New parts update - James Harris
Had a lovely new 1-2-3 ignition to replace the distributor and complete brake overhaul; new front calipers, discs, pads and hoses, and brand new rear drums, shoes, cylinders and hoses.
Need to chase up some body work. Nothing major but if I don't ... more
Adding a Subwoofer - Vance Navarrette
Installing a quality sound system while retaining an authentic feel to our cars is challenging. Here are plans for a system that has reasonable fidelity, iPod capability, and a hidden subwoofer. (Please note that all photos referenced in this article are ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
preps for registration - Brad Clinch
I purchased a 1978 model 2500S saloon, which I purchased a few years ago, and am currently preparing for registration.
It is in remarkably good original condition... the last rego. label fitted being 1991... and with (clearly ... more
Triumph toledo makeover - Martyn Gittens
This project was started about a year ago. I orriginally stared with a Nissan SR20de and 5 speed along with a b1600 diff mounted to the orriginal body mounts. After about a weeks driving I had had enough so it was back off the road and time to start the ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
My Spitfire mk1 restoration - Brian Alderton
Purchased in Jun 2004. The resoration was started in Nowra NSW. After a 4 year break due moving back to QLD & a few other things. I have restarted the restoration. more[view project] [view vehicle]
Spray Equipment - Glen Johnson
I've tried quite a few different guns mostly suction but recently got a gravity feed and love it. I reckon I'll try and get some more HVLP gravity fed guns and drop the suction stuff. They're too tricky to get all the paint out of and I tend to waste ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
Cosmic Wheels - Thomas S.
I bought a set of original Cosmic wheels:
* Rim size = 6 x 15
* Part No. RW031/057
* No of sud holes = 4
* P.C.D. = 4,5 " (Lochkreis - 114,3 mm)
* Style of wheel Mark II machined more
Engine swap - Martyn Gittens
I have currently been slaving away on my toledo over the last 3 months puuting a sr20 de into this, it has been a nightmare of a conversion but have finally got it running. I still need to do suspension and brakes so if anyone has any insight that would ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
TBI - Peter Janse
Thinking of installing a Patton TBI system. We'll se what's up for next spring. more[view project] [view vehicle]
David Hack Classic video - Robert Avis
Welcome to Toowoomba's David Hack Classic.
This yearly event features vintage aircraft and classic cars.
Copy this URL into your browser and enjoy the video.
Triumph Club Run Video - Robert Avis
Come along for a run with the TSOAQ.
I like to show my Spielberg talents with brief videos loaded onto You Tube.
Copy and paste this URL into your search window and Viola!
Looking For history - Chris Chatland
Looking for history on reg NEU086 more[view project] [view vehicle]
The mother is going!!! - James Harris
Finally, after new Su's, distributor and power steering rack its back on the road with 12 months MOT!
Scrapped the Strombergs which exaggerated an ignition problem which turned out to be a worn out distributor shaft bush causing the points to do ... more
Work done - Doug Bell
Rebuilt motor and clutch in 1987/8
New panels / paint / carpet in 1990
New factory soft top in 1991
Stainless stock exhaust in 2001
New Interior in 2006
First redwalls in 1985, next set in 2007
Rebuilt dash / refinshed wood ... more
Help with running the triumph site - Glen Johnson
Some screenshots etc. more[view project] [view vehicle]
Classic and Historic Cars - Mary Anne Irvine
I am an active Member of the Classic and Historical Automobile Club of Australia, which has cars from 1931 upto 25 years old. It is a great way to see a variety of different makes and models. more[view project] [view vehicle]
valves rattling? - John Lashley
My father built this car from the ground up and knew it in and out. I on the other hand do not know much about these cars yet. I live in central Florida in between Orlando and Tampa. If any one knows a reliable shop to take it to to get valves set. ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
new top - John Lashley
my father had gotten a new top in for this car not to long before he passed away last year. I wish to get it on the car but because the old one was already off I dont know how to put it back on.
