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

Registered:
04/23/2008 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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Cowboy Ray's on the road
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: September 09, 2013 09:56AM

Ray has his TRZ06 on the road. Congratulations! The car looks great and I bet it's exciting to drive.

Here are the links to his project journal:
Part #1: [forum.britishv8.org]
Part #2: [forum.britishv8.org]
TR6_6.jpg

What do you say Ray, any trouble lighting up the tires on that puppy?
Can you supply us with a video to share the exhaust sound?



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/16/2013 09:50AM by TR6-6SPD.


BWA


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04/13/2010 08:13PM

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Re: Cowboy Ray's on the road
Posted by: BWA
Date: September 09, 2013 01:39PM

Ray your car looks awesome!! It must feel pretty good to be able to drive that beast. I noticed that when you bought the car it had a hardtop; do you plan on using it? I think that it would look pretty cool with the hardtop done in red with the racing stripe.
Your TR6 definitely captures the look of those IMSA race cars with the wide flares, racing stripes , and the roll cage.

Cheers
Byron


cowboyra
Cowboy Ray

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12/16/2010 09:28AM

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Re: Cowboy Ray's on the road
Posted by: cowboyra
Date: September 09, 2013 09:23PM

Ken
To tell the truth I haven't got on it yet. I'm tuning with hp tuners and I'm
having a little trouble creating a PID to log my WOT. Just watching my
afr gauge it goes to 15:1 when I start to get on it. I richened that area up
3% and hopefully this new PID works. The exhaust goes from very mellow
at cruise to deafening over 3500. I'll try to get a video soon.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/14/2016 10:52PM by cowboyra.


dwtr6v8
Don Watson
West Virginia
(297 posts)

Registered:
12/07/2007 07:45AM

Main British Car:
1974 TR6 Ford 5.0 HO

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Re: Cowboy Ray's on the road
Posted by: dwtr6v8
Date: September 11, 2013 07:58AM

I'll say it again Ray, you have some mad skills! Congrats! Save a horse, ride a Cowboy!


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(973 posts)

Registered:
11/06/2007 01:55PM

Main British Car:
1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: Cowboy Ray's on the road
Posted by: Dan B
Date: September 11, 2013 09:01AM

It looks a little like your car, Don.


Med72
Art Medrano
Austin, Tx
(50 posts)

Registered:
01/31/2012 09:25PM

Main British Car:
1972 Triumph TR6 GM 350

Re: Cowboy Ray's on the road
Posted by: Med72
Date: September 11, 2013 02:18PM

Ray:

Wow ...this beast of yours is great inspiration for us with TR6 projects still a long way until completion. How long did it take you from start to finish?

Like Bryon.. I think that beast would look great with the hard top on. The car looks awesome now. The hard top adds a coach-coupe flavor to the car.

Anyway GREAT job!

Art


cowboyra
Cowboy Ray

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Re: Cowboy Ray's on the road
Posted by: cowboyra
Date: September 12, 2013 09:46PM

Well thanks again guys for the compliments. I've been at it 3 1/2 years and still have to do the interior.
I bought a sewing machine and I'm gonna have a go at it. I did some WOT maf tuning the other day and
that was rather exhilarating. it does about 100 in 3rd. It goes down the road straight as an arrow but
just breath on the wheel and your changing lanes. Brakes are awesome till I stop. I may have to put
an electric vacuum pump inline. I'll hold off on that till I get the idle 100% tuned.

Keep building em, they do get finished sooner or later.



MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(4029 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Cowboy Ray's on the road
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 12, 2013 09:52PM

Yeehaw!!!


rampant racing
gary fraser
sarnia ont,canada
(83 posts)

Registered:
03/28/2009 02:45AM

Main British Car:
69 spitfiremk111 ford 347 stroker

Re: Cowboy Ray's on the road
Posted by: rampant racing
Date: September 12, 2013 09:59PM

absolutely fantastic ray! great job and you are an inspiration to everyone who ever picked up a wrench to work on there car. after I get the mustang sorted out I will be back on my spitfire and all I can say sir is I will be happy if it turns out half as good as yours did. once again great job ray!!


