2005 News & Progress.

The HEAT IS ON.
[12/31/05] - 13 weeks, yikes. I've had to step up the pace and will be working on my GT6 every waking second from now on. My father and I will start working together on Wednesday nights and the usual crowd on Thursday nights. I've started modifying my plans to make things more obtainable. Its Triumph Time. Have lots to do, but I do think this is possible. If I can have a running car by the end of March I'll be happy. All the tuning and so on can take place in April and May while we wait for the roads. I just know there will be a stretch in April where I'll be focusing on our new addition and Laura.

B-Quiet Continues.
[12/29/05] - I continued to installing the B-Quiet® Extreme material. Word from Wilf that almost all the pieces are painted. Can't wait too see them. Click to view the images. Click here to read the details.

B-Quiet.
[12/28/05] - Installing the B-Quiet® Extreme material. Click to view the images. Click here to read the details.

Tires, Wheels & A T-Shirt.
[12/26/05] - I hope everyone's holidays are going well, I'm now set to buy my tires, send the rims out for repairs and have this cool new t-shirt to parade around in. Click to view the images.

Engine Night 7.
[12/22/05] - Just a quick night, Mike dropped by and we dealt with the crappy cheap valve cover gasket. Click to view the images. Click here to read the details.

Restoration Images.
[12/17/05] - The front valance is repaired, next is primer and paint, in no time, Wilf has repaired the last piece of metal for my GT6. We're almost done, amazing. Click to view the progress.

Engine Night 6.
[12/15/05] - Victory! After several nights of trying. We finally manages to remove the stud that was stuck in the head. In the end a nut cracker did the trick. Click to view the images. Click here to read the details.

Just Some More Picts.
[12/11/05] - Some quick snaps for the fun of it. Click to view the images.

Oil Pan Restored & Painted.
[12/11/05] - I spent Sunday afternoon taking care off a problem we encountered on Thursday. I took the oil pan down to bare metal, cleaned and painted it. Click to view the images. Click here to read the details.

Restoration Images.
[12/10/05] - Frame and hatch work. Click to view the progress.

Engine Work Night 5.
[12/08/05] - What was to be a quiet short night turned into a full night getting the engine sealed up. I had planned on doing a few small jobs as I was not feeling 100% and quit by 8pm. Bang bang bang on the garage door, Mike and then Bob. Steph had to cancel due to car trouble. So that said we worked on getting the timing chain cover and oil pan on, no photos tonight, only more drama. Click to view the images. Click here to read the details.

Restoration Images.
[12/06/05] - The bonnet is cleared underneath. Click to view the progress.

Engine Work Night 4.
[12/01/05] - So this work session was not so productive, I had a lot of parts finding trouble and we just could not get going. I hope to be able to put some serious time in this weekend and work on my car. Click to view the images. Click here to read the details.

Restoration Images.
[12/01/05] - Blue primer on the bonnet. Click to view the progress.

Vinyl Cleaning.
[11/30/05] - So I tried something, a little cleaning and my vinyl came back to life. I will do more, but this is a good thing as I was really worried about my seats and interior looking bad compared to everything else. Click to view the images.

Restoration Images.
[11/29/05] - More primer. Click to view the progress.

Wiring Harness.
[11/26/05] - No work on Thursday night, I was tired and needed a break. This evening I went to work on the wiring harness, I'm going to build a new one, with better connectors and a full fuse box. Click to view the images. Click here to read the details.

Restoration Images.
[11/23/05] - Don't look, its not blue! Click to view the progress.

Restoration Images.
[11/21/05] - Filler work on the bonnet. Click to view the progress.

Painting Engine Parts.
[11/20/05] - Did a little painting today, was a nice day, but the temp dropped fast. Click to view the images. Click here to read the details.

In The Driver's Seat.
[11/19/05] - Just thought I'd have a seat in my GT6. Click to view the images.

Restoration Images.
[11/19/05] - Wilf is working on the bonnet, on a mission. Click to view the progress.

