List of classic projects anywhere, who's doing what etc?

List of classic projects anywhere, who's doing what etc?

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Big Al.

64,141 posts

214 months

Thursday 8th September 2011
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Got your mails guys, I'll sort a little later smile

bluezeeland

1,965 posts

115 months

Thursday 8th September 2011
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Trouble is, its hard typing with greasy fingers..........(if at all time left)

On a major overhaul of a 3000S (just short of a body off)

longone

252 posts

196 months

Thursday 8th September 2011
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thegamekeeper said:
Dont know what you,re laughing at, your sharing a room with him at Essen




Sorry, my mistake. Forgot you,re sharing with the newly wed. Dont know which is riskier.

Edited by thegamekeeper on Thursday 8th September 12:05
yeah, don't know what you're laughing at Carl. Anymore and I'll come to Essen, then you'll all be sorry.

longone

252 posts

196 months

Thursday 8th September 2011
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Hello Bernard. The tubes are to hold exhaust silencers.
The cut off for the wider chassis started at 3862 and was regular by about 3874. Don't know if they were all wider thereafter, possibly so. I visited Keith Ticer last year with Mike Bigland to see the original factory jig that he still uses. Mike didn't notice anything different about it but then that's asking a lot after 40years!
Colin.

Slow M

2,581 posts

162 months

Wednesday 14th September 2011
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longone said:
Hello Bernard. The tubes are to hold exhaust silencers.
The cut off for the wider chassis started at 3862 and was regular by about 3874. Don't know if they were all wider thereafter, possibly so. I visited Keith Ticer last year with Mike Bigland to see the original factory jig that he still uses. Mike didn't notice anything different about it but then that's asking a lot after 40years!
Colin.
Colin,

Thanks lots for the chassis number info.

Won't the tubes cause a fair bit of heat build-up? Will you have major heat shielding under the tank? Have you seen the gold stuff the guys on the Ultima forum are using?

Of people I'd like to meet, Mike Bigland is at the top of the list. I'd be annoying pretty quickly, with a hundred questions built up and ready to spew out.

B.

longone

252 posts

196 months

Wednesday 14th September 2011
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The silencers are SuperTraps from US. The body tubes were sized to leave a 12mm annular gap all around and are centred on teflon spacers. I will have to see when/if it ever runs but I reckon the surface temperature of the Traps won't get above 80degC max. Air is an excellent heat insulator and the tubes are open at the back to the wheel knave so will probably have a steady air flow through them as the car moves.
I may apply a layer of industrial type insulating mat to the inside under the tank but unless you use very exotic materials you won't improve much on the resistance of air to the conduction of heat. The reflective sheet material you refer to is designed to address radiant heat as you would get from primaries working hard. Once back to the silencers the temperature has dropped massively and I don't believe the sheets would add anything.
Colin.

Slow M

2,581 posts

162 months

Monday 21st November 2011
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If I were to start a build log, what would be the appropriate place/forum? I took a few engine pictures, tonight, and that is to car porn as genitalia is to the real thing, I think. I'm itching to post.

my250gt

Original Poster:

614 posts

175 months

Sunday 17th June 2012
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Ever curious to see how my M series shell would fit on a later series drive train, yesterday gave it a go.....

GTRene

11,666 posts

180 months

Sunday 17th June 2012
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LWB M series biggrin

TVR_owner

3,349 posts

147 months

Sunday 17th June 2012
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GTRene said:
LWB M series biggrin
Similar to PRW's "5000M" smile

my250gt

Original Poster:

614 posts

175 months

Sunday 17th June 2012
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same 90" wheelbase? just looks long as its sitting high due to no engine.

Hoopsuk

125 posts

159 months

Tuesday 30th July 2013
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I was a pistonheads 'lurker' for years starting back in 2001 (studying the info but not contributing) and it drove me to buy my first (And sadly only to date) TVR in 2003. Due to lack of garage space I sold it later in 2007/ 2008 and have missed it ever since. I don't have many digital photos of it but it underwent a cottage restoration in my parents garage from the ground up with the body off. Pistonheads was most valuable back in those days to me as a source of inspiration and information looking at other owners cars. The chassis number to my old M is listed in the TVR history book as being built the same year as the factory fire in 73 (i think it was, don't have the book to hand), so only about 14 or 15 were turned out that year. The 1600m wasn't a very produced car (maybe only 150 built due to the more powerful brethren) so I tried to keep it as purist as possible whilst wringing what I could out of the old X-flow. The car was bought off the pistonheads forum/ classifieds and sold on here and I have seen it pop up on here again a couple of times since. When it left me it looked like this, I believe since then someone has removed the Cobra seats I had installed. Hopefully it is giving someone driving pleasure still today.

manhoo

54 posts

211 months

Tuesday 27th May 2014
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Hoopsuk I loved that car, I had it for 3 years before selling on. Lot of fun. Lot of work too. The most Beautiful car in profile. Sold to a chap in the forces, differential exploded on his journey home.(I sorted). That car really stuck, I'm now looking for a vixen.

1969tuscan

524 posts

61 months

Sunday 1st January 2017
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I'm also new at this I was interested to read about the Bob and the boa colone v6 engine my vixen came to me with a colone v6 2.8 carb engine with a mk 9 five speed gearbox with quick shift , and a Sierra limeted slip diff so I take it as being a boa engine is this correct .Don't know what year my engine is does anyone know how I could find the year .There is Picts of it on piston heads wfd 400h 1969
My vixens an ongoing restoration I have had some great help off piston head members so far . I owned a Tuscan in the late 70s and always regretted selling.

Grantura2a

101 posts

190 months

Tuesday 25th April 2017
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Finally moved the Mk2a roadster project into the new garage.

MikeT

1969tuscan

524 posts

61 months

Saturday 30th December 2017
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. This is whd400h a mk2 vixen 1969 as I purchased it the following pictures are as it is in restoration stages

1969tuscan

524 posts

61 months

Saturday 30th December 2017
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1969tuscan

524 posts

61 months

Saturday 30th December 2017
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1969tuscan

524 posts

61 months

Saturday 30th December 2017
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Ok

1969tuscan

524 posts

61 months

Saturday 30th December 2017
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