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G1ABB

Original Poster:

774 posts

106 months

Friday 24th April 2009
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A quick update for those of you who have taken an interest so far.

Project is still going ahead and the work will be carried out in Blackpool. Project has moved from something along the lines of a semi replica look-a-like project, to a complete rebuild of the original car. This follows the discovery of all the items I didn't previously have which have now become available - and we are talking all original parts. I still don't have the engine, but based on progress so far even that may also be possible! We shall see!

The most important thing at this point is to say a huge thankyou to Richard Thorpe who has sacrificed a considerable amount of time to ensure that we end up with another speed 12 on the road. If your considering a TVR project or race car/LS conversion then Richard is the man to see, providing of course that he can fit you in. His place is packed full of work at the moment. Top bloke, excellent project manager and general TVR guru.

Anyhow, this project will take a considerable period of time to complete and if your interested I'll post something up at key stages.


Don1

11,693 posts

110 months

Friday 24th April 2009
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bow

If I win the Euro Millions...

shapeshifter

1,181 posts

124 months

Friday 24th April 2009
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Post some pics, love to have a look.

Grodecki

197 posts

86 months

Saturday 25th April 2009
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I do hope you manage to get an engine. Anything else in there just wouldn't be the same. How many Speed 12 running engines were made? 4 or 5? Or was it more?

dhf

1,103 posts

96 months

Sunday 26th April 2009
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looking forward to the coming instalments..
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mikeinsheffield

1,029 posts

87 months

Sunday 10th May 2009
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Graham, keep the instalments coming, I'm really interested to see how this progresses.

I saw your Cerb at Chatsworth (looked lovely) but unfortunaly you weren't with it so I couldn't say "hello"

Perhaps we should put our PH names on the cars on the day??

stainless_steve

5,858 posts

160 months

Wednesday 13th May 2009
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thumbup Nice one Graham,good luck with it bow

VerySideways

9,473 posts

174 months

Thursday 14th May 2009
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earsbounce

G1ABB

Original Poster:

774 posts

106 months

Sunday 17th May 2009
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dhf

1,103 posts

96 months

Sunday 17th May 2009
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Anything under the bonnet yet ?

G1ABB

Original Poster:

774 posts

106 months

Sunday 17th May 2009
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Grodecki said:
I do hope you manage to get an engine. Anything else in there just wouldn't be the same. How many Speed 12 running engines were made? 4 or 5? Or was it more?
Three to my knowledge, but unfortunately, there is so much crap written about the S12 and it's variants that it is difficult to see the wood for the trees.

G1ABB

Original Poster:

774 posts

106 months

Sunday 17th May 2009
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dhf said:
Anything under the bonnet yet ?
The picture is a very crude effort between me, Stainless Steve and Jagdpanther knocked together about a year ago. The rebuild is due to start anytime soon, so it will be some time before I have anything more interesting to report.





HPRulz

30 posts

84 months

Sunday 17th May 2009
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well I know I made 6 pairs of heads and John Ravenscroft blew up 2 lefthand ones spin

Seasider

12,727 posts

151 months

Sunday 17th May 2009
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HPRulz said:
well I know I made 6 pairs of heads and John Ravenscroft blew up 2 lefthand ones spin
Blimey !!!

Down south as well biggrin

Gazboy

51,751 posts

153 months

Monday 18th May 2009
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This sounds fantastic.

If you cannot get a SP12 engine what would be the plan for a power plant? Would mating two SP6's to a custom bottom end & casing be out of the question?

Erich Stahler

2,738 posts

172 months

Monday 18th May 2009
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G1ABB said:
Wish you hadn't posted that picture, makes the normal Cerb look like a wimp next to a body builder now!

dhf

1,103 posts

96 months

Monday 18th May 2009
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what chassis is it going to sit on,straight cerbera or modified or one off ?

HRG

63,609 posts

141 months

Monday 18th May 2009
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Jesus, that looks like it's made of pure evil thumbup

dirty boy

13,886 posts

111 months

Monday 18th May 2009
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If you've got time G1AAB, it'd be nice for you to give us a run down of what you have parts wise etc, and what the 'general' plan of attack is.

If you wouldn't mind?

G1ABB

Original Poster:

774 posts

106 months

Monday 18th May 2009
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dhf said:
what chassis is it going to sit on,straight cerbera or modified or one off ?
Original chassis - so to speak.