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obertRo Gold Member Robert Clark
Holland, Michigan, USA   USA
In reply to # 1335974 by horanoffp Robert. Do you still hav the bonnet lift kit for sale.
Paul Horanoff

Sure do, Paul.
Kits for ALL Spitfires and GT6s now. Find them at the bottom of this page: http://www.clarkandclarkinc.com/triumph.php
Cheers,
Robert


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MHKflyer52 Martin Keller
Ventura, California, USA   USA
As a person with one of the kits from Robert I can say it is great and is what Triumph should have done from the start.
Make opening the bonnet a breeze.
Thanks Robert.



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obertRo Gold Member Robert Clark
Holland, Michigan, USA   USA
Thanks everyone for your kind comments!

UPDATE:
I now have Kits for all years Spitfire and GT6. They are shown at the bottom of this page: http://www.clarkandclarkinc.com/triumph.php


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Andy-Sherry Gold Member Andy Martin
Portland, OR, USA   USA
Received my struts today and they are great if you havnt got these get with the program



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christrish Chris B
Lehi, Utah, USA   USA
Robert,

I am considering your kit but have heard that it interferes with the stock air cleaner on Stromberg-fitted Spitfires. Has this been addressed/resolved? Thanks.



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obertRo Gold Member Robert Clark
Holland, Michigan, USA   USA
In reply to # 1349577 by christrish Robert,

I am considering your kit but have heard that it interferes with the stock air cleaner on Stromberg-fitted Spitfires. Has this been addressed/resolved? Thanks.

Hi Chris,

Thanks for asking. I've read the recent threads, and here's what I know:

1. Andy sent me a photo of the Air Tubes on his Spit (see below). We tried the P1212 Kit on his car (which does not mount to the radiator) and it would clear these tubes when he reversed the Ball Stud on the bracket. He also said it looked odd; I'm not sure what he means by that so I've asked him to share a photo.

2. Barry posted this: "I just installed a st from Clark, very straightforward install, all existing holes, no guessing at geometry etc,,,a nice kit, although I had to tweak it a bit, the right hand one was rubbing on my single Stroberg air cleaner hose a bit, but an easy fix, soooo much nicer to lift the hood now!!"

I'm not sure if this is the same issue as Andy had. But apparently he found a fix.

If anyone here Does have an issue that is different than Andy's, please let me know (Robert@ClarkAndClarkInc.com) !

Cheers,

Robert


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Andy-Sherry Gold Member Andy Martin
Portland, OR, USA   USA
When I reverse the ball so it clears the SU hoses the angle of the strut from the fender fitting to the ball is nowhere near vertical and looks strange when viewed from behind the car. / \ as opposed to I I



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Andy-Sherry Gold Member Andy Martin
Portland, OR, USA   USA
I must own up to my "it looks odd" comment I had managed to put one strut on the wrong side of the fender,with them both on the correct side and the balls turned around they clear the SU air intake hoses just fine.
Pic 1 is normal installation
Pic 2 is balls out
And a big thanks to Robert for his input



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britsnspits Michael Stoliker
Bethlehem, PA, USA   USA
1976 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "The Phoenix"
1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Lucky"
I'd just like to point out that the dual carb Euro-air cleaner on Andy's car and the more common single Stromberg air cleaner unit that Chris asked about are two different animals.

RogerE Roger E
Stilwell, USA   USA
Hi all,
I just installed a set of lifts on my 80 Spitfire, well I had the passenger side installed. I discovered that my bonnet won't close. I have dual SU HS4 carbs, with a European air cleaner. It is the type where the tubes at the front are offset instead of coming out in line with the air filters.

The lift hits the tubes as I lower the bonnet. Has anyone managed to install the lifts with this type of air cleaner?

I like the kit and it seems like it would work well, but at the moment it is not going to work for me.

Thanks,
Roger

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obertRo Gold Member Robert Clark
Holland, Michigan, USA   USA
In reply to # 1373987 by RogerE Hi all,
I just installed a set of lifts on my 80 Spitfire, well I had the passenger side installed. I discovered that my bonnet won't close. I have dual SU HS4 carbs, with a European air cleaner. It is the type where the tubes at the front are offset instead of coming out in line with the air filters.

The lift hits the tubes as I lower the bonnet. Has anyone managed to install the lifts with this type of air cleaner?

I like the kit and it seems like it would work well, but at the moment it is not going to work for me.

Thanks,
Roger

Hi Roger,
For the Euro Carbs like you have, just reverse the Ball Studs on the Brackets, and that should give you enough clearance!
Cheers,
Robert



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RogerE Roger E
Stilwell, USA   USA
Hi Robert,
Thanks for the quick response. Sorry I have not replied quicker.

At the moment, reversing the ball studs on the brackets won't do the trick. Currently, the ball joint (without the lift on it) on the bonnet is hitting the air cleaner.

However, after doing some research I think I have insulating spacers between the cabs and intake that are not normally used on the Spitfire. I guess they are from MGBs. I need to take those off, but need to dig out proper length studs and a couple of new gaskets first.

I will let you know as soon as manage to get that done.

Thanks,
Roger

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byakk0 Hazen Wardle
Boise, Idaho, USA   USA
Robert,
Did you ever get any photos of them installed on a Mk1 GT6? If so, can you post them? I am wondering how they attach to the chassis, or what it is they attach to.

Thanks.



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obertRo Gold Member Robert Clark
Holland, Michigan, USA   USA
In reply to # 1374979 by byakk0 Robert,
Did you ever get any photos of them installed on a Mk1 GT6? If so, can you post them? I am wondering how they attach to the chassis, or what it is they attach to.

Thanks.

Sure thing, Hazen!


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byakk0 Hazen Wardle
Boise, Idaho, USA   USA
Thanks Robert. My assistant keeps grabbing at the prop rod, and even dropped it on me once. I'd hate for her to to drop it on herself when I'm not under the bonnet to stop it. yeah, I need to put a sliding lock on it, but this kit is looking more and more appeasing every time I open the bonnet.



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