It’s my hope with this page to illustrate all the different dash clusters that were shipped with the TR7/TR8 during it’s production run. Use the key below to understand what informational light is assigned to which number.
Here is a very early 1975 dashboard with a couple of unique features. The Tachometer has a 6000 rpm redline and the volt meter has a green zone.
This dash is a 1981 Canadian TR7 dashboard. km/h speedometers did not have any MPH data written on them, so I guess Canadian guests to the US were expected to guess :). This model year had several major changes – both the clock and the speedometer have a push button coming out of the face. All other gages have a pictorial diagram on them explaining their function. A battery on the volts gauge, a picture of a fuel pump on the fuel gauge and a thermostat picture on the temperature gauge. The information display down the center has also been changed from words to icons.
Chassis Number: TCT100307UF Original Color: Platinum Silver. This is a really nice color!
I have always liked the look of the convertible TR7, the coupe.. well, let’s just say I didn’t. Anyhow, I had the opportunity to get this TR7 because the engine blew oil (probably worn rings). The body is in remarkable shape for a series of cars known for rust problems. It has spent most of it’s life down in California which means no body rust. However, all the rubber is shot. (easier to replace rubber than metal). I have several plans for this car. First of all, I am replacing the engine with a rover V8 w/ fuel injection supplied by Ted at TSI. I purchased a “TR8 Conversion Kit” from S&S Preparations in the UK. Very nice guys to deal with and the kit is very comprehensive. I have also purchased a complete interior trim kit from Rimmerbros, blue leather and a blue mohair top and boot cover. While the car is all stripped down and I’ve always wanted to do this… I am going to convert the car to RHD. I purchased all the necessary components to do this from Robsport in the UK. The transmission I plan on using is from Triumph Rover Spares, their Toyota Supra conversion. The rear end will be changed to have a much better rear axle ratio. I’m thinking of installing a modified ford rear end.
Here are some photos of the car made by the previous owner, he had a golf course in is front yard!