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What did you do with your Stag today?

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Skye Webmaster Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
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Did you repair or replace some worn out parts?
Add a new accessory?
Take it out for a drive on twisty back roads?

What did YOU do with your Triumph Stag today?

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Wirewheels Gold Member Brian Induni
Oregon City, Oreogn, USA   USA
1963 MG MGB
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Well, not exactly TODAY but last evening I fired up the Stag with the new exhaust system in place. I just finished rebuilding the engine (took me nearly a year, but hey, it's a hobby) and fired it up for the first time last week. Ran great but LOUD with no exhaust, so last night was the really the first run after rebuild where I could "tune" the ignition and do initial settings on the carbs.

So nice to hear a 3.0 liter Triumph V8 purring!

LE23697U will be on the road this summer!



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Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"    & more
Close enough, "today" isn't strictly required winking smiley

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accoj John Burley
Marsden, Queensland, Australia   AUS
1977 Triumph Stag
1977 Triumph Stag
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Well today I bought a new Stag so Ive got two now one to do up and one for spares
It gets delivered tomorrow I was looking for a front bumper
and ended up buying the whole car minus the drive line
not sure what to do with the newie
its had a V6 Commodore conversion (3.8litre Buick)
and a ford nine inch diff we think
I will get some pics up later
john

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gmdad Don Nicholls
Caledonia, Southern Ontario, Canada   CAN
1963 MG MGB
1970 MG MGB "Mellow Yellow"
1974 MG MGB GT "Blue Belle"
John, would be interested in seeing some of the installation photos. My car also has the 3.8 Buick V6 in it...

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accoj John Burley
Marsden, Queensland, Australia   AUS
1977 Triumph Stag
1977 Triumph Stag
1977 Triumph Stag
2004 Ford Falcon "My New Toy"    & more
Well not really today but yesterday
I gave the baby a wash
and then had a play with the motor
I had trouble starting it so I replaced
the plugs the cap the leads
the rotor button and the coil and we had fuel preasure
and the B thing still wouldnt start
I had spark and I had the timing right but nothing
anyway I talked to another mechanically minded mate
and he said to pour some fuel down the vacuum line of the booster
and guess what she fired up first go
so I took it for a spin and flogged it to see what happened
it ran perfectly till I got it home
there was oil all over the manifold leaking from the rocker cover
I replaced the gasket and played with the slides and away it went
so next weekend I will do some more fine tuning
bye for now John

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SapphireBlueStag Kevin Harrop
Burbank, CA, USA   USA
I drove it.

It is my only car. I drive it almost daily.

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accoj John Burley
Marsden, Queensland, Australia   AUS
1977 Triumph Stag
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Last weekend I fitted a CD player (original is nice but I need my music)
one of the previous owners butchered the dash and fitted a cassette tape deck
so I had to make a plate to suit the CD player
I spent a whole day modifying the passenger side front blinker and park light
here in Australia we have to have a white parker and an orange flasher
well someone had fitted a right hand side lamp holder to the left
and turned it upside down to make it fit
I drilled and used the grinder to enlarge the globe holes
and fitted some old Ford globe holders I had laying around
so now I have the lenses in the right position
so more to do next week
thanks John

Nibby Mark Killington
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK   GBR
Changed one set of points due to pitting, now the car is running fine again, no missing at low speeds anymore.
Here is the old girl.


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accoj John Burley
Marsden, Queensland, Australia   AUS
1977 Triumph Stag
1977 Triumph Stag
1977 Triumph Stag
2004 Ford Falcon "My New Toy"    & more
Well I did some more wrecking out of the spare parts Stag
I sold the two doors and the rear bumper
Theres a guy the other side of the country
whos Stag was hit up the backside
and hes looking for a body this one has rust
but it might suit a cut and shut to fix it
we are still working on a price
I told him $500 with the boot (trunk)
and the bonnet (hood) and guards
well hes having a think
It is a bit of a basket case has been left out in the rain
for years and has ruined everything
I also removed the Ford nine inch diff from it
its a masterpiece the way it was fitted
Its a nine inch with Triumph half shafts grafted on to it
and a box section using the Triumph springs and wishbones
that will be up for sale later on
Also Mark that looks very nice
are they hubcaps or pollished rims
John

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Nibby Mark Killington
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK   GBR
Hi John
That's the first time I've heard of a Ford diff going on a stag, can you remember the ratio on it?. Be good to see a photo if possible.
They are the Rostyle hubcaps which I do like the look of even though for a top of the range car like the stag I find BL were a bit penny pinching by not putting actual Rostyle wheels which I think they did on the Rover P5.
Mark

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accoj John Burley
Marsden, Queensland, Australia   AUS
1977 Triumph Stag
1977 Triumph Stag
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Hi all
Here are some pics of the Stag Im wrecking out
the pics show the Ford nine inch diff at the moment the centre is in the shed
the mounting kit that was used to fit the Holden Commodore V6 (Buick 3.8)
there is also a cut and shut gearbox cross member
and some of the rust in the floor
its a shame as there wasnt a mark on the body it was just left to rot
theres not much left and hopefully the guy takes the body
thanks John

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SapphireBlueStag Kevin Harrop
Burbank, CA, USA   USA
I tore out the drive train this week. The engine came out yesterday.

I have a Datsun Z engine with a Nissan Maxima 4sp auto behind it.

The flexplate has cracked. On start up it sounds like the end of the world.

I put it all together 15 years ago. I was MUCH smaller and sprier then.

But it is all out on the driveway now, and I have hopes of having it together again by the end of the week.


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accoj John Burley
Marsden, Queensland, Australia   AUS
1977 Triumph Stag
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That looks nice
wouldnt a six be a tight fit where would you put the radiator
the pics I sent show a mounting kit for a Commodore V6 (Buick 3.8)
heres my car and the wifes daily driver its a Ford Territory AWD twincam six and 4 speed auto
thanks John


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SapphireBlueStag Kevin Harrop
Burbank, CA, USA   USA
Right where one expects to find a rad, in front of the engine.

Mind you, mine is about 3" forward of Triumph's placement, and the chin was altered to make a shelf for it.

And the crossmember was dropped an inch and a half.

And the brake pedal and servo moved over to the left to make room for the air cleaner.

Etc etc. Oh, the trans tunnel was cut up a fair bit to make room for the OD trans.


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