Started on June 9 by Vince

1970 Triumph GT6+ (Brutus)

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Picked up a pretty solid GT6+ in Ohio (Sunday 6, June 2010) Destined to be my Vintage Racer. July 9th. about a year later I’m almost ready to go racing…

Latest updates
Aug. 23
Fuel System Upgraded...

Brutus performed pretty well for the first event ever and as I drove the car …

July 05
Rear Suspension Modification

I came up with what I think is a great idea to deal with the …

June 19
Paddocked at CHGP MOSPORT

Brutus and I had a successfull first ever race weekend at the Canadian Historic Grand …

June 18
Great 1st Event! - CHGP @ Mosport

Many thanks to all the racers, family and partner that rallied to support me for …

May 18
Prepping for engine assembly..

Tonight the engine got a scrubbing with degreaser then a hot power wash. Old CAM …

May 15
Safety Upgrades..

Last weekend I managed to install new ceramic pads in the front along with the …

May 10
Engine Progress

I cleaned up the pistons last night and gathered up all tha other pieces to …

May 06
Engine tear down...

The engine cleaned up nice and it took about 3 hours to tear it down …

May 06
Building the engine..

I took Friday off to get a jump on building a fresh engine for Brutus. …

April 29
Race School Complete...

For race school I had the pleasure of being coached by John who has been …

Feb. 18
Race Car Trio...

Thanks to Peter and Mikes awesome cars we had a great display of Triumph Racers …

Feb. 18
Gala Night

Gala night at the car show was almost to good to put into words. We …

Feb. 12
MTCC Entry Inspection

Down the truck elevator to level 7 and a short drive through the MTCC where …

Feb. 12
Delivering Brutus to the MTCS

After a few hours of polishing I carefully tarped Brutus on the neighbors trailer and …

Jan. 24
Cleaning up for the Show..

Having been invited to be one of 3 feature Triumph race cars in the Canadian …

Oct. 07
Pumpkin Festival Cinderella Car Show

Brutus’s first official car show was the Port Elgin Pumpkin Festivals “Cinderella’s Carriage Antique and …

Sept. 02
1st Trip to Mosport

All loaded up for a quick get-a-way after work to Mosport for the first time …

Sept. 02
CELL Enclosure

I designed and drafted up a pattern for a nice heavy gauge aluminum fuel cell …

Sept. 01
New Wheel Studs

I installed Camero/Corvette 12mm wheel studs for strenght/safety. New Roto Couplings, bearings and seals went …

Aug. 28
Awesome 1st Event

First Event for Brutus was a great success. 7 runs improving my time each run …

Aug. 28
Final Details...

I haven’t posted my build progress in a while but I’ve been hard at it… …

Aug. 11
Driveable... Let the fun begin

Brakes, Clutch, New Rims & a few other details… Blew out all the brake and …

Aug. 09
New Master Cylinders In

The new Clutch and Brake Master Cylinders went in last night. I re-piped the clutch …

Aug. 03
Home Stretch....

The past couple of weeks has seen good progress and Brutus is getting real close …

July 21
2AM Smoke...

I couldn’t put it down until I had the wire loom for my new main …

July 19
Wiring Progress..

The garage was a good place to be in the heat of the day so …

July 11
Progress....

In the past week the detailing has come together with the race strip and numbers …

June 28
Main Stripe Finished

Fortunately they still sell the Transtar product so I was able to get the Catalyst …

June 26
Prepping for Race Stripe

A few hours of wet sanding and masking Saturday has the main body and drivers …

June 12
Brutus Lives!!

We fired it up for the first time tonight… Powered the coil and hit the …

June 07
Final Paint

The weather cooperated this weekend and although I was feeling under the weather with a …

June 07
Final prep for paint

I decided that prior to painting I’d better wrap up all the interior work. So …

June 07
Picked up my new trailer June 1

I designed my own small car hauler and had a local chap fabricate it over …

May 28
Primed and ready...

Friday morning (May 27), I solvent washed the car, touched up a few minor things …

May 28
Body work complete

Dad came over to play in the garage for the May 24 weekend. He stripped …

May 28
Suspension Diversion....

I thought I’d take a diversion from all the welding grinding, and sanding and stripped …

May 10
Installed Rear Quarter Patch

I managed to get a couple hours in on Brutus tonight and installed the new …

May 01
Installed the Rocker and Rear Quarter Dogleg

Once the inner beam was installed the rocker and rear quarter dogleg panels went on …

May 01
Inner Rocker Beam

I fabbed up a full length inner strengthening beam and stitched it in where there …

April 03
Cage is in, back to some body work...

