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

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alana
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Re: Calvin Grannis' 1974 TR6 with LS1 (project diary)
Posted by: alana
Date: June 06, 2011 09:56PM

I'm not sure I agree George. It's your car, who's to say that it's "wrong". It's personal taste.

E-Types and 911s aren't especially rare. A Gullwing - now that would be harder for me to see.
Perhaps that's where I draw the line.

Well that and the 8 coupe. I just can't bring myself to mod it...


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Re: Calvin Grannis' 1974 TR6 with LS1 (project diary)
Posted by: Anonymous User
Date: August 11, 2011 03:53PM

Hi..
wow great post...
Absolutely beautiful work so far...
You're inspiring me to really get on with the research for my own V8 swap!
thanks...


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Calvin Grannis
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Re: Calvin Grannis' 1974 TR6 with LS1 (project diary)
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: August 11, 2011 09:25PM

Where in California are you located Mike?

Maybe I can inspire you more, and bring my TR6 by to see up close and in person!!


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Re: Calvin Grannis' 1974 TR6 with LS1 (project diary)
Posted by: Anonymous User
Date: August 24, 2011 11:48AM

Oh! extremely excellent,Looking Good! Congrats my friend!


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Calvin Grannis
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Re: Calvin Grannis' 1974 TR6 with LS1 (project diary)
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: November 07, 2011 09:56AM

OK,

Sent in my "How it was done article" to Curtis today!


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Calvin Grannis
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Re: Calvin Grannis' 1974 TR6 with LS1 (project diary)
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: December 27, 2011 10:55AM

Update!

I'm getting my TR6 on a dyno tune + getting idle tune and drivability fine tune. So I will post up some results soon.

I have all the parts for a front brake up-grade also. A dual 7" booster, 12.19 vented rotors with 4 pot Wilwoods, Custom hats, Custom secondary caliper brackets, residual valve in front and back. This will be my winter project along with a list of small stuff.


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
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74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: Calvin Grannis' 1974 TR6 with LS1 (project diary)
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: December 29, 2011 03:01AM

Dyno run results!

408.4 Rear Wheel Horse Power @ 5800 to 6135 rpm. My injectors were at 100% duty cycle around 6100 rpm. Need to probably go to some Ford Motor Sport red top 30 lbs injectors(Ford Chevy mix :-)). I'm still running stock 28 lbs injectors. Nice power, and all at 26 mph on highway.

Rear Wheel Torque @ 393.3 .... at 4677 rpm.

Rev limiter set at 6800 rpm

First run after reving to 6764 rpm, then letting off, it was running a little fat, let out a Huge 2 1/2 foot flame out the exhaust. I was standing in the back off to the side doing a video, kind of scared me a little + black smoke. So my video did get some of the flame but I was not focusted on the camera anymore. This shop Dyno, can dyno dragsters up to 2500rwhp.

I will scan the number sheet also later and maybe some Video posting.



Calvin's 1974 TR6 ls1 Dyno on a Autodyn 30.jpg



Cal dyno sheet1.jpg



Cal dyno sheet2.jpg








These dyno runs were in 3rd gear! After checking there were in 4th gear.



Edited 6 time(s). Last edit at 02/08/2012 01:04AM by 74ls1tr6.



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Re: Calvin Grannis' 1974 TR6 with LS1 (project diary)
Posted by: BWA
Date: December 29, 2011 01:15PM

That is pretty awesome Calvin. I am amazed that you get 26 mpg with an engine that has this output. It goes to show you that the high performance engines of today are superior to the engines of the 60's and 70's.
Calvin I think it would be wise to regularily get under that car and check the frame for cracks and distortion given that you have so much power at the rear wheels. The Bowtie car now has a new frame because his frame could not handle the power and it was no where near the 400 rearwheel hp.
When will we get to see some more pictures of this work of art?


Cheers
Byron


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Calvin Grannis
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Re: Calvin Grannis' 1974 TR6 with LS1 (project diary)
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: December 30, 2011 01:05AM

Calvin I think it would be wise to regularily get under that car and check the frame for cracks and distortion given that you have so much power at the rear wheels. The Bowtie car now has a new frame because his frame could not handle the power and it was no where near the 400 rearwheel hp.

I have looked several times, and keep looking all the time. I'm ready to buy a lift so many times knowing what Joe has gone through(Bowtie6). It is nice to have a California frame to start off with. I didn't have any rust that I could find when sand blasting. I may even add some more bracing in other areas for my peace of mind.


Oh! For photos Curtis is working on my "How it was done article" I sent him a DVD full of photos. So It will be posted up on Curtis's time, and there is no rush on my part.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/30/2011 01:10AM by 74ls1tr6.


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Re: Calvin Grannis' 1974 TR6 with LS1 (project diary)
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: February 08, 2012 12:59AM

Nice! I got my Wilwood front brake setup done yesterday. 12" + rotor on custom machined aluminum Hats and secondary brackets made out of steel. Thanks to Ken H for his blue print skecthings and my trusty machinist. The machining looked so good I didn't paint them and used Sharks Hide on both Hats and Brackets.

More on this soon next week.



I will post some photos next week after I get back from Lackland AFB to see my son grad from BMT.


rficalora
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Re: Calvin Grannis' 1974 TR6 with LS1 (project diary)
Posted by: rficalora
Date: February 08, 2012 11:27PM

Too bad we couldn't have hooked up Calvin. You're in Tx & I'm in CA this week!


