Triumph great picture thread (all types)

Triumph great picture thread (all types)

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thuggy

17 posts

203 months

Wednesday 21st October 2020
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Yeah sold the Tr3 through Bicester sports cars, miss it but when it rained it turned into a bath.Perfect car for Sunday trip to the pub on Sunny day,although drove it over Pyrenees couple of years ago really is a pretty car in that colour.
The Tr6 is on mini lights was on chrome wires going to get set of wires powder coated dark red to match interior,also booked in with trimmers for new hood and tonneau in dark red early next year.Won’t please the purists but I like it.The colour is Anthracite a BMW mini colour similar to a gunmetal metallic colour.
Also have put power steering on it and might convert to EFI in future, each to there own. This is my fourth Tr6 bit of a fan really, was going to go to Sicily for Targa Florio this month but cancelled because of Covid can’t wait for a proper drive in Europe.

anonymous-user

23 months

Thursday 22nd October 2020
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Yertis said:
grahamtr7 said:
Correct Kiwi Linea alloys now fitted:
I missed this before. Properly cool. (And I don't care how anyone else defines cool.)
I agree! It is fab. The Acclaim has an unfairly bad rep, but is in fact a fun car. Honda engineering is very fine, and the BL workforce appeared to take to the car and built it well after changes in management and in union leadership. A Turbo Acclaim must be a hoot.

Benzini

122 posts

150 months

Saturday 13th February
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Everyone Hates TR7's..

Mikebentley

2,998 posts

109 months

Saturday 13th February
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The above is a dream car of mine. One day soon.

tr7v8

6,655 posts

197 months

Saturday 13th February
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Benzini said:


Everyone Hates TR7's..
Nope not me, that is amazing.

Benzini

122 posts

150 months

Saturday 13th February
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I have been working on it for a while biggrin

Haven't Posted in this forum for years!

TR4man

4,372 posts

143 months

Saturday 13th February
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Benzini said:


Everyone Hates TR7's..
I think they have aged well and that’s a fine example you have there.

GTRene

Original Poster:

12,408 posts

193 months

Saturday 13th February
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that is a lovely example, what are the specs, I guess not in the 130-ish hp anymore?

GTRene

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12,408 posts

193 months

Saturday 13th February
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seen this one? I thought huh, do I read Triumph TR40 ? so opened the ad, to see this one, its the only one.
and then I thought, ow that 40 from F40

its the yellow one, it has a V8 though.





its here>

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1306772

anonymous-user

23 months

Sunday 14th February
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Kudos to the young bloke in his purple Spitfire 1500 in Thame yesterday, top down in freezy weather. I was driving so could not bag a snap.

anonymous-user

23 months

Sunday 14th February
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Hmmmm. I think that parking the TR40 next to the "Toliets" (sic) might be appropriate, but to each his own!.

Benzini

122 posts

150 months

Sunday 14th February
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GTRene said:
that is a lovely example, what are the specs, I guess not in the 130-ish hp anymore?
No, it was a Rover V8 car, but I’ve fitted a 450hp BMW M5 Engine and a Tractive Sequential gearbox, there is very little triumph left in it!

GTRene

Original Poster:

12,408 posts

193 months

Sunday 14th February
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Benzini said:
GTRene said:
that is a lovely example, what are the specs, I guess not in the 130-ish hp anymore?
No, it was a Rover V8 car, but I’ve fitted a 450hp BMW M5 Engine and a Tractive Sequential gearbox, there is very little triumph left in it!
eeklick damn, that sounds very good, great engine as well, with 450hp it must be around 2kg per hp that would be supercar territory cool

Benzini

122 posts

150 months

Monday 15th February
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GTRene said:
eeklick damn, that sounds very good, great engine as well, with 450hp it must be around 2kg per hp that would be supercar territory cool
Im hoping it will weigh 1000kg max so 450hp/tonne.. It's going to be a lively drive. (I haven't driven it yet!)

Edited by Benzini on Monday 15th February 15:03

flying-banana

163 posts

41 months

Saturday 4th September
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anonymous-user said:
Yertis said:
grahamtr7 said:
Correct Kiwi Linea alloys now fitted:
I missed this before. Properly cool. (And I don't care how anyone else defines cool.)
I agree! It is fab. The Acclaim has an unfairly bad rep, but is in fact a fun car. Honda engineering is very fine, and the BL workforce appeared to take to the car and built it well after changes in management and in union leadership. A Turbo Acclaim must be a hoot.
Wow...an Avon Turbo, I can remember seeing one in the showroom of the dealer my father worked for...leather interior if I remember...

My father had an Acclaim as a company car for a while, loved it once the engine loosened up a little, and being an ex trials, sprint, & rally driver, delighted in embarrassing people in somewhat more exotic machinery on the lanes around the village we lived in...

Moospeed

452 posts

234 months

Wednesday 15th September
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Moospeed said:
Almost forgot, I did get around to finishing off the other Triumph from my "back-catalogue" smile



Mine was bought as a non-runner, in fact it didn’t have an engine or gearbox!!

Getting towed back from the scrapyard where I bought it from was a harrowing experience as the propshaft was flailing around a bit just inches from my leg even though it was tethered - and yet I was young and stupid at the time. I’d planned on fitting a V8 in the hole.

Youthful exuberance had to finally give way to the realities of no garage, having it parked in my mum’s garden and not enough money or progress being made so the car ended up being broken up for parts. It never did end look quite as good as my drawing. Oddly enough the DVLA states it was red but it was definitely yellow.

In terms of the artwork, I’ve improved (simplified) my process a little from the Dolomite, better lines but still too complex for what I'm really after. I’d also like to add some more creative flair here as I'd do with a painting so there's likely to be a version two of this. As it is I'm able to reproduce in any printable colour and with some small degrees of customisation, number plate, lower suspension, go-faster stripes biggrin , etc.
I've done an acrylic painting of this same car, in it's original red colour rather than the yellow it had when scrapped.