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tunepipe911

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433 posts

37 months

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Saturday 19th November 2011 quote quote all
Hello

all you TVR and other car fanatics
I am a Belgian Tvr-fan, and about to buy myself a
1979 3000s convertible
my previous car was a 1971 Opel GT,but I wanted a change
a bit more fun and power
I hope I made the right choise??
are they many off this type left?
what are the good and bad points?

any reply is ok and helpfull

thanks

Slow M

2,086 posts

94 months

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Saturday 19th November 2011 quote quote all
Welcome!
Do it!
You'll never look back.

Best,
B.

Slow M

2,086 posts

94 months

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Sunday 20th November 2011 quote quote all
http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

Other than this, you're basically looking at an M.

Best,
B.

TVR_owner

3,349 posts

79 months

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Sunday 20th November 2011 quote quote all
tunepipe911 said:
Hello

all you TVR and other car fanatics
I am a Belgian Tvr-fan, and about to buy myself a
1979 3000s convertible
my previous car was a 1971 Opel GT,but I wanted a change
a bit more fun and power
I hope I made the right choise??
are they many off this type left?
what are the good and bad points?

any reply is ok and helpfull

thanks
Hello,
Good choice.
The car is a good convertible, possible to run without side screens and completely remove the rag top.

It will leak - its almost impossible to get the car water tight. Most owners I know accept that as proably the cars only "fault".

Side screens are difficult to get hold of, windscreen can be a pain if it needs replacing.

Enjoy smile



tunepipe911

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433 posts

37 months

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Sunday 20th November 2011 quote quote all
OK thanks,next week picking it up,then post pictures?
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oldgeebee

303 posts

44 months

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Sunday 20th November 2011 quote quote all
Hi there,
definitely a good choice! I am in the process of restoring my 1979 3000S which I have owned since 1980. I've got to the stage of stripping the chassis - see my blog (link is in the ongoing projects wiki).
I can confirm the above comments (windscreen and side screens on mine are both kaput) but would add that the Essex engine makes up for it and I was always impressed with the handling.
Posting pictures when you have it is mandatory!
Welcome to the club.
GB

TVR_owner

3,349 posts

79 months

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Sunday 20th November 2011 quote quote all
tunepipe911 said:
OK thanks,next week picking it up,then post pictures?
Is it the one from Steve Reid?

tunepipe911

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433 posts

37 months

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Sunday 20th November 2011 quote quote all
it is the one from Steve Reid,I think
he is kown here I supose,
first tought was a Wedge,but then I saw the 3000 s,and I knew this could be the car I wanted

TVR_owner

3,349 posts

79 months

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Sunday 20th November 2011 quote quote all
tunepipe911 said:
it is the one from Steve Reid,I think
he is kown here I supose,
first tought was a Wedge,but then I saw the 3000 s,and I knew this could be the car I wanted
Steve posts on here as thegamekeeper. Well known, well respected by most misunderstood by others. smile

pridaux

3,549 posts

37 months

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Wednesday 23rd November 2011 quote quote all
Great choice driving will be fun from start to finish cant understand how they become available failing death or bankrupsy i would not part with mine fun fun fun crazy mad and querky but must be one of the best recipies that ever came out of blackpool.
looks 10 years older than it is and drives great the engine is great fun and noise great only had mine 4 months but love it to bits.
really enjoy it well done

Gnasher

105 posts

149 months

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Thursday 24th November 2011 quote quote all
I bought my S in 02, rebuilt it & then hillclimbed it for a couple of years.
I did sell it to buy a Griff, but missed it so much I bought it back 2 years later.

It now has chassis by Adrian Venn, engine by John Wade, T5 'box, AP brakes Toyo 888's and is FUN!

It gets to 9 or 10 hillclimbs & sprints a year all over the country, driven to & from events.

Good cars.

SteveD


tunepipe911

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433 posts

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Thursday 24th November 2011 quote quote all
my mind is made up now ,when you see one driving on sunday then you will
know why

Gnasher

105 posts

149 months

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Thursday 24th November 2011 quote quote all
Hi If you are picking it up from Steve Reid on Sunday, are you taking it back on the ferry from Hull?

I live about 8 miles from Hull, and you will be almost passing my house. You are welcome to call & have a look at my car if you have the time.

SteveD

tunepipe911

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433 posts

37 months

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Friday 25th November 2011 quote quote all
sorry ,won't be passing Hull,we are taking chunnel hoping to save some time
thanks for the offer!!

tunepipe911

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433 posts

37 months

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Sunday 4th December 2011 quote quote all
car is now in Belgium,it drives really well,will try to do some restauration over the winter,stainless
exhaust,interiorparts,enginefilters,sparkplugs,
carpets and minor stuff,can they be made new or any other suggestions?
thanks

Slow M

2,086 posts

94 months

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Sunday 4th December 2011 quote quote all
You're obligated to post pictures.

Best,
B.

tunepipe911

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433 posts

37 months

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Sunday 4th December 2011 quote quote all
I tryed posting pictures,so far no luck
they are now on webshots.com under
membername tunepipe911
more will follow,
I am now up restoring frontwindowframe,dicovered some rusty places,will consider to build a new frame and be happy for a number off years
it does not seem to be the most simple piece to reconstruct,but it is a challenge trying to build a new and better one,have been able to get frontwindow out without breaking!!
next step is metalsheetworking and bendingjob trying to fit the window perfect again,
more pictures to follow while job in progress

thegamekeeper

2,268 posts

170 months

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Monday 5th December 2011 quote quote all


You would be surprised how heavy these cars are, took 3 of us to lift it onto the pickup!!

Rudy, I had just done oil change and filter, plugs, leads, new antifreeze, valve clearances etc. Drivers side footwell carpet in boot but unfortunatly not the heater box, I think in your excitement of the test drive and finally getting it on your truck I think we forgot to put in it your cab. I,ll keep it safe for you. Glad you got back with car OK and hope you enjoy it (when the weather improves).


sTeVeR

Edited by thegamekeeper on Monday 5th December 12:40


Edited by thegamekeeper on Monday 5th December 12:41

Slow M

2,086 posts

94 months

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Monday 5th December 2011 quote quote all
Looking good! Nice Wolfies!

Best,
B.

tunepipe911

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433 posts

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Wednesday 14th December 2011 quote quote all
just put in a few pictures with update on windscreen,
had to post on webshots,can't seem to get them on this topic
think I have to resize pictures,
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