17 April - 19 Nov 2005.
[11/19/05] - A graphic showing the progress this year. Click to view the image.

Smurf Comes Homes.
[11/19/05] - Wilf and Livia brought Smurf to me today. I spent a few hours cleaning the road spray off, but that Wedgwood Blue is a great colour. Click to view the images.

Restoration Images.
[11/18/05] - Wilf did the final fit for the bonnet, the extra effort will pay of when it comes back from paint. I spent a good part of 3 hours clearing a spot in my garage for the body and frame, hmmm it used to fit in here. Click to view the progress.

Engine Work Day 3.
[11/17/05] - The head went on tonight with some drama. But its on and the rockers are all adjusted. Click to view the images. Click here to read the details.

Restoration Images.
[11/16/05] - While I put in a 13 hour day at work, Wilf did a test fit of the bonnet.
Click to view the progress.

Restoration Images.
[11/15/05] - Bonnet is one again. Click to view the progress.

Restoration Images.
[11/14/05] - More bonnet progress report. Click to view the progress.

Restoration Images.
[11/14/05] - Bonnet progress report. Click to view the progress.

Restoration Images.
[11/13/05] - Pictures of my GT6 from Livia. Click to view the progress.

Wedgwood Blue Tub.
[11/12/05] - I saw my baby in Wedgwood Blue. Click to view the images. Click here to read the details.

Restoration Images.
[11/11/05] - The body is painted, I'm overjoyed. Click to view the progress.

Spitbits Parts .
[11/11/05] - Shy by one day, too bad I could have installed the rear oil plate. Click to view the images.

A Moment Of Silence.
[11/11/05] - Please take a moment today and give thanks to those who fought for what we take for granted today. Thank you.

Engine Build Day 2.
[11/10/05] - It was a packed house tonight in the garage, but we had a great time and made some serious progress. Click to view the images. Click here to read the details.

Restoration Images.
[11/10/05] - Bonnet is closer to becoming a whole piece again. Click to view the progress.

Restoration Images.
[11/10/05] - The tub is prepped for paint, I can't wait. Click to view the progress.

Restoration Images.
[11/07/05] - Wheel wells are ready. Click to view the progress.

Engine Build Day 1.
[11/03/05] - Several questions, first is which way do these pistons go together? The rest I solved, see notes for the fun. Click to view the images. Click here to read the details.

Restoration Images.
[11/02/05] - A little bonnet action tonight. Wilf worked on one of the wheel wells. No news on the body, it still has not been painted, but we're still ok. Click to view the progress. I worked on the garage, so much to do.

20 Weeks & Counting.
[10/29/05] - First the engine issues, I returned to the shop Friday after work, I was taken care of right away, they were very apologetic about the rust issue and it was cleaned up on the spot, the con rod issue was resolved to. They answered a few other questions I had, so over all I'm very happy with the results. On to today's fun, spent the better part of an hour masking off the engine, then plugged up all the holes, cleaned it and wiped it down. I put 3 coats of engine paint on. I'm a little high from the fumes I think. Now as for the title, yes I have 20 weeks to finish the car off, that's not a lot of time left. Click to view the images. Click here to read the details.

Restoration Images.
[10/29/05] - Wilf just got back from his trip and is already in the garage. He is trying to get the bonnet ready for when the body returns, so we can make sure it lines up nice when everything is on the frame. Then the rest of the parts will be off to paint and the body and frame come home
. Click to view the progress.

Engine Parts Go Back To The Shop.
[10/27/05] - Not a happy camper, once again I can not get good quality service for my hard earned money. I hope this can be corrected. Click to view the images. Click here to read the details.

Engine Comes Home From The Shop.
[10/26/05] - Today I put a nice dent in the GT6 restore budget, the engine came home. But it was worth the wait and money, I think this one will runs nice and strong for some time. We'll start the build shortly. So what colour? Click to view the images.

