About 10 years ago I helped a buddy try to resurrect a Stag with a bad
motor. ISTR the internal water pump's jackshaft and gears had gotten into a
fight and reduced each other to a fine metallic slush. We couldn't get the
heads off (!!!) and the crankbearings were toast anyway...
So he bought a 'long block' from some folks in the UK. We installed it
(What a bear) and it ran OK for about 500 miles, till the waterpump
jackshaft and gears ( these are new, mind you) were again reduced to a
silvery paste, which destroyed the crankbearings... Repeat as required...
These cars would seem to be excellent candidates for engine
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I am currently the owner of a TR6, but am contemplating the purchase of
a Stag as a second car (also how to break the idea of a second Triumph
to my wife!). What are the list's ownership experiences as far as Stags
are concerned? According to the VTR buyer's guide, the engine can be a
problem. What else?