Thanks for the info on that 75 TR6 motor I really do appreciate it. The price
is such that even ole cheap Nick could step up and feel good about it. Not as
good as the free motor or the $100 motor, but still within reason. Now John,
look into my eyes and repeat after me...1970 or 1971, 1970 or 1971.<G> These
are the only motors that will fit my application.
I had another close call from Joseph, a nice guy who runs a shop in Tampa. He
took the time to talk to me during a major rainstorm while water was (or was
about to) run into his shop. He assured me he had 2 motors for me, and would
even pull a head for a look see if I wanted. Turns out, they too were late
model motors ! It's a good thing I'm not paranoid, or I might begin to think
there was some kind of an evil kind of plot afoot here
rid the world of early TR6 motors !
Now for something completely different.
I swear this is true, I make up better stories than this.
The other day (after my talk with Joseph, see above), I made my regular calls
the local wrecking yards in search of...you guessed it, a TR6 motor.So far no
one even has a car in any of the locals spots, but this time I got a positive
response from a yard that said he had just gotten not one, but two TR6's in.
Great, tell me what years and how much for a motor-hang on talk to the boss.
The boss gets on the phone (immediate vision of "Bubba with a big cigar stub
in his mouth) and says he threw the engines away yesterday ! Yes really,
yesterday the metal recyclers took all the throw away engines,
and he didn't have any more time to waste with me so he hung up. Now I am
So I drive over to the wrecking yard to see if anyone will tell me who the
"metal recycler" guys are. This is about a 100 mile trip one way. After much
hanging around and grovelling, I actually get the name of the recycling firm,
but it is now too late in the day to do anything about it, so back home for
the day.The next day I'm on the phone to the company and they are actually
helpful, and find out which driver has that route and where the load went. It
is now 4 days since the engines were picked up at the wrecking yard. Seems
the recycling firm only dumps stuff in their own compond if the pieces in
question have any non-ferrous metals which can be sorted out. Well guess what
TR6 engine is all iron, so it went with all the other stuff to another firm
that puts all the scrap into railroad cars to be shipped to "who knows
where". So there you have the saga... two more pieces of British memories,
probably on their way to make a new
No one ever said owning a
British car is easy