POR15 Paint Night.
[10/20/05] - Steph and I took on the mountain of blasted parts, I still have more to do, but we make a nice dent in the list. Click to view the images. Click here to read the details.

Paint & New Parts @ The Justdrive Garage.
[10/19/05] - I got home to find 3 packages waiting for me, my order from Spitbits, the replacement Syncros from NOS Locators and my missing piston ring from Canely. Home late today so I only worked for a few minutes in the garage, the real fun will come on Thursday. Click to view the images.

Blasted & Painted Transmission Parts.
[10/17/05] - On Saturday I put a rushed 1.5 hours of blasting to good use. Cleaning as many pieces as possible, then Monday night I cleaned and painted them. Click to view the images. Click here to read the details.

Restoration Images.
[10/17/05] - She's off to paint
. Click to view the progress.

Restoration Images.
[10/14/05] - Paint applied to the inside and underside
. Click to view the progress.

Restoration Images.
[10/13/05] - Bumper test fit and the tear down of the bonnet
. Click to view the progress.

Restoration Images.
[10/12/05] - Light & bumper holes
. Click to view the progress.

Five Hours Of Blasting.
[10/10/05] - I made the 80KM or 50Mile drive out to Livia and Wilf's place today. I spent 5 hours blasting a whack of parts. I'm beat :). Click to view the images. Click here to read the details.

Thursday Recap.
[10/10/05] - Grinding, sorting and painting. Not much else to say. Click to view the images. Click here to read the details.

Restoration Images.
[10/08/05] - Prepping for paint
. Click to view the progress.

No Triumph In My Garage.
[10/05/05] - What an odd feeling, I told my neighbours I sold the Triumph. Cruel joke, because next spring they will have to suffer as my exhaust notes will be heard through out the block. Wilf picked up the bonnet, rear hatch and frame. We're on our way to completion of the body work. Click to view the images.

Restoration Images.
[10/03/05] - Sample of Triumph Wedgwood Blue
. Click to view the progress.

Restoration Images.
[09/29/05] - Wilf primered the windshield frame
. Click to view the progress.

UK Order & Work Night.
[09/29/05] - My order came in, pistons will be off to the shop soon. Steph Mike and I worked on the grinding, burning and striping the rear hatch, valance and bonnet clean. Click to view the images. Click here to read the details.

Restoration Images.
[09/29/05] - Wilf did some repairs to the windshield frame
. Click to view the progress.

Restoration Images.
[09/27/05] - Wilf is working his primer magic on Smurf
. Click to view the progress.

Bonnet & Spitbits.
[09/26/05] - In between massive rain falls I've been stripping the bonnet, then the post man arrived with my 40lb Spitbit order, thank god I was home. Click to view the images. Click here to read the details.

Restoration Images.
[09/25/05] - Wilf is sanding today. Click to view the progress.

New Kit.
[09/25/05] - New tool box from my Wife as a fantastic birthday gift, new water valve, syncros and 2nd gear. Yeah. Click to view the progress. Click here to read the details.

Restoration Images.
[09/21/05] - Wing welding. Click to view the progress.

Restoration Images.
[09/18/05] - Wilf installed the doors and wings today. Click to view the progress.

Parts & Cleaning.
[09/17/05] - Today I continued cleaning and taking notes on all my parts. So much left to do, but making progress. Filled 2 big orders with Canley Classics & Spitbits for engine and transmission parts. Also sources a 2nd gear from Rimmer. Click to view the progress. Click here to read the details.

Restoration Images.
[09/17/05] - Check out the doors. Click to view the progress.

Sunday Work.
[09/11/05] - Did a bunch of small tasks today. A little bit of works adds up. Getting there, I can't wait for it too start coming together. Click here to read the details.

Restoration Images.
[09/11/05] - Wilf started working on the doors. Click to view the progress.

Transmission Work.
[09/10/05] - Today I cleaned the gearbox case. Brake cleaner, Simple Green and elbow grease. Then I painted her up. Click to view the progress. Click here to read the details.

