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lgray001 Silver Member Larry Gray
Lexington, VA, USA   USA
1976 Triumph TR7 "POS-2"
1979 Triumph TR7 "The Money Pit"
A great Father's Day.

I got a new tee shirt that says, "Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a Triumph TR7 and that's almost the same thing."

I also got an aluminum performance radiator from Wizard Cooling.

That and dinner with my kids; all in all, not a bad day.

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Tri-Al Al Markowski
Cleveland, Ohio, USA   USA
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carltr7 carl g
halifax, ns, Canada   CAN
Today I went in my TR7 to have a look at a Fiero.
Here beginneth the rant:

So a Fiero isn't a TR7 but they are kinda neat and for 1000$ CAD I thought why not go look.
Well obviously it was a nail but thats not whats got on my nerves. It was the attitude of the seller.

The old goat says: "If I don't get 1000$ for it, I'll take it to the crusher"
Me: "There's a lot of room between $1000 and $100 at the scrapyard mate, why not meet me halfway"
Him: "No way. I know what I want for it and if I dont get it I'll stand there and make sure its crushed"

Right there is the attitude that we as enthusiasts are up against.
At 400$ it _might_ have been worth the blood sweat and tears but at 1000$ - no way.

On the bright side a local young lad has been tooling round town in a Liverpool fixed-head TR7.
He went past me in it with a smile that went from one ear to the other. Good to see.

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Darth V8R Vance Navarrette
Beaverton, Oregon, USA   USA
1980 Triumph TR8 "Silver Bullet"
In reply to # 1465237 by carltr7
So a Fiero isn't a TR7 but they are kinda neat and for 1000$ CAD I thought why not go look.
Well obviously it was a nail but thats not whats got on my nerves. It was the attitude of the seller.

Carl -

What is a nail (besides a metal pin)?

Had a Fiero years ago. Had fun with it, but didn't keep it too long. I think the V6 version would have been a keeper, but the 4 cylinder was only fair.

Cammed it, raised the compression, rear sway bar, put a header on it. Turned into an OK little sports car.

Cheers,

Vance

robtr8 Rob Stephenson
Lake St Louis, Missouri, USA   USA
Decided I hated the JL Audio MBT-CRX i had been using as a HU. Swapped it for the JL Audio MBT-RX and an Audiocontrol Overdrive Plus and ACR-1.







I have AEM's new 52mm GPS speedo on order to fill the hole.



1980 TR8
2006 XC90 V8
2008 328xi
2011 XC60 T6 RD

kevphill Kevin Phillips
Oxford, Michigan, USA   USA
Today I button up the last little bit of the engine.


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lgray001 Silver Member Larry Gray
Lexington, VA, USA   USA
1976 Triumph TR7 "POS-2"
1979 Triumph TR7 "The Money Pit"
Nice rebuild.

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sheppjr Richard Sheppard
Huntsville, Alabama, USA   USA
Repaired the AC system on my 78 TR7 FHC. The system had been dormant for over 5 years. The repair consisted of installing a rebuilt R209R York compressor, new AC clutch bearing, new high pressure hose from compressor to condenser,new drier, new expansion valve and 2 lbs, 8 oz of R12 freon. The condensor fans are working and so is the throttle jack. The AC system is now blowing 36 degF air and you can't keep the Air lever on MAX for long.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017-06-23 01:06 PM by sheppjr.

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Sprites and Spirits Ed Forrest
Marietta, GA, USA   USA
Interesting Discussion:

Scott Holton in Marietta, GA developed a TR-7 Coupe in SCCA IT-B. It was a very successful car, winning a season championship (or two) out of Atlanta-Region.

He was kind enough to let me "borrow" the car for a few events...and it was quite the ride. Handled nicely and 'fast enough' to beat up on an occasional BWM or Volvo.
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He then retired the TR-7 and worked with a fellow to develop a 6 Cylinder Fiero which ran in IT-A. I also "went American" and started work on an AMC-Spirit. We enjoyed many wonderful weekends competing in the cars...as he developed the Fiero into a formidable machine. I think that a "decent time" for IT-A was, maybe 1:47-ish at Road Atlanta. If you have ever raced, you know that one's "time" is not unlike your buddies story about a Large Mouth Bass. I know we both got the Fiero and the Spirit into the low 1:50-ish ranges.

The TR-7 and the Fiero were both "The Shape of Things to Come" and it really was a joy to make both American cars perform with the Mazda and Honda (IT-A) but they ever were as competitive as Scott had the TR-7 in IT-B.

He says he is still working on the car...mine is waiting to be tuned into a Rat Rod to intimidate no one but enjoy the shock and awe.

TR-7 and Fiero...a nice comparison.

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