If you know how to properly get a top back ... more
Toyota T50 trans and A/C to GT6++ - Douglas Hansen
I have all my mocking up and should start the finial body work on my GT6 soon. Ive moved the engine back 5 inches and have added a Toyota T50 5spd trans and an A/C system. see pics at www.1147cc.com I hope to make up some kits for this setup ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
Installing a New Headliner - Vance Navarrette
Purchasing a TR6 factory hard top is an excellent way to enjoy your TR6 year round. Not only does the hard top improve the weather capability and road noise of the TR6, but it also improves the handling by virtue of the improved chassis rigidity. The ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
Installing a Cobra seat in a Dolomite - Garth Newton
Follows my experience fitting a Cobra Vintage seat into a Dolomite whilst retaining original seat rails more[view project] [view vehicle]
Megasquirt - Doug Hellyer
Investigation into installing Electronic Ignition and Injection to my GT6 with "CR" 2500 motor.
Previous owner had removed distributor + metering unit.
Megasquirt seems to be the better option at about $250 in kit form or $400 assembled from ... more
TBI Injection conversions - Rick Patton
Rick has developed TBI conversions for TR6's and many other cars using SU, ZS, or Hitachi sidedraft carbs. Check out pattonmachine.com more[view project] [view vehicle]
Brakes - Nick Jones
The brakes on this car have always been marginal and seemed to be getting worse. They lacked bite and needed serious pedal effort to get results leading to a couple 'moments'! Having had the same setup fitted to my Herald and finding those excellent, ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
Engine performance/Oil pressure - Jerry Delaney
1st Issue:The car runs rough. On start up and after warming up the engine stumbles on acceleration. I have to really gun it to accelerate and it stumbles and jerks until I am at speed. When at a stop I have to keep it rev'd to prevent stalling.
Fuel injecting Triumph 6's Using Zenith Stromber - scot abbott
Fuel Injecting Spit6 with Megasquirt
The project goal was to convert the fuel inlet system of a Triumph GT6 motor from a twin Zenith Stromberg carburetor setup to fuel injection using inexpensive tools and readily available parts. This was ... more
Rear Crossmember Sub-Assembly - Albert Gary
This is the crossmember that the Diff hangs from and the lever shocks bolt to. I had to replace this thing. Look what I found as a replacement. This is 100 times better box material than the stock. I think I got the last. more[view project] [view vehicle]
Life on Mars - James Harris
Are you familiar with the BBC series Life on Mars? more[view project] [view vehicle]
Heater overhaul and improvements - Nick Jones
I don't use this car alot in the winter months, but recently made on long trip on a very cold day which showed up the facts that
1) the heater produces NO heat at all
2) the air output (hot or cold) is very small.
In the early ... more
Stock exhaust vs. Straight pipes - Alan Atkinson
For years the accepted wisdom is that the stock TR6 exhaust is a power sapping monstrosity. I'm looking for efficiency, so I figured I'd see just how bad it was while my car was being dyno'd. The results are surprising - the stock exhaust really isn't ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
Fuel injection - Alan Atkinson
Megasquirt ECU and custom intake manifold combine to inject some power into the car. more[view project] [view vehicle]
Due South - R Walbeehm
First things first! It has been a while ago since I wrote something. That is because we moved to the south of holland and we had to fix the house first before working on the spit.
A couple of month ago I had to her her for her annual check up. After ... more
Removing stuck Triumph STAG cylinder heads - Glen Johnson
My engine rebuild has ground to a halt. The heads won't come off.
There are 5 bolts that are close to the exhaust manifold side of each head. These go down perpendicular to the block face. There are also 5 studs that go through the centre ... more
1960 Fiat 500 - Sal Vespertino
After completing most of what I wanted to do with my TR250, I decided to look for another project, one that would be the different from the TR. I inevitably went back to my roots and chose the Fiat 500. What I had found was almost perfect, an iconic ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
13/60 power - Robbert Oostergo
I want to fit a more powerfull engine into my Herald.
Will a dolomite 1850 engine fit?
Triumph 1300 & spare parts, in good condition. - L S
Triumph 1300 (1967) for sale. Call owner in Malta +35679878195 more[view project] [view vehicle]
Rear end problems / unstable - Nino Kehrer
After changing trailing arm bushes last year to eliminate rear end problems when accelerating on winding roads, I have to revisit this topic since there is only minor change....
Winter project 2012, new uprated drive shaft, new crank pulley 3/8 as ... more
Repairing leaking dashpot oil in carbs. - Joseph Grant
I have put together a page with information on how to solve the problem of dashpot oil dissapearing from Zenith Stromber carburetters.
