TVR 1972M Build Thread

TVR 1972M Build Thread

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plasticpig72

1,464 posts

93 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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TVRMs said:
Was red Alan, bumpers are stainless rather than Chrome smile
Where did you get the Stainless Bumpers from they look great.
As for the colour very nice and a personal choice.
For me i have stayed with original colour
Alan

TVRMs

1,651 posts

68 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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plasticpig72 said:
TVRMs said:
Was red Alan, bumpers are stainless rather than Chrome smile
Where did you get the Stainless Bumpers from they look great.
As for the colour very nice and a personal choice.
For me i have stayed with original colour
Alan
Colour is very personal Alan I agree.

Bumpers came from David and Gerald 4 or 5 years ago smile

TiM3

Original Poster:

82 posts

168 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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Andrew Gray said:
I believe they are all one size that are supplied any reason for going with rubber rather than polly.the rubber ones dont last very well i have just replaced the rubber that where fitted 5 years ago on the Tuscan and they where already perishing rubber products these days are nowhere near what they used to be.



Andrew
Hi Andrew, that looks so clean and well prepared! Love it!

I was going for standard rubber as I assumed it would be a bit more compliant for road use and (possible wrongly) assumed it would last longer. I might need to rethink in lieu of your experience. Is there a particular brand of polybush you rate?

TiM3

Original Poster:

82 posts

168 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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TVRMs said:
TiM3 said:
Looks lovely!! I've seen your build too, absolutely awesome!

Funny that you've moved from red to white, mine is red and I'm tempted to change colour too, white is on my mind, as is light metallic blue. Not that I have to make that decision anytime soon..
Thanks for the compliments Tim.

Our initial colour change consideration was Inca Yellow, still wonder how it would have looked but pleased with the white.

What's your timescale to complete?
As others have said it's very personal, but yellow is not for me, your white looks very classy. I don't actually mind red that much but the shade on mine is neither orange nor red really.

I don't have a timescale to be honest, my car obsession has to fit in between work and family stuff and is cash flow dependant! I do actually enjoy the building bit as much as driving so it's not too much of a problem!

startStop

22 posts

8 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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Alan is correct about sub standard rubber products these days. Ask any Triumph/Lotus owner who needs new drive donuts.

As yours is an early M does this mean you need to be using Vixen bushes instead? The tvr-parts.com site lists separate bushes for M series and Vixen/Grantura.

I do remember a certain TVR specialist in Coventry recommending rubber for the upper front wishbones only - for compliance, with poly elsewhere, especially on the front lower as they will twist and try to escape. The bushes on mine at the lower front were kind of extruded out of the bust housing. Never seen anything like it.

As for suppliers, David Gerald sold me some poly bushes from Autobush. You would hope then that they are good from such a source.
They do car sets on the autobush.com site, but as yours is an early M you may need the top hat style Vixen bushes. If so you're in luck as the Vixen type are cheaper by quite a bit wink. They also do discounts for TVRCC members it seems.

Only other source I've seen for poly bushes is the tvr-parts site, but that doesn't list poly for Vixens. A bit pricey too.

Dom

Andrew Gray

4,864 posts

93 months

Thursday 6th December 2018
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TiM3 said:
Hi Andrew, that looks so clean and well prepared! Love it!

I was going for standard rubber as I assumed it would be a bit more compliant for road use and (possible wrongly) assumed it would last longer. I might need to rethink in lieu of your experience. Is there a particular brand of polybush you rate?
I use autobush and find them very good.
Andrew


the other tim

129 posts

91 months

Dollyman1850

6,062 posts

194 months

Saturday 8th December 2018
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the other tim said:
Have used Chris Witor for many years. Sound chap and bushes all top quality.
N.

Moto

929 posts

197 months

Saturday 8th December 2018
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Plus 1 for Superflex. Very pleased with them - fitting and driving.

Moto

TiM3

Original Poster:

82 posts

168 months

Wednesday 12th December 2018
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Some pictures of the chassis in its final pre coating state. The blasting showed up a few more 'thin' areas than expected so you can see quite a few new sections. Also you can see the newly triangulated bay just behind the engine, the reinforced lower suspension pick up points and the diff stabiliser setup.








TiM3

Original Poster:

82 posts

168 months

Wednesday 12th December 2018
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Meanwhile I have been starting to prep the suspension components ready for refitting. I was very lucky with my rear uprights, the previous owner had set the pivot rods in grease so they came out fairly easily. However the handbrake bracket bolts were seized solid on one side and I had to drill them out.

The uprights are symmetrical so you could swap them to the other side of the car and use the other set of holes, but I couldn't have stripped threads even if they weren't being used...

So I had a local ally welder weld them up and have redrilled and tapped out to 5/16 unc. Will be dropping them off for vapour blasting on Friday!




TVRMs

1,651 posts

68 months

Thursday 13th December 2018
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Time,

Are you incorportaing the uprated lower diff restarint smile


GAjon

3,011 posts

157 months

Thursday 13th December 2018
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Did you not consider helicoiling them?

Nice work on the chassis.

TVRMs

1,651 posts

68 months

Thursday 13th December 2018
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GAjon said:
Did you not consider helicoiling them?

Nice work on the chassis.
Thanks Jon,
Not sure on the heliciling comment?

Diff bolts inbetween the struts??

plasticpig72

1,464 posts

93 months

Thursday 13th December 2018
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Helicoil is stronger than original and used in the Aerospace Industry instead of tapped holes direct in Alluminium.
Alan

TVRMs

1,651 posts

68 months

Thursday 13th December 2018
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plasticpig72 said:
Helicoil is stronger than original and used in the Aerospace Industry instead of tapped holes direct in Alluminium.
Alan
Alan,
Don't see where there are tapped holes in aluminium. The bolts are in sheer not tension?


GAjon

3,011 posts

157 months

Thursday 13th December 2018
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TVRMs said:
Thanks Jon,
Not sure on the heliciling comment?

Diff bolts inbetween the struts??
Not meant for you John, was refering to the hub carrier handbrake bracket repair by the OP, you must have been up two minutes earlier than me!

But I must say that diff torque bracket mod is pretty elegant.


Edited by GAjon on Thursday 13th December 08:16

TVRMs

1,651 posts

68 months

Thursday 13th December 2018
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GAjon said:
TVRMs said:
Thanks Jon,
Not sure on the heliciling comment?

Diff bolts inbetween the struts??
Not meant for you John, was refering to the hub carrier handbrake bracket repair by the OP, you must have been up two minutes earlier than me!

But I must say that diff torque bracket mod is pretty elegant.


Edited by GAjon on Thursday 13th December 08:16
smile

plasticpig72

1,464 posts

93 months

Thursday 13th December 2018
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I think the welded up holes are just for a Bracket.
Alan
ps. helicoils will take more tightening/load than threads direct in allumnium


Edited by plasticpig72 on Thursday 13th December 10:25


Edited by plasticpig72 on Thursday 13th December 10:44

TVRMs

1,651 posts

68 months

Thursday 13th December 2018
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plasticpig72 said:
I think the welded up holes are just for a Bracket.
Alan
ps. helicoils will take more tightening/load than threads direct in allumnium


Edited by plasticpig72 on Thursday 13th December 10:25


Edited by plasticpig72 on Thursday 13th December 10:44
Correct Alan, I was confused smile