2004 News & Progress.
[12/02/04] - Dec 2nd 2004 marks 3 years since I've driven my GT6. Boy this has been a long journey. Full of up and downs along the way. I'm not sure when I'll see the end. Optimism says I will be driving her again in possibly 2006, but I would say 2007 is more realistic with regard to the sheer cost of the project. "December 2001 02, 4 hours of work and the GT6 is stored for the winter."
Tool In The Garage.
[11/30/04] - Well I finally got a real DA Sander. 6 inch unit air powered. The thing is heavy, should do a nice job. Click to view my photos.
[11/14/04] - Nothing special, just some extra images. Click to view my photos.
Better Engine Stand.
[11/13/04] - Last night Mike and I went to Princess Auto, I bought a 1250LBS Engine Stand. On sale for $79.99 regularly $99.99. I put it together this morning, a much better solution then what I was working with before. I took apart the smaller stand, cleaned it up and returned it to Princess Auto this morning. No issues. So in all I'm pleased. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.
On The Stand.
[11/11/04] - Ok, I think I will need to buy a bigger stand, this one is rated for 750lbs, but I don't trust it. A Spit friend is interested in buying it off me for when I get myself a much larger one later this week. At any rate Mike and I removed the transmission, clutch and fly wheel. This was all new to me so it was interesting. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.
Ready For Winter.
[10/11/04] - We'll the days are getting shorter, the comforter has come out for the bed and the leaves are turning to red. So its time to prep the JustDrive garage for a busy winter. I spent a good 5 hours out there, but I still have more work to do. Pictures. And no I'm not sponsored by Molsen :).
[10/07/04] - I should have worked on the GT6 this evening. Nice weather, but was rather tired from work. Here are some picts. Will pull the GT6 out and work this weekend.
[09/29/04] - Sean Dubreuil's 1969 Triumph GT6 Plus features new photos.
Little Fun Welding.
[09/11/04] - Nothing beats a fun project. Today I had a few hours on my hands so I actually rolled the GT6 out and worked on it. My goal was to do a simple job with instant gratification. So I filled in the ant hole. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.
GT6 MK3 Added.
[09/09/04] - Todd Toffoli's Blue GT6 is the newest Triumph to be added to the GT6 Registry. Todd's GT6 is the 32nd GT6 on the list.
Click to view his GT6. Click here view the Registry.
Order From Obsolete Auto.
[08/26/04] - Place a quick order with Mike at Obsolete, gaskets and SU build kit. Click to view my photos.
Tick Goes The Pump.
[08/21/04] - Testing the SU MGB fuel pumps, both of them took power, but only one moved the fuel. So I'll keep that one, ordering a cap and new gasket. Click to view my photos.
[08/12/04] - You know I need help. Lots of it. I have no metal working skills. I wish I could hire someone to help me along. Click to view my photos.
Fuel Pumps & Metal Work.
[08/11/04] - I was trying to go the local cruise night with Mazda group, but the rains came, so I picked up some fuel pumps from a friend for the new motor. I will have to see if they work and order a new rubber backing. I also played with some metal. I could not bang all I wanted due to it being 9pm. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.
[08/02/04] - Spent some time on the engine. I check for oil and the plugs. More work to come, going to drop the oil pan and then maybe test fire it. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details. Read the specs.
[08/01/04] - Well what is so important about July 2006? It's the 40th anniversary of the GT6 MK1 model. It's my goal and desire to have a drivable GT6 by then. The wish list is rather costly. Full body work and paint. Leather and vinyl interior. Real carpets. Refinished chrome, polished wheels and nice tires. Not to mention all my other mechanical pieces. I already know some of these objective will have to delayed just for pure costs involved. Still if I can get my GT6 running I will on target. And a very happy man. Wish me luck. If my life goes as planned and all is stable for the next 2 years then I have a fighting chase.
[07/31/04] - Well aside from it raining and the humidity going through the roof I did manage to get some garage time. I tested out the new 7inch grind. Wow, having the right tool for the job rock. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.
[07/31/04] - Ok spent some cash today and picked up a few much needed items. After going to a OVTC auto body session I made a few notes on tools I need to do my job better. The most $$$ item on today's list was a 75lbs anvil. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.
[07/20/04] - Leave it to me, go out and do a engine lift in a rain storm. We only got a little wet... Yeah right, I was so wet I lost all my business cards! Sorry no pictures during the lift, we were working fast to get it the job done. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.
rumble from the Just Drive garage.
