Triumph Sports Cars

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

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tr6c4
Dave Launey

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Registered:
08/30/2012 09:14AM

Main British Car:
1973 TR6 LS3/480

Nearing Completion of My TR6
Posted by: tr6c4
Date: March 29, 2020 08:00PM

Hi all, here are a few pictures of my 73 TR6. It has a LS3 engine, T56 transmission and a 2010 Camaro rear end. Completely redesigned suspension based on a C4 corvette front knuckles and power steering rack. The rear is a custom upper and lower wishbone suspension. Still have interior to complete.
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88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(802 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Nearing Completion of My TR6
Posted by: 88v8
Date: March 30, 2020 04:22AM

Hello and welcome.

Quite a shoehorn job under the bonnet. Even found room for the battery!

Extensive rework under the skin, but the bodywork looking stock, incl the bumpers, I like that.
Normally I don't like low-profile tyres on the TR6, but with the (unusual) silver paint it seems to work for me.

How does the ride/suspension performance compare to stock?

Ivor



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tr6c4
Dave Launey

(3 posts)

Registered:
08/30/2012 09:14AM

Main British Car:
1973 TR6 LS3/480

Re: Nearing Completion of My TR6
Posted by: tr6c4
Date: March 30, 2020 12:43PM

The car handles well with no bump steer and balanced cornering. The spring rates used give a similar ride quality as stock, but I am able to adjust the dampening to stiffen it up if I want. It has front and rear stabilizer bars that limits body roll. The body of the car was significantly modified, but hopefully in a way that it did not change the original appearance significantly. All finder flares were increased approximately an inch, and the overall body width was progressively widened from 0 to 3.5 inches starting from front to back. The overall width of the car at the rear wheels increased 5.5 inches. This was needed to give space to properly design the new upper and lower wishbone rear suspension.
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BWA


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04/13/2010 08:13PM

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Re: Nearing Completion of My TR6
Posted by: BWA
Date: March 30, 2020 04:11PM

Dave welcome to the forum.
You have done a real nice job.
You have done a "Chip Foose" thing on your car and if you did not show those photos of the work in process it would have been hard to tell what was done.
Please post more photos of the car from other angles so we can see your workmanship.

Cheers
Byron


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2686 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: Nearing Completion of My TR6
Posted by: rficalora
Date: March 31, 2020 05:43PM

Looks great Dave. Like others, I'd love to see more pics. Do you have a build thread somewhere?


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
(768 posts)

Registered:
02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Nearing Completion of My TR6
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: March 31, 2020 08:26PM

Nicely done Dave. You should consider doing a project journal on this site. There is plenty of space available for both text and photos.

Jim


dwtr6v8
Don Watson
West Virginia
(295 posts)

Registered:
12/07/2007 07:45AM

Main British Car:
1974 TR6 Ford 5.0 HO

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Re: Nearing Completion of My TR6
Posted by: dwtr6v8
Date: April 03, 2020 09:28PM

Nice take on a fender flare I had not seen before.

Congrats!



tr6c4
Dave Launey

(3 posts)

Registered:
08/30/2012 09:14AM

Main British Car:
1973 TR6 LS3/480

Re: Nearing Completion of My TR6
Posted by: tr6c4
Date: April 21, 2020 12:41PM

Appreciate the comments. I do not have a project journal, but will start working on one for this site. It might take some time though. I have attached a few more pictures and a list of what is not standard on the car for more details.

Dave
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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2686 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: Nearing Completion of My TR6
Posted by: rficalora
Date: April 22, 2020 12:28AM

Great info, thanks for sharing it. Especially the spreadsheet info.


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