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This is a list of the most useful Links for TVR S Series owners new and old. This list can include links to sites that contain information, images, help and guidance. It can include traders whose site provide this help and also include links to dealers that are either purely commercial, or are easy to find advertising on the forum.

The intent is to support fellow S Owners with hints, tips and information.

If you are an S owner and are new to this forum, and have not already done so, please add your details to the Owners Lists >>

S1-S1.5 & 2 Owners List
S3 Owners List
V8S/S4 Owners List

General S Information

>NEW Alternative Parts List & Useful Info Spreadsheets = UPDATED 2020 NEW List - Excel File

>NEW Alternative Parts List & Useful Info Spreadsheets = UPDATED 2020 NEW List - PDF File

TVR Car Club Site = TVRCC

TVR S Series = < (not resolving as of 20/9/2019)
PH Buyers Guide & S Series Info (some out of date) = Link < (not resolving as of May 2020)
Alternative Parts List = Parts List < (not resolving as of May 2020)

PH parts list = PH Parts LIST
Paint Codes in General TVR Here
Model TVR V8S kit or built options Link

S1-S2 Owners Handbook LINK

S3-S4 Owners Handbook LINK

Uploading Pictures - use the "Upload an Image" selection from within the message to open "ThumbSnap" and browse your PC to upload.
(Uncle Dave appears to be no longer with us frown )
Photobucket Picture Upload Guide Link

Owners Sites, Blogs and Albums

(great picture references) many of these include links to dealers and other sites :
BarkyChoc (Diary of Body Off V8)... Photobucket Link
Barkychoc PH Body off thread Here
Tvrgit (website, how to's + diary)... TVRgit
Jed-S (Diary and How To's)..........
Ketvrin (Pics and Video)
Olav (Diary of Body Off)............
Mr Clifford (SCH pictures etc )....
Spivvy (Rebuild and events).......
mep12345 (rebuild inc body lift, how to with pictures and instructions)......
jls (S2 Rebuild).......................
HvdWeerden (S3 Engine bay cleanup)...... Han's Pictures
Taylorcars (Body-off pictures)......
100000 Miles in an S3 .......
TVR Cars Unofficial Blog...... TVR Blog from Italy
S Series Photo Gallery - Dedicated to S Club Heaven, Owners Cars and other S Club Trips....... S Series Gallery (Not resolving as of 20/9/2019)
Blues3 (Body Off, Chassis Restoration, Electrics etc) Very much a work in progress........
S1 Rebuild. Not one for the purist...
Lots of owner TVR S series videos including repairs carried out to a TVR S1:
History of a 1988 TVR 280S Series 1 with content dating back from when it was built through to the present day


Insurer Phone Website
Classicline 01455 639000
Heritage 0845 330 0660
2gether Insurance 01945 465508
Carole Nash 0800 630 0030
RH Specialist insurance 01277 206911
Adrian Flux 0800 369 8590
Lancaster Insurance 01480 484848
Peter Best insurance 01376 574000
MSM Insurance 01279 870535
Peter James Insurance 01215066040
Keith Michaels Insurance 08005 422141
- - Don't forget to say you are a member of Pistonheads and TVRCC if applicable

V6 Engines and Transmissions = V6 Engine = Transmission = Fault Diagnosis = V6 Engines detailed drawings and lots of information = Sierra Owners Club site (need to register, but worthwhile) <<[ dead link ]>> = Bosch website for older parts = Website with lots of information on diagnosing ignition problems = Website is a bit clunky, but the knowledge base on V6 engines is amazing, also a good collection of unobtainable parts

V8 Engines and Transmissions (not TVR but some useful stuff) Rover SD1, inc gearbox info
V8 EFi Information
Bleeding V8 Hydraulic tappets
V8 Engine Manuals (Download)
V8 Engine number reference
Cheap New V8 Airflow meter
V8 AFM to Plenum Hose
Clip for above AFM Hose
Note I previously used a 80-100 clip on the larger end but it seems they don't do it anymore (Barkychoc). 2 of the above clips I think will be OK.
Useful info on Sierra diff

General stuff common to all S Series - Neil, formerly of TVR Carparts, has set up on his own, and has an exhaustive knowledge of parts for S Series cars.

