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v8ndy

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Hi all, work has started!It began with the engine oil light that stayed on when starting up for the first time after being in the garage for the winter,
So its a full fat milk upgrade on everything! starting with a body off
Engine out and a good chance to try out the new engine to see where to cut

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Edited by v8ndy on Wednesday 2nd June 11:19

markreilly

795 posts

56 months

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Do you mind me asking did this Chimaera pass through either West country Bentley/TVR's hands in Exeter at some stage in its life,if so i nearly bought it.
do you have some pics you could post up particulary a nice shot of your dash board
thanks

v8ndy

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markreilly said:
Do you mind me asking did this Chimaera pass through either West country Bentley/TVR's hands in Exeter at some stage in its life,if so i nearly bought it.
do you have some pics you could post up particulary a nice shot of your dash board
thanks
Hmmm not sure, I`ll have a butchers through its history, the dash is out at the mo but i post some more pics

peaktorque

1,724 posts

95 months

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yikes

That's a tight fit!

Jag V8?

More Steam

676 posts

74 months

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peaktorque said:
yikes

That's a tight fit!

Jag V8?
Supercharged Ford by the looks of it. Please keep the pics coming. This could be very interesting.
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peaktorque

1,724 posts

95 months

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More Steam said:
peaktorque said:
yikes

That's a tight fit!

Jag V8?
Supercharged Ford by the looks of it. Please keep the pics coming. This could be very interesting.
I was thinking that the oil filler cap looks very Ford....................

The S/C didn't go un-noticed either smile

Intresting stuff thumbup

deeen

4,351 posts

129 months

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Wednesday 2nd June 2010 quote quote all
Ah, I wondered where my old Chim went!

Yes Markreilly I bought it from Exeter.

Good luck with the work, good to know it will still be getting faster!

P.S Can I have my CD back? I left it in the autochanger (5 years ago) silly

v8ndy

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P.S Can I have my CD back? I left it in the autochanger (5 years ago)
silly
[/quote]Would that be the kylie`s greatest hits CD laughlaugh
Its a Modular Mustang SVT Cobra engine, Dimension wise its not far from the TVR unit in height and length,
even width of the engine block except for the heads as you can see


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Edited by v8ndy on Wednesday 2nd June 21:51

deeen

4,351 posts

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Kyle? Not unless he was playing for AC/DC... Also some Status Quo, and Slade's Greatest Hits, I think? music

v8ndy

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v8ndy

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Chassis removed from the body with not to much difficulty except that you always forget to
undo that one bolt! But this bolt was in the shape of the fuel hoseeek Its amazing how far you
can stretch with one finger in a gushing fuel pipe and the other fiddling for something to stick in itbiglaugh

v8ndy

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148 posts

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An hour cleaning and the chassis ain`t that badsmile: just the usual road rash but not bad after 10years

v8ndy

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Say hello to ma little friend (in a Al Pacino stylee) the grinder!!smokin
The top rails have been lowered to allow for the exhaust manifolds and relocate the mounting points for the top
arms

v8ndy

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v8ndy

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v8ndy

Original Poster:

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markreilly said:
Do you mind me asking did this Chimaera pass through either West country Bentley/TVR's hands in Exeter at some stage in its life,if so i nearly bought it.
do you have some pics you could post up particulary a nice shot of your dash board
thanks

best i can do fellasmile

MK INDY

207 posts

78 months

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Thursday 3rd June 2010 quote quote all
Very interesting project,keep the pictures coming.

neal1980

2,187 posts

123 months

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Thursday 3rd June 2010 quote quote all
Great work, really looking forward to following this one smile


markreilly

795 posts

56 months

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Sunday 6th June 2010 quote quote all
Thanks for the replys Guys.
I flew over from Ireland to buy that car but it had a badly stone chipped bonnet and i couldn't wait for it to be resprayed so i bought a blue Chimaera 450 which i later traded in for a silver 500 Chimaera 1998,previous owner lived by the coast.
its interesting to see the difference in condition,my silver 500 has just had a body off refurb. with new outriggers and the cam has gone at 42,000 miles.
The orange 500 has 83,000 miles on it if i can see correctly and no new outriggers by the looks of it.what is the engine like now ?
Fell in love with the orange dials and stainless steel dash so quess what is going into my silver 500 as we speak......


deeen

4,351 posts

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Sunday 6th June 2010 quote quote all
Hi Mark, yes I bought it instead of you, then put 30,000 miles on it in 4 years, so it hasn't done much in the last few years. Yes I replaced the cam in the first year, but never touched the chassis, so not too bad, considering. Hope the OP makes a really nice, fast car out of this... so pleased to see the car taking a step forward! Maybe orange is the new black...

Cheers, Dean
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