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Ewen Sutherland
New Zealand
(5 posts)

07/25/2010 03:51AM

Main British Car:
1977 TR7 Rover 3.5 V8

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1977 TR7 4 speed conversion to 5 speed 215 V8
Posted by: Stumpy
Date: March 30, 2011 05:01AM

Owner: Ewen Sutherland
City: Masterton, New Zealand

Car Model:1977 TR7
Engine:Was TC 2l, soon to be 215, 3.5 v8

Cooling: dont know yet

Exhaust: 8 into 2

Transmission: LT77 5 speed

Rear Axle: 5 speed 3.08:1

Front Susp.: Original with uprated springs and shocks

Rear Susp.: Original with uprated springs and shocks

Brakes: Rover SD1 Vitesse 4 pot calipers/ SD1 vented rotors with special 4 stud spacer.
(front) Original 5 speed drum brakes

Wheels/Tires: 15x6 Rover v v c mags

Body Mods: Nil, but cut out a lot of rust, fitted new sills and patch panels from US and Britain.

Interior: Original red tartan, white hood trim (new) new carpets, seats etc in good nick so keeping the same

Electrical: Battery to rear, some new wiring, rest is original.

As bought 2008.jpg
Photo shows the car as it was bought.
sexy arse.jpg
nice back end
50 cal hole.jpg
is that a 50 cal hole?
Bit of rust.jpg
just a bit of rust......
holes holes holes.jpg
Holes holes holes
engine bays not bad.jpg
Engine bay looks ok
looks better.jpg
Looks better now
new and 2nd hand panels.JPG
New and 2nd hand panels
old P6b motor as bought.jpg
Old rover P6b engine as bought
P6b cleaned up.JPG
Engined cleaned up. I intend to strip it down and rebuild, incorporate a mild road cam but keep the SU's, just change needles and add headers and I should have about 200 hp.

Edited 6 time(s). Last edit at 04/01/2011 04:27AM by Stumpy.

Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4578 posts)

10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: 1977 TR7 4 speed conversion to 5 speed 215 V8
Posted by: Moderator
Date: February 03, 2012 05:24PM


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