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Post by philhoward » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:39 am

CNHSS1 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:20 pm
I have £10 that says theres 2 x more engines in the coupe before it turns a wheel :lol:

Keep up thw good work.mate. 8)
I'm sure he's invented quick release engine mounts.. :mrgreen:


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Post by DARK STAR » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:40 am

I'm having trouble following all these engines - and now the car is black instead of yellow :roll:


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Post by Coupe Racing » Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:10 pm

Probably the donar car


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Post by turbster » Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:19 pm

DARK STAR wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:40 am
I'm having trouble following all these engines - and now the car is black instead of yellow :roll:


So am I Chris! But my car is still very much yellow, the black one is a customers restoration job.
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Post by turbster » Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:22 pm

Coupe Racing wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:10 pm
Probably the donar car

The only donor is the TVR, and that’s getting a new engine/gearbox.


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Post by turbster » Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:22 pm

philhoward wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:39 am
CNHSS1 wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:20 pm
I have £10 that says theres 2 x more engines in the coupe before it turns a wheel :lol:

Keep up thw good work.mate. 8)
I'm sure he's invented quick release engine mounts.. :mrgreen:
Use Velcro now :wink:


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Post by philhoward » Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:05 pm

8)


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:36 pm

My mini had QR engine mounts, literally came with a R clip through them :lol:


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Post by turbster » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:13 pm

efi_sprintgte wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:36 pm
My mini had QR engine mounts, literally came with a R clip through them :lol:
Tango needed to be like that for gearbox changes :lol:


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Post by turbster » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:04 pm

I have the engine and T5 box ready to go in, just missing an exhaust and an axle now.. The plan is to make some manifolds, and I’ve hopefully sourced some used flanges as I can’t have any made or buy any at the moment.. The axle is a 4HA from a GTE so I’m changing the brackets to suit the coupe.. Cutting the old brackets off is not one of my favourite jobs, and it definitely wasn’t today as I somehow managed to stop the angle grinder with my hand :roll: my glove offered little resistance :lol:
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Post by philhoward » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:23 pm

A hand is certainly not the best thing to stop an angry grinder with...


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Post by DARK STAR » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:39 pm

No, it's not very effective :mrgreen:


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Post by philhoward » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:46 pm

It’s actually quite effective - just rather painful I find.


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:50 pm

Good to see your cracking on with the Coupe, hope the hands alright!


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Post by turbster » Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:57 pm

Thumbs up!!
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Run out of plasters now.. On the plus side I’ll have perfect 4mm x 25mm scar :lol:


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