Rad Painted Black.
[09/06/05] - Tonight I worked on the fins, I tried to straighten as many as I can. Once that was done I blew out any remaining blast media and junk. Then I washed it clean and painted it. Click to view the progress. Click here to read the details.

Restoration Images.
[09/06/05] - Wilf blasted the body over the weekend. Click to view the progress.

Connection Still DOWN!
[09/06/05] - Still down, be patient. email - andre at istop dot com

Rad Tested, Blasted & Flushed.
[09/05/05] - Brian Mills aka Doc of the OVTC helped me check the status of my Rad. We tested, blasted it and flushed it. Now I need to fix the fins and paint. Also we got the tranmission apart. Thanks Doc. Click to view the progress. Click here to read the details.

Connection DOWN!
[08/26/05] - Since Monday afternoon my internet connection has been offline thanks to Bell, so justdrive.ca is dead in the water. No email. I hope to be back soon, but with the pace people work at around here I doubt it. So till then I've moved the GT6 to a temp location. email andre at istop dot com.

Restoration Images.
[08/20/05] - Booty work. Wilf climbed into the boot of the GT6 to get the work done. Click to view the progress.

Updates.
[08/19/05] - Wilf is back from vacation and its raining. I wonder where he'll be tonight. I picked up my rims from Pete's shop. I opted not to send them out. The only option the wheel guy had was to repair and paint them. I don't want to paint my alloy rims so I will run them as is for now, I'll finish polishing them this winter. Transmission, see the report and pictures. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.

Time To Get Back To Work.
[08/16/05] - After some down time for summer vacation I'm back to work on the GT6. Lot of developments. Still no word on the engine yet, I had to supply the shop with some specs, still waiting to hear on the wheels. Latest is they are too pitted to polish, but I do not want to paint them. We'll see what happens. On to the work. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.

Triumph GT6 Registry Addition.
[08/16/05] - Carey Kraehmer's 1968 Triumph GT6 Plus is the newest GT6 on the Triumph GT6 Registry.

Justdrive.ca 4 Yrs Old.
[07/17/05] - Small milestone today, justdrive.ca all things good about me and my Triumph GT6 turned 4 years old today. Happy Birthday web domain :).

Not Dead :).
[07/02/05] - Wheels are off to be repaired, straightened and polished. Not much has been going on as we've all been off. Last weekend we were in Mosport, great stuff. The work will start up shortly.

The Engines Is Off.
[06/10/05] - Dropped the engine off at the shop today, told them to take their time and call me when they have a report ready.

Restoration Images.
[06/10/05] - Today I grinded like a mad man on the GT6 underside. Tried to remove as much of that paint and sealant. What a hot messy job. Click to view my photos. Click to view the progress.

Blue Paint, Engine Prep & Fuel System Work.
[06/09/05] - Spent today working on the mount for fuel pump. Cleaned and painted the pump. Also did some paint tests. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.

Restoration Images.
[06/09/05] - Valance is done. Stay tuned for all the excitement on Friday. Click to view the progress.

Restoration Images.
[06/08/05] - Livia sent some images along on yesterday, everything is moving along nicely soon we'll be able to mount the body to the rig and roll it over to get to work on the underbelly of the beast. I'm flopping on the colour issue once again. Click to view the progress.

Wheels @ Beacon.
[06/01/05] - Today I dropped of the rims for my Triumph GT6 MK1. My buddy Pete at Beacon Auto Body will have them checked out by a shop from Montreal. I want to get the curb damage repaired and see if they can clean them up a bit more then I have been able too. I'm hoping to have Pete's shop paint the GT6 when I'm ready.

Beaconsfield Car Show.
[05/29/05] - Mike and I were the only Ottawa Triumph guys to attend the show, too bad we did not have a Triumph. I'm really liking the pearl idea after seeing it on the white TR4
. Click to view my photos.

