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New top
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Show me your thermo fan installs
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Jim Lang
New member from Los Altos, CA, USA   USA
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John DaPrato
New member from New York, NY, USA   USA
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Latest post by Yellowhawk Valley
Hot air in the cabin
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snap sockets
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TR 250's
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James Wessel
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Latest post by smdl
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Little Bites
Journal post updated in Eric O's Journal   USA
1974 Triumph TR6 "Betty"
Registry updated by Robert Rae
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Latest post by BigChill
TR6 Engine Classes
Reply in the TR6 Tech Forum, 3h 10m 35s ago
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Trunnion lubrication question
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Trans rebuild kits ?
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New topic by j007
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front spring isolator pads
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Latest post by smdl
Identifying Running Noise
Reply in the TR4 & TR4A Forum, 3h 56m 33s ago
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1980 Triumph TR7
Registry created by Paul Shakotko
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Latest post by shakotko
Stock Rims for 1976 TR7
Reply in the TR7 & TR8 Forum, 4h 4m 59s ago
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Latest post by rjc157
Driver's door anti-burst lock
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Latest post by Darth V8R
Original wheel color
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Odd clutch problem
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Paul Shakotko
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Latest post by Car Knocker
TR7 water pump lower bushing
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Rust Hole In The Trunk
Journal post updated in Vic Vickers's Journal   USA
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New engine startup blues
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Wolf's Head 20/50W Oil
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1949 Triumph 2000 "M"
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More Wiring
Journal post updated in Eric O's Journal   USA
Sat April 27, 2013
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Awakening a Sleeping MG
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Sun April 2, 2006
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Mounting Tires the DIY Way
Article new comment or rating by Skye Nott   Webmaster CAN
Thu May 13, 2010
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Bleeding The Hydraulic Clutch System
Article new comment or rating by Mike Maddux   USA
Wed June 13, 2012
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Servicing The Lucas Wiper Switch
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Thu February 6, 2014
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SU Fuel Pump Troubleshooting Guide
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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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