Mike Donovan's TR3 with Ford V8(originally published in British V8 Newsletter, Volume 11 Issue 1.)
Owner: Mike Donovan
City: Sweetwater TN
Model: 1957 Triumph TR3
Engine: Ford 302
Conversion performed by: Owner, with help from friends.
|Engine:||Ford 302 from a 1978 Ford Granada. 1969 351 Windsor heads, ported and shaved.
Holley 600cfm carburetor on an Edelbrock Victor Jr. intake manifold. Intake was
modified by cutting out the bottom plate and installing an intake valley pan from
a 255ci V8. Dual-point Accel distributor. Dual remote oil filters.
|Cooling:||Custom 4-row brass radiator. Aftermarket electric fan in a puller configuration.
|Exhaust:||Custom 1-5/8" headers, Glass pack mufflers, and 4" side pipes.
|Transmission:||Ford C-4 automatic from a 1978 Ford Granada.
|Suspension:||Stock TR3. Front steering has been modified with a rack and pinion from a Suburu station wagon.
|Wheels/Tires:||15x5.5" Centerline's with 225/70-15 tires (front) and 15x8" Centerline's in rear with 295/50-15 tires (rear).
|Electrical:||Custom wiring harness by owner.
|Body:||Front air dam, rear fenders widened 3". Stock TR3.
|Comments:||I traded a motorcycle for the TR3. After driving the car a few miles, the
motor began to knock, so I parked it for 5-6 years. I decided that I would
like a hot-rod. The TR3 was just sitting out back, and a friend had a low
mileage Granada - a match made in heaven (with a little help).