Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Triumph Mk2 GT6 - Two different jobs

Since the invasion of the Vitesses has passed off peacefully now, we have a little more time to deal with the assault of the Mk2 GT6s. One of these, in Damson paint, has had all of its springs (3) and dampers replaced, the dampers being Gaz ride & height adjustable units. We also replaced all the suspension & some steering bushes with Superflex urethane ones, the front brake discs, calipers & pads, rear cylinders, hoses & pipes and repaired the master cylinder before bleeding the whole lot through with fresh Super DOT4 fluid.
As if that wasn’t enough the Rotoflex couplings were replaced with OE Metalastik items, one rear wheel bearing & hub were renewed and the handbrake cable & fittings likewise. A little light engine flushing, servicing & tuning, a spruce up of the underbody protection and a new steering wheel to finish it off duly saw the car ready for MoT, which it passed with flying colours.

The other GT6 Mk2, this one in Royal Blue, was similarly in for MoT testing with some minor brake repairs being needed to rear cylinders & front hoses too. Apart from that it was time to recore the radiator, flush the cooling system, replace all the hoses and renew the coolant ready for whatever this particular British winter throws at it.
The next job up the line is a little engine rebuild on the unit taken out of a nice Magenta coloured model – a proper Seventies colour for a proper Seventies car! We carried out a fairly major rebuild on another one of these which was completed almost exactly a year ago and can be seen on the Club Triumph stand at this year’s NEC Classic Motor Show from November 14th – 16th – maybe I’ll see you there.