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mtnwings Silver Member Greg B
Ellenville, NY, USA   USA
Yee Haa! My 4-2-1 stainless steel Bell headers came in today! wow! They sure are a thing of beauty. My dual carb set up is almost done. Greg

Nice job so far Mike, you work fast.

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
In reply to # 1600438 by mtnwings Yee Haa! My 4-2-1 stainless steel Bell headers came in today! wow! They sure are a thing of beauty. My dual carb set up is almost done. Greg

Nice job so far Mike, you work fast.

Sounds like a good opportunity to write a journal entry on the conversion..

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ham204mg Mario Psaila
Mosta, napp, Malta   MLT
They are indeed a thing of beauty but I had them wrapped in the end as they emit too much heat!

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mtnwings Silver Member Greg B
Ellenville, NY, USA   USA
This isn't India, no vail over this thing of beauty. LOL When I called to order these headers the gentleman (forgot his name) told me that he has the exact same headers on his Spit for 15 years and they still look like new, still shinny, only a little bluing around the very top where the hot gasses exit the head. He told me it would be a sin to wrap these. He advised me to either buy are construct a heat shield to keep the heat away from the carb/carbs. I asked about coating the inside, he told me not to.
These Bells say: Made in England and need no matching.
Greg

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
In reply to # 1600590 by mtnwings This isn't India, no vail over this thing of beauty. LOL When I called to order these headers the gentleman (forgot his name) told me that he has the exact same headers on his Spit for 15 years and they still look like new, still shinny, only a little bluing around the very top where the hot gasses exit the head. He told me it would be a sin to wrap these. He advised me to either buy are construct a heat shield to keep the heat away from the carb/carbs. I asked about coating the inside, he told me not to.
These Bells say: Made in England and need no matching.
Greg

As long as your carb bowls don't boil. winking smiley

I added extra insulation for the passenger floor because that side runs hot when stock.

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mtnwings Silver Member Greg B
Ellenville, NY, USA   USA
Wow, didn't realize that the floor would get hot, thanks for that tip.

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SpitnSawdust Richard Simpson
Lewes, east sussex, UK   GBR
1969 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Little Blue"
Checked the cam yet. again. This time i used 2 dial gauges and did John Ds ELOO method properly. I hope.
Overlap was 1.8mm /. 07inch cam lift.

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SpitnSawdust Richard Simpson
Lewes, east sussex, UK   GBR
1969 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Little Blue"
Managed to drill a hole on the radiator.
Lets see how goid my soldering is...

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Voda2000 Andrew McMillan
Winnipeg, MB, Canada   CAN
In reply to # 1600995 by SpitnSawdust Managed to drill a hole on the radiator.
Lets see how goid my soldering is...

Ouch.



1978 Triumph Spitfire

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Bwjulson Bruce Julson
CAMP VERDE, AZ, USA   USA
1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Tinker Toy"
I just finished completely rebuilding the front suspension on my 78 1500, and also "engineered" an insanely simple fix to the broken control rod issue in the exterior door handles that still uses the broken control rod!
I posted a reply in the door handle repair thread, outlining the handle repair for anyone interested.


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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
A journal entry on the door would be good.

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Bwjulson Bruce Julson
CAMP VERDE, AZ, USA   USA
1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Tinker Toy"
Good idea. I'll do it smileys with beer

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Bpt70gt Brian T
Westmoreland, NH, USA   USA
Do you mean new parts like these?-----grinning smiley Who said they aren't available new--eye popping smiley

BT


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mtnwings Silver Member Greg B
Ellenville, NY, USA   USA
What did I do to my spit today? walked around it, avoided looking at it, the block and head are in the machine shop and I am waiting for the cam, gaskets, rings and bearings to come in. I am sad. LOL Is that Spring I smell? Finishing up my new sand blaster, painted the inside gloss white, added a row of lights, re wired it and started on my cyclone vac attachment, love designing thing.

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SpitnSawdust Richard Simpson
Lewes, east sussex, UK   GBR
1969 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Little Blue"
Attempted a hideous repair on the aforementioned radiator. Got it watertight but will have to pressure test it by fitting it and running the engine...

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