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Hi All,

Just purchased a 1971 TR6 - but I am aware that many on here will not appreciated it!

It is powered by a BMW M50 2.5 engine with a BMW 5 speed box.

I have to say is drives brilliantly and I think the performance suits the car.

First job is to work out why the break lights don’t work!

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Hi Rob,

Welcome to the forum. The first thing to check is your brake light bulbs (the bulb holders are a weak point) and the brake light switch. The switch is mounted on bracket adjacent to the brake pedal, check it aligned correctly, if you have a test meter you can check it's functioning properly.

Post some picks of your car, particularly your engine bay please.

Richard.

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Sounds like a great car! Regarding the brake light the original switch is not brilliant so it could be that, mine stopped working and I replaced it with a BMW switch from 70’s or 80’s, E30/E21, much better quality then the original TR6 switch.

 

 

Magnus

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1 hour ago, RobRennie said:

Hi All,

Just purchased a 1971 TR6 - but I am aware that many on here will not appreciated it!

It is powered by a BMW M50 2.5 engine with a BMW 5 speed box.

I have to say is drives brilliantly and I think the performance suits the car.

First job is to work out why the break lights don’t work!

Rob,

firstly a very warm welcome to our forum, but you are a teaser,

you can't tell us about a car such as yours without showing us photos,

look forward to seeing some.

John.

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4 hours ago, RobRennie said:

Hi All,

Just purchased a 1971 TR6 - but I am aware that many on here will not appreciated it!

It is powered by a BMW M50 2.5 engine with a BMW 5 speed box.

I have to say is drives brilliantly and I think the performance suits the car.

First job is to work out why the break lights don’t work!

 

AND you get to join 2 fora, TRR and whichever BMW site works for you

Let's see the car, come on.

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Sounds like there is still some Triumph remaining if the brake lights don't work. Looking forward to some pictures and welcome Rob.

Stan

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Sounds like a good engine choice, I used to have a BMW E36 coupe with the slightly later M52 engine, smooth, great performance and bomb proof.

Engine bay photos please!

Previous advice about the brake lights is spot on.

Nigel

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Rob,  There are plenty of factory-spec TR6s so the odd mongrel adds hybrid vigour. You wont be ostracised on the forum. A puff of WD40 on the brake switch plunger might work. Peter

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A B.M.W. brake light switch will go well with your B.M.W. engine.

                                                           Harvey

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Thank you for the warm welcome - well I found that the brake switch was missing! Local factors had the 'right' part - nasty piece of plastic that was loose in the slot!

I will eBay search for an E30 and get it sorted

Attached are the some pics!

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Hot water screen washers too ;):lol:

Stuart.

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Neat job. Getting steering column past the exhaust manifold must have caused some head-scratching ! That is something I'd get checked out thoroughly, there must be a joint somwhere on the chassis or body that is non-standard.

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Hi Rob,

Welcome. Your car is not the only BMW powered TR6 in the club. Alan Wilkinson from Derbyshire Dales has a 3.0L BMW diesel in his TR6. The torque is staggering, so were all the mods to the drive train to deliver it to the wheels.

Mick

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55 minutes ago, Peter Cobbold said:

Neat job. Getting steering column past the exhaust manifold must have caused some head-scratching ! That is something I'd get checked out thoroughly, there must be a joint somwhere on the chassis or body that is non-standard.

Thank you Peter, not something I had thought of - the garage I am taking it to are a good bunch, I will specifically ask for their opinion.

These are the guys who did the work. I contacted them but they basically said that they had no further information. It was the best part of 10 years ago I think.

http://bmwspecialistreading.co.uk/bmw-powered-triumph-tr6-the-perfect-balance-of-modern-classic/

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4 minutes ago, Richard71 said:

Very nice installation!

I believe BMW own the rights to the "Triumph" name (I may be wrong), so depending on how your thinking is, it's still a bona fide Triumph.

Richard.

Brilliant!!! - That is what I will say from now on!

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53 minutes ago, Mick Forey said:

Hi Rob,

Welcome. Your car is not the only BMW powered TR6 in the club. Alan Wilkinson from Derbyshire Dales has a 3.0L BMW diesel in his TR6. The torque is staggering, so were all the mods to the drive train to deliver it to the wheels.

Mick

Thats great to hear - my one has not had the power increased or anything - so is quite fast but not scary. - it is quite high revving, so actually top speed realistically is around 80 - but fab to drive in the lanes

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Built in Reading, my neck of the woods! Did see that advertised about three years ago. It’s had a lot more upgraded than just the engine. Must have cost an arm and a leg, and a lot of re-engineering. What not to like, you get a more efficient modern power plant, and still retaining the looks.

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12 hours ago, Chris Seymour said:

Built in Reading, my neck of the woods! Did see that advertised about three years ago. It’s had a lot more upgraded than just the engine. Must have cost an arm and a leg, and a lot of re-engineering. What not to like, you get a more efficient modern power plant, and still retaining the looks.

Yep, a lot of suspension work - but strangely, did finish of dash and other bits - the oil pressure and temp gauge do not work and a few interior bits are hanging off!

Todays project is to wire the high beam / dip beam into the overdrive lever. - I will leave the foot one in place but might as well make use of the lever

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24 minutes ago, Nigel Triumph said:

Very neat installation.  That BMW engine looks like it was meant to suit in the TR engine bay! 

Nigel

It kind of does! - also the weight and stuff must be similar and the handling seems just fine

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