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R160 Diff conversion kit, Spitfire GT6 [VIC, AUS]

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steveJM steven mathews
Sandringham, VIC, Australia   AUS
all parts new and manufactured in group order in Feb 2015
Order closes 15th Jan 2015

Ex works from Australia
Freight not included.
package for all three items approx 500mm x 300mm x 300mm
5 Kg for all three
Freight can be arranged after manufacturer or pick up arranged for own freight

Kit includes
front support plate $125 aud
spring support plate $90 aud
rear casting $585 aud
Total $800 AUD

no bushes or bolts included.

send PM for PayPal info and confirmation of order...

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vitesse6 Cecil Wise
Coffeyville, Kansas, USA   USA
1966 Triumph Vitesse 2L "Blue Brick/flying Brick"
What are you doing for output shafts to mate the Spitfire flange to the diff.

steveJM steven mathews
Sandringham, VIC, Australia   AUS
I have a R160 LSD 3.545 diff with axles and output shafts.
I intend to make Spitfire flanges and weld them in the same pos' on the axles.

Care needs to be taken when choosing the R160 diff, as there are many axle options and it is critical you have the right set..

Here is a pic's of what someone else has already done

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clshore Carter Shore
Beverly Hills, Florida, USA   USA
Why not just bolt the adaptors on instead of welding, as has already been done successfully (see picture in your initial posting).
It's not like there is any tremendous load to handle. 4 bolts have sufficed for both Spitfire and Datsun.

steveJM steven mathews
Sandringham, VIC, Australia   AUS
You can bolt straight on if you have the Datsun R160, (on the left) but if you have the Subaru LSD R160 you need their input shafts (on right) and they are also a CV joint, so debate is how to marry up the CV joint shaft etc...
There are plenty of options. but i already have the CV shafts joints, adaptor plates based on original Triumph width, So I am planning to do as shown previous.


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clshore Carter Shore
Beverly Hills, Florida, USA   USA
Examine the photo in the first post carefully.
You will see a stock Spitfire UJ Yoke on each side.
You will see a stock R-160 square flange stub axle from a Datum 510 emerging from the diff.
Between those two is a round black metal disk.
That IS NOT a stock Subrau part.
That IS NOT a stock Spitfire part.
It is a custom adaptor piece.
Notice the 4 bolt heads on each side of the UJ 'ears', they attach the UJ yoke to the adaptor.
Notice the head of one of the capscrews pointing in the other direction, that attaches the R-160 square flange to the adaptor.

BTW, if you are using CV axles, take care that the 'plunge' is correct throughout the full range of suspension movement.
Too short, and the CV axles will bottom out and bind.
Too long, and the CV axles will pull loose from the tulip or diff case



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2015-01-20 05:42 PM by clshore.

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Sparrow010 Andrew Gaskin
Feilding, Feilding, New Zealand   NZL
1971 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Spitie"
1974 Triumph Stag "Staggy"
Looking at commissioning another production run of these kits
Any one interested?

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tlcgt6 Tommy Cook
Colleyville, texas, USA   USA
1971 Triumph GT6 MkIII "Banana Hannah"
1972 Triumph GT6 "The T"
will the rear casting be machined as in the picture or a rough casting that we will need to machine?

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Sparrow010 Andrew Gaskin
Feilding, Feilding, New Zealand   NZL
1971 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Spitie"
1974 Triumph Stag "Staggy"
Intention is for the diff plate to be machined at a shop in Christchurch
They have done this work before.

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Capt Morgan Rik S
San Diego, Calif, USA   USA
1970 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Red Hot Chili Pepper"
Yes. I am interested in this kit for my Spitfire Mrk 3 with Buick 215 V-8 and Muncie 4-speed.
Thank you,
Rik
rikhsivula@gmail.com


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clshore Carter Shore
Beverly Hills, Florida, USA   USA
Interesting how the top frame is clipped from the windscreen, I like the look.

BTW, I noticed that the wheels pictured have the OEM centers with rim extensions.
Driven 'enthusiastically' with those large sticky tires, those centers will flex and develop
fatigue cracks in the dish section surrounding the lug nuts. wheels.
I used to run a similar set of wheels on my racecar.
One day, during practice & qualifying on a race weekend at Daytona, I noticed that the car was
understeering and there was a vibration in the corners.
Thinking it was a tire issue, I pitted and we inspected everything.
Fortunately, we spotted the cracks, and replaced the wheels.
Would have spoiled my day to shed a wheel at speed.

I'm simply suggesting that periodic close inspection of the wheels is prudent.
They were after all originally intended for a 3-1/2" wide wheel running 5.20-13 bias ply tires.

IanF Ian Furqueron
Croydon, PA, USA   USA
I may be interested in a set or two of the conversion bits.



"Lisle" - '72 GT6 basically stock and original. For now... T-9 conversion pending.
"Winnie the Poo" - '79 Spitfire 1500. Rubber to chrome bumper conversion, otherwise stock at the moment.

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Sparrow010 Andrew Gaskin
Feilding, Feilding, New Zealand   NZL
1971 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Spitie"
1974 Triumph Stag "Staggy"
OK

Am sorting out pricing and production time lines now...


Should have kits made and ready for shipping late Nov if I place the order by end of Sep / early Oct.

looks like up to 8 kits at the moment ( need 10 to get production discounts)

If any others are interested in this kit please let me know

I'll be asking for commitment to buy and deposit towards the end of Sept.

Cheers
Andy

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jsukey Jason Sukey
Elyria, Ohio, USA   USA
I have interest here, please keep me up to date as this develops.

Jason

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Gregxster Gregg Pederson
Atascadero, California, USA   USA
1967 Volvo Amazon (122) "The Volvo"
1969 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Tri-yota Spitfire"
I still have a couple of pairs of axles adapters for sale. I can have more made if needed.

Lower price! $160/pair, shipped within USA. PayPal only.

Additional photos and additional info... http://www.triumphexp.com/phorum/read.php?8,1286849,1345400#msg-1345400

*** Andy, you may get more interest if you start a new thread here and or in the regular forum.

Gregg



1969 Tri-yota Spitfire: http://www.triumphexp.com/journal/gregxster



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