View Full Version : Spitfire GT6/Spitfire heater Ducts

04-15-2012, 01:47 PM
I'm putting the GT6+ back together after what turned into a 2 1/2 year (so far) restoration. I'm stumped at the drivers side duct work routing. I have the factory manual and a few other publications that show how it all fits together but nothing shows how it relates to the braces, cables, and wires in that little bit of space. This is the one area I didn't take a picture of before tearing everything out. Does anyone have a shot looking up under the driver side dash that would show the heater ducts? The GT6+ (Mk II) and Mk III have a similar layout in that area and I would imagine that the 70-72 Spitfires would also have the same layout.

Project summary: All brake components rebuilt/replaced, electrical system restored to near-original (PO did a real number on it), rough body work all done (new pans and rockers/sills, all rust cut out and patch panels welded in) and the body is back on the chassis, new walnut dash panels made, local LBC expert took it a few months ago to tweak my engine-related efforts and made it run oh-so-sweet! The next big step is the finish body work and paint and the painter can't get to it until August. That'll give me time to work on the many little things that need attention.

Any help on the duct work routing is greatly appreciated.

04-16-2012, 07:53 PM
Dave - I'm bumping your question on the thought that someone here might be able to help. Unfortunately they might be in the same situation as me. With the GT6's parcel trays in place, there is very little one can see of the heater's defroster routing etc. (add to that mine is a Mk1 which as you know has different controls than your GT6+). Sorry.

Andrew Mace
04-16-2012, 09:20 PM
Unfortunately: A. The later Spitfires are somewhat similar but lack the "Y" pipes and fresh air vents; B: my first 1970 GT6 came to me already five years old and missing some of those bits; and finally C: I managed to disassemble a 1970 parts car without being able to get any photos, in part because it also had been, uh, "rearranged" somewhat over the years. Oh, there was that other wrecked 1970 that a buddy and I bought and stripped years ago, but it was pretty mangled in the cockpit area (looked as if it had gone sideways into a tree or utility pole).


04-22-2012, 06:52 AM
Thanks for the responses. I knew it was a long shot but needed to ask. Even sans parcel tray there is so much packed in that area a pic may not show much. I'll get it sooner or later. After all, how many combinations can there possibly be? ;^)