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New Gearbox Oil, New Leak

Wes Gray   Gold Member USA — Posted on The Triumph Experience
Monday February 19, 2018 9:41 PM



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Replacement Carbon Cannister

Wes Gray   Gold Member USA — Posted on The Triumph Experience
Sunday December 31, 2017 5:34 PM



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2018-01-01 15:56:39 # 47383
Comment by Wayne Tate
Wes, sorry you are having to keep that junk on your car. Lucky us in NC, over 35 no inspection.If it gets above freezing tomorrow, I'll check to see if one is in the garage.Wayne
2018-01-02 01:18:04 # 47406
Comment by Wes Gray
if you are saying you might have an "originsl" coopers canister, three inlet at top preferred, I'd be interested buying from you.I hear you when you say this junk on cars... but I prefer to think of it as all part of an elegant system...and when it all functions properly... fine...I took machine out yesterday morning... top up, then top down, two different machines, each good... top down though...!! no extraneous distract noises... Lucky I live here mid norther california in terms of driving weather... nothing going on... The reputed TR6 exhaust sound... mine, top down, good state of tune... a Falcon SSsteel exhaust system from TRF nearly 30 years ago ... the exhaust note "sings"...getting tothis nice state of affairs has been both expensive and painful (in the heart) at times... let me know of you are considering a carbon canister, or other offered parts...Thanks Wayne,regardezWes
2018-01-02 07:40:40 # 47412
Comment by Marc Botzin
These are available on ebay for under $20. Just be sure to get the earlier model from Coopers that is serviceable. They tend to look nasty but should clean up fairly well.
2018-01-02 09:12:47 # 47415
Comment by Wayne Tate
Wes, I found the one I was thinking about, but if you can get one for under $20, then that is the way to go.Mine is the original Coopers and screw off bottom, but I see them on Ebay, some complete and a lot closer to you, so I understand..Wayne
2018-01-02 10:50:17 # 47419
Comment by Vance Navarrette
I agree, the screw off bottom allows you to replace the carbon inside with aquarium charcoal. Much better solution than buying a replacement made of recycled pop bottles. I did this on my TR6, and it worked great. Also, you can pick up used ones from eBay, or these guys: www.britishautoworks.com. NFI.

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Cars In England

Wes Gray   Gold Member USA — Posted on The Triumph Experience
Wednesday December 13, 2017 6:12 AM



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2017-12-16 05:04:31 # 46964
Comment by Tony Cameron
Hi Wes, interesting comments about the state of our roads. You must have been on a high profile stretch because our automotive fixers are making fortunes now replacing suspension struts and road springs such are the state of out pot-holed risen highways. That aside I guess the reason you didn't see too much evidence of our classics is primarily due to the time of year. We fight the threat of snow and ice on our roads, with lashings of salt, a killer of most vehicles but certainly those of the older vintage. However be assured that we have lots of oldies and a huge classic and vintage car following in UK, but at this time of year they are mostly tucked up in winter hibernation awaiting the dawn of spring, which thankfully is just around the corner. Come back and see us then and you can be assured of a glimpse of those gorgeous Healeys, Jaguars, Alvis, oh and of course Triumphs. Let me know if you want a guided tour!TonyC1972 Triumph TR6 in good nick ' cos it came from California - no salt!
2017-12-16 11:41:35 # 46974
Comment by Wes Gray
when you reclaim cars from usa, do you leave the LHD in place?All stuff you'd have to redo...I was actually sure theres much to see in "old" motors, but the I was just in the wrong area...the weather was fine entire tour, rain just one day,in Glasgow...I know as Paris is not France, also Londre is not England, in thousand ways....but London is for aVisitor a treasure.... next time I visit, less of an agenda, more freetime, and get to the north, south, east, west... and doing more to seek outthe classic machines.regardez, wes
2017-12-16 16:52:43 # 46982
Comment by David P
I'd venture a guess that it's not an emissions thing necessarily but a weather thing. Here in the Northeast US you rarely see "old" cars except in the summer (or at shows.) In CA (or the south) it's much more common (IMHO.)
2017-12-16 17:59:12 # 46983
Comment by Wes Gray
yes, in retrospect i agree regards weather, and motoring over there is not inexpensive, so they also dont jump into ther vehicle to drive without purpose as much as we might... by that i mean, i take mine out a couple times a weel, totalling maybe 50 miles per week...for no purpose than toenjoy the machine, and keep its circulatory system happy. and weather yes, it is december 16 here on san francisco peninsula, sky is blue, 62 degrees F at near 1600 hours... the drought is rumored to be reasserting... your mature English motorcar would be hard pressed to find a puddle around here... the daily fog has been held at bay for many weeks...I understand 12/14-15 in the north east and NYC, Boston, Snow... mmm, doesnt seem fair. nd i rcall from years prior in the UK, very unsettled weather at any time.
2017-12-16 18:33:34 # 46984
Comment by Tony M
It's been 37 years since I lived in London and much has changed, the say the city changes every 7 years. There is an 11.50 per day congestion charge for cars entering London, plus, you will have to find somewhere to park it!The Brits do not discourage old cars, in fact pre 77 cars are exempt from Road Tax (it used to be called a Road fund licence, but a tax is a tax)
2017-12-22 10:17:31 # 47140
Comment by daz white
Whoever designed the spitfire soft top really didn't allow for our generally " fantastic" weather...rust never sleeps as a Canadian once said