It Rolls Again.
[05/28/05] - Thursday night saw the frame return to 4 wheels. We got the diff locked down and installed the half shafts. Now its time to clean everything up and begin installed brakes and other pieces. I need to deal with the driver rear studs. 2 had to be replaced in 2001 and I'm noticing some issues. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.

Flight Of 2 Spits.
[05/25/05] - Bob, Mike and myself had a nice drive out to the OVCT meeting. Click to view my photos.

Restoration Images.
[05/23/05] - A wet May long weekend has meant more work on the Triumph GT6 by Wilf, I was hoping to be driving with my Triumph friends, but it may be a wet year for 2005. Either way here are some images from the passenger side. Click to view the progress.

Work & Parts.
[05/20/05] - Well Thursday night we installed some pieces, Mike worked on opening his diff. Used Steph and some fire. Damned bolt :) I remove the bolt that was holding the bad rear link together. New parts from Wolfitt Racing came in today. Great stuff. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.

New Triumph GT6 Registry Addition.
[05/18/05] - Anders Karlsson of Sweden is the newest Triumph GT6 MK1 on the list. The Triumph GT6 Registry.

Restoration Images.
[05/14/05] - Paint Removal. Click to view the progress.

New Triumph GT6 Registry Addition.
[05/14/05] - Tim Bancroft of the UK is the newest Triumph GT6 on the list. The Triumph GT6 Registry.

My Triumph GT6's Mod List.
[05/14/05] - Oh dear, I made a list. It's scary. Click here to read the details.

Paint Removal.
[05/14/05] - I spent the day at Wilf's working on paint removal. My arms are dead. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.

Dff Work.
[05/12/05] - I put the new case onto the diff tonight, went well. Also got 1 nut off the rear end. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.

Restoration Images.
[05/12/05] - Driver side making progress. Click to view the progress.

Restoration Images.
[05/08/05] - Driver side making progress. Click to view the progress.

Restoration Images.
[05/07/05] - Updated with images of the driver side floor and sill test fits. Click to view the progress.

Restoration Images.
[05/07/05] - Wilf's been busy. He finished the rear valance work. We're going out of order from what we'd planned because the back end needs to be there to put it up on the rig. Click to view the progress.

411 Diff Case Work.
[05/05/05] - Switching cases, anyone know if there are supposed to be paper seals on the side of the diff? Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.

Restoration Images.
[04/30/05] - Watched Wilf in action today, just an amazing thing too see, next visit I'll be grinding off some paint, prepping for sand blasting. Click to view the progress.

Engine 1 Update #2.
[04/28/05] - Removed more pieces from E1. Piston #4 had a gasket blow out. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.

Restoration Images.
[04/28/05] - Images updated, inner wing work passenger side. Click to view the progress.

Restoration Images.
[04/23/05] - Livia will be sending me images of the Triumph GT6's progress as we go, I'll snap some of my own too when I visit. Click to view the progress.

Body To A Pro.
[04/22/05] - So I've faced the facts and hired a pro to work on my body. Wilf Haasper. So today we loaded up the body, phase 1 is the floors and blasting. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.

Engine 1 Update.
[04/21/05] - So engine 1 is dirty! But it will be functional once I have the crack fixed. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.

Credit Where Due.
[04/20/05] - MELYELKIDD@aol.com sent me a nice note this evening, turns out in my introduction I listed my Triumph GT6 as a 1986 model and not a 1968. My bad, that's been there for almost 4 years. Thanks for the find.

I Need More Space.
[04/19/05] - The plan was simple, remove engine and mount it on the engine stand, but the fly wheel did not want to come off. So as you can see I'm out of space. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.

4 Years Of Ownership.
[04/17/05] - Today, Sunday I spent a good many hours working on my Triumph GT6, still feels like I'll never drive it again, but maybe next year? At any rate here is another April 17th poster for the masses :). April 17th 2005.

Engine Prep.
[04/17/05] - After spending Saturday lifting 18x18 patio stones I opted to keep the work on the Triumph GT6 light, but I still managed to get enough done to make me satisfied and feel worn out :). Still sunny so I think a nice drive is in order this afternoon. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.

