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NixVegaGT
Nicolas Wiederhold
Minneapolis, MN
(659 posts)

Registered:
10/16/2007 05:30AM

Main British Car:
'73 Vega GT 4.9L Rover/Buick Stroker

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Stag in New Zealand
Posted by: NixVegaGT
Date: November 19, 2007 08:01AM

Hey Glenn. I saw a pretty cool Stag on the Targa New Zealand this past weekend. It sounded pretty bitchin'

My question is: Didn't the Stag have it's own special V8? Do you have the Rover V8 in yours?


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4443 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Stag in New Zealand
Posted by: Moderator
Date: November 19, 2007 12:27PM

Regular Stag V8 is shown here:
[www.britishv8.org]

Glenn's improved Stag is shown here:
[www.britishv8.org]


motormouth
Kris Palmer
Mpls MN
(63 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 03:13PM

Main British Car:
1972 Triumph TR6, Olds F85 V8, TR8 5-speed 'box Olds 215 V8

Re: Stag in New Zealand
Posted by: motormouth
Date: November 23, 2007 12:35PM

Love the color on Glenn's car. That's the prettiest Stag I've seen.

I believe my bug-my-brother-till-he-gets-a-Britsih-car plan will now focus on a V8 Alpine (steering issues to be resolved discussed elsewhere) or a Stag: two unusual, very attractive, fun and worthy machines.

Kris


StagByTriumph
Glenn Merrell
Colorado
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Registered:
10/25/2007 12:11PM

Main British Car:
1973 Stag Rover SD1 3.5 w/ 3.9 EFI

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Re: Stag in New Zealand
Posted by: StagByTriumph
Date: November 24, 2007 09:32PM

Nicholas,

There was only one "Triumph V8" which was a 3.0 liter 16 valve OHC, cast iron block, aluminum alloy heads. It was only ever used in the Stag. Essentially it is the design used for the 2 liter Saab 98 4 banger, later used in the Triumph Dolomite and TR7. The Triumph V8 was first designed as a fuel injected 2.5 liter, the left 2/3 split off and used as the basis for the 2.0 OHC 4 for Saab and others.

Mine is a Rover 3.5 with 3.9 EFI, see the article Curtis posted.

Kris,
That color is Triumph Emerald Green. Unfortunately the paint is really cracked and crazed - it's a 20 footer. The other colors I really like on a Stag are Mallard, Sapphire Blue, Mimosa Yellow.

I prefer the Stag to a Tiger because it has 4 real seats, rides like a sport touring car, is fitted with AC, has a removable hard top, has a real trunk for distance traveling, and handles like a Triumph. I would ride coast to coast in a Stag.
I love Tigers, but when you look at an engine compartment in a Sunbeam, there is like zero room for anything, forget AC, forget ride comfort, forget luggage, forget cabin comforts. You do not need a heater because the engine cooks your legs off!


StagByTriumph
Glenn Merrell
Colorado
(37 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 12:11PM

Main British Car:
1973 Stag Rover SD1 3.5 w/ 3.9 EFI

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Re: Stag in New Zealand
Posted by: StagByTriumph
Date: November 24, 2007 11:42PM

NixVegaGT Wrote:
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> Hey Glenn. I saw a pretty cool Stag on the Targa
> New Zealand this past weekend. It sounded pretty
> bitchin'
>

If it is the one I am thinking of, I think that Stag has the Triumph V8, heavily worked for racing, 4 weber's, fully tuned headers and pushes over 300 bhp?


NixVegaGT
Nicolas Wiederhold
Minneapolis, MN
(659 posts)

Registered:
10/16/2007 05:30AM

Main British Car:
'73 Vega GT 4.9L Rover/Buick Stroker

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Re: Stag in New Zealand
Posted by: NixVegaGT
Date: November 26, 2007 09:18AM

Sweet. I thought they called that engine the "Stag" though... Didn't they?

So it's a Triumph designed engine? I've heard there is some problems with the block cracking or something...?

Thanks for clearification, Glenn. Just wanting to learn more about my fellows' cars.


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