Restoration starts again....!

Restoration starts again....!

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Top Gear TVR

2,182 posts

90 months

tel595

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674 posts

108 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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Following a great Eurotour, the S performed well even with a knocking big end.! However, me being me I can't put up with that engine noise for long, so this weekend was spent doing the little chassis modification and sump removal with the engine still in. I removed the cross brace by using a 5" grinder with thin cutting wheel, moved the anti-roll bar out of the way and removed the starter motor. I then set about removing the sump pan (after draining the oil).. With the big end bearing caps now exposed, I removed each bearing to find they were damaged (no surprises) and then checked the condition of the crank. I found slight scoring on a couple of the big ends but nothing major, I checked the mains and they had no significant wear at all, so a trip down to Burton Power, Romford on saturday morning was needed. I collected a new set of standard big end bearings and, after using a little wet-n-dry to clean up the big ends, fitted them sunday morning. I welded up a couple of plates to the original cross brace and re-fitted everything, filled it with some Valvoline 20-50 and turned the engine over on the starter only to pump a little oil round. After a few seconds of cranking the engine, I then started it up (with some trepidation) and hey-ho no noise and huge oil pressure even on tick over. Result..!
To say I'm pleased is an understatement, as I'm heading to Mugello on Wednesday via Switzerland and then on to see my mate near Toulouse on the way back, via the French south coast (Monaco, Antibes, Nice, etc.) Will be crossing the Millau viaduct at some stage too. As soon as I'm back it's then on to LeMans for the 24hr classic.. This will give it a decent shake down..!biggrin




















Edited by tel595 on Monday 20th June 19:11

HvdWeerden

1,645 posts

136 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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Good work Terry ! Man of many skills ;-)

Barry S1

1,689 posts

125 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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That would have been a complete winter project
for me well done bow

PotlessPaul

307 posts

176 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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What I find so annoying is how he makes it all sound so bloody easy!!!!!!!paperbag

Enjoy your trip Terry, driving an S along the Cote d'Azur is something we should all do at least once!!
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v8s4me

6,157 posts

155 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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You make it all look so easy! Have a great trip thumbup

Top Gear TVR

2,182 posts

90 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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Well done matey. Have a great trip.

ClassiChimi

8,530 posts

85 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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Top result Terry, having cruised around the south of France in my Chimaera I have a good idea of how much fun your going to be having,
Cars looking great mate.

glenrobbo

12,453 posts

86 months

Monday 20th June 2016
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Nice one Terry, what a result! thumbup And with such an indomitable spirit, you deserve it.
Have a great trip! driving

ETA: I think I would rather drive the roads UNDERNEATH the Millau viaduct! Aren't there lots of nice twisties down there? cloud9

Edited by glenrobbo on Monday 20th June 23:49

AutoAndy

2,179 posts

151 months

Tuesday 21st June 2016
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Beautiful work Terry.... As you are good at it, perhaps you will do the chassis mod for me for a fiver... wink

Ref Millau, Glen is right, you cannot see much when going over it, much more impressive from underneath...and that's where the visitor centre is as well.... But if you do go over it then play the theme from Hawii five o .... As done in
Mr Beans Holiday (a classic)....

GreenV8S

26,339 posts

220 months

Tuesday 21st June 2016
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tel595 said:
this weekend was spent doing the little chassis modification and sump removal with the engine still in
It looks sorta like a chassis and engine, but what's all that shiny stuff and where is all the grunge?

glenrobbo

12,453 posts

86 months

Tuesday 21st June 2016
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GreenV8S said:
It looks sorta like a chassis and engine, but what's all that shiny stuff and where is all the grunge?
I think there is a clue in the thread title Peter. smile

And Terry is a very fastidious bloke with amazing facilities I'm a tiny bit jealous of! bow

LawrieS

336 posts

52 months

Tuesday 21st June 2016
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Great work Terry!

In the words of a wise man, here's the problem, that's the solution, get on with it wink

tel595

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674 posts

108 months

Saturday 14th April
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Well...... after all my refurbishing and rebuilding, I’ve actually sold my beautiful S3c. I really didn’t think I would ever part with this car as it really is a fantastic example of the marque (even if I do say so myself)..! I sold my first TVR, a really early S1, to a Belgian man who was really happy with the car, and coincidently I’ve sold the S3c to a Belgian man. It’s unfortunate the car is leaving the country, but I know it’s going to a very enthusiastic new owner. I’d like to think I’ll see it again at some point..
So, a final few pics of the car as she was sold last weekend. wavey























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HvdWeerden

1,645 posts

136 months

Saturday 14th April
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Why ? :-0

tel595

Original Poster:

674 posts

108 months

Saturday 14th April
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HvdWeerden said:
Why ? :-0
Too slow Han!! rolleyes

v8s4me

6,157 posts

155 months

Saturday 14th April
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tel595 said:
Well...... I’ve sold the S3c to a Belgian man. It’s unfortunate the car is leaving the country, but I know it’s going to a very enthusiastic new owner. ....
A very, very happy Belgian man!



Edited by v8s4me on Saturday 14th April 23:47