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    I am looking for a shop in Calgary that is familiar with the TR6 six. One that does block honing/boring, head rebuilding, etc. Can any on the Wild rose guys recommend one?

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    No first hand experience, but a couple that are often used are Precise Engine Rebuilders and D&W Automotive. You could give them both a call and get a "feel" for their capabilities, and hopefully some that have used one or both will be by to comment on their experiences.

    What are the plans for the engine?

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    • #3
      Slightly oversize on the pistons, shave a bit off the head. An after market cam. Mikuni carbs. Nothing too serious. I never really touched the engine when I did the rest of the car. PO said he had spent a bunch of money on it.....
      I put 1800 miles on my car so far. It uses oil and I am pretty sure it is lacking some "power". But I am going to drive it tillthe snow flys. I will start sending engine pieces out to get Overhauled. I have a spare engine and once i get it built up I will just swap it out.

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      • #4
        I dropped the block and crank off today at D&W. I will let you know how it goes.

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        • #5
          Has anyone used Mick Burkes cam? If you have do you know what is install procedure is for timing the cam to the crank?

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          • #6
            I don't have any direct experience with Mick's cams but I believe they are Kent if that's any help in getting the timing parameters sorted out. Or if you've a couple of hours to chat with him, I'm sure Mick could explain things

            What was the outcome of your machine work at D&W

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            • #7
              I have the engine back from D &W. I had some issues with the crank end play but got that fixed. D&W is very busy, so they are not the quickest. They have done lots of work on TR engines, which is a plus. I was worried about Mick. He has been sick and can only work so much but he was able to come over last night and time the cam to the crank. So I am good to go. Hopefully a couple days and it will be sliding back into the car.

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              • #8
                What was the outcome of your machine work at D&W[/QUOTE]

                I have 500 miles on it. The Kent (fast road cam) cam with the HVDA 5-speed works really well. Nice to drive on the highway and city. I am really pleased with it.
                About The engine work that D & W did (head overhaul, block machine work, assembly of the bottom end)?
                I reworked the thrust bearing when after I brought it home. They sent it out with .010 end play.
                It runs nice but blows a bit of smoke on start up. It has used 1 liter of oil in 400 miles. I talked to Rod and he says this should not be happening and that they will fix it. I am still running break in oil in it.
                The thing is, I hate doing things twice and when I take something to the "pros" I definitely expect an outcome different then this.

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                • #9
                  I'm glad to hear that you're back on the road but also disappointed in the result of the "expert's" work. It's all well and good for them to fix it up for you, but I'm sure they realize that yanking the engine and tearing it down is not a trivial exercise. Best of luck on that, and I'm glad you were able to have Mick make a house call!

                  Let me know if you're out and about at any time, I'd love to see the car. How about Radium this weekend for BritsBest?

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                  • #10
                    Mark the other day I saw an ad in Kijijji Calgary and it looks like your car http://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/calgary/1975-triumph-tr-6/596710789?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true. Are you selling your car?
                    If this is your car I hope you get top value for it!!

                    Cheers
                    Byron

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                    • #11
                      I'm glad to hear that you're back on the road but also disappointed in the result of the "expert's" work. It's all well and good for them to fix it up for you, but I'm sure they realize that yanking the engine and tearing it down is not a trivial exercise. Best of luck on that, and I'm glad you were able to have Mick make a house call!

                      Let me know if you're out and about at any time, I'd love to see the car. How about Radium this weekend for BritsBest?
                      I am going to try to make it to Radium for the day.

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