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  1. Hi, I’m a newbie and I apologise in advance for my lacking engineering knowledge. I have owned my ‘73 CR model for one week. It is a steep learning curve but I’m really excited to understand how things work and to do as much maintenance as my limited knowledge, the manuals and the Internet forums allow. All in all it seems to run well, have been reasonably well looked after, and have had attention on and off over the years. After the journey back from TRGB, thanks Gary, and a few local trips it seemed to be stuttering a little. Following advice I took it out for a blast and that
  2. The oldest, and third oldest surviving TR6s are coming home to Warwickshire - not far from where they were built about 45 1/2 years ago. Derek Graham is all set to come and inspect these significant cars once they arrive in mid-April. We'll keep you posted of developments. David
  3. Hi Folkes Had one of these https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-148621 on back order from Rimmers for around 2 years and still no stock. A small part I know but has anyone got a spare they would be willing to part with? Thanks Andy
  4. I’m after some help with refitting my windscreen surround. I have read through most of the related threads, mostly before I started the job but I think I may have a “new” problem. I took the surround off as it was beginning to look very tatty and the scuttle seal was beginning to crack, thinking that a lick of paint and a new seal would make it look as good as new - wrong! Once I’d stripped out and repaired the rotten bottom corner it came up lovely in satin black. The new seal arrived from an eBay seller as rimmers and moss have no stock until August and I set to fitting it, af
  5. April Issue 297 of TR Action carries an article about poor starting associated with braided injector pipes. I fitted Exact branded pipes February 2016 and of late starting has being getting worse and worse - in fact exactly as described in the article. Has anyone else found this? John
  6. Hi folks, I've taken the body of my newly purchased TR6 restoration project. As expected its very rusty, what I wasn't expecting was to find that some clown had welded the chassis to the body on the passenger side and then covered it up with Schutz but lets forget about that annoyance for now. I'm not certain yet if the chassis is going to be repairable until I have it cleaned off totally but I think it is so I'm proceeding on that basis for now and that will hopefully be borne out. It needs two new trailing arm supports, both legs at the rear where the under boot/trunk bar is positioned, repa
  7. Evening all Found these on E bay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-Tr5-6-new-crank-pully-and-damper-assembly-with-timing-marks-3-8-groove/274646153993?hash=item3ff22fbb09:g:UNkAAOSwOVZf~uWk Anybody had experience of these? Thoughts appreciated. Cheers Andy
  8. I've just bought a TR6 (CP) with triple webers (40s), fast road cam, phoenix sport manifold+exhaust and lumenition optronic performance ignition. I think the compression ratio is around 10:1. It seems to go well (the webers appear to be well tuned) but I am not sure if the timing is optimised for maximum power from the modified engine. I would appreciate your thoughts and recommendations for a distributor timing curve - i.e. the static timing, the maximum timing degrees at high rpm and roughly what rpm this maximum should be reached?
  9. Anyone know how to adjust front wheel to a positive camber if there are no shims to remove on the lower wishbone arms to chassis brackets,on a tr6.
  10. Getting my TR6 into reverse gear needs quite a bit of effort. All other gears slot in easily and the clutch pedal range is fine as is clutch bite. Any ideas?
