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    everyone probably knows me by now Iroczgirl has a spectacular aura about Iroczgirl has a spectacular aura about Iroczgirl's Avatar
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    Quote: Originally Posted by joel View Post
    I have always liked the tr6's.. but doubt I'd ever buy one because of it being a triumph
    But that's why this one is nice...the only things left Triumph are the body and the front brakes.

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    Oh, the brake lights don't work...switch is good though.

    But anyway, took the pedal cluster out, rebuilt it and put it back in.

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    Quote: Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
    But, the first box of parts arrived, yay!
    Not long before you wind up with a big pile o' parts waiting to go in
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    Some parts finally went in today...

    So, I didn't like the amount of throw the clutch fork had (almost none).

    Sawed a hole in the body for easy access, and used a BFH to pound the body in a little allowing for more throw.

    Installed a slave from a Miata and made an adjustable push rod. Had Fluid Connectors here in Bend make me an adapter line. What a mess that was to figure out, the Brits use weird sizes.

    Little by little...I just don't have the time. But I have to get it all back together and the TR off the jack stands if I want to put the Rabbit in the garage.

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    Just had to get the Japanese involved in this project too?
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    the japanese were missing until then...
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    Quote: Originally Posted by joel View Post
    the japanese were missing until then...
    Actually, they were not, as this car's rearend is out of an early Datsun Z.

    But long story short, I looked at every single clutch slave in the book and this Miata one seemed to fit my needs the best. I do have an RX-7 one for a backup.

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    Probably time to do what should have been done in the first place. Drop the transmission, have it rebuilt.

    We'll see. A friend of mine really wants to drive it before the snow flies. I told him right from the beginning that may not happen. But since he owns half the car too...we'll see.

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    How about an update?

    No I'm not out driving it yet, we moved it out of the shop...it still doesn't have any brakes. There must be air in the system somewhere but I haven't bothered to buy a power bleeder yet.

    Here are some pics:

    The pedal box is all refurbished with new bushings etc.



    In the process of putting it all back together:



    Hole #1 cut for slave access:





    The passenger front brake caliper was no good...so.
    New brake calipers installed:



    And braided stainless hoses:



    New clutch and brake masters, new clutch line:





    It wasn't easy to adapt things, using a factory master and a slave from a Miata. Had a custom clutch hose made:



    Cut hole #2, for easy clutch fork access:



    Of course the holes cut will be fixed nicely and correctly. Just not quite yet.

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    do you just need working brakes to have it driving? does the engine run right now?
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    It runs and drives at the moment. Just need to play with the length of the clutch slave pushrod and get the air out of the brake system somehow. Apparently 3 quarts of brake fluid weren't enough. It probably needs to be pressure bled...which means I need to buy a pressure bleeder.

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    And back on the road!!

    Took forever to find someone willing to rebuild the transmission...but it's done!
    Come to find out it had a custom made aluminum flywheel...thankfully we have a guy in our machine shop that was willing to turn it.

    Just in time for the sunshine:





    No AC? No, don't you even try AC Cobra.

    Shiny!



    Next on the list?

    A shorter shifter.
    Front wheel bearings.
    Outer tie rods.
    Alignment.
    And some new tires.

    Maybe after that tear up the roads this summer and then start on the top and the dash.

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    Looking good!
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    Thanks! Such a blast to drive, especially now that the clutch operates correctly thanks to McLeod.

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    As you get the clutch broken in, let me know what you think of the Mcleod clutch. I'm thinking of going that route on the Cobra when she's due...which is probably going to be sooner than later (thinking next year if I'm lucky).
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    So far so good, I'll keep you posted. I feel like it was really worth the investment.

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