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    Pics of '77 2500M

    I've posted some pics of the new arrival at:

    https://hometown.aol.com/merical/TVR.html

    Forgive the files sizes, I barely know what I'm doing

    Web pics are kind are they? It needs much work.

    Cheers,

    '58 MGA
    '67 MGB GT Special
    '77 TVR 2500M

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    Re: Pics of '77 2500M

    Looks good! How does it run? Was the wood dash what they put in '77's? I really like that much better than mine. I also really like the clean look your car has without the front fender side vents - wish mine didn't have them.
    Keep us updated on your progress. I'll be particularly interested since I'm be doing much the same with mine.

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    1974 TVR 2500M 2877TM - SOLD
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    Re: Pics of '77 2500M

    It's supposed to run but I haven't had it running yet. I have turned it over and it gets good oil pressure. The carbs leak like crazy, I've got radiator fluid coming from somewhere and a lot of oil coming from what must be the rear main. It's a 3 puddle car right now.

    Funny about the vents, you have them and don't want them; while I want them and don't have them!!

    I don't know if the dash is standard or an upgrade. Maybe someone can chime in about it. Frankly, I don't know much about TVRs. I just liked the look and I enjoy working on Brit cars and so I thought I'd make a go of it.

    Cheers,

    '58 MGA
    '67 MGB GT Special
    '77 TVR 2500M

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    Re: Pics of '77 2500M

    Well, you're one up on me, as I don't know much about TVR's or British cars! I do know a little about cars, though, so I'll figure it out eventually.

    1974 TVR 2500M 3106TM - SOLD
    1974 TVR 2500M 2877TM - SOLD
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback - A-code 289
    1988 Honda CRX-si - FOR SALE

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    Re: Pics of '77 2500M

    Well, perhaps I can answer a few questions. First of all, your 77 2500M is actually what is referred to as a 77 1/2 2500M. The reason for the "1/2" designation is that midway through the 1977 production year, they made a couple of changes including the newer taillights instead of the wrap-around TR6 style lights that the rest of the 2500Ms from 1973 had.
    The wood dash was used on the 1976-1977 model year run. The side vents were discontinued starting in 1975 and did not return for the remainder of the M-series.
    GoBritBaby, I'd be interested in knowing your chassis number so I can list it in my Model Registry for the TVR Car Club or if you want to send me the information, you can e-mail me at tvrccna@cox.net. Look forward to seeing it out and about in the future.

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    Re: Pics of '77 2500M

    Thank you for the model info. I'll email you off-line with the number for the registry. Perhaps it's already in the registry. I bought it from the 3rd owner.

    I'll sign up with the TVR Club here in the US. I've printed out their application; just haven't gotten to the post yet.

    Cheers,
    Steve

    '58 MGA
    '67 MGB GT Special
    '77 TVR 2500M

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    Re: Pics of '77 2500M

    Marshall, did I ever give you the info on my car? I can't remember.

    1974 TVR 2500M 3106TM - SOLD
    1974 TVR 2500M 2877TM - SOLD
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback - A-code 289
    1988 Honda CRX-si - FOR SALE

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    Re: Pics of '77 2500M

    As an update, Marshall told me my car is the 3rd from the last 2500M. He also told me it was originally white. I spoke with the PO who had the car repainted green. He confirmed it was white and had a tan/brown vinyl top that matched the interior. Also a stripe down the sides with "2500M".

    I've yanked the bonnet off, it was barely being held on. Most of the anchor points are completely rusted away. I haven't crawled completely under it yet but the frame seems intact so far.

    Updated the pics to include shots of the AC system.

    Cheers,

    '58 MGA
    '67 MGB GT Special
    '77 TVR 2500M

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