A HAPPY TIME

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A HAPPY TIME

Postby griffonmark » Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:20 pm

I have done something stupid and bought another Griffon. This time a red 1800. I was gobsmacked when I got it home and found that the demonstrator road test in my old Kit Car magazine was indeed the car I've just bought! This was the first one built so I think I now have the unique distinction of having owned both the first and the last Griffons ever built. It's cleaning up real good but needs a lot of engine work which I am slowly getting on with. Can't make up my mind whether to fit twin strombergs or leave it standard with a single unit. Regards, Mark
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Postby hbpeter » Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:47 pm

Think I would leave well alone. First and last, well done.

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Postby MAGNUM 2300 » Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:50 pm

Now it's time to find all those inbetween :lol: Congrats!
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Postby griffonmark » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:26 pm

Oh no! I've gone and found one inbetween. Engine ripped out, Rover V8 sat waiting to go in, but at least the back axle is Vauxhall, or is it? Apparently its a LSD out of a racing Magnum. Could be months before this one gets going but it will be worth it! Pick it up Friday.
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Postby hbpeter » Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:06 am

Worth getting for the LSD, if its a correct one for a Magnum axle!

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Postby griffonmark » Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:38 pm

Finally got a suitable SD1 engine & 5 speed box for the intermediate Griifon. Probably not much interest to you Viva chaps as only the suspension, wiring loom and rear axle relate to a Vauxhall. Wish I knew what the back axle is though. It is LSD and the previous owner is adamant that it is a Vauxhall unit that he raced in a magnum rally car. The original Griffon is now nearing completion and I have all the bits necessary to rebuild it. Hope to get it on the road within the next 2 weeks. This one is a proper vauxhall with Magnum front & rear supsension, rear axle, gearbox and 1800 OHC engine. It doesn't have a roof but at least it's not purple....
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Postby pbottomley » Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:42 pm

sounds great TBH chap, purple is also a good shade of happyness :D
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Postby griffonmark » Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:36 pm

Cream is the new purple. When I get it going I'll try to post some pics
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