[07/18/04] - It was a nice sight yesterday morning, I was finally able to roll the GT6 out of the garage after an idle spring. Bought a new engine stand for my next project piece. A lightly modded GT6 Mk1 engine. Check back later for details.
Steinman's 72 MK3 Gets Painted.
[06/13/04] - Curtis's Triumph GT6 All I can say is I'm jealous as hell. Nice colour Curtis. Keep me updated and I'll post some picts.
New Set Of Wheels.
[06/06/04] - I traded in my 1997 Chevy Cavalier for a brand new 2003.5 MazdaSPEED Protegé. Wonderful car. I will get back to the GT6 in a few weeks. Working full time and teaching 2 nights a week has me over tasked. I honestly had thoughts of parting with the GT6, but will finish my project in time. At least I have a stupid fast car to enjoy :)
Sale Items Updated.
[04/22/04] - Triumph GT6 Items For Sale updated with more items and photos.
Year of Triumph Ownership.
[04/17/04] - Saturday morning marks the 3rd year of ownership. So I put together a picture to make the occasion. Progress maybe slow, but its coming. I remind myself this is a hobby and when things are tight or tough its alright to put the hobby on the back burner. I know in my heart this car will see the road in the next few years. It will be worth the wait and effort. Click to view picture.
[04/09/04] - Stef and I spent a few hours working on the GT6 this afternoon. We made decent progress, but I had to cut out after 4 hours. My broken toe was starting to cause me trouble. It was nice to get some work in after the past two weeks. My business and prepping for the college course I'm going to teach are keeping me very busy. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.
Sale Items Updated.
[04/08/04] - Triumph GT6 Items For Sale updated with more items and photos.
[03/21/04] - I thought we were done. I thought winter was over. I was wrong. Click to view my photos. I don't remember is we got dumped on like this in 2003, but it happened in 2002 for sure. Click here to view March 26th 2002. I could not expose the GT6 to the open weather this time as the bonnet is pretty well clean of paint.
[03/17/04] - This evenings efforts were a little more relaxed, but we still made good progress exposing more rust and repair issues. We did a rough test fit of the panels. A good deal of work and trimming will be required to make them fit right. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.
[03/12/04] - My new vertical links came today. So I bent over and left UPS... You get the picture. I will never ever use them again in my life. Click to view pictures.
[03/10/04] - Stef and I met for our weekly work session. His first comment of the night was my GT6 is a bondo queen. Hell with all the bondo stripped of the body she'll be lighter and way faster. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.
Cargo Deck Info & Images.
[03/10/04] - Images and info on rear cargo deck. Click here to read the article.
[03/05/04] - The information regarding my camber compensator has been updated for your viewing pleasure. Click here to read the camber compensator article.
[03/05/04] - I've had a few requests for info on what I did to polish up my rims. So as requested. Enjoy. Click here to read the wheel polishing article. Check the Tool Box for more tech info.
[03/04/04] - Stef and I tackled the GT6 this evening, Stef's sanding gear is making paint removal very easy. While I worked on the rear valance. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.
[03/01/04] - I was inspired to make a sign after seeing one in a friends garage. I did the math and one from Ebay would have cost me $40 after shipping. So I made my own. The first one said No Parking. Triumph Parking Only, but the method I used to bond the paper to the metal ruined it. For this, the 2nd prototype I used a 8.5x11 piece of metal, spray painted white, both sides. Then I clear coated the piece of paper with enamel. Clamped the paper down at one corner on the metal and applied a spray glue. When dried I lifted the clamped end and glued it down. Few more coats of clear and presto. I want to mount the sign outside next and see how it handles the weather. Click to view all the photos.
[02/26/04] - I ran outside to snap some clean shots of from last night. Dust has settled and we can see the wok. One shot struck me as poetic. Doesn't the look like she is waiting for summer. Maybe next year. Click to view all the photos.
[02/25/04] - First order of business was to spin the GT6 around. Took a bit of effort due to the ice on the drive way, but the 180 is done. Then we removed the lower rear valance, started on the pass rear fender and Stef continued to polish off the bonnet. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.
GT6 MK1 Added.
[02/21/04] - Kevin Jones and I have been emailing since the beginning of this year. Today he got his 67 Mk1 started. So I've added his car to the registry. That 2 MK1 GT6's in one week. Very goo. Kevin is the 29th GT6 to date. Click to view his GT6. Click here view the Registry.
GT6 MK1 Added.
