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What's orange, very rare and might be seen v soon?

What's orange, very rare and might be seen v soon?

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DoctorD

Original Poster:

1,542 posts

178 months

Friday 24th December 2004
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Gazboy said:

DoctorD said:
Gagging order prevents us from saying anything, but there's no news to give really.



Seriously!!! I've just read both threads, and this just comes across as a complete piss-take! Hasn't the car been in the 'almost ready' stahe for about a year?
If you have a gagging contract, surely you also have a purchase contract stating that they will actually deliver the car within a specified time? How long have you been waiting since putting the deposit down? and is it refundable should you need/require it?


The reason for being tight-lipped is diminishing day by day, but I will leave it for Prime_Al to break the silence maybe sometime in January.

Quick answers to your questions though;

- Yes
- Yes, but...
- Yes and No
- More than 4 years
- Maybe, it's TVR after all.

Gazboy

51,807 posts

173 months

Friday 24th December 2004
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DoctorD said:

- Maybe, it's TVR after all.



Have a beer on me! I'd have told Nikoli (sp???) to poke it by now. You can't argue loyalty though (however questionable a rice rocketeer finds it).

Merry Christmas!

ccharlie6

773 posts

162 months

Tuesday 11th January 2005
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has the typhon/T400/T440 been taken on this hot weather testing that was talked about a while ago aswell?

gtaV6turbo

2 posts

151 months

Friday 4th March 2005
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sat in your orange machine in Blackpool before you got it. What a beast!! I ordered one straight away but still have not got a delivery date.

Smoke them porkers.

whitey

2,499 posts

206 months

Thursday 19th May 2005
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DoctorD said:

Gazboy said:


DoctorD said:
Gagging order prevents us from saying anything, but there's no news to give really.




Seriously!!! I've just read both threads, and this just comes across as a complete piss-take! Hasn't the car been in the 'almost ready' stahe for about a year?
If you have a gagging contract, surely you also have a purchase contract stating that they will actually deliver the car within a specified time? How long have you been waiting since putting the deposit down? and is it refundable should you need/require it?



The reason for being tight-lipped is diminishing day by day, but I will leave it for Prime_Al to break the silence maybe sometime in January.

Quick answers to your questions though;

- Yes
- Yes, but...
- Yes and No
- More than 4 years
- Maybe, it's TVR after all.



Any news??

cheers
Whitey
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DoctorD

Original Poster:

1,542 posts

178 months

Wednesday 17th October 2012
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I was just looking through some of our archives today for a feature we're doing on Lawrence Tomlinson, and I remembered back in 2003 when LNT owned road car #1, while ours was car #2 (but of course fully-supercharged and officially called a 'Typhon'). Then I remembered this post on PH and realised that the host we used for the images is no longer active.

So for posterity (and to save any more people contacting me to ask where they are), here are some of those original images taken at the 2004 Goodwood FoS when we showcased it in the Supercar Paddock - and got to drive it up the hill.

Ahh, happy days, until I remembered bl**dy Smolensky.. rolleyes









alphaone

927 posts

95 months

Wednesday 17th October 2012
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Sadly it wont allow me to view them, I get this message :

Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /wp-content/uploads/2012/10/TVR-Typhon-Supercharged-Goodwood-FoS-2004-G2.jpg on this server.

DoctorD

Original Poster:

1,542 posts

178 months

Wednesday 17th October 2012
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alphaone said:
Sadly it wont allow me to view them, I get this message :

Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /wp-content/uploads/2012/10/TVR-Typhon-Supercharged-Goodwood-FoS-2004-G2.jpg on this server.
Really? I can see the images fine. It looks like Haymarket have a redirect (or blacklist) on the PH server to block any links which originate from SkiddMark. I will re-post them later on from a different URL.. (assuming of course even this sentence is visible since it contains the dreaded S...word)

(Nice one PH)

alphaone

927 posts

95 months

Wednesday 17th October 2012
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Strange, I can see them now ?! Some great pics there, thanks for posting them.

DonkeyApple

27,247 posts

91 months

Wednesday 17th October 2012
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Fantastic to see some original pics. Thanks for putting them back up.

