Bought myself a TR6

Bought myself a TR6

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hilly10

5,877 posts

195 months

Tuesday 16th June 2020
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I have a straight through big bore exhaust on mine, it just sounds beautiful at full chat, it turns a few heads I can tell you. Six into two into one


fourfoldroot

478 posts

122 months

Tuesday 16th June 2020
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This was mine for a few years. It had a very rorty sports exhaust. My wife knew I was on my way home about 5 minutes before I actually arrived. It was also very scary in the wet. The local carburettor specialist, Eike Welhausen, had it on his rolling road to set up the webers, and reckoned it had 170bhp at the rear wheels. Had a fast road cam too. I sold it to fund building a garage and I got fed up of rewelding the diff mounts every few hundred miles!




Adenauer

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18,062 posts

203 months

Wednesday 17th June 2020
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silentbrown said:
baconsarney said:
Supercharger? If you’re going to modify I’d guess supercharging would give biggest bang for buck and more easily reversible... modifying is a disease biggrin
Maybe that's what the OP's missing drivebelt is for!

https://classicmotorsports.com/articles/six-shoote...
Haha, that would be funny biggrin

Pictures of the 'mystery of the missing belt', any ideas?






rev-erend

21,062 posts

251 months

Wednesday 17th June 2020
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Looks like an Air con compressor.

silentbrown

6,703 posts

83 months

Wednesday 17th June 2020
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rev-erend said:
Looks like an Air con compressor.
+1

Definitely aircon. But is that the remains of a factory fit system, or an aftermarket kit?

Adenauer

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18,062 posts

203 months

Wednesday 17th June 2020
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Aircon?

Why in the hell wou........

.......ahhh, perhaps because it lived in the states? idea

Adenauer

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18,062 posts

203 months

Wednesday 17th June 2020
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Yep, I think you're right, thanks for clearing that up thumbup

https://www.classicautoair.com/techtalk/wp-content...



AC43

9,141 posts

175 months

Wednesday 17th June 2020
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hilly10 said:
I have a straight through big bore exhaust on mine, it just sounds beautiful at full chat, it turns a few heads I can tell you. Six into two into one

God, I bet that sounds utterly epic.

Since I was a kid I've adord the sound a TR6 makes. My mate rocks up in his now and again and I literally stand outside to har it every time he heads off in it.

Glorious noise, even on standard pipes.

hilly10

5,877 posts

195 months

Wednesday 17th June 2020
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AC43 said:
God, I bet that sounds utterly epic.

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Yes it does, I smile every time I pull away

TR4man

4,267 posts

141 months

Wednesday 17th June 2020
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hilly10 said:
I have a straight through big bore exhaust on mine, it just sounds beautiful at full chat, it turns a few heads I can tell you. Six into two into one

That’s a very clean car in a very clean garage!

hilly10

5,877 posts

195 months

Wednesday 17th June 2020
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It’s since had a matching floor

rev-erend

21,062 posts

251 months

Thursday 18th June 2020
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Arrrrrhhh my eyes.

Yellow overload

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Cliftonite

7,727 posts

105 months

Thursday 18th June 2020
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rev-erend said:
Arrrrrhhh my eyes.

Yellow overload

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Except for the number plate! Monochrome plates will never look 'right' on a reflective plate era car!




Adenauer

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18,062 posts

203 months

Thursday 18th June 2020
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No way I'm painting my garage floor red biggrin

This, on the other hand scratchchin



hilly10

5,877 posts

195 months

Thursday 18th June 2020
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Cliftonite said:
Except for the number plate! Monochrome plates will never look 'right' on a reflective plate era car!
Each to his own, I get nothing but positive remarks

rev-erend

21,062 posts

251 months

Thursday 18th June 2020
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Adenauer said:
No way I'm painting my garage floor red biggrin

This, on the other hand scratchchin


Brilliant idea.

Would love to have a garage that big.

RATATTAK

7,025 posts

156 months

Thursday 18th June 2020
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hilly10 said:
Cliftonite said:
Except for the number plate! Monochrome plates will never look 'right' on a reflective plate era car!
Each to his own, I get nothing but positive remarks
I'm with you on that but don't particularly mind either way. At least the earlier TR6s came with silver on black plates before reflective plates were required.

Having said that, my garage floor is rather more restrained:



Edited by RATATTAK on Thursday 18th June 14:05

tapkaJohnD

1,610 posts

171 months

Thursday 18th June 2020
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Brick walls and cement floor, but I'm proud of the door.

We won "Mission Ignition!" on telly, but I lost the stone/paper/scissor game afterwards, for the car! So I took the poster!

RATATTAK

7,025 posts

156 months

Thursday 18th June 2020
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I put some flags on the walls in my garage to liven it up a bit:


RATATTAK

7,025 posts

156 months

Thursday 25th June 2020
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RATATTAK said:
Yertis said:
Now you just need to source some chrome-edged repeater lenses. Not easy to find, but not impossible...
True, I'm waiting for one side from Rimmer Bros ... can't remember which side I need but it's not in stock frown
Just checked again and it's the RHS that's unavailable. I've decided to go a different route in that I'm sending some non-chrome-edged ones away to be spray chromed. If the result is good I'll take a photo and post on here.