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Re: Project anyone?
« Reply #180 on: 03 July 2017, 20:47:12 »

I love that the charger looks like an accessory for a Spectrum ;D

.. and, naturally, if you wobble it while it's plugged in... ::)
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« Reply #181 on: 04 July 2017, 08:42:59 »

 ;D ;D ;D

Those were the days! I miss that .. possibly because I was a kid, at school, with no responsibilities or worries and nothing to do in the evening but mess with computers and electronics, but.. ;D
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« Reply #182 on: 04 July 2017, 08:44:58 »

I need a weekend motor of some sort, not sure what yet be it Kit car or TVR.
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« Reply #183 on: 04 July 2017, 09:06:56 »

I need a weekend motor of some sort, not sure what yet be it Kit car or TVR.

Is there a difference? :D

I've always quite fancied a V8 Cerbera. 8)

Both are a good antidote to "modern" cars. :y
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« Reply #184 on: 04 July 2017, 09:26:07 »

I think TVRs rust more .. if that's even possible ;D Still basically a kit car you've paid someone else to assemble. In fact, peel the skin of a Cerb/Griff or a Gardner Douglas (Cobra) and the chassis will look awfully similar..

Trouble is (last time I looked, anyway) the "desirable" Griffs & Cerbs are starting to command strong money now. Cheaper than a Cobra replica, though.
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« Reply #185 on: 04 July 2017, 09:36:37 »

I think TVRs rust more .. if that's even possible ;D Still basically a kit car you've paid someone else to assemble. In fact, peel the skin of a Cerb/Griff or a Gardner Douglas (Cobra) and the chassis will look awfully similar..

Trouble is (last time I looked, anyway) the "desirable" Griffs & Cerbs are starting to command strong money now. Cheaper than a Cobra replica, though.

That's a plus, more than happy to strip down and repair corrosion for a reduced sale tag  :y
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« Reply #186 on: 04 July 2017, 11:24:46 »

That's a plus, more than happy to strip down and repair corrosion for a reduced sale tag  :y
:y On the bright side, it's fairly easy to remove the body from a TVR and after that it's all just tube steel..
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« Reply #187 on: 04 July 2017, 11:44:19 »

Yep, not sure if you can still get "project" cerbs for sensible money but I know a few guys who did that, mainly to carry on touring with the kit car boys after they'd had kids. The plan worked very well. They can pretty much keep up on the twisty bits, too, and when they fail, boy can the reel you in on the straight bits. ;)

The problem is, put a kit car in the hands of someone who understands them and it'll last forever. In the hands of someone who treats it as a production car, however...

Hence TVRs tend to get issues. ::)

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« Reply #188 on: 04 July 2017, 11:48:47 »

I reckon one of these would make a lovely alternative to a TVR for touring - http://www.gdcars.com/cars/t70-moda/
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« Reply #189 on: 04 July 2017, 22:49:12 »

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« Reply #190 on: 04 July 2017, 22:50:46 »

It is that. :y Trouble is it was a pile of shite when it was new in a showroom decades ago.  :D
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« Reply #191 on: 04 July 2017, 22:58:35 »

Here's a proper barn find!  :y

Yup, now all thats needed is for someone to chuck a match in and close the door  ;D
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« Reply #192 on: 05 July 2017, 08:45:25 »

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« Reply #193 on: 05 July 2017, 10:29:37 »

Kevin Wood's first love! ;D  :y
No use. It's the saloon so you can't get a mattress in the back. ;D Also got the poxy 1.3 engine. ::)
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« Reply #194 on: 05 July 2017, 13:48:06 »

Kevin Wood's first love! ;D :y
No use. It's the saloon so you can't get a mattress in the back. ;D Also got the poxy 1.3 engine. ::)


At least the 1.3 doesn't have enough power to challenge the suspension. Unlike the 1.8 which, while still shit, does.
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