>>> CCampb8169 <CCampb8169@aol.com> 05/14 6:50 PM >>>
>I recently bought a 71 tr6 for 1300 dollars that I thought was the deal of the
>century. Surprise!!! Thje frame is rusted beyond repair and the motor smokes.
>Does anyone have a 71 parts car they would like to sell and does anyone know
>what causes smoke from this kind of engine? Will I have to overhaul the whole
>engine? Help!! I am dying here. Cole
OK, claim down. You didn't get the deal of the century, but you probably paid
about what the car is worth, so don't think you got ripped-off. Lets talk
about what you got.
You say the frame is rusted beyond repair. Please describe the areas of rust.
I just finished replacing the cross-members on my TR-6 frame, so I can say
that certain parts of the frame are fixable.
The motor smoke. Well, it is a 71, and who the heck knows when the engine was
rebuilt last. My engine used to blow smoke also. I always felt bad for the
car behind me. The #1 piston rings were in sad shape. The car couldn't pass
emissions.I have rebuilt the engine, and am about to get it inspected (If the
weather, my job, my wife and my health would just cooperate for on sticking
Your car my still be worth more than you think. Does it have an OD/ Does it
have decent original Red-Lines? Does it have a factory hardtop? Does it have
webers or carbs? Does it have wire wheels?
Please reply and describe the shape of the car.
Sorry, you may have thought you were buying a car you would have fun in this
summer, but don't be short sighted. Hopefully you will have many summers with
this car if you just fix it right.