Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 01:14:32 +0100
From: Leroy Curtis <>
Subject: Re: Engine Developement History

In article <CwUZ2.1369$>, Eric Law <> writes >Douglas, >When the 99 was introduced (1968?), it had a 1.7-liter Triumph motor - same >motor as in the TR-7 (and some other Triumph models, I think). At some >point, I think during the 1970 model run, they switched to a 1.85-liter >variant of the same motor. This motor had a lot of problems, especially >related to the cylinder head. > In fact, Saab used the 1709 cc version of this engine before it was ever fitted to any Triumph. The Dolomite, introduced around 1971, was the first Triumph to use the engine, and it was initially as 1854 cc. It was enlarged to 1998 cc for the later Dolomite Sprint (16-valve head) and TR7. So Triumph never used their own engine in its original form. <Snip> -- Regards Leroy Curtis Please replace "nospam" with "baram" in my address if you wish to reply by Email

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