Registry: 1974 Triumph Spitfire 1500

Joe P's 1974 Triumph Spitfire 1500 – “The Beast”
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  • not too bad for 20 years old...

“The Beast”
1974 Spitfire 1500
Rear frame replaced with '71? - no outriggers (=no rust)
'75 Transmission (better 1st gear syncro, stronger Pressure Plate)
Weber 32/36 Downdraft
Pacesetter 4:1 headers
Steve Wang Rebuilt Engine incl
* European spec dual valve springs
* 4 angle valve job
* 265 Deg Cam
* Abarth GT6 exhaust
Stainless steel brake lines
Aluminum steering rack mounts
1.5 Neg Camber up front and 0 toe (for auto-x)
Taken down to bare metal and restored Summer of '92
incl seam welded sills and zinc plated A-arms up front. :)

Vehicle Information

Owner: Joe P   [spitsfire]
Location: Redding, CT, USA USA
Status: Running

Model Year:1974
Original Colour:Yellow
Current Colour:BRG
Engine Type:1.5L of fury
Last Updated:2012-06-02 14:02:34


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Member Comments on Registry: 1974 Triumph Spitfire 1500   ↵
2014-11-05 09:59:39 # 21424
Comment by Rick Vernick
Hello fellow CT Spit owner!Where did you aquire that exhaust system? Was it a fairly easy bolt on, or was there some additional fitting/welding to be done? Was curious as well if you felt a power/sound gain from the pacesetter header.Thank you for your consideration-Rick
2014-11-05 14:37:49 # 21434
Comment by Joe P
Hi Rick,Actually I need to update this. I have since gone to a 4-2-1 header and dual exhaust from Moss UK. (which I like a lot!) The pacesetter header vs the stock exhaust manifold is no contest. It's a big and very noticeable improvement in power and efficiency. The hot ticket though is to get the EU exhaust manifold which is 4 to 2. Then the top of the EU exhaust pipe is 2 to 1. So it's like a header, but is stock and works great by all reports. If you're using a stock exhaust, the header does not make anything louder. I did need to grind it a bit to get it to fit. They can hit the frame rail sometimes. You may need to bend it. Also check the BBS here to confirm which carb you're using with it. I used it with both the stock ZS as well as a Weber downdraft. There are clearance issues with certain combinations though. Quantum mechanics is one source for the EU exhaust manifold. (there are others...) hope that helps!

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2012-06-02 14:02:34

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Jun 2, 2012 Joe P  USA Added to Registry (ID 14146)

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