Today we delivered a new engine-bay restoration which will be at the 9th Annual Restoration Fair & Swap Meet held by the OECC tomorrow.
This particular job took 100 hours, which included a strip to bare metal, etching, epoxy primer, careful seam-sealing and a polyurethane top-coat.
Everything was taken out and refurbished back into the bay. This included rebuilding the wiper motor, pedal box, ignition wires and master cylinders as well as looking over the carburetors and distributors.
Original bolts were cadmium plated as well as the fuel lines and brake lines. To help with long-distance touring we used new Zebra hose clamps where required. Almost all the speciality items such as the new battery leads, engine breather cap and all rubber came from the Roadster factory.
Finally we can present the entire Pimento Red TR6 painted in Dupont’s Imron Polyurethane Enamel that has a completely durable and classic look.
Featured are Vredestein’s popular Sprint Classic tires, Wheels powder coated by Professional Components Ltd, correct lenses from The Roadster Factory, an Everflex Softtop by Robbins, bumpers by Victoria Plating Ltd and a windsheild + install by Capital Glass just down the road.
Just got the Pimento Red TR6 out of storage for the final few pieces.
At the owner’s request we are assembling a book with every detail of the car.
Attached are some snaps under the hood from earlier today. Many of the new bits, well almost all of them, came from the roadster factory including the oem-style bottles, battery leads and ignition wires.
Today we had two nice examples of the Triumph TR3 out front in different shades of blue. Many consider this the most purest car compared to the TR4 and six-cylinder TR6 that followed.
For the last few weeks our pimento red TR6 project has been coming along nicely.
The interior started with a new polycarbonate transmission tunnel, which is much more durable and strong than the original cardboard piece.
Having a great dashboard is essential for any top level car, and this TR6 is no exception. We carefully cleaned the gauges and including the glass both inside and out for the speed odometer and tachometer. Alongside an absolutely original wooden dashboard, original switch gear, and dash padding it’s a privilege to sit in this TR6.
Inside, we fit the wool carpet which was carefully installed with the original snap locations throughout the interior. Although it takes more time, using the snaps allows for later servicing and it has an absolutely original look.