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Triumph TR6 - Speed Freak

To all TR6 owners,
I probably should have waited till a slow time in the
winter to start this thread but could not resist.
Here is proof it can be done. This is a recent photo that was sent to me. The name of the owner has been withheld....would not want to circumvent the item on his dash:)
http://static.flickr.com/83/237593802_26a6142875_o.jpg

Rick C
Rick Crawford

So, is that rain or coolant on the windscreen? Or perhaps the pressure from the speed is causing the moisture in the air to condense?

Tony
Tony Koschinsky

The driver is either the owner or the mechanic. He has the skinned knuckle to prove it.
HP Henry Patterson

Oil pressure & temp looks good also, pity cant read the tacho.

Les
lw gilholme

A sonic boom is imminent, hehe. At least the driver didn't take the pic.
Tom

Tony:
None of the above, the photo was 'washed out' from the sunlight coming through the windscreen, and the top was up, shading the dash. I like the 'condensation' theory though! ;)

Les:
If memory serves me correctly, the tach was hitting about 4200 (Overdrive) and as I passed 90, it was obvious the spoiler was there for a purpose. Suddenly became very solid, actually felt like the car "hunkered down"! I am a bit amazed at some responses, these cars actually can go that fast (and more) and with all the improvements we make, suspension, brakes, tires, etc., why is that so amazing? Only did it once, I can't afford the ticket either, plus there are too many stupid drivers out there that can't respond at 10 mph, much less 100)
Chris Trace, I'm sure yours could get there much easier with all that FoMoCo beef, what say you? (hypothetically, of course)

Signed,
Anonymous at 100 per!

100 per

Nice try, the writing style gives it away.
DON KELLY

No name calling please....only Mr. Anonymous is allowed to say what State he lives in.
I know there is a famious sony writer that wrote a song about Mr. Anonymous......"Rocket Man"
Rick C
Rick Crawford

Mr.Anonymous,
unfortunately mine isn't going anywhere for a while.
In for repairs. But when it was running I took it up to 180 kph which I think is 112 mph and I found it to be terrifying! The car was very floaty and unpredictable, too much air underneath I think.
But, at 150kph (92mph) it was rock soild and just a ball to drive. I think there is a aerodynamic limit
to our cars and I don't want to find it.

By the way I think the insurance co is going to spring for a whole new frame from RATCO! I can't wait, I've talked to Tony at Ratco and he says that his frame will handle all the Ford power with no modifications.
I'll post my reveiw of it when I get it in late Oct.
The damage to the right front shock tower isn't really that bad but the appraiser who is also a retired body man says that simply bending it back would just not work.
Chris
Christopher Trace

Chris- Go for the coil over and all the tricks that ratco provide!
don
DON KELLY

Don, I have the coil over rear brackets and shocks.
They are great! I'll just bolt them onto the new frame.
I'm just going have black chasis paint put on the frame
as I still have to notch out the front cross member and add engine mounts. When I'm done coat the whole frame in POR 15 just like the old frame.

Free for the taking: TR6 frame, acid dipped, POR 15 over coat, Rust Check oil sprayed inside, reinforced with 2" angle iron welded on to the bottom of the frame. Crusiform or T-shirt plate is triple thick.
Collision damage done to the right front shock tower,
can be cut out and re-welded.

Chris
Christopher Trace

Chris,

I may have a party interested in your frame. I will contact you via e-mail.

Regards

Mike Petryschuk
Michael S. Petryschuk

Chris/Mike

hi from Nova Scotia, you thread could not have come at a better time.

I spent last week taking out the engine/gear box/front brakes suspension etc, all this in the belief that the front ent of the frame was in not so bad shape..error found more of the dreaded metal worm.

So if you have a frame that you want rid of, then please contact me at leslie.gilholme@acadiau.ca


Les
lw gilholme

Chris

I would offer as a trade the following CDS "TR6 Vol 1 Top Down Hits". This CD has been sent to selected contributers of the BBS, and I have received some good comments, I will also include yet to be released Vol 2.

Les
lw gilholme

Chris,
I too would love the frame, I seem to be the closest geographicaly....I will be happy to pick up and get it out of your way fast.

let me know.
Marcello

Chris
You are becoming a popular guy!
Will miss you at BCD this year. Pete R is also not coming. He is in Italy ( rough life EH?)
Rick
Rick Crawford

Rick,

I could not imagine what it will give if you shift to 2nd gear...

Cheers,

JGC
J. G. Catford

JGC
Not my dash! Good question...will ask the owner of that dash:)
Rick C
Rick Crawford

Marcello, Les is at the top of the list, you are second
if he does not want it.
Chris
Christopher Trace

Chris
Many thanks, I have sent you an e-mail. Look forward to getting the frame. Strangely my shock towers are in really good condition.

Les
lw gilholme

Les, there must be no cell phone talking teenage girls with learners license over there if your shock towers are still straight.
Chris
Christopher Trace

GEES Chris, she still had her learners license?!!
MAN! ...daddy is going to pay big time to Mr insurance!
Rick Crawford

Les/Chris,
Contact me if it is a no go. But if it is a green light for you, it couldn't have gone to a more deserving dude.

Marcello

This thread was discussed between 08/09/2006 and 15/09/2006

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