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Rust is generally a problem on project cars e.g. Sills, wheel arches, floor, sub-frame, suspension mounting points, body seams. If the engine has overheated, caused by a silted up cooling system, then the head may have warped. Due to the cross studs and dis-similar metals the cylinder head can be a pig to remove. The water pump seals can give problems and as the pump is located in the block you need a slide hammer or puller to remove it. Give the cooling system a good overhaul. The 4 speed gearbox tends to suffer/wear in the TR7. Suspension bushes and ball joints wear. On the electrical system there is a multitude of plugs and sockets which can/do corrode and lead to problems.

1/ Rust.

2/ Cooling system.

3/ Electrical system.

4/ General wear after many years of use.

Get the Triumph and Haynes handbooks on the cars. Robsport and S and S Conversions provide spares and advice on the TR7.

Once sorted the TR7 is an excellent and reliable sports car.


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Well lets just hope not as bad as this one ! 


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