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Triumph TR6 - Possible New Family Member

Will this alienate Me???

DON KELLY

8....probably not. 7....maybe, but at least you won't have to look for a doorstop! ;)

(Congrats....if ya bought it!)
Rod
Rod Nichols


Nice. When are you going to start rewiring it?:)

Does that mean you'll be visiting another BB page? We don't need to lose anymore people on this one.

Nice car Don! Is it yours yet?

Henry
HP Henry Patterson

Do it. I had an '81 FI model and drove the wheels off the thing. Wish I still had it. Maroon w/ tan int.

Don from Jersey

It is a 80 TR 7 that has been completly changed to an 8. Is impossible to see the difference. Am trying to get prices to have it transported from Tenn. to Seattle.
Here is a discription.




I have decided to sell one of my remaining two TR8's. This car is actually a TR7 which has been converted to full TR8 specification, essentially using a wrecked TR8 as a donor car so it is 100% correct TR8 down to the last bracket.

The body is rust free with good paint and a new top. There is one minor dent near the drivers door handle which a firm like Dent Wizard could easily take care of. The interior is in decent condition although the floor carpets are not currently fitted. I have a set of original molded carpets in fair condition which will go with the car and just need a good clean. The tires are good.

The engine is the stock 3.5 Rover V8 with a custom multipoint GM based fuel injection system installed. I will supply the stock carburettors & emission parts for the sake of posterity. All the a/c components are intact & installed although the system is not charged. The car currently has a 3.45 rear axle fitted (gives snappier acceleration), but I will also supply the stock 3.08 axle assembly as part of the deal.
DON KELLY

Don,
Where in TN. MIght be a worthwhile journey to deliver it to you!! Expenses and plane fare home might be cheaper than shipping!! Assuming that it'd make the trip?!?!
db
Doug Baker

If it was that easy I would do it myself. the car has been in storage and has not been driven a lot lately. He has a couple of others and drives those.. So he does not think it would be wise to drive it 2300 miles with out a decent shake down. I have gotten quotes from $984 to $2500 to ship it.If it does go by currier I will still have to ship the extra rear back separately.i would love a summer cruise in a convertible to end my summer, Also I am busier than all get out at work and would be hard pressed to find time. thanks for the offer though.
DON KELLY

If it was that easy I would do it myself. the car has been in storage and has not been driven a lot lately. He has a couple of others and drives those.. So he does not think it would be wise to drive it 2300 miles with out a decent shake down. I have gotten quotes from $984 to $2500 to ship it.If it does go by currier I will still have to ship the extra rear back separately.i would love a summer cruise in a convertible to end my summer, Also I am busier than all get out at work and would be hard pressed to find time. thanks for the offer though.
He is a link to the body work done

http://www.wedgeparts.com/t7repair.html
DON KELLY

Don:

You need to ask? Buy it! Consider it just one more of life's little triumphs.

Cheers,
Bob
1976 - TR6
Bob Evans

bought it just waiting to get it shipped.
DON KELLY

Don, my offer still stands:-)
db
Doug Baker

Doug, As I said I would take you up on your offer if i was assured by the owner that the car could handle the trip. It hasn't run steady in over 2 years since it was stored. The shipping cost will be about $1100.00 He is putting in the 3.08 rear and the new carpets now and hopefully it will be picked up on the 1st
Don
DON KELLY

Ah shucks:-(
db
Doug Baker

Don,
Have 'em drop it in Boise, I'll meet you with it in Yakima!
Rod
Rod Nichols

As of 9/7 the car is still in TN. It was suppose to have been picked up last week end but the transport picked up a car that was heavier than stated. So mine didn't get picked. Suppose to be today. I did finally get photos of the interior. Boy is it dirty from storage. First thing,detail shop.
DON KELLY

Don,
Be sure to post some photos as soon as she arrives.
db
Doug Baker

What is the best way on this site to post multiple photos?
DON KELLY

It finally left.YEA
DON KELLY

Don
Steve P answered that question to me on The engine stand thread on August 20th.

Trust a guy from patato country to make a wedge comment........
Darn Rod, you beet me to it;)

Enjoy your new ride Don but keep workin' on the 6.
Good thing you built a big garage.
Now you can say.." see honey, I told you the bigger garage would come in handy".

Rick
Rick Crawford

Don,
Did it show up yet????
Rod
Rod Nichols

It is here. Along story short. It runs like a bat out of H>>>. A couple of issues. Missing some trim pieces. Probably happened when it got repainted. The old fuel in it is causing some idle problems,boy did my garage stink for a while, and has coded an IAC code. Need to check that out. The front interior carpets are on the way but I think I'm going to invest in a Magic Carpet interior for it. I just finished washing it for the first time,weather has been lousy. I will go take a few pictures and post them.
DON KELLY

OK here it is

http://s123.photobucket.com/albums/o316/donkelly23/?action=view¤t=a82fb241.pbr
DON KELLY

OK. My daughter said I suck at make presentations, So here is hers

http://s123.photobucket.com/albums/o316/donkelly23/?action=view¤t=Car.flv
DON KELLY

posted new photos
DON KELLY

Don,

Your daughter is right...her's is much better! Just kidding! Great looking car. Know you will enjoy getting it up to snuff!

Mike
Mike Calhoun

After sitting for a couple of years the clutch slave threw up. I rebuilt the master and replaced the slave and filled with silicon fluid. I took it on its first excursion this morning,about 20 miles each way. Gobs of power,brakes a"little" spongy (old lady in a Sienna mini van pulled out right in front of me and I had to stand on them). The fuel injection needs a little work and the temp ,twice climbed to the 3/4 mark and the check engine light came on. Stayed that way for about 30 seconds and then dropped back to just below 1/2.
My wife was impresses,she was a little leary of such a long shake down cruise.

BOY WAS IT FUN
DON KELLY

Hi Don,
I drove a friends TR7 (4 cyl) this summer and I did like the extra room inside, the car drives fine and handled good...I was susprisingly impressed.

Enjoy yours!

Charlie
Charlie B.

This thread was discussed between 21/08/2007 and 13/10/2007

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