Go here: http://www.bowtie6.com/CarbRepair/index.htm
Upgrades - Richard Hayward
I have big plans for this car. Because I use it every day (15500 miles in eight months) I want to bring the oily bits into the 21st century. I'm planning a 2.5 BMW 24v engine and gearbox using the original management, a conversion to a rotoflex based ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
'J' Tray - J Overdrive Conversion Bracket - Greg Dito
As many TR owners come to realize for practical as well as performance reasons, the addition of an overdrive is a very attractive upgrade that also pays dividends in the vehicle's value. Estimates in increased value are usually in the $1000 US range. ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
Surfing - Brian craig
I like to say I do a little of everything and not too much on one thing.
I also enjoy surfing, snowboarding and hanging with my two wonderful boys (who helped me build this car) more
Gas strut boot-lid stay - Nick Jones
Fed up with that clanky mechanical boot prop that won't lock or unlock? Use one from an Audi 100 bonnet - they are the right length and can be fitted in minutes! more[view project] [view vehicle]
Electric Power Steering Conversion - Shane & Tarni Reynolds
Adding the Electric Power Steering System from a XC Barina (Vauxhall Corsa)
I started looking for this kind of PAS conversion after I broke my elbow in 2003 and the TR7V8 was no longer a fun drive but a pain.
After about 2 years ... more
MGF Seats - Nick Jones
The original seats were shot, so I've fitted a pair of leather MGF ones bought off ebay at very reasonable cost more[view project] [view vehicle]
Wind Blocker - Aaron Cropley
Wind Blocker Notes
I had seen various wind blockers either offered for sale or installed on other TR6 owners cars but had not found one that was capable of doing what I wanted. Some people had installed theirs with ... more
Fireball Sail Boats - Rob Bronstein
Hi I also have 2 Fireball Racing Sail Boats built around 1960 and are looking for masts, sails old running gear to do these up so if you live in Tasmania and have anything let me know. more[view project] [view vehicle]
Saturday 19/8 2006 - R Walbeehm
Tomorrow She'll be driving again. Finally!! I'll make some pictures... I'm soooo happy!!! more[view project] [view vehicle]
For all dutch viewers, the weather - R Walbeehm
http://www.teleweer.nl/portal.asp?url=./wr_neerslag.asp more[view project] [view vehicle]
ofcourse!! - R Walbeehm
I really thought I would be driving right now.. Guess what...
Here in Holland we've got this yearly check up. It is called APK (general periodic check). It's a way of keeping those wrecks out of the street. Of course I was about 3 month late for ... more
Gearbox rebuild - Benjamin Bradtke
Over the next few months my gearbox will be taken out, stripped and completely rebuilt. Also at this time the operation and condition of the overdrive unit and clutch will be checked, and a Goodridge braided clutch hose fitted.
UPDATE (June ... more
Originality - Mark Curry
Love to gradually return to as much originality as possible more[view project] [view vehicle]
Finally - R Walbeehm
Finally they called me to say the engine is ready. You could imagine how I felt. It took them about 3 month to recondition the engine. The reason for the delay is that it is hard for them to get new or reconditioned parts. The industry is trying to make ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
TVR AJP8 - Phillip Reader
Project AJP8 into a Dolomite Sprint.
Not content with the modest power output of the Triumph Stag engine I installed in the Sprint,
The challenge is to install a different V8 with suitable power to impress my new quest for speed,
After a ... more
Headers / Extractors - Adam Farmer
Looking for expressions of interest in headers for 2000 and 2500 Saloons in 6-3-1 format. Since I have had trouble locating a set at any below $1000NZD +. I have spoken to a fabricator with the view to producing a jig and a short production run in mild ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
Toyota Supra gearbox install. - Nick Jones
Now fully installed and working pretty well. Been using the car as daily transport for a week and it is fine. Really nice 'rifle bolt' change and good ratios. Propshaft doesn't vibrate!! A first ever for this car.
Distributorless Ignition - Nick Jones
As a follow-on from the Megasquirt fuel injection project I decided to use the Megasquirt ECU to control the ignition as well.
This meant adding a 36-1 toothed wheel to the crankpulley, the inductive VR sensor to sense these teeth (and thus engine ... more
Engine update - R Walbeehm
Today (4/4/6) I talked to the guy who is rebuilding my engine. He told me he bought an engine in Germany from a friend. The german told him the engine is good enough for using the short block and some other parts.
