I do not know of any British mechanics up that way but have a number here in
the Harrisburg area. I did the head of my TR3 project and had the block done
by a shop. I paid about $350 for the work and bought the parts myself.
Carlisle will have a good amount of Triumph parts, especially if the weather
holds up to the predictions. The Central PA Triumph Club will have its
standard tent on the back side of the stage where the give aways are
parked. All are welcome to park their TRs with the club. I'll be there all
day Friday and Saturday, so stop by and say hi.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of TOMJOANNMI@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2005 2:14 PM
Subject: TR6 engine rebuild needed
Well folks, this project just keeps getting more expensive. The mechanic
doing the restoration of my 75 TR6 called me last night to tell me that the
is "frozen" and won't turn. I assume that this means the pistons are
corroded to the cylinder walls from being stored for 25 years in a garage.
said that there was "excessive gunk" under the rocker cover when he removed
He is not a British car mechanic and suggested that I have the engine
by someone familiar with this engine. The questions I have are these:
1) What work can I expect to be required to fix this engine? It had
23,000 mi on it prior to being stored, but no special treatment was
prior to parking it in the garage. It did run well as I remember, but
suffered some body damage in an accident, which was why it was taken out of
2) What can I expect to pay for this type of rebuild?
3) I live in NE Pennsylvania. Does anyone have a recommendation as to a
good mechanic in the area to do this work? The only British car repair shop
the area is Cross Valley Auto in Plains,PA. Does anyone have any experience
with these guys? I am going to stop by their shop to talk to them today.
This is very disheartening. I thought I was going to get away with just
some gasket changes and minor engine work. Thanks in advance for your
BTW, I'm going to Carlisle this weekend for the foreign car show, first time
for me. What kind of Triumph stuff can I expect to see at this?( ?flea
exhibits, show cars, etc)
75 TR6 CF 36713 U