Inside Section 1
[ Triumphs owned ] [ History of current cars ] [ Modifications planned ]
I started the conversion of the engine to a 1964 Buick 355
Following is a right up I did for our
club news letter about the project. I canceled the project
when the reality set in that the engine transmission combination
would not fit with out major surgery.
I did rebuild the engine and sold it on
eBay for a profit.
This engine is
based on the Buick (Rover) 215 but with a 300 CID cast iron block.
carburetion is a Quadra-jet four barrel, 11:1 Compression ratio, 260
hp, and 355 Foot pounds of torque. It will fit nicely into the TR6
will be upgraded to a Chevrolet 700R4 Automatic overdrive.
The engine is in
the machine shop to be cleaned, checked, bored to .30 over, new
cam,. The block will be decked and the head milled to just clean
up the mating surface. The Crank is standard. The head will also be
ported and valve guide seals will be installed, and receive a
triple grind valve job.
consist of dual block hugger headers and stainless pipes and
mufflers. A new radiator will be mounted at an angle under the hood
with automatic electric cooling fans. Steering linkage will be
modified to accommodate the wider engine. An Edelbrock 550 CFM carb
with K & N filtration will be mounted.
will be 380 lbs about 100 less than the standard 6 cly and about 50
more than a Rover 215.
Completed engine that was never installed.