Worth a gamble or not?

Worth a gamble or not?

Author
Discussion

geeman237

669 posts

130 months

Tuesday 24th April 2018
quotequote all
yonex said:
geeman237 said:
Re the mirrors, which plastic piece are you referring to? The black sleeve that covers the "toadstool"?
It’s a piece of plastic, thought I’d just buy one but hit a dead end. Having some made as it’s not a complex bit.
Got a pic? Not sure what piece you are referring too. I just redid my mirrors and both sides contained a hodge podge of plastic and screws so I am not sure what actually should be holding the mirrors together.

yonex

Original Poster:

15,082 posts

113 months

Sunday 20th May 2018
quotequote all
Picked up the car today.

It’s off somewhere to get looked over tomorrow and then finish a couple of things. Nice to get back behind the wheel again. It sounds great. The brakes have woken up, everything seems to be getting slicker mechanically. Water temps are rock solid with the new radiator etc, no issues to speak of. There’s an abundance of torque, no shunting anymore and the vocals between 2500 and 3500 are genuinely amazing.

The highlight will be picking up my daughter from school. Can’t wait to see her face! It’s no Atom substitute, but it doesn’t make me want to behave in the same way. Anyone thinking about the sport bilstein setup I can say it’s very good, still quite soft overall, but a good road setup.

The tyres will have to go after the geo setup.


yonex

Original Poster:

15,082 posts

113 months

Sunday 14th October 2018
quotequote all
So, it's been a while. The Griffith has taken a bit of a back seat lately, this is due to change. The brief run down on where we are is;

  • went to get a new hood and on the way there was a very bizarre puff of white smoke in the passenger footwell. This made me turn around and head back to base. It was traced to a bit of insulation on the manifold, to be fair the car was sat in traffic on one of the hottest days of the year. Seems fine now
  • fitted a tap to the heater supply. No matter how we adjust the valve there is some soak. Not any more biggrin
  • new hood and carpets now booked
  • new dashboard has arrived and it looks gorgeous.
This winter all the little bits and bobs will be completed. I've really missed the old girl and every time I hear it the hairs on my neck stand up.



And how it sits at the mo..



yonex

Original Poster:

15,082 posts

113 months

Tuesday 22nd January
quotequote all
So the dash is together and the loom tidied up, some truly awful work in there....



The dash is lovely. It got to a point where the decision had to be made to tidy and make good or re-loom? But if we re-wired the dash sub loom then I’d have had to attack everything else.



So, finish dash. Then I bought some wonderful mirror extensions. Top, top quality work from a true enthusiast, the mirror covers (Henry Hoover tubes) are also ready to be fettled.

The mint green clocks look great in their new home...



The hood and re-trim might go a little further now, I’ll speak to the guy and we will set a budget and figure it out.

Was considering an equal length manifold, but I’ll have to stop somewhere!!!!

The plan is to visit the widow, take the guys for a meal (i don’t think they, or the extended group are on PH) and present a cheque for £5K. That’ll allow me to proceed without further worry. With that the car has made a bit of a loss, but not much, it’ll be worth every penny to see the look on their faces when everyone sees the car in all it’s glory and I get to hand over an unexpected gift. I’m really excited about it tbh. I’ll park it up in his garage for the weekend and let the family enjoy it.

andy43

6,231 posts

199 months

Wednesday 6th February
quotequote all
To see it almost done is fantastic. Great reason for doing the whole thing too.
I have the Ben Lang setup but added to rebuilt shocks and I'd agree on the quality.
So... any fully finished pics?

lancelin

149 posts

66 months

Wednesday 6th February
quotequote all
Nice work, the wood on the dash looks thicker than normal. The buttons don't look so proud.

yonex

Original Poster:

15,082 posts

113 months

Wednesday 6th February
quotequote all
Yes, the dash is far thicker. I actually like the buttons flush...If I was being ultra picky I would turn some spacers and get the idiot lights flush as well, maybe I will smile

It’s a lovely thing though.

yonex

Original Poster:

15,082 posts

113 months

Wednesday 6th February
quotequote all
andy43 said:
To see it almost done is fantastic. Great reason for doing the whole thing too.
I have the Ben Lang setup but added to rebuilt shocks and I'd agree on the quality.
So... any fully finished pics?
Nearly Andy. As soon as the roads clear up it’ll be out.

andy43

6,231 posts

199 months

Wednesday 6th February
quotequote all
yonex said:
andy43 said:
To see it almost done is fantastic. Great reason for doing the whole thing too.
I have the Ben Lang setup but added to rebuilt shocks and I'd agree on the quality.
So... any fully finished pics?
Nearly Andy. As soon as the roads clear up it’ll be out.
thumbup

yonex

Original Poster:

15,082 posts

113 months

Saturday 16th March
quotequote all
Looks what’s arrived.

Almost the last piece of the jigsaw....


yonex

Original Poster:

15,082 posts

113 months

Saturday 30th March
quotequote all
Good to see the old girl today. Dash is mid fitting, small dash piece a bit fiddly as the led’s don’t quite marry up and need some fettling. Looks like the otter switch is fubared now so will replace that. Removed the rear badge to enamel after being inspired on a recent thread. The big news is the puff of white smoke, which scared the crap out of me was traced to a gently weaping rocker cover, dripped onto the manifold and the rest is history smile No more fretting about of it was wiring etc! Sounds epic, every time I hear it I just smile.
Finish the bits and bobs then off to trim the hood. Then off to Essex to show off the fruits of the labour and to surprise everyone . Can’t wait.

yonex

Original Poster:

15,082 posts

113 months

Saturday 30th March
quotequote all
IMG_3434 by roo_p, on Flickr

yonex

Original Poster:

15,082 posts

113 months

Saturday 30th March
quotequote all
IMG_3435 by roo_p, on Flickr

Ducati0

129 posts

79 months

Sunday 31st March
quotequote all
Looks fantastic !! I’m hoping to get my Griff next weekend, am so excited biggrin

PGNSagaris

2,143 posts

111 months

Sunday 31st March
quotequote all
Great work

TR4man

3,403 posts

119 months

Sunday 31st March
quotequote all
Will it be ready for the season opener next Sunday at Burghley?

Loubaruch

804 posts

143 months

Sunday 31st March
quotequote all
A first class result.

After all your hard work are you now going to keep the car?

I certainly would!

andy43

6,231 posts

199 months

Sunday 31st March
quotequote all
Loubaruch said:
A first class result.

After all your hard work are you now going to keep the car?

I certainly would!
Bet it's a keeper. It's got under his skin now smile

yonex

Original Poster:

15,082 posts

113 months

Sunday 31st March
quotequote all
Never say never, but I have always wanted a Sagaris.

yonex

Original Poster:

15,082 posts

113 months

Sunday 31st March
quotequote all
Loubaruch said:
A first class result.

After all your hard work are you now going to keep the car?

I certainly would!
I have referred to your site on numerous occasions. The heater tap, various wiring things...

It's the cool thing about TVR's.

And, thanks smile