Vibration into cockpit

Leicesterminiracer

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When starting a QPV does anyone feel a vibration resonating through the car/steering wheel.. just as it’s idling and warming up.. I’ve noticed mine has started doing this and wasn’t sure .. maybe engine mounts or something
 

Wanderer

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Not on start, but oddly enough I get vibrations at certain times that make me feel something is wrong, then it goes. I put it down to road surface and the P-Zero's. Coming out of Folkestone yesterday (or day before, I cant remember!) on a weird looking surface wheel was shaking and car felt really weird, like it was floating, I was really freaked out. As soon as I hit the M20, all gone.
 

rockits

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The V8 engine in any car is not perfectly balanced and is imbalanced by design. A V6, V10 or V12 are balanced so are smoother at idle by design. I still love a good V8 for that very reason though.

Might be engine mounts as my old QP Exec GT I sold a while back needed them that the new owner replaced. Easy to see if they are shot on inspection from underneath but easier on a ramp.
 

rockits

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The Rover V8 in the TVR wobbles all over the shop. Certainly wouldn't pass the 50p test!