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Hey Dino! You awake out there!
The Canadian mail must be slower than the U.S.
|And here we go with ROCKY 3!|
Rocky 2 now available on DVD or should I say CD...NUK... NUK... NUK.
Don, When Doug was sending me CDs it took 2 weeks for them to come "uptown". Mine went "downtown" to Doug in a week. Both by air-mail. I know the first one Doug sent me had been opened by Canada Customs.
Are we getting anxious Mr. Kelly?
Dino...the entire state of WA is counting on you:)
Lets not forget about Jeff back on CD2.
Am I too late to jump on the bandwagon? I thought I sent you an e-mail but perhaps I sent it to the wrong address. Please let me know.
|M. Blakey 1|
If there's room on the bandwagon, I'll jump on. I originally thought the CD would only have the manual, which I already own. I admit I didn't pay that much attention to it. I can make copies when the time comes.
|To all the future band wagon folks. Just check the nearest address to your location and e-mail them for assistance. they should be able to help you out.|
|Thank you Don.|
Moe, sorry, I have no record of receiving an e-mail from you. I am woundering if it might be a good idea to start another thread on "who is going to Ancaster?" for S Ontario Bandwagon chaps. Ancaster is April 17th.
Just noticed this on The TTC web site.
"Sunday, May 15, 2005 British Cars and Parts Auction
Ken Mason's KM Restorations & Repairs
Third Line & Hwy 9, East of Orangeville Contact
KM Restorations "
|Rick- Do you regularly scope out the TTC website.How much snow you got up there anyway?|
|Don, I'm sure Rick won't mind so I'll take this one,|
looking out my window I see a little less than a foot
of snow but I would think there is 1/3rd of that down in Toronto.
|"a little less than a foot of snow"|
Just one of the reasons I moved from the cold north to the warm south. I don't know about the rest of you, but I believe winter ought to be a destination rather than a season: if you want it, go there and enjoy it until you've had enough and then go home where it's warm. If you don't want it, stay home and let the others who do go there and enjoy it to their heart's content.
Speaking of the cold north, my grandson and I will be spending a week in Canada this June, right after the V8 convention. A couple of days on lake Huron in Port Franks and then a few days in Niagara Falls. Unfortunately, I won't be driving my TR6.
|Man ya' gotta be fast around here!|
But I have an excuse for being not so quick-draw-Mcgraw. I was busy in the garage stripping down the engine so as to put the block on the engine stand.
LET IT BE KNOW that I would publically like to thank Chris Trace. When conversing with Chris and Charlie B about doing the lower end bearings via e-mail, Chris offered to come up to my place, with his engine hoist no less, and help me pull the engine. We had it out in about 1.5 hours. I had done a bit of stripping of the engine and the interiour was removed. It actually comes out very easily with tranny attached. Simply Chris, I could not have done it without you. THANK YOU VERY MUCH CHRIS. Charlie, thank you also for your assistance in helping me make the decision to pull it out and do it right.
We are luck up here in snow country to have chaps like Chris and Charlie that go the extra distance to help a fellow TR owner out.
Don, the TTC (Toronto Triumph Club) is an excellent source of information of things happening in Southern Ontario. The TTC puts on British Car Day every year and is a must attend event. Over 1000 British made cars. It also happens to be an event where all the BBSers can get together again:) Oh Ya, I also have less than a foot of snow.
|I thought the TTC was the Toronto Transit Commission.|
Having an engine hoist on hand is really great. Fortunately my freind had one sitting in his garage that he had not used in a couple years and was not planning any other projects. So, of course I have it now. I used it many times removing the block from the stand for various reasons and then putting it back on. One such case was installing the crank which I couldn't do while it was on the stand because the stand only fit to the rear engine plate. Also I was able to strip the entire engine while it was on the stand (with the exception of the crank which I removed on the floor). That is one heavy engine! If you can get a hoist to have on hand through the rebuild process it makes things go pretty smooth.
