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Triumph TR6 - Suspension & Ride

Hey there... just spent the entire day in the cockpit re&re'ing everything and resealing the tranny cover and fixing wiring to the back up lights and OD. Next job other than fun detailing is suspension / ride. My car rides poorly, rattles and squeaks. If I don't get all that fixed soon I'll be doing this BB thing from a "home".

What have you fellahs done to improve ride and handling? I spoke to Rick C. on this briefly and we discussed (for the rear end) new coils and poly bushes but not necessarily new OE shocks nor tube shock conversion. What have you guys done to make your TR's ride sweet?

Late fall or early spring I'll be redoing front & rear suspension (and maybe tires but don't tell my wife what that'll cost). Ordering parts now... what would you suggest?

Ken
Ken Shaddock

Ken

Poly Bushings all around. I find my ride fine with the lever shocks but most swear by the tube shock conversion. I am trying to stay as original as possible with my 69 and don't want to put the tube shocks in.

There are stiffer shocks for the front. Probably buy the best you can for that.

I get rattle from the hood on bumpy roads. I haven't tried to stop it but rubber seals in strategic spots where the hood rubs at the fire wall and along the fenders would probably quiet it down a bit.

If you want to really get into it specify a stiffer coil spring for the rear. I don't have specs for it though.

that's all I got for now.

Mike
Michael Petryschuk

Sorry guys... this is a duplicate of a Thread I started September 28/06. You see... I repeat myself in writing as well as verbally. Ken.
Ken Shaddock

Hi,

Had the same problem on my 6 everything squeaking, I sprayed every moving part on the front and back suspension with waxoil, no squeaks now.

Malcolm
M Wright

Hi Malcolm... my car was recently restored (body off frame so everything was just put back together) and after a 4600 km drive to bring it home I'm finding lots of nuts & bolts to tighten too. I don't know the product waxoil but I pulled my door panels today and sprayed everything with an oil based rust proofing product called Krown Rust Control. The doors are quieter and the windows go up & down smoothe as silk. Ken.
Ken Shaddock

Ken,

Sounds like the same kind of product as I used, Guys from my club use this all the time and never put any joints back together without first, spraying the part with it and then doing it again once it is assemble. Have heard it also helps preserve the rubber as well.

Malcolm
M Wright

Yep, I've used the stuff for 20 years on my daily drivers and have never had a rusty car or part. All mechanisms work better and I find no negative impact on any aspect of the cars/trucks. It's all upside. In fact, one of my daughters was in a serious crash. Our 7 year old car held up very well. The rust bucket that hit her disintegrated!

Ken
Ken Shaddock

This thread was discussed between 27/09/2008 and 30/09/2008

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