"Classic Car Mart", May 2007 The latest addition to Veloce's SpeedPro series of books on modifications comes this, a 208-page softback title dedicated to the last of the Triumph TR series: TR7 and TR8. And as the only book currently available that's dedicated to improving the much-maligned TR7 family, it fills an obvious gap in the market. Almost sixty dollars for what is basically a paperback might sound like a lot of money, but what you're paying for here is invaluable information and expertise rather than fancy layouts or expensive looking hardback covers. This is very much a book for TR7 and 8 owners who want to get their hands dirty in their quest for getting the most from their classics. The whole subject of modifying your TR is covered here in superb detail, with in-depth chapters dedicated to such areas as four-cylinder engine upgrades, acquiring and upgrading a Rover V8, fitting out a V8 engine bay, suspension and steering tweaks, body strengthening, transmission modifications and electrical improvements. Each chapter is broken down into separate sections too, enabling you to pinpoint the specific advice you're after and to make the whole reference process that much easier. Author Roger Williams is no stranger to writing no-nonsense, practical advice on upgrading MG and Triumph sports cars, and already has a number of other books in print. This, though, looks set to be one of his best-sellers so far, both here and in the USA. No longer is the TR7 frowned upon by TR aficionados. And for those who are intent on getting the most from their 7s, this book is surely a must. It's not cheap, but the advice it contains could save owners a lot of hassle - and cash.Reseña del editor:
From the beginning of TR7 development, British Leyland saw North America as a primary destination for its new sportscar. The car was to be the first of a new line of Triumph cars that was tailored for the American markets. Launched during one of the darkest times in British Automotive History, the car was Triumph's biggest seller. The author explains in great detail how to increase the performance of these four and eight-cylinder sports cars and how to select and transplant higher-performance engines. Contents include aesthetic changes, body strengthening, roll-cages, brake upgrades, performance wheel changes, gearbox, clutch, four-cylinder engine upgrades, selecting and fitting a V8 engine, improving the suspension and upgrading the rear axle, ignition, carburetor selection and fitting, improving existing and retro-fitting Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI), engine transplants, electrical reliability upgrades, weight reduction and more. Covering the whole car with over 500 color illustrations, step-by-step instructions, 23 clear line drawings and useful club and supplier listings, this book is a must have for any TR7/8 owner.
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