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  1. Colin Lindsay

    Nice wallpaper

    This is the wallpaper on the background screens of the window display in one of our local clothing stores... E-Type Jag, Aston Martin, and Le-Mans Spitty. I've made them promise that when it comes time to remove and replace it, they'll keep it for me. It would look great in the garage...
    2 points
  2. Hi Everyone, I've been a member on and off since the 1990s, I've had many Spitfires, all have been somewhat controversial by purists standards.. So please let me introduce my latest Spitfire, something truly different.. If triumph were to make a Spitfire in the 21st Century what would it be like. Anyway my take.. My 1978 Spitfire is now powered by a 1.8 20v turbo engine from a VW Passat (to be fair when I bought the car it was just a rotted out shell and chassis, no rolling bits, doors or bonnet). I decided to make my Spitfire mid-engined, so I mounted the engine where a Spitfire's differential normally sits. The gearbox sits in an Audio A6 quattro rear subframe attached to the Spit's chassis. A space frame chassis then gives the whole thing a little more rigidity. The rear suspension are Lotus ELise Gaz Golds and Audi control arms. The front of the car has gone through a number of revisions, now I am using a standard Spitfire steering rack and hubs, Canley Classic wishbones and Gaz gold shocks. I did have to raise the suspension towers 2" to fit the 17 inch rims. The Spitfire hubs have been modified to accept Audi 5x112 wheels. The engine has been upgraded, the turbo replaced with a larger T04, injectors and MAF are from an Audi TT and the ecu mapped to about 300 bhp. The car weighs little more than 600 kg. I have also added Methanol/Water injection, which assists in propelling the car from 0-60 in about 3 seconds and 15-85mph in 3rd gear in 3.5 seconds. The car also has a theoretical top speed of just under 200 mph. The car has been in a number of magazines
    1 point
  3. PeterH

    Motorrail

    With the inevitable rise in electric cars with their comparatively low distance range what is needed it to bring back the old Motorrail service. Mind I've always though it a shame it no longer operates. I would quite like to tour Scotland in the Spitfire but there's no way I would drive it from Devon.
    1 point
  4. Instead of stating that the oil should be this or that viscosity, let's discuss the purpose of the oil and the damper. SU and Stromberg carbs lack the 'accelerator pump' mechanism that Webers and similar have. This makes the mixture richer on acceleration. Instead, recall that in a constant velocity carb ( SU or S'rg) the damper slows the rise of the piston as the engine speed increases. This keeps the airflow, over the bridge where the fuel jet and needle live, higher. By Bernouille, faster flow means lower pressure, so more fuel is sucked out into the air stream, making the mixture richer. So, if you want maximum performance, use a thicker oil. For economy, use thinner. Otherwise there is nothing magic about the oil you use. Even the "Marvel Mystery Oil" so beloved by our American cousins isn't the answer, unless you know what it's viscosity is! John
    1 point
  5. Graham C

    Essential reading ?

    Sorry just picking up on the comments of modern cars, I had a fall out with a Peugeot main dealer, my son's 308 kept on cutting out. This their answer was for us to open our cheque book and start replacing sensors, up to 2k in costs without know what the problem was. I asked to speak to the mechanic,refused. Asked for the codes, refused. Before any work was carried out we took the car back, it cut out on the forecourt mechanic came out took it for a test drive. On return told my son he knew the problem, timing belt problem, actually under recall and covered by warranty. Now sorted. Sometimes it is the person on the services is the problem. Graham
    1 point
  6. that puts a whole new meaning of skid marks !!!!!!
    1 point
  7. Well I bet you all had a sleepless night wondering if all the tinkering with the carbs worked. It did!!!! no leaks... I took the filters off to make such there wasn't any leaks on the inlet. VID_20210804_170555.mp4
    1 point
  8. Ian Faulds

    Spit 1500 body repairs

    the fox's big brother wimpus, spotted at the park ,ha ha
    1 point
  9. clive

    Malvern, Sunday night??

    I have now heard from Angie, We can stay Sunday, but need to scurry off early Monday. Will need to pay for the extra night. A few of us will have "the discussion" nearer the time when we get a vaguely reliable weather forecast.
    1 point
  10. Don't do that! Rule number 1: Don't tell 'em anything Rule number 2: Deny everything Rule number 3: If you get this far down the list you're stuffed!
    1 point
  11. Had to look up the launch date, now sitting here feeling old and depressed. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. Regards Paul.
    1 point
  12. reminds me i need to make a screen for the Ecurie Ecosse D type that sits on my Corgi Commer Transporter I could not afford the real one at Dicks before he sold her
    1 point
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