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Registry: 1980 Triumph TR8



Bob Berg's 1980 Triumph TR8
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Original owner purchased new in January 1982 from Gorins Jaguar in Manchester Connecticut. This is my second car as the first one I purchased new in aug 1981 didn't like the icy/snowy road in dec'81-was totaled (vin 213882) RIP...

Costcast 4.6L XM block-Mitchel Cotts MCT-purchased new in 2006(original 3.5L in mothballs) and rover heads with bigger valves-, erson 228 custom cam, Wildcat spider open plenum intake manifold(Ian Richardson) aluminum ceramic coated, Mallory unilite mechanical (3764301) distributor(re curved-pink springs) + hyfire box + promaster coil + Taylor ThunderVolt 50 wires, lightened flywheel, center force II clutch, kirk racing big tube headers aluminum ceramic coated (4 into 2 into 1) + cross H pipe with flowmaster hushpower II exhaust and 2.5inch stainless mandrel bent tubing w/ stainless works double walled exit pipes, spectre low profile dual cold air intake plenum and in line air filters, dambest billet 4150 carb (600 cfm/1.25" venturi) + phenolic 4 hole carb spacer, MSD(Mallory) fuel pump and pressure regulator with return line to tank(using emissions evap return line/modified fuel tank 6an fittings at fuel pump tank takeoff plate) , speed max performance fuel cool can, M/E Wagner PCV valve w/ oil water separator, Redmond metal casting custom rover valve covers(Jrcast), TS import roll bar (added cross brace) and strut tower brace (modified to fit around carb), gaz struts/shocks, uprated springs and suspension bushes, wildwood dynalite pro big brake kit drilled/slotted rotors/hawk pads- fronts(wedge shop) /straight thru proportioning block/SSBC adjustment valves front & rear, power master #7295 12si (GM) 100 amp one wire alternator(wedge shop kit), willans 4 point harness, compomotive ML 15 x 7 wheels hankook ventus z214 track tires & rota RB 15 x 7 wheels w/ street tires Pirelli P zero Trofeo R, additional 4ga grounding wire battery neg to engine to each head and ignition box, griffin radiator + maradyne champion low profile twin 11 inch fans with shroud(they plug into OEM harness!) .....

On the to do list for 2017....-laminova oil/water cooler and mishimoto thermostat sandwich plate, evans coolant and upgraded high volume water pump(TA performance hi pressure/volume water pump) -modified the pulley to fit tr8.....

Winter project 2017/2018-moser 8.8 rear end with wildwood disc brake kit and center top dash triple gauge cluster w/ smiths custom oil temp/pressure gauuge (custom from smiths-number font matches original production smith dash gauges), vacuum and air/fuel gauges..

Using innovate motorsports LM2 air/fuel reader in tailpipe (no cats) and vacuum gauge....and seat of pants feel!...

Vehicle Information

Owner: Bob Berg   [Bergie]
Location: Powell, OH, USA USA
Status: Running


VIN:TPVDV8AT212955
Model Year:1980
Current Colour:Poseidon green
Odometer:58,900 miles
Engine Type:4.6 Costcast block 1996
Engine Code:XM20M04M80
Transmission:LT77 5 vspeed
Last Updated:2017-10-05 21:50:45

 

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Member Comments on Registry: 1980 Triumph TR8   ↵
Rated 10 out of 10 based on 1 ratings
2017-07-29 20:17:20 # 43883
Comment by Kent Blair
Rating: 10/10
Very Nice!

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2017-10-05 21:50:45

Changes from 2017-06-05 11:43:51 to previous 2017-05-31 13:37:35
Vin TPVDV8 → TPVDV8AT212955
Changes from 2017-05-31 13:08:54 to previous 2017-05-31 09:36:30
Colour Poisden green → Poseidon green
Changes from 2017-05-25 14:05:39 to previous 2017-05-24 15:39:49
Engine Type 4.6 Costcast block → 4.6 Costcast block 1996
Changes from 2017-05-24 15:39:49 to previous 2015-09-15 19:39:35
Mileage 60,000 → 58,900
Engine Code Xm → XM20M04M80
Trans Type added   LT77 5 vspeed

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Sep 15, 2015 Bob Berg  USA Added to Registry (ID 30846)

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