Yum.....Actually, my all time dream car is a 1971 TR6 - that year I bought a 1971 MGB instead - the TR6 was $3500 and the MGB was $3000. I couldn't afford the extra $500 at the time.....
I know where you're coming from regarding the money at that time in life, with college expense/ living expense/trying to enjoy life (cars, bikes, and partying). My favorite Triumph was the Spitfire/GT6. Are we waxing?
Sorry for the off topic banter.
1997 Geo Tracker, 2dr convertible/hardtop, 1.6, 16v, 5 spd manual, 4wd
1995 Geo Tracker, 2dr convertible/hardtop, 1.6, 16v, 3 spd auto, 4wd
1992 Geo Tracker LSI, 2 dr convertible, 1.6, 8v, 5 spd manual, 4wd
1991 Geo Tracker, 2dr hardtop (TT), 1.6, 8v, 3 spd auto, 4wd
1989 Ford E-250, van, 5.0 (302), 4 spd auto
1988 Ford Ranger, p/u, 2.9, 3pd auto
me to, the TR6, ive owned all triumph but not that one, almost got one , mint
condition for 3K but was outbid in 5min, (car parked with sign in window for sail)
red paint, always garaged, too.
the TR250 had the funky swing axles in the rear, not the TR6, nice rear camber...
i do like them all. all the old cars...
and love SU carbs. yes, im very sick .... ive like ran them for 1/2 million miles, on half that on a 240z (with Hitachi SU clone (pair) )
we a kid i hated american cars. (handling sucks) and love UK cars. even saved my life a few times dodging drunks.
snouts? on topic
some want it to run 100k more.?
others just to sell it.?
its your call, i dont care, all i have are the facts and all ways its ever been fixed. (i get lots of email with input and my ideas back) 100s. of persons... ask for help.
i do think a fast fix for this can be done., using the more common loctite products (the 660 is best for strength and large gaps ,)
Loctite 263,272,262,271 and 277 can all work for the key, only. it takes heat to remove it, all are high strength. all take 24hrs cure for full strenght.
Absolutely no disresrespect intended to xxx. I can see from the posts that there is a lot of hands-on knowledge there. I'm just eager to fully understand it.
Pay attention I will. And thanks.
Me too. The TR6 is the sexiest car ever built that is affordable. Unfortunately I was never in a position to have one. MGBs are quite refined and over engineered and I had some fun with them but I prefer the tinker-toy spitfires and if not totally rotten, the GT6s -- both terrible cars when the road is wet or slippy with the evil rear suspension. Spitfires are still affordable and if I lost 50 lbs, I might be tempted to get one again. There is a great advantage to knowing a car. The more I work on the Trackers the more I like them.
I just rediscovered that I did post some pictures in my profile of my sons and my Tracker. I need to put another one with the trailer -- same theme.
300 miles on the road and no engine problems. I have a significant increase in power from before I had the keyway issue and I think its because I did the valves while I had the head off. A minor issue is that my power steering is gone now. I can't think of what I might have done but it was fine before I began the work. No big deal because I have the parts Geo if something has broken. I just hope that my engine problems are gone for at least the winter.
No offense taken to any suggestions about the PS -- stupid happens sometimes and I've done my share of stupid and probably haven't finished yet. I'm just glad I have four wheels again as the world is getting colder in NJ and I'm not going to be able to ride my sportster anymore soon. I'll look into the power steering as soon as I have a day off with good weather -- it could happen...
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