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triumphdd97
David Dodd

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1980 TR8 - No engine/trans - $900 or may part out - VA
Posted by: triumphdd97
Date: December 21, 2016 02:30PM

Probably best used for parts - front subframe with power rack and power steering pump, TR8 rear, rear trunk lid with rack, headlight buckets, convertible top frame, gauges, etc. Most other body parts are rusty. Interior is not too good either. Rear and subframe are worth about $500 each. Make offer


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
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Re: 1980 TR8 - No engine/trans - $900 or may part out - VA
Posted by: Dan B
Date: December 22, 2016 10:40AM

Do you know what the axle ratio is?


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
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Re: 1980 TR8 - No engine/trans - $900 or may part out - VA
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: December 22, 2016 11:17AM

3:45? Is yours not the same, Dan?

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CG 3.63:1
CH 3.90:1
CK 3.08:1
CL 3.45:1
CL 3.27:1


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
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Re: 1980 TR8 - No engine/trans - $900 or may part out - VA
Posted by: Dan B
Date: December 22, 2016 11:48AM

Yes, mine is 3.45. I also have a 3.08.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
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Re: 1980 TR8 - No engine/trans - $900 or may part out - VA
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: December 23, 2016 09:53AM

Personally, I would stick with the 3.45. It's not like all you are gonna do is cruise the Interstate.


tr8todd
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Re: 1980 TR8 - No engine/trans - $900 or may part out - VA
Posted by: tr8todd
Date: December 23, 2016 10:57AM

TR8s had 3.08 and they are highly sought after. Problem is they are hard to ship, therefore hard to sell. I have sold 2 of them over the years and was only able to get $300 and $325 for them. One of them came back to me when I bought the car it was installed in. Most TR8s with a bad 3.08 diff end up installing a 3.45 or a Ford 8.8. 3.45 was found on TR7 convertible 5 speed models. A 3.45 in a stock TR8 is OK, but with a modified engine the 3.45 just feels noisy on the highway. One of the problems with a TR8 on the highway has to do with the engine. When you bump the power and install a cam then mindlessly cruise on the highway, the engine has a way of settling into its sweet spot which is usually around 3K rpms. That puts a TR8 with a 3.08 right around 80mph. Prime speed for getting a ticket. The 3.27 and the 3.63 were only offered in 4 speed rear ends. The 3.08, 3.45, 3.90 were available in 5 speed rear ends. As far as the subframe goes, new ones can be had for $425. A used one is worth $300 but again they are hard to sell. Thats why I have 4 of them hanging from the rafters of my garage.


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Dan Blackwood
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Re: 1980 TR8 - No engine/trans - $900 or may part out - VA
Posted by: Dan B
Date: December 28, 2016 11:27AM

The power steering rack is valuable though, right?



triumphdd97
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Re: 1980 TR8 - No engine/trans - $900 or may part out - VA
Posted by: triumphdd97
Date: December 30, 2016 09:21PM

Axle ratio is 3.08


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Re: 1980 TR8 - No engine/trans - $900 or may part out - VA
Posted by: tr8todd
Date: January 05, 2017 02:36PM

A rack that is considered a core is probably worth $300. Rebuilds are $300 or more plus shipping both ways unless you buy a $100 kit and do it yourself. Problem with buying a rack is you need all the other pieces that were mounted to the engine. What good is a rack if you don't have the pump, brackets, hoses, and pulleys. Then there is the fact that the lower steering shaft is shorter than the TR7 one because the power rack has a control box on top of the rack where all of the lines come and go. Over the years I have seen several racks sell, but never saw anyone buy the entire power steering system. Had more calls from people looking for the misc pieces than people looking for racks, but I have had calls for both. There are other less obvious pieces on an 8 that are worth money. Battery tray and cable, radiator mounts, fresh air inlets, battery cable rocker panel cover plate, VIN, V8 tach, gas cap, luggage rack, steering wheel core, V8 tranny crossmember, just to name a few.


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Re: 1980 TR8 - No engine/trans - $900 or may part out - VA
Posted by: triumphdd97
Date: January 16, 2017 04:19PM

The front subframe has the power rack attached, along with the pump, brackets, hoses, etc. I probably have the steering shaft as well. The rack does not leak. I'd take $500 for the entire front subframe with rack and pump. I'd rather sell the whole thing.


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