Funny detail is that my spit was ... more
Things I wanted to change but... - R Walbeehm
The steeringwheel was a bit worn out. When it got a bit humid the wheel got very sticky and your hands got black. Very annoying in a country like Holland (very wet). So I was thinking of putting in a new wooden wheel. I was a student at that time and I ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
Deep thought - R Walbeehm
20/3 Today I was thinking about the following things:
The guy from Willems Classics was a nice guy. The only thing I didn't like was the way he was trying to sell engineparts. If I follow his advice I would probably end up with 140 BHP at 9000rpm ... more
A '69 mk1 Auto with spline conversion - Ryan Russell
a new purchace!! potential racer maybe down the track. only time (and money) will tell ;) more[view project] [view vehicle]
Triple Stromberg/SU Manifold - Harald Krohm
for the drawing, pls. view this pdf file: http://www.hkrohm.com/tr6/TrippleStrombergHeader.pdf
the design started from scratch, with some dimensions i had in my mind or where i could pick up some dimensions from the ... more
Times of trouble - R Walbeehm
I own this car for about two years now. Everytime I went for a drive it looked like I missed some BHP's. In every ad it's said to be a fast car. It really cost me lots of 'trouble' to go past te 100 km/hr. Well couple of weeks ago I found out what ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
SR500 - Paul Newbold
1978 Yamaha SR500 which I converted to a cafe racer. Front brake is Suzuki 750GT 4LS, clipons and rearsets are by Tingate and solo saddle is Ducati 900SS more[view project] [view vehicle]
OD Replacement Completed - Sean OBrien
So in Feb 2006, I replaced the tranny with a rebuilt OD from Quantumechanics.com. Upon installation, the OD was intermittent, it leaked oil and the rear end started making a whining sound... overall, not a great installation. I later removed the OD and ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
Adding a J-Type overdrive - Vance Navarrette
My TR6 is a 1974-1/2, which offered an optional J-Type overdrive (OD) as did all TR6s beginning with commission number CF1. The J-Type addressed several deficiencies in the earlier A-type design, and was easier to service. Laycock Engineering supplied ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
Image Wheels UK - alan salvatore
British Wheel Company; Special Make up more[view project] [view vehicle]
Compomotive Wheels - alan salvatore
Three Piece Modular Wheels available on a special make up basis. Pricey, but very nice. more[view project] [view vehicle]
Dolomite Sprint EWP Installation - Garth Newton
Covers the installation of a Davies-Craig Electric Water Pump in my Dolomite Sprint after the water pump seal went! more[view project] [view vehicle]
WHAT NEXT? - Alan Myers
Sometimes I let my mind wander to consider some other similar projects I might like to try once the TR4 is pretty well wrapped up... some day!
- TR3A "Beta"?
The first idea that came to mind is a TR3A "Beta". For those who don't know, no ... more
BL Extractors - Ian Cowie
Ian Wickens; you mentined in SI you had a set of BL Dollie extractors, I am looking for a set for my historic Group C race car. Can we do a deal on a set of Rimmer s to suit the TR7 u are usong them for, or send me pics of same to assist in reproduction ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
Brake Upgrade - Phillip Reader
Before the TVR goes in thought it best to uprate the brakes again,
Chis Wittor does a very nice brake (Vented Disc's with Four pot caliper's)upgrade for the Triumph Stag and as I'm using Stag front brakes already this has to be a easy option.
Front Suspension & Brakes - Stephen Marsh
After many hours of though and investigation I've decided to abandon the idea of fitting larger brakes to the front of my Mk1 PI Saloon. I've decided to go outside the box and try something different, but something i know. The plan is to replace the ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
Real brakes for 2.5pi - Stephen Marsh
As we all know the brakes on these cars are OK for normal use, but if you are looking at doing some club motorsport, or want something better for your road car, the alternatives have been very limited.
