My Taimar

My Taimar

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TwinKam

1,756 posts

59 months

Monday 18th January
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I bought some to use as lifting pads on eg two post hoists. Years of daily use and they are still virtually unmarked. Not only are they kind to the car's jacking points, but they also protect the OE rubber pads of the hoist, which can cost £15 to £25 each to replace eek
They are incredibly dense, tough, tear resistant and hard wearing, but I can't say how they'd fare in oil.

calum62

Original Poster:

78 posts

6 months

Monday 18th January
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DavidY said:
If the rubber they are made of resistant to oil and grease??
The suspension bushes are made of rubber are as are engine mountings, the body shims would probably see less oil and grease than those.

calum62

Original Poster:

78 posts

6 months

Monday 18th January
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Penelope Stopit said:
Black looms are amazing
"Black wires matter"

Took me a few days but I got there in the end biglaugh

calum62

Original Poster:

78 posts

6 months

Saturday 23rd January
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A progress update. I got everything disconnected and unbolted to lift the body, then realised I couldnt get anyone round my house to lift the body off due to covid lockdown. However "needs must" so I have removed the body myself , made about 100 times more difficult by doing it in a cramped shipping container.

Had to resort to medieval technology and after 2 short winter days fighting with the thing finally manged to get it off unscathed. Yes I am slow.
Had to make a makeshift gantry setup and ratchet straps to support the front and a scaffold pole across the rear of the body though the wheel wells supported by axle stands. Underestimated the height I needed to lift the body and needed to rejig the setup a few times. Anyways a few dodgy moments but it's off.

No holes in the chassis , but difficult to tell what state it's in until it's fully stripped and shot blasted. Next job make up a dolly for the body out of spare wood, stick body into my box trailer and then wheel chassis back into the shipping container to start stripping it.


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V6 Pushfit

16,186 posts

74 months

Saturday 23rd January
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Well done. And that chassis looks bloody good!!

TwinKam

1,756 posts

59 months

Saturday 23rd January
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Good work.
I've just lifted my Cerb body off on my own, it was a struggle and I wasn't working in a shipping container!

GAjon

3,321 posts

177 months

Saturday 23rd January
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Yeah, nice job!
I’m to clumsy to attempt a solo body lift, I’d be found under a tangle of slings , shackles and broken fibreglass.

It’ll be interesting to see how the chassis has faired under that padding!

calum62

Original Poster:

78 posts

6 months

Monday 25th January
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Thanks for kind words so far. So made up a wooden dolly for the body (which is surprisingly heavy) and with the wife's help got it pushed out of the shipping container down a ramp and on it's way to the box trailer where it will be living for the foreseeable. A quick measurement revealed I have a full 5cm extra space length and width in the trailer to take the body!

The Trailer had a winch on it which I took off and bolted to the shipping container floor and used to pull the rolling chassis back into the container. Not having steering made things awkward but using a 8ft long 3 inch post I was able to "row" either end of the car about to get it lined up. Put the winch back on the box trailer as will need it to pull the body up the ramp on the back, which I'll be doing tomorrow. Spent the rest of the day clearing out the box trailer which was near full. As the trailer is 6ft6 high I am going to chock the body up high so I can store stuff underneath it. Once thats done may give it a couple days before staring work again,as currently loaded with the man flu!





Edited by calum62 on Tuesday 26th January 20:56

Penelope Stopit

8,179 posts

73 months

Tuesday 26th January
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calum62 said:
Penelope Stopit said:
Black looms are amazing
"Black wires matter"

Took me a few days but I got there in the end biglaugh
Clever

Keep getting there

blackwiresmatterDOTCOM would make a good website name



calum62

Original Poster:

78 posts

6 months

Tuesday 26th January
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So not a very good day today, in fact an unmitigated disaster

Started winching my Taimar into the box trailer and just about everything that could go wrong did, The winch cable jammed, half way up the ramp, then one of my scaffold boards shifted and one of the castors on my trolly fell off down the gap! Having 4 casters was a bad idea because on a slope the trolly was all over the place. As I had at most 2 inches to spare width wise I decided that if I continued (my pushing the thing up the ramp) I was going to end up damaging the body shell. So abandoned the whole thing, fixed a pallet on to the bottom of the now self destructing trolley and used my tractor (every man needs one biggrin) to get control of the situation ! Looks to me like the body will need to stay outside under a tarp for the time being. Been fairly brutal weather wise here not really been above freezing for days.

Somewhat crest fallen I got fish and chips for supper and some much needed cider from Tesco. beer

Still no damage done so I'll take that given the way things were going....




Edited by calum62 on Tuesday 26th January 20:56

TwinKam

1,756 posts

59 months

Tuesday 26th January
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Scary! Glad you got away with it and no harm done.

