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05-15-2001, 12:00 AM
...the base model?

05-15-2001, 01:18 AM
The TR range of cars are different to the others-Spitfire,GT6. The TR up to TR6 are a collectable English car. The TR6 had a 2.5 6cylinder with fuel injection about 150hp I think, 4speed stick with overdrive. The TR's are only two seater and are convertible, I don't know about the TR7 and TR8 not that popular compared to the TR6 and the earlier ones.

06-17-2001, 07:12 AM
Started with the TR2 with a 2l 4 cylinder engine, this evolved into the TR3, and was replaced by the TR4 which evolved into the TR5 some of which had an early 2.5L six, this evolved into the TR6 with the 150hp Six in RHD, and a 105hp six for the US in LHD.
It was replaced by the TR7 which was a coupe or convertable, and returned to using a 4cly engine. Towards the end of its life the Buick Based Rover V8 was dropped in and it became the TR8.

08-22-2001, 08:35 PM
while browsing i noticed that the second reply in this forum stated that Triumphs TR series was made up of exclusively two seat sports cars.

this is not entirely true, the triumph Triumph TR3 (and, possibly TR2, i don't know) was offered with small rear seats.

08-22-2001, 11:52 PM
Have you ever SAT in that space behind the front seats? I'd find it tough to imagine anyone older than a newborn (or with longer legs than, say, ET) sitting back there.

Also, the TR5 was sold in the US as the TR250. The TR5 featured port fuel injection which could not pass US emissions. The TR250 was nearly identical to the six-cylinder TR5 but had carburetors.

TR8s are becoming collectible, and I'm sure TR7s have their followings.

08-27-2001, 05:45 PM
anyway...here's a picture of the 6....

08-27-2001, 05:48 PM
Originally posted by Hudson
...(or with longer legs than, say, ET)...Ha hahahahahhahaha!!! Sorry, excuse me...

06-21-2002, 01:11 PM
I'm doing a full restoration on a 72 TR6. Sweet cars


02-14-2003, 09:55 PM
Just to clear things up, the TR-6 was produced between the years of 1969-75. The British Isles version of the petrol injected TR-6 produced well over 150 bhp. In 1972, the engine was depowered to 125 bhp, and as for the carbuerrated version overseas, the engine was again depowered to 105 bhp. As for the "rear seat" on the TR3 and possibly TR2, there is absoultely no room for a rear seat. If so, then it must be used as a parcel shelf.

If you have any questions about ur TR-6, auxiliary2600, please dont hesitate to contact me. I myself have a 1972 TR6 in mint condition, with only 45k miles. The paint is superb and original, as well as the interior and engine compartment. I inherited it from my father and he had it fitted with Weber triple side-draft carbs years ago (which makes a dramatic increase in power). Last week, i had a new free flow exhaust installed and finally, high-performance headers. Its one verrrry agressive car. Im finally having the original front brake rotors replaced (they're very rusted and pitted) this week, and I'm ordering new Pirelli tyres this week as well. Good luck with ur restoration and i'll like to see pics in the future!

02-14-2003, 09:58 PM
here are some pics of my car-

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02-14-2003, 10:09 PM
engine compartment-
note the weber carbs

02-19-2003, 01:07 AM
01M3- that TR6 is awesome :eek: a magical piece of wok indeed :)

The TR6 was ugly though the TR3 is always going to be the best looking one IMHO :D

02-19-2003, 04:37 PM
hahah thanx......yeah, i have to agree, i like the look of the TR3 a little bit more.

06-19-2003, 04:17 PM
the tr6 was from 69-76, not 75. i know, a small detail to fret over.

the tr3 did not have a rear seat. it had a "plank" that you could rest stuff on. my dad had a tr3 when i was 4 and he would stick us in the back so some could say it was a back seat.

looking for triple webers. anyone have any? i'll trade my hardtop for a set. also wanting info on a good header and exhaust to go with triples.

'75 tr6

06-19-2003, 09:57 PM
yeah ur right...76 it was....that was a typo. If u want high performance exhaust/headers, especially in conjuntion with 40DCOE webers, then i recommend the Ansa free flow exhaust and tubular headers. You can get them both from moss motors .www.mossmotors.com (http://www.mossmotors.com) I have both and the headers alone save like 35lbs off the front end compared to the old cast iron exhaust manifold. Those used with the webers give a great run from the money and the car has a wonderful low V-8 growl....kind like a ferrari (Ansa has been making exhuasts for Ferrari for 40 years now). As for teh free flow exhuast, theres 4 pipes in total, some custom fitting will be needed since the kit does not include intermediate pipes. The same story for the headers....i needed them professionally done.

06-19-2003, 10:40 PM
I still have a GREAT set of headers from my old 2500TC, they were designed for a TR6 though, and were the last set made by a company here in NZ.

Shipping them stateside would be a bit expensive, and I dont really want to part with them, but if you know a really good exhaust shop I will gladly take pics of them and measure them up for you.

Thier a fairly simple 3-2-1 set up, and when combined with cam, head work and carbs (175 strombergs from a Lotus Elan of all things) hp went from 105hp to 150.
On fuel injection it should have been good for 180+

The old manifold is a bit of joke, built like the engine before invention of flow benchs.
The whole head benifits from a good flow by a proffesinal on a flow bench, and with a set of webbers, or the orginal Fuel injection set up they are great torqey engines. I really do miss mine.

If you get really serious there was a company in the UK that developed an PFI set up useing the stock manifold modified to accept Nissan Skyline injectors, and run with a chipped Nissan ECU.

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