Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
10/18/16 11:25 a.m.
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One of the first things we did, once we got our Spitfire sorted out, was to use it for a tire test. As we outlined in the March 2016 issue of Classic Motorsports, we were surprised to learn how well Coker’s classic Michelin tires did when compared to modern tires.

What also surprised us was how fun to drive and reliable our little Spitfire was. We wailed the ever-loving crap out of that poor little car with no major ill effects.

We did learn that we will need to make some modifications to the breather if we want to autocross the car on a regular basis, and the suspension will need some work as well if we want to compete with the car very often.

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spitfirebill
spitfirebill MegaDork
12/6/18 9:11 a.m.

Did you guys ever get around to dealing with the handling? 

nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
12/6/18 1:20 p.m.
spitfirebill said:

Did you guys ever get around to dealing with the handling? 

Indeed, the camber angles look terrifying in that photo. I love Spitfires, but I'm curious what can be done to address the swing axle geometries.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
12/10/18 4:58 p.m.

We still have this car, but haven't had much time to mess with it. We still havea some more stories planned, when we get a couple of other cars done.

purplepeopleeater
purplepeopleeater Reader
12/11/18 2:18 p.m.

Camber compensator fixes the issue in the rear, it used to be required in SCCa

 

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