1970 Triumph GT6 Mk2

Name: Tim Bancroft
Location: Staines, Middlesex, UK
Joined: 06 May 2005
Last Update: 06 May 2005


Email: Tim Bancroft
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Body Style: GT Fastback Coupe
Colour: Royal Blue
Engine: 2L 1988 cc (122 cu. in.)
Transmission: 4 Speed Manual With J Type Over Drive
Interior: Black
Purchase Date: 1983

About This Car & Owner:

Andre,
Just discovered your site and thought i would send details of my mk.2 GT6. I have owned this car since 1983, she is the second car that I have owned, my first being a Triumph Vitesse Mk.2 convertible. I have more or less worked upon every part of the car and she is more or less at a stage that please me now- however a 2.5 litre engine might be installed soon. The current specification of the car is as follows.

Bodywork;
Colour : Royal blue
All steel except fibreglass front Valance. Most panels have been replaced except the floorpan, roof, the rear valance and the bonnet- this has received localised repairs.
Britax Vinyl Sunroof.

Engine:
2.0 Litre Lightened and balanced bottom end, modified head, duplex vernier timing gear coupled with TR5 camshaft. (Built 1991- bit knackered now!) Ali. front and rear engine plates + cast ali. water pump housing. Twin 1 3/4 SU carbs (Ex Dolomite Sprint) and 6>2>1 Triumph Tune exhaust manifold c/w twin exhaust system. Mocol Oil Cooler. Lucas 22D Vitesse dizzy with Aldon ignitor electronic ignition, NGK plug leads.
4 staggered row radiator with PRI ducting kit- this works
Standard Clutch

Gearbox:
GT6 'box with 'J' type overdrive. BL Works team type switching.

Differential:
Spitfire 1500 3.63:1 ratio.

Suspension and steering:
Front:
TriumphTune Shore 70 bushes
Koni Shockers
330 lb front Springs
1.5 degrees neg camber.
Rear:
Decambered Spring
Koni Shockers onto original arch mounts.

Steering:
Spitfire rack with Solid rack mounting kit

Brakes:
Standard except EBC Greenstuff pads at front and braided hoses.

Wheels:
5.5J Revolution Alloy wheels with 175/70 13 tyres.

Interior:
Mk3 velour faced seats
Moto Lita steering wheel
Interia Reel seatbelts.
Map light and Compass
Elecronic rev counter and Speedo.
Smiths 52mm Oil Pressure Gauge (Ex Mini 850)

Thats about it, however it must be said that the car is used, it has done 4no. Club Triumph Round Britain Reliability Runs (2000 miles in 48 hours), and 1no. Club Triumph 10 Countries Run Similar mileage to RBRR except in Europe- UK, France, Monaco, Italy, Switzerland,Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg and Belguim). Every year I do 2 or 3 track days at Britsh race tracks and generally use her once a week.Both of the pictures attached are taken at Mallory Park, one last month at the TR Register Track Day- thanks to James Carruthers for photo. Great car that still delights, also it handles! Nice to see a good site dedicated to GT6s- keep up the good work and good luck with your car.
Tim Bancroft.