Twin turbo Moggy

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Twin turbo Moggy

Postby Fozwanger » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:50 pm

After a number of weird and wonderful Moggies over the years, ranging from an ex panda saloon with a V8 in, then I twin turbo'd it, then started building a '53 split wiith a 600 hp Viper motor in it (I had all the parts,motor, trans, axles etc etc but it never got off the ground because I lost my job) and the last one being a slammed traveller with a 160HP Guy Croft twin cam in it (that was gonna get the pro street treatment).
I was parts collecting for the pro street traveller when I was offered this TVR griff/chim chassis.
So a plan was hatched to morph the woody body onto the TVR chassis and it was gonna be called the TraVelleR. I put the car in for it'sMOT and it failed on a couple of simple things and I didn't have the heart to cut her up.
I then got in touch with Gotzy and asked about the Hot Rod Drag special that was started a few years ago. After a couple of emails a collection date was arranged and the shell was collected. She's had a 4" chop and a generally nice chop performed, a perfect basis for my mad plan.
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The running gear is a brand new 3.9 rover with matched and balanced rods and pistons, blower camshaft (with 0.502" lift!!!!) and the latest addition is a pair of JE development 2A race heads (huge valves and porting job) with a CR of 8.5:1, 15 - 20 psi boost and looking for at least 350 hp
I'll be force feeding the motor with twin turbos (a barstardised Janspeed conversion) and I was gonna blow through Quad dellorto 40 DHLA's, but have since changed my mind and I'm gonna use the suck through SU's (used before with outstanding results and reliability).
LT77 box (looking for a T5, anyone?) and the rest is stock TVR rolling stock.
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Postby Fozwanger » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:03 pm

Then to bring my plan to fruition the shot blasted and powerder coated underpinnings (except the chassis) were shipped off to Wayne Allman's for him to work his magic. Upon arrival we discoverd that after putting the chassis up on the table it was bent and twisted. Definately got shafted there but Wayne has since pulled it all straight so all is good.
With the wheelbase being 4" too long Wayne lopped 4" out of the chassis and not the body is roughly mounted and looks really tough.
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The car is currently having a full cage fitted (funny car style, can't take any risks with this little beastie!!) steering and pedals sorted before the shell comes back for wayne to get stuck into the welding fully.
Pedal box is a floor mounted TVR 350C fully adjustable race box, came complete with everything, so all the cylinders are the correct size, servo's correct etc etc. Not much room for feet tho

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And not much room for me either

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Here's a pics of a trial fit of the body with dummy motor in with turbo's fitted - Note the heavily baffled exhausts (not)

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Hopefully off to Wayne's on sat so more pics and info when I get 5

I hope you like it  :D
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Postby MM » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:25 pm

Should be alot of fun, I imagine!

What are the SUs you're using?
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Postby Fozwanger » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:02 pm

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Postby MM » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:06 pm

Originals from the Rover V8, or from a different car?

Any pics of your Guy Croft Traveller?
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Postby morrisfixer » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:26 pm

What a great idea using a tvr chassis :D   has the roof been chopped  how much wider is the wheel base and is there room for seats?  :shock:

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Postby Fozwanger » Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:01 pm

Spoke to Wayne today - no progress this week  :(
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Postby Fozwanger » Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:20 pm

Went to Wayne's today, not much to photograph but there was a number of bent up tubes on the floor and the main hoop was in. Door tubes are ready to go in so after the break Wayne will be on a bend and weld-a-thon inside the car

Will post pics as soon as I get some  :)
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Postby Fozwanger » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:28 pm

A bit more progress, main cage is in, door bars and dash bar being fitted this week, dummy motor is in for set up purposes and where the dash needs to be mounted, ride hieght set.
Hope you like it
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Postby jonathon H » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:38 pm

Blimey, that motor will keep yer feet warm. No good for a fatty like me !! :lol: . Looking exciting though.
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Postby Fozwanger » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:44 pm

jonathon H:60091 wrote:Blimey, that motor will keep yer feet warm. No good for a fatty like me !! :lol: . Looking exciting though.


Or me   :?
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Postby jonathon H » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:22 pm

So slimfast for us then !! :D
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Postby Fozwanger » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:31 pm

Phwoar


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It's really small so we're thinking of leaving the B post tubes out
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Postby plastic orange » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:56 pm

That's why I'm not fitting a cage in mine :D
They do seem tiny when you have them at this stage.

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Postby TeHoro » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:17 pm

Looks like you are nearly done!
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