When do you think you will have the engine done? Are you doing a full rebuild now?
You may want to rebuild those light bulbs (or Lyte orbs)while your at it.
|HP Henry Patterson|
Got the engine off of the hoist and onto an engine stand. Kinda tricky as engine stands appear to be made for wider engines as in V8s. Head is off and engine upside down for the crank. OK Henry I have a question for you. The big bolt at front of engine behind the fan blade...is it bastard or standard thread? It just does not seem to want to budge. I question this as the engine rotates CW. As soon as I get the bolt out then 1 hour later the crank is gone for grinding .010". I have all new parts ready for the re-assembly. I am thinking back together within a month.
|O.K. guys, Whats the over -under for the month dead line?|
I see a betting pool starting.
Yes, that is the other name for TTC (how did you know that??) that is why I spelled it out.
"Whats the over -under for the month dead line?"
splain to me please.
|Rick- Betting term .|
Whats with all the plastic wrap on it? Did you do that?
|Brilliant and your welcome Don, sure took a loooong time?|
I'm putting all the finishing touches on the "4", it's the little things that take so much time
|And we have a happy customer!|
Plastic wrap? Must have been done at the border as America has really beefed up security measures, rightfully so.
|Must have been all that white powder falling out!|
|It finally arrived! Mailed from Canada on May 5, it arrived here in TN on May 22. I'll have a copy in the mail tomorrow.|
I've sent Erik's copy of the CD and am awaiting word on receipt. I've also made 10 copies for the other 11 guys here with TR6's. ????? Yup, one guy just knows how to put the gas in and is only interested in music CD's so I left him out - he has a superb 6 tho'. Rick: that engine is HEAVY. Now that I've got an engine stand I only need a platoon to get it on there. Got my spare home in Feb and it was a B--ch to get into the shed. Now I've gotta get it back out to go for cleaning and painting prior to new gaskets and setup for dropping into the 6. Awaiting gaskets and carb kit from Mr. Drake in BC so I'm about ready to go. Taking out the dash for refinishing this long weekend along with the heater for a rebuild. Next project is to drop the diff, check and/or replace the mounting studs and install the new rubber mounts. The list is endless but now that Spring ???? is in the air I'm ready to go. Hope you are all busy. WHERE is da Goose???
'76 - 6
|How can I get a TR6 cd?|
1: ask for one.
2: hopefully some one down your neck of the woods says "give me your snail mail address:)"
One out of 2 so far..your lookin' good.
Bob, heavy is an understatement. A totally stripped block still takes some muscle from 2 guys. The back of the block needs to be totally stripped off for the stand mounting points. Be prepared for some welding at the front dif mounting points. Most likely this will need the extra plates installed. Bill Brayford made some plates for me. Unfortunately I did not make a photocopy of the plates...that would have been a nice addition to the TR6CD. If anyone has the dimensions of the plate I would like it...I will send it to all that I know of who got the CD.
Bob, spring is here you better get a hurry on.
I got a nice little surprise in the mail from Roger Hearne from down under. Roger sent me a 1986 publication from Coventry England called the Tuning Manual from G.Thomas. Thanks Roger. A nice addition to my TR6 books.
As far as the goose is concerned. I was standing out front of the garage yesterday with my neighbour enjoying a nice spring day and a wobbly pop. 2 geese flew over head. Kinda' early for them. I suppose they are like us TR guys...anxious for spring to arrive.
Spring ain't HERE yet! I've got about 3 feet of snow on my grass, which is good 'cause I hate mowing anyhow but the 6 is in da cousin's garage & he's off smowmobiling so I can't get her out for a spin. It's nice here, a balmy +2 Deg Cel with dry roads but I'll have to wait til tomorrow. The guy who is doing my welding on the diff mounts has done a few 6's in the past and knows what he is about so I should have a good strong setup when he's done. all that remains then is to bolt in about 3 grand worth of new parts so I should have a very different feeling 6 this summer. Got a pic of your car with my CD - very nice - is that a Monza system? I bought the stock stainless, which cost me about $600 Can$$ to the door. Pricey but should last forever. Got the Pertronix this week too. Got the fever!
