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  • Evaporative control canister

    Evaporative control canister

    Author: Ron Gordon
    This article was published in the Winter 1983 issue of 6-PACK.

    The charcoal filter or cannister is connected to the engine crankcase ventilating system (that's another story) and during running any fumes in the canister are drawn into the engine and consumed.




    If your engine is starving for fuel the cause may be a kinked or blocked pipe between the tank and the charcoal canister. To check, open the gas cap. If there is an audible...
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  • Replacing the accelerator shaft bushings

    Replacing the accelerator shaft bushings

    Author: Marty Romagni
    This article was published in the Winter 2001 issue of 6-PACK.

    Below is the procedure I used about 2 years ago to install new accelerator shaft bushings in my 1974 TR6. Mine were gone and prior to this job the pedal was loose and sloppy and an occasional sticking incident was not unusual. Fortunately, the pedal never stuck so the throttle was open, only when I was pushing it in! The job took me about an hour for both bushings....
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  • Replacing the speedo cable

    Replacing the speedo cable

    Author: Valerie Stabenow
    This article was published in the Spring 2000 issue of 6-PACK.

    As old as our cars are at this point, one mechanical problem that occurs is a nonoperational speedometer. This may be due to a bad drive gear in the transmission, or a faulty speedometer gauge, but it is often just the cable.

    Cable problems are frequently indicated by a totally dead speedometer. A speedometer that has a fluctuating needle, or a speedometer that perhaps operates...
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  • Review of modifications and maintenance

    Review of modifications and maintenance

    Author: Matt Mullin
    This article was published in the Spring 1999 issue of 6-PACK.

    The idea for this article started when I recently wrote to Stuart Bailey regarding his query about increasing the horsepower from a TR6 motor. I guess Stuart was spoiled with a UK spec fuel injection model, and subsequently disappointed with the federal TR6 I feel that there may be a few new 6-Pack members out there who are just getting started with their trials and tribulations with TR6 ownership, and this article is for them. What follows is nothing new - - it's all been said and done before. Let's plunge in headfirst and review what we know about TR-6 engine modifications....
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  • Repairing the oil pressure line

    Repairing the oil pressure line

    Author: Len Renkenberger
    This article was published in the Summer 1984 issue of 6-PACK.

    It is very easy to break the plastic line that carries oil from the oil distribution gallery to the gauge. It is located behind and slightly above the oil filter. By now most of these formerly tough pliable nylon tubes are getting brittle and a good bump will break them. This usually happens right at the adaptor between the line and the engine. Your first feeling of utter panic is normal but not justified. Simply remove the adaptor and take it to your local auto parts store. It doesn't have to be an import parts place because the threads on these fittings are the same...
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  • Stock oil filter part number

    Stock oil filter part number

    Author: Len Renkenberger
    This article was published in the Spring 1984 issue of 6-PACK.

    A good oil filter for less, and possibly easier to get than going to your BL dealer, is NAPA 1313. Available from any NAPA dealer.


    Len Renkenberger
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  • Leaking oil filter container

    Leaking oil filter container

    Author: Len Renkenberger
    This article was published in the Spring 1984 issue of 6-PACK.



    If you seem to have a persistant oil leak around your oil filter and are losing a fair amount of oil, don't be too sure that the culprit is the rubber seal (#1) in the engine block.

    This is the most logical point for a leak and therefore we assume it must be so.

    You have not, however, allowed for English engineering which dictates that all English cars...
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  • Oil filter correct fitment

    Oil filter correct fitment

    Author: Len Renkenberger
    This article was published in the Spring 1984 issue of 6-PACK.

    The oil filter assembly is at the lower rear of the engine on the drivers side and was originally silver in color.

    If you are not the original owner or have ever had the oil filter on your TR-6 changed by someone else, there is a fair chance your filter may not be doing anything except occupying space.

