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.
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.