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Registry: 1976 Triumph Spitfire 1500

Kevin Vivian's 1976 Triumph Spitfire 1500 – “Babs”
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  • Good to start. Much to do.

I appear to be the 12th owner and came with a Weber DGV. So far retrofitted with overdrive plus electric rad fan and rebuilt the seats. Supposedly engine was overhauled at approx 46K, however, after digging around I am unsure of the quality of that overhaul. Still working on correcting some mechanical issues due to previous limited use and some questionable repairs done in the past. Hunting down some odd noises from the engine is this winters project. That and correcting some of the more blatant oil leaks.

Vehicle Information

Owner: Kevin Vivian   [Kevy]
Location: Orleans, ON, Canada CAN
Status: Running

Model Year:1976
Build Date:1976-08-02
Original Colour:Carmine Red
Current Colour:Carmine red
Odometer:49,316 miles
Engine Type:1.5 L 4 Cyl
Engine Code:FM50598UE
Transmission:4 speed Sycro plus overdirve
Last Updated:2013-11-15 11:40:11


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Member Comments on Registry: 1976 Triumph Spitfire 1500   ↵
Rated 10 out of 10 based on 1 ratings
2013-11-15 15:23:56 # 12891
Comment by bill lee
Did the overdrive swap go smooth? I was kicking the idea around.
2013-11-16 14:36:37 # 12900
Comment by Kevin Vivian
Actually, it was quite straight forward, but not cheap as it was both the gearbox and overdrive. It amounted to a bolt in, new aft mount and drive shaft change and a bit of simple wiring. The really nice thing about the Spitfire is that the majority of the work is done in the cockpit.I appreciate 65 Mph at 3000 rpm.

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2013-11-15 11:40:11

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Sep 22, 2011 Kevin Vivian  CAN Added to Registry (ID 22612)

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