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Mail From: RON OHLENKAMP <(email redacted)>

> We were shopping at our local Costco (a large bulk item store for those of
> you who arent familiar with the name) and as I passed by a row of GPS
> devices, something caught my eye. I glanced back and sure enough, on a
> poster board about three foot square, with a Tom-Tom GPS attached to the
> top of it, was a large photo of an early white MK4 Spitfire on a country
> road. A full three quarter back right side shot, about two feet long. I
> of course shrieked to my wife, HEY DEAR, LOOK which caused a few people
> to suddenly look over to see what I was apparently so excited about. They
> probably thought I was excited about the GPS  but we all know what I was
> really looking at!! My wife of course noticed that it was occupied by two
> girls, silly me for not noticing It was pretty cool
>
> Barry and Rosanne
> San Diego, CA

Barry,
I have always felt cheated when I see a picture of a car with a women draped
over it. My wife finds my annoyance with this amusing and will actually point
them out on purpose. When a car is depicted via the lens, it should be "Sans
Humanus". I appreciate your geniune reaction to seeing a Spit on a poster
being used to promote a high tech product in such a public place.............I
would've done exactly the same thing!

I have a tech question for the general audience:
My wifes 62 Spitfire is all original and in reasonably good shape. The twin SU
carb 1300 feels underpowered, and I am considering a 76 smog 1500 that is a
new rebuild that I have purchased (unbelievable price). The smog stuff has
been completely deleted, and the 4 remaining holes in the head are plugged.
Will a 76 engine mate up to a 62 four speed? If it is a viable transplant, I
also want to put the dual SU's on the 1500. Any other considerations? I am
competent with a wrench, and have had amazing results with baling wire, duct
tape, and a Milwaukie Sawz-All.

Ron and Liz
Coeur D Alene, Idaho
Red 62' Spit- "Dibs"
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Mail From: "Joe Curry" <(email redacted)>

Ron,
I am a bit confused here. Yu say that your wife has a 62 Spit. That makes
it a Mk1. You say it is all original but then say it has a 1300 engine.
The Mk1 and Mk2 both had a 1147 cc engine from the factory (commonly
referred to as a 1200). The 1296 (1300) engines didn't come about until the
Mk3.

If it is a Mk3 engine, you can achieve excellent performance from that
engine by adding a few choice performance upgrades.

To answer your question, yes the 1500 will mate up to the early gearbox, but
you will need to use a 1500 flywheel, clutch and pressure plate. Make sure
the clutch kit contains the 10 splines that match the gearbox input shaft.
That would be an early clutch kit for the full synchro 3-rail box. But you
might want to see if you can find one of those boxes. It will make driving
it much more pleasant.

Joe

P.S. are your Spitfires in the Spitfire database?
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Barry,
I have always felt cheated when I see a picture of a car with a women draped
over it. My wife finds my annoyance with this amusing and will actually
point
them out on purpose. When a car is depicted via the lens, it should be "Sans
Humanus". I appreciate your geniune reaction to seeing a Spit on a poster
being used to promote a high tech product in such a public
place.............I
would've done exactly the same thing!

I have a tech question for the general audience:
My wifes 62 Spitfire is all original and in reasonably good shape. The twin
SU
carb 1300 feels underpowered, and I am considering a 76 smog 1500 that is a
new rebuild that I have purchased (unbelievable price). The smog stuff has
been completely deleted, and the 4 remaining holes in the head are plugged.
Will a 76 engine mate up to a 62 four speed? If it is a viable transplant,
I
also want to put the dual SU's on the 1500. Any other considerations? I am
competent with a wrench, and have had amazing results with baling wire, duct
tape, and a Milwaukie Sawz-All.

Ron and Liz
Coeur D Alene, Idaho
Red 62' Spit- "Dibs"
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Mail From: Jeff Scarbrough <(email redacted)>

At 05:45 PM 8/10/2010, RON OHLENKAMP wrote:
>I have always felt cheated when I see a picture of a car with a women draped
>over it.

Just as I feel when I go to a car show and see a row of beautiful,
artistic cars, all wihtthier hoods/bonnets open spoiling the lines.

Maybe it's just me.

Jeff Scarbrough
Corrosion Acres, Ga.
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