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TDSpit Silver Member Charlie Bunnell
Crossville, TN, USA   USA
1952 MG TD "Chitty Bang"
1976 Triumph 1500 "DOA"
It's a '76 Spit 1500. When buying a car, even a basket case, I don't generally check the header clearance from the frame. Well I just discovered the "pipe" from the #1 cylinder is rubbing against the frame. So when installing a Pace Setter 70-1090 header, does one usually "adjust" the frame with a grinder to provide the necessary clearance? Or is there a more sinister gremlin here?

Thanks,

Charlie B.

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bonnett1954 Silver Member Dave Bonnett
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Union Jack"
No gremlins. Looks to be ground already. Might as well grind a little more to make it fit.

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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
That's a cut out for a late model catalyst, you can grind off a little frame or squeeze the header pipe a little.



'S all for now
Vic

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TDSpit Silver Member Charlie Bunnell
Crossville, TN, USA   USA
1952 MG TD "Chitty Bang"
1976 Triumph 1500 "DOA"
Thanks Vic and Dave. I felt the grinder was the answer but sometimes it's comforting to received affirmation from others.

Charlie

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Spitfirejoe Joe Guinan
Fremont, NE, USA   USA
1980 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "The Phoenix"
Ah, the old "Heat And Beat to Fit" headers. I run those on my 1980 and had the same issue. Grind a bit off the frame and maybe flatten the tube a bit. Different motor mounts can make the fit worse, or better.



Joe Guinan
Fremont, Nebraska

poulsbobill Bill K
Poulsbo, WA, USA   USA
In reply to # 1540573 by Spitfirejoe Ah, the old "Heat And Beat to Fit" headers. I run those on my 1980 and had the same issue. Grind a bit off the frame and maybe flatten the tube a bit.

Did the same. A little bit of both and works!!

Bill



1980 Spitfire

TDSpit Silver Member Charlie Bunnell
Crossville, TN, USA   USA
1952 MG TD "Chitty Bang"
1976 Triumph 1500 "DOA"
Thanks to all. Here's what I started with, and where I'm at now. Been a long haul but almost done. That manifold situation surprised me.

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
In reply to # 1540573 by Spitfirejoe Ah, the old "Heat And Beat to Fit" headers.

I remember those days too.

So did the neighbors.

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