TVR Griffith Parts List

This is a list of either alternative parts or alternative parts suppliers for the TVR Griffith.

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Building a bulb list - please ignore for now

Location Function Type Type Colour Watts LED OK?
Front Headlamp (5in) H1 - White Osram Nightbreaker 55W ????
Front Headlamp (7in) H4 - White 55W ????
Front Side BA9 xxx White - YES
Front High Beam xxxxx - White - No
Flank Indicator xxxxx xxx Amber - YES
Rear Light & Fog BAZ15D 566 / S25 Red 21W/4W Yes
Rear Indicator BA15S 382 Amber 21W Yes
Rear Reverse BA15S 382 White 21W Yes
Rear Stop BA15S 382 Red 21W Yes
Dash Dials 501 Wedge W5W White 5W ?????
Dash Clock xxxxx Bayonet xxx White - ?????
Dash MIL bar xxxxx xxx Various - ????
Dash Fibreoptics xxxxx xxx White - ????
Rear Numberplate Festoon C5W 36mm White - YES
Inside Hoop Festoon xxx White - Yes
Inside Footwell Festoon xxx White - Yes
Drivers door Lighter BA9S Pygmy bayonet 12v 2.2w White 2.2 YES


  • A couple of points to note:
Don't Forget you need a LED specific indicator relay like this >>> CF13 LED FLASHER UNIT - FIX FAST FLASHING INDICATOR - 3 PIN RELAY FOR LED BULBS
Consider Red/Amber bulbs for dash to avoid night blindness. See this thread >>>>https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&t=581468


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Contents

Alarm

Early cars

Bushes

Brakes

Master Cylinder

Rotors

Brake Pads

Caliper bolts

Rear Caliper

bigger brakes

887/888 conversion

300mm brake upgrade by N7GTX (Iain)

Handbrake cable

Drivetrain

Driveshaft CV Joints

Driveshaft gaiters

Gearbox

LT77

T5

T5 Clutch slave cylinder

Propshaft UJ

Wheel Bearings

Rear

Electrics

Alternator

Battery

Bulbs

Lights/Switches

Headlights

High Beam Lamps

Rear Light Units

Front indicators

Side Indicator Repeaters

Door Courtesy/Interior Light Switches

Door Courtesy/Interior Light Fitting

Boot and door lock solenoids

Column Switches

Fuse box and Relays

Fuse Box

Door Courtesy/Interior Light Delay Relay

Fuel Pump Relay

Fuel Pump

Fuel Filter

Fuel Roll Over Valve

Wiper Motor

Wiper Motor Park Switch

Battery

rad-fans

Engine & Engine Bay

Aircon condensor

Auxiliary Drive Belt / Fan Belt

Ancilliary drive belt - serpentine front end with PAS, non-aircon

Ancilliary drive belt - serpentine front end with aircon, non-PAS

Distributor (dizzy) Cap

ECU Coolant Temperature Sensor

ECU Water Temperature Sensor

Exhaust System

Fuel Filter

Ignition Amp

Ignition Coil

Oil Filter

Oil Dipstick

Oil Dipstick Tube

Rotor Arm

Starter Motor

Stepper Motor (idle control valve)

Cleaning

Stepper motor connector

Sump plug

Throttle Cable

Throttle Return Spring

Water Pump

Pre-Cat 4x

Serp engines

Water Pump Pulley - to fit pre serp

Fixtures and Fittings

Interior

Boot gas strut

Door Jamb Reflectors

Mirror - rear view

Seatbelts

Steering Wheel conversion to Momo

Sun visors

Gearbox/Handbrake rubber gaitor

Exterior

Wipers

Number Plates

Rear

Fluids and Lubricants

Antifreeze

Cooling System

Bleeding the Serp engine

Blue expansion cap

Swirl pot cap

Gearbox oil

LT77

Diff oil

BTR Diff

GKN Diff

Heating System

pre-cat

Later cars

Steering

Track Rod Ends

Manual Rack

Fitting An Electric Rack

Wheels

OZ split rims

Bolts

Tyres

Torque Settings

Bertram Hill - solutions to common TVR Griffith problems

Chimaera Pages - even more Alternative Parts

"HOW TO" - Useful threads / links for how to do stuff

30 step engine out guide

pre-cat heater controls

Tesing an ignition coil

Blitzracing has some excellent information on the Fuel Injection system here

Fitting and Electric Steering Rack

Changing the Brake Servo

Door Card Removal

Paint codes

Emergency bits you might want to carry in the boot - especially if you're touring


Alarm

Early cars



The early cars were equipped with a Selca FM7 alarm
There is a direct plug-in replacement for it, in the guise of the Meta HPA

Available from Abacus Car Alarms, and it is £150 as of Nov 2014

Selca FM7 replacement alarm from AbacusCarAlarms.co.uk Clicky
Tel: 0208 677 1999
Mobile: 07930 332 362
There is also an idiot guide for the replacement here Clicky




Bushes

For want of a better place, I'll shove this info here for now.

