Random TVR Pics (Vol 2)

Random TVR Pics (Vol 2)

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DangerousDerek

8,486 posts

170 months

Monday 2nd September 2019
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AceOfHearts said:
I'm on the fancy Dave Mac driveshafts thumbup
I am down to 1.51 to 60 foot, 0-60 in under 3 seconds and mine are still intact.

phazed

18,598 posts

154 months

Monday 2nd September 2019
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DangerousDerek said:
AceOfHearts said:
I'm on the fancy Dave Mac driveshafts thumbup
I am down to 1.51 to 60 foot, 0-60 in under 3 seconds and mine are still intact.
Only 1.65 to 60 foot for me on standard later shouldered shafts. They must be strong and definitely stronger than the earlier cars with the circlips on the shafts.

I’ve just had a peek at the quarter mile times.

Brummie’s time 1.57
Derek’s time 1.59
Mine 1.65

How close is that!

DangerousDerek

8,486 posts

170 months

Tuesday 3rd September 2019
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phazed said:
Only 1.65 to 60 foot for me on standard later shouldered shafts. They must be strong and definitely stronger than the earlier cars with the circlips on the shafts.

I’ve just had a peek at the quarter mile times.

Brummie’s time 1.57
Derek’s time 1.59
Mine 1.65

How close is that!
A good launch for a road car on street tyres would be under 2.0 seconds to 60 foot.
Better rubber, lighter cars, technique can see a couple tenths drop towards 1.7's and take 1/2 a second off the ET.
Drag radials warmed up should provide all the grip you ever need but if you don't commit then you could bog down, maybe have clutch slip or worst case snap a weak point in the drivetrain ie usually a driveshaft for most TVR's. Gearboxes stand up well as do the diffs but head towards 600 bhp and you are risking some expensive damage.
To get into 1.5's takes practice, commitment and trust in the car.
1.4's will take suspension tweaks and I reckon that's when we will see the first TVR wheelie

QBee

17,186 posts

94 months

Tuesday 3rd September 2019
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1.65 seconds for a quarter mile is 545 mph......what are you feeding it on? bounce

Malcster

602 posts

121 months

Tuesday 3rd September 2019
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F1SERB

458 posts

103 months

Tuesday 3rd September 2019
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Byker28i

21,883 posts

167 months

Tuesday 3rd September 2019
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Wattisham?

FarmyardPants

3,559 posts

168 months

Tuesday 3rd September 2019
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F1SERB said:
cool

F1SERB

458 posts

103 months

Tuesday 3rd September 2019
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Byker28i said:
Wattisham?
Well spotted

Blown2CV

22,966 posts

153 months

Tuesday 3rd September 2019
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Byker28i said:
Wattisham?
it's like pork but cured.

QBee

17,186 posts

94 months

Tuesday 3rd September 2019
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Blown2CV said:
Byker28i said:
Wattisham?
it's like pork but cured.
rofl

phazed

18,598 posts

154 months

Saturday 7th September 2019
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Track slag on Thursday.



Saturday, road wheels refitted, suspension softened, car washed and returned to cosy land.


jojackson4

2,772 posts

87 months

Tuesday 10th September 2019
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Classic Chim

9,943 posts

99 months

Wednesday 11th September 2019
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Takes the piss hehe , you’ve bored that out inside to, that dividers razor sharpe scratchchin

Should be sub 12’s weepingbiggrin

Andrew Gray

4,894 posts

99 months

Wednesday 11th September 2019
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MikeE

1,534 posts

234 months

Thursday 12th September 2019
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2 sMoKiN bArReLs

23,028 posts

185 months

Sunday 15th September 2019
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S6 ROR

1,533 posts

215 months

Sunday 15th September 2019
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2 sMoKiN bArReLs said:
Great performance, shame about the timing of the safety car, messing with the pit stops.
Thoroughly enjoyed watching the race.

GAjon

3,116 posts

163 months

Sunday 15th September 2019
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Well, at least David got to see it win a couple of years ago.

AutoAndy

2,241 posts

165 months

Monday 16th September 2019
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It sounded good at full chat... my ears are still ringing...



...luckily the Rozzers didn't catch it...although they were pretty quick as well... wink