacking it all for the most part.once all the fitting is done and i have an essentially complete car,it all must be disassembled to do all the finish welding and painting before i do the final assembly.it is at this point that i'll take it out to my work shed a piece at a time,weld,paint,and assemble.

then i'll drive it!


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1259 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

authors avatar
Re: Gt 6 questions.
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: September 21, 2011 09:51PM

Hey Tom,
I don't often check out the project journals. But after seeing your post about a few mods, and the fact that you are a left coaster, I thought I had better check it out.
I was absolutely blown away!
What a cool car.
Your casual demeanor compliments an impressive talent!
I can hardly wait to see the finished project.
By the way I worked up there when I was a teenager. You live in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Cheers
Fred


qwaii
tom lilley
Haida Gwaii
(22 posts)

Registered:
09/24/2010 11:22PM

Main British Car:
1970 GT6 5.3l jaguar V12

Re: Gt 6 questions.
Posted by: qwaii
Date: September 21, 2011 10:15PM

thanks,fred.

i love it here-been on the islands for 6 years now after leaving the vancouver area.it's so peaceful,i can get to my projects with little disturbance and when the conditions are good,the boat launch is about a minute from my house so i can take advantage of some of the best salmon and halibut fishing in the world.
just wish i'd come up here twenty years sooner.

the people here are getting used to crazy machines emerging from my little hideaway,this one may cause a bit of a stir:)

here's my daily driver-

http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b436/tlilley_album/strch004-4.jpg


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5821 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

authors avatar
Re: Gt 6 questions.
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: September 22, 2011 07:58AM

VERY impressive build indeed! How long have you been working on it?

JB


qwaii
tom lilley
Haida Gwaii
(22 posts)

Registered:
09/24/2010 11:22PM

Main British Car:
1970 GT6 5.3l jaguar V12

Re: Gt 6 questions.
Posted by: qwaii
Date: September 22, 2011 11:50AM

just over a year.i started on it sept 2,2010,then went pretty steady with it till about may.i get pretty busy working on sport fishing boats about that time so i set it aside till this september.it's good to be back at it,and the break actually helped clear up my mind on the project.
i'm looking good for a spring unveiling...before the boats start taking over my time again.


Moderator
Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

authors avatar
Re: Gt 6 questions.
Posted by: Moderator
Date: September 22, 2011 01:54PM

Spectacular build, brilliantly documented!


qwaii
tom lilley
Haida Gwaii
(22 posts)

Registered:
09/24/2010 11:22PM

Main British Car:
1970 GT6 5.3l jaguar V12

Re: Gt 6 questions.
Posted by: qwaii
Date: September 22, 2011 02:12PM

thanks curtis.the build post is getting pretty long(i think there's actually more than 100 photos on it now).
how do i know when it has to go to a second page?i've still got some photos to put up to get it up to date.


Moderator
Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

authors avatar
Re: Gt 6 questions.
Posted by: Moderator
Date: September 22, 2011 04:46PM

Tom, since you're linking-in "photobucket" images they don't count against the 100.

Apparently the message board software limits the number of characters typed (or maybe it's the amount of memory used) per post, but I don't even know what the limit is let alone how to increase it. Others have found that the system seems to max out, at which time it won't accept further updates. Easy work-around: "part 2". With the Project Journal section, we're using the message board software for something the original programmers didn't envision - but the journals include some of the most exciting content on this website, so I'm reluctant to make changes.



qwaii
tom lilley
Haida Gwaii
(22 posts)

Registered:
09/24/2010 11:22PM

Main British Car:
1970 GT6 5.3l jaguar V12

Re: Gt 6 questions.
Posted by: qwaii
Date: September 22, 2011 05:05PM

excellent.

i'll carry on,then.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5821 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

authors avatar
Re: Gt 6 questions.
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: September 22, 2011 06:57PM

Tom, for one about year's work that's just phenomenal.

The guy who gave you the engine... wouldn't be Chris would it?

JB


qwaii
tom lilley
Haida Gwaii
(22 posts)

Registered:
09/24/2010 11:22PM

Main British Car:
1970 GT6 5.3l jaguar V12

Re: Gt 6 questions.
Posted by: qwaii
Date: September 22, 2011 08:31PM

no,his name was pat doyle.

he passed away about four years ago...i wish he could be around to see his engine isn't being wasted.

i had no idea he was dying when he gave it to me,i only found out when the obituary showed up in the local paper,then got some more information from his best friend afterward.he figures pat would be pleased with what's being done with it,i'll be putting a small plaque on the cowl under the hood in his memory.

he was also a builder of unusual machines,and worked as a millwright in a local sawmill.

he was a stickler for maintenance-the inside of the engine looks like the day it came out of the factory.


jdevries
john devries
grand rapids mi
(18 posts)

Registered:
05/08/2011 06:06PM

Main British Car:
1963tr4 chevrolet destroked 400 to 358cu in

authors avatar
Re: Gt 6 questions.
Posted by: jdevries
Date: September 25, 2011 06:43PM

Tom just got done looking at the write up on the GT6. Looks like quite a project and you appear to have more than a few talents. Very creative. Thanks for sharing. John


qwaii
tom lilley
Haida Gwaii
(22 posts)

Registered:
09/24/2010 11:22PM

Main British Car:
1970 GT6 5.3l jaguar V12

Re: Gt 6 questions.
Posted by: qwaii
Date: September 25, 2011 08:19PM

thanks to you,sir.

i figured if anyone would appreciate what i'm up to here,it would be the patrons of a site such as this.i've been going through some of the other builds and articles,and from what i've seen so far there are many talented individuals displaying their wares here.

i feel priveleged to be counted among them.
Goto Page: 12Next
Current Page: 1 of 2


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.