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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04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

TR7- just for drags
Posted by: roverman
Date: July 14, 2011 11:27AM

Anyone built or running one ? Plan is stage II Buick V6, Super Turbine 300 trans, with manual vb./trans brake. 9" ford, probably wheelie bars with coil-overs. Tubbed and some f-glass, around 2k lbs.? 9's ? Thanks, roverman.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2973 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: TR7- just for drags/ too short, watta drag !
Posted by: roverman
Date: July 18, 2011 08:21PM

NHRA says minimum 90" wb. In others words, stretch the TR 7 at least 5", not worth it. I've been wanting to build a tranverse/mid-engine. Porsche 914 is a better platform, 96.5" wb, etc. Cheers, roverman.


real_old_guy
Clay Thompson

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Re: TR7- just for drags
Posted by: real_old_guy
Date: July 22, 2011 10:37PM

There is one in England. Pops the front wheels all the time.

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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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10/12/2007 02:16AM

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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: TR7- just for drags
Posted by: Moderator
Date: July 26, 2011 12:10PM

Is NHRA the only game in town?

We only have a couple drag racing wedges in our gallery, but I know a bunch more exist or existed in the eastern states.

Joe Yanasak:
http://www.britishv8.org/Triumph/TR7-454/TR7-A.jpg

Philip Herrick (in England) circa ~1981
http://www.britishv8.org/Other/PhilipHerrick/PhilipHerrick-AP.jpg


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