really not alot you could do. The TR7 was the car that killed Triumph's automotive efforts. If it had more subdued styling, the 16 valve Dolomite head, and wasn't built by a bunch of borderline communists then then it would've been a a decent car. Like any British car of the era, you need to make it reliable before you messing about with it.Like someone else mentioned, electronic ignition would be a good idea, Make sure the car is structurally sound, these cars tend to rust quite a bit. As far as the engine goes, there's not much you can really do. Concessions were made with engine when the car was designed. Originally it was supposed to use Dolomite's engine, but because of the shape of car and other circumstances, the bigger DOHC head wouldn't fit under the bonnet so they had to use the less powerful and less efficient 8 valve head. Fuel mileage isn't going to stellar no matter what you do. For handling you can get some lightweight panasport wheels,along with some modern performance tires, Koni shocks, polyurethane bushings, and maybe some stiffer springs.
do not do it! sturdy TR7's are starting to be v. uncommon now exceedingly the gentle tops. it is going to likely be greater useful in each and every way than the Hillman different than for human beings donning means. Minxes have been by no means comprehend to be sturdy vehicles - frequently happening at suited. The storage desires to change because of the fact they comprehend how lots they are able to make on the Triumph, and how confusing this is being to promote the Minx.
nothing much you can do they were a lemon, even the bodies warped and in the bad cases one of the wheels didn't touch the ground, bet if you measure the wheel arches to the ground they are all different, shame really the TR4,5,6, were great cars