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  1. I restaked mine with a centre punch on the edge of the recess, not taking any chances. Adrian
  2. Silly question but you have checked the level of coolant? Temp gauges do not always work when they are not in liquid. My Spitfire had that problem once I would stick the bulb in a boiling kettle to double check it. Adrian
  3. Good to see the panel gaps are Triumph correct.🤣 Adrian
  4. Thanks for that Pete. ine is the original cut Vitesse which means my o/d gearbox has been built up for the Vit/GT6. Adrian
  5. Hi Pete What is this 'rolled not machined' you mentioned? My 6 has a 1850 3 rail J type that was sold to me many years ago as built for a Vit/GT6 The drive plate I fitted seems to fit nicely, the car has still to be driven! Are there different plates for fitting 1850 g/boxes to Vit/GT6. Can always pull the gearbox for a look but that gets a bit boring Adrian
  6. My 65 6 is still in the shed being rebuilt as it has since I was 18 38 years ago. Lockdown last year was great as I worked on it every weekday and the funny thing is still reckon 6 weeks should see it ready. It was cactus green with a black flash but I was persistently nagged to make it red which was close to the Damson Herald body that gave its life so the Vitesse would once again be on the road. I have a Dolomite 1850 J type o/d, MGF seats, Mk4 Spitfire wheels, Megajolt, twin Mikuni HSR42, Mintex 1144 pads for the Type 12s, camber compensator to go in once it is back on the road. Last century I scrapped a Mk1 2 litre saloon and at the time one of the two in NZ Mk2 saloons. It was ripe having spent many years in a paddock by a river, its mechanicals went into my Mk4 Spitfire. Photos are my 6 Saloon and Mk2 CV with a few of the parts I have collected.
  7. Cousin of this one (gender fluid)
  8. You could just rub a 🐑 over the car😊 https://www.lanoguard.nz/ This is something I could do with on my daily as the road home sometimes gets a bit salty https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/raw-wellington-drivers-navigate-debris-waves-along-battered-coastal-road This is not a bad sea Adrian
  9. ahebron

    Decibel Meter

    Yep that one
  10. ahebron

    Decibel Meter

    My dad was the boss of Lada in NZ last century. Some owners of the Niva complained of excess noise when driving the car. He took one to the DSIR (Government Science people) and they put a decibel meter through the car and found the most noise was the general area of a drivers head
  11. I would have thought those holes in the bonnet catch plate would be to allow for a lock to be added. Could it be for a Bond bonnet?
  12. I do wonder if a version of Dr Doolins tool could be made for the small chassis cars and if it would even be of any use. Thinking more about it due to the prop tunnel it is probably not a good idea. Adrian
  13. Have this problem with my dads vintage car, everytime it is the plugs fouling due to him starting the car and running it for a minute or two without driving it. Plugs swapped for dry clean ones and it starts fine. You sparkpugs could be failing under load of compression But I would replace the condenser Just ordered a sparkplug cleaner and a spark plug tester from Mr Bezos old company to have a play with.
  14. Nissan Micra fans fit, unsure what year but search on this site will tell you. I fitted one to my Vitesse but the car is not on the road. I think I got the wrong one as I had to modify the airbox slightly, you can see it in the attached file. I put a filter on the fan air intake, I assume it will confuse people. Excuse the photo quality I took a photo of a video on my computer Adrian
  15. Peter you are asking an electrician a mechanical engineering question🙃 As long as the shock is centred and you do the bolt up in the bottom eye so you get no deflection it looks like it should work. If you used it like I do on my one just slipping a bolt through with out winding a nut up then I imagine it could all deflect and get nasty. In these situations I always ignore Colin Chapman. Just remember there is a decent amount of force used when compressing the front springs. Adrian
  16. I always thought a Triumph Rocket 111 motor (2300/2500) would go well in a small chassis Triumph as long as it is not too tall. Keeps the name correct as well. Not many cheap Rocket 111 motors down here. To the OP MGF wheels are the same PCD and if alloys arent your thing then the spare wheel is a steel space saver 14". Plenty of small chassis cars about running MGF wheels. I had a friend running a Daimler 2.5 V8 in a Mk4 with the Triumph diff. He would swap the diffs every second weekend when racing the car, it was a very very fast car in practice days. Was two cars behind on a the road when we heard/felt the diff blow on one trip. It was when he fitted nitrous that it started to get interesting. Rear suspension was pretty much standard Mk4 Spitfire. Car eventually ended up with a DOHC Isuzu motor. Adrian
  17. http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~nicouls/mayflowerutility.htm But over the ditch they did build Mayflower Utes like this particular sporty looking one .
  18. There have been plenty of big saloon Triumphs converted to Utes here in NZ. This is one I saw over many years in a paddock south of Hastings in Hawkes Bay. It is long gone. No idea where this one is but it looks like it has rear chassis added to it. I wonder if it is sitting on a TR6 chassis😉
  19. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastbourne,_New_Zealand
  20. t-stag are you sure the window mech is held on with welded pins? They have an e clip and a leather washer on the back. It shouldnt take that long to strip a door down thaough I do admit they can be fiddly. AFAIK the doors differed very little between the first Herald and the last Vitesse. Only real trick is getting the 1/4 glass into the door and you need to wedge the door open a bit. But do have a look at this from 1 minute 19 seconds courtesy of Steve Weblin Good luck with it from the other Eastbourne Adrian
  21. Personally due to all the faff getting to the welsh plugs on the 6 cylinder engine I would replace all of them and use brass ones with a smear of shellac. You have no way of telling if they are original, the last 6 cylinder blocks are over 40 years old. And before you put the manifolds back on top the water up to make sure none are leaking and let it sit overnight/weekend/week☺️ Adrian
  22. Made mine as well but use the bottom eye fixing. I just figured that is the way the shock works so the spring compressor can do the same thing. Built it with some scrap channel and purchased threaded rod. Welding the nuts to the top of the rod means I can use a ratchet or rattle gun and not worry about the thread protruding through the nuts, like one of Pete Lewis. Used it to fiot the GAZ shocks and will probably gather dust till I get onto the Mk2 CV🙄
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