I have searched hi and low on the web for ... more
Flywheel Lightening Notes - Richard Seaton
What I chose to do in order to lighten the flywheel on a long crank TR6. Low cost solution. Flywheel Diet
February 12, 2003
I wanted to lighten the flywheel and the only options that were available were either an Aluminum one ... more
GM Alternator Conversion Notes - Aaron Cropley
This article details the process I used to replace my lucas alternator with a GM alternator. I chose a method that allowed me to use a GM alternator mounted upside down so I avoided having to cut the body of the alternator. It does not include any ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
1973 2000 Sienna Brown saloon - James Harris
Having purchased this car last Autumn (2005) I am going to give it to my father as a birthday present. He retires this week in February and has always loved these cars. It was him that first got me interested in Triumphs before I passed my driving test. ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
Supercharged MPI fuel injected - Rick Patton
Supercharger and overdrive added in 2005. more[view project] [view vehicle]
Various Wheels on Cars - Aaron Cropley
The pictures posted show how different wheels appear when looking at the whole car. If you have a picture of a different wheel set-up please send me an email with a jpeg and I will post it. more[view project] [view vehicle]
Wheel Survey - Aaron Cropley
This survey was done to gather information about what TR6 owners are using on their cars. If you would like to add your information to the list please send me an email.
Steel(stock)-(19 ... more
Clutch Survey - Aaron Cropley
This survey was done to share what people are using on their cars for different clutch components.
Borg & Beck-17
Accident repair - Adam Sindrey
Didnt have the car long before I hit the corner of a garage at about 5-10mph... :-( So determined ot keep the car I had to remove the damaged parts and replace with second hand items. Work still on going. I hope to have it done in a week or two more[view project] [view vehicle]
Engine fun - darrell barrett
Whilst restoring the Sprint, a Dolomite 1850 came up for sale. I thought it would be fun to have a Dolly to drive around in as I finished off my Sprint. When I got it, it sort of ran but had a blown head gasket. Ok, replaced that and the brake booster ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
wish list - Benjamin Bradtke
*Chris Witor camshaft
*Bigger inlet and exhaust valves
*uprated cam followers, bronze-alloy valve guides, seats etc.
*6-3-1 exhaust headers (with ceramic coated exterior) in conjunction with a semi-sports exhaust ... more
FOUND AT LAST! HARDTOP FOR TR4 - Alan Myers
I finally found an original two-piece hard top for TR4. Thanks John! By the way, it *is* all aluminum, as we suspected. So, that means it's one of the first 500 made, and "correct" for my '62. After the first 500, the top panel of the original top was ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
Slow restoration. 15+ years - Carl Feickert
I have owned the TR6 since 1995 and have been restoring/upgrading it since.
Over the years I have:
- replaced the drivers side floor
- redone/doing the interior and trunk
- installed electronic ignition
- installed a ... more
Updates - Rod Hall
2004 Removed the front drum brakes and replaced with discs.(at least I can stop now)
2005 Removed single solex carb and replaced with twin su's. (Unbelievable improvement in performance)
Installed new carpets (sweet)
Recieved missing back ... more
Supra 5 speed - Andrew Avis
I keep busting boxes and i don't want to keep fixing them so i think a known strong box will do the job more[view project] [view vehicle]
T04 turbo - Andrew Avis
the time has come to extract more power! turbo time!
http://www.freewebs.com/triumphsound/ - stewart kilburn
http://www.freewebs.com/triumphsound/ more[view project] [view vehicle]
getting it on the road - greg giles
things to do to get it on the road knock out dings in both front wings, passenger front door and a few other minor ones on the body,replace drivers seat,indicator / headlight dipswitch.Repair carpet and repolish woodwork more[view project] [view vehicle]
Bonnet Latch Rebuild - Guy Vergoes Houwens
Thought this may be of interest to someone. more[view project] [view vehicle]
LSD Fitting - Phillip Reader
LSD is on the left, Standard Diff is on the right,
First job is to loosen the wheel nut's,
Then raise the Sprint of the deck supporting under the axle and sill's
(Use wooden block's so you dont damage the sill's)
Remove wheels and ... more
Heater Valve Repair - Bernard Robbins
After getting sick of the heater valve being stuck on hot, I finally decided to do something about it! more[view project] [view vehicle]
Transplant - Ian Wickens
I am fitting to my TR7 a Dolomite Sprint motor and overdrive gearbox with an original BL TR7 extractor exhaust system, to be carried out with a complete interior /exterior restoration hopefully during the next 12 - 18 Months starting around July 2004, ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
Wheelarch Repair - Guy Vergoes Houwens
Unfortunately Triumph's built in rust prevention that works so well around the gearbox and diff doesn't reach all the way up the wheelarches so these needed serious repair. more[view project] [view vehicle]
Sprint Engine Rebuild - Garth Newton
Follows the rebuild of my Sprint engine which just recently decided to drop a valve into the combustion chamber : ( more[view project] [view vehicle]
Stag - 2500 S Alloy Wheel Refurbishment - Glen Johnson
I'll post full details here when I get the other photos processed.
