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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:33 am 
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Looks to have had some detailed modifications.
http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/tri ... int/228271

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:46 pm 
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Wasn't this car offered for sale on this forum some months ago Trevor?
A dealer bought it back then?

Why spend over a decade working on a car and then not ever run it?





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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:51 pm 
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I viewed this car in Warwick some months ago, then it sold to someone down south I believe. Nice tidy car generally but I had "that" feeling about it so I stalled a bit and it was gone. Spot the fiesta rear fog nicely fitted into the valence. The owner told me it had only been driven to the mot and back since the rebuild which slightly put me off too. Oil cooler is a bit overkill but nicely done. I could have had it for 5k on the day, I imagine its 8k now.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:56 pm 
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Looks nice, not sure about that oil cooler though, will it actually cool sat there above the exhaust and rocker cover, there's definitely no air flowing through it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:19 pm 
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And OAT antifreeze in by the look of it! That oil cooler does look a bit naff there! One has to question siting a cooler in the hottest part of the engine bay!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:34 pm 
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Many many years ago I used a TR7 Sprint head water jacket plate to take water out of the back of the head, through an oil cooler rad and back into the cooling system somewhere else (??). May be that's what he's done ?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:53 pm 
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In case you're wondering what I'm on about, there's a pic of one here !!

http://m.triumphtrs.co.uk/site/mobile?d ... prints.htm


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:22 am 
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No that cooler is oil only, just plumbed to and from a filter take off plate (plus spin on conversion). I guess just convection will help with cooling. The thing I didnt like was the oil pressure has to travel further to get there and back.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:40 am 
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The thing I didnt like was the oil pressure has to travel further to get there and back.
That shouldn't be so, done correctly there will be a thermostat fitted.





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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:58 am 
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http://www.historics.co.uk/buying/aucti ... t.aspx?p=5

SOLD- Kerching!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:03 am 
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No less than they should be valued...


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:41 am 
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I could have a lot of money on that had I been quicker lol

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It seems to have Dolomite 1300 boot lining panels.

It would raise questions for me and I'd look a bit deeper.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:55 pm 
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I cast my eye over this while I was there (Lewis here, used to post many moons ago - former 1850HL/V8 Sprint/1500 FWD/Sprint/1500 conversion/etc owner) - there were a lot of oddities. The front panel was tired, the front wings protruded from the leading edge of the front panel by about 5mm, some questionable stuff going on elsewhere... Was half tempted, until I looked at it closely.

I would have been happy at about £6-£7k, no more.


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