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    Took my dad's tr6 out for a spin today,what a kick in the pants

  • #2
    Beautiful car!
    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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    • #3
      very nice, Phil. What auto does it have in it?
      1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

      1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

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      • #4
        Arron
        its a borg Warner a35 out of a saloon,its a kick to drive,a little sluggish but when you get going alot of fun,I will see if I can find pictures

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        • #5
          Cool. I remember that car.

          Good to get it out. I thought he had sold it.

          Tell dad I said Hi.

          Taking Mr. T to get the boot lid repaired this week.
          '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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          • #6
            I would be scared that car could get stolen by a millenninal. It does not have the anti- theft clutch.

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            • #7
              Look what I found in a Google search

              Here: https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/...p/t-61232.html

              "Also Steve Hedke put one from a S-T sedan into the TR6 of his dad when he had a stroke and could not make his clutch leg work.

              Steve is at British Pacific Rover in Valencia, California.

              https://www.britishpacific.com/BPSit...shPacific.html

              If you call them, say hello from me."

              "I once was considering the possibility of an automatic and Steve Hedke was gracious enough to share his experience.

              The following is his response.

              Here's the essence of it, Tom:

              The conversion was done with a Triumph 2000 sedan parts car. The 2.0 liter 6 is mounted in the car at an angle, canted I believe 15 degrees to the right. There is a steel adapter plate that bolts to the back of the engine where the bellhousing attaches. This mounts the Borg Warner A35 tranny flat in the car while the engine is tilted. This is a key piece.
              The oil pan for the automatic is much wider than the bottom of the manual transmission, and the chassis is not designed to accommodate it. When you bolt that steel plate to the TR6 block, it cants the transmission at a 15 degree angle. This is necessary to clear the frame rails.

              You'll also need to take the flex plate off the 2000 (where the converter bolts to) and fabricate a spacer for the back of the crankshaft so that the ring gear aligns with the starter. As I recall it's just under 1". The 2000 automatic crankshaft has this extension cast into it.

              The next step is to fabricate the rear mount. Since the trans is sitting at an angle this is a bit tricky. I did it with a u-bolt right on the tail housing of the trans.

              Once that's done you'll need a fiberglass transmission tunnel. The shifter comes from the 2000 donor car, and is mounted to the tunnel itself (that's why you need the plastic one). The side of the tunnel (right I believe) has to be modified to clear the pan, and a door is cut into it to attach the shifter to the trans. We tried hooking up the kickdown cable but that's tricky. We gave up and simply downshifted the trans manually.

              The A35 is air cooled so no cooler lines or additional radiator are necessary.

              However: since you no longer have compression braking aavailable to slow the car down, you'll need to upgrade the front brakes. I recommend cutting a hole in each side of the front valence with a hole saw to allow air to get on the rotors directly. And use the slotted and drilled rotors. This is critical: we smoked the brakes a few times on downhill runs.

              The shifting into gear from neutral is hard on the rear diff mounts too. If you haven't reinforced those studs you'll need to when fitting the auto trans.

              The car drove fine with the auto box, it was just about as fast. But it does eat gas.

              The car now belongs to a collector of TR6's in Santa Barbara. But you can see it on most Moss catalogs and ads: it's the french blue with hardtop sitting on a hillside. The only external difference was that we removed the air dam for more air flow.

              Steve Hedke"

              '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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              • #8
                Thanks Ken
                phil

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