Random TVR Pics (Vol 2)

Random TVR Pics (Vol 2)

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DangerousDerek

8,434 posts

165 months

Monday 2nd September
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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

18,181 posts

149 months

Monday 2nd September
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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

8,434 posts

165 months

Tuesday 3rd September
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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

16,986 posts

89 months

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

Malcster

596 posts

116 months

Tuesday 3rd September
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F1SERB

454 posts

98 months

Tuesday 3rd September
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Byker28i

19,171 posts

162 months

Tuesday 3rd September
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Wattisham?

FarmyardPants

3,491 posts

163 months

Tuesday 3rd September
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F1SERB said:
cool

F1SERB

454 posts

98 months

Tuesday 3rd September
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Byker28i said:
Wattisham?
Well spotted

Blown2CV

22,316 posts

148 months

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

QBee

16,986 posts

89 months

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

phazed

18,181 posts

149 months

Saturday 7th September
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Track slag on Thursday.



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


jojackson4

2,734 posts

82 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Classic Chim

9,366 posts

94 months

Wednesday 11th September
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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

4,872 posts

94 months

Wednesday 11th September
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MikeE

1,431 posts

229 months

Thursday 12th September
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2 sMoKiN bArReLs

22,366 posts

180 months

Sunday 15th September
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S6 ROR

1,530 posts

210 months

Sunday 15th September
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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

3,028 posts

158 months

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

AutoAndy

2,229 posts

160 months

Monday 16th September
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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