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69 Spitfire 12a Chris S
Gilroy, CA, USA   USA
Does anyone in the SF bay area have a spitfire with no motor or trans I can use to test fit an engine?

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
Saw a Spitfire frame done in cardboard as part of a build.

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tapkaJohnD John Davies
Lancaster, Lancashire, UK   GBR
In reply to # 1601129 by 69 Spitfire 12a Does anyone in the SF bay area have a spitfire with no motor or trans I can use to test fit an engine?

What a curious question!

If you have a Spitfire and are fitting a different motor, you could use that.
If you don't have a Spitfire, why you do want to fit an engine to one?
I'd want to know more!

John

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spitfire50 Paul Mugford
Rochester, N.H., USA   USA
In reply to # 1601230 by tapkaJohnD
In reply to # 1601129 by 69 Spitfire 12a Does anyone in the SF bay area have a spitfire with no motor or trans I can use to test fit an engine?

What a curious question!

If you have a Spitfire and are fitting a different motor, you could use that.
If you don't have a Spitfire, why you do want to fit an engine to one?
I'd want to know more!

John

John,
I can think of a simple reason. If I had a Spitfire with an engine in it and was thinking of a swap using an engine that I had not heard of being used in a Spitfire before I might want to try fitting it in without pulling my engine out. A Spitfire with no engine and gearbox would make a good go/no go gauge for the swap.
All the best,
Paul

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Wolfcreek Steve Steve P
Central, WI, USA   USA
1937 Dodge Magnum "The Dodge"
1947 Unknown Unknown "My Autocar"
1980 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Vicki's Little Red Car"
Somebody is thinkin'.^^^^^^

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70tbolt Geoff Ullmann
Morgan Hill, CA, USA   USA
What's the engine you are considering? Maybe someone out there has already tried it? Worth a shot.

Geoff

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69 Spitfire 12a Chris S
Gilroy, CA, USA   USA
Paul's correct. My spitfire has a motor and id like to keep it on the road till stuff is more ready

and I thought about the cardboard frame, just knew itd be ideal to try a real car if theres one near

I dont think anyone has put Suzuki G motors into spitfires
only seen one done in a Bugeye Sprite

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tapkaJohnD John Davies
Lancaster, Lancashire, UK   GBR
That explains why you want to borrow a chassis, but not why you want to fit a different engine!

I don't think I've ever heard of anyone fitting a Suzuki G - three or four cylinder?
And will you mate it to a Triumph gearbox, or adapt the Suzuki one?

John

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Harlen19 Gold Member John Moore
Chocowinity, NC, USA   USA
I have the front half of a spitfire frame that I was saving for the same purpose. I was going to put a Ford ZETEK in my Spitfire, but decided my current engine ran so well I abandoned the project. I live in eastern NC. Come and get it! I will be here all month.
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69 Spitfire 12a Chris S
Gilroy, CA, USA   USA
Definitely cant get to NC

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