Brian's TR6 Page

TR6 at Crater Lake, OR

Check out the Southern California Triumph Owners Association (SCTOA) page, which I maintain.  I currently coordinate speakers for SCTOA meetings.  If you have a topic for presentation, drop me an email.

I started my TR6 page to list the projects and activities on my car.  I did this to avoid putting them in a message about my 3,538 mile trip from Los Angeles to British Columbia for the Aug 98 All Triumph Drive In, Chilliwack, BC.  <story>

The car is a driver kept reasonable nice.  It has not been trailered anywhere.  Odometer as of Sep 99 is 135,000 miles.  It was made in Apr 72 and has been registered as a Southern California car since Jun 72.

1972 Triumph TR6
(all work by owner unless otherwise specified)
 
1996 Oct Car purchased
Nov Rebuilt starter installed
1997 Jan Oil pressure sender switch replaced
Clutch slave cylinder replaced, master rebuilt
Apr Front suspension rebuilt, poly bushings
Replaced radiator hoses
Installed TRF handling kit springs
Installed rear tube shock conversion
Seats reupholstered (by upholstery shop)
New tires installed (by tire shop)
Made new side windows for hardtop
Drove fast at Buttonwillow raceway
Carbs adjusted (by a club member)
Jun Replaced battery
Jul Left rubber on slalom course at Moss festival
Aug Entire brake system rebuilt (except calipers), new flex hoses
Rear suspension rebuilt, rubber bushings
Sep Replaced heater hoses and bulkhead coupling
Oct Installed spin-on oil filter adapter
1998 Jan Clutch m/c fork hole welded and redrilled
Apr Engine stripped to bare block and rebuilt
Clutch fork and pin replaced, new shaft bushings
Engine compartment stripped and painted
Accelerator shaft bushings installed
Bonnet buffers replaced
May Drove fast at Buttonwillow raceway (2nd place in car show)
Clutch hose replaced (braided stainless)
Battery disconnect switch installed
Daytime running lights installed
Jun Removed TRF handling kit springs (too harsh)
Jul Left rubber on slalom course at Moss festival (2nd in class)
Front sway bar installed (Addco) with custom brackets
R/R tube shock replaced
Plastic radiator shroud installed
Drivers door window channels replaced
Drivers door panel board replaced
Radio replaced
Cruise control installed
Aug 3538 mile trip to B.C. for All Triumph Drive In
(3rd in class in show, 1st in Funkhana) <story>
Sep Welding repairs to rear differential mounts and frame
Poly bushings replace one year old rubber in trailing arms
New rear tube shock brackets fabricated
Oct Rear sway bar installed
Truimphest 98 (1st in Autocross and Funkhana, Gold in Funcours)
Nov O2 sensors installed in exhaust
1999 Feb Roll bar installed
Installed new seatbelts
University of VARA (driving school) <story>
Replace steering rack mounts
Mar Installed nuts on front hub dust covers to facilitate removal
Apr Right rear hub replaced
Sep Replaced rubber fuel line section under drivers legs
Repaired speedometer and replaced cracked worm gear
Replaced dash wood panel

Competition/Driving History:
1996 Oct Car purchased
1997 Apr Drove fast at Buttonwillow raceway
Jul Left rubber on slalom course at Moss festival
1998 May Drove fast at Buttonwillow raceway
Jul Left rubber on slalom course at Moss festival (2nd in class)
Aug All Triumph Drive In, BC, 1st in Funkhana
Oct Truimphest 98  -1st in Autocross and Funkhana
1999 Feb Solo II Championship, Hollywood Park
University of VARA (driving school) <story>
Jul Solo II Practice and Championship, Hollywood Park
Aug Solo II night event, E.V.O.C., Devore
2000   Many Solo II events, 2nd place for the season in SK2 class for year
2001   Most Solo II events, 1st place in Historic class for year

Future Projects:
- Remover interior and install heatshield underlayment, clean/treat surface rust in driver's floor
- Replace cracked windshield
- Have brake rotors surfaced or replace
- Install backup hood release cable
- Rebush distributor
- Adjust passenger door to open easier
- Rechrome rear bumper
- Repair/replace dented front bumper
- Replace 1982 exhaust system
- Rebuild front brake calipers
- Replace grill
- Obtain top frame and top
- Install air horns for morons
- Replace damaged trunk trim panels

Differences from stock:  (could be made concourse accurate if desired)
- Electronic ignition (carry the points in case it dies)
- Rear tube shock conversion
- Dunlop D60A2 205/65 tires
- Addco front/rear swaybars
- Roll Bar (sometimes)
- Spin on oil filter adapter
- Poly bushings in suspension
- Aftermarket fiberglass hardtop (sometimes)
- DieHard battery
- Aluminum valve cover
- Braided S/S clutch hose
- Braided S/S brake hoses
- Battery disconnect switch
- Daytime running lights
- Cruise control
- CB radio
- Modern AM/FM Cassette radio
- Missing Blue BL logos on fenders
- O2 sensors

For links and further information, check out the Southern California Triumph Owners Association (SCTOA) page, which I maintain.  I currently coordinate speakers for SCTOA meetings.  If you have a topic for presentation, drop me an email.

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Suggestions, comments, and questions can be addressed to Brian at bk13 @ earthlink.net.
Last updated 31 Jan 02.