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    Hi folks,

    I'm about to become an owner of a 1974 TR6, getting possession in two days.

    I'm not an automotive professional, nor even a serious hobbyist until now, bu t did hang around cars and work in a couple of garages many years ago as a teenager. One day the boss asked me to drive a customer's TR6 home for him, and while I drove it for just 5-10 minutes I also remembered the feeling. That car was just the bomb, as we might have said back then.

    So I a few weeks ago a co-worker pointed me to a local TR6 for sale, and after several test drives and a trip to my professional mechanic, it will soon be in my garage. It will need some relatively minor repairs before I can obtain an Ontario safety certificate for it and get it plated and back on the road, but I have a good sense of what's required. Things like getting the wipers and horn working, amongst others.

    I'm not going to do a full restoration at this time, but have a strategy of what I might call "conservation". That is, to conserve the car in good running order for the long haul. Repairs will indeed be needed, but it is in basically road-worthy condition now.

    But I will need resources to learn about how to repair and maintain these wonderful cars. I've already found The Roadster Factory, this forum and a couple of great YouTube channels. Elin Yakov has been inspirational there [edit: and Cheftush, too!], convincing me that I can learn the needed skills for basic repairs.

    So, the question I ask of you is what are the best resources for the newbie owner looking to make basic running repairs ?

    I will share some more details and pictures over time.

    Thanks,
    Jeff Masala
    Last edited by Jeff_Masala; 07-10-2018, 11:11 PM.
    1974 CF20173U White with Shadow Blue interior. Unrestored survivor
    Weber carbs, updated exhaust. Now being prepared for licensing.
    Located in Ontario, Canada
    Original owner: the late Karl Mueller of Shreveport, LA

  • #2
    The best advice I can give is to learn how to use the search function on this forum. There is a wealth of knowledge day and night.
    1972 Ratty Driver
    Hubs by Phil
    4 Speed
    Lump .20 over
    Stock Cam
    GP adj rear brackets
    Cable Throttle
    Wire wheels

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    • #3
      Hi Jeff,

      Welcome to 6-Pack and congrats on your purchase. I look forward to seeing some photos of it once you've got it home.

      As far as online resources are concerned regarding the TR6, you've found the best forum on the Internet! Lots of very helpful guys on here.

      You will want to pick up a Bentley manual and possibly a Haynes as well as the Dan Masters Electrical book for starters.

      Where in Ontario are you? Good British show this weekend in Lindsay, Ontario.

      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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      • #4
        Hi Tush,

        Thanks for the hints on the books. There are some in the boot of the car that will be arriving, I will be sure to compare what I get to your suggestions.

        The Lindsay show would be nice, but I think I will be in the garage trying to get a few things sorted towards the safety certificate. I want to get this car plated and on the road! I fear it may not happen until after a planned vacation away though.

        BTW, I've enjoyed quite a few of your YouTube videos too. Thanks for making them!

        [edit: I'm in the K-W area. The car is coming from Guelph ]

        Thanks,
        Jeff
        1974 CF20173U White with Shadow Blue interior. Unrestored survivor
        Weber carbs, updated exhaust. Now being prepared for licensing.
        Located in Ontario, Canada
        Original owner: the late Karl Mueller of Shreveport, LA

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        • #5
          congrats on the purchase. please post pics when you can.
          1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

          1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jeff_Masala View Post
            Things like getting the wipers and horn working
            Jeff, in the upper right corner, find 'Search' function.
            Key in "Ground Points", and then enter.
            This will bring up some recent posts, in particular see RRR post which links to PDF file called 'TR6 Ground Points'- open that and you will realize a good starting point to track down your electric problems.

            Walt
            CC80954 '72 TR6 original condition.
            poolboy rebuilt the Z-S Carbs. Philstr6 rebuilt both rear hubs.

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            • #7
              Welcome, Jeff.
              Other good sources that I have used in my 3-year new owner's journey have been http://tr6.danielsonfamily.org/index.htm and http://www.74tr6.com/
              Derek McAllister
              Toronto
              ’74 Sapphire blue CF22200U

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              • TR6quebec
                TR6quebec commented
                Editing a comment
                Good call.....!

            • #8
              Jeff! welcome in the wonderful world of TR6.....You'll enjoy it.

              And remember, we all love pictures......
              Triumph TR6 - 1974 - Mimosa, O/D, black interior.

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              • #9
                Welcome to the Pack! (I'm south of the border, but am active in the Toronto Triumph Club, let me know if I can be of any help)
                1961 TR4 1966 TR4A
                1968 TR250 1975 TR6

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                • #10
                  Thanks for the welcomes and the pointers to useful resources.
                  Here is the only not-really-terrible picture I have, taken during the mechanical inspection.

                  1974 CF20173U White with Shadow Blue interior. Unrestored survivor
                  Weber carbs, updated exhaust. Now being prepared for licensing.
                  Located in Ontario, Canada
                  Original owner: the late Karl Mueller of Shreveport, LA

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                  • #11
                    My favorite colour Does that have a shadow blue interior?

                    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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                    • Jeff_Masala
                      Jeff_Masala commented
                      Editing a comment
                      Is that the official name of the colour? I'm not colour savvy, more like a 1980s CGA computer monitor - I know 16 colours including black and white.

                  • #12
                    Welcome, and what a nice color combination! I'll through a shout out to Ed_H, who is getting close to completing his well documented restoration.
                    Brian Cunningham
                    1973 CF4325U Overdrive has been added
                    "Liz's" Plate is: T-AH6

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                    • #13
                      Well it's official, money changed hands and papers were signed today. I now own a TR6 and could not be more excited.

                      I only got a few crummy phone shots of it in the garage, as most of the evening was spent wrestling with the garage door which decided to break the lift spring 20 minutes before the car arrived. Could not have been worse timing!

                      There are Weber carbs, an updated dual exhaust, some (hopefully good) rear suspension updates and more.

                      You folks are awesome, I've read through some horn wiring threads and started debugging that tonight. With the schematics in hand and lots of advice already written, I'm confident of success. But I will post in the Electrical forum when I'm stumped.

                      Shout out to Ed_h for the TR6 pages on bullfire.net. Holy wow. Just wow. I was late for work today because I couldn't stop reading those pages!

                      Thanks again to everybody. Looking forward to someday soon being able to contribute back.


                      Jeff
                      1974 CF20173U White with Shadow Blue interior. Unrestored survivor
                      Weber carbs, updated exhaust. Now being prepared for licensing.
                      Located in Ontario, Canada
                      Original owner: the late Karl Mueller of Shreveport, LA

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                      • #14
                        Very nice. Yep, shadow blue. I like that combo. My first TR6 was Sapphire Blue with a shadow blue interior. Enjoy!

                        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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                        • #15
                          Congratulations, Jeff! Looks like you are off to a wonderful start (except for the reluctant garage door). And as you already have discovered, ed_h's journal is a fine resource for you. One of many.

                          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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