A Guide to Racing Your Triumph TR7V8
 (or TR7 or TR8)

A comprehensive 88 page performance tuning guide for the TR7V8
 

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Contents of the book
(errors and omissions excepted)

1	Introduction
2	The Rover V8 engine
2.1	General
2.2	Engine variants
2.3	Order of play	
2.4	My engine philosophy
2.5	Choosing an engine shop
2.6	Block
2.7	How big can you go?
2.8	Cylinder head
2.9	Valves and springs
2.10	Cylinder head gaskets
2.11	Cylinder head bolts / studs
2.12	Camshaft
2.13	Cam chain and sprockets
2.14	Lifters and pushrods
2.15	Rocker gear
2.16	Connecting rods
2.17	Pistons
2.18	Crank
2.19	Bolts
2.20	Crank case vents
2.21	Engine mountings
2.22	Related web sites
3	Front cover and oil system
3.1	General
3.2	Cover types
3.3	Oil pump
3.4	Front pulley assembly
3.5	Oil pressure relief valve
3.6	Sump (oil pan)
3.7	Oil surge
3.8	Baffled sump
3.9	Winged sump
3.10	Oil accumulator
3.11	Dry sump
3.12	Engine oil
3.13	Related web sites
4	Ignition and engine management
4.1	General
4.2	Distributor
4.3	Mapped ignition
4.4	Engine management
4.5	Mapping
4.6	Rev limiters
4.7	Spark plugs
4.8	Coil and leads
4.9	Related web sites
5	Induction and fuel supply
5.1	General
5.2	SUs and Strombergs
5.3	Weber and Dellorto sidedraughts
5.4	Weber and Dellorto downdrafts
5.5	Four-barrel downdraught carburetors
5.6	Four-barrel manifolds
5.7	Four-barrel injection
5.8	Flapper and Hotwire injection
5.9	Twin plenum injection system
5.10	Cold air feed
5.11	Fuel pump
5.12	Fuel tank
5.13	Lift pump and swirl pot (tank)
5.14	Fuel pipe and hose
5.15	Forced induction
5.16	Nitrous Oxide (N2O) injection
5.17	Bore wash
5.18	Beware of Group A and other specials
5.19	Related web sites
6	Cooling
6.1	General
6.2	Radiator
6.3	Header tank and plumbing
6.4	Water pump
6.5	Thermostat
6.6	Coolant
6.7	Oil cooler
6.8	Related web sites
7	Clutch and flywheel
7.1	General
7.2	Flywheel
7.3	Clutch
7.4	Clutch release mechanism
8	Drivetrain
8.1	General
8.2	LT77 Gearbox
8.3	Gear Ratios
8.4	Other gearboxes
8.5	Gearbox oil
8.6	Axle oil
8.7	Propshaft
8.8	Rear axle
8.9	Axle ratio
8.10	Limited slip differentials (LSD)
8.11	Related web sites
9	Front suspension
9.1	General
9.2	Modifying the lower suspension arm
9.3	Adjustable spring platform
9.4	Compression struts
9.5	Front anti-roll bar (sway bar)
9.6	Strut top mounts
9.7	Strut brace
9.8	Camber, Caster, Tracking and all that stuff
9.9	More on tracking
9.10	Front hub and wheel bearings
10	Rear suspension
10.1	General
10.2	Radius arms
10.3	Shock absorbers
10.4	Single, double and three-way adjustable shock absorbers
10.5	Rear springs
10.6	Spring rates and effective spring rates
10.7	Body tub strengthening
10.8	Related web sites
11	Brakes
11.1	General
11.2	Weight Transfer
11.3	The standard braking system
11.4	Front brakes
11.5	Discs (rotors) and bells
11.6	Rear Brakes
11.7	Pedal travel
11.8	Choosing the correct master cylinder
11.9	Braking assistance
11.10	Issues surrounding dual circuit systems
11.11	Pressure reduction (proportioning) valve
11.12	Setting up the rear drum brakes on a TR7
11.13	Residual pressure valves
11.14	Hand Brake
11.15	Brake fluid
11.16	Pad and Shoe compound
11.17	Brake cooling
11.18	Brake pipes and hoses
11.19	Related web sites
12	Electrics and instrumentation
12.1	General
12.2	Primary circuits
12.3	Secondary circuits
12.4	Switches and wire
12.5	Relays
12.6	Fuse box
12.7	Labeling
12.8	Alternator
12.9	Starter motor
12.10	Instruments
12.11	Engine Management Systems
12.12	Further tips
12.13	Related Web sites
13	Bodywork and weight saving
13.1	General
13.2	Losing those kilos
13.3	Corner weights
13.4	Wheel arch extensions and spoilers
13.5	Undertray
13.6	Air dam and splitter
14	Wheels and tyres
14.1	General
14.2	Why fit larger diameter or wider wheels?
14.3	Understanding tyre sizes
14.4	Tyre temperatures and pressures
14.5	Tyre size vs. spring rate
14.6	Wheel studs
14.7	Offset
14.8	Centre bore
14.9	Steel vs. alloy wheels
14.10	After market alloy wheels
14.11	Recommendations
14.12	Buying second-hand wheels
14.13	What are 'Mags' ?
14.14	Wheel spacers
14.15	Tread patterns and grip
14.16	Tyre wear
14.17	Flat spots
14.18	A note concerning 'Road holding' and 'Handling'
14.19	Set-up
14.20	Wheel arch extensions
14.21	Related web sites
15	Safety
15.1	General
15.2	Personal safety
15.3	Vehicle safety
15.4	Related web sites
16	General hints and tips
17	Racers' woes
18	Bibliography, contacts and web links
19	About the author
!!! NB: does not cover the 4 cylinder TR7 engine !!!

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