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RenoTR6
RenoTR6 New Reader
11/21/19 9:23 p.m.

In reply to JoeTR6 :

I've looked at the Autopower and had the same feeling. 

Ted Schumacher sells one that allegedly sits on the diff shelf which would make it fairly easy to tie into the suspension tree but he doesn't have pictures so I'm hesitant. 

I already pulled the soft top out so that's not a problem haha.

RenoTR6
RenoTR6 New Reader
12/13/19 8:44 a.m.

Well after a lot of staring at the 911 seats I decided they just didn't look right in the cockpit, ironically they're too big. So I pulled the trigger on my original choice; Cobra Classic CS and I wish I would've done it sooner! 

I'm all over the place with this build. I'm talking with a guy in the UK about custom leather trim panels and crash pads to change the interior to black. After that I need to get around to installing the alloy front hubs that are collecting dust and order the CV rear axles. I have a feeling engine work won't start until next winter. 

RobertsTR
RobertsTR New Reader
12/19/20 11:39 p.m.

Instead of spending tons upgrading the TR engine why not swap it for another straight 6 that is lighter and has 250hp.   I dropped a BMW S52 (1998 M3) into mine and its great!   Also, sticking with an inline 6 means you don't need to snake your steering column around the headers etc.    

If I were to do the swap today I'd pick BMW's N52 engine and 6speed trans.   That would drop 100lbs from the S52 engine (about the same as the stock engine) and give you a much broader power band.    

You would also need to install a LSD to get the power down and upgrade most every other part but....so much fun.   

 

TimGT6
TimGT6
12/20/20 7:48 a.m.

HI, this is my first message on this Forum, so far I have enjoyed this thread and the very lengthy but good one about a TVR 2500M.

I am based in Hampshire, England and enjoy reading what you are up to with old British cars over in the USA.

I own three straight six Triumph cars: GT6 mk2, 2.5Pi mk1 and TR6 all from 69 and 70. To me the major joy of driving these cars is the engine, it really is the heart and soul of them. I bought the GT6 in 83 after owning a Vitesse (Sports Six) and from that point have loved owning Triumph cars.

I do believe that these cars respond well to some tuning, nothing too wild though. Engine wise, some porting and bigger valves to the head, lightened and balanced crankshaft and rods, a lightened flywheel and say a TR6 (UK) camshaft. If well built, this will produce more power and torque and make the car more fun as well as being able to rev better. As for suspension, its the usual story of quality polyurethane bushings, slightly lower and firmer springs and decent shocks: Koni. Change ARB ends to rose joints and upgrade the centre mounts. Brakes: Wilwood or AP. Wheels Minilites (not copies) or Revolution with Uniroyal or Michelin tyres. Interior, my GT6 has standard seats as I find them very supportive, the TR6 has MX5 units (separate headrest type..not tombstone) and the Saloon has some Vauxhall Recaros. Oh, and every one has a Motolita steering wheel.

These cars are used for Autosolos, Track Days, endurance runs and 12 car rallies.

Anyway, I have drifted off thread. The point I must make is that the main point of these cars is to just enjoy them, don't go mad and attempt to make them some wild track beast, just use them and modify as one goes along. My best memories of using my cars are when out on runs throughout the UK or Europe with my mates. Luckily, there are a number of very good Triumph Clubs in the UK and one of them, Club Triumph organises top events like the Round Britain Reliability Run (RBRR) and 10 Countries Run. I am the main organiser of the RBRR, the event is tough, 2000 miles in 48 hours (London to John O'Groats to Lands End to London) , but when run every two years attracts 120 Triumph cars and owners..its just a fabulous weekend of hard and exciting driving. Covid meant we had to postpone last October's event, but we will be running the event next October in 2021.

Good luck with the TR6, great to read about the story so far.

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