I would love to see some pictures of one or more of these convertions.
Are there any web based pictures of these that you know of, or some site
dedicated to these? That would be great!
(in the land of Bill....Gates or Clinton, take your pick)
From: Peter Harris (by way of Greg Gall <email@example.com>)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Monday, January 18, 1999 5:38 PM
Subject: Rover V8 in a Stag...
>I guess the thread is in danger of being lost in all this....BUT Rover V8
>Stag conversions are quite common here in Oz where the original engines
>have (as we tend to say over here) "dropped like flies"......
>One of the most significent problems seems to be sorting out an exhaust
>that works/fits/doesn't cost a million $..... oh yes, the oil filter is
>Greg Gall wrote:
>> As rich wrote:
>> > Oh that Triumph Stag idea sounds horrible. It comes with an
>> >single overhead Cam V-8 already ! A very cool engine, but not
>> Actually, this was an iron-block V8 with aluminum heads... (created by
>> doubling up a Triumph Dolomite/TR7 engine into two banks). This engine
>> notoriously bad - had double the problems of the TR7 engine! It was very
>> prone to overheating and warping the heads...
>> Actually, BL was considering the Buick/Rover 3.5L V8 during the stag's
>> development, and built several prototype cars with this engine.
>> BL decided to go with the doubled Dolomite engine in the end, as they had
>> already spent a lot of money in its development... It's kind of a
>> The Stag would have benefited in handling from the lighter Rover V8, and
>> certainly would have been easier to maintain!
>> I guess in retrospect, a Buick/Rover V8 conversion wouldn't be that out
>> place in the Stag...
>> Greg Gall, ENT., BSc. Physics
>> IT / Hardware Consultant
>> Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
>> email: firstname.lastname@example.org