Triumph Sports Cars

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

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88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
TR6 74 2.5 injection six

TR6 302/Muncie
Posted by: 88v8
Date: March 13, 2017 06:09AM

Nice to see a car listed by the enthusiast who built it 24 years ago.
[www.ebay.co.uk]

Other than losing those awful Federal bumpers, looks pretty handsome.

Ingenious collection of parts went into it. Just as well to be buying from the builder otherwise you'd soon be scratching your head when it comes to repairs.

Ivor


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: TR6 302/Muncie
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: March 21, 2017 10:59AM

I have friend that built a 302 Chevy the same recipe. He put it in a '66 Chevy II. He would wind to 7000+ on a regular basis. What a fun engine!


Sidecardoug
Doug Rowe

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Re: TR6 302/Muncie
Posted by: Sidecardoug
Date: April 22, 2017 12:59PM

In looking at the Ebay ad, if ound the following interesting-

"A differential from a 80 Corvette (aluminum Dana), amd installed a Richmond gear 4.10:1 gear set. And began the process of putting it all together.
Through a lot of work, investigation, I figured out that Spicer had PTO axles that mated perfectly to the Triumph outer axles. We installed all of this in the frame using a standard GM transmission mount, and the front plate mount from a very early Corvette for the motor mounts (1962). It all came together very well. "

This might offer some hope to those who want to be able to run taller rear gears to accommodate an automatic trans like a TH350 or Ford C-4 without having to go to a straight axle ! ( As far as I have been able to determine, the Nissan/Infiniti is limited to nothing taller than 3.54:1 - the Corvette should be able to get
closer to 3.0:1 or possibly even taller, since GM didn't start using the 700R4 in the Corvette until about 1982.)


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