Member Page: Andrew Church

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Andrew Church

Member ID: achurch
Status: Free Member
Lexington, KY, USA   USA
Member Since: 2017-03-10
Home Site: The Triumph Experience
Last Login: 2018-04-25 09:34
Forum Activity: 2018-04-25 14:06
Forum Posts: 80

- Automotive Engineer
- Motorcyclist
- Import Tuner Builder

Always had an interest in anything with an engine and wheels and always loved the classics. Thought they were too expensive and unreachable until I discovered the Spitfire. Now I've got a project heading towards something great (hopefully)

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1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500 Yellow Andrew Church

1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500

1 Vehicles — Total mileage: 60,000 mi (96,561 km) — Average age: 1977

Member Journal – My First Classic - '77 Inca Spit

There are 17 total entries in this Journal.

Teardown Nearly Complete

Posted on: Thursday November 16, 2017

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Had my buddy visiting from Canada last weekend and he was itching to do some work on the car, and I needed a second set of hands so it worked out well. We got the hood (bonnet), trunk (boot), doors, front wings?, front bumper, grill, and lip all off. She looks pretty naked. Found the previous owner undercoated the entire bottom of the car and it is still in really good shape, so no frame rust! All the panels are in really good shape, some small surface rust spots and a couple of minor rus...


Posted on: Thursday November 9, 2017

I haven't updated my journal for a while, it's been really busy. We just finished rebuilding the '85 MR2 for our Road Atlanta race coming up, so that's taken the majority of my time. No pictures this week, but I wanted to keep this updated. I've been stripping the car down in preparation for paint. In my countless hours of research and YouTubeing I gained confidence to think I could handle painting the car. I worked a bit on the MR2 and spoke with a bunch of friends with classics about garage...

Engine Refresh - Fun And Follies

Posted on: Monday October 2, 2017

Current level of repair looking fresh

My Father-in-law came down to visit but mainly to work on the Spitfire. Being an English Mechanic it has been killing him me having the car 500 miles away from him. So he requested a long weekend of just wrenching on the car. The target of this attention: the engine. Plan: 1) Go through the engine and refresh as many surfaces and replace gaskets and seals as possible to rid the engine on the mystery oil leak that has coated the bay and front chassis. 2) Refresh the head by lapping valves a...

Stalled Progress

Posted on: Friday September 8, 2017

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Oh man summer without a car sucks. Haven't got hardly anything done. I covered up the engiine with the manifolds off and got the whole dash apart. Rear interior is a bit worse than I was expecting, so that needs to be done. I'm hoping now that we're into the fall I'll be able to focus more time/energy on the car. Still have big plans.

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