TRExp

Spitfire & GT6 Forum

My spitfire 1500

Moss Motors
AutoShrine Sponsor
AutoShrine Sponsor
AutoShrine Sponsor
AutoShrine Sponsor

Tonyfixit Avatar
Tonyfixit Tony M
Duncan, BC, Canada   CAN
Not much to add, other than I enjoy your posts and pics Wim :-)

. Hide banner ads & support this website by becoming a > Gold Supporting Member <
79bluespit Avatar
79bluespit Rick Lazio
Burlington, ON, Canada   CAN
can't believe this thread is originally from 2013... i've always been a british pageant blue fan... in pretty much any british car, but wanted to say that colour is the nicest colour i've seen on a spitfire in a long time. to me it suits this car perfectly. truly unique and definitely makes you look twice.

wimpus Avatar
wimpus Wim D P
Dendermonde, East-Flanders, Belgium   BEL
1978 Triumph 1500 TC "The Fox"
The last few weeks i was busy..
Rear wheel arch needed some more welding, alternator failed again and.. rebuilded a gearbox !

This was my original box.
Reverse gear was bad and 3rd gear clip was broken.
Only replaced the bearings (used good quality ones), syncro springs, 3rd gear clip and a few other little things.
Left the synchros in as i heard new ones are bad..

Must say.. this was my first gbox build !



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2018-02-10 02:08 AM by wimpus.

. Hide banner ads & support this website by becoming a > Gold Supporting Member <

Attachments:
20171127_191314.jpg    31 KB
20171127_191314.jpg

20180128_135851.jpg    33.4 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
20180128_194920.jpg    33 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
wimpus Avatar
wimpus Wim D P
Dendermonde, East-Flanders, Belgium   BEL
1978 Triumph 1500 TC "The Fox"
In my car was a rebuilded gearbox that i bought at a belgian supplier..
Around christmas the front seal leaked badly.
Then around new year 4th gear became hard yo get..

Last weekend wanted to change over the boxes..
Seems on the box the front bearing cage fell apart and all the parts where in the box and od..
Also 3/4th synchro hub springs and ball where out to..

This box will be repaired as not much is bad actually.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-02-10 02:08 AM by wimpus.


Attachments:
20180203_103829.jpg    33.9 KB
20180203_103829.jpg

20180203_094420.jpg    29.6 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
20180203_104500.jpg    43.8 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
wimpus Avatar
wimpus Wim D P
Dendermonde, East-Flanders, Belgium   BEL
1978 Triumph 1500 TC "The Fox"
After 24 hours she was back on the road !
Od started to work good after a few miles.
Changed the gbox tunnel to.
Bought it at moss uk, but its actually one from Clark from the USA !


Attachments:
20180203_170256.jpg    36.2 KB
20180203_170256.jpg

20180202_203503.jpg    27.2 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
20180202_203448.jpg    30.4 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
20180208_165816.jpg    90 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
wimpus Avatar
wimpus Wim D P
Dendermonde, East-Flanders, Belgium   BEL
1978 Triumph 1500 TC "The Fox"
Changed the UJ's last weekend to winking smiley


Attachments:
20180210_105923.jpg    51.7 KB
20180210_105923.jpg

20180210_125848.jpg    47.5 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
20180210_125853.jpg    64.4 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
wimpus Avatar
wimpus Wim D P
Dendermonde, East-Flanders, Belgium   BEL
1978 Triumph 1500 TC "The Fox"
Snow winking smiley

. Hide banner ads & support this website by becoming a > Gold Supporting Member <

Attachments:
20180209_153636.jpg    70.9 KB
20180209_153636.jpg

wimpus Avatar
wimpus Wim D P
Dendermonde, East-Flanders, Belgium   BEL
1978 Triumph 1500 TC "The Fox"
a bit to fancy ? :p
(Caps on the grease nippels)


Attachments:
28053745_2003339289883369_1342271914_n.jpg    58.7 KB
28053745_2003339289883369_1342271914_n.jpg

