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    Getting ready for a run around the block and took a quick video for no reason. (maybe stock exhaust note?)

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/0yzrmubnj7mta4e/IMG_1254.MOV
    '74 TR6 CF13007U aka "Mr. T"
    Custom Blue (Delft-Like) and New Tan (Formerly Mallard and New Tan)
    Points, Ballast Bypassed, Bosch Blue Coil, Moss Cobalt Wires, Champion RN12YC plugs.
    Peaks and tweaks, but the spirit of Original
    Redlines always.
    My wife is the Driver, I'm just the Mechanic....

  • #2
    Mr.T
    sounds real nice Ken

    phil

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    • #3
      Real nice car, ken. Paint looks excellent.

      fill me in on the details of mr. T again? I was late to the party so to speak. Restored? original?
      1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

      1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

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      • #4
        Yep, Very Nice. Great Looking Car.

        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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        • #5
          Very nice Ken!
          72 Pimento w/overdrive

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          • #6
            Sounds nice and steady.
            Driving a 1973 TR6
            Doing ZS carb repairs
            email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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            • #7
              Great blanking paint job. I love that blue.
              Best Therapy
              http://www.britishv8.org/Triumph/AlbertGary.htm
              Zoom Zoom

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              • #8
                Lookin GOOD!

                Cheers,

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

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                • tr6harris
                  tr6harris commented
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                  Thanks Wolf. I still have a crush on The Lady!!

              • #9
                Lookin good and sounding good!
                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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                • #10
                  Inspiring.... to one who is still getting the car running regularly. Yeah awesome paint as well. As also mentioned, what is the lineage? Stock? Otherwise?
                  thanks for the respite.

                  74 TR6 CF18522U0 - hardtop, overdrive
                  Triple Webers, Italian version with Cannon manifold
                  TRF headers, oversized Aluminum radiator
                  Advance Auto Wire harness
                  Innovate Motorsports A/F gauge with DLG-1, SSI-4, and PL-1
                  Konig Rewind wheels 16x7
                  Goodparts brake master cylinder and rear wheel cylinders

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                  • #11
                    Thanks gents. Car is running good. I think I had the boy put some oil in the dampers a few weeks ago is about it.

                    Skootch, quick background on Mr. T.

                    Wife's car in High School (Bought from a cousin)
                    Originally Mallard
                    Car sat and fell into disrepair.
                    My FIL (RIP) decided to get it back up to snuff (He had a 73 Emerald Green).
                    - FIL had Interior done
                    - Had it painted by a neighbourhood friend of mine who used to do show trucks.
                    - Dad and my friend got mixed up on colors and it ended up with the current custom blue (Delft is the closest stock color)
                    After getting it back together, my MIL didn't want a his and hers, and so we bought it back from dad.

                    Over the years, I swapped out the Gearbox, had the Diff repaired, added a Hard Top (I bought from philstr6's dad).
                    Slowly been through the engine painting, polishing or cleaning anything I took off before I put it back.
                    Chased ignition, and spark gremlins, hesitations, high speed RPM hics for years until I ended up back to basically stock.
                    NGK's - Gone
                    Pertronics Coil - Gone
                    Pertronics Ignitor - Gone
                    TRF Green wires - Gone
                    Crazy Gap - Gone
                    Bosch Blue Coil (Bypassed) - In
                    Points - In
                    Moss Cobalt Blue wires - In
                    Upgraded Rotor - In
                    Champion N12Y - In
                    Reasonable Gap - In
                    ZS - Flow enough/more than the engine can breathe. (Set and Forget)

                    Philstr6 refreshed the engine in 2013 after we came back from a long trip. Ran great, but burned oil.
                    Phil offered some reasonable upgrades: Shave - No Thanks; Cam Upgrade - Nope; Balance pistons - Yes;
                    Rings, Oil Pump, Sprockets, Hone, Stock Cam, Headwork, Remove EGR, Rebuilt Carbs, basically stock.
                    (Thanks Phil!)

                    Our car will tell you what it wants, if you listen.

                    That long trip on an engine with weak rings, and the car didn't complain, just adding oil, (he) told me to stay stock. I listened.

                    That's about it. Our cruiser.

                    Maybe an OD one day....

                    We do get a lot of compliments on that Blue. I was trying unsuccessfully to find/match the factory color. I was back in my old neighborhood one day and saw my old friend, and my trouble matching, who told me of the mistake and it being a custom color. No wonder I couldn't match it!

                    That paint job is over 20 years old. I was dating my wife, when it was painted and we've been married since 97!

                    Longer story than planned, but got carried away.

                    Thanks gents.

                    K.I.S.S.

                    And Thanks to TR6INIT Julius, who doesn't know it, but his car ran/runs so smooth, that I knew it was possible!
                    Last edited by tr6harris; 07-28-2020, 11:13 PM.
                    '74 TR6 CF13007U aka "Mr. T"
                    Custom Blue (Delft-Like) and New Tan (Formerly Mallard and New Tan)
                    Points, Ballast Bypassed, Bosch Blue Coil, Moss Cobalt Wires, Champion RN12YC plugs.
                    Peaks and tweaks, but the spirit of Original
                    Redlines always.
                    My wife is the Driver, I'm just the Mechanic....

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                    • wbwood
                      wbwood commented
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                      Thanks, Ken. I enjoy reading the histories of these cars. Beautiful car.
                      Warren

                  • #12
                    Perrrrrfection

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                    • #13
                      Thank you, it looks great.
                      1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

                      1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

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