Progress… Cage is finally done so Cliff and I picked up Brutus today. My buddy …

March 26
New Dash Board and Door Skins

The light gauge Aluminum I picked up worked great for the door skins and I …

March 25
Fabricating a new dash panel

Cut out some 3/8” plywood tonight and started laying out the aluminum skin I’ll laminate …

March 25
Passenger Door Detail

Home sick and bored crazy so I brought up the passenger door and enjoyed sitting …

March 24
Carb Refurbishing

I decided to tackle the carbs today. It took a few hours of tedium to …

March 19
Transmission Ready to go...

After cleaning up the surface rust and corrosion I flushed the gear box a couple …

March 19
Transmission Refurbishing

I spend a few hours cleaning the transmission which was showing it’s age, leaking like …

March 16
Engine Stripped Clean

It came up real good….

March 16
Engine Block Clean Up

It took about 3 hours tonight after work to strip the engine block of old …

March 15
Aluminum for Door and Dash Skins

I dropped into a local metal supplier and found some decent, used, light weight aluminum …

March 15
Small Parts Refurb

I was up 5:30 AM Monday finished painting the small parts I had anti rust …

March 13
My Parts room

Great to have an empty recroom at my disposal for all the refurbished and new …

March 13
More Engine Parts Refurb...

I had a great day yesterday in the garage. On top of getting the timing …

March 13
Intake Flow Work

One I had the intake manifold cleaned up I decided to do a little port …

March 13
Intake Manifold Clean Up

The intake manifold was extremely messed up with a lot of orange over spray, oxidation …

March 13
Oil Pan & Timing Cover Looking Good

Both pieces came up nice and clean and I finished them off with a solvent …

March 13
Oil Pan & Timing Cover Clean Up

I stripped the oil pan and timing cover to bare metal, they were both a …

March 13
Oil Pan Windage

My buddy and I sorted out the oil pan. He was good enough to strip …

March 09
Tire Crazy...

I found out they are phasing out the ultra streets I was planning to buy. …

Feb. 27
Running, Brake & Turn Restored...

It took about 6 hours of stripping, repairing and painting… The lights are almost better …

Feb. 27
Runnig, Brake & Turn Lamps

Here are the lamps prior to restore. The bulb holders were shot, some pieces broken …

Feb. 21
Rear bumpers finished

Bumpers came up real nice and should look good in gloss black, just like the …

Feb. 20
Small Parts Refurbishing

A little warm spell/thaw and seeing the roll cage almost complete I”m motivated to get …

Feb. 18
Roll Cage Progress

Finally back to the build and Kent is doing a great job fabbing the cage. …

Nov. 22
Precious Moments...

I picked up dad Saturday and thanks to some late season nice weather took us …

Nov. 17
Rear Hatch Stripped

Spent a few hours stripping about 5 layers of old paint of this thing, sanded …

Nov. 10
Front Bonnet Detailed

A couple evenings of wet sanding polishing and some gold pin striping I picked up …

Nov. 10
We Interupt this project...

Well, the racer build was put on hold for a couple weeks while a packed …

Oct. 12
Thanks Giving Paint...

I spent Thanks Giving day tarping up a paint booth in my shop, finish sanded, …

Oct. 09
Bonnet ready for paint

A couple of evenings in the garage this week got the bonnet to an acceptable …

Oct. 01
Bonnet almost ready for finishing

Finished the rough block sanding on the outer bonnet the last few nights, removing a …

Sept. 28
Finishing Underside of Bonnet

Finally back in the man cave and working on the racer. The bonnet is real …

Sept. 08
New Rimms

Picked up two nice sets of Rimms from a chap in Ottawa this week. Panasports …

July 16
Interior Painted Ready for Cage

Weekend plans were going down in flames Friday when I learned the place I hoped …

July 16
Starting into the roll cage last night...

I’m going overspec 1 3/4” .095 DOM tubing (I could use 1.5” but for the …

July 14
Cleaned and sealed floor & under body tonight

After a couple more hours of grinder, wire wheel, sander and a solvent/cleaner wash down …

July 13
Wrapped up the underbody/sheet metal tonight

I was just about to finish tacking the last bit under the drivers side floor …

July 11
Reenforcing Inner Rockers

Re Plated the inner rockers and did a little welding and plating under the floors …

July 07
Roll Cage Mount Plates

Started into the roll cage, cut and tacked in the 3/16” plate mount points for …

July 04
July 1st Weekend...

Working out the sheet metal work on the floors and in the trunk. Closed up …

July 01
Roll Cage Patterning

I spent a few hours in the garage tonight cutting and fitting cardboard as a …

June 28
Minor Frame work & cleaning

I managed a few more hours in the man cave tonight cleaning up my welds …

June 27
Stripping and Cleaning

June 27, another 7 hours in the driveway today with the water blaster, solvents, cleaners …

June 26
ReInforcing Floors

June 25, spent a few hours cutting and welding in 3/32 plate to re-inforce the …

June 25
Pulled the Motor

Final stages of stripping out the car prior to building it back up.. Ancilliaries and …

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