1968 Triumph GT6 Mk1

Name: André Rousseau
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Joined: 04 May 2003
Last Update: 13 Jan 2007


Email: andre@justdrive.ca
Web Page: www.justdrive.ca

About This Car & Owner:

I purchased my GT6 in April of 2001 and drive it for 1 season, then started a 5 year journey to restore the car. In 2006 I became a driver, this site is dedicated to telling that story.

Body Style: GT Fastback Coupe
Colour: Wedgwood Blue
Engine: 2L 1988 cc (122 cu. in.)
Transmission: 4 Speed Manual
Interior: Shadow Blue Vinyl
Purchase Date: 17 April 2001

MODIFICATIONS

Engine:
• Early GT6 MK1 Engine
-060 County Pistons
-010 Grind On Cam Shaft & Crank
-All Internal Engine Components Balanced (Engines Extra)
• SU HS4 1.5" Twin Carbs (Rebuilt)
• K&N Filters (Rimmer)
• 6>2>1 Stainless Twin Exhaust (Rimmer)
• SU Electronic Fuel Pump (Frame Mounted)
• TR6 Spin On Oil Filter Adaptor (Obsolete Automotive)

• NGK BPR6ES Spark Plugs (Canadian Tire)
• Bosch Spark Plug Wires (Canadian Tire)
MJLJ Digital Igntion System

Drive-line:
Ford T9 5 Speed Transmission (Frontline)

• Spitfire 4.11:1 Differential (Stock is a 3.27)
• New Differential Rear Housing (eBay)
• Grade 8 Bolts On Shafts (Valley Hardware)
• New U-Joints (SpitBits)
• Clutch MC/Slave Rebuild Kits (Spitbits)
• New Wheel Nuts & Washers (Fastco)

Suspension/Steering/Wheels/Brakes:
• SPAX Adjustable Shock (Rimmer)
480lbs TriumphTune Sprint Road Springs (Moss UK)
• Camber Compensator (Joe Curry)
• Anti Roll Bar Links (Wolfitt Racing)
• Solid Steering Rack Mounts (eBay)
• New Control Arms (Spitbits)
• New Front Wheel Bearings (Rimmer)
• Rear Vertical Links With 1.25" Drop (Otto Kemp)
• TR6 Wheel Studs (Obsolete Automotive)
• 15x5.5" Minilite Replica Wheels (Spitbits)
• Kumho ECSTA Supra 712 195/50HR15 Tires (OK Tire)
• Front Carbon Kevlar Brake Pads (TSI)
• Rear Kevlar Brake Shoes (TSI)
• Stainless Steel Brake Hoes (Spitbits)
• Copper Performance Brake Lines (Spitbits)
• MC Rebuild Kit (Spitbits)
• New Rear Brake Slaves (Spitbits)

Interior:
• New Headliner (Rimmer)
• New Custom Wood Dash (Dad)
• Smaller Steering Wheel (Came With Car)
• Original Owners Manual From 1967 (eBay)
• Heat & Sound Shielding (B-Quiet)

Custom 4 Point Roll Bar (Stu)
• 5 Point Race Harnesses (G-Force)

GT6 Plus High Back Seats (Andy Z)

Exterior:
• Frame Blasted, Repaired & POR15 (See Restoration Page)
• New Panels (See Restoration Page Rimmer/Obsolete Auto)
Body Work By Wilf Haasper (See Restoration Page)
Paint (See Restoration Page)
• Chromed Bullet Mirrors (Rimmer)
• License Plates From 1968 (eBay)

Electrical/Audio/Security:
• GM Alternator
• Custom Fuss & Wiring
• 12Volt Computer Speakers, Velcroed In Place

Future:
• Remote Oil Filter (Jegg's)
• Security System
• Chrome Work
• Carpets
• New Leather/Vinyl
• Parcel Boxes

2006

The Past