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TR6 Crank

Well I have now seated the crank in place and dropped the Main bearing caps in. I re-tested the end float again, this time with the new Copper thrust bearings. Spot on still, so nearly time to tighten those up. Crank turns loverly no drag or tight spots anywhere. I...

TR6 Engine build

I have started the engine build on the TR6, I have not progressed very far, as it is, in that measure everything stage. Never having worked on an engine where everything is available off the shelf, I am somewhat in luxury. With Viva’s its a matter of checking the old...

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TR6 engine update

The engine block is now back from the cleaners and some inspection has shown it to be fine to use. The job now is to obtain all the parts required ASAP and start the re assembly. I still need to get the crank checked, but going by what I have...

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TR6 chassis and shell

Wow, it only took a couple of hours, but the body is off the shell of the TR6, so that the underside of the body can be finished off and the rolling parts can be reconditioned. The car is amazing, new tin everywhere, a few odd bits need attention. First...

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Code Breaking

After watching a few films over the last year or so on the Enigma machine and Project Ultra, I felt it was about time I visited Bletchley Park again. The last time I visited was in the late 1990’s and Its very different today (for the better). There is much...

TR6 Engine

TR6 Engine recon

For my sins I have agreed to rebuild next door’s TR6 engine, its been sat around since the mid 1980’s and filled with oil to stop it seizing. That oil was like sludge, stank and made a right mess. The good news its having stripped it down, the bores look...

Spares day

Today was a bit of a spend it day today, its one of only two boot fairs a year where I am likely to find the sort of parts I want. I appear to of come up trumps with a few bits for the GT today. A NOS pair of...

Its not a Jaguar but its is green

Today was a long day, first I brushed out the garage and threw all the odd bits of rubbish away, then I unloaded the engine off the trailer and put that up the back of the garage out of the way. Thanks to martin for his use of muscle power....