Dollyman1850

6,183 posts

214 months

Tuesday 26th January
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calum62 said:
So not a very good day today, in fact an unmitigated disaster

Started winching my Taimar into the box trailer and just about everything that could go wrong did, The winch cable jammed, half way up the ramp, then one of my scaffold boards shifted and one of the castors on my trolly fell off down the gap! Having 4 casters was a bad idea because on a slope the trolly was all over the place. As I had at most 2 inches to spare width wise I decided that if I continued (my pushing the thing up the ramp) I was going to end up damaging the body shell. So abandoned the whole thing, fixed a pallet on to the bottom of the now self destructing trolley and used my tractor (every man needs one biggrin) to get control of the situation ! Looks to me like the body will need to stay outside under a tarp for the time being. Been fairly brutal weather wise here not really been above freezing for days.

Somewhat crest fallen I got fish and chips for supper and some much needed cider from Tesco. beer

Still no damage done so I'll take that given the way things were going....




Edited by calum62 on Tuesday 26th January 20:56
Just wrap it in a tarp and plonk it on the grass.. assume you will be painting it anyway.. biggrin its not as if it will go rusty and no one is going to nick it biggrin
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plasticpig72

1,641 posts

113 months

Wednesday 27th January
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Try to find a way to get into container because under a Tarp you will get lots of Blisters. Try and get the Body in dry place.
Alan

Zeb74

200 posts

93 months

Wednesday 27th January
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calum62 said:
used my tractor (every man needs one biggrin)
Definitely smile



DavidY

4,309 posts

248 months

Wednesday 27th January
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plasticpig72 said:
Try to find a way to get into container because under a Tarp you will get lots of Blisters. Try and get the Body in dry place.
Alan
As long as there is ventilation you should be ok, I put my body under a canvas type tarp for all the winter months (in the UK) and it was fine. Obviously stuff that traps moisture, plastic, non breathable materials etc is a no,no

But as you say if there is an option to get it undercover then do so.

calum62

Original Poster:

78 posts

6 months

Wednesday 27th January
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Zeb74 said:
Definitely smile


Now you're talking! An all train fork lift or a slightly over engineered engine crane smile

Yea the paint on the body is blistered already sadly, but I have a decent canvas tarp I'm going to be using meantime. There's a lad up the road from me with a old barn which is empty, I'm trying to see if I can get it in there, he's like the Scarlet pimpernel though!

No question I 'll need to build a garage this year.

calum62

Original Poster:

78 posts

6 months

Sunday 31st January
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Bit of an update. Still very cold up here but at least been dry last couple days.

Got my rolling chassis up on axle stands and removed the exhaust from the down pipe back, angle grinder used as hopelessly rusty. Will be looking to fit stainless manifolds and down pipes (I have a full replacement exhaust I got with the car which is down pipe back)

Pulled the propshaft off.

Engine mounting bolts removed ( took ages as seized and access a pig) , used a load strap to tie up the gearbox end to the chassis and removed the gearbox mounting.

No engine crane or load leveler available so used the same frame I had constructed to lift the body with "hellboy" to do the lifting. Used a ratchet strap from the gearbox to act as a load lever. Ran out of jacking space so had to take the front wheels off and drop the front so the discs were nearly on the deck.

Engine and box came out with a bit of struggle and was dumped onto an old trolly I had left over from a previous fight with a cast iron stove.

Should have drained the gearbox oil and a fair bit tipped out the propshaft hole as I tilted the engine

All in all done worse jobs, but cant remember when hehe


Hellboy:


Engine on the way:


Engine out:


StewB_v6

64 posts

64 months

Wednesday 3rd February
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Auto sparks list a replacement harness for M series cars which should be fairly similar to Taimar. I’m presently doing a 3000M (was a 77 build with the stealth black pack for the wiring...) which is a bit modded so went for one of their “Deluxe Front Engined Kit Car” harnesses which was happily a bit cheaper than the TVR spec one.

Looking at your pics reminds me how much I lucked out with my base car. It had been fully rebuilt in the mid 1980s & whatever they used to coat the chassis has protected it incredibly well (the chassis refurb was done by the TVR factory as I have the receipt for it!).

Good luck with it though, good time to start as the peak of enthusiasm is required when the weather is at its worst!

Stew.

DavidY

4,309 posts

248 months

Wednesday 3rd February
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calum62 said:
No holes in the chassis , but difficult to tell what state it's in until it's fully stripped and shot blasted.
Russ Wood (RIP) took great pleasure in attacking my chassis with a childs rubber mallet, seeing it crumble around the diff area and on the square section boxes across the car at the back was quite an eyeopener - it looked quote good up until that point!!

calum62

Original Poster:

78 posts

6 months

Thursday 4th February
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That's probably the worst bit of my chassis as well. . The square sections also look like one of the more changeling bits to replace due to the number of connections they have. I now have the front of chassis completely stripped and it looks pretty good.

At the rear I have wire brushed all the bolts and am giving them a few soaking of releasing oil before I start disassembly. Initial plan is to disconnect the drive shafts, take off the shocks and unbolt the wishbones to take each "corner" off in a single piece. That way it can be disassembled on the bench. The Diff looks to be secured by some real Victorian engineering and huge bolts. Expecting a fight!

Constructing these chassis's originally must have taken an age, never seen a more complicated arrangement. It must be strong as feck though.