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  • I took my speedo apart this weekend and cleaned it up, the needle was getting stuck and moving erratically, and I'd already greased the cable, so it had to be dry grease. Sure enough, the original grease was flaking off it was so old. After a good cleaning and minor panic over a tiny brass pin that I didn't see before it fell out (turns out it holds in the trip odometer gear), it's working well again. A bit nerve-wracking to take that apart, but good result, and I can know how fast I'm going again.
    Bill Connell
    1969 TR6 CC28790
    TR6 project log
    St. Paul MN

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    • Top end built. Need to adjust the valves/rocker gap.

      Cheers,
      Wolf

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      Last edited by Wolf76STL; 10-03-2020, 05:23 PM.
      76 TR6 CF58170UO (The Lady)
      72 TR6 CC80068UO (The Slut)
      68 TR250 CD4893L (retirement project)

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    • Wow! Awesome Kevin. Great inspiration.

      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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      • I like the way you keep things moving along, cher
        Driving a 1973 TR6
        Doing ZS carb repairs
        email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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        • Beautiful Kev, i,m jealous

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          • Lots of little projects this week getting ready for my first weekend camping trip with the TR6: made a new version of the tunnel light with better switching setup, cleaned the driver door switch so it works now, fixed the license plate light (now more street-legal then ever!), replaced the ignition lock, tomorrow will move the radio over to the auxiliary circuit. I didn't even know my ignition had an aux position, the old lock was so worn out. Also replaced the driveshaft tunnel cover and fixed some carpeting issues that have been bugging me for a while (it's janky non-standard carpet).

            Then I went to take the car out for a grocery run and the battery was dead from all of my light testing. Oh well, on the charger. Tomorrow is for topping up fluids and test run around town before the trip.
            Bill Connell
            1969 TR6 CC28790
            TR6 project log
            St. Paul MN

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            • Be sure to tell us (with pictures) about the camping TRip
              Driving a 1973 TR6
              Doing ZS carb repairs
              email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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              • Local Triumphers, along with several other clubs participated in a local drive. This drive is usually done in the spring, but we know what happened this year. Entry fees are given to the club's charity of choice. The organizer always lays out great routes through the country side east of Cincinnati. it was an abreviated drive this year without the usual stops along the way for lunch, shopping and other things.

                On to the pictures.

                Start time is 9 AM and it is a 45 minute drive from my house to the starting point.

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                Bridge into KY

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                Crossing the Ohio river

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                Swedish Triumph (he owns an excellent TR3)

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                Todd

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                Excellent 4 that appears to have shown in the local Concours d'Elegance

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                1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

                1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

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                • His other car is a Stag


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                  Of course it drizzled. Not enough to put a top up

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                  John Parker house

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                  Heading back home

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                  1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

                  1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

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                  • Wolf76STL
                    Wolf76STL commented
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                    Cool pics, Aaron. Thanks for posting
                    Cheers!

                • Thanks for the pictures...I really like the ones going thru town.
                  Steve has his "safire6" back on the road ?
                  I had one of those P-1800's, btw....not a spec of rust on that Swedish steel
                  Driving a 1973 TR6
                  Doing ZS carb repairs
                  email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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                  • Originally posted by poolboy View Post
                    Thanks for the pictures...I really like the ones going thru town.
                    Steve has his "safire6" back on the road ?
                    I had one of those P-1800's, btw....not a spec of rust on that Swedish steel
                    Yep, he is standing in front of his car with his hands in his hoodie pocket. Two damson cars in front of it.

                    the P2000 or 1800 was restored and painted in 1989. I need to find a pic of his TR3.
                    1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

                    1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

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                    • Originally posted by poolboy View Post
                      I had one of those P-1800's, btw....not a spec of rust on that Swedish steel
                      Back to the Volvo, was your fuel injected? The owner says this one has 130 HP. I love the look of them. How did it drive?
                      1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

                      1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

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                      • This one actually had dual ZS carbs, Aaron...my first experience with them. I don't remember the model year, 71 or 72, I believe.
                        I was considering selling the Porsche when I saw the Volvo on a used car lot; it was red, had air conditioning and OD and it was under 2 grand.
                        This was 40 something years ago...I hadn't had it long before I met Cormae and when we got married I more or less gave it to her.
                        It began popping out of 2nd or 3rd gear....worried her so I just sold it and got her a 2002 BMW...model, not year...another car I wish I still had.
                        The Volvo felt very solid. It was lively enough, but I think a TR6 would beat it in a drag race
                        Driving a 1973 TR6
                        Doing ZS carb repairs
                        email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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                        • Originally posted by poolboy View Post
                          Thanks for the pictures...I really like the ones going thru town.
                          Steve has his "safire6" back on the road ?
                          I had one of those P-1800's, btw....not a spec of rust on that Swedish steel
                          Yep, I got it back on the road about a week before this drive PB. Put just over 200 miles on it so far since installing a new Koyo bearing, Sachs PP and friction disk from the new owner of Eaglegate. Clutch problems fixed (knock on wood)! Since replacing the diff, intake/exhaust manifold gasket and clutch in the last 3 months I plan to get a lot of driving in before it gets too cold up here.

                          This was my "LBC" while my 6 was out of commission for the last several weeks!

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                          Actually this was my wife's stepfather's. He died a couple months ago and I "inherited" it to clean it up and sell it.

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                          1972 TR6, CC75294L
                          W58 5 speed / Eaglegate conversion
                          Goodparts rear hubs, trailing arm brackets and steering rack mounts, Prestige Autowood Hawaiian koa wood dash panel

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                          • poolboy
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                            I'm glad you got fixed up, Steve.
                            When I see one of those 'skooters I can't help but think about a Seinfeld episode....George on one trying to out run a pack of elders.

                        • Worked on the interior today,just have a few minor things to finish,but new carpet,all new leather interior,new Keller dash,Lecarra
                          steering wheel

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                          • poolboy
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                            What's the plan, Phil, is that one a 'keeper' ?

                          • skootch13
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                            That looks fancy, Phil

                          • SapphireBlue72
                            SapphireBlue72 commented
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                            A touch of Rolls-Royce with those fine seat hides/piping. Wood dash is beautiful.

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