[TR] Fwd: Triumphs Digest, Vol 7, Issue 198

Dean Tetterton tr3a58 at verizon.net
Tue Jul 22 18:11:44 MDT 2014

> From: Dean Tetterton <tr3a58 at verizon.net>
> Date: July 22, 2014 1:03:31 PM EDT
> To: Irv Korey <emanteno at comcast.net>
> Cc: Jack Mc <McGaheyRx at aol.com>, TRiumphs <triumphs at Autox.Team.Net>
> Subject: Re: [TR] Triumphs Digest, Vol 7, Issue 198
>   It goes without saying, I love my Triumph. That being said, I am
> the first one that will change something to make it better. I have had my
> 69 TR6 since the early 80's and it still idles at 800 RPM smooth as silk
> with "SU carbs". The engine has not been apart since I have owned it.
> The clutch shifts great with it's CoAxil clutch release and takes 2 inches
> of movement. No slamming it to the floor and hope it disengages. The
> stock tranny with OD works great. I have replaced the synchro rings
> twice. Next time it is getting a Toyota 5 speed. The Nisson diff does
> not whine, clunk or leak. No twich when shifting in a turn with the
> 240Z half shafts. The tube shocks work smooth with extra bracing.
> This car doesn't leak with the hard top that never comes off. Gets hot
> I turn on the AC i put in with a fan that moves some air. Also heats
> from the same unit. The stock 69 seats made my back hurt in 30 minutes.
> I ride all day in the Miata seats with the tunes playing thru the headrest.
> Relaxe on the Interstate and use the cruize control so your right foot
> doesn't get a cramp. The tinted windows also gives the old eyes a
> rest. Lots of insulation in the floor and roof makes it quiet also.
> Yes I love my Triumph. Still looks like one, sounds like one, and smells
> like one. A real pleasure to drive.
> Dean T.
> VTR Member #599
> On Jul 22, 2014, at 12:13 PM, Irv Korey wrote:
>> Actually, as someone who has had them in my TR6 since 2005, I find them
>> extremely comfortable. I have driven my TR6 over 700 miles in one day
>> numerous times over the years and have felt great at the end of the drive.
>> Some people acquire Miata seats for their cars as a matter of economics. A
>> pair of Miata seats typically costs less than replacement foam kits alone
>> for the stock seats.
>> Irv Korey
>> 74 TR6 CF22767U (original owner, no Miata, just the seats)
>> Highland Park, Il
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