Construction Continues on TR7 V8 Coupe with Glacier-Like Speed!

Posted by admin May - 5 - 2011 - Thursday

With all the speed of a Glacier, I finally have some measurable progress on the TR7 4.0 Liter V8 Street/Race project. Starting with a bare freshly painted engine bay, I added the reconditioned stock TR8 cross member with mew urethane bushings.

 

 

 

Then I added a new TR7 non-power rack because I didn’t want to use up any available horsepower spinning a power steering pump.

 

Next I reconditioned the stock suspension pieces, added all new ball joints, tie rod ends, and urethane bushings. The stock strut inserts were replaced by new KYB gas units and the springs are aftermarket auto cross units.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since the photo was taken, I have currently installed all of the suspension pieces shown in the photo and now I will add the sway bar, hubs and brake calipers. I’m way behind my own self imposed schedule but the progress is measurable.

 

January 2015  New Gauges • Fresh Air • New Exhaust

We finished wiring the triple gauge pod which houses a Innovate AFR Gauge and Auto Meter Sport Comp Oil Pressure and Water Temperature gauges. The electric cooling fan was wired and is now functional via a dashboard toggle switch. The oval air cleaner and extension tube were then rough fitted to the custom cowl hood. Next we dropped off our TR8 Hot Rod at the local performance exhaust shop and had a low restriction exhaust racing exhaust installed. Our only mufflers are a pair of Supertrapps hanging onto the end of each exhaust runner. We only need 2 minutes and a screwdriver to remove the tips and we are race ready with open exhaust.

 

Triumph TR8 TR7 V8 low restriction exhaust with Supertrapp Mufflers

Triumph TR7 V8 TR8 custom x-member racing exhaust

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