1. Paint stripper.
2. Lathe down the edges to be clean
2. Hand file any marks out using fish oil as a lubricant ... more
Datsun 1200 Engine Cradle on Wheels - Glen Johnson
Fed up with having a lump hanging from a chain or sitting in the middle of the garage under the winch - so I made a little home for it and gave it some wheels. Great power to weight ratio at the moment!@ more[view project] [view vehicle]
Spit Roast - Glen Johnson
Too much rust in too many places - thought it would be easier if I could spin it around. I couldn't resist the cool factor either. more[view project] [view vehicle]
Installing rear seltbelts - Lewis Kingston
Cause I'd probably end up lugging all me mates around (cruising car this be!) seat belts were a must. Didn't fancy getting crushed by anyone, particularly..... more[view project] [view vehicle]
Wing mirror installation - Lewis Kingston
Being a learner, the lack of the left wing mirror was baaaad. So I put one on! more[view project] [view vehicle]
Tidied up & Finished - Lewis Kingston
A nice, good clean, with new shiny chrome British flags, just the way it should be! more[view project] [view vehicle]
New 175 Pirelli Couriers - Lewis Kingston
Finally, the real rubber! If you want a good place to get these, go to Brands. 140-odd quid for a full set of new ones, with balancing and fitting. more[view project] [view vehicle]
Complete brake overhaul - Lewis Kingston
New calipers, pads, disks, front-right hub & studs, overhauled master cylinders, new brakes hoses, new rear crossover pipe, new shoes, retaining screws and cylinders more[view project] [view vehicle]
Dolly Art - Lewis Kingston
Just some mixed-up photos that have been edited around. Unfortunately my stock of good photos is fairly limited, but if you want me to do some similar work on pictures for you, send me a good-quality large size (1024x768 min) image to me with the ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
Dolomite Sprint Restoration - Kevin Wills
Nut and bolt restoration of a Dolomite Sprint. more[view project] [view vehicle]
Body-off Mk1 Spitfire Restoration - Glen Johnson
It may have looked cosmetically acceptable but inside it was riddled with rust and patched over with BOG. I couldn't stand the thought of taking the poor thing out in the rain and letting the water feed the rusting innards.
Each prod with a ... more
Reshell and Refit for Road/Race use - Scott Gelsthorpe
My car is currently with Jigsaw Racing in Desborough, Northants who are going to be undertaking the necessary work on my behalf as I nether have the skills nor the time to learn (at this stage).
The original shell was diagnosed as being ... more
TR7 Bosch EFI Rebuild - Dale Walls
This is details the rebuild of components of the Bosch EFI system as factory fitted to my TR7.
The engine has over 11,000 miles on it since the rebuild and it continues to run flawlessly. more
Customizing the Spitfire Interior with style - Ken Wiseman
After the replacement of the stock dash with a custom made solid Mahogany dash with aircraft grade clear coat, a passion for the wood ensued. The previously vinyl wrapped stereo console was removed, veneered with Mahogany, stained to match the dash and ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
Long weekend with a Herald coupe - ian lovi
Rebuilding and modifying the drive train of a 1959 Herald coupe.
She has just turned over 12500 miles since I purchased her. The run to Armadale went without a problem she averaged 40 miles per gallon going to Armadale and 32 miles per gallon ... more
Engine 13/60 - ian lovi
Bored to suit .020 oversize 2litre 6cyl triumph pistons rings ex Toyota corolla
Piston lengths machined deck heights varied, block machined .038 to reduce height and let pistons protrude .010 above block
Head valves springs ex ... more
Tunnel Cover - Guy Vergoes Houwens
Since the original tunnel cover was virtually non-existent the need for a new, more durable and user friendly cover was obvious. Many hours of rebuilding the existing pieces into a form that could be used as a mould, resulted in a cover that hopefully ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
Carpet replacment - Ian Mason
I am in the process in renewing or carpet in the Dolomite Sprint.
So far, I have removed the old carpet. The rust was treated and new paint was applied. (Rust proof).
Underfelt was then cut and placed into the required areas.
