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Formosa Builds, Ideas and Discussion Formosa 120 GR and related builds

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Old 18th November 2018, 10:47
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Few words from a triump forum


MK 2 head is the way to go just because the 6:3:1 is an off the shelf component - 10.5:1 comp - TR5 cam and Strombergs - 150 bhp easy



was getting 180 bhp out of a mk1 block running on PI with 1500cc lada pistons - rev'd very well
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Old 19th November 2018, 21:03
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Thanks for all the replies guys, plenty to ponder, don,t want to break a lap record just a bit of extra top end.the engine is a 1968 mk2 so possibly the TR5 cam and strombergs would be the easiest.Think I will get it on a rolling road and see what the restriction is and go from there
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Old 21st November 2018, 09:31
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Watching this with interest - hopefully getting mine on the road in 4 to 6 weeks and may be afflicted with a dose of upgrade-itus ;-))
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Old 21st November 2018, 10:32
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Thanks for all the replies guys, plenty to ponder, don,t want to break a lap record just a bit of extra top end.the engine is a 1968 mk2 so possibly the TR5 cam and strombergs would be the easiest.Think I will get it on a rolling road and see what the restriction is and go from there
I would go with injection for a steady performance.
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Old 21st November 2018, 17:29
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Watching this with interest - hopefully getting mine on the road in 4 to 6 weeks and may be afflicted with a dose of upgrade-itus ;-))
Hi Ray, good to hear the car is coming along well, getting close now
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Old 22nd November 2018, 20:52
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Received a couple of photos today from Castle Combe that they took during the summer action festival
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Old 23rd November 2018, 08:09
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Very cool indeed.

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Old 28th November 2018, 08:35
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Cool dude !
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Old 29th November 2018, 20:40
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That looks fricken cool. The side on shot shows the lines well.

Nice !
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Old 8th February 2019, 16:51
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lots of talk at the moment as to the value of the Formosa so I have had mine independently valued by Classic Line for insurance purposes and very happy with it, this is an agreed value should it get written off
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Old 8th February 2019, 18:27
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Knowing the work that went in to your car Alex and the high standard of the underpinnings I actually think that is a fair representation of the value.
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May upset the guy that commented on gr120’s Facebook page

Reckons Gary’s blue survivor car is priced about 5 times too much ... there’s some twats about
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Must be quite comforting to have that document should the worst happen to the car, and it's a fair valuation for a car that just looks that good.

There do still seem to be a lot of armchair 'experts' about in internet land who think they could buy a perfect condition donor for a pony, a body kit for half a monkey and have a finished car on the road for less than a bag 'o' sand.

Well, I'm afraid they're just a bunch of merchant bankers as interest in classic cars is increasing day by day, the supply of good, original cars at affordable prices is dwindling and the prices of both classic cars and their component parts are pretty much doubling every twelve months.

Anyway, will have to make the effort to attend a show or event that you're taking your car to this year, Alex, as I'd love to see it in the flesh.
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I think that is a fair valuation for Alex's car, maybe a bit undervalued. It does however in my mind value the "survivor" at about a third of that price. You need to add the cost of bring ing the body up to the same standard and painting as well as all the interior.
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COMFORTING NEWS ALEX ...

YOU ARE RIGHT TVR , the Survivor wont value up to that amount ..but a third ?
bit harsh ...

I reckon half might be fairer ..if someone offered 15k ..I would take it , I'm not an unrealistic guy ...

ALEX'S PAINT WAS IN THE REGION OF 3.5K and the interior is basically a pair of seats !!


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I tend to find that the final 20% of a build is the most expensive. It's all the final finishing details that cost the most.
If you look on eBay, you can still get a running and MOT'd TR6 for less than 15k. Very useable as it has a roof and guaranteed investment.
The problem with cars without any sort of roof is that you must have a garage and even then it would be relegated to a "third" car.

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I tend to find that the final 20% of a build is the most expensive. It's all the final finishing details that cost the most.
If you look on eBay, you can still get a running and MOT'd TR6 for less than 15k. Very useable as it has a roof and guaranteed investment.
The problem with cars without any sort of roof is that you must have a garage and even then it would be relegated to a "third" car.
Normally I'd agree with you but thats not really the case with the " No frills , lots of thrills " Formosa 120GR. Very little expense at the end , more a case of a steady expenditure throughout .. Comparing it to a TR6 is a bit tricky as we all know when it comes to classic cars , valuing based on the sum of parts isnt how it works ...look at Micro car prices for instance compared to say ,a 60's 4 door American car or a 80's Roller etc. Valuing them is really difficult ...after all who'd have thought an old Z3 with some bits of fibreglass glued to it and blown over with a few stickers on it would increase its value 3 or 4 times over book price !! It's a complicated marketplace to deal in and the Formosa's are yet to find their place in it as far as re-sale values go ....
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Old 9th February 2019, 19:09
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ALEX'S PAINT WAS IN THE REGION OF 3.5K and the interior is basically a pair of seats !!




Christ that was a cheap paint job,

What muppet did it for that
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ALEX'S PAINT WAS IN THE REGION OF 3.5K and the interior is basically a pair of seats !!




Christ that was a cheap paint job,

What muppet did it for that
A very very nice man
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Starting with a straight car that needs little more than rubbing down prior to paint has got to be a big bonus. Hours spent re shaping a wonky body in sweaty fibre glass isn't for the faint hearted. The Formosa body looks like a quality moulding with minimal prep time involved and is a credit to the laminators. I would suggest 3.5k is exactly the right money for a quality job !
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