Bob '76 - 6
|If I ever get a cd, I'll make the copies I promised and forward it on. But if I never get it,I can't! |
Somebody send me one, please.
From your mailing list, you see who is sending to you. Complain upline. You should have it by now.
My connection out west (Don Kelly) has sent me a drawing of the reinforcement plate. I shall send to all. Thanks Don.
Bob, no,not MONZA. Just a time consuming paint job of stock muffler. My fever is over at the engine builders getting line bored...Bummer.
I now say that I had a DPO before me.
WOW!!!!! The CD is very cool! Great stuff...and I get in line with all the others to send kudos!!! (Jeff Barstow in MO....yours will be on the way Monday, and I made a few copies for deserving souls here in the Boise area.) Hope your roads clear off soon, I've already put a couple hundred miles on my car the last few weekends! A little chilly, but great to drive around with the top down again:)!
Thanks again Rick!
To bad you did not make it to the winter BBSers. You could have had the CD long ago. Spring is definitely in the air up/across here. I am hoping to get the engine back together this week.
You are welcome lad.
Just had an e-mail from John B in FL. On 2/28/05 I did a mass e-mail to all CD recipiants that contained an attachment(s) of the CD mailing list. John did not get it. I am now curious if there is someone else out there who also did not get this mailing list. If you did not get an e-mail from me on the above date, please e-mail me back.
|I'm a non-member who lost the maintenance manual in a hard drive crash! Anyone close to South Carolina with a copy of the CD that I can send my mailing address to? I got my '73 TR6 (#CF 1819U)back in March and just when I need the manual my computer dies...I'm back up and have CD burner capability and would be happy to forward the CD.|
Scratch my request for the CD...I joined and found the manual again. Sorry for the trouble.
What does the CD cover? I printed off a Triumph Motors (BL) overhaul manual for the dealership mechanics, and burnt off an electronic copy and of course would be welcome to share this information.
|Les- Get in touch with Bob Evans from this post. He is as close to you as can get.|
The CD is the 541 page British Leyland Repair Operations Manual. But, in addition to that you get a LOT of very handy tech tips, diagnostics and other good links. It's a great resource - every TR6 driver gotta have one. Send me your snail mail address and I'll burn another and mail it to you.
The official British Leyland Repair Operations Manual is 23MB big. The CD is 248MB. So as you can see, there is a little more on the CD than just the manual. A lot of the info on the CD is just not available on the WWW anymore. Interesting on EBay you see ripoff artists selling the manual any where from $2 to $25. The BBSTR6CD is FREE for the asking:)
|Just to let you know I received my copy on this side of the pont today from Bob Evans|
A big thanks to all of you !
I've got a copy ready for Les. Mailing tomorrow.Sure took a long time for Erik's CD to cross the "pond" I mailed that 4 - 5 weeks ago. Can't blame Canada Post for that one; must be the European delivery system.
Glad you got it. Now start to pass it on to others. Best you do the other side of the pond..apparently mail is slow going over there.
Bob, next time you affix that little sticky label to the package, make sure it is a picture of a plane not a boat.
Just kiddin' with ya:)
Thanks for the send to Les.
|I guess I missed installing the spelling checker :-)|
Rick, I will make a few copies and pass them on in our local TR-club.
Next one goes in a bottle thrown from the beach. Probably faster. BTW, keep finding neat stuff on the CD. Ordered my dash gauge o-rings from Barrie in Barrie. Now, if the d@*n master cyl would arrive from Moss I'd get her fired up and down to the paint shop.
|Maybe I should have charged the USEFULL WWW LINKS an advertising fee...could have thrown a nice summer BBSBBQ:)|
Bob, I beleive Doug B. found Barrie in Barrie for the O-rings.
Good deal Erik.
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