Triumph Acclaim Avon Turbo!

Triumph Acclaim Avon Turbo!

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grahamtr7

Original Poster:

119 posts

162 months

Tuesday 7th April 2020
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Here is my ongoing project. I was lucky to find most of the components requred from a long since scrapped genuine Avon Turbo, and have set about converting my Triumph Acclaim HLS.

I only got three of the original "Kiwi Linea" alloys, but have newly tracked down a complete set (in Hungary, but never mind!).

Still also to fit new boot badges and a decal, but that will more or less complete all the bodywork and cosmetic changes, then I need to think about bolting on the turbo charger etc smile

Graham












Edited by grahamtr7 on Tuesday 7th April 10:04

buggalugs

8,882 posts

201 months

Tuesday 7th April 2020
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Now that is a cool car.

chrisgtx

1,000 posts

174 months

Tuesday 7th April 2020
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I owned a few Triumph Acclaims years ago when I was a younger, they were a great left field car, my mates were buying Novas and Metros etc and I went with this, they were cheap to buy and if you took the air filter assembly off the twin carbs had trumpets and they sounded brilliant!

s2sol

1,157 posts

135 months

Tuesday 7th April 2020
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My history teacher back in the early 1980's had an Acclaim Turbo. It was featured in a magazine at the time, but for the life of me, I can't remember which one. He loved that car, despite appearing an unlikely character for that kind of hobby.

Byker28i

33,626 posts

181 months

Tuesday 7th April 2020
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Well thats different and I applaud your choice to drive something no-one else has.

jet_noise

4,428 posts

146 months

Tuesday 7th April 2020
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Contender for the Cars of Whose Existence I Knew Not thread?

How are you going to control fuel & timing?

Clincky describing the conversion for the terminally curious (curse of being an engineer smile )

ETA link

Edited by jet_noise on Tuesday 7th April 08:58

Pupbelly

1,262 posts

93 months

Tuesday 7th April 2020
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Bookmarked! clap

MC Bodge

15,276 posts

139 months

Tuesday 7th April 2020
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Excellent.

My grandad had an Acclaim. They were owned exclusively by grandads when new. His had a cushion on the rear shelf.

My grandad reckoned he could get 120mph out of it. My Dad didn't believe him, but it did shift quite well for a 1.3 at the time.

vikingaero

5,623 posts

133 months

Tuesday 7th April 2020
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Is your car called Alex? biggrin

swampy442

1,069 posts

175 months

Tuesday 7th April 2020
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Arent these basically rebaged Honda Accords?

21st Century Man

35,261 posts

212 months

Tuesday 7th April 2020
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Honda Ballade. And they were bloody good cars, smooth yet rorty engine, punched well for a 1.3. Replaced by the Honda Ballade mk2 but rebranded from Triumph Acclaim to Rover 213.

anonymous-user

18 months

Tuesday 7th April 2020
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Fantastic !

I remember avidly consuming What Car’s review of one of these as a kid in the early 80s.

Best of luck with it and keep us posted

littleredrooster

4,638 posts

160 months

Tuesday 7th April 2020
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Mother had one back in the day. It was the only car I've ever known where the panels rusted from the centre outwards, not from the seams upwards! Doors, wings, bootlid - all did the same thing.

grahamtr7

Original Poster:

119 posts

162 months

Tuesday 7th April 2020
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jet_noise said:
Contender for the Cars of Whose Existence I Knew Not thread?

How are you going to control fuel & timing?

Clincky describing the conversion for the terminally curious (curse of being an engineer smile )

ETA link

Edited by jet_noise on Tuesday 7th April 08:58
Not sure at the moment, but i believe I have everything from an original Avon Turbo I need. Whether everthing will work is another matter though! The turbo unit itself will probably have to be re-built, and theoriginal carbs re-done at the very least.

emperorburger

781 posts

30 months

Tuesday 7th April 2020
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vikingaero said:
Is your car called Alex? biggrin
No, He's got it on a lease wink

For some perverse reason, I've always had a soft spot for these. Bookmarked smile

grahamtr7

Original Poster:

119 posts

162 months

Tuesday 7th April 2020
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vikingaero said:
Is your car called Alex? biggrin
It is indeed. The plate was the main thing that attracted me to this particular Acclaim in the first place!

jimPH

1,822 posts

44 months

Tuesday 7th April 2020
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I remember my dad having one, some kind of temporary company car until he got his montego

grahamtr7

Original Poster:

119 posts

162 months

Tuesday 7th April 2020
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Here's a photo of the car I took when it was still owned by the last owner - racing in the wet at the Alford Ring, Aberdeenshire



Edited by grahamtr7 on Tuesday 7th April 10:06

jet_noise

4,428 posts

146 months

Tuesday 7th April 2020
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grahamtr7 said:
Not sure at the moment, but i believe I have everything from an original Avon Turbo I need. Whether everthing will work is another matter though! The turbo unit itself will probably have to be re-built, and theoriginal carbs re-done at the very least.
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anonymous-user

18 months

Tuesday 7th April 2020
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These were unexpectedly quick back in the day when compared to their peers.
Bit retro even back then but they did shift.