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David P Silver Member USA

"No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy." The plan tonight was to process some recent purchases and start to drill out the screws at the back of the starter yoke. I bought new starter bearings (bushings) and brushes, a whole new starter ("rebuildable", and a rare GT6 air cleaner cover. Strangely, the air cleaner cover still had original, dirty (!) air cleaners in it. I can't decide if should immediately chuck them or sell them on ebay to someone who collects the things. I did wind up processing the purchases, and finally made the "intro to The Beast" video I should've m...

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Leon Guyot USA

Chassis Internal Protection
27th April 2017 Determined to do something, anything, to my Vitesse today, went into my garage and applied this stuff to the inside of my chassis, through the factpry access holes, and also some to my left hand. It seems like it will be VERY good inside the main rails, especially at the rear low points where they like to rust. After getting it on my hands and face, because I'm too damn stubborn to put on my chemical warfare gloves and mask, I tried to get this incredibly sticky stuff off, swarfega, no, washing up liquid, no, denatured alcohol aka Methylated Spirit, no, Acetone, more success...

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Hazen Wardle USA

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The local FLAPS swapped my battery. It was less than 3 months old and already dead. Problem solved. Additionally, I have not been able to get either of my volt meters to operate beyond doing a simple continuity check so I was finally able to pick up a new one after monkeying around with these 2 for too long, (which included ordering fuses online as no one local carried them in stock-not even the shack!). I've been wondering if my alternator conversion was properly working. Putting out 14.5v at the battery terminals while running, so I must have done something right. Toyed with the carbs ...

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Eric O USA

IMG 2263
Mitch has been busy, I haven't but plan to be this weekend. The door and rear quarter panel are primed .

Willy Grueber CAN

Wife s handy work
With the help on my bride I now have a few things to install in the Bear. She sewed the shifter & e-brake boots and armrest for me to install but I need to get the carpet down first along with the center console bracket.

Peter Evans Silver Member USA

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So managed to get the first base down - it went on really well - however I will need to buy some more paint now to continue - I reckon I will have a pretty good job when its all done.

Stuart Siegler Silver Member USA

The stock radio worked, but I wanted something with a little more power, and more importantly, a blue tooth connection for my phone. I got a retro model "2" from Victoria British but, the knob gobblers at Victoria British couldn't be bothered with supplying the knobs (see what I did there?). They want to screw you out of an extra 20 bucks extra for an un-needed face plate. I found a new set on ebay for half, and more importantly, learned the VB should be used as a LAST RESORT. That straightened out, it wasn't too difficult to find a fused hot (I spliced the cigarette lighter) and...

Larry Gray Silver Member USA

Pulled Out Stake
Well, the weathers getting better, but I'm on hold until I can re-erect my enclosure. About 4-weeks ago, we had high straight line winds that blew my enclosure over. It pulled the trainer stakes right our of the ground. Yesterday and today I used a post hole digger and rock breaker spike to dig holes. I buried the spikes in 150 lb. of concrete. Hopefully this will hold the enclosure down. If the weather holds I can start re-construction as I ordered and received pipes tp replace those too bent to re-use.

Gregg Pederson USA

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I had to modify the frame, tunnel and exhaust. I had to remove the front muffler and make clearance under the new trans mount. The exhaust is 2", I used a piece of 2 1/2" tube that I "oval-ized" to clears the mount. The exhaust is a bit louder and I may replace the rear "glass-packs" with "turbo" style mufflers.

carl g CAN

Engine with EFI in mid integration
Having established that the engine would run without smoke, or steam, and to running temperature (with a known-good CTS and gauge tested with a kettle), it was time to think about driving the car. I fitted all the suspension and brake bits, again with a good clean and paint. Using the Camaro clutch master and slave plus a custom fabbed bracket, line and pedal I was able to get command to the clutch. Since I had rebuilt the clutch, flywheel, rear seal, driveshaft and gearbox I had some trepidation so I put the back end on stands, started it, tentatively engaged first and let the clutch o...

Ken Prentice CAN

hardtop stand1
Just purchased a hard top for the TR and got a smoking' good deal. Top is in great shape with only one small ding (to be fixed when repainted), all new rubber, spare rubber for the side glass, all original glass with no marks, new headliner, original and new hardware. Storage was always a big negative for me in purchasing a hard top until I came across this one at a great price - couldn't turn it down. In searching the net, I found a couple of pic's of a rack that was made for and modelled mine after it. Just used some scape lumber for the frame with a plywood bottom on w...

Jim Dwyer CAN

Charged up the battery, installed it, started the car and drove it around the block.

