I love the Triumph GT-6. It ticks all the mid-sixties fun boxes. Styling by Italian design legend Giovanni Michelotti, a peppy 2.0 liter 6 cylinder and a 4 speed with optional OD that worked on 3rd AND 4th gears. This is the GT-6+, the model to have.
We love chrome at Motorhead. Chrome makes us happy.
The bonnet on Spitfire/GT-6 cars are one of my favorite details. Gives you so much room to work. The sheetmetal work on it is beautiful as well. This particular car sat for 4 years. The owner wants us to get it started and running as well as replacing the front suspension and steering rack bushings.
The 2.0 inline six. I prefer it to the 2.5 liter in the TR-6 personally. I think the shorter stroke of the 2.0 makes for a better revving engine. Not a fan of Stromberg 150CD carbs at all. We suggest swapping them out for some appropriately sized SU carbs.
Pre-start compression test yielded mostly 170-180 with a couple at 150. We are hoping it is just due to the car sitting and once it gets a valve adjustment and run until warm things will seal back up.
This is one of those things about working on old cars. If the car has been sitting for 4 years, even if the gas tank was properly emptied before being put up (like this one), just replace all the fuel line from tank to carb. Don’t even try starting the car before doing it. The old hoses WILL leak. We had to replace the hard line that runs from the fuel pump outlet to carbs on the other side of the engine as well.
This is a good car. It was running when I left the shop yesterday. Mechanics are on the suspension work today. Customer would probably pick up if not for this blasted storm.