Make : TVR
Model : Chimera & Modern Griffith

Superpro
Part : Sway Bar Mount To Chassis Bush
Part No : SPF1004-26K
Front/Rear : Front
Notes : Measure bar dia 26mm bar

SuperFlex
Front ARB kit of 2 bushes for 26mm bar
SF379-1004K




Brakes


Master Cylinder


Ford Fiesta 3 XR2i
Brakes International sell these as BMC4230 Master Cylinder
Useful info in this thread Clicky

Rotors


EBC
The 'D' variant rotors rotors are plain/solid but you can also use the Grooved/Dimpled 'GD' variety too

4.0 and 4.3 litre cars
Fronts 240MM Diameter 58mm high D086 or GD086 FORD Sierra 1.6 85>
Rears 253mm Diameter 34mm high D280 or GD280 FORD Sierra 2.0 Turbo Cosworth 85>86


5.0 litre cars
Fronts 260mm Diameter 58mm high D216 or GD216 FORD Sierra 2.0 87>93
Fronts 260mm Diameter 53mm high D150 or GD150 FORD Sierra 2.9 XR4x4 85>89
Rears 273mm Diameter 43mm high D558 or GD558 FORD Sierra 2.0 Cosworth 4x4 90>93


Two different 'heights' of Front rotors seem to have been used. It's worth confirming yours before buying.
The height of the disc is easily measured if you have removed the disc from the car by laying it flat on the floor and measure its 'height'

Be careful with rotors where the the holes are drilled all the way through rather than 'dimples' as these have been known to crack.

Here is a useful and very comprehensive EBC cross reference table. Ford Sierra are on page 89
http://www.formulafriction.co.za/wp-content/upload...

Brake Pads


Ferodo DS2500 Pads
Fronts for 240 mm discs are FCP206(H for DS 2500 compound).
Fronts for 260mm discs are FCP276
The rears are FCP408 for both early and late cars.

Front 260mm discs
APEC PAD532
EBC DP3605/2C

Rear 273mm discs
APEC PAD537
EBC DP2617
MINTEX MDB1287

Caliper bolts


M10 x30mm, with a 10.9 tensile strength, that take an 8mm allen key/socket (same front and rear)

Rear Caliper


Part number: Unipart GBC2051/Delphi LC3166 right side
Part number: Unipart GBC2050/Delphi LC3165 left side

•Applications:
•FORD SIERRA 2.0i TURBO RS COSWORTH 1986-93 (LEFT)
•FORD SIERRA XR4i & 4X4 2.8 1985-88 (LEFT)
•FORD SIERRA XR4i & 4X4 2.9 1988-93 (LEFT)
fits pre cat Griffith solid disc

bigger brakes


887/888 conversion


Replacing the standard calipers with Ford 887/888 calipers

Brake disks for use with these calipers are FORD Sierra (inc Sapphire) RS Cosworth 2WD
Here
  • Year: 86-90
  • Diameter: 283.0 mm
  • Thickness: 24.0 mm
  • Minimum Thickness: 22.5 mm
  • Height: 55.0 mm
  • Bore Diameter: 63.5 mm
1mm spacer between hanger and upright
Open the hanger mount holes to 12 mm( in the upright )


or Black Diamond PP/223 -Mondeo 2.5 V2 24valve
Here
  • Year: 93-00
  • Diameter: 278.0 mm
  • Thickness: 24.2 mm
  • Minimum Thickness: 22.2 mm
  • Pads are dimensions 17 x 12 x 8.3 cm
  • Mintex MDB1290
  • Brakeparts part no BPS2378 - Ford Scorpio 2.9 V6 24v Cosworth
need an 11mm spacer with appropriately longer and thicker bolts
Calipers are threaded M12, originals are M10 so the two holes in the hub carrier have to be drilled out.

