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1980 TR7 FI Engine ID#
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Lagodude Avatar
Lagodude Garry Bayer
Lago Vista, Texas, USA   USA
Can anyone tell me where the engine ID# is on a 1980 TR7 with FI?

Thanks,

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navydiver Rob Cornick
san diego, california, USA   USA
1975 Triumph TR7 "The Pumpkin"
1977 Triumph TR7
1978 Triumph TR8
1980 Triumph TR7 "The Plum"    & more
yes, it's here. next to the right hand engine mount underneath the plenum.



1975 TR7 FHC Ca Spec ACL 4spd
1976 TR7 FHC Ca Spec 4 spd (Temp add)
1977 TR7 FHC ACW 5Spd
1978 TR8 DHC ACT FI development car 5 Spd
1980 TR7 DHC FI Spider 5spd
1980 TR7 DHC FI Spider 5Spd
1980 TR7 DHC FI 5spd
1980 TR7 DHC FI 5 spd
1981 TR7 DHC FI 5 spd



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Darth V8R Vance Navarrette
Beaverton, Oregon, USA   USA
1980 Triumph TR8 "Wedgie"
In reply to # 1488498 by navydiver yes, it's here. next to the right hand engine mount underneath the plenum.

Rob:

I don't know, man. The side of the engine looks awfully clean in that photo. Makes me wonder if it is a real engine, or some creation in photo-shop.

Do you steam clean your engine compartment once a week or something?

Perhaps I should hire you to detail my wedge sometime. Mine was not that clean even on the day I finished putting it back together. spinning smiley sticking its tongue out

Color me jealous...

Vance



1980 Platinum Metallic TR8, navy blue interior
Bare metal respray, Crower cam, raised compression
ported heads, modified Zenith carbs, 0.060" overbore

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navydiver Rob Cornick
san diego, california, USA   USA
1975 Triumph TR7 "The Pumpkin"
1977 Triumph TR7
1978 Triumph TR8
1980 Triumph TR7 "The Plum"    & more
Haha, this is the Palm Springs spider. It is a very clean engine, this was taken after I'd taken advantage of having the inlet and plenum off to do some cleaning. It only required a wipe own so this is still the original factory black. I redid the Blue FI flash and painted the engine number for reference.



1975 TR7 FHC Ca Spec ACL 4spd
1976 TR7 FHC Ca Spec 4 spd (Temp add)
1977 TR7 FHC ACW 5Spd
1978 TR8 DHC ACT FI development car 5 Spd
1980 TR7 DHC FI Spider 5spd
1980 TR7 DHC FI Spider 5Spd
1980 TR7 DHC FI 5spd
1980 TR7 DHC FI 5 spd
1981 TR7 DHC FI 5 spd

Lagodude Avatar
Lagodude Garry Bayer
Lago Vista, Texas, USA   USA
Hey Rob,

Thanks for the info.

I'm still looking for the number.

The engine is still in the car, so pretty tight to see anything down there.

Appreciate your help,

GarryB

navydiver Rob Cornick
san diego, california, USA   USA
1975 Triumph TR7 "The Pumpkin"
1977 Triumph TR7
1978 Triumph TR8
1980 Triumph TR7 "The Plum"    & more
Yes it is normally pretty gunky and covered in oil. Plus it is just stamped (poorly) into the block so the letters and numbers aren't always easy to see. Is his just general interest or are you checking the number for a reason? If you contact Christopher Smith with the VIN he should be able to tell you which engine it left the factory with.



1975 TR7 FHC Ca Spec ACL 4spd
1976 TR7 FHC Ca Spec 4 spd (Temp add)
1977 TR7 FHC ACW 5Spd
1978 TR8 DHC ACT FI development car 5 Spd
1980 TR7 DHC FI Spider 5spd
1980 TR7 DHC FI Spider 5Spd
1980 TR7 DHC FI 5spd
1980 TR7 DHC FI 5 spd
1981 TR7 DHC FI 5 spd

Lagodude Avatar
Lagodude Garry Bayer
Lago Vista, Texas, USA   USA
Rob,

Thanks for your reply.

My 1980 TR7 FI has issues, sounds like most do.

Was running ok but can't get started now. No fire from the Coil Assembly. Rimmer doesn't list one on site but talked with CS and they are asking for engine number to look up (not sure why they need that). not reaaly sure if it's a coil issue or not. It's a place to start.

Appreciate the info, I'll keep looking for the number.

Thanks,

GarryB

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Lagodude Avatar
Lagodude Garry Bayer
Lago Vista, Texas, USA   USA
Rob,

How do I contact Christopher Smith?

Thanks,

GarryB

navydiver Rob Cornick
san diego, california, USA   USA
1975 Triumph TR7 "The Pumpkin"
1977 Triumph TR7
1978 Triumph TR8
1980 Triumph TR7 "The Plum"    & more
If you're on FaceBook, join the TR7 owners group and you can find him there, if not send me the VIN and I'll message him.



1975 TR7 FHC Ca Spec ACL 4spd
1976 TR7 FHC Ca Spec 4 spd (Temp add)
1977 TR7 FHC ACW 5Spd
1978 TR8 DHC ACT FI development car 5 Spd
1980 TR7 DHC FI Spider 5spd
1980 TR7 DHC FI Spider 5Spd
1980 TR7 DHC FI 5spd
1980 TR7 DHC FI 5 spd
1981 TR7 DHC FI 5 spd

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navydiver Rob Cornick
san diego, california, USA   USA
1975 Triumph TR7 "The Pumpkin"
1977 Triumph TR7
1978 Triumph TR8
1980 Triumph TR7 "The Plum"    & more
Strange the coil doesn't usually go bad. There is a transistor pack in it which does but it's a common GM part so still available. The pickup in the distributor can play up, the wires that connect everything inside are pretty fine and after this amount of time pretty fragile. Also if the battery voltage drops too far you can lose spark that way.



1975 TR7 FHC Ca Spec ACL 4spd
1976 TR7 FHC Ca Spec 4 spd (Temp add)
1977 TR7 FHC ACW 5Spd
1978 TR8 DHC ACT FI development car 5 Spd
1980 TR7 DHC FI Spider 5spd
1980 TR7 DHC FI Spider 5Spd
1980 TR7 DHC FI 5spd
1980 TR7 DHC FI 5 spd
1981 TR7 DHC FI 5 spd

Lagodude Avatar
Lagodude Garry Bayer
Lago Vista, Texas, USA   USA
Battery is new and full charged. The leads to the distributor have been replaced.

Have no spark at plugs and no spark from the coil assembly.

I do have a short in the system somewhere, the battery has a slow drain.

When I remove the battery cable and touch it back to battery terminal I hear a click from the fuse panel area, think it's the blue relay (picture attached).

She ran (rough) about a month ago. Been gone for a month and now she won't start at all

Anybody have any idea where I should start.

Appreciate any guidance.

Thanks,

GarryB


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