Worth a gamble or not?

Worth a gamble or not?

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Matthew Poxon

5,251 posts

118 months

Wednesday 3rd April
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Wow the Griff looks stunning, well done sir

yonex

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15,082 posts

113 months

Wednesday 3rd April
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Matthew Poxon said:
Wow the Griff looks stunning, well done sir
It’ll still take some doing to match yours wink

Thanks for the kind words.

mk1fan

9,615 posts

170 months

Friday 5th April
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Once the TT mirrors, vented bonnet and SIlverstone light pods are fitted it'll look great biggrin

Looks so good on the 16-inch spiders.

yonex

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15,082 posts

113 months

Saturday 13th April
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The new lower dash looks pretty trick. Thinking about changing the leather either side of the main tunnel to a biscuit colour to match the edges of the carpets? Or black, with black carpets?

What do you think?

Podie

45,540 posts

220 months

Saturday 13th April
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yonex said:


The new lower dash looks pretty trick. Thinking about changing the leather either side of the main tunnel to a biscuit colour to match the edges of the carpets? Or black, with black carpets?

What do you think?
I think a bit of contrast works well

citizen smith

481 posts

126 months

Saturday 13th April
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yonex said:


The new lower dash looks pretty trick. Thinking about changing the leather either side of the main tunnel to a biscuit colour to match the edges of the carpets? Or black, with black carpets?

What do you think?
Great idea, how about changing the dash colour as well, that will then cut out the reflections on the windscreen on a sunny day.

yonex

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15,082 posts

113 months

Thursday 4th July
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So, best laid plans and all that.

The Griff is off to Dave in a few weeks for the hood. I’ve caved in and am going to do the carpets etc. Then, after reading Matthew’s thread on the ecu I was inspired to just do that as well. I’m going with Joolz, and Emerald. Bigger injectors, decat the manifolds.

That should be ‘it’

Podie

45,540 posts

220 months

Thursday 4th July
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yonex said:
So, best laid plans and all that.

The Griff is off to Dave in a few weeks for the hood. I’ve caved in and am going to do the carpets etc. Then, after reading Matthew’s thread on the ecu I was inspired to just do that as well. I’m going with Joolz, and Emerald. Bigger injectors, decat the manifolds.

That should be ‘it’
hehe

Speed 3

2,557 posts

64 months

Thursday 4th July
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yonex said:
That should be ‘it’
For this month.....

yonex

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15,082 posts

113 months

Friday 5th July
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Podie said:
hehe
Roger will be pissing himself up there rofl

Oh well, it’ll be fab when completed. If it’s ever actually completed smile

andy43

6,231 posts

199 months

Friday 5th July
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I'm not sure a TVR is ever completely completed smile
Joolz did mine - hugely recommended.

yonex

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15,082 posts

113 months

Tuesday 16th July
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Two weeks now for trim and then another week before the Emerald. Getting a little nervous about it to be honest. I have played with lots of things and always spent, and lost money on various projects. It's this one though that is interesting. Despite knowing better it's really got under my skin, more importantly the friends I have made along the way are priceless.

Half of me doesn't know what to do with it, once completed, the other half is undecided biggrin

it would be interesting to ship to it Italy as I have never seen one here?

Still waiting on a date to go down for the big reveal. As much as I've rehearsed the evening and the speech I'm really nervous about how it's going to go, it's such an emotional thing and I am really nervous about it. All I can do is go with my gut.




lancepar

380 posts

117 months

Wednesday 17th July
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yonex said:

it would be interesting to ship to it Italy as I have never seen one here?
I have..............

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

Can't work out how the clicky thing is done from the Formatting Codes. Doh

cool

mk1fan

9,615 posts

170 months

Wednesday 17th July
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There were a few in the recent S Club Eurotour. biggrin

yonex

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15,082 posts

113 months

Wednesday 31st July
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So the last two days hace been spent on the Griff.

First, a small water leak. Given the engine has had 'everyting' it was likely to be simple, it was. A slight weep from a bolt. One thing which has been on the radar was dust off of the belt. Turns out that this has been every so gently kissing the power steering hose. It's amazing how much dust is made from seemingly little contact, slight rouitng change, all good. I might swap to the JE tensnioner, still not sure? One of the rad fans, the same one that was stuck before, threw in the towel, both replaced, it's just not worth the risk, easy decision. The triple cored standard rad has so much more cooling power, one fan actually coped ok. Shut off valve on the water rail has stopped the furnace from the interior fans, might have mentioned this before, can't remember.

The clock is ticking now.

Re-trim begins next week. We have to get the dashboard back in and the new mirror kit on, complete with modified hoover tubes, still amuses me that one. Spoke to Joolz earlier, was going to relocate the battery, change it to a smaller one, but right now I'll leave it. The dash loom has some interesting mods, these have been removed and it's had a quick refresh. Tomorrow there will likely be some swearing. Delivery will be Friday, one way or another...

Super excited about the next few weeks, I am not chasing perfection with this, but it's looking pretty good biggrin

yonex

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15,082 posts

113 months

Thursday 1st August
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As predicted. What a bd of a day.

yonex

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15,082 posts

113 months

Friday 2nd August
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Took the car over to Dave earlier, he’s going to work his magic on the interior. Keeping it fairly stock. New hood will have the smaller window so it folds better.



Suspension is good, very good for road use. Only issue is the heat. The cabin is like a blast furnace! Have fitted a bypass valve so need to figure out why. It’s actually making it annoying to drive right now. Even so, the torque and noise is very addictive. After Dave, Joolz will fit the Emerald, any doubts about it have gone. Idle is a bit floaty and it pinks under load. Seemed to settle down after a while but no doubt an ecu change will make the most of it smile

Good day.

M3ax

955 posts

157 months

Friday 2nd August
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You’ve done an immense job mate.

yonex

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15,082 posts

113 months

Friday 2nd August
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Many more folk than just me, it’s a credit to all of them.

One more of the paint. Malachite is a curious colour, can look almost olive coloured in dim light but then in the sun it comes to life. It’ll look ace with the new hood, that’s remaining green as well.

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Spiders have really grown on me, I’d change them for only one other wheel type. The other half was following today and said you could feel it as it wafted along ahead. Once the remaining cats are out, we’ll see biggrin I think they’re breaking up anyway, causing lots of heat etc.

Things left;

  • Mirrors to fit
  • Emerald
  • Clean the leather, guys said Autoglym, what do you think??
  • Remove 19 year old tyres after dyno!
  • Fit fire extinguisher
  • paint badge properly[url]
Edited by yonex on Friday 2nd August 18:17

andy43

6,231 posts

199 months

Friday 2nd August
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Green with green hood looks cool
Re the overheating heater maybe ask Joolz to take a look.
I'd guess he loves being upside down in the footwell - must do with all these loom replacements hehe