Member Page: Dave Gutknecht
Member ID: TheFlash300Status: Free Member
Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Member Since: 2016-06-29
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1979 Triumph Spitfire 1500
Member Journal – Preparation To Travel To 2017 Kastner Cup
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Posted on: Tuesday June 20, 2017
During the lunch breaks over the race weekend I was able to take the Lil Spit on the track. Max speed of 70mph and passing only on the main straight. There were probably 20+ cars on the track of varying vintage. The Spitfire was a blast to drive, good acceleration, great handling in the turns. I was held up behind a AC Cobra through the turns, but he easily pulled away from me on the front straight where I was allowed to pass. I was a bit harder on the car while touring as I did shift se...
Posted on: Wednesday June 21, 2017
After the carb rebuild I knew I needed to take a look at the valve clearances and the engine timing. 7 out of 8 of the valves had no clearance and 1 was correct at 0.010" I set all the valve clearances to 0.010" and moved to engine timing. I have and electronic ignition so I first started with all vacuum capped on the carb and distributor and checked the timing at idle. Idle was high at 1000rpm and I just at or below 24* BTDC. I reconnected the vacuum line between the carb and the distr...
Posted on: Tuesday June 13, 2017
I have a '79 Spitfire with a carb from a MK1 GT6. The Previous Owner also owned a GT6 and swapped out the original Spitfire Carb for a Rear Carb from the GT6. It is setup with the manual choke which is nice to have. The distributor was connected to top port of the carb for vacuum advance (?). The bypass valve has an external vacuum port that is not connected. The carb always ran lean, could not adjust rich enough. Also on deceleration I would have trouble keeping the engine idling. ...
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