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    Help me get to the Trials!

    I've neglected the TR6 for a few years now because of some new toys. But refurbishing the front end linkage has been on my mind for several years now and I've realistically only got a week to get it done. I know the Tie rod ends are shot. I bought new wheel bearings a while back, however after snugging them up a bit and repacking them they will probably be OK for a while longer.

    I'm asking for your help in expediting this front end refurb by soliciting for advice on while I'm in there...
    I'll need to order parts ASAP.

    Other than the front end, the car runs great since I rebuilt the engine about ten years ago now.

    Hope to see you at the trials,

    Greg

  • #2
    This might help

    https://www.scribd.com/doc/842185/Fr...ension-Rebuild

    Google Triumph TR6 front suspension rebuild and many videos pop up, maybe one on Tush’s channel. Nothing like waiting to” the last minute - good luck.
    I72 Pimento w/overdrive

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    • #3
      Thanks for the reply.

      Honestly, I wasn't waiting until the last minute because I hadn't even considered going to the trials and have never gone before. I stumbled on to information about the trials and I decided to use that as motivation to refurb the fourth front end on one of my vehicles in one calendar year. I rebuilt the steering rack and replaced the tie ends and struts on my '73 XJ6 in January. New struts, ball joints and stabilizers on sons Hyundai in May. Just last week replaced the Struts control arms stabilizers and tie rod ends on my wife's BMW. With any Luck the TR6 will go easier because its always been garaged and has less rust and corrosion.

      The reality of my making the trials isn't very good because too many things will need to fall in to place for that to happen. But at least I will have started the Six so I can drive it again without fear of the front end falling off.

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      • #4
        Make it reality! Trials is a blast. You have other Indy folks going that probably can lend a hand. My car is in Indy right now having some body work done. Won’t pick it up till Saturday. That’s the extent of the time I’ll be preparing it.
        So much rust, so little time

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        • #5
          So I've ordered Tie rod ends, which are the only obvious components in need of immediate attention. However I remembered that I'm still driving on the original tires from when I bought the car in 1985. I've put 60K on them and have driven from Indy to Boston and Manhattan to Chicago and more. They still have tred left but I realize they are long over due to be replaced.

          I have always wanted Redline tires. I bought it with Michelin 195/15 white lines. I really have gotten used to the look of these tires and don't want to change much. I used to think I wanted fatter tires, but after looking thru the 6 pack calendars its obvious to me the more original looking tires are the best look for me. What is the best Redline of this profile I can buy?

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          • #6
            https://www.universaltire.com
            select "185R15" tire size, will yield redline for TR6

            also:
            Diamondback tire will put redline on any tire you send them

            Coker sells a redline but tread is not aggressive enough.
            Last edited by SapphireBlue72; 09-23-2019, 07:12 PM.
            Walt
            CC80954U '72 TR6 original condition/sold 16.500.
            poolboy rebuilt the Z-S Carbs. Philstr6 rebuilt both rear hubs.

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            • #7
              Diamondback will do a Vredestein sprint classics w a redline. To the tune of 360 & change a piece.
              So much rust, so little time

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              • #8
                I didn't make the trials obviously, but am moving forward on rebuilding front end suspension components.

                I went ahead and bought the Red Line Michelin Defenders from Diamondback. While waiting for them to arrive I've tore down the passenger side front end. What I have found is that all the soft parts need replaced. (No surprise)

                I replaced the springs about 30 years ago but i cant remember if I also replaced the shocks too. Oh well I guess they should both be done.

                Question?
                Will the Michelin 205/70R/15's fit with 1" lowered springs from Richard Good?

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                • #9
                  Answer...yes
                  So much rust, so little time

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