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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:)
|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?|
|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.|
|A sonic boom is imminent, hehe. At least the driver didn't take the pic.|
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! ;)
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)
Anonymous at 100 per!
|Nice try, the writing style gives it away.|
|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"
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- Go for the coil over and all the tricks that ratco provide!|
|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.
I may have a party interested in your frame. I will contact you via e-mail.
|Michael S. Petryschuk|
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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?)
I could not imagine what it will give if you shift to 2nd gear...
|J. G. Catford|
Not my dash! Good question...will ask the owner of that dash:)
|Marcello, Les is at the top of the list, you are second|
if he does not want it.
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, there must be no cell phone talking teenage girls with learners license over there if your shock towers are still straight.|
|GEES Chris, she still had her learners license?!!|
MAN! ...daddy is going to pay big time to Mr insurance!
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.
This thread was discussed between 08/09/2006 and 15/09/2006
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