  11. Does anyone know if there is a t shirt with the side profile of a TR6 in a kind of silhouette with just the top of the wings and door and wheel arches and sills high lighted, or did I just imagine the whole thing . Cheers Gareth
  12. I have a thrumming vibration coming from the rear of my TR6. It starts at about 65 mph but goes quiet on lifting off the throttle. The diff mounts have been replaced but the vibration remains. There does not seem to be any obvious UJ issues. I have heavy duty rear outer drive shafts fitted. Any thoughts as how to isolate the problem ? MARK
  13. Over two years ago before I knew better I bought a supposedly reinforced bridge from Rimmers and fitted it to my chassis. Problem was that the diff cut out was on the wrong side and after been advised by others the spring mounts on inspection were welded across there diameter and had cracked for some people releasing the spring! in fact the springs had already indented metal. So I was left with a choice undo all my seam welding and buy a CTM bridge; good choice or beef up what I had so over the weekend I made some repair sections out of 2.2mm plate and welded them in along with some plat
  14. A Coil Conundrum ! I've had this original Lucas red coil for some time with the thought it might make a good spare for travelling etc. Problem is I'm not completely certain about its suitability for a CR TR6. The label says "for use only with 0.9- 1.25 Ohm ballast" and I'm unsure what ballast a CR TR6 loom comes with - could someone advise please? It also claims to be a "12v High Energy Power Coil" and on a CR TR it will only see 12v for the start-up, then approx 8-9v I think when running. I've measured the primary resistance and it reads 2.3 Ohm, thats pretty much half wa
  15. Evening all Engine stripped and crank out. The only issue is that the key is stuck solid they usually come out reasonably easy. Tried a gentle bit of hammering with a drift no joy but not knowing how much abuse you can administer I thought I'd ask before I get the bigger hammers out. Or is there a better way? Thanks Andy
  16. I've seen a few posts over the past year of folks, like myself, looking for a wiring diagram for CR cars. Usually we get (well intentioned-ly) sent toward the advance autowire link that seems to have diagrams for every TR5/6...except ours. I managed to get pdf of a pdf of a copy of a scan... that I've tidied up into a colour wire diagram to mimic these. I originally formatted at A3 on PPT and converted to pdf which seemed to magically transform it to A4, but it should blow up ok. There are some bits for German market cars I've left out for simplicity (extra rear lights & hazard l
  17. I have had intermittent fuel pump noise for the last 3 years since a new pump and filter was fitted, the usual system fitted at the base of the fuel tank. For reasons unknown sometimes its noisy as hell, sometimes silent. I have read the various posts on here as far as I can, but its not that easy to search, despite what some people say! In summary, I think the advice is that the peculiar set up of each set can produce resonance in some circumstances, and the way to stop it is to change the set up slightly? I have the black rubber hoses already, so I wondered about putting a permanent pre
  18. A question for any of the electrical experts out there ....... My TR6 alternator is simply marked as 14v 45A A115 type (it has a Lucas Electrik sticker with 24 026 on it). The concern is I'm only seeing 13v across the battery terminals at tickover, and only 13.8v when revved harder. If I turn the headlamps on the voltage drops back towards 13v again. I think this is 1v less than it should be, doesn't sound much difference I know but the battery isn't that old and I'm having to separately charge it. The alternator is under 2yrs old btw. Has anyone taken an alternator volta
  19. hi guys. I have found the engine in my tr6 is reving well. But when I take my foot of the pedal, the revs are very slow to return to normal. Anyone have an idea why?
  20. All there have been a couple of threads regarding engine oil filters recently and some cross references have been supplied. Where cross referenced filters have been used and shown to work, then there is no issue, however; I was in the process of putting together a usable cross reference, based on filters that can be relied on. I have added the recently supplied information and took about 15 minutes on the web to extend the spreadsheet based on information supplied by just filter suppliers. My message is; Please do not take any information regarding compatibility at face value In
  21. Hi All, I have a CR Series TR6, that should have a black teardrop shaped gear knob.. which has disappeared long ago.. It has been replaced with an aftermarket wooden one, which has developed a split (not long after fitting).. because it had to be screwed on a long way, so it didn’t pull of when selecting reverse..! so I get the feeling it will happen a lot! I was hoping to find an original style one but maybe in steel, rather than plastic, so it would last.. does anyone know if there is anywhere that makes them? if not.. can anyone with an original one post photos.. and dim
  22. Good day all. Does anyone know how much advance/retard that the small wheel puts on the timing. How many revolutions relates to one degree for example. Thanks
  23. Hi All, I'm looking to re-cover a TR6 H frame and have been told the TR Shop one is about the best. I'm looking for some pictures please and how easy or hard it is to fit, or indeed, any other covers you might feel are well made. Thanks Jim
  24. Matt1969

    UJ bolts

    Hi Are both sets of UJ bolts special in anyway, or will anything in mild steel do? Matt
  25. Hi found a TR6 steering wheel in the garage it is 14.5 inch diameter think it's from a CR model can anyone confirm david
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