Registry: 1969 Triumph Spitfire MkIII
Richard Simpson's 1969 Triumph Spitfire MkIII – “Little Blue”
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body conversion and mechanicals seem to have been quite well done. no major rust. Then the POs got hold of it...
and then the rear wheels studs sheared off today!
Time for an update. Body and chassis ok albeit not the best paint job. Most acilaries especially electrics and gauges were non functional or missing. Along with alot of hardware fixtures and fittings.
Decent shocks but the rear was a bit botched. So i re botched it a bit better.
Engine drinks oil.
Replaced heavy knackered wire wheels with alloy minitours
Rebuilt carbs using dolly dashpots for better bonnet clearance
Reverse engineered alot of the electrics
Fitted electric fan and Rick Patton fan eliminator. cooling is excellent once i cleaned out the crud from the head block and rad. Fitted a piece of plywood underneath which closes the gap between the bottom of the rad and the front most chassis cross member. Helped cooling at speed and maybe reduces turbulence under the front.
Sort the engine so it doesn't drink oil
Lighten the front a bit...Maybe alloy rad, alloy pump housing, stainless extractor and move the battery behind the seats.
New clutch and bearing...Bit noisy in neutral.
|Owner:||Richard Simpson [SpitnSawdust]|
|Location:||Lewes, east sussex, UK|
|Original Colour:||Some bits used to be red|
|Current Colour:||powder blue|
|Engine Type:||2.5L 6 cyl tr6|
|Transmission:||4 sync 4 speed OD|
|Last Updated:||2017-03-17 15:00:46|
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This vehicle's information was last updated on 2017-03-17 15:00:46
- Changes from 2015-07-17 15:39:13 to previous 2015-06-06 19:55:48
- Vin SPIT3GT625L → GTRS6
- Status Repairs in progress → Running
|May 22, 2015||Richard Simpson||Added to Registry (ID 29562)|
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