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leylandracer
May 22, 2006, 2:07pm Report to Moderator


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Quoted from Ellis Stokes, posted May 22, 2006, 1:35pm at here




I hear what you're saying about engine mods, but correct me if I'm wrong... Triumph stuffed the 16v in the TR7 and a V8, so they are still in keeping with it's origin -


Not a 5.0 V8 or a 16V on Webers producing 180BHP apart from the works cars. Still theres always one who has to knock other peoples cars SAD


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Ellis Stokes
May 22, 2006, 3:04pm Report to Moderator

Errrr I seem to have bought one of these...
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Wasn't aware I was knocking anyones car... merely stating fact from experience... or are you talking about someone else ??



1979 TR7 DHC 16v (2.5xRBRR, 0.1x10CR, 2xLCC, 2xIAE) - did someone say V8 it...??? Oh dear.
1969 2500Mk1 (2xRBRR, 1xIAE, 2x10CR)
1972 TR6 (Be out soonish!)
1968 Vitesse Mk1 Convertible (total rebuild required for my son Jamie - he'd greatly appreciate any help with free / cheap panels and parts)
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leylandracer
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Quoted from Ellis Stokes, posted May 22, 2006, 3:04pm at here
Wasn't aware I was knocking anyones car... merely stating fact from experience... o



Anyway ill rest my case, i like my TR "even with its body kit on" all i was doing was replying to the first Q on the thread; Hi I am interested in getting hold of a body kit for a tr7 convertible.

Does anyone know any good websites that sell them?

Fact from experience

Just out of interest i own a Ducati foggy Rep Ltd addition 201 made a Ducati 851 TriColour 200 made, these bikes are totally standard and will stay that way because they have a place in history, same maybe applies to some TR7, TR8's which are mint and standard. The others; they are there to enjoy inc Tr's with body kits on


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Ellis Stokes
May 22, 2006, 7:31pm Report to Moderator

Errrr I seem to have bought one of these...
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Fair enough - not sure what the tongue poking was about...

Indeed the original thread was a question asking about body kits - I merely offered a point of view the asker may not have thought of. If the kit isn't installed very well, it could spell danger in later life.

Maybe if you've installed a kit yourself and carried out any prep work suggested, in order to prevent the bodywork underneath deteriorating, perhaps you could write an article for Club Torque the club mag and share the benefit of your knowledge...

Quentin is always after good articles and as you say, there are people out there that want to know these things... so come on, how about it ???



1979 TR7 DHC 16v (2.5xRBRR, 0.1x10CR, 2xLCC, 2xIAE) - did someone say V8 it...??? Oh dear.
1969 2500Mk1 (2xRBRR, 1xIAE, 2x10CR)
1972 TR6 (Be out soonish!)
1968 Vitesse Mk1 Convertible (total rebuild required for my son Jamie - he'd greatly appreciate any help with free / cheap panels and parts)
Daily Drive - Mercedes C250d AMG (Panzer)
North London & Herts Area Organiser
Ten Countries Run Organiser
Competitions Secretary
Club Registrar
ellis.stokes@clubtriumph.org.uk
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steve
May 22, 2006, 7:54pm Report to Moderator


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Whats the plan Steve?


Not really a plan... they were cheap as chips and just down the road from me... bought them before I aquired MYE778Pand thought that they might form the basis of a (cheapish) new project. Bit like Group 44?

Picked them up today... bonnet is very interesting and very light, boot weighes a fair bit with that massive spoiler on. Front spoiler is a bit chipped, sills are nasty things... looking on USA websites though I get the impression that they really go for the body kits, often referring to them as "ground effect"...think they'd love the sills!

Might ebay the lot.... am intriqued though on what that front spoiler would look like om MYE!!!!




1975 TR7 BL European Launch Brochure Vehicle then Safety-Devices Development Rally Car sold to Privateer for Prodsports Racing (4 Times Willhire 24hrs Entrant). Registration MYE778P ..More Info Sought!

1976 TR7 USA Spec "Victory Edition" in BRG. Needs Restoration (the only one in the UK?)

1977/8Ex-BL Development ACN series Pilot production TR8 (works rally replica).

"The Shape of Things To Come" Trailer. (Not the real one!)

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TR6and8
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[quote by=steve link=Blah.pl?b=tr78,m=1148062897,s=34 date=1148327674]
looking on USA websites though I get the impression that they really go for the body kits, often referring to them as "ground effect"...think they'd love the sills!quote]

Hey not all of us yanks share the same taste. The body kit in question (about being a US based kit or not) is a US manufacturer. They also make body kits for MGB's. The only way I would put that front end on my TR8 would be if I painted the egg crate section black and didn't use the Shield badge. But probably not even then. The smoothed rear bumper is better but it still doesn't blend into the rear quarters very well. I do have to admit though that I have never understood why we call them "Ground Effects".

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Shawn J. Loseke
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http://www.triumphowners.com/79 1972 TR6
http://www.triumphowners.com/690 1978 TR8
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Lister
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surely it depends on how many of the cars are still running.
if there are loads of the mark roaming around out there then it doesnt matter about a few tasteful ( or not) body kits. but if there aren't that many or9iginal cars around to show what they should look like then thats a different story.


Al Soutar-Branson
Idle
Bradford
West Yorkshire

VW Golf TDI se ( Daily Drive sporting Club Triumph Badge)

TR7 in restoration mode.
On with the second side now. Bloody inner wheel arches!!
Bought a v8 but should it go in or should i stick with the sprint. ?
Looking daily at some sport seats but first things first !



Ready Christmas 2010
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