TVR Vixen S2 1969 WFD 400H

TVR Vixen S2 1969 WFD 400H

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1969tuscan

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72 months

Wednesday 11th November 2020
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With all this lockdown carry on David just have to be content to see car on photos mabe one day when this lots over . From this to this

1969tuscan

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Wednesday 11th November 2020
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Meant to say with lots of work in between, over five years

1969tuscan

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Thursday 12th November 2020
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limjamrace

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Thursday 12th November 2020
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Looks like WFD has eaten someone .There is a hand and wrist showing out of the side of the bonnet.

1969tuscan

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Thursday 12th November 2020
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It’s just a neighbour that complained about the noise so I let wfd eat him up ha,ha

1969tuscan

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Wednesday 18th November 2020
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. Wfd400H running in

limjamrace

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Saturday 5th December 2020
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Hey Keith .

Have you seen this post on here?

Custom 500+ Horse power .LS6 1972 TVR Vixen Wide Body Build ..

1969tuscan

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Thursday 10th December 2020
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Yea looked at that David what a chop don’t like the silly rear spoiler also got mk 1 rear lights and mk3 side vents, with that much modification don’t see how it could be classed as a dual purpose car , also the amount stated the car suspension was dropped it would be on the
Floor. I think vixens are low enough to begin with , I had to raise wfd400H up for ground clearance, omg what a bang that petrol tank above the exhaust silencer, haveing said that have to admire the guy for the effort he’s put in brilliant for track use

limjamrace

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Thursday 10th December 2020
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I believe the aerodynamics are pukka stuff.The inventory states the rear aero was $3000 ..
At the time of posting the TVR was going to cost the customer $100.000 for the work carried out..
To me it is a competition car and i feel the rear aerodynamic device is a serious bit of kit ,not a to be confused by those Halford things that you buy..
I like the Mk 1 Cortina rear lights better than the Mk 2 ,gives it that Lola loom for me which is great.
Nearly posted for him to change the Zephyr side vents to the super Series 2 Vixens because they give me the gringe..

Before the Historic Sports car race scene ..Modified Sports Car TVR`s used to have wide flared arches that looked so good and this is why i like the car so much,although i wouldn`t be brave enough to cut that GRP like that.
I remember a few V8 Tuscans being featured in Triple C magazine back in the late sixties and early 1970`s..

Fuel that gets hot reduces the volitality .We ,or rather me used to cool the petrol for the karts just to get that little bit of extra 1/10th of a bhp on a hot day...

Only thing i didn`t like was the perspex cover on the fuel injection trumpets for show..

limjamrace

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Tuesday 9th February
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All gone quite on here..

Perhaps you are already restoring your own Vixens to post..
How about any details put on this thread

1969tuscan

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Thursday 18th February
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not much to report David on wfd400H in this lockdown ,car tucked up in garage ,engine ran up to temperature every third day , just waiting to get out and about this year if possible

1969tuscan

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Tuesday 23rd February
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out on the tvr run to castle Howard

Daggsy

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219 months

Monday 19th April
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Nice Car ! clapbow

Finally got to see your car 'in person' after following this thread.

Really nice car Keith, glad that you came along to TVRCC Tees Valley Region meet.
Looking forward to seeing it on the road next week when we go on our 'Drive it Day' run. driving

limjamrace

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Tuesday 20th April
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Pity that i live so far away down here at Burton on Trent..

Looking forward to seeing more of WFD ,however on here in its reborn state.

1969tuscan

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Sunday 2nd May
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. Hi Daggsy couldn’t make it on run, had my second covid jab on the saterday and felt really bad on the Sunday and the rest of the week, enjoyed chatting to you and the other tvr owners, will try and make it to other runs in future, thanks for the comment about car , Regards Keith

limjamrace

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Thursday 10th June
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Been a lot of WFD over the last couple of days on the internet and for some reason i have wondered who bought the TVR new back in 1969..
There must be someone still around also who was second owner and so on..
Previous to me a guy called Gareth had it who carried out the re-trim and had it painted Brown..He told me it was Blue before that..

Did you ever make contact via the DVLA Keith regarding owners?

1969tuscan

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Thursday 10th June
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No never checked history on dvla all I know about wfd400H history is what I’ve learned from yourself David I know the original colour was orange as there was still some signs behind dash no signs of blue or brown as car body had been totally stripped of paint when I got it, Wouldn’t know how to apply to dvla

1969tuscan

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Thursday 10th June
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limjamrace

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Friday 11th June
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1969tuscan said:
No never checked history on dvla all I know about wfd400H history is what I’ve learned from yourself David I know the original colour was orange as there was still some signs behind dash no signs of blue or brown as car body had been totally stripped of paint when I got it, Wouldn’t know how to apply to dvla
I was thinking that about the time i was probably doing driving lessons or acquiring my first car someone was buying WFD from TVR..

What a result it would be to meet the first owner or to see a picture of it being signed over..
Pity my dad didn`t have a picture of the Mk1 Cortina when we picked it up from the Factory compound back in 1965..I remember it well even though i was only about 13...So pleased i still have the Cortina to this day.
As i still have my great Transit Connect from new (2007)
Sadly my only other new vehicle ,a 1988 Lada Riva 1500 estate was written off a few years later.


Still we did not have phone cameras then giving instant pictures..
Wonder if the person is still alive ,after all it was over 50 years ago..

1969tuscan

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Wednesday 30th June
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. Wfd 400h pictured at a show