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johns tvr rebuild

johns tvr rebuild

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SILICONEKID340HP

13,554 posts

137 months

Saturday 26th May 2012
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haircutmike said:
John, good progress!

What's the autograss powered steering column?
Haircut ,you are getting very excited now laugh

haircutmike

13,634 posts

110 months

Saturday 26th May 2012
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Very, smile.

Engineer1949

Original Poster:

879 posts

50 months

Monday 28th May 2012
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had half a day on the car today, gloss painted the block, manifold and rear bearing carriers also etch primed the heads and primed them ready for gloss on wednesday, also removed the wiper motor and the housing it all runs in so ready to start cleaning up the body around the removed screen,


john

Engineer1949

Original Poster:

879 posts

50 months

Tuesday 29th May 2012
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just a couple of pics of the painted engine etc. the heads show the dark etch primer then the high build primer prior to top coat.


john








Engineer1949

Original Poster:

879 posts

50 months

Wednesday 30th May 2012
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got on well today removed the wiper motor and associated gear plus the housing there in, needle gunned the rear bearing housings the front stub axles and rear hubs all now primed ready for gloss, plus the diff which had been cleaned earlier.


john










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haircutmike

13,634 posts

110 months

Wednesday 30th May 2012
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John, where are the shiny new dampers, especially if you are to use it on the track?

SILICONEKID340HP

13,554 posts

137 months

Wednesday 30th May 2012
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Looking good ! but seems you are going wild with the paint brush ,Your motto is ,if it does not move paint it laugh




Engineer1949

Original Poster:

879 posts

50 months

Wednesday 30th May 2012
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Standard shocks are very good in my view never got on with adjustable you just end up continually playing, tvr produced a good handling car so as the shocks are nearly new just painting everything to the new colour scheme orange and black i do like something to look good as well as perform good terrible english.



John

Engineer1949

Original Poster:

879 posts

50 months

Friday 1st June 2012
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only got half a day today but got the heads, diff,shocks, front hubs and stub axles plus rear bearing housings all in gloss, also pushed in the new bushes as required to the suspension arms.

john




Engineer1949

Original Poster:

879 posts

50 months

Thursday 7th June 2012
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got back in the tvr mode today repainted the shocks black for better contrast with the orange springs plus got most of the masking of all the painted components, start the engine build tomorrow.


john

Jonny cobra

611 posts

118 months

Thursday 7th June 2012
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WOW i do like this thread ....

JC..

griffdude

1,211 posts

154 months

Friday 8th June 2012
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Hi John, if you don't want to shell out for new shocks (understandably), bilstein do a pretty good value referb service. I get mine done regularly as it makes a huge difference to the handling. My original shocks were 10 years old & were appalling before being rebuilt (only done 45k too).

Engineer1949

Original Poster:

879 posts

50 months

Friday 8th June 2012
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Cheers for that griffdude had considered that but they are relatively new so will give them a wirl i have got an old set so may be i will get them overhauled as spares.


John

Engineer1949

Original Poster:

879 posts

50 months

Friday 8th June 2012
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good day today got the rest of the painted components unmasked ready for assembly and made a good start on the motor rebuild, got the cam in then the crank, torqued up all spins lovely then assembled the piston conrod rings and installed them with there new shells so beginning to look like an engine again.

john













Grey Ghost

3,769 posts

126 months

Wednesday 13th June 2012
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Any more progress or has someone got you working on their boat currently ?

Engineer1949

Original Poster:

879 posts

50 months

Wednesday 13th June 2012
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got it in one but got at it today, got the heads on inlet manifold, flywheel etc. pus started polishing the shiny bits.


john




Warwick67

418 posts

120 months

Wednesday 13th June 2012
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Hats off, fantastic work beer

Incredible progress too, I rebuilt the engine on my 2500M and it took me about 4 months....

I need to rebuild the suspension on my Chimp, this is inspiring stuff bow

Grey Ghost

3,769 posts

126 months

Wednesday 13th June 2012
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Warwick67 said:
Hats off, fantastic work beer
^^^^^^^^

This, great thread with excellent piccies thumbup

pearly

235 posts

48 months

Wednesday 13th June 2012
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Fantastic stuff John, it must be your Broadland blood because obviously don't like sitting about just like me bounce, but I think it will be a while before I gain anything like your engineering knowledge read. You must have dismantled everything you touched as a child smash.
I'd love to come and see the car when its done also, I'm not far from you. thumbup

Engineer1949

Original Poster:

879 posts

50 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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Thanks for the amazing comments plus anyone is more than welcome to come over have a cuppa etc. just email the day before as work sometimes gets in the way.



John