Now ready for paint this Mark I Triumph Stag will get a respray in it’s original white color. Only 2,871 of these cars were to be sold in the United States between 1970 and 1977, this being the fourth that we have had in the shop.
Originally brown this Stag came to us in red. The engine is in assembly and will soon be returning to the engine bay. Over the seven years of production the Triumph Stag was available in 25 different colors. Everyone agrees that brown looks great on this one.
We have had the DynoJet for just shy of a year now and by the end of the year it will have seen a fair share of interesting makes and models. The DynoJet is great for much more than just finding out how much power or torque a car makes. You can analyze the fuel to air mixture, ignition condition, finding leaks, engine break-in, and even aero dynamic effects on gearing.
The 1974 Triumph TR6 project is coming along. The last major battle for this car is creating the throttle linkage system for the triple SU carburetors. The larger than standard wheels and tires look to fill the wheel wells perfectly.
It is a great day when an owner wants not one but two V8 Triumph Stags restored. After getting the white car running we will spend the rest of the day seeing if the red car will run so that we can assess the condition of all the systems before we tear them down.
It was exciting to have a Triumph Stag in the shop. Even surprising to other owners who have called up inquiring about having us work on one and hearing that we had one here. This car hasn’t been running for an extended time and fought back stubbornly with more problems after each repair. The Stag has such a great sound from its rare Triumph V8 that I hate to see it leave.