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    As full disclosure, the video below isn't actually the first start. When I turned the key the first time, I didn't really expect it to start, but it did. So the video is actually the second or third start.

    http://bullfire.net/TR6/TR6-117/TR6-117.html

    Ed




    For just a little more, you can do it yourself!

  • #2
    Hooray!

    Warren
    1972 TR6, CC83395U, Sienna Brown / New Tan.
    2d owner; purchased in 1974; daily driver until 1980.
    Original US dealer: Continental Motors, Inc., Wichita, KS.
    Original sale to 1st owner occurred Oct. 16, 1972.

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    • #3
      Yeah - That fired entirely too fast for a 1st start!

      But whatever start it was, it sounds good!

      Long time coming!
      '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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      • #4
        Congrats Ed! Big milestone.

        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

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        • #5
          Okay, next comes first drive!
          Walt
          CC80954U '72 TR6 original condition/sold 16.500.
          poolboy rebuilt the Z-S Carbs. Philstr6 rebuilt both rear hubs.

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          • #6
            Ed
            on your first start ,did you break the cam in for 20minutes varing the rpms
            nice sounding
            Phil

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            • #7
              glad to hear it run. well done
              1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

              1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

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              • #8
                Way to go, Ed. This group would have no doubt that you'd have a good first start. Looking forward to your first drive impressions.

                Cheers,

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

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                • #9
                  Congratulations, Ed...When do you think it'll be ready for the road ?
                  Driving a 1973 TR6
                  Doing ZS carb repairs
                  email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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                  • #10
                    Thanks, Guys. Yes, it feels like a milestone--five years and a month in the making. It's been really nice to have you guys along for the ride.

                    Originally posted by Philstr6 View Post
                    Ed
                    on your first start ,did you break the cam in for 20minutes varing the rpms
                    That was the plan, Phil, until I found the leaking thermostat housing. So the break-in is on hold until I can get that replaced.


                    Originally posted by poolboy View Post
                    Congratulations, Ed...When do you think it'll be ready for the road ?
                    Ken--Good question. It's still on 45-year old rubber, and I'm researching tires now. That also means blasting and painting the wheels. There is still a rear sway bar to install, and the rockers get Schutzed and that stainless trim piece. For those things, I want to use my new MaxJax, which isn't installed yet. So, I'll probably register and insure it this winter and take a few shake-down spins, but I probably won't call it "done" till Spring.
                    For just a little more, you can do it yourself!

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                    • #11
                      YEY! Well done!
                      72 Pimento w/overdrive

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                      • #12
                        About Bloody time!

                        Well done.
                        ‘70 TR-6

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ed_h View Post
                          Thanks, Guys. Yes, it feels like a milestone--five years and a month in the making. It's been really nice to have you guys along for the ride.

                          Ed,

                          I dont feel so bad now that you said five -years. I have car that my neighbor gave me because he screwed it up somehow and it has been over two years getting it running the way it should. I took my wife along for a few rides and she actually loved it so now she wants to go out while the weather is good again. I started working on the cosmetics and have the gauges and dash out currently. Now that I have it running great, I tear it apart to start working on the interior refresh. I guess I will wrap up the dash later this week and drive a little while before I redo the carpet, seats and top.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Boxsterg View Post
                            I started working on the cosmetics and have the gauges and dash out currently. Now that I have it running great, I tear it apart to start working on the interior refresh. I guess I will wrap up the dash later this week and drive a little while before I redo the carpet, seats and top.
                            From your forum name, you probably have another convertible and know, but here in North Alabama we have a pretty long convertible driving season so anything that’s not making it run or stop gets relegated to a “winter project”.

                            72 Pimento w/overdrive

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                            • #15
                              Angels are rejoicing! Too bad Walter Cronkite wasn't available to cover the event in the same style as the lunar landing.
                              Berry

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