Info from Here

300mm brake upgrade by N7GTX (Iain)


N7GTX has written an excellent article documenting (and including photos) his Chimaera 300mm brake upgrade which is on 15inch wheels in this thread clicky

Here is his 'kit list' (all prices as of Aug2015)

Reconditioned calipers from Euro Car Parts. Their part numbers are 133590311 (Left) and 133590324 (Right)
Enter those part numbers into the search box on the home page:
EuroCarParts

They cost £62 each plus vat and a surcharge of £25 per caliper so if you do not have old ones to return you will pay this. Then the total price would be £208.

Carriers from a Ford Mondeo Mk3 which are all the same size.
From a scrapyard, or they do come up often on ebay. The Bosch part number is 0204Y01125. They are not handed so just order 2 of them.

Rotors from a Ford Focus ST170 and are 300mm. You cannot use the Mondeo discs as they are 5 stud.
Euro Car Parts number is 104590548 and cost £25.21 each inc vat.
They are vented, 24mm wide, 4 stud and the center hole is the same size as the hub.

Brake pads are Pagid, for a Ford Mondeo Mk3, from Euro Car Parts, part number 101590298 costing £26.58 inc vat.

Due to a difference in offset between the discs it is necessary to buy 4 longer mounting bolts and then fit a spacer on each one.
M12mm x 45mm socket head high tensile screws, grade 12.9
Spacers made from old suspension bushes found in the scrapyard that were 12 mm diameter and then cut them to size as they are thick walled and strong

Handbrake cable


Ford caliper cable
Ford Sierra '82-'93 3375mm one piece

Quinton Hazell part no: bc2256

Cross Interchange Parts
Factory Number
QH BC2256
FORD 1656793
ATE 24372706242
PAGID 85149
BOSCH 1987477229
TEXTAR 44023200
BENDIX 432117B
Bettaparts LBC6129
Borg & Beck BKB1151
Falcon FBC700
Firstline FKB1151
Motaquip VVB343
Veco VJB355





Drivetrain

Driveshaft CV Joints



Information correct as of July 2012

Sourced from Unipart Automotive Newark (Tel 01636 672501)
Any Unipart store will be able to supply these but they won't post, you have to collect.

Derivative: 1991 Ford Sierra 2.0
Specification: CV Outer diameter 108mm
28 splines

Part number: AMKTDL3018R CV Joint - Inner
(they are supplied by AMK of Wakefield and the box part number is TDL3018R)
In the box is the CV, CV circlip, a new boot, CV cover plate, boot clips (large and small), a sachet of grease.

Price: Price for 2 of these was £89.98 including VAT

Driveshaft gaiters


Firstline FCB2196
Totalpart.co.uk supplied at £4 each including grease and decent clips.

Gearbox


LT77


Although the LT77 gearbox can be found in plentiful supply be careful when buying as the TVR variety isn't the same as the Land Rover one.

T5


Gear lever thread size 1/2" unf so 20 tpi.

T5 Clutch slave cylinder



Slave Cylinder, clutch - LPR 3609 (This didn't fit my 98 Griff 500 wrong thread size)

Mounting bores distance [mm]: 63,5
Brake System: APL
for article number: 3609
Material: Cast Iron
Bore [mm]: 25,4
Thread Size: 7/16 20 UNF

Other part refs :
COMMER: 75067324
COMMER: R75067324
TRIUMPH: 91732
TRIUMPH: UKC8677
LAND ROVER: UKC8677L
BREMBO: E52002
DELPHI: LL13312
UNIPART: GSY136
TRW: PJL150
BRECO: E52002
Brake ENGINEERING: WC1098BE
VILLAR: 6245722
SAMKO: M29142

Propshaft UJ


UJ's Cap size 27mm Size across caps 81.8mm
Uni-cardan U166
Hardy Spicer HS166
GKN 18196 7.900.27.06.13.001
Land Rover RTC3346

The GKN (Hardy Spicer) range is available through most major distributors or can be purchased directly from their Uni-Cardan Service Centres (new / repair propshafts etc):
Birmingham: 0121 313 1661
Leek: 01538 384278
website

Wheel Bearings


Rear


For wheel bearings take these FAG part numbers to your local goodies store, they are definitely the correct kits.
FAG: 713678770 Left
FAG: 713678290 Right

I think these are the equivalent Unipart numbers but I'm not 100% sure.
UNIPART: GHK1556 Right
UNIPART: GHK1291 Left

Information found in a thread. Click Here





Electrics


Alternator


Magneti Marelli a127-65

Battery


The Battery is a std 072 type with a crank rating of 620-630 amps.
Size of Battery - to ensure you get one which fits in the battery box - is L 272mm, W 170, D 220.

