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Latest post by spitfire50
Distributor Wobble
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TR7 Roadkill Extra
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Dashboard lights
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TR6 Carb / Fuel Question
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Under Coating Plugs.
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Vacuum Advance
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Triumph Performance forum
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Am I overthinking again.
Reply in the Spitfire & GT6 Forum, 1h 16m 39s ago
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Morten Juel
New member from Copenhagen, North sealand, Denmark   DNK
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Latest post by Doubledroptop
TR6 Original Owners Thread
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New topic by Tonyfixit
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Red eye bulbs, what size?
New topic in the Spitfire & GT6 Forum, 1h 41m 3s ago
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Warmers Days = Shop Time
Journal post updated in Dan M's Journal   USA
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Latest post by Tharper
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Latest post by nick
Engine rebuild ready to go
Reply in the TR7 & TR8 Forum, 2h 22m 4s ago
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Latest post by nick
Oil pan gasket replacement
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1962 Triumph TR4
Registry updated by Brian LeBlanc
New topic by Max Trap
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Latest post by TR3driver
1973 TR6 alternator issues
Reply in the TR6 Tech Forum, 3h 5m 34s ago
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Latest post by AlexDade
Painted Out Number Plate
Reply in the TR6 Tech Forum, 3h 5m 50s ago
"Max Trap"
Max Trap
New member from Leonardtown, MD, USA   USA
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"DeepSix"
Paul Vovk
New member from Omaha, NE, USA   USA
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Latest post by darrellwalker
Lift points
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Engine Number TR7860E
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New topic by rjc157
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Triumphtune tr6 header
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1959 Triumph TR3A
Registry updated by Ross McLaren
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Latest post by Trusty
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Latest post by TuRtle5
Painted vs. chrome wire wheels
Reply in the TR4 & TR4A Forum, 4h 49m 55s ago
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1967 Triumph GT6 MkI "Wolfhound"
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1979 Triumph Spitfire
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1964 Triumph Spitfire
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Warming Up
Journal post updated in Eric O's Journal   USA
"2LCanstel"
Alan H
New member from Melbourne, Australia   AUS
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Finishing Up The Weber Carb
Journal post updated in Eric O's Journal   USA
Sun April 2, 2006
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Leather Care for Classic Cars
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Wrench and Socket Reference
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Sat April 27, 2013
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Awakening a Sleeping MG
Article new comment or rating by Tony Barnhill   USA
Sun April 2, 2006
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The Ugly Wedgling
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Triumph Information in a Nutshell

From humble beginnings as a bicycle manufacturer, Triumph began building motorcycles in 1902. In 1921 Triumph acquired the Dawson Car Company and began building automobiles beginning with the 1.4L Triumph 10/20. In the 1930s they changed their name to the Triumph Car Company, and spun off the motorcycle division into its own company in 1936. Donald Healey was the Experimental Manager from 1934 until 1939, when T.W. Ward purchased the company and placed Healey in charge as general manager. The company produced several models including the Gloria and the Dolomite during this time.

After WWII, the company merged with the Standard Motor Company to form Standard-Triumph and once again started automobile construction, building one of the most modern car assembly plants in the world in 1959 at Canley for the new Triumph Herald. The Standard-Triumph company was eventually bought in 1960 by Leyland Motors Ltd for the sum of £20 million. The last Triumph model was the Acclaim which was introduced in 1981. Many iconic British sports cars were produced by Triumph in the 1960s and 1970s, including:

  • TR3 (1955-1957), TR3A (1957-1962)
  • TR3B (1961-?) with 2,138cc inline 4 engine and all synchromesh transmission
  • TR4 (1961-1965) with 2,138cc inline 4 engine, roll-up windows, full synchromesh, rack & pinion steering and optional hardtop with integral rollbar.
  • TR4A (1965-1968) an evolution of the TR4, with updated chassis and independant rear suspension (IRS)
  • TR5 (1967-1968) similar to the Michelotti TR4, but featuring a 2.5L straight 6 fuel injected (PI) engine developing ~150bhp that was carried forward into the TR6. Standard equipment included front disc brakes, independent rear suspension, rack and pinion steering and a four speed gearbox.
  • TR250 (1967-1968) identical to the TR5, except fitted with twin Zenith-Stromberg carburettors, delivering 111 bhp (81 kW).
  • TR6 (1969-1976), the iconic TR sports car, with a 2498cc inline six-cylinder engine, carburetted for the US and featuring Lucas mechanical fuel injection for the home market. Featuring a four-speed manual transmission, optional overdrive, independent rear suspension, rack and pinion steering, fifteen inch (381 mm) wheels and tires, pile carpet on floors and trunk/boot, bucket seats, disc brakes front, drum brakes in the rear. Frame construction.
  • Spitfire (1962-1981), a classic and popular two-seater sports car designed by Michelotti that went through 5 revisions during its long run as Triumph's best selling sports car.
  • TR7 (1975-1981) and TR8 (1978-1981) aka the "wedge", with a 1998cc inline 4 and 3528cc V8 respectively, the last cars produced by Triumph.

Please note that this list is not exhaustive – for more information, please visit the Model Information pages.

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