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  1. If you want real detail and history about the Evora, then you won't get any more accurate than this...
    6 points
  2. I posted some pics of the AZ-1 I imported as a project earlier in this thread. Here it is, the one on the right next to my other one, all nice and finished. This was a full resto, the only part I didnt totally dismantle was the gearbox.
    6 points
  3. So we went to see the TVR yesterday, with the idea to drive her home if nothing catastrophic showed up on a short test drive. However, the seller couldn't get her to start... Not for lack of trying, we had to stop him or he would have kept starting until the starter motor gave in. She did fire a couple of times, but would die within seconds. So I'm thinking the problem is fuel related, the pump screaming like hell seems to confirm this. We did reach an agreement, at a reduced price. And I urged him not to try to start her anymore for fear of him bodging it up. I'll just go back with the traile
    5 points
  4. Being moved back in-house.
    4 points
  5. Now I see what your problem is. It's not printed square on the paper, I think I would probably reject that. 😄
    3 points
  6. Hope valley, Peak District. Stunning location with amazing roads
    3 points
  7. Ah, in that case start by removing the gearbox.
    3 points
  8. Sorry chaps, just catching up - I can't make it this evening, but will be at the Castle Coombe track event on 29th May - look forward to seeing you there 🙂 Fingers crossed for good weather 🤞
    2 points
  9. ^^ Yes, you have owned both of them I believe
    2 points
  10. Fixed that for you. 😉 Still planning to sell the Excel, the Jaaag is put to good use in the sunshine. We'll see how the TVR does, realistically I should limit myself to just the one open top car... Filip
    2 points
  11. On the advice of @JNW3, glovebox replacement is now a required C service operation.
    2 points
  12. I think the glovebox is also causing an issue in this situation
    2 points
  13. I wasn’t going to post, but seeing as we are still moaning about councils. After 2 phone calls and an email today she got the message I wasn’t going to be quiet. Responded with the reason. 1) new roof would be further forward than the old flat roof. It won’t, the fascia will be in exactly the same place. 2) it will be further forward than the main roof. Given my comments about point 1 the following picture pretty much dispels point 2). She also says she is confident that planning permission would be viewed favourably. Told her I will submit but will appeal anyway. Let’s see if she changes
    2 points
  14. One or two bones of contention but a pretty entertaining video. Military grey too 😍
    2 points
  15. This may not be relevant to others with big brake conversions because its all dependent on the caliper piston sizes but I thought I’d document in case anyone has a similar issue. My car is fitted with 6 pot Alcon fronts calipers and 4 pot AP rear calipers which provide fantastic stopping power and resilience, but the pedal travel with the standard master cylinder was very long and overly light, so the only answers to giving a shorter and heavier pedal were to either change the pedal ratio or fit a larger master cylinder. I didn’t fancy messing about with the pedal box so I started the se
    1 point
  16. Great to see another one being saved!
    1 point
  17. Hello, Here is my new Exige 410 metallic grey with this options: - Black Pack: none - Matt Black 10-Spoke Forged Wheel - Red brake caliper - Interior pack Alcantara Solid Red - Stitch color Red - Full carpet - Single Din Stereo - Air conditioning - Lightweight Lithium-Ion Battery - Cruise Control - Carbon Seat Modifications: - Constantly open exhaust valve (artisanal) Changes coming soon: - Adjustment of the exhaust valve from the cockpit - Rear lights by GRP (ordered, 8 weeks waiting) - Several carbon parts for the interior of GRP (gear lever, airb
    1 point
  18. FFS! Really @Colin P. Your proposed new design/solution just looks a million times better, even when wonky on the page! It really is people like this woman in the Council who just gives Councils in general such a poor reputation. I mean anyone can see that her "objections" were just plain incorrect, incompetent even!
    1 point
  19. It's simple, have a G-body car but an SE engine, or and Excel where access is easier.
    1 point
  20. Used to cycle (training and racing) all over that area and wider when a youngster. Great scenery, great roads and looks like great weather there. Very nice. The Evora really does suit the bright colours. Just looks great.
    1 point
  21. I suspect the artists crack pipe was glowing brightly while he drew that monstrosity. Don't worry.
    1 point
  22. if it looks like this...i really am going to need one!