Bulbs


Headlight bulbs are H1
Side indicator repeater bulbs are T10 (WY5W)
Tail light bulbs are baz15d or 566, with offset pins - double filament 21w/5w
All other rear light bulbs (indicator, reverse, fog) are 1156 382 BA15S (opposite pins)
Dashboard gauges : Pre Cat gauges are all BA9 Bayonet fit

Lights/Switches


Headlights


Headlight adjustment ring. The black plastic ring that's the connection between pod and headlight, with 3 adjusters and 3 spring clips to hold the lamp in place. Also has morette pressed into the plastic.
The adjustment trim ring is now an obsolete part[MO 128].
If anyone requires one in the future David Gerald has a remanufactured part.

High Beam Lamps


Havant Motor Factors in Hampshire called Cibie UK and Valeo and determined the old Valeo part number (082348) had been discontinued, but had been superseded by Valeo part number 082378. They were £55 each inc. VAT. (April 2015)
Bulb is type: H1 Osram Nightbreakers give a noticeable improvement

The originals are Cibie SC 0488047's.
They have a different glass style, but have the same flat glass face 5 and 3/4 inch (146mm) diameter as the originals. They have Cibie printed into the glass and have the same three locating lugs around the lamp edge that allows them to fit perfectly into the black plastic mounting bracket.
Full thread and pictures are Here
Note that this is the lamp fitment for a (97)500.
pre- '93 cars ?

Thanks to GJR (Graham) for his detective work.

Some information on an alternative courtesy of Christian Stephenson
classic parts company 'Europa' supply a budget correct size main beam lamp, £35.94 (Dec 2016) for a pair including postage and you can buy in singles.
They fit a treat in the original holders and best of all no wiring adjustment either. The quality might not quite match the Cibie
part no is H575H1
http://www.europaspares.com/catalogsearch/result/?...

Rear Light Units



The rear lights are from a Vauxhall Cavalier.
There are different types of unit with different codes embossed on them and the main difference seems to be the indicator being clear or orange.

Orange - V136 AR & V136 AL
Clear - V136 JR & V136 JL
Clear - 136 JL offside, 136 KR nearside, both clear. On a '99 50

There is further information here Clicky

Front indicators


... are off the Chieftan Tank biggrin

Side Indicator Repeaters


Round type - Fiat Tipo/Cincuecento
Oval Type - Ford Fiesta MK3

Door Courtesy/Interior Light Switches



TVR outlets I see that the typical price is about £15 plus VAT
This switch is originally a Vauxhall part - Vauxhall part number is 9197594
It was also used extensively on Lotus models (particularly the Elise).
Lotus reference for the door switch is A111M6035F
Price at Lotus spares place - £4.95 each

Grommet to seat switch;
http://www.screwfix.com/p/tower-pvc-grommet-closed...

Door Courtesy/Interior Light Fitting


Ford Escort MK2

Boot and door lock solenoids


YD79L from www.maplin.co.uk




Column Switches


Indicator/main beam switch is Vauxhall Cavalier Mk3/Cbra/VX220. Vauxhall No 9181010
Way cheaper than TVR outlets. Only mod required was to cut the stalk and trim to allow fitting of the alloy stalk, held on with small allen screws.
Wiper switch same donor and fitting.

Fuse box and Relays



Fuse Box


Some explanation on the fuse box;
Clicky

Door Courtesy/Interior Light Delay Relay


The relay is a Ford part. Its quite tall and yellow so easy to recognise, and is usually in the top right corner of the fuse board.
Part number was 85GG 13C718 though apparently this was replaced later by 92GG 13C718.

Its thought the 85GG variant just turns off after the set period and that the 92GG variant dims slowly in theatre style, though this hasn't been confirmed yet.

Fuel Pump Relay


Those silver things on fly leads down by the battery
Bosch 0732014112
Land Rover AFU2913L
By the way, both these need to be good. Contrary to popular belief you can't just swap them over.

Fuel Pump


Originally a Bosch 0580 464 055 with a Lucas sticker: Lucas 4FP 73351A with spade type connectors 130 Litres/hour at 3 Bar
Bosch have replaced this with type 0580 464 070 the only difference being metric screw terminals.

