Sorry bought another car ...

Sorry bought another car ...

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Northbloke

582 posts

153 months

Thursday 13th October 2016
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Well I'm an ex burgundy V8S owner...and I'm going to see Kansas play next year! Spooky.

Wish I'd kept the car. Loved it.

Scoobimax

1,878 posts

135 months

Thursday 13th October 2016
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glenrobbo said:
So pink it is then! wink

( Max's favourite colour ) biggrin
Good idea Glen, I see next year's EuroTour shirt colour scheme emerging scratchchinidea

phillpot

14,335 posts

117 months

Thursday 13th October 2016
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Lets get this years sorted first wink

glenrobbo

11,717 posts

84 months

Thursday 13th October 2016
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Scoobimax said:
glenrobbo said:
So pink it is then! wink

( Max's favourite colour ) biggrin
Good idea Glen, I see next year's EuroTour shirt colour scheme emerging scratchchinidea
That's fair enough Max. We all know it takes a real man to wear pink!

But where are this year's orange ones? I need mine for winter to co-ordinate with my balaclava.

NEC Classic Show?

Scoobimax

1,878 posts

135 months

Thursday 13th October 2016
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phillpot said:
Lets get this years sorted first wink
Finally signed off the sample / example this week (at 3rd time of asking) as I wasn't happy with the first attempts. I want them to be perfect. I'm away next week so hopefully will be with me w/c 24/10.

Collection for those heading to Coventry in November. Will be in touch with options for delivery in due course if not going to Coventry.
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Barkychoc

7,842 posts

138 months

Friday 14th October 2016
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Scroll down - leather probably russet or mulberry - TVR used a lot of Jag colours in identical shades and names.

Speak to a Jag specialist they may be able to help with carpet colours etc. if you want to keep it original.

HvdWeerden

Original Poster:

1,644 posts

134 months

Saturday 15th October 2016
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Barkychoc said:
Scroll down - leather probably russet or mulberry - TVR used a lot of Jag colours in identical shades and names.

Speak to a Jag specialist they may be able to help with carpet colours etc. if you want to keep it original.
HI Chris , do you mean on the Segal Trimming website ? Could you copy the link, couldn't find mulberry/russet

HvdWeerden

Original Poster:

1,644 posts

134 months

Monday 8th October
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Time for an update wink Over the last 2 years some work was done, mainly interior. The plan however, still, is to do a body off for which the engine needs to come out. A BIG job for me with restricted mechanical skills. The work done so far : carpets, seats and console out, after a quick wash and "some" leather grease they almost look like new again.
Next job was to remove all bolts which hold the body in place, all done except 1 snapped ;( Remains of exhaust removed. Bonnet off, cooling out. Next major job was to remove the 2x8 completely solidly rusted bolts on the Y-piece flanges smashsmash Prop-shaft out, engine mounts loosened, engine harness connectors disconnected, fuel and coolant hoses off.
Then for the big lift ! All is very tight but after some wiggling it came out.. happy days. Engine will be checked because it didn't run for some years. A (TVR S3) friend, Mark might have some storage so the rebuild can continue during winter-time.
Next step : Body off wink To be continued...








Dave_M

5,455 posts

158 months

Monday 8th October
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Well done Han smile

Penelope Stopit

3,012 posts

43 months

Monday 8th October
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Nicely done
Don't forget to replace the crush-on terminal with a proper one

BIG DUNC

1,336 posts

157 months

Monday 8th October
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Good work.

Not too much work to pop the body off now.

HvdWeerden

Original Poster:

1,644 posts

134 months

Tuesday 9th October
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Penelope Stopit said:
Nicely done
Don't forget to replace the crush-on terminal with a proper one
By all means wink

BIG DUNC said:
Good work.
Not too much work to pop the body off now.
very true, looking forward to some nice jobs on the chassis

Kitchski

5,932 posts

165 months

Tuesday 9th October
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HvdWeerden said:
The plan however, still, is to do a body off for which the engine needs to come out.
I know you've done it already, but why so? Rounded off exhaust manifold bolt or something?

HvdWeerden

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1,644 posts

134 months

Tuesday 9th October
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Kitchski said:
I know you've done it already, but why so? Rounded off exhaust manifold bolt or something?
1. Engine needs a good inspection, I expect nothing major on cylinders or camshafts but the engine did not run for some years, coolant that came out looked too "brownish". Don't know how good/bad the injectors are.

2. Manifold bolts not rounded but look very rusted and especially the rear ones are hard to reach with engine in.

Altogether this looked the easiest way out wink