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TR250 [TR5 / TR250] (Sal Vespertino) -» Login to contact this user!
Updated: 22-12-2008 at 08:12
Factory aluminum surrey top assembly (3 photos)
Lucas foglamps (2 photos)
Upgrades (4 photos)
TR250 exterior photos (4 photos)
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The car has gone thru a ten year long restoration that included new floors, inner and outer rockers, and new trunk pan. The chassis was well preserved thanks to a regular supply of oily mist. A bare metal respray of it's original color and let's not forget the unmistakable bonnet stripes. The interior needed attention as well with a new dashboard, Moto Lita wooden rim steering wheel, new wool carpets, and completely refurbished seats. The surrey top assembly is a factory aluminum unit including the metal center section. In my opinion a British sport car is not complete without wire wheels. They are 72 spokes chrome shod with 205-70-15 Pirelli's. The rear drums are now finned aluminum easily adapted from a Datsun 280. Under the bonnet lurks an Eaton supercharger M62 3rd generation fed by a huge SU HD8 and a stainless steel header. I fabricated all the parts I needed to do the installation and tried them on my spare motor for fit. My skills as a machinist allowed me to accomplish that endeavor, and I have since produced and sold many Kits that enable other TR owners to do the same on their TR6's and TR250's although a 6's cylinder head is better suited for that modification due to it's lower CR. Now if I can ever get those Lucas Foglamps on I should be done...Yeah right.
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