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Pushrods Fracturing

Wes Gray   Gold Member USA — Posted on The Triumph Experience
Saturday December 9, 2017 2:20 AM



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Rated 8 out of 10 based on 1 ratings
2017-12-09 11:18:28 # 46809
Comment by Tony M
"but i do wonder at source catalogs touting uprated valve springs, hotter camshafts etc... when do these help the street car? they need to explain this.regardezwes"This might be a topic for general discussion. But bare in mind topics do drift as new members join in the conversation half way, and do not necessarily refer back to the OP.That is the nature of forums.But to give you MY opinion on your question, Uprated can mean many things. Often it can mean "this item is better quality than the cheap junk we are also seeling to compeat with competitors 'cheap junk' In the case of valve spring it 'may' mean the spring is stiffer to help eliminate valve bounce at very high rpm, or it could mean the springs coils will not bing if used in conjunction with an 'uprated' high lift cam.So basically it can be just a Buzz word like 'Super' or have meaning full or even dangerous attributes for the buyer.One great thing about these forums is we often get the chance to learn from others experiences thing that vendors Do not
2017-12-10 08:59:53 # 46835
Comment by Jim Harris
Rating: 8/10
I feel the need to comment since I feel that my experience with a broken OEM style pushrod (not "touted" or uprated) was the inspiration for this. I agree that any modifications from original performance warrant a holistic approach to ensure that all parts in the train are up to the task. Although the replacement camshaft was one level "hotter" than stock it did not require any uprated parts (springs, keepers, pushrods, rocker spacers, etc) nor did it appreciably change the operating RPM range. An OEM spec camshaft was simply not available. And all that was confirmed by the Moss tech department when I bought the cam and lifters and pushrods. And really, it's up to the buyer to decide how to compromise parts availability and performance; it seems we agree that "super" is not necessarily better. But I will add the quality control of new "as original" reproduction parts is not as easy to manage. How can we ensure that the material properties, hardness treatment, and manufacturing tolerances are up to OEM s
2017-12-10 20:54:46 # 46844
Comment by Wes Gray
in a long roundabout way, that is exactly what i am qiestioning... "upgrade" etc... the truth, my own rebuilding my engine... which in truth was just reassembling... i paid no heed in the end to pushrod positions, though i tried in the beginning...the rockers maintained position, but pushrods not, and replaced the tappets...my focus what bothers me again these vague statemets of benefits from suppliers, do this do that... i really am sorry you had thT pusrod fail, then dang we wouldn't be talking......i have rebuilt a few English engines.. and re useda lot of valvetrain stuff. (usually was main and conrod bearings....crankshaft)... a few new oilpumps along the way... no problems....your new pushrods... maybe that is a total fluke thing that one fails new nose...but bothers all of us.. I can picture myself for example going ape shit with new engine work and a vital thing breaking... not pretty, and wish it on no stranger...regardezwes...
2017-12-11 00:55:39 # 46847
Comment by Tony M
Looking closely at the picture you posted of the broken cup on the pushrod, I now see the bright (witness mark) ring in the cup. Obviously the ball of the rocker was not fully seating in the cup. This would incur huge outward force on the sides of the cup in operation, and if the cup had not failed you would have seen rapidly increasing rocker clearances up until the rocker ball wore itself fully into the pushrod cup's seat.Neither is acceptable.I strongly suggest that you check the other pushrod cups for similar wear 'rings' and replace of ammend ASAP if they exist.In the last 25 years I have encountered MANY substandard or out of spec components sold as 'replacment parts for our cars. Some, such as wheel bearing oil seals are so out of spec in size they cannot physically be fitted (so the problem becomes little more than a nuisance ) Others such as oversized and fewer in number, transmission laygear roller bearings can require the transmission removal, dismantling, machining and re-sleeving the laygear clu
2017-12-11 01:21:30 # 46848
Comment by Tony M
Seems comments on a journal entry are limited by word count :-(

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External Rocker Oil Feed Line And Othe Adventures

Wes Gray   Gold Member USA — Posted on The Triumph Experience
Sunday November 26, 2017 6:56 AM



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2017-12-03 09:42:54 # 46611
Comment by Steve Ludeker
good rambling. Sounds like the carbs were sucking oil. I just vent the valve cover to the outside, if engine is tight, not much pollution. May be unlawful some places, was good enough for 3's and 4's !
2017-12-04 00:06:05 # 46657
Comment by Wes Gray
yeah, but then again fir purposes tr6 1974 an years before and beyond... those hoses had a reason...and crankcase pressure or lack tberoff led to carb intakes and had an effect....i have tried to make my macinhe "stok". not circumventing anything...no honor there, just a concern that then i embark on ebndless compromises o everything...i was out twice today.... the machine was at worst shaming others... mo way to explain it...it istracale at low speec in fourth gear, maintains momemtum gear one tyru for, nothing to complain aboutijust hAnging the valve cover vent out... ,maybe no apparent running issue, but why resort to it first place.friendly question.ol dumb wes

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