I've Named My Triumph GT6.
[04/16/05] - With one day till the 17th and 4 yrs of Triumph GT6 ownership. I named my Triumph GT6. Ladies and Gents, may I present to you "Blizzard". Please allow 12-20 months before a formal presentation can be made.

More Boot Work.
[03/26/05] - I started working on Good Friday, the day very quickly became "bad." With in 30 seconds of getting into the garage I smacked my injured knee, oh joy. Then while attempting to install a new mig wire spool, the positive lead wing nut went flying off. Luck would have it, the compressor fires up the same time masking the drop location of the wing nut. Where did it go? I looked everywhere. Ok, no prob, I'm sure it will turn up, I'll just grab another nut from the bin, opps... dropped 50 odd nuts and bolts in the garage. By this time, I know I'm tempting faith and recall easter 2003 when I cracked the nipple on the engine block. So I gave up and went side. Saturday, now today was much better. I found the nut, inside the Mig, still I did take the garage apart to be 100% sure, cleaned it up a bit, changed the spool on the mig to a smaller wire and continued to work. Got all I wanted to do done today, but now its time to warm up and have some chocolate. Happy Easter everyone. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.

Boot Work.
[03/24/05] - Well I think my welding sucks on this one. But its progress, the next side will be much better. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.

Continue Working.
[03/08/05] - Spent an hour in the garage. Click here to read the details.

Better Images Of Engine.
[03/06/05] - Took some better images today, I had hoped to finish cleaning all the pieces and box them, but I'm dealing with a cold again and need to rest up, can't take time off from work due to several large projects. Click to view my photos.

Project Update.
[03/06/05] - There have been a few developments and changes. While working on my new engine, I noted something and I don't know why this did not set off alarms in my head sooner, this is an early Triumph GT6 engine, sub 5000E range. Meaning it uses a different crank and pistons. Joy. Therefore this engine is going to be known as my "B" engine. I will clean it up, get it going, but that's it. The "A" engine will see special treatment in the future after the Triumph GT6 is finished and the house paid off. Because the "B" engine is a little harder to source pieces for I will not Auto X or Solo II, so now I'm going to buy P175/70/13-R Predator GTS tires from Canadian Tire. They cost $50 each apposed to the $130 Dot racing tires I was going to buy. I will get them in time, but I don't need them now so I'll save. I guess what I'm trying to say is things will start rolling forward, but I'm not going to make more work for myself. In the future my plan is to find an over drive transmission, build my "A" engine with all the alloy bits I can afford and put a limited slip diff in. No kids, No Mortgage, No Problem. If 2005 is as successful as 2004, look for a driving Triumph GT6 in the fall of 2006. I would like to thank, Steph, Mike and Bob for all their input on the Engine Project and Laura for putting up with me.

Now Engine Project wise. The plan is simple, strip it down. Take it to Engines Extra where Bob has had great success, and they now have more knowledge on Triumph GT6 blocks. Have them clean it up, should be ok piston and cylinder wall wise, so just need everything cleaned and balanced. I'm going to buy new bears, valve seats, lighten the flywheel, a new oil pump, thrust washers, possibly new rockers again we'll see what the shop says. If I don't have too spend I wont. Gasket kit with copper head gasket and ARP bolts. I now wonder if I should have just done the "A" engine, but I figure I'm in this for the long haul and it can't hurt to have two Triumph GT6 MK1 engines oh hand, never know what the future has in hand for you.

New Engine Is Good, But Needs Cleaning.
[03/03/05] - This evening Mike and Steph helped me in my first ever engine tear down. Not as nerve racking when you work in a team. The engine is in generally good condition, but will need to be dunk tanked, cleaned and rebuilt. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.

