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TUS 373

3,459 posts

166 months

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Tuesday 14th February 2006 quote quote all
Thanks. Problem looks like its going to be the width of the garage door aperture. I have a double garage that has 2 single doors rather than 1 large one. Friend with a C5 has been measuring up his car for me and it looks a really tight fit to get through the door. Need to do some more checks on things like height of the mirrors. In contrast, the Tuscan is a breeze to get in and out.

If a C5 is a no go, might have a think about another TVR or something else for that matter.

ScottBN3

33 posts

114 months

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Wednesday 15th February 2006 quote quote all
Just out of interest how wide are your garage doors? Mine is 7' with an angled approach - Elise gets in fine but not sure about a Tuscan.

Mustang Baz

1,518 posts

119 months

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Friday 24th February 2006 quote quote all
In the spirit of assistance -

www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&t=237690&r=2944983&hm=38660#2944983

contains a few more links and guidelines.

Mustang Baz

1,518 posts

119 months

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Friday 24th March 2006 quote quote all
Some observations on early ownership:

- handling; if the car feels overly "twitchy" or tramlines badly, then may be worth the investment for geometry to be checked out. This could lead to you purchasing Nitrons - more expense

- idling revs; I had quite a few issues with mine initially with v low revs/almost stalling, which was fixed through work on the throttle bodies.

- seals on the car; I found early on that mine needed replacement as rain soon found its way into the boot and drivers door seals. Replacement was app £120.

- internal fans; I think on several cars (may be all?), the drivers direct fans only ever pump out cold air, and the windscreen ones hot or cold. A classic TVR quirk.

- water temp/oil pressure sensors; a classic issue which befalls many of us with Sp6 engines. Water temp issue can lead to fans not kicking in and overheating.

- frost indicator; winter is now hopfully leaving us, but enjoy the constant beep from the pod when days fluctuate between 2-3c. Whenever the temp bridges these two figures, the pod emits a little beep which can get very annoying!!

oggs

8,606 posts

139 months

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Sunday 26th March 2006 quote quote all
Well this thread and others are gonna help me when I move across
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ChelseaTractor

761 posts

124 months

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Monday 10th April 2006 quote quote all
oggs said:
Well this thread and others are gonna help me when I move across


Gawon Dave, do it do it do it!!!!

oggs

8,606 posts

139 months

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Tuesday 11th April 2006 quote quote all
O/T Jon that pic on your profile..

I'll be trying to join your gang....

Mustang Baz

1,518 posts

119 months

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Saturday 20th May 2006 quote quote all
May be of assistance - Mk1 stats.

lockhart flawse

1,094 posts

120 months

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Monday 22nd May 2006 quote quote all
Hi Adam

Just been watching your dad on a YES dvd (35th anniversary tour) and enjoyed it a lot. I was a big fan in the 70s and getting back into it again now. No idea about Tuscans (Chimaeras are very easy to own and drive!) but thought I would say hi.

You or your Pa planning any gigs in North Yorks by any chance?

L.F.

spartacus

2,677 posts

155 months

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Sunday 3rd September 2006 quote quote all
S1X OK said:

My advice is suck it and see. What have you got to lose?
Like the Prodigy say "It's better to regret something you have done, than regret something you haven't"


Good advice, except think you will find it was not the Prodigy, but Orbital who said that!

adamwakeman

Original Poster:

32 posts

132 months

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Sunday 3rd September 2006 quote quote all
lockhart flawse said:
Hi Adam

Just been watching your dad on a YES dvd (35th anniversary tour) and enjoyed it a lot. I was a big fan in the 70s and getting back into it again now. No idea about Tuscans (Chimaeras are very easy to own and drive!) but thought I would say hi.

You or your Pa planning any gigs in North Yorks by any chance?

L.F.


hi ! nope, no plans at the moment. Going to Russia with him in November though! Just got back from a long tour with Mr Osbourne which was good. Start up again in January.

Was sad to the the tvr go in December, Id get another in a shot - Had a blast with my Chimaera.

Dad's touring with Jon Anderson soon and I'm sure he's up in York too.

adam x

honda-mini

8 posts

104 months

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Saturday 24th March 2007 quote quote all
hi... just tried to d/l the tuscan guide from carfurniture.com and its asking for a network password???

TSS

1,037 posts

153 months

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Thursday 5th April 2007 quote quote all
honda-mini said:
hi... just tried to d/l the tuscan guide from carfurniture.com and its asking for a network password???


It's www.carfurniture.co.uk Go straight to www.carfurniture.co.uk/TVR%20Tuscan%20Buying%20Checklist.htm

If you still have problems email me through my profile and I'll send you a copy.

TSS

tuscaneer

3,768 posts

110 months

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Tuesday 17th July 2007 quote quote all
for what its worth mate here`s my 2pence worth.had a chim on the x reg.great car/couple of niggles.then changed it for a tuscan 02 plate.hairy but devastatingly fast and fantastic although more minor problems than the chim.changed that for a brand new tuscan s(2005) and quite frankly it was aload of boocks . spent more time in the shop than on the road.must have had oil/fuel leaks repaired 7 or 8 times and to cap it all off a goosed clutch after 4500 miles(not trak driven or even ragged).overall a big letdown.felt like it had been sellotaped together.maybe it was bad luck because the mk1 on reflection seemed every bit as quick and much better put together all round.sad to say it but this last car successfuly put me off the marque for life.

James_Surridge

34 posts

84 months

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Monday 8th October 2007 quote quote all
So do Tuscan "s" come in the same colours as normal Tuscans?? What exactly are the differences?? I know about the front and rear spoilers, what else??

BigJL

560 posts

86 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2007 quote quote all
Hi James,

Yes, all Tuscans come in the same colours regardless of model. The rear light layout is different on the S and there's the front and rear spoilers. Also the S produces more power (I think it's about 20-30 bhp extra) and there's a few more engine tweaks.

Just have a browse through the Tuscan forum and you'll find all the info you need.

Cheers,
J

CANDYMAN666

1 posts

83 months

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Monday 15th October 2007 quote quote all
TSS said:
Adam,

I produce a Tuscan Buying check list. Email me through my profile and I can send you a copy. It covers just about all (I think) the common problems you need to look for on a 2nd hand Tuscan and quite a few less common ones as well!
Hi is there any chance you could forward me a copy of your Tuscan buyers check list please. My E Mail address is simon.forsdyke@tiscali.co.uk.

Regards Simon

BigJL

560 posts

86 months

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Monday 15th October 2007 quote quote all
Candyman, You Have Mail.

James_Surridge

34 posts

84 months

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Friday 19th October 2007 quote quote all
Can someone please tell me why this has not been "snapped up"?? Surely it ticks all the right boxes??

When I get my Tuscan in the near future surely this is a steal??


James_Surridge

34 posts

84 months

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Sunday 11th November 2007 quote quote all
AGAIN, Give me reason to not snap this up

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/288641.htm
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