Gary Stanfield's 1972 Triumph Stag / Rover 3.9L V8 Conversionas published in BritishV8 Magazine, Volume XIX Issue I, December 2011
Owner: Gary Stanfield
City: Staffordshire England
Model: 1972 Triumph Stag
Engine: Rover 3.9L (EFI)
Conversion performed by: owner
Features and Specifications
|Engine:||Rover 3.9L with 14CUX (1992 hot-wire type) electronic fuel injection.
Viper Cyclone camshaft.
|Cooling:||Volvo 740 crossflow aluminum radiator.
Saab 900 two-speed electric fan.
|Exhaust:||Phoenix tubular manifold.
2" custom dual exhaust.
|Transmission:||Rover LT77 5-speed.
|Rear End:||BMW 3.09:1 gears and open differential.
|Front Suspension:||lowered Triumph 2000 crossmember and steering rack.
1.5" lowered springs.
|Rear Suspension:||BMW 325i E30 transplant.
|Brakes:||(master) BMW E30 servo,
(front) Wilwood four-pot calipers and vented rotors,
(rear) BMW calipers and solid rotors.
|Wheels/Tires:||BMW Mini 17" aluminum wheels. 205/50/R17 (front) and 215/50/R17 (rear) tires.
|Body Mods:||bumpers removed.
Front and rear fenders (a.k.a. "wings") replaced.
Chrome trim shaved.
Body seams filled.
|Electrical:||stock, except 14CUX engine electrical controls.
|Completed:||March 2009. Driven 4500 miles so far, as of July 2011.
Rover 3.9L with 14CUX (1992 hot-wire type) electronic fuel injection.
Volvo 740 crossflow aluminum radiator. Saab 900 two-speed electric fan.
Phoenix tubular manifolds.
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The before picture.
Installing new rear fenders on a Triumph Stag.
After carefully smoothing the fenders, Gary left original chrome side trim off.
New front fenders on a Triumph Stag.
Suspension and Brakes
Wilwood four-pot calipers and vented rotors.
Lowered front springs plus modern wheels and tires give this Stag its aggressive stance.
BMW Mini 17" aluminum wheels.
205/50/R17 (front) and 215/50/R17 (rear) tires.
The photos shown here are were taken by Gary Stanfield for exclusive use by BritishV8 Magazine.
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