Griffith Finished and on the road

Griffith Finished and on the road

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argoose

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585 posts

170 months

Monday 16th January 2012
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Dear All

Its been a long time but the Griffith is finished and is trully amazing with a great big thanks to Ian, Ant and all the guys at Sportmotive and Craig at Dyno Torque who built an amazing engine that works very well.

argoose

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585 posts

170 months

Monday 16th January 2012
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Craig at Dyno Torque rebuilt the engine that now delivers over 400 horses at the wheels and sounds trully amazing. Craig can't wait till it is run in but thank you so much mate.

Graham

16,318 posts

232 months

Monday 16th January 2012
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Great to hear youve got the griff finished, have you been able to drive it?

G

HJV8s

34 posts

111 months

Monday 16th January 2012
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Nice car!

argoose

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585 posts

170 months

Monday 16th January 2012
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Hi Graham

Yes I drove it properly this weekend but still running in the new engine. once its done 1000 miles of careful driving it will be time to let rip.. But it pulls so well and feels so strong can't wait to see want its got.

7 TVR

2,589 posts

116 months

Monday 16th January 2012
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Great to see another one being restored so well, how are you liking the LS1 is it very different to the LS3 apart from 5.7 as opposed to 6.3Ltr?
The car looks great , hope to see it at the Growl or chatsworth, would be great to see the install. :]
Any more pictures? engine bay etc

Edited by 7 TVR on Monday 16th January 23:50

argoose

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585 posts

170 months

Monday 16th January 2012
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Christian

Here's a look at the engine!

The induction system has since been changed but again very pleased with results.

Graham

16,318 posts

232 months

Tuesday 17th January 2012
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argoose said:
Hi Graham

Yes I drove it properly this weekend but still running in the new engine. once its done 1000 miles of careful driving it will be time to let rip.. But it pulls so well and feels so strong can't wait to see want its got.
great news mate, whats the story behind the build, was it a car you had. or something you had built

G

argoose

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585 posts

170 months

Tuesday 17th January 2012
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Graham

This is a cut a past from the diary of the build


Sorry for any spelling mistakes but give you some idea of work done!

argoose

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Tuesday 17th January 2012
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argoose

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Tuesday 17th January 2012
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RichB

42,475 posts

232 months

Tuesday 17th January 2012
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Looks stunning, can't comment on how it drives but I'll bet it's exciting. Have you altered much with teh suspension or diff to help transmit the power? Personally I'd just say it's a shame you can't get some engine shrouds which don't say Corvette! Or could you just leave them off? scratchchin

yorkieboy

1,824 posts

123 months

Tuesday 17th January 2012
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Gorgeous car sir, I kinda like the corvette engine shrouds- It shouts I have POWEEEERRRRRRR!!

Pink_Floyd

870 posts

169 months

Tuesday 17th January 2012
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Looks good, What is your roll bar mounted to.

Don1

13,231 posts

156 months

Tuesday 17th January 2012
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I'm interested in the roll cage as well.... smile

ads

1,351 posts

205 months

Tuesday 17th January 2012
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Looks very good mate. Hope to see you at some meets this year.

7 TVR

2,589 posts

116 months

Tuesday 17th January 2012
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Thanks for posting more pics the car looks really great, would love to sit down and compare notes[ translates to cry over cheque books] The six speed box sounds interesting what make did you go for? Diff? Drive shafts etc. Did not realize you had engine problems but i only ever hear good things about Graig & Dyno Torque so the engine must be really well sorted now, i bet it sounds great!
I'm collecting mine this week and taking it back to its birth place for a re-trim and to fix some clearance problems on the front arches, like you just want to get the first 1000 miles on the clock and stretch it's legs. I'm having some engine covers made in the US with TVR embossed on them i'll send you some pics if your interested? [They can colour code to your car]

spitfire4v8

3,086 posts

129 months

Tuesday 17th January 2012
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Excellent work by all concerned. There's plenty of bullstters in the tvr world ..most of us have stories to tell .. but really glad to see your car finished. I saw it at Sportmotive a few weeks ago and it looks a beast!

argoose

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585 posts

170 months

Tuesday 17th January 2012
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Thanks to everyone for your comments

The cage is mounted directly to the chassis as it is one of the older designs more function and not looks.

The engine covers was something I had considered doing at some time in the future but I have other things that need money spent on! As I cry uncontrollably into my coffee at the cost of building this car!

Sadly Craig & Dyno Torque didn’t build my first engine and I can’t speak the name of the tts who first built my engines as I wish to forget the whole sorry business. But Craig is a legend and a am delighted to say I have a Dyon Torque Engine under the bonnet. Which as been completely rebuilt and is running a 382 stroker kit with forged piston and crank and a new LS3 Cam.


Edited by argoose on Tuesday 17th January 09:48

Podie

45,608 posts

223 months

Tuesday 17th January 2012
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spitfire4v8 said:
Excellent work by all concerned. There's plenty of bullstters in the tvr world ..most of us have stories to tell .. but really glad to see your car finished.
Couldn't agree more.

Hopefully a nice summer lies ahead. smile