1972 Triumph TR6

This website is for our 1972 TR6 (mfg date: 12-71). It has a 1971 wiring harness (PN: 311261) as witnessed by the tag hanging from the harness at the driver's left foot. The car was bought at an estate auction in May 2007. It started life Sienna Brown. It had been painted white prior to 1979. In 1979 it was painted red. That owner passed away and his wife kept the car in the garage until her death in 2007. It had been last registered in 1980.

My initial focus was to clean/flush the fuel system, renew the brakes, renew all drive train fluids, and then adjust the carburetors, etc. Pretty much standard practices after setting for 27 years. The car came back to life better than I could have imagined! In fact, I ended up driving it for 2 years before starting a body off frame restoration.

Several factors forced the decision to remove the body from the frame: I have another Triumph TR to drive (TR4), the car was still in good enough shape to avoid major metal work, the three paint jobs had left it needing 'cleaned' up, and I wanted to 'box in' the differential mounts, powder coat as many pieces as possible, and protect the frame and underbody.

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TR6 jAlbum

A few pictures can be seen on Photobucket

6-pack.org (a must join)

Cape Code BCC TR6 Reference (6-8-2004)

Buckeye Triumph (a must read here!!!)

My TR4 page

Bob Danielson's TR6 site (LOTS of info and links)

Paul Rego's TR6 site (LOTS of info and links)

TR6 Carb Overview

 

Day of Purchase (5-19-2007)
(notice the ever present box of British Car parts in the lower left corner)


Have to start somewhere - the right front suspension...


disassembly almost complete...



media (black beauty) blasted and coated - a clean start...


add some of those 200+ media blasted and powder coated parts back...


media blasting the tub...


prime the media blasted tub...


strip the panels using DeKote...


block and prime the panels...


 paint the tub and panels Ford paint code 'E8'...


rejoin the tub and frame...


looking like a TR6 again...


pre-drive...


Post-drive (notice falcon exhaust below rear sway bar)...


finally, a windshield installed, a winter's worth of work still ahead....carpet and top in the Spring...


moved falcon exhaust above rear sway bar, tight as hell fit...

 

never finished, but finally 'complete'...



 TR Autoweek (August 27)


TR4-TR6-VW


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