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Chris Bracey

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  1. I wonder if the sound is coming from the rear one. It looks to be original and maybe the rubber bushes has worn. I will try a strap there and see if it helps . I always like the exhaust being mounted with a bit of flex. It seems to rigid to me .
  2. I bought it back after selling it a year after i bought it new 40 yrs ago! It has had a noise like the exhaust was touching the chassis. I tracked part of the noise to the rear box mountaed badly and have kept looking at the front bracket. Changing it to fit onto the gearbox makes perfect sense . Thank you. I thought the answer would be simple and it looks like an error the previous owner made after a rebuild. Has anyone got a picture on where on the gearbox the bracket fits?
  3. Ah. I am using book pressures. That might be the answer.
  4. Hi. Can i replace the front exhast bracket with a strap? I think the bracket is transmitting engine sounds throught the chassis. It seems strange to have what looks like a solid bracket attached to the chassis. Any advice?
  5. Hi. Will incorrect shimming (chassis to suspension arms ) cause the steering to be heavy? My spitfire is signficantly heavier to manouver from a standstill than my midget that has alloys fitted with larger tyres. Steering moves freely enough when jacked up and i have oiled the trunnions. Any advice or thoughts.
  6. hi. I want to cut inspection plates at the end of each sill. Do you think that could cause an mot fail.. i mot it every year although its exempt. Any views or mot testers out there.
  7. hi. I want to route the temp sensor for a dual oil/water gauge and will fit it where the current temp gauge is fitted. I cant see an obvious route without making a hole in the bulkhead. Any suggestions?
  8. Members 0 92 posts Location Hampshire Report post Posted Monday at 13:32 Hi. I have a spitfire built in june 1978 and i bought and registered it in jan 1979. Then sold it in 1980. Is there anyway to know if the colour was the darker houndstooth or the later more pale colour. I think it was the darker colour and have set of both colours but my darker set has a tear in the drivers cushion. So two questions . A/ Which is right for the colour? B/ has anyone got an old darker cushion or seat back i can use the repair my current cushion. Thanks
  9. Hi. I have a spitfire built in june 1978 and i bought and registered it in jan 1979. Then sold it in 1980. Is there anyway to know if the colour was the darker houndstooth or the later more pale colour. I think it was the darker colour and have set of both colours but my darker set has a tear in the drivers cushion. So two questions . A/ Which is right for the colour? B/ has anyone got an old darker cushion or seat back i can use the repair my current cushion. Thanks
  10. Hi. I have bought the wix adapter and filter. Is the adapter easy to fit ? I assume i do the normal oil change routine and remove the filter but what is the next step? I just want to get all the right tools to hand . My adapter look as if it has two notches for a screw driver blade. Thanks
  11. If i use a wix adapter do i need a special filter that has more clearance to cater for the nut ?
  12. Hi again where is the oil feed when looking at the head with the cover missing .
  13. I already have a spin on filter. Is that the same as a wix adapter/ non return valve.
  14. Hi. My spitfire 1500 had an oil feed fitted to the cylider head rockers which i have removed . Questions. A/ Could that oiler have damaged the oil pump? B/ At the moment if i start cold with no priming i get a very brief rattle that sounds like the mains and disappears on leter starts. Should i worry about this ? C/ What oil pressure should i expect when i connect the mg type dual gauge , my midget 1275 shows about 60 psi cold and 40 psi hot but i have read on the web the spitfire runs at lower psi more like 25? D/ will worn crankshaft thrust washers be audible or cause the rattle? Thank you
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