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tom225

posted on 31/10/19 at 10:39 PM Reply With Quote
Talon TMXR Build

So thought I had best get a build thread up on here for the new project!

An unfinished project I picked up from facebook at abit of a bargain price.

Talon Motorsport chassis with full 1.8 mk2 MX5 running gear.

Will be getting stand alone ECU and a Turbo and then being made road legal

Although engine needs remounting as current mounts are poor and the roll cage.... well yeah thats getting cut up for the scrap pile.

However it did come with a proper Talon chassis, protech shocks and all the bodywork and it is in a rolling state.



First plan of action is to get the car stripped down to do a full assessment of what I actually have in my hands, see what can be used, what needs to be fixed and what really needs to just go in the bin!

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gary gsx

posted on 4/11/19 at 08:59 PM Reply With Quote
Hi Tom

I am building a TMXR chassis so will be following your build progress. I will be sticking a charger on mine but that's after its on the road.

Whats your location?

Gary

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tom225

posted on 4/11/19 at 09:20 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by gary gsx
Hi Tom

I am building a TMXR chassis so will be following your build progress. I will be sticking a charger on mine but that's after its on the road.

Whats your location?

Gary


Hey Gary,

Im literally just acros the water from you on the Isle of Wight!!

Funnily enough we also have a Supercharged MX5 Locost in the works down the unit, although that is a Locost race chassis.

Are you building the TMXR chassis from flat pack kit?

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gary gsx

posted on 4/11/19 at 09:33 PM Reply With Quote
Yes mate i also purchased wish bones and the diff mount its rolling now but on hold while i do some decorating keep the boss happy.

Do you know what body work yours has fitted?

Gary

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tom225

posted on 4/11/19 at 09:36 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by gary gsx
Yes mate i also purchased wish bones and the diff mount its rolling now but on hold while i do some decorating keep the boss happy.

Do you know what body work yours has fitted?

Gary


Believe its Equinox bodywork but not 100% sure.

If im honest, its rather rough and poorly finished.

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gary gsx

posted on 4/11/19 at 10:12 PM Reply With Quote
If its rough i dout it would be from equinox i purchased there panels and they are spot on

Gary

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tom225

posted on 4/11/19 at 10:14 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by gary gsx
If its rough i dout it would be from equinox i purchased there panels and they are spot on

Gary


Fair enough.

Honestly didnt get much info from the seller.

Basically it came up mega cheap, i knew it was a factory talon chassis/wishbones/diff, and a mk2 mx5 1.8 running gear.

so snapped it up, anything extra was a bonus.

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PorkChop

posted on 4/11/19 at 10:59 PM Reply With Quote
That's Saturn bodywork, or rather it's bodywork from the moulds that Saturn used to own. The moulds have been owned by quite a few different people over the years since Mark Bean made them and I'm not sure where they've ended up now. My Saturn bodywork was fine in terms of quality.
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tom225

posted on 4/11/19 at 11:03 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by PorkChop
That's Saturn bodywork, or rather it's bodywork from the moulds that Saturn used to own. The moulds have been owned by quite a few different people over the years since Mark Bean made them and I'm not sure where they've ended up now. My Saturn bodywork was fine in terms of quality.


Thanks for the info PorkChop.

Yeah If i had payed decent money for these I wouldnt be happy.

not trimmed at all, and a few dry spots in the layup aswell. it will serve the purpose though after some clean up.

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