Triumph Sports Cars

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

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BWA


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Update On My Project
Posted by: BWA
Date: January 03, 2015 06:42PM

I bought my 76 TR6 back in the spring of 2010 and I drove it for the summer. Late in the fall I took the car apart and started the restoration/engine swap.
I finally got the car on the road in the fall of 2014. The last day I took it for a spin was on Halloween day, after that the weather was too cold for any trips in a car without a top.

Here are some photos:
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I have a few things left to do on it:
Get the new soft top installed.
Buy a honey tan interior and install it.
Install a panel kit for the trunk.
Fiddle with the push rod that goes into the clutch master cylinder so the clutch actuates with less pedal movement.
Get the tachometer to work. I bought an MSD tach signal device and it did not work so I bought a signal converter from Dakota Digital.
Send the ECU back to the programmer to fiddle with the air idle control so the car idles down faster between shifts.
Reshim the front of the car on the drivers side as fender to ground measurements are 1/2" less than the passenger side. I will then lower the front end to match the back end.
Put the car on a dyno and see what it is putting out, I think it is close to 220 hp at the flywheel.

The car is lots of fun to drive now with a modern drive train. The Dynomax Turbo 2" mufflers sound real good yet are reasonably quiet on the freeway.

Cheers
Byron


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(2061 posts)

Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Update On My Project
Posted by: mgb260
Date: January 04, 2015 07:18PM

Byron, Beautiful, well done car!


tbo
Tim Body
St Thomas Ontario
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Registered:
01/27/2013 06:47PM

Main British Car:
1954 Triumph TR2 stock 2 litre

Re: Update On My Project
Posted by: tbo
Date: January 08, 2015 08:18PM

Hello Byron. The car looks great ,,will be even better with the finishing touches. Congtrats Tim


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: Update On My Project
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: January 09, 2015 10:01AM

Very Nice Byron! Now need your car in the "How it was done" section of this site!


motek
George Smathers
Spokane, WA
(118 posts)

Registered:
09/12/2009 02:45PM

Main British Car:
1967 Morris Minor (48 hp @ crank!), 1971 TR6 302

Re: Update On My Project
Posted by: motek
Date: April 20, 2015 04:49PM

Byron,

Long road but you made it!

George


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: Update On My Project
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: April 20, 2015 08:04PM

Byron,

Hope to see you and your car at BritishV8 meet in July!!


BWA


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Re: Update On My Project
Posted by: BWA
Date: April 21, 2015 02:51PM

Thanks for the comments guys.
I got the tach working.
I have re-shimmed the front of the tub.
I am working on the interior right now.
The soft top is on hold till Robbins can figure out what they are doing.
These cars are never really done! Some day in the future I would like to upgrade the diff to an R200. After this is done then I would like to install a Paxton supercharger and intercooler.

Cheers
Byron



motek
George Smathers
Spokane, WA
(118 posts)

Registered:
09/12/2009 02:45PM

Main British Car:
1967 Morris Minor (48 hp @ crank!), 1971 TR6 302

Re: Update On My Project
Posted by: motek
Date: April 21, 2015 04:19PM

>After this is done then I would like to install a Paxton supercharger and intercooler.

Uh oh, sounds like a man that could have had a V-8! LOL

George
(I'm joking, you went a good route)


BWA


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Re: Update On My Project
Posted by: BWA
Date: April 21, 2015 04:27PM

Come on George That V6 went in slick as a whistle with no cutting and hacking. The motor and transmission is about 120 pounds lighter than the original drive-train. With a supercharger the hp at the flywheel would be about 300. I think these cars are fine for 200 to 300 hp. Beyond that you are looking at major re-engineering.
Have you driven Flash much this spring?


Cheers
Byron


motek
George Smathers
Spokane, WA
(118 posts)

Registered:
09/12/2009 02:45PM

Main British Car:
1967 Morris Minor (48 hp @ crank!), 1971 TR6 302

Re: Update On My Project
Posted by: motek
Date: April 23, 2015 12:36AM

I know, I'm just teasing you... I took out Flash for the first time last Sunday. The mice went easy on me this winter. He felt like he had bad fuel (I had used fuel stabilizer) for a few miles but then it cleared and he was back to his old scary self.

George


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