Joseph Moticker's 1960 Triumph TR3 with Ford Mustang 302 EngineOwner: Joseph Moticker
BritishV8 UserID: josephm
City: Dania Beach, Florida
Model: 1960 Triumph TR3
Engine: Ford 302cid V8
Conversion by: owner.
|Engine:||1988 Ford Mustang (302cid) V8 engine.
Stock cylinder heads.
Edelbrock intake manifold.
MSD6AL capacitive discharge ignition.
MSD Blaster 2 ignition coil.
Ford Racing spark plug wires.
Cobra style aluminum air cleaner and valve covers.
|Cooling:||Speedway Motors aluminum radiator.
|Exhaust:||Sunbeam Tiger cast iron manifolds.
Ford flywheel, pressure plate, and clutch.
Wilwood master cylinder.
Wilwood slave cylinder.
|Rear End:||Ford 8.8" housing, narrowed.
Ford Traction-Lok limited slip differential.
4.1:1 final drive ratio.
Billet axles, with 4x4.5" lug pattern.
|Front Suspension:||Brit Bits steering rack.
Heavy duty springs.
KONI shock absorbers.
|Rear Suspension:||stock Triumph leafsprings with extra mid leaf added.
Stock Triumph shock absorbers.
|Brakes:||(master) Wilwood master cylinder with remotely mounted reservoir.
(front) Toyota calipers and rotors.
(rear) Wilwood calipers and rotors.
|Wheels/Tires:||Diamond Racing "Pro-Street" steel wheels.
Fuzion 205/70R15 tires.
|Chassis & Body:||replaced stock front and transmission crossmembers with
custom fabricated chrome-moly tubular crossmembers.
Set firewall back approximately two inches.
Custom motor mounts (based on Speedway Motors kit.)
Clutch and brake pedals shifted over approximately 1.5".
Grant GT steering wheel.
Custom seats (hand rolled aluminum, covered in vinyl by a local upholsterer.)
Four point safety harnesses.
Custom roll hoop by AC Car Craft in Oakland Park, Florida.
Flared rear fenders approximately one inch.
All exterior trim powder-coated black.
|Electrical:||AC Delco battery.
Advance Auto Wire harness.
Auto Meter "Classic" instruments.
|Fuel system:||8.5 gallon custom fuel tank.
Electric fuel pump mounted in trunk.
|Completed:||October 2013. Driven 350 miles since conversion, as of March 2014.
|Comments:||Goes like hell - great fun to drive - and a great cruiser!
1988 Ford Mustang (302cid) V8 engine.
Wilwood brake and clutch master cylinders with remotely mounted reservoirs.
Edelbrock intake manifold. Holley carburetor.
Grant GT steering wheel. Auto Meter "Classic" instruments.
Custom roll hoop by AC Car Craft in Oakland Park could cause quite a headache.
Headrests and padding on roll hoop tubes would improve this installation.
Custom fabricated aluminum seats were upholstered in vinyl by a local trim shop. Safety harnesses
look racey. Note: safety harnesses should be used with anti-submarine straps to better prevent injury
injury in the event of a collision. For the same reason, racing organizations (e.g. SCCA) also require
that shoulder straps must not angle downward more than 30 degrees from horizontal to their mounts.
Diamond Racing "Pro-Street" steel wheels. Fuzion 205/70R15 tires.
Nearly all of the exterior trim pieces have been powder-coated black.
TR3 production started in 1955. However, this example's wide front grille and exterior
door handles differentiate it as a "TR3A". These upgrades phased-in in 1957.
More subtle design changes such as bolted-on windscreens, raised sections under bonnet
and boot hinges and also under door handles, and a redesigned rear floor came in 1959.
Total TR3A production: 58,236.
Rear fenders have been flared out approximately one inch for tire clearance.
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