Triumph Sports Cars

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

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dwtr6v8
Don Watson
West Virginia
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12/07/2007 07:45AM

Main British Car:
1974 TR6 Ford 5.0 HO

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Re: WANTED TR6 with V8** 5-21-19 & Still looking
Posted by: dwtr6v8
Date: July 05, 2019 08:23PM

I hope he get it, our values will go up!


87Buick GN
Gary Mitchell

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09/17/2016 04:03PM

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74 TR6

Re: WANTED TR6 with V8** 5-21-19 & Still looking
Posted by: 87Buick GN
Date: July 08, 2019 01:03PM

Thanks TR8 Paul, and others.
The one in NH looks like I am looking for except it has the Rover V8.
The red in Ga really is beautiful but looks like it is set up for drag or road racing. The price is up there and probably worth it but a little high for me.

Gary


tr8
Paul MacDonald
Canada
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10/25/2008 04:07PM

Main British Car:
TR8 Coupe Rover 4.0

Re: WANTED TR6 with V8** 5-21-19 & Still looking
Posted by: tr8
Date: July 08, 2019 03:55PM

Arizona one now on Ebay [www.ebay.com]


dwtr6v8
Don Watson
West Virginia
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12/07/2007 07:45AM

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1974 TR6 Ford 5.0 HO

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Re: WANTED TR6 with V8** 5-21-19 & Still looking
Posted by: dwtr6v8
Date: July 09, 2019 07:37AM

Ebay, not a TR250, it's a TR4A, but would be a short project clean up.

closer to you

[www.ebay.com]


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: WANTED TR6 with V8** 5-21-19 & Still looking
Posted by: 88v8
Date: July 09, 2019 09:26AM

TR4A.
Ahh, now that's really nice.
If you don't go for that you may as well give up.

Looks almost standard, in and out, big plus point. The white piping subtly lifts the interior.
Even as a former TR6 owner, I prefer the Michelotti body to the Karmann.
Again, it has the benefit of the boot not being full of fuel cell. No silly roll cage. No huge wheels. And the Surrey top. A real looker.

The seller is a man of few words, one might like to know more about the build but wth. The engine appears to have some miles on kit, so presumably any issues have been shaken out.

Urrgh, I really need not to buy this. Get thee behind me.
Oops, I just bid.

Ivor


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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10/24/2007 02:46PM

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'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: WANTED TR6 with V8** 5-21-19 & Still looking
Posted by: rficalora
Date: July 09, 2019 11:41AM

Depending on price, that could be a good one. Looks solid and straight from the pics. Definitely worth getting more info and inspecting. Seller has his phone number in the description.


87Buick GN
Gary Mitchell

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09/17/2016 04:03PM

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74 TR6

Re: WANTED TR6 with V8** 5-21-19 & Still looking
Posted by: 87Buick GN
Date: July 10, 2019 06:08PM

Thanks Don on the TR4A.
The seller is a car saleman & doesn't know much about the car. Doesn't know which Rover engine or transmission is in the car. Did say that the front disk brake caliper were sticking. Also said other than that it drove ok.
It does look like it was converted many years ago or sat for a long time to get the engine compartment that like it does.
Al is suppose to send me more pictures of the underside (front to back) and under the hood.
Was the wire spokes wheels prone to problems?

Gary



88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: WANTED TR6 with V8** 5-21-19 & Still looking
Posted by: 88v8
Date: July 11, 2019 04:07AM

Rover?
I'd bet it's a P6.
215.
And the trans will be a BW65.

So here's the potential problem. Unless it has a non-Triumph rear end, at best it has a 3.54 diff. The BW is a non-o/d trans, so that gives about 20mph/1000, which is pretty miserable on the highway.
If it has an R200 which I'm betting it doesn't, that has the same diff ratio.

Possible to change the box. Or the rear end. If one wants the work.

Ask him to drive the car, note the revs at 40mph.
Needs to be going 40mph or more before the torque convertor locks up, so below that speed the mph/revs won't tell you anything.
If the speedo or rev counter aren't connected that in itself says something (negative) about the build.

But it does look a beauty. May be OK for you if you mainly want to do local drives.
And changing the box is a lot less work than undoing someone's body mods, or sorting out a car that's just been built and not shaken down.

Edit: The wire wheels need polishing. That's enough problem for me.
More practically, the splines can wear, especially on the rear. Then they clonk when the drive changes.
And they need tubes.
And the spokes can get loose but probably won't.
They're great, on someone else's car :}
But again, you can always change them. Some polisher will buy them from you.

Ivor



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88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: WANTED TR6 with V8** 5-21-19 & Still looking
Posted by: 88v8
Date: July 11, 2019 07:36AM

Rover V8 engine number, is on the left side of the block just by the dipstick tube.
Then you can look here [www.v8register.net] and see what it is.

Ivor


tr8
Paul MacDonald
Canada
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10/25/2008 04:07PM

Main British Car:
TR8 Coupe Rover 4.0

Re: WANTED TR6 with V8** 5-21-19 & Still looking
Posted by: tr8
Date: July 11, 2019 09:21AM

Chrome wire wheels once rusted don't polish. I just changed an automatic TR8 to a 5 speed, lots of work and time. The NH TR6 with the 215 has the right transmission, a T5 and looks well sorted except the finish on the engine compartment not to my taste, easy fixed. Here is a picture of the engine on my TR8.
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