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  1. Hey thanks. Forgot to say it has a lowering block already. If the concencus isn't to fit a spitfire spring (really didn't want the hassle), will get the alignment done & drive it when it's ready. Thanks again. Great forum as ever..!
  2. Hi. Have mated a spitfire mk4 body onto a mk3 gt6 rotoflex rolling chassis, with a canley cv conversion. Thing is, it sits a bit high at the back, presumably due to the stiffer gt6 spring. Do I need a spitfire spring? And if so, is it a straight swap onto the uprights? Or take a leaf off the gt6 spring?Many thanks.
  3. In the process of rebuilding my 2.5 spitfire. Have literally turned the garage upside down, but can't find the clamp that secures the inner rod to the outer sleeve of the steering column. Anybody got one kicking around...? Thank you. Steve.
  4. Many thanks. So an uprated gt6 starter sounds like next on my shopping list...! Not quite sure why we have twin threads though...
  5. Hi Clive, thanks. The engine slotted in fine, with no clearance issues, so not sure if the sump is original. There are a couple of "adjustment" ripples on it, so maybe has been changed at some point... Good to know about the starter, thanks. Canleys list replacement brushes. Might give that a look first... Many thanks.
  6. Right, here goes.... Swapped a scrapworthy body on my rotoflex gt6 for a mk4 spitfire one. Then found a bare 2500 engine, so that replaced the 2ltr gt6 lump. Used the 2ltr flywheel, starter & back plate, so as to fit the gt6 bellhousing. Thing is, not fitted the loom etc, & couldn't resist trying to start it. Put a wire from my other car's +ve to the coil, jump lead -ve connected, then jump lead +ve touched to the starter. Turned very slowly & quickly got hot. Engine did fire briefly, which is a bonus..! Anyway... Two questions... Bearing in mind that starter hadn't been powered for at least 8 years, had it become u/s? Also.. The 2500 starter from suppliers is totally different to mine. Remembering I've used the flywheel & plate from the gt6, would it fit..? Can't see any reason a gt6 starter wouldn't be man enough to turn the 2.5.. Any advice appreciated..! Steve.
  7. Right, here goes.... Swapped a scrapworthy body on my rotoflex gt6 for a mk4 spitfire one. Then found a bare 2500 engine, so that replaced the 2ltr gt6 lump. Used the 2ltr flywheel, starter & back plate, so as to fit the gt6 bellhousing. Thing is, not fitted the loom etc, & couldn't resist trying to start it. Put a wire from my other car's +ve to the coil, jump lead -ve connected, then jump lead +ve touched to the started. Turned very slowly & quickly got hot. Engine did fire briefly, which is a bonus..! Anyway... Two questions... Bearing in mind that starter hadn't been powered for at least 8 years, had it become u/s? Also.. The 2500 starter from suppliers is totally different to mine. Remembering I've used the flywheel & plate from the gt6, would it fit..? Can't see any reason a gt6 starter wouldn't be man enough to turn the 2.5.. Any advice appreciated..! Steve.
  8. Clive I have sent you a message. Many thanks..!
  9. Can't see any sprint HS6's anywhere. However have seen some CD175's that came off a TR6. Would they be suitable..? Shouldn't be any clearance issues either..
  10. That's really good, thank you people. Tom, I have the manifold for the SU's too, so will look into machining. Happy days..!
  11. Just aquired a 2.5ltr bare engine, code MM. Will the CD150'S from my existing 2ltr be sufficient (obviously with needles), or the set of HS6's sitting in my shed? It's for a mk3 gt6 by the way. I know there are clearance issues, so can I just get short dashpots, springs & dampers..? Thanks.
  12. This is exactly why clubs and forums are invaluable. Thank you...!
  13. I've just applied dinitrol into my new sills, via the holes. Assumed I should block the holes with grommets after. Is this not the case...?
  14. Watching Fast & Loud. He's not using an air fed mask whilst spraying. What paint do you think he's using...?
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