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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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New HIWD: Al Gary's Supercharged Ecotec Powered TR-6
Posted by: Moderator
Date: January 22, 2014 01:23PM

Al Gary chose the supercharged version of Chevy's Ecotec LSJ engine for his 1971 Triumph TR-6.

At the rear wheels, he's getting 219 horsepower and 213 foot-pounds of very usable torque from a lightweight little engine that fits neatly, looks sharp, delivers great fuel economy, and meets modern emission standards. Very, very nice!

Have a look, and let us hear your comments!
Albert Gary's '71 TR-6 with Chevy Ecotec LSJ Supercharged Engine

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Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: New HIWD: Al Gary's Supercharged Ecotec Powered TR-6
Posted by: 88v8
Date: January 23, 2014 04:53AM

A lot of unobtrusive and thoughtful engineering in there. So well done, it could be taken for stock.
Clean engine bay, no spaghetti.
And the trunk fully available for luggage.
With the 4.08 rear end, about 23mph/1000 which I reckon has a slight bias towards acceleration, but is still a good ratio for cruising.
Personally I'd opt for the soundtrack and impracticalities of a V8, but have to admire what's been done here.

Ivor


Ronp
Ron Pulliam
Tacoma Wa
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Registered:
04/19/2014 12:09AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1963 Buick 215

Re: New HIWD: Al Gary's Supercharged Ecotec Powered TR-6
Posted by: Ronp
Date: April 24, 2014 03:46AM

It's such a clean setup, nobody's going to believe it isn't factory. It leaves me with mixed feelings, tho. This is Not a criticism, but I want my engine to look like I've done something to it. This one looks, well- perfect!


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Albert Gary
Hartford, CT
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07/31/2013 06:30AM

Main British Car:
1971 Ecotec 2.0L LSJ

Re: New HIWD: Al Gary's Supercharged Ecotec Powered TR-6
Posted by: Trick6
Date: March 04, 2018 09:09AM

Thank you all for your kind comments. I am reporting that it has been 5 seasons of driving with many road trips to places as Toronto, Maine, Philadelphia, Poconos, day trips through out New England and I have not been left stranded. I have replaced a throttle body with new and presently working on deciphering a reoccurring throttle position sensor (accelerator pedal) failure. I am also deciding on a brake system upgrade.

The car is very fast and, with the 4.08 LSD differential and 0.59 5th gear, a very pleasant cruiser. I still have not done a re-spray nor installed a radio.


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Joel Schlotz
Norcal
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Registered:
09/06/2017 06:23PM

Main British Car:
1974 TR6

Re: New HIWD: Al Gary's Supercharged Ecotec Powered TR-6
Posted by: TR6 347
Date: March 09, 2018 08:50PM

What a wonderful conversion you did! I know it was a lot of work. I love that it looks as if it came that way from the factory,"almost". That is the way I try to do my conversions if possible. Glad you are driving and enjoying the car.

Wondering who did the tachometer conversion if not you. Would appreciate their contact information. Thanks.

Happy Trails,

Joel


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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: New HIWD: Al Gary's Supercharged Ecotec Powered TR-6
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: March 10, 2018 11:42AM

Wow. top notch conversion!


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Dale Knapke
Sidney, Ohio
(158 posts)

Registered:
08/24/2008 09:44PM

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

Re: New HIWD: Al Gary's Supercharged Ecotec Powered TR-6
Posted by: tr6turbo
Date: March 11, 2018 10:41AM

Great conversion. We need more strong 4 cylinder conversions.



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Albert Gary
Hartford, CT
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Registered:
07/31/2013 06:30AM

Main British Car:
1971 Ecotec 2.0L LSJ

Re: New HIWD: Al Gary's Supercharged Ecotec Powered TR-6
Posted by: Trick6
Date: June 28, 2018 04:16PM

Hi Guys. I am still having fun in this little car. It is both a hoot and pleasure to drive. If any one has questions, just ask.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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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: New HIWD: Al Gary's Supercharged Ecotec Powered TR-6
Posted by: rficalora
Date: June 29, 2018 08:01AM

Hey Al, awesome job on your car! If you're not already planning to, you should join the group in Dayton for our get together the week after next (July 11-15 [britishv8meet.org])



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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: New HIWD: Al Gary's Supercharged Ecotec Powered TR-6
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 29, 2018 05:33PM

Yes, bring it to Dayton! There will be at least 5 other Triumph conversions there that I know of, 3 TR6s, a TR7/8 & a very wide Spitfire.


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