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    I started stripping the hood yesterday and it is a tough go. Very little rust but the paint and primer are thick. 4 Quarter panels, 2 Doors and the trunk lid are stripped and ready to be sealed. After dealing with some minor dings I hope to have all of it in color and clear by the end of July!
    1976 TR6 originally white now Porsche Voodoo Blue
    Frame off resto started May 2015
    Tshirts and TA boxes replaced
    Diff braced and reinforced
    Engine and head rebuilt
    Header and Intake ported
    SS exhaust
    Floors repaired, new metal at rear bumper mounting points
    New Rockers
    AAW wiring - GM alternator
    Complete suspension and brake rebuild, poly bushings

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    Your a braver man than I Anthony. The inside of the hood is something I will farm out on my 250 project. Just too difficult to get into all the nooks and crannies. Just epoxied my drivers side front and rear fender this morning...drivers door next.

    Keep up up the good work.

    Cheers,
    Tush
    81 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, 81 Triumph TR8
    73 Triumph TR6 CF4874UO, 68 Triumph TR250 CD5228LO
    62 Triumph TR4 CT6716LO, 60 Triumph TR3A TS69891LO
    60 Triumph TR3A TS64870LO, 59 Triumph TR3A TS44836LO
    https://www.youtube.com/user/cheftush

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    • #3
      Thanks Tush, paint is $$$$$ so I,m in it to win it as they say. If it's screwed up I can only blame myself.
      1976 TR6 originally white now Porsche Voodoo Blue
      Frame off resto started May 2015
      Tshirts and TA boxes replaced
      Diff braced and reinforced
      Engine and head rebuilt
      Header and Intake ported
      SS exhaust
      Floors repaired, new metal at rear bumper mounting points
      New Rockers
      AAW wiring - GM alternator
      Complete suspension and brake rebuild, poly bushings

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      • #4
        What Tush said.
        I have that same Eastwood tool for stripping. It's a real time saver.

        Cheers,

        Wolf
        76 TR6 CF58170UO (The Lady)
        72 TR6 CC80068UO (The Slut)
        68 TR250 CD4893L (retirement project)

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        • #5
          That tool is great for anything that is mostly flat and you can usually work the roller into some fairly tight spaces. I have used the stripping roller for all of the exterior panels and it still has some life in it for about $60 for the roller. The motor is strong and no matter how much I get on it it does not bog down.
          1976 TR6 originally white now Porsche Voodoo Blue
          Frame off resto started May 2015
          Tshirts and TA boxes replaced
          Diff braced and reinforced
          Engine and head rebuilt
          Header and Intake ported
          SS exhaust
          Floors repaired, new metal at rear bumper mounting points
          New Rockers
          AAW wiring - GM alternator
          Complete suspension and brake rebuild, poly bushings

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          • #6
            Has any one used the Eastwood tool take of undercoating?

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            • #7
              1976 TR6 originally white now Porsche Voodoo Blue
              Frame off resto started May 2015
              Tshirts and TA boxes replaced
              Diff braced and reinforced
              Engine and head rebuilt
              Header and Intake ported
              SS exhaust
              Floors repaired, new metal at rear bumper mounting points
              New Rockers
              AAW wiring - GM alternator
              Complete suspension and brake rebuild, poly bushings

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              • #8
                Carpet set is here and I just place an order with Mr. Mike. The last of the body panels will be in high build primer by Saturday.
                1976 TR6 originally white now Porsche Voodoo Blue
                Frame off resto started May 2015
                Tshirts and TA boxes replaced
                Diff braced and reinforced
                Engine and head rebuilt
                Header and Intake ported
                SS exhaust
                Floors repaired, new metal at rear bumper mounting points
                New Rockers
                AAW wiring - GM alternator
                Complete suspension and brake rebuild, poly bushings

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                • #9
                  Final ding abatement in progress.
                  1976 TR6 originally white now Porsche Voodoo Blue
                  Frame off resto started May 2015
                  Tshirts and TA boxes replaced
                  Diff braced and reinforced
                  Engine and head rebuilt
                  Header and Intake ported
                  SS exhaust
                  Floors repaired, new metal at rear bumper mounting points
                  New Rockers
                  AAW wiring - GM alternator
                  Complete suspension and brake rebuild, poly bushings

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                  • #10
                    Just got the email that my Mr Mikes seat covers will ship today! Next step is matching material to Bob D and final paint.
                    1976 TR6 originally white now Porsche Voodoo Blue
                    Frame off resto started May 2015
                    Tshirts and TA boxes replaced
                    Diff braced and reinforced
                    Engine and head rebuilt
                    Header and Intake ported
                    SS exhaust
                    Floors repaired, new metal at rear bumper mounting points
                    New Rockers
                    AAW wiring - GM alternator
                    Complete suspension and brake rebuild, poly bushings

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                    • #11
                      Looking great. You'll love the Mr. Mikes covers!

