Triumph Sports Cars

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

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69 TR6
Dennis Matthews
London, Ont
(5 posts)

Registered:
01/30/2013 10:13AM

Main British Car:
1969 Triumph TR6

Introduction
Posted by: 69 TR6
Date: January 30, 2013 10:55AM

Hi all, I should have signed up a long time ago.....for many reasons but my TR6 is done and ready for the road this spring. I recently been thinking that I should have looked closer at an engine swap at the beginning of this build but now the car is all done and not sure it's worth going backwards. I have read about a few swaps that don't require any major cutting or steering changes one in particular is the BMW M50. Is there anyone doing this swap that can provide specific build details?


tbo
Tim Body
St Thomas Ontario
(214 posts)

Registered:
01/27/2013 06:47PM

Main British Car:
1954 Triumph TR2 stock 2 litre

Re: Introduction
Posted by: tbo
Date: February 01, 2013 08:11PM

Hello Dennis. I'm not doing a TR6 v8 swap but I am doing a TR3 2.3 turbo charged Thunderbird 5 speed swap. Contact me if you want to talk triumphs Tim


tbo
Tim Body
St Thomas Ontario
(214 posts)

Registered:
01/27/2013 06:47PM

Main British Car:
1954 Triumph TR2 stock 2 litre

Re: Introduction
Posted by: tbo
Date: February 01, 2013 08:16PM

I forgot to put my location in my address. I'm in St. Thomas.


v869tr6
Ed Olson

(81 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:54PM

Main British Car:
69 TR6 487 CI Pontiac

Re: Introduction
Posted by: v869tr6
Date: February 10, 2013 03:07PM

Glad to see you postin, welcome aboard. A TR6 in stock form is a darn nice car, glad your's is ready to go. As far as a upgrade to the drivetrain go's I plan to see how a Nissan RB25 DE and 5 speed works out. I don't want to make a bunch of changes to handle big HP so I went with the N/A engine plus I know the turbo on this TR6 got in the way of the steering.
[schradersspeedandstyle.com]


britcars
Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(329 posts)

Registered:
02/02/2009 07:58PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Roadster, Rover 3.5 ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA!

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Re: Introduction
Posted by: britcars
Date: February 15, 2013 02:58PM

Take a look at Dale's 2.3L Ford conversion....there are quite a few of these engine in TRs and MGs.

[www.britishv8.org]

Here's a thread on some major mods that Dale has made after an accident at Indy's O'Rielly Raceay Park.

[forum.britishv8.org]


69 TR6
Dennis Matthews
London, Ont
(5 posts)

Registered:
01/30/2013 10:13AM

Main British Car:
1969 Triumph TR6

Re: Introduction
Posted by: 69 TR6
Date: March 17, 2013 10:50AM

Thanks all, Well it looks like I will go the BMW route, I purchase an M52/2.8 and 5 speed. The engine is not the S version that provides bigger HP but is almost idetical in shape and layout. This engine is just shy of 200 hp in stock form but I am told that with a reflash and the delete of much of the swog equip and some afordable upgrades it's possible to see it closer to 225hp. I am not bulding a track car I just wanted more power and a five speed and to get that in stock form is very expensive.

I am looking for any information on the red BMW swap that was in the forum or anyone else that is thinking or doing the same swap. The red one I think is sold and not sure he is posting anymore but if any one knows how to contact him let me know. This will be an interesting swap for me as I know zero about BMW engines.

Dennis


BWA


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04/13/2010 08:13PM

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Re: Introduction
Posted by: BWA
Date: March 17, 2013 11:22AM

Dennis you have made an excellent choice!! Now the fun begins :) That 69 TR6 will soon be saying achtung with a British accent.
Make sure to post lots of pictures and don't be afraid to ask lots of questions.

Cheers
Byron



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