Fuel Filter


Mann WK830
Coopers/Fiamm FT5141 FIG7002

Fuel Roll Over Valve


Ford part: 91 AB-9A 153-AA (Plastic)
Similar from Merlin Motorsports:Roll Over Valve In Line With 5/16 (8mm) Push On Tails | M-TRL88 (Red Aluminium)




Wiper Motor


The wiper motor can be rebuilt, though its a fiddly job and you need to take great car noting where everything is.
The brush set are 14w and available from SVS here

See this thread here

Wiper Motor Park Switch


Mini part 520160A
Available from Minispares or Rimmer Bros

Battery


The Battery is a std 72 type with a crank rating of 620-630 amps.
Size of Battery for box is L 272mm, W 170, D 220.

rad-fans


According to TVR parts specialist Racetech Direct the fan size for our cars is 305mm (12"), they say the original Spal part number is VA10-AP70/LL-47A and that does seem to check out with a bit of separate Googling work, they charge a whopping £152.32 plus VAT & postage so buying just one fan from Racetech Direct is going to get very close to £200!!!!

On the other hand you could buy a VA01-AP70/LL-36A which is a Spal 12" curved blade pulling fan for a much more reasonable £138.37 from JJC Race & Rally on EBay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Spal-Universal-12V-Sucti...

Or better still I discovered you could buy the very same thing from Pro Ally for just £94.20:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322217176227

The difference between the original part number VA10-AP70/LL-47A and VA01-AP70/LL-36A is just the last figure which seems to denote the amperage draw, 47 amps vs 36 amps for the newer version, this would make sense as the newer version is using the latest brushless motor technology. (Ian, the 47A & 36A refer to the blade profile and the AP70 is the motor which is the largest for the 12" fan)

Both fans are the same size and both used curved blade technology so I'm in no doubt the newer version will pull the same amount of air as the original if not more as the lower inertia brushless motor may very well permit a higher peak rotational speed and will certaily get to peak speed faster. The newer brushless fan will also spike on start up 10 amps or so less due again to the reduced motor weight (inertia) and Spal's integrated "Soft Start" circuitry.

Here's an airflow chart from Spal that demonstrates the VA01-AP70/LL-36A is their top performing fan in the 305mm size, unless you want to up the maximum amp spike considerably from a safe 36A to 66A which is something I wouldn't recommend without significantly uprating the original TVR wiring.



Bushless motors are smaller (thinner) so fitting it will be easier and ultimately would allow for a deeper rad core if that's something being considered, bushless motors also last longer and draw less amps so the newer VA01-AP70/LL-36A has some really nice advantages over the original VA10-AP70/LL-47A used by TVR in the 90's which itself was a quality fan choice that seem to last a good 20 years, it's just electric motor technology has moved on.

Choosing the new brushless motor VA01-AP70/LL-36A will therefore be an upgrade from the original and if you buy it from Pro Alloy rather than Racetech Direct it'll be half the price too wink

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322217176227

Please note this is all just research at this point but it all cross checks (including interrogating Spal's own website) so I'm very confident its correct, do however make your own checks before committing so you can satisfy yourself you are definitely purchasing the right fan for your car.

(detective work by chimpongas-Dave)




Engine & Engine Bay


Aircon condensor


Universal part: Sanden MFC 2068 AE (used in trucks/buses/excavators)

Auxiliary Drive Belt / Fan Belt


The following have all been noted as in use, though their sizes do differ so its worth checking what you have now and carry a spare.
Pre-cat Gates 6268mc 1113 x 10
Pre-cat Gates 6225mc 1125 x 9.5


Alternatives to the Gates 6268mc are;
Quinton Hazell QBA1113
CONTITECH AVX10X1113
GM 3752032
CHRYSLER BH268
CHRYSLER 79226536
CASE IH F20128
CITROEN HG231-6A
Motaquip VFB235


Alternatives to the Gates 6225mc
Quinton Hazell QBA1125


Ancilliary drive belt - serpentine front end with PAS, non-aircon


Original part no. ERR5267

This is a TVR special but available through specialists, though not through Land Rover or motor factors.

The belt can be specified as
7PK 1850 (7 rib, 1850mm in length)

Gates do a 7PK 1855 which has been fitted satisfactorily as is just 5mm longer and this can be got from motor factors.

Ancilliary drive belt - serpentine front end with aircon, non-PAS



7PK 2090 (7 rib, 2090mm in length)

Distributor (dizzy) Cap


Lucas part DDB107 for Rover V8
Land Rover part STC8368

ECU Coolant Temperature Sensor



Lucas SNB802 can be replaced by
Intermotor 55128
Facet 73200
Land Rover ETC8496
Lucas 73355A
Lucas 8TT
Lucas SNB802
Webcon WTS163
Jaguar EAC3927 "SENSOR, COOLANT TEMPERATURE, FOR THE FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM. FITS 1980-1992 XJ6 AND 1980-1988 XJS

Apparently there are two Unipart equivalents, the difference is the thread size, if memory serves you want the smaller of the two thread sizes.