28053999_2003339296550035_949535135_n.jpg    52.7 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
wimpus Avatar
wimpus Wim D P
Dendermonde, East-Flanders, Belgium   BEL
1978 Triumph 1500 TC "The Fox"
Went to a car show.
And a friend took some pics when i was leaving at a show tongue sticking out smiley

. Hide banner ads & support this website by becoming a > Gold Supporting Member <

Attachments:
27867276_2003740283176603_2893005627306103490_n.jpg    87.1 KB
27867276_2003740283176603_2893005627306103490_n.jpg

28176534_386198658458348_1502076685_n.jpg    46.4 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
28116892_386198711791676_1171678641_n.jpg    40.7 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
alanroseman Avatar
alanroseman Silver Member Alan Roseman
Rehoboth, MA, USA   USA
1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "The Little Car.."
I love the color of your Spit. Thanks for sharing..



Alan Roseman
President
British Motorcars of New England

www.bmcne.org

Check on the photos every now and then... all free for download, in all sizes.

The British Motorcar Festival Bristol RI:

Photographs - For your computer

A BMCNE Cruise:

Portsmouth & Aquidnik Island, RI

spitfire50 Avatar
spitfire50 Paul Mugford
Rochester, N.H., USA   USA
In reply to # 1514079 by wimpus a bit to fancy ? :p
(Caps on the grease nippels)
Wim,
No, not too fancy. One reason manufacturers stopped using grease fittings was because lazy mechanics wouldn't clean the fittings before pumping new grease into them. This sometimes drove small amounts of grit into the joints. Not good for the lubricated surfaces. Those caps will help keep dirt out.thumbs up
All the best,
Paul

Doug in Vegas Avatar
Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, NV, USA   USA
Caps on brake bleeders too.

BTW: Anyone have a source for the mini-zerks grease gun tips?

spitfire50 Avatar
spitfire50 Paul Mugford
Rochester, N.H., USA   USA
In reply to # 1514167 by Doug in Vegas Caps on brake bleeders too.


^^This^^
Here in New England it can be the difference between bleeding the brakes and replacing the cylinders.
All the best,
Paul

wimpus Avatar
wimpus Wim D P
Dendermonde, East-Flanders, Belgium   BEL
1978 Triumph 1500 TC "The Fox"
Well.. we had some snow and ice at the end of februari !


Attachments:
28379787_2010284719188826_4547848413581254188_n.jpg    66.3 KB
28379787_2010284719188826_4547848413581254188_n.jpg

28378847_2010284739188824_5670943901248356782_n.jpg    43 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
wimpus Avatar
wimpus Wim D P
Dendermonde, East-Flanders, Belgium   BEL
1978 Triumph 1500 TC "The Fox"
A few weeks ago the alternator started to play up.
Around new year my 3 year old one failed, so put on the spare... that was failing now to.

Bought one for a classic mini in the UK , still paid only 1/3 of the price of one in Belgium !
But when i installed it at a break at work i noticed fluid on the starter.. fuel pump was leaking and got worse.
Pump was 3,5years old, but done 60.000miles.
So got my spare out of the boot that evening and fitted it.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-03-25 02:45 PM by wimpus.


Attachments:
29541410_2020416868175611_3432063362504188075_n.jpg    82.3 KB
29541410_2020416868175611_3432063362504188075_n.jpg

29468720_2020416884842276_4773876919253340251_n.jpg    37.1 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
29473195_2020416914842273_4422278556622827324_n.jpg    65 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
29542158_2020416938175604_527514015882709217_n.jpg    42.3 KB
Sign In or Register to view this photo
. Hide banner ads & support this website by becoming a > Gold Supporting Member <

To add your reply, or post your own questions




Registration is FREE and takes less than a minute!


Having trouble posting or changing forum settings?
Read the Forum Help (FAQ) or contact the webmaster





Join The Club

Sign in to ask questions, share photos, and access all website features

Your Cars

1972 Triumph Spitfire MkIV

Text Size

Larger Smaller
Reset Save

Sponsor Links