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Re: TR-6 Bottom End Rebuild

To: "Richard W. Leopold" <>
Subject: Re: TR-6 Bottom End Rebuild
From: Chad Stretz <>
Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 06:49:27 -0500
Cc: triumphs@Autox.Team.Net
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This operation is much more intimidating than it really should be.  Use a
good manual,  (I prefer a Bentley)  a good torque wrench, and give yourself
plenty of time.

I believe Moss carries the bearings you are looking for.  Someone correct me
please if I am mistaken.

I don't think it matters whether you do the mains or rods first, but I would
suggest that you do one cap at a time to keep from getting parts mixed up,
and of course to keep from dropping the crankshaft on your head.

While you're in there, be sure to check/replace the thrust washers and the
oil pump.

Any decent auto parts store will carry engine assembly lube.  Use  it

I would also suggest that you disconnect the coil wire and turn the engine
over until you get oil pressure.  Then start it.

Good luck!

Chad Stretz
73 TR6

Richard W. Leopold wrote:

> I'm planning on replacing the bottom end bearings in my 75 TR-6 (54k) in
> an attempt to cure low oil pressure when fully warm. Before I drop the
> pan I have some questions for the collective experience of the list:
> TRF was out of stock on main bearings. They make a point of noting that
> they only carry  Vandervell bearings. Is this significant or are others
> equal? Do any of the other suppliers carry these?
> Any thing special about sequence? Mains first? Rods first? Remove all
> caps at once, or one at a time?
> Is it recommended to use an assembly lube on the bearings?
> Anything else that I should know?
> TIA,
> Richard Leopold

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