This Inca (or “Inka” depending on where you look) yellow TR6 was built in April 1976. TR6 production ended in July of 1976. When I purchased it, it had been in storage for sometime. The odometer read approximately 53,000 miles. I purchased it from the second owner who had acquired it in 1980. The paint on the car is good (5 foot) and despite several repairs, the color match overall is excellent. It does not appear to ever have been completely re- sprayed. The right side of the car shows some professional body work at some point in the past. I repaired the chipped right rear corner (see previous picture. Chrome is vintage (some pitting), but good. The Chrome under the bumper guards was surprisingly good. The paint on the driver side appears to be original. Polishing and waxing made a significant improvement. Entire underside of car and engine compartment were Zeibarted GM alternator was added to replace Lucas. New wiring harness was upgraded to handle the additional capacity. No cutting or unwrapping of the new harness was performed to allow complete restoration to stock if desired. Interior prior to restoration. Note location of bonnet release (original location bracket holes were stripped, this was fixed.) Dash was refinished. A new “vintage” radio with mp3 input is installed. Carpets, Floor mats, dash pad , and seat tracks were replaced. Seat covers and door panels are original. Seat belts, fuzzy door seals, aluminum windshield cap have been replaced. Rear speakers/boxes are easily removed. No modifications to back panel or carpet were necessary to install. Vintage Michelin X redline tires are installed. Though correct, they are not suitable for driving in wet conditions. The Robbins top is dated “1985” and is in very good condition. Floor boards were solid, but needed extensive cleaning. All new fasteners were used to re-attach the body to the frame. A poly transmission tunnel is installed. Sound deadening matting was installed to limit heat and noise in the cabin after floor boards repainted. Engine compartment was disassembled Cleaned. This was very time consuming. I tried several things including oven cleaner. The best method I found was applying bug and tar remover, scrubbing with a wire brush, rinsing with paint thinner, then wiping with a paper towel. Stripped to bare metal And repainted The frame was removed, sandblasted and inspected. Trailing arm sections were suspect along with The T-shirt pressings The rear trailing arm sections and both upper and lower T shirt pressings were professionally replaced with new pieces from Rimmer Bros. Diff mounts were boxed in and steering rack mounts were reinforced. Additional welds were added to fix bad factory welds. All suspension components required complete refurbishment. Completed chassis with all new fuel and brake lines. Frame was professionally painted with an industrial quality epoxy vice power coating to resist chips. Rims were and multiple other components were powder coated. Urethane bushings were used throughout. Upgraded bolts were used in critical locations. All braking components were rebuilt or replaced. Brake master cylinder was sleeved by Apple hydraulics. Stainless exhaust was installed Door sills, rockers, and floor pans are in Good to excellent condition. Engine was removed. And shipped to TSI automotive for a full rebuild. The engine rebuild included raising compression and a more aggressive cam. Additionally, the block was machined for an extra thrust washer to allow for 360° of thrust washer contact with the crank. Engine was balanced with the resurfaced flywheel. New clutch, throwout bearing, operating shaft, yoke, with hardened pin where installed to ensure proper clutch operation. Clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder were replaced. Seat foam and diaphragms were replaced. Trunk was repainted. New spare tire (205 70 R15) with powder coated rim. Bumper guards, original alternator, seatbelts, oil filter cover, EGR, EGR rebuild counter, Air pump, hoses and injectors are included. Air injector manifold is in poor condition. Bumper guards are in good to very good condition.
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