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Thunderinjp John Inch
Glace Bay, NS, Canada   CAN
1973 Triumph TR6 "Little Red"
In reply to # 1593078 by tennee9899 Any suggestions about where to find parts, help, info, etc is appraciated.

Congrats and welcome. You just found the only answer you need to know. Whatever pops-up; all you need to do is ask --- I guarantee you there are more answers here than you have questions. Parts? There are more suppliers than you need to do a frame-up restoration --- even if you need the frame! Again, all you have to do is ask.

So, once you and your sons get to tearing into it, feel free to ask --- the answer will be there before you can clean your wrenches . . . .

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71TR6Greer Jeff Sholl
Greer, SC, USA   USA
1971 Triumph TR6 "Mid Life Crises II"
Congratulations on your recent purchase and welcome to the group. I use the following as my primary suppliers for my 71. The Roadster Factory, Moss, Victoria British and British Auto Salvage ( ben@britishautosalvage.com ). Get yourself some good shop manuals as well. You can get free catalogs from the 3 suppliers but you'll need to email Ben at the auto salvage, he's excellent at returning your emails. Good luck on your endeavours.


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tennee9899 Russell Crouch
Brentwood, TN, USA   USA
I just bought a 1971 TR6 with (tum) 50,600 miles that needs a little work. I'm looking forward to wrenching on it with my 2 younger sons over the next few months to get it in good shape. I suspect I will come to this forum looking for advice on a regular basis.

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tennee9899 Russell Crouch
Brentwood, TN, USA   USA
Thx much! I didn't realize that the posts are most recent at the end.

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MSGGrunt David Horn
Orange, MA, USA   USA
Finished the upholstering the passenger's Miata seat with a kit from Mr. Mikes. Top quality. The material I chose was the Mercedes Palomino. The plastic pieces were painted with SEM Color Coat in Camel.



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tennee9899 Russell Crouch
Brentwood, TN, USA   USA
My car is on the truck, should be delivered to my home tomorrow (Friday). Get excited! Now, I will start buying tools needed, a manual or two, and decide where to start on the refurbishment. But, I'l probably drive it a few miles before I start actually doing any work.

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KennyMac Kenneth McIntire
Woodstock, GA, USA   USA
In reply to # 1594103 by MSGGrunt Finished the upholstering the passenger's Miata seat with a kit from Mr. Mikes. Top quality. The material I chose was the Mercedes Palomino. The plastic pieces were painted with SEM Color Coat in Camel.

Very nice! I too did a Mr Mike's update on my seats. Awesome kit.

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KennyMac Kenneth McIntire
Woodstock, GA, USA   USA
In reply to # 1594915 by tennee9899 My car is on the truck, should be delivered to my home tomorrow (Friday). Get excited! Now, I will start buying tools needed, a manual or two, and decide where to start on the refurbishment. But, I'l probably drive it a few miles before I start actually doing any work.

WOOT! Before you start wearing out your credit card, do a basic fluids check and then get your baby out on the road. Do a mixed loop of "stop-n-go" and "deserted country road" driving. That will tell you where to concentrate your first efforts: cosmetics or mechanical.

tennee9899 Russell Crouch
Brentwood, TN, USA   USA
Thx much, good advice. As soon as the rain stops this weekend, I'll get it out!

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Safari Jim C
New Orleans, LA, USA   USA
Ready for drive your Triumph Day.




Thanks Jim

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Toot John T
Northbrook, IL, USA   USA
Don’t feel bad. I also wasted two blank ignition keys and the key grinding charges. Finally ordered new ignition lock with two keys. It was a major PIA! For some reason that I don’t understand, current key grinding equipment cannot handle TR keys.

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Murphyr2murphy Silver Member Randall Murphy
Glendora, CA, USA   USA
1954 MG TF
1975 Triumph TR6 "Resurrection"
Need to find industrial key shop. I had keys made with blanks ordered from Moss at a place in San Dimas ca. Worked great. Today I dropped off the new under dash and body wiring harness to my mechanic for installation. The drive over was pleasant.

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Murphyr2murphy Silver Member Randall Murphy
Glendora, CA, USA   USA
1954 MG TF
1975 Triumph TR6 "Resurrection"
Need to find industrial key shop. I had keys made with blanks ordered from Moss at a place in San Dimas ca. Worked great. Today I dropped off the new under dash and body wiring harness to my mechanic for installation. The drive over was pleasant.

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Toot John T
Northbrook, IL, USA   USA
If the shop was recommended through Moss Motors then one could be assured. However, I tried several professional key shops. They all said they could make a key from blanks. ... They failed. I bought a new ignition lock and all is good.

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Murphyr2murphy Silver Member Randall Murphy
Glendora, CA, USA   USA
1954 MG TF
1975 Triumph TR6 "Resurrection"
Not recommended by Moss. Found myself. Sanders lock and key. 909 599-2030. They can tell you what kind of place u need to go to. Your Home Depot or shoe store plus keys made type of key cutter doesn’t work. Keys are also two sided.

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