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  1. #1 Tony's 1980 TR8 
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    Hi I go by Wedgy on this forum and this is my TR8. I bought it in Maine last summer and have spent the last 8 or so months repairing most everything that was wrong with it. It had a new top and seat covers when I got it and I've done the wheel cylinders, shocks and struts (used Koni's from a member here), springs, all suspension bushings with urethane, rear axle seals and bearings, Edelbrock carb and intake, headers (used Wedgeshop ones from a member here), Pertronix ignitor, SS brake hoses, column bushing, hoses, belts, etc, etc, etc.

    There were oil leaks from the engine and transmission and the rack started to leak so I decided to pull the eng and tranny to repair it all. I picked up a 4.0 from a Land Rover and rebuilt that with an Erson cam from Woody and a 1981 transmission (from a member here) that I also had rebuilt. I got it running about 2 weeks ago and I'm still breaking it in. I bought a set of MGF 15" rims off ebay UK and mounted a set of 205/50-15's recently too. Handles a lot better now! There's still more to do but for the moment I can take a break and try to enjoy it more this summer.














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    Nice car! Desription sounds like one an MGB forum member sold a while back. You'll love the 4.0 Wheels look great too!
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    Thanks Jim! It was owned by an MGB guy in Maine when I bought it so it probably was the one you're thinking of. I know Woody was familiar with it too.

    The 4.0 rocks, you're right! You can definitely feel the additional torque and with Woody's cam it pulls and pulls. I'm sure you know exactly what I'm talking about.
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