Bought myself a TR6

Bought myself a TR6

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Yertis

16,221 posts

233 months

Thursday 25th June 2020
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I do have a spare new one knocking about, but it's US spec with the fresnel reflector bit on it. Not sure which side I have, although half the time people put them on back to front anyway.


Adenauer

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18,062 posts

203 months

Friday 31st July 2020
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And after the photographer had a little play biggrin


RATATTAK

7,025 posts

156 months

Friday 31st July 2020
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RATATTAK said:
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.
For the record, the chrome spray unfortunately did not work, some sort of reaction between the plastic and the paint thinners. So I'm now running a new one LHS and the old one RHS.
Thanks for trying Ernie at Invicta Spray Chrome

threespires

3,827 posts

178 months

Friday 31st July 2020
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Adenauer said:
And after the photographer had a little play biggrin

Lovely car, lovely photo OP.

Here's a TR6 on Simon Rossiter's Champagne Rally with something unusual following.


silentbrown

6,703 posts

83 months

Friday 31st July 2020
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threespires said:
...with something unusual following.

Good grief. Never new those existed. Under a dozen taxed at present.

Adenauer

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18,062 posts

203 months

Friday 4th September 2020
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Just hiding this in here so it doesn't get moved to the video section.

Just 3 minutes of good old fashioned sexism biggrin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FageCtKA0g&fb...

dhutch

8,463 posts

164 months

Friday 4th September 2020
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What a mess!

Still, it is a nice car, and I agree you have have a laugh in a soft top in the rain.

Daniel

hilly10

5,877 posts

195 months

Friday 4th September 2020
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Adenauer said:
Just hiding this in here so it doesn't get moved to the video section.

Just 3 minutes of good old fashioned sexism biggrin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FageCtKA0g&fb...
Watched it numerous times great video

morgs_

1,627 posts

154 months

Friday 11th September 2020
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Your car puts my one to shame hehe lovely looking thing.

Fantastic to see it going around the 'ring too. Bit more of a trek for me to get there though!

jamiefast6

2 posts

8 months

Sunday 8th November 2020
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Hi there, I’m new to the forum.

I have very fortunately become the owner of a 1971 TR6 LHD 2 carb, without overdrive. The engine, bodywork and interior are all in truly mint condition and I wondered what options you might recommend I consider for an affordable engine and performance upgrade? cheers

alabbasi

1,425 posts

54 months

Sunday 8th November 2020
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Here's my 69. I bought it last year on Christmas Eve

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hilly10

5,877 posts

195 months

Monday 9th November 2020
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Very nice looking TR that. Enjoy

Adenauer

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18,062 posts

203 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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alabbasi, very nice in white.

Looks very rust free and is presumably American, looking at the pictures?

alabbasi

1,425 posts

54 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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Adenauer said:
alabbasi, very nice in white.

Looks very rust free and is presumably American, looking at the pictures?
Thanks, it's a US car that lives with me in Texas. It came with weber's installed and the original carbs in the boot.

hilly10

5,877 posts

195 months

Wednesday 18th November 2020
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Door gaps look superb. More pics when you have time, one of the engine bay would be nice

Sogra

379 posts

178 months

Wednesday 10th February
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This is mine. Had it nearly 20 years. Was a Californian car that has been returned to R/ H drive

Bosch injection with stage 2 head, .60 oversize pistons and liners, lightened and balanced crank and flywheel, 6 into 1 extractor manifold with straight through exhaust. Electronic ignition; alloy tank and uprated radiator with electric fan.

Spax adjustable all round, fully poly bushed, hard mount steering rack, vented front disc with twin pot calliper conversion an Alifin rear discs. Other than that it’s bog standard.

Bit of a Wolf in Sheep’s clothing.

Go to Le Mans in it most years and try and do a project / upgrade each year.

hilly10

5,877 posts

195 months

Monday 15th February
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Nice car liking the upgrades

Adenauer

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18,062 posts

203 months

Tuesday 16th February
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I often toy with the idea of doing a few upgrades to mine performance wise, the US model on Stromberg carbs really is a bit of a slug and doesn't really rev above 4,000, which is a shame. But then I always stop myself because somewhere in the back of my brain I think it's best to keep it 100% original.

Two more weeks to go until I can wake mine up from the winter sleep and it's registered to drive again (seasonal plates from March to November), and I can't wait. smile

Yertis

16,221 posts

233 months

Tuesday 16th February
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It's easy to go too far. Mine is a similar sort of spec as Sogra's car there, although a UK CP series. Everything was great but now I think I've overdone the suspension (at least for my sort of use) by fitting a fatter front ARB, and need to take that back to original.