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59' GRANTURA Mk1 restoration update

59' GRANTURA Mk1 restoration update

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cantus

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900 posts

170 months

Thursday 15th November 2007
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I will keep you all informed about my progress in restoring number 116.


Pic Number 1 : chassis with a couple of modifications


Edited by cantus on Wednesday 25th March 08:53

heightswitch

5,833 posts

168 months

Thursday 15th November 2007
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The expansion bottle on the front follows the usual theme then Williamsmile

N.

cantus

Original Poster:

900 posts

170 months

Thursday 15th November 2007
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heightswitch said:
The expansion bottle on the front follows the usual theme then Williamsmile
Well,.....it helps a lot !!!!

freddy quick

51 posts

181 months

Thursday 15th November 2007
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William,
you will have the only Grantura with a cup holder in the engine bay.
A beer bottle is a good measure to fix that requirement I guess.
Well done my friend!
Stephan

luckycarter

131 posts

194 months

Thursday 15th November 2007
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Hi William looking good, what are all the rectangular plates on the chassis are you converting it to bolt on body, also cant see the steering box mount are you converting to rack and pinion ?. Is it going to be Gulf colours like your Tuscan ?.
cheers
Rich
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900T-R

19,974 posts

175 months

Thursday 15th November 2007
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Veddy veddy nice... not that much changed between 1959 and 2006, either... hehe

cantus

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900 posts

170 months

Friday 16th November 2007
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luckycarter said:
what are all the rectangular plates on the chassis are you converting it to bolt on body, also cant see the steering box mount are you converting to rack and pinion ?. Is it going to be Gulf colours like your Tuscan ?.
cheers
Rich
Hall Rich,
Yes, it will be a bolt on body and the original steering will come back on this chassis. The chassis was already converted to rack and pinion but will be removed. I have to figure out what exactly the position is of the original mounting plate. But I think it is better to do that when the body is mounted on chassis and the steeringwheel is positioned. All the Nylon bushes for the suspension are in the house and trailing arms are ready to be fitted on chassis. The plan is to have a "rolling " chassis before christmas (2007). Colour of the car will be "Old English White" with red interior.


Hallo Stephan,
Haven't heard from you for a long time. Everything OK ?

wharfedale

70 posts

122 months

Monday 26th November 2007
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Good luck I retored a 59 grantura from a pile of bitts in 96 it won best of class a the blackpool thrash 97. I had to sell it when I was on the crest of a slump at the turn of the millenium, if there is any thing you have a problem with give me a shout, PS I think Oliver Edwards has a contact for the rear screens, we had a jig made up. Regards , Keith

cantus

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900 posts

170 months

Tuesday 27th November 2007
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wharfedale said:
Good luck I retored a 59 grantura from a pile of bitts in 96 it won best of class a the blackpool thrash 97. I had to sell it when I was on the crest of a slump at the turn of the millenium, if there is any thing you have a problem with give me a shout, PS I think Oliver Edwards has a contact for the rear screens, we had a jig made up. Regards , Keith
Hallo Keith,
So far , no problems ! New front and rear screen are already on the shelf.
After some discussions with TVR Grantura owners I decided not to use the original steering. The original steeringcolumn drives like a truck they all said. So, I will install a rack and pinion and convert it to LHD. Further upgrades will be discs on the front and a brake vacuumpod.

I will keep you all informed.

William

wharfedale

70 posts

122 months

Saturday 1st December 2007
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Your right about the steering its tuning circle was mesured between towns not curbs,and the big drums were good for the first stab. Keith

cantus

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900 posts

170 months

Sunday 9th December 2007
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A lot of work done this weekend !
16 new nylon bushes installed, drilled them to the right diameter and installed all torsion bars and trailing arms.
Took all together 2 full days.










Edited by cantus on Tuesday 24th March 18:19

vixen

329 posts

201 months

Monday 10th December 2007
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Looks good William!
I am sure that your Grantura is sooner ready then Gunmetals 1600M racer!

