Sure hate to flame this particular idea (TR-6 reliability) but suggest
as one who owns one (TR-6) that like most cars, reliability is at
least partially a product of owner care and maintenance....My current
TR-6 (owned since 1980) has more than 160,000 miles, and except for a
broken ignition rotor once, has never let me down. The engine has
never been apart, and although I've had the rubber suspension bushes
replaced, all other maintenance on the car I've done myself.
This last weekend (Friday) my wife and I, all necessary (her) baggage,
the cooler, four person picnic table, two umbrellas and essential
foodstuffs drove this daily driver from Fairfax to Waynesboro, to
Richmond, to Williamsburg with an RON in Yorktown. Did the usual
tourist things, and drove back to Fairfax (Monday)...all at 65 (at
least) miles per hour. Now I'll admit to using a little more oil than
one would like, and there is a slight pall of smoke when I really get
on the accelerator to pass Stags (and other vehicles), but have had
none of the overheating or warped head problems common with the
Stag...fact is, one of the popular fixes for the Stag is to install a
TR-6 engine...I suppose that didn't occur because that straight 6
tractor engine is reliable?
69 GT-6+ (2)* * Also more reliable than Stags
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Subject: Re: headers,TR7s,Spitfires, TR6s, Stags
Author: Godafoss@aol.com at smtpgate
Date: 10/11/96 2:12 AM
It is curious that in mentioning TR7 handling, the Spitfire is omitted. In
the June 1976 "Road and Track" a comparison is made, and the late Spitfires
handle pretty much as well as a TR7. Or do you include Spitfires in "The big
The commentary on Stags was interesting, but from the Stags and TR6s I've
known over the past 15 years, the TR6 is the problem king, not the Stags.
Close to a 3:1 ratio, and I've known many. I'd never own a TR6.
Palo Alto, CA