New ... more
Building a Targa car - Graeme Reading
This project depicts some of the steps involved in turning a tame MkI 2000 into a 200bhp, 2.4L, petrol injected, rally machine. more[view project] [view vehicle]
Stripping the old girl for donor parts - Andrew Avis
Plans change, now all the good bits from her will go to the MK1 to get her registered more[view project] [view vehicle]
Kienzle Clock repair - Glen Johnson
The clocks in the 2000/2500/dolomite saloons always seem to be busted. Mine ran fine but gained at least 10 minutes every couple of days. I pulled it out of the dash with the plan to adjust the speed and as usual the white plastic ring which holds it ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
Aluminium V8 powered spitfire - Glen Johnson
My plan is to build a 4.4L P76 V8 based spitfire. I have seen a few spitfires with Rover 3500 motors and seeing as I have managed to locate the Australian version of the rover V8 as used in the P76 I am up for the challenge. more[view project] [view vehicle]
Round Britain Reliabilty Run Club Triumph - andy thompson
Not really anything to do with my PI but a trip I did to the UK to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis.
Involved a 48hr thrash around the UK. London to John O'Groats to Lands End to London. My trusty steed was the 1965 Mk1 2000 of Jimy Elliott ... more
rebuilding for performance - Mike Houston
Just purchased good body with a siezed engine and looking to upgrade engine, drivetrain and rear end for better performance. more[view project] [view vehicle]
Building the body - Nick Moore
The body tub came from a 13/60 sedan, and a friend grafted a coupe rear deck to it before giving it away and starting something else.
The bulkhead came from a 13/60 estate I wrecked, and is completely rust-free. It's been sandblasted and ... more
Dash Rebuild - Guy Vergoes Houwens
The dash was badly cracked and peeling so was in desparate need of a new face. more[view project] [view vehicle]
Bodywork - Guy Vergoes Houwens
After getting the tub flipped over onto a very handy trolley, it is now mobile and ready for the cosmetics. more[view project] [view vehicle]
My 2.65 litre Engine Project - andy thompson
In search of 200 reliable bhp from the Triumph 2.5 6cyl
My quest to build a club motorsport engine that will still be tractable for road use but produce reliable horsepower hopefully approaching the 200 bhp mark. I have used ... more
A-Post Repair - Guy Vergoes Houwens
Discovered some minor rust on the A-Post more[view project] [view vehicle]
Overdrive - Guy Vergoes Houwens
The overdrive was in desperate need of a rebuild since the cone linings were all lying in the bottom of the box. Since relining requests locally were met with mega $$$ prices I decided to do it myself. more[view project] [view vehicle]
Poly Bushes - Guy Vergoes Houwens
Since all bushes had disintergrated I decided to make my own. Here are some pics. more[view project] [view vehicle]
Full Body off restoration - Guy Vergoes Houwens
This project was started in December 2001 and had gone surprisingly well, thanks mainly to the fact that I broke my leg and was booked off work for 4 months. Of course, I couldn't let valuable time like that go by lying in bed so the car got lots of ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
Owned 22 years - simon wood
This car has been in the family for 22 years and has finally been past over to me. I had begged for it for over 10 years and my father fially gave in. IT'S A WICKED CAR, fast even in AUTO form. more[view project] [view vehicle]
All the hard work - Garry Steadman
A few photo's of some of the work involved. Also some of the horrors found along the way. more[view project] [view vehicle]
British car keys and locks, number range - Pete Groh
On the early british cars, the key code number was stamped on the ignition switch. Had the letters and number stamped on the face of the switch. Example; FA 525.
On later cars, around 1965, no numbers are shown on the face of the switch. ... more
The Phoenix Project - Garth Newton
On a fateful evening sometime in May 2002, whilst driving, there was a loud bang and a flash as (i guess) a fuel line caught fire in my Dolomite Sprint.
Jumping out of the car and grabbing my fire extinguisher from the boot i did my best to ... more
Restoration of Abbie - David Dressel
This car was purchased in pieces from the previous owner who had begun the restoration by replacing body tub panels. The existing frame was rusted near the spring towers, and a replacement frame was available, so this became a complete, bolt-by-bolt ... more[view project] [view vehicle]
Conversion of 2500 S to PI - Glen Johnson
In the quest for ever greater power and fun from the old girl we thought Graeme Reading might like to have a fiddle with the 'S'. This is essentially a copy of the motor in their Targa car apart from a few extra tweaks and learned modifications along ... more[view project] [view vehicle]