I had a similar experience, where my TR would run quite well until it got hot,
it got hot and I mean "hot" (exhaust manifold glowing a dull red), she would
run at all. Even when she was reasonably cold I had very little power until
My problem turned out to be timing: I had recently changed my timing chain and
either failed to get the two cams lined up properly, (silly boy!), or maybe I
the timing set on the wrong end of the timing marks scale; (O' wouldn't it be
if the camshaft pulley had timing marks marked - and + . Once I had experimented
somewhat, the beast ran (and still does) like a dream.
Hope this helps
> Jonathan wrote.
> <Dear lister's
> I recently rebuilt my engine and carbs. I have chaged the rotor,
> cap, wires, plugs, points, condenser. My TR6 is still missing. The car
> goes 99% perfect when cold but the hotter it became, the worst the
> missing goes. When it become verry hot I have even difficulty going up
> in my driveway to the garage. The car is undrivable. What could it be?
> The coil, temperature compensator....? help me im lost.
> Jonathan Beaudoin
> >76 TR6