Speed Eight Performance dealers/installers: Autobedrijf Post Uiterweer, Alphen a/d Rijn; Beek Auto Racing, Den Haag; Bertil Evers Car Company, Velp; Kim's Speed Shop, Spijkenisse

zondag 9 oktober 2016

Speed Eight webshop is open!

As from today, you can shop a selection of popular TVR upgrades at www.speed8.ccvshop.nl. Stay tuned as we add more items from our fairly massive product portfolio, with some brand new items being in development exclusively for us!

Projects update

Project Tuscan is well underway, the car has been completely dismantled, the chassis cleaned with minor knocks and scrapes on the still new powdercoat rectified and areas that will be exposed to road grit and dirt treated with anti-stonechip coat before spraying the whole chassis in 2K scratch resistant clearcoat; the wishbones stripped and refinished (the lower from one on the offside had sustained some damage in what looks like an unfortunate meeting with a kerb, so that one has been replaced with a brand new one) and some inside body repairs performed. A Tuscan Mk2-style grille has been blended in with the rest of the bodywork.
On the mechanicals, the specification is coming together well; a Quaife differential and standard-issue AP Racing front brake calipers with very non-standard 2-piece AP/Reynolds discs are waiting to be fitted; the engine is stripped to a bare block and uprated finger followers, valve springs and RND GT-HO cams are already to hand, as are 4.1 litre forged pistons and 4-bolt conversion for the main bearing housings. The head machining has been outsourced, new oversized valves as well as additional oiling at the rear of the head are included in the spec. Quite a few minor parts have been overhauled and refinished so far. 

Also in build is an MGF that so far has got an LSD door conversion, a comprehensive stiffening of the bodyshell,  a complete respray in the original red with the slight difference of 30% metallic flake in the first clearcoat, and an interior retrim in black with red diamond stitching. The engine will be convertied to VHPD-spec with the additional refinement of individual throttle bodies.

This is what we started out like: you can follow our progress in this Facebook photo album: https://www.facebook.com/SpeedEight/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1092496944114072