Triumph Sports Cars

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

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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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Working on the air conditioner in 100 degree heat in California
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: June 28, 2015 04:41PM

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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2694 posts)

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: Working on the air conditioner in 100 degree heat in California
Posted by: rficalora
Date: June 28, 2015 11:48PM

What's up with your AC Calvin?


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3993 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Working on the air conditioner in 100 degree heat in California
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 29, 2015 09:23AM

Put the top up, Calvin! ;)


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: Working on the air conditioner in 100 degree heat in California
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: June 29, 2015 09:43AM

I have had a leak from day one in my ac lines at the firewall pass through block(block from Speed & Performace). At the time I used bulk head fittings in the block on both side, which have no way of sealing without an o-ring ( Vintage Air only use female type fittings).

So finally taking care of this before Indy. I needed to use Male o-ring type fittings(at the block) which Coldhose.com carries in Florida. Since I'm using a beadlock fitting, I had to crimp up 3 full new ac lines. It took a total of 9 new fittings, some #6, and #10 standard hose to do the job. I'm surprised that no one caught it just by the fittings going into the firewall :).

Bulkhead fittings a nono seal!

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Been busy trying to finish this hardtop before Indy, & time is slipping away to fast. Have 3 windows tinted with ceramic film that need to go in.

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Lizard Skin, sound & Ceramic heat control.
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Both front and back bumpers have been replaced with Stainless steel one's, that don't have the Dolly Pardon holes n notches.The old bumpers are behind the car with the front lic plate on the front bumper.
A test fit for the ghost strip placement.
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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: Working on the air conditioner in 100 degree heat in California
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: June 29, 2015 10:04AM

This is our new rig that will be pulling our car trailer. Added air bags with in cab digital controller. Added a separate air compressor with 3 gallon holding tank to run air tools, tires etc. Added rear spring side control that ties the overload springs into full working load all the time.

This Cab over camper weighs in a wopping 6000lbs. Had to get a dully to handle it. It is called a Mammouth with 3 punch outs and side entry. It has a 20,000 thousand pound extension hitch. Talking some torque, this truck slams out 860ft pounds. Brenda just had the front side windows Ceramic tinted to match the rear windows.


So this is why the MGB GT build has been on hold for a while :)


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This rig is 12 1/2 feet high! Need to know that for bridges :)
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Re: Working on the air conditioner in 100 degree heat in California
Posted by: BWA
Date: June 30, 2015 08:02PM

Yes Calvin you need to be aware of low underpasses and bridges.

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Cheers
Byron


tbo
Tim Body
St Thomas Ontario
(220 posts)

Registered:
01/27/2013 06:47PM

Main British Car:
1954 Triumph TR2 stock 2 litre

Re: Working on the air conditioner in 100 degree heat in California
Posted by: tbo
Date: July 02, 2015 08:56PM

Calvin, Where does one buy stainless steel TR6 bumpers pray tell?



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: Working on the air conditioner in 100 degree heat in California
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: July 03, 2015 12:12AM

Here you go Tim.

I believe they make them in Vietnam. It took about 6 day's to receive them. They are packed very well and the back side is painted flat black, which I painted again. They do look real nice!

[www.groupharrington.com] Different Triumph car's and many others.


[www.groupharrington.com] Information about their bumpers.


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