    1 point
  23. I loved how he dismissed the rear seats. Best bit for me! But then I am biased and probably one of the few who has had more than one +0
    1 point
  24. SJ's list it but it's a silly price for a small plastic cover (part no. C082M5026J).
    1 point
  25. Loosen it slightly. Slightly. Then very gently tap it around with a long screwdriver and the heel of your (unbandaged) hand.
    1 point
  26. You are my hero, Last time I read from you, you had just bought a Jaguar and planned to sell an Excel to "compensate". Instead, you buy a TVR. And you can work on them, too. Congratulations!
    1 point
  27. You knows it! Seriously whos idea was that? Jeremy beadle? Ive not got the biggest hands in the world. Old spanner hands - @andydclements must have to get someone into do it for him! buddsy
    1 point
  28. If it's still in the key, be happy. And anyway...
    1 point
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  30. I often watch vice grip garage, purely for his humour.
    1 point
  31. Don't have a [chassis] leg to stand on. 🤓
    1 point
  32. Last Feb we agreed terms to buy our house. An electricity pole in the middle of the lawn was to be moved before exchange. Was scheduled for last may. We moved last June and today it finally got moved. Delayed almost exactly 12 months by COVID. The sellers will be happy too as there was a big retention being sat on until resolved.
    1 point
  33. Its a snug fit, but no idea if it's actually stopping any smells yet. The car still isn't MOT'd and the windows are down in the garage at present so it isn't a very valid test yet 😆l
    1 point
  34. builders bum gave it away to me
    1 point
  35. That's @Barrykearley sunday morning. He broke down on his way back home from his swinging meet! He looks different when he's not in his boiler suit but you can tell it's him by the 80's hair do.
    1 point
  36. Hi Chaps I would like to come along and talk rubbish to those of you that have a better knowledge than me My only problem is i will have to come in the Westfield as the GT3 is all tucked up in her garage.
    1 point
  37. Hello, I received my 4 carbon elements. The finish seems impeccable. But ... how do you install them ... If any of you can help me remove the Shifter top, the Airbag Cover, the Climate Control Surround and the Door Pulls that would be great! I can't wait to be able to install them and if I can do it myself without going through a garage I will be happy and can post pictures to you Carbon elements: Actual interior: Shu
    1 point
  38. What was interesting about that video, is how the presenter only talked about his experiences with the car he’s testing. There was none of the usual comparisons with rival machines. He told you the price and what options he’d tick and that was it. No mention of a Corvette being cheaper. He then just drove it and told us what he thinks of it, without any reference to Porsche or others.
    1 point
  39. Hi all, Bought my first Lotus this weekend, a 1990 Turbo SE with 51.300km on the clock. Original Dutch car, totally original condition and FSH. Owner had her for 28 years and traded in for the last new Evora for sale in NL, even though he is in his late '70ies. Respect! He cared for the Esprit to such an extent that she still smells new. She will need to get used to being used - I take my cars all over Europe and she has not driven more than 2,000kms in the past 10 years. I'll have to wake her up a bit, methinks, and she will encounter this new phenomenon called "rain" at some poin
    1 point
  40. All sorted. It was silly simple - I just didn't understand how it came together until I took it apart. What I didn't realize is that the compression fit collar is an NPT fitting that can be replaced by anything else that has an NPT thread - so it was just a matter of getting an NPT barb. One of the parts cars at our "race shop" already had the barb in its very-corroded tank. A couple new copper washers, a bit of a clean-up, & job done. (To be honest, I'm not sure if it's actually NPT - I got the barb out of the same spot on the parts car, so I knew it was the correct thread)
    1 point
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  42. Where is the parking on this road - in Devon. No one hurt though.
    1 point
  43. Part two and have to say really enjoyed it. Very informative.
    1 point
  44. Definitely Soup! Harry's Garage is always good too watch as well, but mostly I don't subscribe, just look for interesting episodes across different channels.
    1 point
  45. I seem to recall that Norfolk police are particularly arsey and uncompromising. And they wonder why the police have such a bad rep with the public. Am I likely to get 2 fines? Any lawyers on the forum who may be able to help?
    1 point
  46. Been great to have a week doing some joinery in the workshop
    1 point


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