Lots of good memories in that car. Glad you're restoring it to its former glory!
It is going to shine when I get finished, lots of ideas. Already have leather seats and interior bits,, moulded carpet and custom coco mats, white faced gauges, 15 inch steering wheel, lightened
flywheel, new 3.9 motor w/4.6 heads reworked, new rocker shafts and reworked rockers, cam, high compression pistons, Offenhouser valve covers, a lot of powder coating and stainless hardware. Lowering
uprated springs, 15 inch Revolution mags, Maradyne fan, Rimmers rally front spoiler, Joe had already redone the suspension, brakes and new wiring loom.
Love the color. Are you going to sell it when you are finished restoring it?
I hope not. I have had 6 TR8s before, 4 convertibles and 2 coupes, one auto and one 5 speed. Wish I still had the 5 speed coupe, but this one will be better. Already have more into it than I could possibly get out of it...and it still needs assembly and probably a paint job in the future.
Can't wait to see the finished product. Post some progress pics!
Here are some progress pictures from the fall. Pushed it back into the driveway and cleaned the engine compartment before painting and detailing it. The engine compartment was painted almost an Astral blue metallic, not original paint.
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Awesome! What are the specs on the engine? Out of the loop and can't remember.
Whats the ETA on finishing it?
New Edelbrock intake manifold
Edelbrock carb and air filter
Ceramic coated headers 4-2-1
Powder coated crank pulleys, water pump and alternator pulleys
New Offenhouser aluminum valve covers w/breather kit
3.9 short block balanced and blue printed
ARP main and head studs
D&D 9:1 pistons .020 oversized
4.0/4.6 heads w/HD D&D RV-911 valve springs and tin head gaskets
new rockers shafts, billet rocker stands
Competition valve grind, spring pockets and guide stems lowered for high lift cam
Crower 50232 cam 276 degrees .488 lift
Double row timing chain
New lightweight flywheel w/ARP bolts
I want to have it done for my 65th birthday in June...running at least!
Switching pedal assembly and replacing firewall steering column bushing.
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