Triumph Sports Cars

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

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BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: VTEC powered Triumph TR4A IRS
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: October 29, 2012 08:50AM

Capacitive, yes that makes sense. Probably two close fitting tubes and presence of a liquid changes the capacitance between them. Measure that and calibrate it. Not complicated or difficult and no moving parts. Well, once sender failures become common under warranty we will get those.

Jim


TR4AIRS
Kristof Van Pachterbeke
Belgium
(45 posts)

Registered:
12/27/2010 05:58AM

Main British Car:
1966 Triumph TR4A IRS Honda S2000 F20C

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Re: VTEC powered Triumph TR4A IRS
Posted by: TR4AIRS
Date: November 01, 2012 03:42PM

Jim,

Your remark made me thinking about these Gill sensors. However, when I got my quotation for a sensor and display earlier today, I was very happy again with my VDO fuel level sensor and Stack Pro Control gauge. A sender and gauge would set me back more than 700 ($1130). I must admit that I like to fit high quality items to my car, but the fuel level is not of such essence that I want to spend my entire November budget on that info :-)

I hope that you don't think any less of the project now, but I believe that my choice is a good one.

Kind regards,
Kristof.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5965 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: VTEC powered Triumph TR4A IRS
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: November 01, 2012 07:05PM

So do I. Prices will only come down when the auto industry adopts them. As it is, the wiper style usually survives the warranty period. Now let warranties go to 100K+ miles and this may change rather quickly.

Jim


TR4AIRS
Kristof Van Pachterbeke
Belgium
(45 posts)

Registered:
12/27/2010 05:58AM

Main British Car:
1966 Triumph TR4A IRS Honda S2000 F20C

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Re: VTEC powered Triumph TR4A IRS
Posted by: TR4AIRS
Date: November 03, 2012 12:32PM

Hello,

Yesterday I received the first oil system parts. You can see the Mocal oil cooler, Mocal oil thermostat, Aeroquip Startlite Racing hose, Aeroquip straight, 45 and 90 fittings and adapters. All fittings are rather large -10 JIC/AN fittings, just to be on the safe side of things.

I am still waiting for the Canton Racing remote oil filter take off plate and the remote oil filter mount. They should be here within 4 weeks. After that the installation can begin.

I would just like to express my gratitude to the people at Think Automotive for their patience, helpful advice and very quick dispatch. Since I am a total n00b when it comes to JIC, AN, NPT, BSP... fittings, I was really glad to be assisted by such knowledgeable folks!

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74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1151 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: VTEC powered Triumph TR4A IRS
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: November 05, 2012 09:46AM

Great looking products!!


TR4AIRS
Kristof Van Pachterbeke
Belgium
(45 posts)

Registered:
12/27/2010 05:58AM

Main British Car:
1966 Triumph TR4A IRS Honda S2000 F20C

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Re: VTEC powered Triumph TR4A IRS
Posted by: TR4AIRS
Date: November 06, 2012 04:06AM

Thanks! This project will take a little bit longer than I first anticipated, but I would like to do things first time right than to do it over again later on.

I saw the Youtube video of Frizzel Fry's S2000 conversion and I really found new energy to clean up the workshop and get back at it.

More updates are coming...


TR4AIRS
Kristof Van Pachterbeke
Belgium
(45 posts)

Registered:
12/27/2010 05:58AM

Main British Car:
1966 Triumph TR4A IRS Honda S2000 F20C

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Re: VTEC powered Triumph TR4A IRS
Posted by: TR4AIRS
Date: November 06, 2012 01:41PM

Great news! I just received an e-mail from Andy Wiltshire. My fuel tank is ready and should be here before the end of this week.

Here is Andy's website. I am very curious to see it in person. You'll be the first to see the photos.

Regards,
Kristof.



TR4AIRS
Kristof Van Pachterbeke
Belgium
(45 posts)

Registered:
12/27/2010 05:58AM

Main British Car:
1966 Triumph TR4A IRS Honda S2000 F20C

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Re: VTEC powered Triumph TR4A IRS
Posted by: TR4AIRS
Date: November 07, 2012 12:57PM

I sandblasted the plug cover, masked off the letters and sprayed the cover with VHT wrinkle paint. I am quite satisfied with the result.

The valve cover is next. However, because this has extensive baffling on the inside, I didn't blast it in my sand blasting cabinet. No matter how good you plug all the holes, sand will end up in places where you can't see and reach. And I don't want my engine to be the victim of engine bay aesthetics:-)

I plugged all holes, used paint stripper and carefully wiped all the paint away. Painting and baking will be for tomorrow.