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                      • #12
                        Mr.Mike has delivered. I did them over the weekend, about 8 hours of total work. Interesting addition to the backrest that I found in the drivers seat. Very happy with them.
                        1976 TR6 originally white now Porsche Voodoo Blue
                        Frame off resto started May 2015
                        Tshirts and TA boxes replaced
                        Diff braced and reinforced
                        Engine and head rebuilt
                        Header and Intake ported
                        SS exhaust
                        Floors repaired, new metal at rear bumper mounting points
                        New Rockers
                        AAW wiring - GM alternator
                        Complete suspension and brake rebuild, poly bushings

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                        • #13
                          Looking great!

                          Cheers
                          Tush
                          81 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, 81 Triumph TR8
                          73 Triumph TR6 CF4874UO, 68 Triumph TR250 CD5228LO
                          62 Triumph TR4 CT6716LO, 60 Triumph TR3A TS69891LO
                          60 Triumph TR3A TS64870LO, 59 Triumph TR3A TS44836LO
                          https://www.youtube.com/user/cheftush

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                          • #14
                            I have to say I did miss this site. I can't imagine the dismay when the hack was discovered, good luck going forward gentlemen. I figured that it has been a while since I had the opportunity to post so on a cold rainy day here goes.

                            I have been toying with converting to an electronic ignition distributor conversion of the lucas. I plan on going the old school route with a 6 cylinder Dodge reluctor and generic magnetic pick up inside the housing with a module mounted on the block. I picked up all three parts for under $40. Not pertronix or brand name. I will put new bushings on the shaft and get new weights calibrated for what I want to do. I got rid of the retard long ago. As part of this project I picked up a new delco style d204 distributor on Ebay for under $100 to try out because I hope to put the car on the road before I complete the distributor mods. I installed it and it runs great, no hiccups, steady idle on a dwell meter and smooth response through the throttle range.

                            Speaking of throttle range... I completed a conversion to Mikuni carbs, HSR45's. I had spent some time researching engine and cam specs and discovered that my engine is out of a TR250 and based on that spec for the head, the stock CR is 8.5 to 1 according to the charts. This head was skimmed and the ports cleaned up. The cam installed is also slightly uprated. I pulled the trigger on a couple of knock off Mikuni's from China and was impressed with the workmanship. Lokar linkage and I machined new throttle shafts and a connecting shaft. Fabbed some brackets for both. I bought some jets and needles in the suggested range and after some trial and error the combination works pretty well, good throttle, rock steady idle at around 900 rpm. I have only driven up to second gear and reverse so a real road test is still needed.

                            I completed the install of Mr. Mikes seat covers taking about three hours to finish everything. Great product with included tools fasteners adhesive and comprehensive instructions. I did have to modify the seat bracket adapters I bought to get them to fit in the car but I love the look and feel. I put in new headrest speakers in the process and can't wait for a sound check.

                            New carpets went in as well.

                            It wasn't all progress though and I learned a lot especially when researching the engine, head, and cam. Lots of interesting stuff out there about Triumph motors in general and how compatible a lot of it is. One set back was with the carb install and fuel system. When installing the Mikuni's I also dealt with the fuel tank vapor line that was just lying around in the engine bay. I had eliminated all of the pollution controls and I decided to just plug it into one of the intake manifold vacuum ports thinking that it was a good place to dispose unwanted odors and fumes. BIG MISTAKE!!! I am sure some of you can guess why. While running and tuning the Mikuni's one side effect was that the vapors were getting sucked out of the fuel tank. Who knew that the old gas cap would seal well enough to COLLAPSE THE TANK. I came out one morning to a pool of gas under the car and puddles in the trunk. the tank collapsed like a stepped on coke can.

                            Refurbished the convertible top frame. The old top will go back on, $$$.
                            NO ETA on final paint.
                            Then a shakedown cruise and unveiling.!
                            1976 TR6 originally white now Porsche Voodoo Blue
                            Frame off resto started May 2015
                            Tshirts and TA boxes replaced
                            Diff braced and reinforced
                            Engine and head rebuilt
                            Header and Intake ported
                            SS exhaust
                            Floors repaired, new metal at rear bumper mounting points
                            New Rockers
                            AAW wiring - GM alternator
                            Complete suspension and brake rebuild, poly bushings

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                            • #15
                              Looking Super. Wow, can’t believe the tank collapsed...you must have been quite shocked!

                              cheers
                              Tush
                              81 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, 81 Triumph TR8
                              73 Triumph TR6 CF4874UO, 68 Triumph TR250 CD5228LO
                              62 Triumph TR4 CT6716LO, 60 Triumph TR3A TS69891LO
                              60 Triumph TR3A TS64870LO, 59 Triumph TR3A TS44836LO
                              https://www.youtube.com/user/cheftush

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