The owner of this very tidy Triumph TR4A is in the process of preparing it for some light competition. Mainly sprints and hill climbs. We first had the car on the rolling road to fine tune a newly built engine. Following that we made an aluminium rear bulkhead, sealing off the cabin from the boot where the fuel tank resides and fitted a rear roll cage with harness bar. We carried out a spanner check and found the brake and clutch master cylinders were leaking so these were also replaced.
This Triumph TR4A has been stood in a garage for the last 20 years. We’ve been through the whole car and refurbished the mechanical parts like brakes and suspension. The engine was good but the carburettors were full of detritus. The whole fuel system was replaced and the carbs rebuilt. We converted the car to an alternator, electronic ignition and an electronic Facet fuel pump. The paint work has been machined polished and it has come out very well. Really happy to see another classic back on the road.
This Triumph TR4A was restored some 20 years ago and has been garaged ever since. It has survived very well but a lot of the rubber components have deteriorated and the fuel tank has rusted. The carbs required a rebuild and we also fitted a new fuel pump. The brakes and ignition system both needed some work to recommission. A new set of Continental tyres and it’s nearly ready for an MOT.