Edited by vixen on Monday 10th December 14:05

cantus

Original Poster:

900 posts

170 months

Monday 10th December 2007
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vixen said:
I am sure that your Grantura is sooner ready then Gunmetals 1600M racer!
The Problem with "Gun-Metal" or "very gun metal" which he calls himself nowdays because of obscene behavior on Pistonheads, is that too much Heineken is involved is his 1600M project.......

very gun metal

32 posts

116 months

Monday 10th December 2007
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cantus said:
vixen said:
I am sure that your Grantura is sooner ready then Gunmetals 1600M racer!
The Problem with "Gun-Metal" or "very gun metal" which he calls himself nowdays because of obscene behavior on Pistonheads, is that too much Heineken is involved is his 1600M project.......[/quot shoot

vixen

329 posts

201 months

Monday 10th December 2007
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very gun metal said:
cantus said:
vixen said:
I am sure that your Grantura is sooner ready then Gunmetals 1600M racer!
The Problem with "Gun-Metal" or "very gun metal" which he calls himself nowdays because of obscene behavior on Pistonheads, is that too much Heineken is involved is his 1600M project.......[/quot shoot
Hi Very Cum Metal
maybe you can also give us a weekly update of your restoration.
Please not just pictures of empty beer can's....banghead

very gun metal

32 posts

116 months

Thursday 13th December 2007
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Dear Pixen,

Have a look at this video. You trekpop.

I do't see a running engine in your perenkist, nor Cantus' heap of beetle parts has a fine sounding engine in it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgEWGUaFTjw 

Edited by very gun metal on Thursday 13th December 18:14

cantus

Original Poster:

900 posts

170 months

Monday 4th February 2008
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Suspension nearly finished !








Edited by cantus on Wednesday 25th March 08:57

heightswitch

5,833 posts

168 months

Monday 4th February 2008
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But you,ve mounted your rack upside down. The wheel is going to be on the wrong side. It didn't leave blackpool like thathehe

N.

jomarsaidel

12 posts

123 months

Thursday 24th April 2008
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Hi Cantus,
I wonder if you would be so kind as to provide me with some information about your TVR so as to update my archive. I see that you note chassis 116. Can you tell me if it is 7/F/116, 7/FS/116, 7/B/116, 7/C-S/116, or 7/C/116? Can you also send me some photos? Do you have any documentation or registration data on the montn the car was built or registered. I take it that your car has the vent or fly windows, slight hump over the rev counter and speedo, as well as the front fender stiffner but no rear quarter stiffner? Can you please tell me if your chassis is configured as A or B below:

Where the upper engine bay frame tubes meet the upper torsion bar are the gussets (triangular stiffeners) located on the (A)inside or the outside (B)?

Thanks for any info. Sincerely,
Alex Saidel

cantus

Original Poster:

900 posts

170 months

Thursday 24th April 2008
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jomarsaidel said:
Hi Cantus,
I wonder if you would be so kind as to provide me with some information about your TVR so as to update my archive. I see that you note chassis 116. Can you tell me if it is 7/F/116, 7/FS/116, 7/B/116, 7/C-S/116, or 7/C/116? Can you also send me some photos? Do you have any documentation or registration data on the montn the car was built or registered. I take it that your car has the vent or fly windows, slight hump over the rev counter and speedo, as well as the front fender stiffner but no rear quarter stiffner? Can you please tell me if your chassis is configured as A or B below:

Where the upper engine bay frame tubes meet the upper torsion bar are the gussets (triangular stiffeners) located on the (A)inside or the outside (B)?

Thanks for any info. Sincerely,
Alex Saidel
Hallo Alex,
How are you ?
My car is Ford Supercharged ! So FS . Engine and Supercharger are with the car. Date of registration is the 7 of august 1959 which is exactly the day and year I started my life on this planet. The car is equiped with window vents and hump above the 5 inch speedo and rev counter.
What do you mean with rear Quater stiffener ? I think you mean the polyester stiffener above the rear wheel ? In that case there isn't a stiffener. All smooth.
Gussetes are on the inside. I will sent you some pics of the chassis .
I try to come over to the US for woodwork this year. Are you there as well ?

Kind regards
William Wardenburg