Wife Lays Down The Colour Law.
[02/27/05] - I came across this yummy specimen of a MK1 Triumph GT6 on the web. Laura loves the colour, I'm all hot for the DB5 silver right now, but my lady is correct and that old English is wonderful on the Triumph GT6. Now alloy rims or wire wheels :)

Hello Triumph World.
[02/27/05] - A state of flux. God I wish things in life were certain, I'm working towards that. With any luck the first 1/4 of 2005 will finish on an up beat note. Spring approaches and my thoughts turn towards my poor Triumph GT6 who I've left alone all winter. Its time to put away to tech toys and get busy. I need to learn how to control and bend metal. I need to start focusing and I need to start welding. Jens Haugaard's site has provided me with a little inspiration to get back into the metal working game. I really need to get back into the garage and just start. Plan and simple, so Sunday I'll clean up the wood working tools and get the Triumph garage warmed up and ready for action next week.

New Pictures Of Curtis's MK3.
[02/01/05] - Curtis Steinman of Arizona sent me 8 new images of his Triumph GT6. Its getting closer to being done. His Triumph GT6. The Triumph GT6 Registry.

Updates.
[01/29/05] - Sorry folks, I was doing some spring cleaning and broke my server. I think its all back to normal, update your browsers, I've moved the Triumph GT6 site to http://Triumph GT6.justdrive.ca.

Late XMas Surprise from Jon.
[01/18/05] - Well Jon did it again, he sent me a wonderful present. I will have to make sure I develop 2005 Triumph DVD for him. The present is a CAD Triumph GT6 MK1 drawing, I'll have to frame this gem. Pictures.

Nothing Special.
[01/15/05] - Spent a bit in the garage trying to make some room to work. I really need a larger garage. Pictures.

Curtis's MK3 Progress Pictures.
[01/08/05] - Curtis Steinman of Arizona sent me 3 new images of his Triumph GT6. It should be on the road this spring with out a doubt. Good work Curtis. His Triumph GT6. The Triumph GT6 Registry.

Flying On The Wings Of Hopes & Dreams.
[01/07/05] - Well welcome to 2005. Feels good. I'm going to be straight. I had those thoughts. The white flag ones. Just pack it in and move on, but I've never failed at something I've started and frankly I have no plans to start here. Laura and I have been talking about the car. A lot, well not a lot, but enough that she knows my feelings on it. It was nice to take some time off from the Triumph GT6. I needed, I was honestly not learning and very much so not enjoying the adventure. 2004 was a kind year for me, a lot of great things happened and I pray they will continue this year and into the future. In May a huge point in my career will happen, I will find out if I become a full time 100% employee at work. If they happens finally at the age of 29 and a half I will be able to lay down some serious hard core plans. I've not been able to do that since my college years. Ok life stuff aside lets talk about the Triumph GT6. So far I've gotten nothing done that pushing this car closer to being finished, but this year I get to make a serious push. Specially if I'm successful with my job. The hope for Laura and I is to try and get this car back on the road this year of next spring for sure. Things like chrome, interior and other "cosmetic" items are well out to lunch. We want a driving car. The above mentioned stuff can come later in life and Laura figures it will give me things to do.

So what needs or will be done if all goes well.

1. The body, that's obvious; I need to do a lot of welding, blasting and repairs. Then hand it off to a pro to make it look wonderful. Paint, white. Laura's request.

2. Wheels and tires; finish polishing and buy some mean 175/70/13's.

3. Wiring and dash; that's myself and Dad's handy work

4. Engine; I have an engine that should be ok to run, but I may spend the time and money now and not worry about it in the future.

5. Transmission; while the motor is off I will take a look at what is need and fix that 2nd gear syncro. Honestly it could be as simple as changing the fluids, but I don't know.

6. Rear diff casing; I have part, will have to be done when the body is off for blasting the underside.

7. Rear links; I have the replacements and will do them when I do the diff.

8. A whole lot more; Putting a car back together is very intense. :)

So there is a small list that I can think of this time of time.

Currently the garage is a huge mess. I have to get in there shortly and fix that all up then I can start on my baby again.

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