Triumph Sports Cars

engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" V8s (Stag and TR8)

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roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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TR 8 - 1983-collectable ?
Posted by: roverman
Date: February 10, 2011 01:51PM

Cypher the vin # ? Seller on craigs list says, "It's a very rare ,performance sports car, made in Germany". Dusseldorf maybe ? lol. Anybody ? Thanks, roverman.


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
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1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: TR 8 - 1983-collectable ?
Posted by: Dan B
Date: February 10, 2011 04:16PM

Would this be the one?
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Curtis Jacobson
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Re: TR 8 - 1983-collectable ?
Posted by: Moderator
Date: February 10, 2011 08:18PM

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1983 Triumph (Barstow)


1983 Triumph Convertible , this vehicle was a\parked due to 3rd gear going out . The gear box has been removed and engine is still intact no parts missing. A triumph is a high performance vehicled that was manufactured in germany . This is a rare find in the united states make offer all reasonable offers will be considered as I am relocating and forced to sell.

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This is a great find for someone! Those German-made 1983 Triumphs are indeed very rare.



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DiDueColpi
Fred Key
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Re: TR 8 - 1983-collectable ?
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: February 10, 2011 09:59PM

It looks like it's parked beside the ultra rare, Japanese made, Abarth/Fiat racing Multipla!


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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Re: TR 8 - 1983-collectable ?
Posted by: roverman
Date: February 11, 2011 06:38PM

I can't hide nuthfin frum u-guys ! Ahh- the beauty of Barstow ! With a name like "Gertz", maybe I could scoop a big discount, on ultra rare parts in der faaderland ? roverman


WedgeWorks1
Mike Perkins
Ellicott City, Maryland
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1980 Triumph TR8 3.5 Litre Rover V8

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Re: TR 8 - 1983-collectable ?
Posted by: WedgeWorks1
Date: February 11, 2011 09:07PM

Looks more like a 1980 California specification TR8 and really not so rare.......looks like one heck of a project!


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Re: TR 8 - 1983-collectable ?
Posted by: tr8todd
Date: February 12, 2011 08:33AM

If your goal is to build a killer TR8 piece by piece, that looks like a good one to start with. Bet once you clean off all of that dirt, theres a decent car under there. Someone should swoop in on that one and then come back here and brag about the great deal they got.



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TR 8 - 4 wheel disc brakes
Posted by: rtope
Date: March 28, 2011 02:51PM

Does anyone have any idea where to find out more om the 4 wheel disc brake setup like the factory had available for the TR-8's. I'm interested in obtaining information whith the potential purchase & installation on my '81 TR-8.

M. Ray Tope
raytope@msn.com


bsa_m21
Martin Rothman
Vancouver, Canada
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1980 TR7V8 Rover 3.9L

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Re: TR 8 - 1983-collectable ?
Posted by: bsa_m21
Date: March 29, 2011 09:54PM

RE: 4 wheel disc brake setup like the factory had available for the TR-8's...

Never was such an animal. They came with single caliper disks up front and drums in the rear. All 4 wheel disk brakes on TR7's and TR8's are custom. Your most bang (or stop in this case) for the buck is a multi piston, vented disk conversion at the front and just redo the rears.

Having said that, there are quite a few rear disk conversions out there. For lots of examples of big front and rear disc conversions, best to go to the Wedge forum at: www.forum.triumphtr7.com

Martin


WedgeWorks1
Mike Perkins
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1980 Triumph TR8 3.5 Litre Rover V8

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Re: TR 8 - 1983-collectable ?
Posted by: WedgeWorks1
Date: March 30, 2011 04:23PM

The factory offered a rear disc brakes Part # ART261Xbb on the "heavy duty axle" Part # STR418 (Dana 44/Salisbury 4Ha). All Special Tuning parts and extremely rare. You can do a conversion using Ford SVO rear calipers and Tempo rotors. I have a set up that will fit under a 13-inch aftermarket rim, but not the stock TR8 alloy rim. I think it is in one of my posts in Race Cars.



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bsa_m21
Martin Rothman
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1980 TR7V8 Rover 3.9L

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Re: TR 8 - 1983-collectable ?
Posted by: bsa_m21
Date: March 31, 2011 10:44AM

Re: "The factory offered a rear disc brakes Part # ..."

But Mike,

How may did they actually sell?
Was "Joe Public" able to get their hands on it or just "approved" firms/racers?

The Ford SVO conversion is definitely the way to go for those wanting rear disks.

Martin


WedgeWorks1
Mike Perkins
Ellicott City, Maryland
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1980 Triumph TR8 3.5 Litre Rover V8

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Re: TR 8 - 1983-collectable ?
Posted by: WedgeWorks1
Date: March 31, 2011 02:40PM

Com on guys it was British Leyland policy to if you had the money sell it to you......if you only knew what to buy ;)


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Re: TR 8 - 1983-collectable ?
Posted by: wedgehead
Date: April 17, 2011 10:20AM

83 TR8 and hens teeth. Sort of the same thing dont cha know !


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