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TR 7?? Please by wayneman
Started on: 10-26-2014 04:18 PM
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Report this Post10-26-2014 04:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for waynemanClick Here to Email waynemanSend a Private Message to waynemanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Today I was stopped in Costco's parking lot and was told I had a really nice TR 7. I was caught off guard and said thanks, then laughed an told him it was a pontiac Fiero. At least he liked the car! LOL
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Report this Post10-26-2014 05:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for drattsClick Here to Email drattsSend a Private Message to drattsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I collected TR7s before I got into fieros. They had a good frame and suspension. Drivetrain not so much. I had a 3.8 conversion that I didn't finish. Triumph fans hated them.
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Well the 'Wedge" was the shape of things to come.
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I raced a TR7 it was bone stock with my completely stock 80k mile 84' auto. Accelerated almost identical, but he edged me out top end each race pretty easily. After about 85MPH he just kept pulling. I'm assuming with a manual I'd have done better.

I like the TR7 car it was pretty cool, I haven't seen many of them.
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I raced a TR7 it was bone stock with my completely stock 80k mile 84' auto. Accelerated almost identical, but he edged me out top end each race pretty easily. After about 85MPH he just kept pulling...


Each race must've been pedal to the medal for about five minutes.
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Report this Post10-27-2014 02:08 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jb1Click Here to Email jb1Send a Private Message to jb1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I am building a 68 gt6 now,, I never cared much for the tr-7s

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Each race must've been pedal to the medal for about five minutes.


Hahah!

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Well the 'Wedge" was the shape of things to come.


LOL Remember the commercials? They were hilarious! The wedge shaped garages.... And then the eskimo guy parks his in a wedge-shaped igloo...

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Report this Post10-27-2014 10:42 AM Click Here to See the Profile for KhwClick Here to Email KhwSend a Private Message to KhwEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post


Hmm, interesting. Actually the TR7, MR2 and X19 were on my list of possibles if I couldn't find a Fiero in decent shape when I was looking for one.

I still wouldn't mind a X19 in good shape.

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Report this Post10-27-2014 12:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for pcgoldSend a Private Message to pcgoldEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Somewhat similar, but my 88GT's garage mate is my 73 MGB.
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Report this Post10-27-2014 03:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for waynemanClick Here to Email waynemanSend a Private Message to waynemanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I think all the X19's have rusted down to dust along with all the 70's Hondas.
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Report this Post10-27-2014 09:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for litespdSend a Private Message to litespdEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I had a '76 TR7...it was actually a pretty decent car.
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Originally posted by Khw:

I still wouldn't mind a X19 in good shape.



They never came that way.
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Report this Post10-27-2014 10:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Neils88Click Here to Email Neils88Send a Private Message to Neils88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
My first car was a '77 TR7. After I blew up the engine, I swapped it to a Toyota 3TC running around 15 psi boost. Just under 230hp....Sooooooo much fun!

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They never came that way.


Yeah, but they have the potential to be made that nice. Assuming you can find one that isn't infested with rust and beat to crap. Well, even one infested with rust and beat to crap could look that nice with enough money, but I'd like something that's pretty sound to start with. I don't want something that I'm going to be spending a year or more to fix all of it's rust issues.
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Report this Post10-28-2014 06:51 AM Click Here to See the Profile for MarkSClick Here to Email MarkSSend a Private Message to MarkSEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I look at the V8 TR8's from time to time. They can be had for a reasonable price. Generally, I love Triumphs, owned a GT6 years ago. Fun little car when the Lucas electrics weren't smoking.

BR's,

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I remember when the TR7s first came out in 76. I was in the Air Force and several Captains on base had bought them. Then 1st winter day below 20 degrees there were three of them stalled by the road on my 1 mile drive to work.
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Report this Post10-29-2014 08:32 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Fiero84FreakClick Here to Email Fiero84FreakSend a Private Message to Fiero84FreakEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm one that always wanted a Wedge too. Unfortunately by the time I was able to drive I pretty much could not find a local TR7 that was in a driveable state unless it came from a collector = $$$.

I gave up on the X1/9 years ago.
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Report this Post10-29-2014 10:33 AM Click Here to See the Profile for AngellightningSend a Private Message to AngellightningEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
We've had several TR6's and own one now. TR7 drivetrain swaps are always interesting.
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