In a message dated 7/12/00 4:09:41 PM, RBHouston@aol.com writes:
<<Good deal, it's gotta be worth at least three times the price <G>. Didn't
the Stag have some serious (and expensive to repair) head or cam problems in
Actually , it's the GT6 or TR6 engine I believe in most of them. I rebuilt
and earlier version, a Triumph 2000 once.
The Stag had a 2998 cc V8 putting out 145 bhp, not the workhorse 6 from the
GT6 or TR6. My Encyclopedia of Classic Cars, states as follows:
"Overheating was the initial snag, usually triggered by a blocked
radiator which was sensitive to silting (in the service schedule Triumph
omitted to mention the nead for a yearly coolant flush and new antifreeze).
A blown head gasket usually followed and, at the same time, the thinned-out,
overheated oil that resulted from a boil-up did little to protect crank
bearings. A worn timing chain on a neglected engine also gave trouble: left
too long, the chain would wreck the valve gear. Initial sales were healthy
but, as word got around about the engine, it bombed" ...... "These days,
specialists seem to have the Stag's engine probles licked. Now with uprated
radiators, hardened cranks and regular 3000 mile oil changes, the engines can
have a long life."