TVR S Series Fuel Filler Cap - Seal
The Sunbeam Rapier Owners Club have a quantity of Fuel Filler Cap Seals available 3.50 each including postage.
These are for TVR S Series that share the same filler flap as the Fastback Rapier/Alpine/H120.
They are brand new items made of fuel resistant 'Nitrile'. They are a perfect fit & just like the original. It is a potential MOT failure if your car's one is perished & it's a simple job to replace.
Order from the clubs Fastback Spares Sec., Glen Mason, telephone 01225 777771
Pay Pal also accepted - payments to Silicon & duct hoses Propshafts & driveshafts S series speedo repairs go to enquiries and email for details These guys can make brake / speedo cables from your original New Body Panels Clock / Speedo repairs (S1 cable driven only) / New chrome bezels & glass UNF/UNC nuts & bolts and other fixings, electrical bits Various Nuts & Bolts inc stainless Steering Column switches Floor mats tailor made for S inc TVR logo if required Wood dash renovation Lower profile (more ground clearance) exhaust clamps - Filters top UJ (listed Sierra to Escort one) bottom UJ (not V8 or S4) for Stainless steel fuel tanks (295 inv VAT) DC Developments, in Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk, NR16 1ER Contact Eric Neave, ERIC@DCDEVS.CO.UK Additional luggage space solution 530dTPhil - We keep the Pilkington (Triplex) ones in stock = stainless steel fasteners This looked useful as a cross reference (added by Barkychoc) Large Diameter Fuel Hose Steering Rack Overhaul Steering Rack Bushes (Poly) -general repair stuff Phil Lomas 530dTPhil Mobile Windscreens Ltd 0117 304 2000 Bulkhead bearing. Birmingham based pattern CV joint supplier. Ford type 72GG-4635-BA Ford Sierra XR4x4 100mm Lobro type bolted flanges 32mm thick 25 splines. Used to replace CV joints on an S1 - assuming it will fit others but caveat emptor! Information supplied by Glenrobbo if you need further clarification. June 2018. Thread here

Heater valve = mk1 vw golf plus other vw's try ebay.

Brakes can rebuild Saab master cylinder including re bore & sleeve Master cylinder service kits not available for SAAB 9000 (Girling Part Number SP 8544) but exchange M/C is (Girling part number PMH 237) S3 Brake pipe specifications Mintex On Line Catalogue Master cylinder service kit for 22.2mm bore cylinder 16.25 +P&P
http:/// Master cylinder service kit part number PFS901705 (approx 10)


S3C engine wiring diagram (Sierra XR4x4) LINK Note they sell the round Ring spotlamps for under the bumper part RL020 Connectors for engine injectors / other sensors S3/S4/V8S Electric window switches new indicator stalk new light / wiper stalk - with intermittent position (later models)
I have been told earlier models with the flick wipe function (down) are early sierra but I don't know for sure (Barkychoc) Part I'm told is
Sierra Mk 1 (1982-1986)unit partno. 83 BG 11K665 BA Number plate lamp

Exhaust - Stainless Steel Exhausts, Manifolds

Exterior For Shiny Wheel Nuts for Citroen mirrors - paint codes IKEA Dimpa storage bags 65cmx65cmx20cm (2.99!!!!) are suitable to store roof panels/spare wheel Hood replacement kits Chrome strips above bumpers

"Targa" Seal (135) & Door Seal (84) =
"Targa" Seal (266) =
Door Seal Black 266
Carpet = TVR Seat colours are Jag colours - list with pics
Gearstick & Handbrake gaiters (£20 each) = email Rhon at

General Tyre Information

Hood Covers

Car Convertible Top Cover ("TC100" or "MG/TR")
Cheap Car Cover = Argos Cover
Leven Hood Cover ("HC3 - S-Type")