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  • #46
    My daughter tells me that I'm an old man.
    I know that.
    I'm blessed to be in good health & physically fit. I pedal a racing bike 50 miles a week, that helps. I'm retired, and financially challenged.

    When it comes to car repair, I've been on both sides. I used to take cars to a mechanic, when I had more money then time. Now, I've become a pretty good wrench (and, I teach others).

    Perhaps out of necessity, I perform my own maintenance--- mostly, though, I can't stand other mechanics/techs shoddy, dirty, repair work on my carefully selected vehicle collection.

    Do what you have to do to keep them running, & enjoy the drive.


    Last edited by SapphireBlue72; 08-06-2019, 12:30 AM.
    Walt
    CC80954U '72 TR6 original condition/sold 16.500.
    poolboy rebuilt the Z-S Carbs. Philstr6 rebuilt both rear hubs.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by SapphireBlue72 View Post
      My daughter tells me that I'm an old man.


      Do what you have to do to keep them running, & enjoy the drive.

      Thats the part that matters, each of us will find the balance that works for them to get maximum enjoyment.

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      • #48
        Have a look at Roadster Factory’s classifieds. There’s a very reasonably priced 71 Damson/w new tan trim
        So much rust, so little time

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        • SapphireBlue72
          SapphireBlue72 commented
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          I saw that. Good you mentioned it.

      • #49
        Originally posted by tr250 View Post
        Have a look at Roadster Factory’s classifieds. There’s a very reasonably priced 71 Damson/w new tan trim
        I was not aware of this site. I will add it to my list of sites to check. I sent an inquire to the 71 you mentioned.

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        • #50
          I'm late to the party as usual. If you would consider a 74, and if you would consider Mimosa, there's a beautiful 74 Mimosa available in the Chicago area. The frame is solid, the bodywork and paint are very nice,
          the drivetrain is rebuilt with relatively low miles (it is currently equipped with a rebuilt Toyota 5 speed, not an uncommon conversion), it has alloy wheels,etc. The previous owner had alll of this done, then passed away and the current owner has lost interest in the car and it is for sale. I'm sure you could buy it for what you have budgeted. I have no financial interest, I just want to see this nice TR6 back in use with someone who will appreciate it.

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          • #51
            So Jon, have you found something? I know of a guy selling an extremely nice & nicely upgraded/modded 69. He's in Bowling Green, Ky. I believe you'll find pix on Facebook market place. When i heard about it being sold, I was blown away. Didn't think the owner would ever sell...so I called & checked if he was about to die or something. Guess he drives it very seldom any more. He did a frame up restore on it. Won't be cheap. Richard Seaton is the owner.
            So much rust, so little time

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            • #52
              Originally posted by Elwood View Post
              I'm late to the party as usual. If you would consider a 74, and if you would consider Mimosa, there's a beautiful 74 Mimosa available in the Chicago area. The frame is solid, the bodywork and paint are very nice,
              the drivetrain is rebuilt with relatively low miles (it is currently equipped with a rebuilt Toyota 5 speed, not an uncommon conversion), it has alloy wheels,etc. The previous owner had alll of this done, then passed away and the current owner has lost interest in the car and it is for sale. I'm sure you could buy it for what you have budgeted. I have no financial interest, I just want to see this nice TR6 back in use with someone who will appreciate it.
              Thank you very much for this. I appreciate the pointer, but based on what I have learned so far (mostly from reading the Collector's Originality Guide Triumph TR2 TR3 TR4 TR5 TR6 TR7 TR8) I think I am going to stay with a 69 but would go mid year to a 70.5 when they changed the cam.

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              • #53
                Originally posted by tr250 View Post
                So Jon, have you found something? I know of a guy selling an extremely nice & nicely upgraded/modded 69. He's in Bowling Green, Ky. I believe you'll find pix on Facebook market place. When i heard about it being sold, I was blown away. Didn't think the owner would ever sell...so I called & checked if he was about to die or something. Guess he drives it very seldom any more. He did a frame up restore on it. Won't be cheap. Richard Seaton is the owner.
                Short answer is no. My plan is still to get one in a few months, but here again if this is a once in a lifetime chance I should consider it. Can I contact Richard through this forum?

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                • #54
                  Originally posted by JonS View Post

                  Thank you very much for this. I appreciate the pointer, but based on what I have learned so far (mostly from reading the Collector's Originality Guide Triumph TR2 TR3 TR4 TR5 TR6 TR7 TR8) I think I am going to stay with a 69 but would go mid year to a 70.5 when they changed the cam.
                  Cam change in mid 70 ??..Not in the US cars
                  Last edited by poolboy; 09-05-2019, 06:08 PM.
                  Driving a 1973 TR6
                  Doing ZS carb repairs
                  email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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                  • #55
                    Originally posted by poolboy View Post

                    Cam change in mid 70 ??..Not in the US cars
                    It is possible that I misread the change. On page 206:

                    Carburettor TR6s initially used the TR250 engine, but in late 1970 the 18 degrees/58 degrees/58 degrees/18 degrees camshaft was introduced, together with a reduction in compression ratio to 7.75:1. Compression ratio dropped further to 7.5:1 in late 1974.

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                    • #56
                      I think the reality of the situation is that US cars prior to 73 had cam 307621 in cars with Commission # below CF 125000 . From 73 on CF 125000 and higher had cam 311399.
                      The CR's in that quote from page 206 may also be wrong if it's linked to the cam change dates.
                      http://www.hottr6.com/triumph/tr6cams.html
                      Driving a 1973 TR6
                      Doing ZS carb repairs
                      email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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                      • JonS
                        JonS commented
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                        I am not sure about "CR's'" in the quote, there were none. In any case it does not matter to me since I have been and remain primarily interested in a 69. I might go to a 70. I know many people like 72s.

                      • poolboy
                        poolboy commented
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                        FWIW
                        CR= Compression Ratio...ie "7.5:1" and "7.75:1"
                        I was just commenting because of what you stated about the non existent cam change.
                        Last edited by poolboy; 09-06-2019, 06:34 PM.

                      • JonS
                        JonS commented
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                        Thanks, I saw CR and don't know what I was thinking. WRT, the CR's, I have not seen numbers that show how the HP in the CC cars changed. Perhaps I missed that. The changes to CF cars seem better documented - wish that I could have one :-)

                    • #57
                      Jon,
                      Good luck and welcome! I have been off of the site here for quite awhile. I have some catching up to do for sure. I will tell you a few things. This site helped me get my car, helped me as fast as you can imagine with answers to my questions, and guidance that helped with repairs, etc. This is one of the nicest groups of people I have never met! I learned so much about TR6' before I got mine from here, that I couldn't wait to get one to try everything. You found pretty much the best place to be confident in owning your car, and acquiring any help you need. Good luck with your search!
                      Mark

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                      • JonS
                        JonS commented
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                        Thanks very much.

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