ECU Water Temperature Sensor


Part numbers (equivalent) SNB802, EAC3927, DBC3728
Bought for £10 on ebay from Autoelectricalspares July 2015 excellent service and delivery

Exhaust System


ACT 'Y' piece wideband sensor thread
M18 x 1.5mm same as a 18mm spark plug thread


Fuel Filter


Here are the "Euro Car Parts" part numbers:
503440031 (Guttmann) £5.64
503440030 (Hengst) £9.72

Or just quote the major filter manufacturer's own part number at your local motor factor.

Fram G3829
Bosch 0450-905-084
Cooper FT5141
Crosland 6689


It's used on loads of cars & not a difficult filter to find.
Even your local Halfords hold it if you quote 1998 Ford Galaxy 2.0

Ignition Amp


Lucas DAB118
DAB127 also works though you may have to change the connectors.
Some cars need a 2 pin amp, some need a 3 pin amp - 2-to-3 pin conversion leads are on ebay
You will need thermal paste to spread on the back of it before fitting. this can be found at Maplin. Search for "Thermal Compound" and you will find small syringe and spreader for about a fiver or on ebay

Ignition Coil


mallory 29216
Bosch part number (from the box) is 0 221 122 392 and then there's an extra sticker with GI 14050132 and PRC6574G

Oil Filter


Land Rover part ERR3340
Cross Reference Information Exact Details
Alco: SP838
Crosland: Z1159
Coopers: 2149
Fram: PH5443
Mahle: OC261
Mann: W930/20
Motaquip: VFL378
Purolator: L17067
WIX: WL7117
Bosch: P4014
Cummins Fleetguard V8F 8990


Oil Dipstick


Land Rover part ERR1922L Dipstick

Oil Dipstick Tube


Land Rover part ERR4556

Rotor Arm


The only one we trust is genuine Lucas for Land Rover, Range Rover, Discovery V8
Part number STC1857

Be careful of purchasing pattern parts such as Facet, which has been found to be of inferior quality and cause issues.


Starter Motor


Standard on a 92 Pre-cat was
Magneti Marelli 26801K 12v Type M78R (1.4)

These guys were recommended on the forum for their 3kw version
www.londonessexautoelectrics.co.uk

Stepper Motor (idle control valve)


Original was Land Rover part ERR5199
Part No ETC6660 replaces ERR5199 so you should search for either.
KevD said in This thread he bought one in 2014 from British parts.co.uk which was £35.19 + vat & delivery, and it has worked faultlessly so far.

Cleaning


An excellent article including pictures can be found on The Chimaera Pages Clicky

Stepper motor connector


They are JPT (Junior Power Timer) connectors and come in varying pin configurations.
They are used extensively in engine looms and are still commonly available from a variety of outlets, just Google JPT Connectors.
Durite part: 0-012-72
They look like this Clicky

Sump plug


Same thread as swirl pot cap - 1/2" B.S.P thread - a good upgrade is a David Brown tractor sump plug (hex key fitting)


Throttle Cable


They are supposed to be unique to the TVR but you can make do with one from a Peugeot or Citroes XUD diesel engined car - Peugeot 305/205/405/309 or Citroen BX/ZX/Xantia. The kits have enough bits to make a roadside repair in an emergency.
Or another emergency measure is to use a 1.5mm push bike brake cable. Using an electrical 'chocolate box' wiring connector for the nipple on the end.

Throttle Return Spring


Body of the spring 4cm, tip to tip 6.8 cm.


Water Pump


Pre-Cat 4x


Part Manufacturer: try Rimmer Bros TR8
Part number GWP204 .

