This black TR3 has returned, as the owner says it’s not running quite right. The good news is that we can handle that.
We’ll check the usual causes and see if we can resolve what ails her.
Well, after some car-related gallivanting around the country (more later), we’ve returned to our primary avocation, i.e. wrenching. This TR6 is in the glorious “put Humpty together again” phase, which always seems to take longer than you thought it would. It’s also the cleanest phase, which is why it’s my favorite. Dean is handling this resurrection. Dean knows his Triumphs, you see.
Clean parts are fun to look at…
Lots of small jobs added up on this tiny thing. There were jumper wires to the alternator to unhook and put right, map lights to wire correctly, an oil pressure switch to replace, a choke to relocate… my eyes glazed over after a bit. Dean worked on this car for a good while and did a bang up job like he always does. It’s ready to go.
This TR6 came in for a list of problems to include malfunctioning gauges and a low rpm miss. One of the problems with the car was that the inside of the rear tire is rubbing on the shock mount. See all the rubber pooled around the shock mount in the photo below?
This car has aftermarket wheels and a tube shock conversion that aren’t playing well together, for starters. We may need to look into a thicker spacer for the wheels that necessitates longer lug studs. Chip is on top of it.