> John Schroth wrote:
> > Advice needed on a Triumph Moral Dilemma:
> > I have a '76 Spit that I've been restoring/driving for 5 years. Looks
> > great, but the body is mostly mud. The motor is currently dis-assmebled
> > and in need of new connecting rods and bearings (from an unfortunate oil
> > presure problem). I also have a disassembled '77 spit that is my source of
> > parts.
> > I received a call yesterday from a friend who is offering an '80 TR7 conv.
> > with 10K orig. miles. The car has sat since around '84. Body is perfect,
> > but it needs a floor.
> > I only have room for one "project" car.
> > Should I:
> > A - pass on the TR7 and rebuild the Spit.
> > B - Sell off the Spit and all associated parts and take the TR7.
> > C - Complete the motor on the Spit and then sell it and all accoc. parts,
> > then take the TR7.
> > Any insight would be appreciated.
> Only 10K- grab it, scew the spit! (then do the V-8 conversion.) Stu
Hmm. Let's see -- the suggestion is to *screw* the Spit, but take in its place
which needs a new floor, and THEN put a new engine in the TR7. But the Spit
has a bad
body AND engine. Whoa -- I'm getting dizzy.
Actually, I don't like either alternative, but putting new rods and bearings
Spit ought to be easier than putting a new floor in the TR7. (By the way, is
really the only thing wrong with the 7?)
And is there a Door Number 3?