Serp engines


STC4378
Interestingly the prices vary massively for these.
A search for STC4378 will find LR items, often above £200
A Search for STC4378 AIRTEX will find pumps for a quarter of that.
It was discussed in this thread linky

Water Pump Pulley - to fit pre serp


Part number ERC 3166 Now obsolete
SIZE 5.2" DIA and 1" DEPTH
-NOTE after many hours of searching best option was either breakers yard or a nice alloy one from here http://www.thewedgeshopstore.com/aluminum-water-pu...
its from the USA but shipping is not to bad as it is light smile





Fixtures and Fittings

Interior



Boot gas strut


The strut from a P38 Range Rover upper boot section goes straight on.
Also this tailgate strut MXC7833P from Rimmer Bros

Door Jamb Reflectors


Jaguar XJ6

Mirror - rear view


Peugeot 206

Seatbelts


Securon 500/30 Black are a potential replacement but are not a direct match as the stalk stands aprox 10cm higher when fitted.
Other Securon buckles with shorter stalks from are also available but not with the required inertia real assembly so 2 belts maybe be required to get the correct fitment. All Securon belts are commonly available on Ebay so there is no need to pay a specialist for them.

Steering Wheel conversion to Momo


If you want to fit a different Momo steering wheel and it doesn't match the screw fittings you need a 'boss' for a Vauxhall steering column
Momo MC6605 Steering Boss Kit is the correct fit and they can be found on the internet or ebay

Sun visors


Ford Capri, Ford Escort Mk1 & Mk2
With some subtle differences;
Ford item covering has a fine dimple pattern where TVR item is grained. TVR vanity mirror is slightly bigger. TVR fitted the visor to the head rail from the top with screw head bolts rather than from the bottom like Ford with self tappers, therefore TVR pushed in 5mm nut into the mounting hinge pins.
You may need to spray with satin black vinyl spray as Ford items are normally 2 tone colour black/cream, black/grey.


Gearbox/Handbrake rubber gaitor


The same item is used for both the handbrake and gear lever.
Ford Sierra Mk1 for gearbox ‘Type 9’, Ford part number 6112048 - discontinued now but you might be lucky and find NOS

Here is a useful thread on replacing them Clicky




Exterior


Wipers


Wiper blades, Lucas WEB160

Number Plates


Rear


The rear number plates need to be of the special construction which allows them to
be backlit.
You can special order them at FancyPlates - tell them you need a TVR backlit plate Clicky

The transparent plate option is also available as a selection in the dropdown menus of the online constructor. Clicky




Fluids and Lubricants

Most fluids and lubricants have improved since the cars were originally built and the OE spec versions are either no longer available or there are better out there. Here are some recommendations for suitable alternatives.

Antifreeze


Type Quanitity recommended by
VAG G12++ (barreti)


I've also found this information when researching lifespans of Antifreeze
2-3 years for glycol coolant.
4-5 years for OAT coolant. (G12 plus plus is OAT)
Most manufacturers also specify mileages at which they should be replaced if reached before the time period, as it'll only survive so many heat cycles.
The anti-freeze properties remain unaffected, but the anti-boil and anti-corrosion properties of the coolant go for a burton.

Cooling System


Bleeding the Serp engine


Detailed information documented here: clicky

Blue expansion cap


VW Golf mk1/mk2 Blue expansion cap part C389 / 443 121 321

Swirl pot cap


1/2" BSP (same as sump plug) - a good upgrade is a David Brown tractor sump plug (hex key fitting easier to undo than the slotted brass original)


Gearbox oil


LT77


The LT77 gearbox takes approx 2.5-2.7 litres of oil
Difflock Evolution 1 Fully Synthetic Gear Oil has been recommended, though its expensive so brace yourself before searching for it.
ATF Dextron 2 or 3 is recommended by Ashcroft Transmissions

Diff oil


BTR Diff



Morris Lodexol XFS 80W-140 is a fully synthetic gear oil
See this thread clicky

GKN Diff


According to the manual Mobilube SAE 85W90 - 2 litres
Various oils have been recommended though - see this thread clicky
Castrol SAF-XJ 75w-140 fully synthetic final drive lubricant
or
Amsoil Synthetic SEVERE Gear Oil 75w-140 (SVO)
or
Hypoid (HD) 75/90






Heating System

pre-cat


Barreti knows the heating system of Pre-cats very well. Drop him a line if you need any information.

Later cars


The full rebuild of the heating system is documented in this thread Clicky





Steering

Track Rod Ends


Delphi part TA687
Borg and Beck BTR4040
First Line FTR4040

Manual Rack


Inner steering arms from a 1992 pre cat manual rack are from a mk5 escort with trw power steering.

Fitting An Electric Rack


At the time of writing there is a thread running where CARSY is documenting his install. I've posted a link to this in the "How To" section.







