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On the TVR they did actually use a different process on the chassis to the factory

I think it's called doing it "properly"?

:roflmao:

(For some reason, I still hanker after a nice TVR. Maybe it's because nothing I could do to it would be worse than what would happen to it naturally?)

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We did share the paddock once with a Caterham championship. It was hilarious. We saw them line up, made all the obvious Caterham jokes, then watched them all come true.

He, probably true :roflmao:

One didn't make it to the grid on its own; stuck in the assembly area refusing to start, it needed a complete pit crew to come and push the gearbox back together (no, I'm not joking...).

Sadly, the gearbox came apart again during the race and dropped all its oil on the racing line at the exit from a corner, in front of a large pack of chasing cars. I'll hand it to them, they knew how to handle their cars while sideways.

Except for one of them.

Beautifully, he just about managed to hold it together and get off the oil, then drove all the way round the circuit back to the same corner, put himself back on the same bit of oil and span off into the armco.

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There was a chap driving a yellow Cerbera about locally a few years back, rumour was it was heavily tuned, but i'm not convinced there was any truth in that, or that it's even possible to tune the TVR lump much, i'm not convinced it's a particularly good engine anyway to be honest, but it had a stupidly loud exhaust on it, ear splittingly loud in fact.

Still sounded rubbish though, it's not a happy sounding engine, it has no harmony to it, usually a decent engine will start to sing at higher revs, these just sound rough.

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I always preferred the Griffith personally, and can't say i'm a huge fan of the sound of the Cerbera either, very un-V8 like.

[anorak mode]

The AJP V8s ran a less common flat plane crank set up which would likely mean it fires two cylinders (one on each bank) simultaneously, hence they sound different.

[/anorak mode]

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[anorak mode]

The AJP V8s ran a less common flat plane crank set up which would likely mean it fires two cylinders (one on each bank) simultaneously, hence they sound different.

[/anorak mode]

Yeah they mentioned the flat plane crank on Wheeler Dealers, but i've heard other stuff with flat plane cranks that sound great?

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They sprayed the chassis first with a galvinised paint and then powder coated it after. Shouldn't rot underneath now.

Well, it might in the places that the lanky spanner was using a pry bar when dropping the body on the chassis! He'd taken great gouges out of the powder coating - you had to be quick to notice.

I have also noticed that a few of the cars have been sold to the crew rather than 'proper' punters - one that sticks out was a guy named Tobin - such a strange name and it happens to be in the credits regularly. Hmmm!

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Well, it might in the places that the lanky spanner was using a pry bar when dropping the body on the chassis! He'd taken great gouges out of the powder coating - you had to be quick to notice.

I have also noticed that a few of the cars have been sold to the crew rather than 'proper' punters - one that sticks out was a guy named Tobin - such a strange name and it happens to be in the credits regularly. Hmmm!

Yes a couple of years ago almost all the cars from one series turned up on someones ebay garage

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