Triumph Spitfire

Started on Aug. 13 by mechdude

Ride Rating

6

This is my very nice rust free survivor I found sitting in a guys back yard that I was able to aquire for just $1000.00 at this time I am involved with adapting her with a low pressure turbo, I am already expecting to replace the lower end, so far I have replaced the clutch, the input shaft bearing (that was fun) new sneakers, replaced the front springs for a proper ride hight and handling which I have to say for a mostly stock LBC she does very well,

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Aug 18, 2008 4:24 a.m.
DMNDFIRE:
Had a lot of fun in those critters back in the day !!! One of my associates even fell out of the passenger seat AT SPEED going around a corner !!! No I wasn't driving !! Standard rules for sporty cars---DROP'EM DOWN-TIGHTEN'EM UP and it would be a real good idea to install a roll bar if you plan to make the tyres squeeeeel !!! Try Autopower-they have had bars for everything since the 60's. DMNDFIRE
Oct 10, 2008 7:34 a.m.
Curmudgeon:
1500 bottom ends were weak even without a hair dryer attached. But it should be a lot of fun while it lasts! Once it blows, stuff a 12A or 13B in there for all kinds of fun.
Mar 11, 2009 1:31 p.m.
Ian F:
Stocking up on rear diffs might be a good idea as well... Otherwise - looks nice!
Apr 19, 2009 3:10 p.m.
erohslc:
The low pressure turbo is a good way to go, what are you looking at, probably 5-7 psi? No need for an intercooler, and is kind to the glass-like tranny and diff. More pix/comments?

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