    I've found this to be the case on one of our TR-6's and on one...
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  • Oil filter adapter bolt

    Oil filter adapter bolt

    Author: Len Renkenberger
    This article was published in the Summer 1983 issue of 6-PACK.

    OIL FILTER ADAPTER BOLT QUESTION submitted by John McAnany Shelbyville, In.

    I have a 1975 TR-6 and after many hassles at changing the oil filter, I decided to order the spin-on adapter from J.C. Whitney, as suggested in the newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 3.

    When the adapter arrived, I delivered it to my mechanic for installation. There was no bolt included with the kit,...
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  • Shimming the oil pressure control spring

    Shimming the oil pressure control spring

    Author: Dick Taylor
    This article was published in the Spring 2001 issue of 6-PACK.

    There's been a rumor going around as long as I can remember that you can raise the oil pressure in a TR engine by shimming the oil pressure relief valve, or changing to a heavier spring .

    That's not the purpose of this valve, and these actions will do nothing if your oil pressure is resting near the peg, or cruising at 40 lb.

    This valve is a safety in case the oil pressure...
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  • There's fuel pouring out of my ZS - What do I do?
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    Courtesy of Poolboy
    • Disconnect the fuel line and plug it.
    • Start the engine and let it run until the carb runs dry.(Tush's idea)
    • Insert the red extension tube of whatever solvent you have into the carb's fuel inlet nipple. It does not have to be carb cleaner. WD40, PB Blaster, just about any aerosol will do.
    • Blast away but be aware that most of the solvent will come shooting back at you.
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    06-19-2017, 01:27 PM
  • Handling
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    Author: Greg Lund
    This article was published in the Winter 1984 issue of 6-PACK.

    Since this is the first performance article in the 6-PACK let's begin with. the basics. First let's dispense with name calling and finger-shaking by concours enthusiasts. You own your car and have every right to do with it what you want. High Performance and modified cars can be very stylish and good looking if attention is paid to craftsmanship and detail. A lowered, flared and well painted TR-6...
    06-19-2017, 11:46 AM
  • Tune up - timing
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    Author: Len Renkenberger
    This article was published in the Winter 1985 issue of 6-PACK.

    Beginning with Vol. 111, No. 3 we started a series of "how to" articles on the necessary frequent maintenance jobs which will be oriented to the novice. mechanic. PLEASE READ THE FIRST TUNE UP ARTICLE BEFORE YOU DIVE INTO...
    06-19-2017, 11:45 AM
  • Taming engine knock
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    Author: Len Renkenberger
    This article was published in the Winter 1984 issue of 6-PACK.

    Question from Don Putnam of Decatur, Ga.

    I own a 1971 TR6 which I bought when it was 1 year old. I have always had to burn premium gasoline in it to keep it from knocking. Over the years I have tuned it myself and had it professionally tuned. I have adjusted the timing to try to burn regular gas without the knock, but the engine did not run as well. so I set the timing back the...
    06-19-2017, 11:43 AM
  • Using contact adhesive
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    Author: Greg Donegan
    This article was published in the Summer 2002 issue of 6-PACK.

    Here are a few tips on using contact adhesive when you are installing new crash pads on the dash of your six, or weather seals, or whenever you're using contact adhesive. Contact adhesive is made by several different companies, (3M, Weldwood, etc.) and goes by a several different names, such as Contact Adhesive, Super Weatherstrip Adhesive, or 3M #1300-L Rubber and Gasket Adhesive. Regardless...
    06-19-2017, 11:42 AM
  • Car cleaning supply list
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    Author: RonGordon
    This article was published in the Fall 2004 issue of 6-PACK.


    With Spring here in the Northeast comes the good and the bad. The good is that it's practical to clean your car again, the bad is that the grass starts growing again. All I know about grass is that cutting it takes time away from tinkering with the cars, so I will concentrate on a more enjoyable pastime, car cleaning and in specifics cleaning products and procedures. Below is a list from my...
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