Paul Chaplin's Vixen S3 LVX1843/4
Last updated - 15.05.2009
I'm in the process of re-building a vixen series 3 first registered in 1971 .
Reg No DTE 684J its chassis Number is LVX / 1843/4
The car I believe was owned in the 1980's in Stockton on Teesside , and then by my Uncle in Marske (also Teesside . He dismantled it with to a re-build, The chassis was re- built , and the engine was re-built. many of the rusty bits; hinge frames ,door mechanisms etc were re-placed by stainless steel. The shell was stripped for a re-spray . Then it sat for 16 yrs .
I have just taken it on as a project June 2005, and so far have replaced the bushes , done an inventory of missing bits and things that need re-placed together with buying loads on ebay and getting some great info through the various dealers, and guys/gals on the TVR pre 1980 site .
I've ordered a new stainless exhaust system , and have aquired a pair of Webber DECO 40'ies and plan to fit a stage 2 head and a fast road cam etc at some point to squeeze some extra umph out of her. I plan a re-spray and internal re-build of seats linings etc , also plan to fit a set of the four rear coil units ( a la series 2 vixen) as the setup seems very unbalanced and seems to give problems with the upright and lower pin. Thats about the saga so-far , when Ive gathered enough info I might set up a wee webpage etc , to help anyone currently engaged in a project like this - if you are by the way drop me an email - mutual wailing, and tales of woe are assured and any help/suggestions will always be welcome
Those of you who have followed the progress of this vixen S3 in Scotland on the Forum pre1980 tvr will know its now finished and on the road again .
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