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    Hello everyone, just purchased a 73 TR6. I looked at about 8 or 9 other cars before pulling the trigger on this one. Solid frame and mechanicals; body in good shape but was repainted from brown to red. I know, I know - the paint job should have preserved the black tail but oh well.

    I look forward to participating and learning from others in the forum!

    -Christian

  • #2
    Welcome...and paint that engine bay too 😜
    So much rust, so little time

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    • #3
      Congratulations! The tail is real easy to paint with minimal dismantling.

      But it of course you know we’ll need more pictures.
      I72 Pimento w/overdrive

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      • #4
        Congratulations, Christian. The 1973 was what I really wanted to find when I last went shopping. Alas, the car that I found in the right combination of condition and cost was my 1975 Polly. No regrets, really, and there is no going back now, but I confess that I envy you your find.
        Enjoy your car. Find a local club (another option that I envy your situation). Your job now, like everyone else on this site and the other is to keep it on the road. We are stewards who get to have a really, really good time while fulfilling our responsibilities.
        Cheers,
        Skip

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        • #5
          Congrats! I enjoyed following your search story. From one non-original signal red '73 to another.
          Brian Cunningham
          1973 CF4325U Overdrive has been added
          "Liz's" Plate is: T-AH6

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          • #6
            Welcome Christian! You came to the right place! Great group and you'll get plenty of help and advice for sure. I came here before I got my car and found the lead for my car from here. This is THE place for help. Have fun and keep your wallet handy!! (and your wife distracted!!)
            Mark

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            • #7
              Welcome! Lots of really knowledgeable people on this forum. Pretty much anything you want to know someone here will know.
              73 TR6
              Libertyville, IL
              My TR6

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              • #8
                Congrats Christian, very nice looking 6. I strongly recommend joining the Capital Triumph Register (CTR), a very active Triumph club for the DC area. Website is http://capitaltriumphregister.com/. Great group of people who really enjoy their Triumphs. Also, recommend attending CTR’s car show, Britain on the Green at Gunston Hall, on April 28th.

                Cheers
                Doug
                1973 TR6, BRG w/bone interior; restoration completed 2017
                1968 TR250, started complete restoration Sep 2017; currently BRG but going back to original Signal Red

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                • #9
                  Welcome to the group, Christian. Have you owned LBC's in the past? Do you have the Bentley Manual and the Dan Masters electrical Manual? Two very important references.
                  Have you any engine pics?...We love pictures.

                  Cheers,

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

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                  • 70Damson
                    70Damson commented
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                    Hi Wolf, what about the Bentley and Dan Masters manuals make them so essential when compared to other publications such as the Six Tech Manuals by Leonard Renkenburger? I am looking for a detailed, step-by-step and illustrated shop manuals. By the way, I live almost due east of you, across the river in Gumbo Flats (aka: Chesterfield Valley)

                • #10
                  Len's book is ok I have it and it's full of tips, but it's far from being an Official Workshop Manual such as the Bentley or even the Haynes publications. If you want to limit yourself to just one..then it's the Bentley.
                  As far as the Dan Masters' "TRIUMPH TR250-TR6 ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE HANDBOOK".....there's nothing I've seen that can compare.
                  Agree, Kevin ?
                  Driving a 1973 TR6
                  Doing ZS carb repairs
                  email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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                  • #11
                    I have to agree with Ken and Kevin. I have all 3. Bentley is essential in that its the definitive reference for repair and assembly. I have the Haynes manual (bought it the day after I bought the car back in 90). I still use it but usually just because its smaller and often easier to find quick references like torque settings, etc. The Bentley is what I think of as the bible. The Dan Masters book is the best there in in terms of figuring out why your electricals aren't behaving themselves.

                    I actually took my Bentley manual apart, used a 3-hole punch on all the pages and put it in a big 3 ring binder. That way I can take pages out, photo copy them and use the copies when doing work.
                    73 TR6
                    Libertyville, IL
                    My TR6

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by poolboy View Post
                      Len's book is ok I have it and it's full of tips, but it's far from being an Official Workshop Manual such as the Bentley or even the Haynes publications. If you want to limit yourself to just one..then it's the Bentley.
                      As far as the Dan Masters' "TRIUMPH TR250-TR6 ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE HANDBOOK".....there's nothing I've seen that can compare.
                      Agree, Kevin ?
                      Sure do, cher!

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

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