Mike Puke's Triumph 2500TC Mk2 with Rover 3500 V8 Engineas published in BritishV8 Magazine, Volume XVI Issue 2, October 2008
Owner: Mike Puke
City: Dunedin, New Zealand
Model: 1977 Triumph 2500TC Saloon Mk2
Engine: Rover 3500 V8
|Engine:||Rover 3500cc aluminum V8 with Edelbrock intake manifold and Holley 390 carburetor.
Electronic ignition. Electric fuel pump. Lucas alternator.
|Exhaust:||twin 2" exhaust system.
|Cooling:||twin electric fans.
|Transmission:||original Borg Warner Type 65 three speed automatic transmission,
(utilizing original shifter and driveshaft).
|Suspension:||(note: these cars came stock with four wheel independent suspension.)
The McPherson-strut front suspension is stock except for heavy duty springs.
The rear suspension is stock except with gas shock absorbers.
|Rear End:||Holden 3.08 in modified original axle housing, with Datsun 180B half shafts.
|Brakes:||original (servo assisted, with discs in front and drums in rear.)
|Wheels/Tires:||14x6 Performance aluminum 8-spoke wheels with Bridgestone 185 tires.
|Interior:||Triumph "2500 PI" dashboard and gauges (speedometer, tachometer, fuel level,
coolant temperture, oil pressure and volts. Note: the "PI" was the premium
version of the 2500, which featured fuel injection as well as a different
instrumentation package, apparently.)
|Completed:||in 1991 by a previous owner.
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Notice the custom "3500 V8" grille badge.
The custom "3500 Mk2" model designation badge is a very nice touch!