1973 TRIUMPH TR6 CONVERTIBLE FUEL INJECTED
- Condition: Used
- Make: Triumph
- Model: TR-6
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1973
- Mileage: 69,836
- VIN: CF10389U
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 2.5L inline 6 cylinder
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual - non overdrive
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Options: Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1973 Triumph TR-6
Outstanding 1973 Triumph TR-6
- All the handles, seals, window winders etc., on the interior were replaced in 2005- Victoria British
- Chassis reinforcement on both the differential area and other areas on the frame
- Rebuilt rear lever shocks
- Front and rear sway bars, all bushings, steering rack bushings replaced - Good products
- Adjustable trailing arm mounting brackets, these helped considerably to get the proper camber on the rear wheels. Without these most of these cars looked clowned up!
- Wizard Radiator and 16in 2100 CFM electric fan
- Green Radiator hoses and new updated motor mounts
- 13 row oil cooler and installation kit
- Optimum Battery (moved to the trunk)
- Custom made Fuel Cell, with Electric Fuel Pump - originally set upto support a Supercharger.
- New brake master cylinder, rear brake cylinders and Toyota drilled front rotors and calipers
- New dash support – The Roadster Factory
- Halogen Lights
- New tonneau cover - Rimmer Brothers
- Boot Cover
- New Black Panel Kit – The Roadster Factory
- New visors
- All dash pads, etc. are perfect
- Mega Squirt Fuel Injection and custom intake manifold
- Engine in the car is out of a low mile ’71 I purchased from a local seller on Craigslist. I removed the stock head and replaced it with the original ’73 head. The cylinders looked perfect so I buttoned it up and took a chance. The engine runs great, it doesn’t burn oil and it pulls strong.
- Stock 4-speed transmission, non-overdrive, out of a ’74 TR6
NOT PERFECT, HERE ARE THE BAD POINTS:
- 1.5 inch rip in top - not properly folded by the owner5 years ago - It has never leaked on me, but I haven't driven it in a bad rain
- 1.5 - 2 inch spot in the upper Driver's Side fender top - hit a massive pot hole in Detroit and drove it into the fender - it should be a very easy fix at a body shop (see photo)
- Golf ball hit on the front valence by the Driver's side turn signal - dimple about a 1/8 inch deep
- Exhaust rattle when I hit a bump - the exhaust needs to be adjusted. I have a new hanger assembly I purchased from Moss but have not installed it. I tinkered with the exhaust hanger in an attempt to fix the clunk, I don’t think it is the exhaust, it seems it might be a rattle in the right rear lever shock. Not sure, but it is annoying.
- The fuel system was not planned for the gas fumes to be reclaimed or filtered into a charcoal canister and the area around the boot does smell of gas. This needs to be fixed. I do have the stock canister that may be utilized for this..maybe in the trunk somehow?
- Rheostat for the interior lights doesn't seem to work - the dash lights are kind of dim, but the other interior lights (when you open the door etc are bright)
- Heater Cable needs to be replaced
- Speedometer doesn’t work
- Both floor boards had some pin holes that I patched with some Devcon aluminum epoxy.
Parts that I replaced
- New Luk clutch kit and resurfaced stock flywheel, way better than the Stage3 Wishbone Classics clutch and Fidanza flywheel that were installed when I bought the car, the car really wasn’t driveable with that ridiculous clutch
- New seat tracks - The Roadster Factory, the originals were crusted and didn’t move smoothly.
- New molded abs transmission cover – this was a bitch to install, but I didn’t like the swiss cheese fiberglass one that the car had when I bought it
- New bonnet release cable – installed correctly!
I bought this car mostly for the parts, the engine, the Toyota 5-speed and HVDA conversion and also the Nissan rear end. I was also going to swap out the fuel injection setup but this was installed pretty cleanly and I decided to leave it. Some of the wiring needed to be dressed up but overall this is a neat aspect of the car! The startup values in the tune need to be tweaked, warmup enrichment, or injector pulse width..not sure?, but I got idle stable at around 900rpm! The surge there is gone. There is a tad of a tip in throttle stumble that is now occurring with the new engine, right off idle. I will include my Dell D800 laptop that has the Tuner Studio software installed and the RS232 cable for the new owner, so that you may be able to fix these issues. The car handles way better than my stock ’76 TR6 although the ride quality may be slightly more harsh. And with the Moss header and stainless stock exhaust, the sound is incredible. All this constant tinkering is stressing out my wife., it is time to let it go. Not an easy decision, since I’d like to get it running to perfection, but after my 4 years of ownership I don’t think I’ll find the time. Not with all the time it takes to nurture a marriage…
This auction description is a hodge podge of the previous owner’s write up with my additions and deletions. I’m sure there are things I have forgotten to include or other changes I have made to the car. I do have a stock fuel tank, intake manifold and carburetor setup from with the linkage purchased with the intention of swapping the fuel injection system, and a box of misc. parts that go with the car if interested. I will also throw in the Mazda Miata seats previously in the car. They were comfortable, but I didn’t like the look. Please ask if something isn’t clear. Thanks for looking!On May-16-16 at 16:53:16 PDT, seller added the following information:
Engine number in the car now is CC66992E