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My dream car is a TR6 powered by a TVR Speed Six (regardless of whatever faults that motor may have) :):)

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If you want the power of a TVR in the TR6 aim for the 6 cylinder BMW M3!

Like the 4-cylinder OPEL 16 valve 2 litre there are some engines that can

not be beaten in their area.

 

By the way TVR & area will bring us very quickly to the Rover V8 what in

my opinon is the perfect engine for the TR6. I use it for more than 30

years and now can compare it every day with a well tuned TR6.

It is still another feeling when the V8 is powered up and the engine

is always prepared to let the wheels spin.

 

It has less weight than the TR4 engine what the car was made for

several years ago and has the power and the sound it should have.

Triumph itself was testing with the V8 in the TR6, unfortunately they

did not follow MG, TVR, Morgan, Ginetta and Marcos to upgrade

their best cars with a cheap, reliable, small and uncomplicated engine.

 

Lets be honest, the TVR trouble become more serious when they started

to build their own bad engines that made driving a TVR some sweet risk!

I like the TVRs but would take a swap away from the bad 6-cylinder into

account instead of bringing the trouble into my car voluntarily

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We'll if you like the classic and the V8

Try the daimler SP250.

I know it's fibreglass that just makes the body rust proof and lighter.

And they are relatively rare

H

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That was indeed one of my favorites!

Being a student that was far out of my budget.

I think British cars is a virus and V8, too.

If you like them you will like them forever.

 

Today I have my TRs and I like the easy way to

get spare parts and as both need mostly the same parts

it is easy to have them availiable in a small stock.

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I sold my SP so I could get my TR last year.

So I could do the odd sprint and hill climb etc

Didn't want to risk the fibreglass body!

Very happy with the change. But just watch their values go through the roof now tho 😳

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Dumb question.

 

If you put 450hp engine into the front of a TR6, how much concrete do you need to add to the boot to keep the rear wheels from spinning when you use the 450HP?

 

 

Alan

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There is a Daimler V8 engined TR4 conversion nearing completion near me. It should be rumbling around North Devon this summer.

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If you want the power of a TVR in the TR6 aim for the 6 cylinder BMW M3!

Like the 4-cylinder OPEL 16 valve 2 litre there are some engines that can

not be beaten in their area.

 

Hi Andreas.

 

Whilst V8's always appeal, the original is a straight six and I'd want to keep it that way (and everyone does V8 conversions over here). If I had the money I'd import a good Speed Six engine from the UK tomorrow - it has to be one of the sweetest sounding 6-cylinder engines I have ever heard. Because it wouldn't be my only TR6 and I'd have plenty of money, reliability issues won't enter into the equation.

 

However, a more realistic option would be a L24, L26 or L28 Datsun engine. Inlet and exhaust on the wrong side, but I'm sure they would be easier to resolve than realigning the steering shaft to clear a V8!

 

Just dreams of course... :(:(

 

Regards

Gavin

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I am sure that Peter Cobold would chip in here.. If you want straight six sound with V8 torque fit a blower!

Just done it, but not driven it in anger yet so will see soon if it is true!

Cheers

TIm

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Hi Gavin, sometimes its love and emotion what drives us

to do things instead of realistic decision based on facts.

But that is the base of our hobby and especially with the TR6

a lot can be done and is done.

 

I would like to see the progress of your project from time to time

and I am interested how the car will run!

 

I keep fingers crossed that you catch up a reliable engine!

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I would like to see the progress of your project from time to time

and I am interested how the car will run!

 

I keep fingers crossed that you catch up a reliable engine!

 

Hi Andreas. Thanks for your kind wishes but unless I win Lotto - it isn't going to happen. Dreams are free though ! :):)

 

Cheers

Gavin

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I vaguely remember that the Dart shares a lot of the underpinnings with a TR3. If so, the V8 would be a logical step. (Is the Dart's V8 the same as the one in the MKII-styled Daimler with the V8? If so, I happen to know one standing idle...)

 

Menno

Edited by Menno van Rij 2

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Yes I think it is...

Tim

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The Dart engine is a hemi isn't it?

They used to tune them in the 1970's to make big BHP for dragsters.

Russ Carpenter was the SP250 guru in the UK. I bought one of his engines a few years ago with a cobra project car, the engine went for big money on eBay!

Simon

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. (Is the Dart's V8 the same as the one in the MKII-styled Daimler with the V8? If so, I happen to know one standing idle...)

 

Menno

Yes it is, even more of a bonus if by any chance its a manual version as not many of them exist.

Stuart.

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Hot Rods are fascinating beasts...and you have to admire the engineering...but you do have to wonder at some Americans thinking...I saw an American TV show recently where an E Type Jag owner had fitted a V8 Corvette engine, when asked why, he slated 'British Engineering'!!!!...What the beautiful XK Jaguar 6 Cylinder engine? !!!!!! What a TWIT!

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This is an unusual use of SP 250 engine, made by a friend of a friend a few years ago. It has a two speed auto transmission and sounds wonderful, Unfortunately I am unable to post the video I have of it.

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I vaguely remember that the Dart shares a lot of the underpinnings with a TR3. If so, the V8 would be a logical step. (Is the Dart's V8 the same as the one in the MKII-styled Daimler with the V8? If so, I happen to know one standing idle...)

 

Menno

It is basically the same but the sump arrangement is different.

Russ carpenter is to daimler SP's as kas kastner is to TRs

The sp shares a lot of the triumphs heritage. Similar chassis

Front disc arrangement (sp has discs on the rear too)

Edward Turner designed the engine and took a lot of queues from the triumph bike engines he designed. To the extent that the sp performance lads used the bikes pistons and valve openings to form the cam shafts profiles.

Prone to over heating just like some of our early triumph cars.

H

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A similarly spec'd car to the original in this thread, but I'm not sure the front brake 'upgrade' is really up to the job!

 

http://www.engineswapdepot.com/?p=1693

 

Gavin

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For me. . . when modded that much I do not see a TR6 any more

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