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ralph350i

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791 posts

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Well after just selling my bmw M5 i desided to buy the car that i remember most when i was younger and low and behold this car came up for sell, its a series 2 car which is a non runner, but has had the heads re-built and a new clutch, but the owner( a really nice guy called Ian) had given up, so it down to me to get to get this car back on the road, so i,ll start with replacing the starter motor which is shot and see where that take me.


Kind Regards

Edited by ralph350i on Wednesday 25th January 19:35

TvR Driver

500 posts

136 months

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Good Luck and you picked the best colour !!

ralph350i

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791 posts

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You know the car then????

400SE Dave

962 posts

58 months

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Welcome to the world of the Wedge. I know you will love it once you get it fettled. Really enjoyed mine since buying it in 2009

Have a look at this thread as it may provide the solution or at least part of it

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

Edited by 400SE Dave on Wednesday 25th January 21:03


Edited by 400SE Dave on Wednesday 25th January 21:04

Mike Brewer

407 posts

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Welcome good luck with the car.Looked a very nice car.Cheers Mike 350is2
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TvR Driver

500 posts

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Sorry no i dont know the car but mine is the same colour !

KelWedge

1,038 posts

72 months

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Welcome to a world of enjoyment (sometimes!)

Wedg1e

25,081 posts

152 months

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Should only take an hour or two to get that sorted (non-starting as I recall).

superwedge

962 posts

35 months

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hi there,superwedge here, very luck to get that car , great price. i still think that it was a bad earth on that car , maybe , good luck with it, keep us all up to date,how things are going type

Jack Valiant

1,531 posts

123 months

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Congrats on the car, same colour as mine! Hopefully you will keep us up to date on progress. Welcome to Wedgedom!

Chris

combine

3,110 posts

116 months

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M5 to wedge , interesting !

RCK974X

1,613 posts

36 months

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Thursday 26th January 2012 quote quote all
superwedge said:
hi there,superwedge here, very luck to get that car , great price. i still think that it was a bad earth on that car , maybe , good luck with it, keep us all up to date,how things are going type
After I bought my 280 it took months of fiddling to finally trace a whole stack of weird electrical behaviour down to a couple of dodgy earth points. Voila !! MUCH better after cleaning up and sorting out dodgy crimps and corroded eyelets...

Welcome to TVR madness.....

ralph350i

Original Poster:

791 posts

34 months

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Many thanks for the warm welcome guys, am sure i am gonna love this car and have found the thread the seller had made, so its a good start, just need to sort this starter motor as the guy in a local parts place quoted me £170.00 which i think is way over priced, so could anyone confirm that this is just a stock rover V8 starter please.

Kind Regards

Ralph

simonwedge

461 posts

67 months

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Yes, it's a standard Rover starter motor.

Desiato

685 posts

170 months

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Be careful, yes it is a stock Rover/Land Rover starter motor, but depending on your exhaust manifolds you may need the short bodied version. This carries the same part number as it's larger bodied sibling.
My last one came from my local Land Rover specialist and had been collecting dust on the shelf! Can't recall what it cost now.

superwedge

962 posts

35 months

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seems alot off money to me , i think i get my old re-work get some new inside;s ect,

ralph350i

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791 posts

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Many thanks for the replies guy thats very helpfull, hopefully i can sort one today and make a start, cheers

GV

2,133 posts

111 months

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There's a Landrover specialist that sells a Prestolite alternative much cheaper than some of those listed elsewhere - I've got one on my car it works really well. IMO don't by a stock part from another car as used by TVR from a TVR dealer unless you happy to part with much more money than you need to.

maston

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39 months

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Hi Ralph350i (glad to sell the tvr to a nice bloke too mate smile), it's Ian here mate. I'm pretty sure that the solenoid on the spare starter is ok so if you can swap that then fingers crosses and all that. I think I found out the problem albeit too late really but check the wires that go into the power resistor.
Appreciate everyone else's help but I checked all earths and all ok.
Good luck and do keep me informed mate.
Fingers crossed my 390 may ??? be ready this weekend smile

Ian

ralph350i

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Hi Ian
Many thanks and am starting work on the car tomorrow and as promissed i,ll be sending pictures and a video when i have her running and am sure at some piont in spring we could meet up and show me your 390.

Many thanks guys for the other comments, there much appreciated.

Regards


Ralph
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