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Update on Irish Peerless V8


Hi all! It's been a long summers with much activity so I've been a little slow on giving updates on the last V8 car.  I believe I had passed on the news that due to my starting a new business venue and also another toy car in my garage  I passed on the project to a good friend of mine from the TVR club.  Me has completely stripped the car down to the chassis. Me repaired a lot of the inner panels on the Warwick body as they appear to have been coming loose from the outer structure.  Also found some accident damage in the left rear corner (wheel arch area mainly).  

Most of the summer he has been working had to finish the restoration of his 1972 TVR wide body Tuscan.  The car was 1 of 2 made with a Boss 302 from the factory. Now that he has debuted that at the North American TVR meet he if going full force on the Irish V8 car.  As of this past weekend he had the front and rear sections welded up and was going to hopefully join the sections this week.

Below are a couple photos of the frame and also one of my latest addition.

Hope everyone had a great summer with many wonderful trips in your cars. - Jim

frame back 10.6.19.jpgframe front 10.6.19.jpgframe front side 10.6.19.jpg1974-jensen-interceptor 1.jpg

 

 



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wow wee great progress Jim, please pass my appreciation to your friend on a good job well done by the looks of it.

Could I use these images and copy in my next TR Action report (got to fill it with something!)



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Thanks Nigel. I'll pass on your comments to Paul Guinn, the new owner.  I have know him for almost 20 years and his previous restorations have been top shelf.

If you do use them in the TR magazine I would appreciate an electronic copy of the article.

Blue skies and green lights - Jim



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Center section of the frame is now completed and entire frame welded up. We test fit the body this weekend. All went well with a few little tweaks.



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Well another summer has passed on Paul is making wonderful progress on the Irish build prototype. He is wrapping up work so he can go to Florid for the winter but I grabbed a few shots to update everyone on progress. The chassis was moved off the build table and onto it's wheels on Sunday. He will be putting the drive train in today and getting a few minor details done on the chassis before placing the body back on for winter storage.



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That is looking good Jim!

Nice color for the chassis also.

I do like the looks of the rear section around the diff and back.

Was it originally like this, or has it been modified to give the rear axle more travel?

Will there be any bump stops for maximum travel or will this be limited by the telescopic shocks?

Keep up the nice work.

Erik



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Thanks Eric.

Rear end is still being sorted out.  If you look closely at the photos there are 2.25 inch spacers between the springs and dedion tube.  We had to do this to get clearance for half shafts and frame.  Paul will be looking at various ways to correct this issue over the winter but it will probably involve dearcing or eliminating leaf springs and adding coil overs for height adjustment.

The rear frame is as built with a few stiffening bars added.



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Hi Jim,

Well Paul really has made progress, please tell him well done from me!

Do you still have the original springs for the rear?



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