Anthony Kurilla USA

New hood installed by a local upholstery shop looks fantastic. Wiggles lost power again and looks be the sediment in the fuel tank. Finally pulled the tank and cleaned it out real well by filtering the fuel repeatedly and swishing it around in the tank. Painted the tank and ordered some new parts for the gasket around the fuel filler neck and a new neck. Once I get those parts back in I can get some new snaps on the tonneau cover and maybe pull the carb to check the float level per my colortune guide for mixture adjustment.

dave m CAN

her is the frame ready to go, on the way to my friends where it will be mated to the body -underside has been painted body color

Matthew Taylor Silver Member USA

Cutting the outside
Cole's job was to cut the old rubber off the old wheel, and get the rim cleaned up. He did some cutting alright. And got a reminder about the knife rule - always cut away from your self. We are calling him "Leftey" for the next little bit... After 2 hexagons were cut, and glued together, I made 3 cuts with the router. Outside, the grove in the center, and the inside. Next, I cut the relieves for the rim to sit flush - on both the top and bottom. I used a 3/8 round over bit to soften the edges. It still didn't fit my hand "just right", so I took some strong 100, ripped it into strips, ...

Jamie Richardson CAN

Trans cover mount plate with nutserts and studs
Just a few mods and parts getting cleaned up.


Well, I've now played out the classic newbie narrative. I got overly excited, jumped in over my head, doggy paddled for a bit and then decided to get out while I could. After a year of working on my 240z, I realized that a full restoration on the GT-6 would take much much more time, energy and money then I want to commit. So the GT-6 has just been sold to a Triumph fanatic in CO, where it will get the knowledgable attention it deserves. I look forward to owning a nice driver someday that I can tinker on as I go, but for now I'm pursuing other avenues. Thanks for all the help and encou...

Doug Johns USA

Arrival of the spring and shocks
A rear spring install on a Spitfire is really a simple process; after installing the centering pin in the lower leaf, install the spring box and plate from the original spring, insert into the car. Using the studs removed from the original spring, reinstall the same studs through the spring box and into the top of the differential, and then insert the 7/16” bolts through the vertical links and spring bushings. Torque to specs and you’re done. Funny how things rarely go as planned. After getting the spring box mounted on the spring and installing the spring into my Spit, I went to put...

Steve McCarthy USA

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Road Trippin’ with Steve McCarthy What’s two hours worth? Lot’s of answers to that. Time with a newborn? Priceless. At the higher minimum wage that people are screaming for? About $30. Before taxes. On a Road Trip? It’s the difference between a mind stultifying endless slog up the I-5 and the FAR more pleasant cruise up the 101. Two whole freakin’ hours longer. That’s it. It’s the difference between eating McKing Jr. and a Bison Burger in Atascadero. It’s the difference between a Denny’s pancake and waffles at the Worker Bee in Carpinteria. It’s the difference between ...

Dave B Silver Member CAN

first attemp
Well even though some think its risky to have wood visors incase of an accident I think if I wipe out in my spitty I have bigger things to worry about. My old visors are completly wrotten so made some of oak. I re used the old brackets cutting off the outer rod just keeping the mounting and pivot part of the frame. I used a die grinder to put a slice up the new oak part then glued and slipped the flat part of the bracket into the crack.

Eric dit Meo CAN

Some other pic of the work made on the rear....

Geoff Kearley CAN

Well. It's been a week, or two. The weather has been great and the TR7 has been performing perfectly. Well, really good. The top comes down and stows away easily. The car starts first try, every time. And, all you naysayers, it is a TR7. The clutch ran dry and needed refilling and bleeding. The carbs ran low on oil and needed to be topped up. I checked these in March but should have checked them again as I have been using the car quite a lot lately. I haven't checked the differential or gearbox and, based on recent experience, guess I should soon. Those things are hard to do on an ...

Marcos Rodriguez USA

Finale view with wheel mounted

Loren Welch USA

Air tunnel 66pc
I fabricated an air tunnel to force air up into my lay-down radiator.

Greg Deyo USA

I have always wanted to go to a Minnesota Triumph Sports Car Club meeting, but it meets at Fort Snelling's Officer's Club, and when I was unemployed last summer I couldn't afford the drive. Now I work five miles away and decided to go. They meet the second Thursday of the month. The meeting itself was boring, conducted as it was by classic rules, but I met some interesting people. It seems that almost everyone who drives a Spitfire is an insanely tall or large person. I thought I was big at 6'2" and 250 lbs., but I was average or even on the small side compared to most of these guys! After the...

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