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    Spitfire Re: spitfire

    I want a 63.. I really want to switch to an older car someday. My wife was dead set on a 69 for some reason, personally I like the old low bumper older cars.

    Also I agree, pictures please.
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    Re: It's made of WHAT?!

    Well then. Pulling material names from mediocre movie.
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    TR2/3/3A Re: TR3 For Sale on C/L for $4900:

    Sent e-mails from detroit too.. So sad about her husband eh.. setup payment and shipping yesterday. (Sarcasm)
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    Spitfire Bettery for a spitfire

    Well the local dipsmacks at my near by parts store can't seem to help me out by finding the correct battery for my spitfire. Does anyone know of any vehicles that use the same battery as a spit? I...
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    Spitfire Re: Pacesetter/Monza Exhaust on 69 Spit

    Eh can't be any louder than what a was "running" before the few time I have driven the car (around the block). The broken off (previous owner didn't do a few things right) about 5 feet from the...
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    Spitfire Re: Pacesetter/Monza Exhaust on 69 Spit

    I got it mounted up yesterday. When I did a trial fit the exhaust stuck out about 8 inches past the rear of the car. I cut it and put it back together so it is lined up perfectly in the rear. I am...
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    Spitfire Re: Pacesetter/Monza Exhaust on 69 Spit

    That is about what I expected. I just wanted to check if there were better lest floor destroying options that I whould consider. As for the sound level, I think I'll like it. Something I will likely...
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    Spitfire Pacesetter/Monza Exhaust on 69 Spit

    Does anyone have any underbody pictures of this exhaust on a spit. Mainly the rear mounting areas. I bouught an exhaust that was installed on a "project" that had gotten a new owner who was almost...
  9. Spitfire Re: Snapped a tab off a spitfire exhaust manifold.

    Well after looking the part over at the local fab shop we found a few more cracks and decided this thing just may not be worth repairing.

    71MKIV you have another message, let me know.
  10. Spitfire Re: Snapped a tab off a spitfire exhaust manifold.

    Bob, Thanks. 4 flange holes though? Mine definately has three as does the exhaust that is sitting here waiting to mount to it.
  11. Spitfire Re: Snapped a tab off a spitfire exhaust manifold.

    I definately have the piece still. I will try to find a shop somewhere around here tomorrow. I assume this is going to be something I will have a search for around the Detroit area but someone should...
  12. Spitfire Re: Snapped a tab off a spitfire exhaust manifold.

    71MKIV I sent you a message. Though my exhaust was attached to the manifold with bolts not studs and nuts, maybe that is part of the problem here.

    Other than that I wasn't sure if you woudl weld...
  13. Spitfire Snapped a tab off a spitfire exhaust manifold.

    Is there any recommendation on salvaging this disaster of a day? I just finally got the old exhaust pulled off my (wifes today since its acting up) 69 Spit. Ebay and craigslist don't seem to have any...
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    Spitfire Re: Triumph Spitfire seat conversion

    I am actually in the process of trying to figure out what seats to put into my Spit as well. I am not a fan of the seats I have which have bad foam and bad material. They are also a headrest seat and...
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    TR5/TR250 Re: 250 miles logged and still Smilin'

    I think you have my somethign close to my dream car right there.

    I have always wanted to build something (ideas have mostly been 32 ford, cobra, e-type) and using an engine from an M5 in it.
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    Re: Show us your project or rolling restoration

    Runs very well actually. The exhaust is bad and the brakes were shot (still need to do the rears) which is why it was brough home on a flat bed.

    The car was hill billy "restored" about 6 years...
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    Re: Show us your project or rolling restoration

    I can't seem to get the photos to link preoperly so I put a link to the three I uploaded into the my photos section. These were taken the day my car came home. One is the car still on the flat bed...
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    Re: Info on how to identify transmissions?

    Have a Mk1 and Mk4 trans
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    Re: Info on how to identify transmissions?

    Thanks for the link sir. That identified them for me.
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    Info on how to identify transmissions?

    Does anyone know of any decent website or anything to help identify a few transmissions I have sitting around. They are both Triumph transmissions non-overdrive. From reading around there are 3 rail...
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    Re: Engine code question

    Thanx for the info. I will be poking around on this engine tonight to look over its condition a little closer after that if it is useable I willtry and find an owner before pursuing other options.
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    Re: Engine code question

    Andrew, Thanks for the confirmation on that one. Hmmm well that engine is of no use for me to keep around, would this thing be useful to anyone around here?
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    Re: Engine code question

    I found info on a standard being a possible option but didn't think this bugger was that old looking. Guess maybe so.
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    Engine code question

    I us picked up an engine (looks like a spitfire engine to me) and was supposedly from a spitfire. The engine code is BE 97948 E which I can't find being a spitfire engine or any other car for tat...
  25. Spitfire Re: New 69 Spitfire owner here to read and maybe post

    I have all the chrome and some other bits off right now being cleaned up and checked out to make sure I know the condition of things. Once I get those back on I will post up some pictures. The car...
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