Triumph Sports Cars

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

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Rick
Rick Vandenberg

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Re: Rick Vandenberg's TR6 rebuild
Posted by: Rick
Date: August 12, 2020 12:16PM

Project update!

Work is done on the top end of the engine, the coil over conversion, and the complete rear axle build.
First the car rides like a dream. I am shocked at how different it feels on the road. Just in time for some long mountain runs in the fall. And the Conclave, if we have it.
The engine turned out really nice. I worked directly with Holley to come up with an appropriate fuel system. I replaced everything in the ignition, reset the valves, and cleaned and tightened everything. It used to be that I would touch the gas and get thrown back into the seat. Followed by a drop off in performance on the top end. Now the car is very easy to drive. Smooth power delivery across the RPM range. Now that everything is mechanically sound, I will try to get the paint done before the Conclave.













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Rick
Rick Vandenberg

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Re: Rick Vandenberg's TR6 rebuild
Posted by: Rick
Date: December 16, 2020 10:45AM

Major Update! I got everything up to date and the car is working as good as it ever has.. And I realized what I have been saying across this thread is true. I don't like working on cars anymore. This car has no safety features for it's speed and power and I don't enjoy the rush anymore.

I sold the car after listing it on a classic car website for 4 days. I got my asking price and I wish Ron all the best. I sent him the link to British V8. Hopefully he joins you. Happy Holidays to everyone.
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88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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02/11/2010 04:29AM

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1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Rick Vandenberg's TR6 rebuild
Posted by: 88v8
Date: December 20, 2020 05:45AM

Well, you went out on a high, job done. Again.
So many people lose heart, give up.

Happy Christmas, happy life.

Ivor


Capt Ron
Ron Moyer

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01/09/2021 09:48AM

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Re: Rick Vandenberg's TR6 rebuild
Posted by: Capt Ron
Date: January 09, 2021 10:00AM

Hello gang, I am the Ron mentioned above and the happy new caretaker of Ricks TR6. I am looking forward to learning all things Triumph/TR6.


Spitfire 350
Phil McConnell
Perrysburg, OH (Toledo area)
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01/11/2010 09:19PM

Main British Car:
74 Spitfire 350Chevy

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Re: Rick Vandenberg's TR6 rebuild
Posted by: Spitfire 350
Date: January 09, 2021 10:18AM

Welcome Ron, hope you enjoy the car, it looks like it would be a riot to drive. Would love to see you and the car in Auburn in June.


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

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Rick Vandenberg's TR6 rebuild
Posted by: 88v8
Date: January 10, 2021 05:40AM

Welcome.
Great car you've bought.
You'll have seen the original build here [www.britishv8.org]

There are still some original parts on the car, if you need replacement there is Moss Motors [mossmotors.com] (other vendors are available) and it may be useful for you to know about 6-Pack [forums.6-pack.org] although bear in mind they aren't too keen on modified cars.

Anyway, welcome.

Ivor
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