[02/20/04] - Jan Becker emailed me last night with details of his white 68 GT6 MK1. Very nice looking machine. I'm more then honoured to add him to the GT6 Registry. Click to view his GT6. Click here view the Registry.
[02/19/04] - Just a quick night, as the weather warms up I look forward to working outside again. More room. Added a 1/2 inch strip to the driver floor, to make up for the piece I zipped off before I learned how to remove the floor from the firewall. Also looked into the heel board. A little work with the air chisel this weekend and it should be off. I think I'm going to have to sand blast inside there. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.
[02/19/04] - I need help, does anyone know if the rear vertical links can be easily re-threaded or is the thread actually a bolt?. Click to view my photos.
[02/19/04] - This afternoon I popped over to Doc's house to get the new differential housing tapped. He did a splendid job drilling, tapping and setting the diff up with a new oil drain hole. Thanks Doc I owe you one. Click to view my photos.
[02/19/04] - I don't have all the info together yet, or pictures of all the items, but I have drafted a list of gear I won't be needing when the GT6 is done. Click here to see the list.
[02/12/04] - No its not snowing in the garage, its dust. Stef was busy sanding the bonnet while I bang the crap out if the rear and then removed the last piece of floor.
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[02/11/04] - My sweet heart bought me a cold piece of cast iron as an early Valentines Day gift. Click to view the pictures. This piece will make up for my error last spring when I over did the bolt and crack the current house. So the diff will have to come out sometime, be totally taken apart and put into this house. Hey its all about learning. Click to view the damaged house. Left bolt, see the crack!
GT6 MK2 Added.
[02/10/04] - Derek Benfield of England sent me info on the MK2 this evening. He is the 27th GT6 to be added to the GT6 Registry. Click to view his GT6. Click here view the Registry.
[02/02/04] - The Targa work page has been added. Click to view.
[02/01/04] - After reading and talking to a lot of people and my wife I have a mission in life. Aside from all that work crap which has been pulling me down I have decided this little GT6 of mine will run in the Targa Newfoundland in 2005 or 2006. I've opted to run in the Touring class. Its more cost effective then the full out Targa mode and according to a racer who ran in the Touring class in 2003 aside from the max speed on flats 130km/h vs 200 the touring class cars are working just as hard through the twisty sections. So next step will be to join the MCO and start my racers craft. Oh need to finish restoring my car. Look for a race prep page in the future on my site as I develop my action plan for this wonderful experience.
Wedgewood Blue GT6 MK1 Added.
[01/17/04] - Giancarlo Cavallini from Italy is the latest addition to the GT6 Registry.
Giancarlo's GT6 is painted in Wedgewood Blue and is the best example I've seen to date. This really helps be settle on that great colour debate. Thank you
Giancarlo. Click to view his GT6. Click here view the Registry.
[01/15/04] - I returned the 2002 gallery back to its former glory. Lots of pictures added. Most of the additions are to the first 3/4 of the year. Click here view gallery.
[01/10/04] - 5 GT6 Pluses have been added. Click here view the Registry. New to the list are; Steve, Mark, Eric, Darryll and Larry. The Plus/MK2 crowd are catching up to the MK1 group.
[01/10/04] - While visiting my folks today I snapped some more pictures of the dash my father is making for me. Its solid maple wood and will be stained to match my shifter knob. Click here view pictures.
[01/10/04] - I've been slowed down by a flu bug and the extreme cold. The daily driver required a new battery. So I guess the GT6 will get the old one, which works fine except in this super cold weather.
Years In January.
[01/06/04] - Can't sleep, but feeling good about my GT6. So I made up this quick graphic. I hope too see something positive about 2005 in there next year. Click to view.
[01/06/04] - Welded in the patch for the driver lower A post. I need to clean up a bit more of the welding and generally improve my welding skill, but its a start. Click to view my photos. Click here to read the details.
[01/02/04] - I've added pictures and info on the Rolling Body Rig. This rig was designed to support the body of my GT6 while I worked on the frame. Its now on loan to my buddy Bob while works on his GT6 frame.
[01/01/04] - I hope everyone made it home safe and sound last night. I hope to start this year off on a good note and carry it onward. After the struggles I've faced in 2003 I can only hope lady luck will return to me. Project wise I have no time line, I have no due date, but maybe 2005 or 2006. If it takes me till 2008 I don't care. This GT6 will see the road again. Take Care.
[01/01/04] - To view the 2003 News Archives click here. To view the 2002 News Archives click here. To view the 2001 News Archives click here.
(Note some of the links may not work due to changes in the site.)