Timothy Amey's 1974 TR-6 is Powered by a Ford SVT 2.0L 16v DOHC Engine

Timothy Amey's 1974 TR-6 with Ford SVT 2.0L DOHC/16v Engine

Owner: Timothy Amey
City: Castaic, CA
Model: 1974 Triumph TR-6
Engine: Ford SVT 2.0L DOHC/16v 4 cylinder
Conversion performed by: Tri-C Engineering

Engine: Ford SVT 2.0L 16v DOHC inline four cylinder engine, plus Jackson / Eaton Rootes-type supercharger, and Simple Digital Systems direct ignition system.
Cooling: Griffin aluminum crossflow radiator, large electric fan, and aluminum sheetmetal fan shroud.
Exhaust: stock SVT header.
Transmission: Borg-Warner T5 (Ford pattern), rebuilt by Boxes N Gear. Clutch Masters "single mass" clutch system, McLoed hydraulic throw-out bearing. Wenco driveshaft.
Rear axle: stock.
Suspension: stock (front and rear).
Other Chassis Mods: Minor frame adjustment (visible in the pictures) moving a lateral brace to make room for the new engine's deeper stance.
Body/Interior: Replaced all trim panels, carpet, and the plinth. Replaced the four pull levers for heat/blower/choke with rotary air conditioning controls. Vintage Air air condition system.
Electrical: Toyota alternator.
Comments: Engine seemed readily available when we started, but Ford stopped making them available via their "crate motors" program and the car went out of production. A racing series of midget cars had standardized on the engine, which made RWD conversions available for the normally FWD/transversally mounted I4, but it also ate up supply! Thankfully Tri-C located a wrecked low mileage SVT Focus and we had ourselves a donor car.

Supercharged Ford SVT engine

Jackson Racing supercharger

modified front crossmember

motor mounts

Simple Digital Systems ignition programmer

Simple Digital Systems ignition coil installation

Toyota alternator

Griffin aluminum radiator, great big fan, and aluminum fan shroud

stock SVT header

Clutch Masters single mass clutch system

McLoed hydraulic throw-out bearing

Borg-Warner T5 five speed

mounting bracket for Borg-Warner T5 transmission

Wenco driveshaft

Vintage Air air conditioning condensor

Vintage Air under-dashboard climate unit

Vintage Air air conditioning blower fan

rotary air conditioning controls

(earlier pictures)

this is how the engine arrived

initial installation in the engine bay

assessing clearance to the front crossmember

ready to start fabricating motor mounts

custom front crossmember

planning the cooling system

fitting a fan shroud and electric cooling fan

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