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    Re: Question About 2500M Seats

    Rich Rock?.....I'll be darned.....Small world.

    He races the heck out of that thing in Pa. hill climbs
    (With the nerve of a rally driver)

    He also helped my brother w/ the set up of his Vixen.


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    Re: Question About 2500M Seats

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:]BTW.....The "M" in 2500M Stands for Martin as in Martin Lilley [/QUOTE]

    Hey, I might not know much about Vixens, but I do know what I've got! [img]/bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif[/img]
    Gonna have to make a run to the outlet stores in the next couple months - Still got beer?

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    Re: Question About 2500M Seats

    Quote Originally Posted by bravenrace
    Gonna have to make a run to the outlet stores in the next couple months - Still got beer?
    Actually I like ridiculously dry cabs & red zins
    (once described by a friend as a glass of alum powder)



    But I do have plenty of beer for folks who drop in. [img]/bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif[/img]
    Let me know when you'll be in the area & I'll play tour guide.


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    Re: Question About 2500M Seats

    I thought you liked Guiness, no?

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    Re: Question About 2500M Seats

    Quote Originally Posted by WhatsThatNoise
    Rich Rock?.....I'll be darned.....Small world.

    He races the heck out of that thing in Pa. hill climbs
    (With the nerve of a rally driver)

    He also helped my brother w/ the set up of his Vixen.
    I imagine that the TVR world is smaller than the TR3 world! I've known Rich since TRA National 2001, when I bought a Detroit locker from him.

    After Rich damaged his Vixen at Weatherly, he transferred everything to the frame of the Vixen he bought from my friend. Without missing a hillclimb.

    If it warms up, I'll get that photo of the Vixen in my shed.

    Shouldn't we start a new thread?
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    Gordon Thorburn, the British author of the book “Men and Sheds,” explained that the word shed derived from the Anglo-Saxon “scead,” or shade. It was, in a metaphorical sense, obscure, an “intellectual pantry” or “spiritual home” where a man could reflect and dawdle with tools and toys.

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    Re: Question About 2500M Seats

    Miata seats should fit. Back in the day I put a set of TR6 seats in my '73 2500M.

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    Re: Question About 2500M Seats

    Thanks. I haven't found any Miata seats that I liked, alhough I haven't seen all of them. Did the TR6 seats fit well?

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    Re: Question About 2500M Seats

    Quote Originally Posted by bravenrace
    I thought you liked Guiness, no?
    Guiness = Favorite (available) beer
    Wine = Favorite drink
    Quote Originally Posted by Twosheds
    Shouldn't we start a new thread?
    Naa....Although we're not talking about 2500M seats or even 2500Ms......
    This discussion is much more on topic than other threads I've managed to hijack. [img]/bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]


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    Re: Question About 2500M Seats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twosheds
    Shouldn't we start a new thread?
    Naa....Although we're not talking about 2500M seats or even 2500Ms......
    This discussion is much more on topic than other threads I've managed to hijack. [img]/bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img] [/quote]

    Very well, then. I went into the High Speed Triumph Research Laboratory Annex, know affectioately to the HSTRL boffins as The Other Shed and tried to photgraph the Vixen. I will attach the photos.

    I don't know where to look for the data plate. Whatever the first Vixen Commission number is, that's the commission number of this one.

    Sorry for poor photo; there's a lot of stuff in a little shed.
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    Re: Question About 2500M Seats

    Some people call the first 12 Vixens &gt; 1800s mk IV.
    (on account of the MGA engines)

    https://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:PRv...lient=firefox-a

    That's why I was wondering if it was VX001 or not.


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    Re: Question About 2500M Seats

    The Vixen series did not start with VX001, it started with VX117B (the 'B' indicating the MGB engine). The last Vixen S1 was numbered VX233F (the 'F' indicating a Ford engine).

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    Re: Question About 2500M Seats

    Quote Originally Posted by mrtvr
    The Vixen series did not start with VX001, it started with VX117B (the 'B' indicating the MGB engine). The last Vixen S1 was numbered VX233F (the 'F' indicating a Ford engine).
    Thanks mrtvr.

    If I ever started a car company I'd start w/ WTN001.
    The next car would be WTN002 & so on.

    How does the simplicity of this escape car manufactures? [img]/bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif[/img]


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    Re: Question About 2500M Seats

    In this particular case, it was a straight continuation of serial numbers for TVR. The last Grantura 1800S had the chassis number 18/116, so when they converted to the Vixen, they just changed the prefix accordingly (VX) and started with #117.

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    Re: Question About 2500M Seats

    That Vixen needs liberated! Shame it's just sitting in there not being used. Let me know if you/he ever wants to sell it - I'm getting hooked on these cars!

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    Re: Question About 2500M Seats

    Quote Originally Posted by bravenrace
    That Vixen needs liberated! Shame it's just sitting in there not being used. Let me know if you/he ever wants to sell it - I'm getting hooked on these cars!
    Will do!
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    Re: Question About 2500M Seats

    The TR6 seats fit just fine. They were easier to find in good condition back when I had my '73 (#2596TM). I would look at the Miata seats for a modern replacement. If you get seats from an early Miata they have zippers on the headrest. Unzip these and you'll see pockets in the foam for installing speakers. If the seat covers are worn you can buy replacements in fabric or leather. I'll be putting a set from a '99 in my TR6 sometime in the next couple of months. I need to make up some brackets to adapt the miata runners to the TR6 mounting holes.
    I am not getting rid of the TR6 seats, they will go in the attic. Any changes I make will be able to be undone to return the car to stock.
    Depending on how I like the Miata seats in the TR6, I will probably go the same route on my '74 TVR. Once I get started on the restoration.

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