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  • The dreaded under dash heater hoses! The wife’s feet got a little wet some months ago before the car was put away. Also the XMat.. its about time!! Do you all put the under felt over the XMat along with the carpet?

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    • oppositelocksmith
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      Mark, those hoses are a 'fun' job. As for the matting - I highly suggest not putting that on your floorboards. Its become some big thing the past couple years to press that down on to every nook and cranny on TR6's in the past couple years. The unfortunate thing is that you absolutely cannot get it pressed down effectively. The result is at the first hint of rain, or a little leak past while washing the car, and the moisture gets under the matting. Rusty floorboards are next. If you look at how Hushmat and other similar products are intended to be used, they are intended to be put on open flat panels (not corrugated like our floorboards) to prevent the panels resonating and acting like a big drum head when the car is running/driving. The firewalls are a pretty good place to put a square of the stuff, but again, it does not need to cover the whole panel.

  • In preparation for the Mitty, I've done a whole bunch in the past week or so.

    Oil and filter change
    Topped up gearbox and diff
    Pulled rear axles, greased universal zerks and greased half shaft splines with GM grease
    Replaced all my rubber brake hoses with Goodrich stainless lines and then bled the system (Thanks Pete for the help!)
    Repacked and re-adjusted my front bearings.
    Hit every grease zerk in the front end.
    Polished the contacts in my fuse box for a better connection
    Replaced my 25 year old radio with a new Pioneer unit with direct Bluetooth connection (love that)


    I'm currently chasing an issue in my Weber's where, when hot, they won't quite pull the car back to idle (850). They pull back to about 1000-1100, but not 850. Maybe a little sticky, maybe springs are not strong enough. I have some ideas about it, but really don't want to pull the carbs from the car..... yuck.
    1973 TR6 – BRG with beige interior, custom LED lighting
    Hardtop, OD, Rollbar, 15”Koenigs
    Bored, balanced and polished motor with PI cam, hi-comp head, triple DCOE's
    Header, custom exhaust, custom alternator, e-fan
    Lowered, poly suspension, Konis and rear anti roll-bar
    www.coventrysfinest.blogspot.com

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    • Wolf76STL
      Wolf76STL commented
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      Nice list, Jeremy.
      btw, with the cam you have, don't you want to keep idle at about 1000 rpm?
      Cheers!

    • oppositelocksmith
      oppositelocksmith commented
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      850 or so has always sounded right to me. Hmmm

  • While I'm waiting for the engine block work, starting on some rust repair. First up was the battery box - the floor was thin but the back panel was basically gone. Waiting for the paint to dry on the back of the panels before final welding in later today. Those channels would have been a lot easier if I had room in the shop for a press.

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    Bill Connell
    1969 TR6 CC28790
    TR6 project log
    St. Paul MN

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    • TRF offers nice battery boxes. Click image for larger version

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      Walt
      CC80954U '72 TR6 original condition/sold 16.500.
      poolboy rebuilt the Z-S Carbs. Philstr6 rebuilt both rear hubs.

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      • frostr6
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        I have an AMCO plastic box that came with the car that's still in good shape, it did a great job of hiding the rot!

    • I put the new license plate on and chased electrical gremlins for a while. They out ran me.
      Ralph
      TR250
      MGB
      VW GTI

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      • Still waiting to hear back from the machine shop on engine parts, so spent the weekend cleaning/sanding the engine bay and ordered a new floor pan to hopefully install next weekend. I fixed a big dent in one of the inner fenders, which was satisfying, but my body is sore today and I'm remember reasons I don't like doing body work.
        Bill Connell
        1969 TR6 CC28790
        TR6 project log
        St. Paul MN

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        • Got most of the driver side floor pan cut out yesterday, and lots of corners cleaned out around the fender and front of the rocker. Just the bottom of the splash guard and end cover of the rocker has some rust, the rocker itself and fender bottom are both in excellent shape. It looks like the floor just sat too long with a saturated carpet on it. I'm going to clean and paint whatever frame I can reach and hope to have the new section in place by the weekend, if I'm not frozen out of the garage again.

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          Bill Connell
          1969 TR6 CC28790
          TR6 project log
          St. Paul MN

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          • What did I do today? Well actually this is a little late but last week the odometer on my 1969 TR6 rolled over!! Woohoo!! Now I only have 38 miles on the clock!! Unfortunately she didn't suddenly look like a brand new Triumph, but that's okay.

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            • Had a wonderful day at Virginia International Raceway with the The Triumph Club of the Carolinas. Our group had a 30 minute session for parade laps during the lunch break. The track and facilities are excellent! Last time I drove on the track was in the early 70's when I was working a flag & communication station. Brought back lots of good memories.


              Larry
              1971 TR6 - driver
              Triumph Club of the Carolinas

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              • I finally picked up all my engine parts from the machine shop on Monday, and have been working on reassembly evenings this week. If I'm lucky maybe get it reinstalled this weekend.
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                1969 TR6 CC28790
                TR6 project log
                St. Paul MN

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                • poolboy
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                  Good Luck and have fun !

              • Installed goodparts anodized radiator shroud. Really cleans up the front of the engine bay. Especially on a non-restored 48 year old car.
                Jack
                1973 TR6, "Ethyl"
                CF56U

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                • If you zoom in on my photo above, you may notice something odd about the flywheel. I didn't catch it until I went to mount it, and realized the center hole is much too small for the pilot bush. Long story short, it appears that the replacement I got from a local guy is actually for a Spitfire, an honest mistake by both of us. I found a correct flywheel, but it needs a ring gear and machining, so it'll be another week before I can put it in the car. Other than that, the rebuild has been pretty smooth so far.

                  While I wait for parts, I'm painting a few bits that I hadn't gotten to yet, and got a little fancy with the crankshaft pulley.

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                  Bill Connell
                  1969 TR6 CC28790
                  TR6 project log
                  St. Paul MN

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                  • Big day yesterday, the rebuilt engine and gearbox are finally back in the car.

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                    I had a last-minute rush to get the replacement flywheel resurfaced and a new ring gear installed (it was still fairly hot when I picked it up yesterday morning), install the clutch and gearbox, and a friend from the local Triumph club came over to help get the whole thing installed. I removed the shifter after the first photo, but otherwise it went in just fine. I was really glad to have another person to help guide it in, I would have dinged a lot of paint trying to do it myself.

                    Hoping for an initial startup this weekend, but we'll see. This heat wave is limiting how much time I want to work on it in the evenings here.
                    Bill Connell
                    1969 TR6 CC28790
                    TR6 project log
                    St. Paul MN

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                    • Aaaah, the Minnesota heat wave..Yeah I heard about that on the news......We never make that kind of news, but I know what you mean.
                      Driving a 1973 TR6
                      Doing ZS carb repairs
                      email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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                      • frostr6
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                        I know this kind of heat and humidity is old hat for Louisiana, and we regularly get it in the summers up here, but not generally this early in the year. I keep dripping sweat all over my nice clean parts!

                    • Been working away at the TR250 Exterior Panels getting them ready for paint. I’ve got the boot and bonnet blocked out and ready for one final sanding before base coat and clear coat hopefully this weekend. I’m getting a little anxious as I am going to try and lay out and paint a “ghost stripe” on the TR250 Bonnet…hopefully it works out otherwise there’s going to be more sanding involved

                      Cheers,
                      Tush
                      81 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, 81 Triumph TR8, 1973 Ford Capri
                      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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