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kevin2306



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Location: nr Llangollen, north wales

PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:50 pm    Post subject: Tr6 Reply with quote

Evening all

Any of you ever owned and run a uk spec (150bhp) TR6?
Are they a blast to own or an uncomfortable hack?
For ease of comment, letís assume a rust free, well sorted example.

Kev
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alanb



Joined: 10 Sep 2012
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Location: Berkshire.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose it all depends on you're expectations, it's certainly quick, even by today's standards it's performance is probably more than you would use. Comfort wise again it depends on your expectations, in my opinion it's more comfortable than an early Mini, although it's many years since I've been in either. I have a 1937 Morris 8 and a 3 year old Mercedes estate the Merc is much more comfortable and vastly quicker but it's the Morris that puts a smile on my face.
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Rusty



Joined: 10 Feb 2009
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Location: Bunbury, Western Australia

PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never "owned" one but drove quite a few when I was working on them back centuries ago ! What I can say is I enjoyed driving them and the other TR derivatives probably more than any other model I had anything to do with. They are an absolute hoot to drive and from my time working on them (admittedly when they were relatively new) they were comfortable (at least on short trips) very reliable in all ways, except for the fuel injection which could be a complete pain in the backside. That's why you see so many now with the original 2.5 engines fitted with the TC's twin CD Stromberg's off the later sedans. I wouldn't be afraid to own one because they were very well made and gave good service right up until today which has to say something about them. I don't know how they have held up rust wise over there but they do have a few rust problems here but nothing terminal, just annoying !
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Ashley



Joined: 02 Jan 2008
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Location: Near Stroud, Glos

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Theyíre really good and reliable cars supported by the most friendly and active club on the planet. Technical support is excellent too. If you fancy one, go for it because youíll love it and the friends it makes you.

Iím a TR club member and one time TR3A owner. I also have a friend with two who has an RHD converted US model fitted with SUís for sale if youíre interested. It should be a very good example.

I believe most of the fuel injection problems are fixed with a Bosch pump, but that you can fit another make of complete system and a better camshaft and get a genuine 150bhp.

The club organises all sorts of trips in the UK and on the continent too, so youíll have lots of fun.


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Rick
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a huge following for TR4/5/6 around here, based on how many turn out for local meetings, so it's probably the same over your way, if clubs and social bonhomie are your thing. Nearest I got was my 2.5 Spitfire, lots of torque and a great soundtrack.

RJ
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