Here's the plug cover...

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TR4AIRS
Kristof Van Pachterbeke
Belgium
(45 posts)

Registered:
12/27/2010 05:58AM

Main British Car:
1966 Triumph TR4A IRS Honda S2000 F20C

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Re: VTEC powered Triumph TR4A IRS
Posted by: TR4AIRS
Date: November 07, 2012 01:07PM

The uprated clutch kit is from Helix Autosport in the UK. I have thought about getting a complete flywheel + clutch, but two things made me decide otherwise.

The original flywheel was still in very good condition and my tuner advised me not to spend my money on a lightweight flywheel that would compromise daily driving. On several S2000 forums, people are getting ever lighter flywheels, but some parts should be left the way Honda intended them.

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TR4AIRS
Kristof Van Pachterbeke
Belgium
(45 posts)

Registered:
12/27/2010 05:58AM

Main British Car:
1966 Triumph TR4A IRS Honda S2000 F20C

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Re: VTEC powered Triumph TR4A IRS
Posted by: TR4AIRS
Date: November 09, 2012 01:25PM

Today we have some good news...

Aluminium fuel tank with -08 AN fuel supply and -06 AN fuel return fitting, maximum internal baffling and the VDO fuel level sender.
Beautiful welds and extremely lightweight! And I have never received a part that was wrapped like this one.


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TR4AIRS
Kristof Van Pachterbeke
Belgium
(45 posts)

Registered:
12/27/2010 05:58AM

Main British Car:
1966 Triumph TR4A IRS Honda S2000 F20C

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Re: VTEC powered Triumph TR4A IRS
Posted by: TR4AIRS
Date: November 09, 2012 01:26PM

The fittings and fuel level sender...

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TR4AIRS
Kristof Van Pachterbeke
Belgium
(45 posts)

Registered:
12/27/2010 05:58AM

Main British Car:
1966 Triumph TR4A IRS Honda S2000 F20C

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Re: VTEC powered Triumph TR4A IRS
Posted by: TR4AIRS
Date: November 09, 2012 01:35PM

And some bad news...

The wrinkle finish paint was a great success on the plug cover. However, on the valve cover it was very hard to avoid overspray and the paint wrinkled very unevenly during baking.

Today I removed all the paint with paint remover and took the cover to my painter who does the bodywork of all our cars. I decided to have it painted high gloss black with a mirror finish. Since I intend to have an very clean engine bay, I believe that this isn't overkill.

A few pictures of today's failure...

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TR4AIRS
Kristof Van Pachterbeke
Belgium
(45 posts)

Registered:
12/27/2010 05:58AM

Main British Car:
1966 Triumph TR4A IRS Honda S2000 F20C

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Re: VTEC powered Triumph TR4A IRS
Posted by: TR4AIRS
Date: December 23, 2012 02:21PM

I got a phone call yesterday from the body shop that the valve cover was finally finished. I decided not to go for the high gloss black. Instead I chose Ferrari Rosso Corsa (DuPont 322). When I went to pick it up, I was afraid to touch the cover. It looked as if it was still wet. The colour is just amazing. I hope you like it too.

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TR4AIRS
Kristof Van Pachterbeke
Belgium
(45 posts)

Registered:
12/27/2010 05:58AM

Main British Car:
1966 Triumph TR4A IRS Honda S2000 F20C

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Re: VTEC powered Triumph TR4A IRS
Posted by: TR4AIRS
Date: December 23, 2012 02:38PM

I have to use an oil filter take off plate and remote oil filter mount because in its original location the oil filter interfered with the chassis and because I will install the oil cooler kit mentioned before. I chose products from Canton Racing because they simply are beautifully machined parts.

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TR4AIRS
Kristof Van Pachterbeke
Belgium
(45 posts)

Registered:
12/27/2010 05:58AM

Main British Car:
1966 Triumph TR4A IRS Honda S2000 F20C

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Re: VTEC powered Triumph TR4A IRS
Posted by: TR4AIRS
Date: March 21, 2015 03:13PM

Hello everyone!

It has been more than a while since I last posted here. However, new progress is on the way. The engine is completely ready to be installed. The engine was completely rebuilt, stroked and tuned. This is the result...

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As you can see, the redline has been reduced to about 8000 rpm, but the hike in torque is really astonishing. Me very happy!

The engine will be mounted on a test frame. Then I will add rad, oil cooler, fuel tank, surge tank, fuel pump, filter, lines... and all sensors and Stack gauges. When everything works, it will be transplanted into the TR frame. More pics soon!

Regards,
Kristof.

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