LS powered M

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stainless_steve

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Gandalf

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222 months

Saturday 3rd October 2009
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Wow, Is that the 2500 or 3000 chassis Steve?
Looks like it may need a parachute brake too!

stainless_steve

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242 months

Saturday 3rd October 2009
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It's the 3rd production 2500 M Steve,been told it's a wide chassis rail car

gemini

11,351 posts

248 months

Saturday 3rd October 2009
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Hope that chassis is getting some beauty treatment Steve before you drop the engine in for good?

Looking forward to a neb Steve smile

stainless_steve

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Saturday 3rd October 2009
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gemini said:
Hope that chassis is getting some beauty treatment Steve before you drop the engine in for good?

Looking forward to a neb Steve smile
Richard,when i get it all to fit its having a total body off restoration

DavidY

4,443 posts

268 months

Saturday 3rd October 2009
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steve

Please talk to Adrian Venn (ExactlyTVR) or Dave Smith (Owner of a Motorsport 302 3000S) before you restore the chassis and both these guys have experience of high power M series cars, and what had to be strengthen on the chassis and wishbones, etc. It would be a shame to restore it, put the V8 in and then find that you keep breaking things!

Good project though!

davidy

stainless_steve

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DavidY said:
steve

Please talk to Adrian Venn (ExactlyTVR) or Dave Smith (Owner of a Motorsport 302 3000S) before you restore the chassis and both these guys have experience of high power M series cars, and what had to be strengthen on the chassis and wishbones, etc. It would be a shame to restore it, put the V8 in and then find that you keep breaking things!

Good project though!

davidy
Don't worry David,had a good chat with Adrian Venn,will be having plenty more too hehe
All of the car will be upgraded to cope with 550bhp

tegwin

1,592 posts

190 months

Saturday 3rd October 2009
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Wow... thats impressive..

What other mods do you have planned to cope with it?


Will be interested to see how you manage to fit the exhaust headers, those chassis rails look close?


I would love to do something similar with my M!

Edited by tegwin on Saturday 3rd October 18:07

stainless_steve

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Saturday 3rd October 2009
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tegwin said:
Wow... thats impressive..

What other mods do you have planned to cope with it?


Will be interested to see how you manage to fit the exhaust headers, those chassis rails look close?


I would love to do something similar with my M!

Edited by tegwin on Saturday 3rd October 18:07
I'm making my own headers running forward so no prob there.
Going to have a full rollcage + many more mods wink

rev-erend

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268 months

Saturday 3rd October 2009
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Looks like the headers will be real tight but I'm sure you relish the challenge. Good luck with it Steve.

Barry Ashcroft

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205 months

Saturday 3rd October 2009
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Nice

stainless_steve

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rev-erend said:
Looks like the headers will be real tight but I'm sure you relish the challenge. Good luck with it Steve.
beer Alan

stainless_steve

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Barry Ashcroft said:
Nice
One day i hope it will be hehe

Boosted Cerb

554 posts

215 months

Sunday 4th October 2009
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Thats going to be awesome, 550bhp, jeees yikes

Just had mine dyno'd at 509bhp and thats hairy enough in a long wheel base heavy cerbie.

Are you using the chev ECU to control the elec throttle? I'd highly recommend the chev ECU, its totally mappable plus you get all the advantages of thousand of hours development in the base map. Easy enough to wire, I've got all the info if needed.

Had any ideas about gearbox?

Rich.

stainless_steve

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Boosted Cerb said:
Thats going to be awesome, 550bhp, jeees yikes

Just had mine dyno'd at 509bhp and thats hairy enough in a long wheel base heavy cerbie.

Are you using the chev ECU to control the elec throttle? I'd highly recommend the chev ECU, its totally mappable plus you get all the advantages of thousand of hours development in the base map. Easy enough to wire, I've got all the info if needed.

Had any ideas about gearbox?

Rich.
Looked at the CTS Quaife T5,but i've decided to go for the TK0 600.
Not 100% sure on the ECU yet,just want to get everything to fit first before it all gets stipped for the rebuild.

TVR_owner

3,349 posts

175 months

Sunday 4th October 2009
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stainless_steve said:
Boosted Cerb said:
Thats going to be awesome, 550bhp, jeees yikes

Just had mine dyno'd at 509bhp and thats hairy enough in a long wheel base heavy cerbie.

Are you using the chev ECU to control the elec throttle? I'd highly recommend the chev ECU, its totally mappable plus you get all the advantages of thousand of hours development in the base map. Easy enough to wire, I've got all the info if needed.

Had any ideas about gearbox?

Rich.
Looked at the CTS Quaife T5,but i've decided to go for the TK0 600.
Not 100% sure on the ECU yet,just want to get everything to fit first before it all gets stipped for the rebuild.
Well done Steve, looks like it's coming together nicely. It's kind of reassuring to know there is still someone out there that makes me feel normal. wink

Need to maybe catch up for a beer over Christmas for a progress update - Linda's almost recovered from the last seasonal get together we had... roflroflrofl

stainless_steve

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TVR_owner said:
stainless_steve said:
Boosted Cerb said:
Thats going to be awesome, 550bhp, jeees yikes

Just had mine dyno'd at 509bhp and thats hairy enough in a long wheel base heavy cerbie.

Are you using the chev ECU to control the elec throttle? I'd highly recommend the chev ECU, its totally mappable plus you get all the advantages of thousand of hours development in the base map. Easy enough to wire, I've got all the info if needed.

Had any ideas about gearbox?

Rich.
Looked at the CTS Quaife T5,but i've decided to go for the TK0 600.
Not 100% sure on the ECU yet,just want to get everything to fit first before it all gets stipped for the rebuild.
Well done Steve, looks like it's coming together nicely. It's kind of reassuring to know there is still someone out there that makes me feel normal. wink

Need to maybe catch up for a beer over Christmas for a progress update - Linda's almost recovered from the last seasonal get together we had... roflroflrofl
beer John biggrin

You know what women are like with drinks,not like us men who only drink 3 or 4 pints wink






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stainless_steve

Original Poster:

6,012 posts

242 months

Sunday 4th October 2009
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Boosted Cerb said:
Thats going to be awesome, 550bhp, jeees yikes

Just had mine dyno'd at 509bhp and thats hairy enough in a long wheel base heavy cerbie.

Are you using the chev ECU to control the elec throttle? I'd highly recommend the chev ECU, its totally mappable plus you get all the advantages of thousand of hours development in the base map. Easy enough to wire, I've got all the info if needed.

Had any ideas about gearbox?

Rich.
Just been looking at your build Rich,looks fantastic yes

What engine mounts did you use? any pics


beer Steve

Boosted Cerb

554 posts

215 months

Sunday 4th October 2009
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Your starter for 10



I bought the mounts from Car Shop Inc in the states.

http://www.carshopinc.com/index.php/cPath/117?osCs...

But if you're going for forward facing exhaust manifolds you'll have more space and hence more choice for your mounts, IIRC SBC mounts can be modded to fit.

Have a look through these threads to see what I got up to, should cover most things you'll come up against.

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

All the best

Rich.


stainless_steve

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Thanks for the info Rich thumbup