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1981 Triumph TR7 V8

Fond Farewell’s

Today we bid adieu to some fantastic classics we’ve had the pleasure of working with over the last few weeks. A regular visitor of ours is

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1981 Triumph TR7 V8

This lovely ’81 Triumph TR7 is in the classic car workshop today. Pete and Thomas have been tasked with identifying an oil leak coming from

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Triumph TR7 V8

Unfortunately due to incorrect piston rings being fitted some time ago this has resulted in our 1981 Triumph TR7 V8 require an engine rebuild. The

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Re-routing the pipework

During this weekend’s Ipswich to Felixstowe run an unusual noise had appeared whilst driving. Now in our workshops to be investigated we have diagnosed it

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1981 Triumph TR7 V8 – MOT and Service

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Fond Farewell’s

Today we bid adieu to some fantastic classics we’ve had the pleasure of working with over the last few weeks.

A regular visitor of ours is this exciting 1981 Triumph TR7 V8. We’ve always enjoy maintaining this stunner, this time though, she was in for a slightly different request…

We updated the steering to power steering, a service we pride ourselves on – converting classic cars into more usable, modern versions of themselves.

The TR7 is now ready and raring to go home and will now be a much easier drive with her new power steering system.

Another fond regular of ours is this iconic 1947 MG TC. We love having ‘proper’ classics here, and our MG TC is no exception.

The MG was in for a big job, a complete differential rebuild. Working with our MG specialist we were able to complete the rebuild, perform a successful test drive and send her on her merry way.

Our 1973 Triumph Stag left the workshop too this week. A new customer of ours was in for an accident repair after hitting a deer. We had to let out a little chuckle of the irony of a Stag hitting a dear, but we do hope the deer is alright!

Here’s the MG TC again, alongside two other classics that left our workshop this weekend.

Our 1966 Mercedes 250SE was reunited with her owner after having a full report to see what work could be carried out on her in the future.

Also saying her goodbyes is our 1975 MGB Roadster, who is a frequent visitor here at Bridge. We’ve been servicing this beauty for some time since her full restoration with us last year.

Bridge Classic Cars works on any classic car make or model. We love to invite new customers and their pride and joys into our workshop for anything from touch-ups to full restorations, diagnostics to repairs, and anything in between.

Get in touch today if there’s any advice you need on your precious classics – 01473 742038.

Farewell friends, and happy driving!

The TR7’s Steered In The Right Direction

After receiving expert advise and a full diagnostic from Kelly Brey Steering, our classic car technician Tom has been busy fixing the steering on our 1981 Triumph TR7 V8.

Starting off by cutting the old steering column part to fit it onto the new one.

“I then checked all the wiring” explains Tom, “then assembled and fitted the new steering column into position.”

Tom then connected all the wires, fitted the steering rack and lastly, attached the steering rack to the steering column.

Now the steering is working as it should with no leaks, she’s ready for some test drives and to be returned to her owners very soon.

Happy travels TR7!

1981 Triumph TR7 V8

Our V8 converted Triumph TR7 is in the classic car workshop to fix an issue with a leak on the steering rack. We’ve sent the unit off to Kelly Bray Steering, experts in unique steering components to diagnose the fault.

1981 Triumph TR7 V8

This lovely ’81 Triumph TR7 is in the classic car workshop today.

Pete and Thomas have been tasked with identifying an oil leak coming from the front of the car.

They have found the source of the leak. The power steering rack is leaking and will need replacing.

Running up our V8 engine

Our V8 engine is now back in the car and Ady has successfully run up for the first time to check out for any abnormalities.

Rebuilding our Triumph TR7 V8 Engine

Our 1981 Triumph TR7 V8 is currently in the workshops having the engine rebuilt. Unfortunately, due to the wrong piston rings being fitt originally this has resulted in the piston rings breaking.

We are now in nearing completion on the full engine rebuild.

We have cut all valve seats and checked guides. Both heads have been refaced and the engine has been re-bored to take the new pistons. The crank shaft journals have been lapped, the conrods, big ends were capped and re-honed. A new timing chain conversion kit has also been fitted. Both block sides have been refaced. and we have fitted with new bearings. We have also fitted new oil pump gears.

The engine is now ready to be refitted.

Detailing the TR7 engine bay

With the V8 engine out for a rebuild it was a great opportunity to detail the engine bay of our TR7 to bring it back up to wonderful condition once again.

Triumph TR7 V8

Unfortunately due to incorrect piston rings being fitted some time ago this has resulted in our 1981 Triumph TR7 V8 require an engine rebuild. The incorrect size piston rings have meant that there has been some movement and vibration within the groves. In order to rectify this matter the engine has now been removed so that new piston rings can be fitted.

Re-routing the pipework

During this weekend’s Ipswich to Felixstowe run an unusual noise had appeared whilst driving.

Now in our workshops to be investigated we have diagnosed it to be coming from the crankshaft breather pipe knocking against the exhaust.

Having now re-routed the pipework the noise seems to have gone and the car is now back at home.

Painting the front end of our TR7 V8

We are currently in the process of repainted the front end of our 1981 Triumph TR7 V8 where a couple of stone chips are apparent.

The colour match was a bit of a challenge but we have managed to secure a match using our camera technology and the car is fineshed and ready for collection.

Triumph TR7 V8 – MOT and remedial works

In our workshops today we see the return of our 1981 Triumph TR7 V8 for it’s annual MOT and service.

Whilst in, we are looking to paint the front panel where a couple of stone chips and appeared.

Repairing a stone chip

We see the return of our 1981 Triumph Tr7 today. A small stone chip on the bonnet needs address. Unfortunately the entire front panel will need to be re-painted in Persian Aqua to blend in the tones.

 

1981 Triumph TR7 V8 – MOT and Service

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