Mike Puke's Triumph 2500 with Rover 3500 V8 Engine

Mike Puke's Triumph 2500TC Mk2 with Rover 3500 V8 Engine

as 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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Rover 3500cc aluminum V8

Edelbrock intake manifold and Holley 390 carburetor

McPherson-strut front suspension

Triumph 2500PI dashboard and gauges

instrumentation package

custom grille badge
Notice the custom "3500 V8" grille badge.

14x6 Performance aluminum 8-spoke wheels

Kenwood speakers

custom rear badge
The custom "3500 Mk2" model designation badge is a very nice touch!

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