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Post by Corky » Mon May 07, 2018 8:21 pm

Oh no. Thought you were up for a simple fix :(

Good luck getting it sorted.


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Post by MikeyBikey » Mon May 07, 2018 8:31 pm

Bugger Bugger Bugger. So frustrated for you Paul. I'd like to offer help but not sure what i can other than moral support. I still have that hydraulic clutch bellhousing for the Type 5 gearbox ? Its shallower than a normal bellhousing. It came with the GBH gearbox you sold me but I've never used it ? You can have the use of that immediately if needs be. All you need is a type 5 ?


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Post by red rocket » Mon May 07, 2018 8:49 pm

Sorry to hear of your woes Paul. Good luck in getting it sorted. Keep in there!


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Mon May 07, 2018 9:45 pm

Agreed mate


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Post by BigBobPilot » Mon May 07, 2018 10:03 pm

You can get a T5 to Essxex bell housing from Ric Wood or Burtons (which I think is a Ric Wood one anyway).

Danny & I have a pair of Ric Wood heads that were on the Marcos. We replaced them as there was some valve seat recession on the exhaust valves. We thought we had hardend valve seats, so we weren't running additive. But they aren't hardend, as there is too much risk of the seats dropping out at heat temperature & revs, we run Millers CVL now. The engine was still making good power with the old heads, I can't say I've noticed too much difference. I think we have a set of roller-rockers to go with the heads, but we do need to sort valve springs, caps & collets.

Sorry to hear of your woes, but I can only assume you are thinking of some racing if you're going back to an Essex?


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Post by turbster » Mon May 07, 2018 10:17 pm

BigBobPilot wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 10:03 pm
You can get a T5 to Essxex bell housing from Ric Wood or Burtons (which I think is a Ric Wood one anyway).

Danny & I have a pair of Ric Wood heads that were on the Marcos. We replaced them as there was some valve seat recession on the exhaust valves. We thought we had hardend valve seats, so we weren't running additive. But they aren't hardend, as there is too much risk of the seats dropping out at heat temperature & revs, we run Millers CVL now. The engine was still making good power with the old heads, I can't say I've noticed too much difference. I think we have a set of roller-rockers to go with the heads, but we do need to sort valve springs, caps & collets.

Sorry to hear of your woes, but I can only assume you are thinking of some racing if you're going back to an Essex?
Yes the gearbox shouldn’t be an issue and the heads sound perfect, I was giving Danny a ring tomorrow anyway.

Yes I want to do some swinging sixties races again and not have the general restrictions that come with the engine change. The car is still set up for racing anyway.


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Post by fightingtorque » Mon May 14, 2018 3:18 pm

That's a shame as this was an awesome car.
I think TVR went a step too far in deciding to produce their own bespoke engines and gearboxes. Made some awesome cars but the reliability seems to have been awful.
One thing you could compete in with an engine swap would be Classic & Retro Time Attack ?



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Post by turbster » Tue May 15, 2018 10:26 am

fightingtorque wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 3:18 pm
That's a shame as this was an awesome car.
I think TVR went a step too far in deciding to produce their own bespoke engines and gearboxes. Made some awesome cars but the reliability seems to have been awful.
One thing you could compete in with an engine swap would be Classic & Retro Time Attack ?
It's a huge shame, but I did it and it's time to move on and make the car more versatile. There are plenty of places to use the car with an engine swap, but it seems to prevent me from doing the things I want to do.


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Post by turbster » Tue May 15, 2018 10:42 am

I have a decent engine coming (attached to a 5a :lol: ) and the plan is to swap to that in the short term and build a full race Essex over the winter.


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Post by BigBobPilot » Tue May 15, 2018 1:04 pm

Good luck with it, I hope it's a speedy project.


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Post by CNHSS1 » Tue May 15, 2018 1:11 pm

Chin up Paul, sure you'll be out soon 8)


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Post by turbster » Tue May 15, 2018 1:14 pm

the idea is to be speedy in getting it back out there, probably not that speedy performance wise :lol:

But strangely could be a lot better on handicap...

Cheers Craig, I'll get there one day :lol:


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Post by turbster » Sat May 19, 2018 8:57 pm

Ok, so today’s acquisition turned out to be more of a 90% completed upgrade/restoration than an engine donor to be sorted at a later date... This causes a dilemma, as the car is pretty much a good road going spec sprint car as it stands, so rather than take the engine out and do a temporary fix to get the Coupe out, a few weeks will see this ready to go in a similar spec to my first sprint car...
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Post by Corky » Sat May 19, 2018 9:11 pm

Nice one Paul.


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Post by BigBobPilot » Sat May 19, 2018 9:31 pm

Ha!

Don't get carried away with it then, I know what you're like, you'll have the suspension off to be shot blast & powder coated before you enter an event!


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