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Re: Calvin Grannis' 1974 TR6 with LS1 (project diary)
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: February 10, 2012 06:50AM

Wow, that is pretty funny.Are you Palo Alto for business


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Re: Calvin Grannis' 1974 TR6 with LS1 (project diary)
Posted by: Med72
Date: February 12, 2012 12:52PM

Calvin:

Great lookin car! Very professional restore. I have a question. I like what you did with the fuel tank. Where did you get the new fuel tank? With my previous TR6, I always hated the constant fuel smell. This is exactlly what I want to do with this new TR6

Thanks

Med72


rficalora
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Re: Calvin Grannis' 1974 TR6 with LS1 (project diary)
Posted by: rficalora
Date: February 12, 2012 11:11PM

Yes, was there on business. My boss is from there so i"m out that way at least a few times every year.


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Calvin Grannis
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Re: Calvin Grannis' 1974 TR6 with LS1 (project diary)
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: February 15, 2012 09:41AM

Hi Art,

I used an RCI aluminum 19 gallon tank. I just reworked it for the fuel injection return, baffels, and sump on the bottom.

Bought the tank online like all the other 85% of parts to rebuild this car.

Rob,

San Antonio was freeking cold. I don't know how my twins did bmt in it. I have a new found respect for the military being an AF brat. Palo Alto probably was a little warmer than Cypress?



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Re: Calvin Grannis' 1974 TR6 with LS1 (project diary)
Posted by: rficalora
Date: February 15, 2012 11:29PM

Yeah, Palo Alto's weather was way nicer that week. But, we're back to low to mid 70's during the days so it's been nice except we've had rain every day or two for a couple of weeks. Can't complain though, the lake we frequent has been down almost 10' (and while it's 21,000 surface acres, it's only 50' deep in the deepest part) & most launch points have dry land well beyond the end of the ramps. With the recent rain it's headed back up. We're only 6.5' low now. Another 3 feet & I can get my boat out of the garage & back on the lift.


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Calvin Grannis
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Re: Calvin Grannis' 1974 TR6 with LS1 (project diary)
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: April 10, 2012 12:50AM

Rob,

I'm sure your lake in the area has filled up some more. My son Trevor is at Sheppard AFB (TX) for tech school, and said they had lighting bolts with lots of rain just lately.... which is some 4 hours away from you I believe....

Update!

Talked with Richard Good about the rear springs in the back to find out what lbs rating they were. He said they were 450lbs springs. I asked if he had any higher rated springs.....So I orderd some 600lbs springs for the rear of the TR6. I installed them in the rear last weekend. Also installed some Spax adjustable shocks up front after taking a 3/4" spacers out from under the springs (had KYB gas shocks in there). Set the Spax shocks up to a fairly firm setting. Since taking out the spacers up front....the car rides 1" lower up front now. The 600lbs springs in the rear droped the back down about 1/2'.

Now during acceleration...the car doesn't squat down like it use to. The car has a raked look to it now + the front has more negative camber to now....may need to go get an alignment again $83.00 at Les Swab tires.

I have a few more things on the to do list before heading out to British V8 meet in Palestine in May. If everything works out... SCCA solo ll is having thier first event of the year...on the 21st of this month at Mather AFB (which has been shut down for years). Would love to be involved this year...just need to figure out what class I would be in. Also need a good roll bar...may need to fab one up of have a special one made up.


rficalora
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Re: Calvin Grannis' 1974 TR6 with LS1 (project diary)
Posted by: rficalora
Date: April 10, 2012 11:00PM

Calvin, great timing on your post... Lake is definitely up... Not quite full pool, but a good 8' higher than it was. 2' below full and just need another few inches to get the boat back on the lift. Was up there this weekend doing some work on the place (redoing out kitchen so had to strip off the '70's wallpaper). Took the boat out for about a 45 minute run. Had been about a year since we'd been on the water - felt great! And pleasantly surprised the boat ran great after sitting so long.

Looking forward to seeing you @ Palestine. Don't break anything in the SCCA solo II event!


Jim Stabe
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Re: Calvin Grannis' 1974 TR6 with LS1 (project diary)
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: July 10, 2012 10:37AM

Calvin

I don't generally visit the Triumph part of the forum but this was linked to the MG side so I took a look. You did a really nice job with all the fabrication and finishing it off as well. Have you weighed the car and do you know the front/rear weight distribution? How much of an issue is it getting the tires to hook up with all that torque? I'd love to see the car if you ever drive it to San Diego, I will be at the 2014 get together in Colorado Springs for sure.

Once again, great job!

Jim


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Calvin Grannis
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Re: Calvin Grannis' 1974 TR6 with LS1 (project diary)
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: July 17, 2012 12:04AM

Hi Jim,

Thanks for the compliments!

The tires hook pretty good when I have a full fuel tank(19 gallons of fuel over the rear tire area). I haven't been able to get a front to rear weight ratio yet or weight of the car yet. I'm hoping one of these car venues will have the scales to have this done. I'm sure in the near future I will get these numbers and share. The next venue I will attend will be Triumphest 2012 in Flagstaff AZ. [www.triumphest.com] Next bug to fix is better braking before I go !!

May show up for 2013 BV8!

In 2014 I hope to be at BV8 get together, would love to see your widened MGB in the flesh.

We might need to start a BV8 in the West?

Calvin
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