Old School Power: Triumph TR6pi

Old School Power: Triumph TR6pi

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dinkel

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25,861 posts

225 months

Monday 22nd May 2006
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Yup, nice to see some history here

AndyWoodall

2,585 posts

226 months

Monday 22nd May 2006
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That is one fine looking motorcar (and I'm no fan of that particular era of British Sports cars), and a great write up Dinkel, has killed some time this afternoon.

Pigeon

18,535 posts

213 months

Monday 22nd May 2006
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Fruitcake's reg plate made a bit more visible...


dinkel

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25,861 posts

225 months

Tuesday 30th May 2006
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dinkel said:
I've hardly bumped into hardtops . . . Did they come with the standard 6 or were they optional? Ragtop up isn't all that so I can imagine a wintertime HT is all the comfort you need.


Been outside in a TR4 last saturday. Excellent! Check out the red one here.

A TR6 is so much more a modern car compared to the 4. The 6 is way more flexible over the 4. A slight wrong choice of shift makes the engine stutter and hesitate . . . great sounding mill though.

NDT

1,692 posts

230 months

Tuesday 30th May 2006
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dinkel said:

Lucas PI (Petrol Injection)
An electric fuelpump leads the high-pressure gas to a distributor: one in and six out. A spinning rotor needly adjusts the amount of mixture for combustion per cilinder. A simple and mechanical device that, once set up, works like a Swiss watch.
To get the same performance with carbs the engine will need a few hours on the rolling road. But still, response will never be that direct. Webers (and all carbs for that matter) have to average, usually over-fueling slightly and running slightly retarded as the fuel/ignition systems are mechanical and need time to respond to your right foot.


Nice article - and great pics.
Is the PI system really that good? If so, why did it develop a poor reputation for going out of tune?

Fruitcake

3,850 posts

193 months

Tuesday 30th May 2006
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NDT said:
Is the PI system really that good? If so, why did it develop a poor reputation for going out of tune?


It's a twin shuttle system that does need maintenance every once in a while. The main problem however was the fuel pump itself. Tucked away in the boot, it was never cooled properly and as a result could fail through excess heat. The best thing to do is on hot days open the boot after a hot run and allow air to circulate in the boot. My father who owns a TR5 used to tie forks and sucklike to the pump to dissipate the heat!

It's actually a good system let doewn by slightly poor implementation in the car itself.

Pigeon

18,535 posts

213 months

Tuesday 30th May 2006
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There are/were kits available which "fuel-cool" the pump, wrapping it in a coil of copper tubing through which fuel circulates to help dissipate the heat.

dinkel

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25,861 posts

225 months

Tuesday 30th May 2006
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More TR6:





I had a wonderfull saturday full of classic car yum.

Ran with the Official's TR4:





A bit hidden. . .

jellison

12,803 posts

244 months

Tuesday 3rd November 2009
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Nick J said:
dinkel said:
small world, just shown this to my Dad and he said that it used to be his car!!! He recognised the registration plate.

Nick J's Dad said:
I owned it when the car was about 2 years old and sold it to a guy in warrington who sold it to someone down south
Ive got a picture of it here from the 70's if you are interested I could scan it and post it up here

Nick

>> Edited by Nick J on Saturday 20th May 19:21
It is changed even more now! All Full race, all steel race engine, stripped, no roof / screen, Beast wink

dinkel

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225 months

Monday 19th December 2011
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Any updated snaps of your racer Jon?

Panayiotis

500 posts

176 months

Tuesday 20th December 2011
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I am odd that I want to sell my S2000 to buy one of these? Any indication if they can be used as a daily car?

dinkel

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Tuesday 20th December 2011
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dinkel

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Friday 14th June 2013
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dinkel

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Tuesday 26th August 2014
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My choice next to my car.


Straight forward straight 6 bark: hell yes.

dinkel

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225 months

Saturday 13th September 2014
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It goes: not that fast, certainly a handfull - both hands - and with such a distinctive OHV straight six bark.