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  • Installed B post vinyl, the little triangle pieces and the sill carpet. Skinner interior and wool carpet kit. Impressed with the quality so far!

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    • On Saturday local club member Dave installed my Advanced Auto Wire headlight relay kit and Lucas H4 halogen headlights. TR250 came along too. It is a really robust kit with wires twice as thick as stock. I would have thought it would have taken us 2-3 hours, but as things go, it took many more. So many more that I am not going to to say how many. This was a learning experience for me as I had never done a proper auto wire installation before.

      I have seen a lot of members put the Moss relay kit down along the inner fender. Advance's kit has fuses to the headlights and due to the size, I didn't see how that would happen. So I put them on top of the footwell. FYI, the big red wire goes to the amp in the trunk. The red and black fuse holder on the right goes to the overdrive.

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      Here are two pics of the wires wrapped in heat shrink and routed along the stock wires.

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      I live on the edge of civilization and drove on the country roads last night after dark. Wow. The high beams shoot way down the road, I would say farther and wider at the end than my Silverado, but they aren't as wide right up close to the car.

      I give this upgrade 4 Newcastles.
      1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

      1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

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      • I finished my conversion back to lever shocks yesterday and took the car out for a couple of errands and dinner out. My car came to me with a tube shock conversion, so i didn't have a good baseline for TR6 handling, but the rear end has always felt like a brick to me. Got rebuilt shocks from World Wide Auto Parts in Madison, plus shock links and all new limit bumpers. The ride is a lot nicer, way softer over small bumps but not springy. It feels like the rear suspension is finally doing something, and it's about 75% quieter over rougher roads, with a lot less body rattling. I don't drive that hard and wasn't too worried about frame damage, but the ride quality upgrade was well worth the change.
        Last edited by frostr6; 11-02-2018, 03:33 PM.
        Bill Connell
        1969 TR6 CC28790
        St. Paul MN

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        • SapphireBlue72
          SapphireBlue72 commented
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          When one considers the placement of the poorly designed, straight, stiff, aftermarket shock conversion operating at a misaligned angle to the movement of the Trailing Arms,
          then considers the Triumph Factory designed articulated Armstrong Lever Shocks operating in conjunction with the Trailing Arms,
          the response is "But, Of Course/Mais Oui".

          Good move, Bill.

        • poolboy
          poolboy commented
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          Pretty much my experience, too.
          Although I knew the geometry for tube shocks didn't work, I postponed going back to levers for quite a few years, until the SPAX shocks, followed by the KYB experiment, began to develop their own problems....then I stopped procrastinating.

      • Having trouble navigating the new site, but I hope this is an update to the "what did you do to your car today?" thread...

        In any case, yesterday got Mr. T out for a quick run 40-50 mile round trip down the 101. Boy had an off season scrimmage Baseball game, and he and I took Mr. T for the trip.

        First fire with the new battery. Starter spun well and Mr. T. fired right up. Temps were in the 90s, so the T-Stat-switch and eFan combo checked out.

        Car ran well.

        Here's a pic "Straight up and Down" (Speedo/Tach synch) with all systems (Nominal) go!

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        Last edited by tr6harris; 11-04-2018, 11:15 PM.
        '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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        • SapphireBlue72
          SapphireBlue72 commented
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          Beautiful dash & pic, Ken. Although when I read "First fire..." my heart skipped a beat.

        • wbwood
          wbwood commented
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          Ken,
          That is one glossy dash you've got there! I searched the forum a little bit to see if you previously posted a description of it (just searching for "dash" in postings by you -- not very thorough), but couldn't find a description. What's your story on the dash, and did you finish it yourself? How many coats of finish? The original finish on my 46-year old dash started cracking a few years ago, and I finally need to do something. Those gauges look great, too.

          Warren

      • Thanks guys. Sorry for the false alarm Sapphire. Re-reading it, I can see how that might hit you first react......!

        No fire, but fired right up!

        wbwood - No details on the dash. I is one of the things that my FIL had done before we biught it back from him. Gloss is out of spec/not concours. I think the original is more muted satin or matte.

        Whomever did it, did ok, but it has issues, like the cubby box door and hinge isnt well aligned. One daye we'll get arounf to sending or taking it to Madera Concepts up the road from us to get it all lined up.

        Right now we're in bling mode with the chrome bezel gauges and gloss dash....
        '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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        • Ken
          looks like MR.T, has great oil pressure at 70mph,how many years since the rebuild
          Phil

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          • Last cruise for the season. I also made a video but photobucket doesn’t work anymore and not sure if I want to upload to YouTube.

            New cams and exhaust really woke this thing up.

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            • Originally posted by Philstr6 View Post
              Ken
              looks like MR.T, has great oil pressure at 70mph,how many years since the rebuild
              Phil
              5 going on 6 years.

              Feb 2013

              You did good!
              '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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              • I finally put the Triumph to bed for the winter, only 2 days too late to avoid our first snow and cold snap. It was a really fun driving season this year, hated to have it end. I only have a 1 1/2 car garage, but since the TR6 and our Honda are both small, they both fit.
                Bill Connell
                1969 TR6 CC28790
                St. Paul MN

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                • SapphireBlue72
                  SapphireBlue72 commented
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                  TR6, Honda & bikes- very sensible.

                • frostr6
                  frostr6 commented
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                  Thanks, it works great for us, though I sure wouldn’t mind a bigger and warmer shop this time of year.

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