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(822 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Cowboy Ray's on the road
Posted by: 88v8
Date: September 13, 2013 02:43AM

That's quite a car.

Electric brake vacuum pump... yes, I had to put one on my TR6 because the cam only makes 7" of vacuum at idle. It's controlled via a vacuum switch that knocks it off at about 18".
At the risk of stating the obvious, put a non-return valve between the pump and the inlet manifold, otherwise it will suck the mixture out of the engine.

Ivor


Phil Crawford
Philip crawford
Bogalusa, La
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Registered:
02/01/2013 10:38PM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 07 4.8L

Re: Cowboy Ray's on the road
Posted by: Phil Crawford
Date: September 15, 2013 09:37PM

Ray you have done yourself proud. It is something to be proud of and you did it yourself. Sorry about the loss of your dog. A good dog is hard to come by. I have a friend who retired and loved to drive everywhere and anywhere at the drop of the hat. I told him he needed to get himself a good dog to travel with. He thought a minute and said he didn't want a dog because he could throw a woman out but couldn't do that to a good dog. Hope you have fun driving it.
Phil


theonlyiceman53
Bill Russell
Florda
(84 posts)

Registered:
11/18/2008 06:01AM

Main British Car:
77MGB 350 Chevy with LT1 heads

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Re: Cowboy Ray's on the road
Posted by: theonlyiceman53
Date: September 16, 2013 12:02AM

WOW, that is quite a car! Very, Very impressive! Thank you for posting!
Bill


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1151 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: Cowboy Ray's on the road
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: September 16, 2013 01:33PM

Awesome build Ray!


Ade_TR6
Ade Wathen
UK
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Registered:
07/15/2012 04:16AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 2.5L Fuel Injected Triumph

Re: Cowboy Ray's on the road
Posted by: Ade_TR6
Date: September 23, 2013 02:53PM

Stunning. Nothing but admiration for what you have created there.

Ade


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

Registered:
04/23/2008 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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Re: Cowboy Ray's on the road
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: November 27, 2013 10:58AM

Ray,
Thanks for the sound bite:



(From journal: [forum.britishv8.org])

Before winter settled in here, did you get most of the engine tuning done?
I think you said you had final touches to the interior to do. Complete?
Tell me again where those instruments are from.
Cheers,
Ken



cowboyra
Cowboy Ray

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Re: Cowboy Ray's on the road
Posted by: cowboyra
Date: November 28, 2013 09:22AM

Ken

Unfortunately I had some medical issues come up so I haven't been able to work
on it for awhile. The motor is tuned pretty well on MAF only. Come spring I'll get
the MAP dialed in, that should give me better throttle response. I haven't done
anything with the interior yet. I'm still looking at material samples. I did buy a sewing
machine and started to practice with it. The cluster is out of a 08 Pontiac G8. Three
of the individual gauges are speed hut can bus gages, they get their input right from
the ECM. The other gauge is an aeroforce Interceptor gauge. It's pretty cool, it can
read any parameter the ECM can, it can clear codes and do case learns too.


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

Registered:
04/23/2008 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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Re: Cowboy Ray's on the road
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: April 14, 2014 11:18AM

Cowboy Ray's on "Build Threads":
[www.build-threads.com]
In particular:
[www.build-threads.com]

Congratulation Ray. The website, Build Theads is a great way to distract you away from your own project but maybe gain some ideas from others out there doing the same thing you are.

I like the editors apology:
"Firstly, I feel I need to apologise for the amount of LSx builds on the front page, as I generally like to aim for a bit of variety on the site. But hey, if people keep stuffing them into cars in interesting ways, I have to keep featuring them! "

Carry on Ray,
Ken


cowboyra
Cowboy Ray

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Re: Cowboy Ray's on the road
Posted by: cowboyra
Date: April 14, 2014 01:43PM

Wow, I had no idea and thanks


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