Wheels

OZ split rims


Bolts


M7 x 24mm flanged torx head and 30 on each wheel
The original OZ bolts are 12.9 rating, clearly marked on the bolt head flange.
Hansdaal on here supplies titanium bolts. hamada@planet.nl





Tyres


I found this idea in another Wiki, and since we get so many tyre questions/comments I thought it would be useful to compile a list of our own.
I'll keep this at the bottom of the Wiki because it may end up being quite a long list.

Reviews should be listed under Tyre Manufacturer, Tyre Model, Size, Wheel type (eg. Estoril/Gotti)||your comments||your PH name||
You don't have to but might want to add your PH name if you are happy for people to contact you about your choice.
Manufacturer Model Front/Rear Size Wheel (eg. Estoril/Gotti) your comments your PH name
Goodyear Eagle F1 Front 225/50ZR16 Estorils Had these on the rear of the car before I swapped the whole set, and I still have these as spares because I really like them. Grippy, predictable, stable in the wet. Barreti
Toyo Proxes Front 205/55/R15(TBC) Amil Gotti Swapped as a full set and found them very well balanced with no tramlining Barreti
Toyo Proxes Rear 225/55/R16 Amil Gotti as above Barreti
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Torque Settings

Component ft lbs Nm
Caliper to front upright 43-44 50-60
track rod end to upright 30-35 40-47
Bottom balljoint to upright 60-65 81-88
Top balljoint to upright 60-65 81-88
Upper balljoint adapter pinch bolt 59-66 80-89
Top front wishbone to balljoint HSG 35-40 47-54
Bottom wishbone to balljoint HSG 12-15 16-20
Steering rack mountings 12-15 16-20
Steering UJ clamp bonts 12-15 16-20
Front and rear hub retaining nuts 229-258 310-350
Rear caliper to bearing carrier 40-45 54-61
Rear bearing carrier to upright 45-48 61-65
Differential front allen bolts 90-100 122-136
Differential bushes to chassis 48-55 65-75
Rear diff carrier to diff (cap head) 33-36 45-52
Top rear diff bush pinch bolt 45-50 61-65
All front wishbones to chassis 45-50 61-65
All rear wishbones to chassis 45-50 61-65
All rear wishbones to upright 45-50 61-65
All damper bolts 55-60 75-81
Roll bar mounting clamp to chassis 30-35 40-47
Drive shaft bolts to diff 32-35 38-40
Drive shaft bolts to axle shafts 32-35 38-40
Seat belt anchorage bolts 25-30 34-41
Wheel nuts 73-77 99-104
Brake master cylinder to servo 15-20 20-27
Front crossmember 45-50 61-68
Gearbox crossmember 45-50 61-68







Bertram Hill - solutions to common TVR Griffith problems

I hadn't intended this page to cover fixes, but when someone puts effort in to properly document solutions to common problems I feel their efforts should be acknowledged and put to good use.

Paul has done just this. His website is Here




Chimaera Pages - even more Alternative Parts

Much as we may want to deny it biggrin the basic underlying package of the Griffith and the Chimaera are the same.
A Chimaera Alternative Parts list has been created by Steve Parker who has kindly agreed we can link to in this Wiki. Clicky

The Chimaera Pages
Now hosted by the TVRCC and are available for everyone to view (You do not need to be a member of the TVRCC)

They can found by clicking in the following link: Chimaera Pages






"HOW TO" - Useful threads / links for how to do stuff

30 step engine out guide


Click here by ukdj (Paul)

pre-cat heater controls


Click here

Tesing an ignition coil


Click here

Blitzracing has some excellent information on the Fuel Injection system here


Click here

Fitting and Electric Steering Rack


Click here

Changing the Brake Servo


An excellent How To written up by TJC46 (Tom) in the last post in this thread. Its for the Chimaera but it should be/looks the same for us.
Click here

Door Card Removal


Click here

Paint codes


Click here





Emergency bits you might want to carry in the boot - especially if you're touring

Dizzy cap
Rotor Arm
HT King lead
HT Longest lead
Coil
Ignition Amp
Bosch relays for fuel pump
Indicator relay
Fan belt, (well, not strictly a fan belt any more are they but you know what I mean)
Box of various fuses and a fuse puller
Bulbs
5m of black wire and spade connectors
loop with a spade on each end for bypassing the otter switch
Expansion cap
Propshaft UJ
Throttle cable (I think! Need to check this)
Gaffer tape
Insulating tape
Various tools incl 2 cans of tyreweld and a pump
ECUMate
Bible.

Underneath the passenger footwell carpet is a laminated fusebox/relay layout and fuse puller.
Each fuse use has been verified as there are differences to any of the fusebox layouts in the Bible.