Drove bowtie6 to work the other day and on the way out, I see this awesome sunset. The picture above does it no justice – it was just a little too late and I caught it when it was too dark.
Nevertheless, I thought it made for a cool picture… Peace.
Today’s post shows six or one half of the other grouping of Triumph TR6’s gathered over at my friend Al’s shop. You see, Al just got his business license for his TR6 restoration garage. While bowtie6 did not come from Al’s shop, it was invited to take part in this impromptu car show of sorts.
In the last couple of posts I’ve described the reason for taking apart the rear suspension on bowtie6. I had to send the coilovers back to the manufacturer for servicing and sure enough, after a few days they arrived back in as-new condition. This morning, I started cleaning all the hardware and springs followed by a dry-run: installing the coilovers on the rear suspension (without springs) and going through the entire range of motion of the axle using my jack. I just wanted to make sure nothing was binding or out of alignment. All checked out, so time to quit farting around and get down to business…
The Man in the brown truck delivered a box containing bowtie6‘s rear rebuilt coilovers. This stuff is like jewelry – too bad they are not in plain sight!
Needless to say I unpacked them and they are perfect. Sure, there are a few scratches from wear and tear but overall they are mechanically back to as-new condition. The rebuild price was not too bad: $99.00 + shipping.
I can’t wait to get the springs assembled back on them and then mounting them back to the rear axle. I’ll have a new post with pictures this weekend. Stay tuned!
After nearly 25,000 miles on bowtie6 and countless number of rebounds the rear coilovers finally gave up the ghost; time for coilover repair. In order to get them apart, I had to do a partial rear suspension tear down. My cousin Jim designed all the mounts so they could be easily disassembled – “…remember, everything will eventually be replaced or serviced at one point or another”, he says; “…it doesn’t matter how nice it looks or how great it performs, if it is not easy to disassemble and put back together, it isn’t worth a damn!”. Wise man, my cousin Jim.