1979 Triumph TR7 2 Litre

Started on Feb. 23 by r4gwoods

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F Street Prepared SCCA Solo (autox) Stock 2.0 engine with header, dual DCOE webers, pertronix ignition, electric fuel pump, aluminum flywheel, limited slip, strut brace, front camber plates, ugraded brake balance, Green brake pads, braded lines, poly bushings, uprated custom rear lateral supports, Spax shocks, HD front swaybar, no rear swaybar, 14x8 diamond wheels front with hoosiers 225/50/14, 15x8 rear wheels with 245/50/15 hoosiers, and a friggin blast to drive! (probably getting about 115 hp and it weighs in at 2260lbs w/o driver)

The TR7 has a very wide track and is great for autox (remember this engine is the same as the Saab 900).

Future mods include electric water pump, aluminum crank pully, more tuning on the webers, and constantly improving driving skills.

Our greatest satisfaction is beating newer cars with our old (and some say ugly) technology. Bought the car for $1k and have about $6k into it (not including tires or paint-I own a body shop). We run against Mazda 3,s civics, BMW2002 commonly in our region (SFR). Very few 100% English cars out there these days.

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Mar 5, 2010 7:34 a.m.
A SAAB engine? Does that mean easy turbos, etc? Very Cool build.
Mar 5, 2010 11:42 a.m.
Yes, British Leyland and Saab Scandia together developed the 2.0 SOHC 8 valve engine (from the 1.8 Dolomite version from Australia) used in the Saab 99 and early 900's. The transmission attachment is different. The bad quality reputation for the Triumph version I have discovered (I have few of these engines) is it appears non of the engine's nuts and bolts were tightened sufficiently. Ergo head gaskets blowing all the time, etc. Another mind blower is the 2.5 liter V8 based on this engine used in the original Triumph Stag which had about 2 miles of timing chain that needed replacing every 30k!

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