If it's any consolation after several years of sitting at Multipart after the company folded and two years slow work of refitting the drive train and ironing out basic niggles it is alive and well:


DoctorD

Original Poster:

1,542 posts

178 months

Thursday 18th October 2012
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DonkeyApple said:
Fantastic to see some original pics. Thanks for putting them back up.

If it's any consolation after several years of sitting at Multipart after the company folded and two years slow work of refitting the drive train and ironing out basic niggles it is alive and well:
Hey, that's excellent - I'm really pleased to see it's running. Did you retain the supercharger? And how about the sequential gearbox? We were having problems coping with the torque from it's 620bhp engine, which is one of the reasons it was still at the factory when Smolensky walked in and decided to keep it for himself.

I can't remember if I ever posted on PH at the time, but after agreeing a price of £83k (way back in '03) the young oligarch looked at the accounts and realised TVR were selling it too cheaply, so he decided £135k was more appropriate. Since we'd spent dozens of hours (during the previous 3 years) helping develop it, we told him to take a running leap.

It all ended rather ignominiously when we had to threaten legal action to recover some of our costs (including travelling to shows like Goodwood). Such a shame he screwed more than just us, but I'm glad to see Typhon#1 has survived the charade.. smile

DonkeyApple

27,247 posts

91 months

Thursday 18th October 2012
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Hi. I knew there had been a problem when NS took over and halted general production in order to resolve production issue and evaluate pricings.

The car was taken to their new premises where they tried to get the SC and sequential box working properly and used it as a test bed for his grand plan to develop the Typhoon.

When they finally collapsed it ended up at Multipart where it sat around for a few years before we managed to obtain it through Racing Green.

At that point the engine was out and a lot of the drivetrain was in crates.

The sequential box had been retained by the factory and they junked it in the end so it's gone.

We looked at Quaife's 6 speed sequential when we were deciding how to restore the car but because the car was to be used as a fast road car and transporting the family I decided to run with a conventional box. It's a heavy duty set up able to run 600 bhp.

We looked at the SC. that was very difficult as the car hadn't been able to dissapate the heat being generated. We spent time up at Blackpool talking with Chris R and Trevor C.

In the end we decided to re build the engine with a stronger bottom end able to cope again with 600 bhp and fit the new Racing Green FFF head and start off running it NA for a while. Over this winter we will be installing a VCT system which, once we have removed the SC piping that is still fitted and built bespoke intakes, should see us heading over 450 bhp with a 4 L engine.

At the same time we have fitted much more modern heat shielding through the trans tunnel and in the engine bay and installed a pair of new development fans from SPAL that are controlled by the ECU and Can run at 80 Amps, double the norm.

So, I've had it built to cope with the stresses and heat 600 bhp will produce and at some point in the future we will install the Quaife box and SC to put the car back where it was.

We've also had bespoke baby seats fitted in the rear. biggrin

I hope we've done it justice after all these years of languishing and the crap that you went through.


DoctorD

Original Poster:

1,542 posts

178 months

Thursday 18th October 2012
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That's brilliant news, as is often said, you're only ever a custodian of a car, rather than its owner.

p.s. actually those rear seats were specially designed to suit an 11-year old, and my (now 20 year old niece) was used as the model they were built around. I don't think she'd 'quite' fit anymore.. wink

mr shifty

245 posts

92 months

Friday 19th October 2012
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The images aren't showing because the host has chosen to prevent 'hotlinking' - where an image is hosted on one website but displayed on another. They will show up for some users, most likely those who have recently visited "S...word" smile

For those who can't see them, here you go:








DoctorD

Original Poster:

1,542 posts

178 months

Friday 19th October 2012
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mr shifty said:
The images aren't showing because the host has chosen to prevent 'hotlinking' - where an image is hosted on one website but displayed on another. They will show up for some users, most likely those who have recently visited "S...word" smile

For those who can't see them, here you go:
Thanks Chris - this quite succinctly demonstrates the limitations of a walled social community, which significantly damages PH's reach in search and social channels. You only need look at the paltry number of external links to see evidence of this..