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wimpus last won the day on February 15

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  • Birthday 08/03/1990

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    Triumph Spitfire 1500 (1978).

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  1. Yes that could be it to. You can blow that passage (and all the others) out when removing the oil, oil relief valve etc. Hope its a simple fix for you !
  2. From an old Volvo J-type service manual i've got.
  3. What does the overdrive do or not do ?
  4. I've used this again last week. My uncle made it for me years ago. I've also made an extra plate with smaller hole for.. starter motor spring/bendix change . Very easy to get that clip off then ! 🙃
  5. When under the car looking to the front of the car. Under the od sump (j-type) Left big plug : pressure filter Middle : oil pump Right : presure relief valve If you need decent pics out of a volvo (yes these used a j-type to !) Give a shout
  6. Yesterday evening a quick testdrive to test everything. I go around corner... a loud bang. Bottom leaf of the rear spring broke! Got it apart in the dark and got a new spring this morning. After an good hour she was back on the road 😁 Now to fix a coolant leak (bottom hose of rad... typical !)
  7. Seems I was lucky.. radio again works as normal. And tubing pushed futher up the jet.. no leaks for now.
  8. Seems my washer jet tubing now leaks, onto the loom and into the radio... that's now doing strange stuff.. time to buy a new one I think 😓
  9. And... its IN ! 🙃 With thanks to my uncle and a friend. + another local guy came by, fitted new spark plugs (previous owner fitted resistor plugs..) and replace his screaming alternator. The screen and rubber do fit a lot better then before !
  10. The last few months I needed to use another a car for a few days. For sure when doing sills etc. But still only 10 to 14 days I think it was .
  11. More done today. One corner was rotten and a few more areas needed attention. Sadly after 2 try's this evening to fit the windscreen .. we gave up. Tomorrow we will try again !
  12. My 'plan' is get the original engine apart, then let it re-bore, crank checked etc etc. Maybe mk3 style camshaft (but only fitted a new standard 1500 cam (10.000kms ago)in january this year when the headgasket failed. After 325.000kms/201.000miles its the best I could do I think. She did do it well all those years. But she was using oil, not very fun on long trips (is something that im planning to do next year when corona etc is over .. I hope).
  13. Little video after a little tune, but still a bit lean etc. The engine was bought running in a '79 Spitfire by me 7 to 8 years ago incl carbs etc. For like £450 (incl used diff etc !) It a DM*****ESS engine (supplied spare 1500 block). Oil pressure seems really good, everything original inside ! Did check crank bearings etc a few years ago. 20210717_184457.mp4
  14. Oh well... on another note... We changed the engine on Fox the last 2 days 😅 With the help of my uncle his Linde forklift out of 1985 ! Also... more welding etc Needed to strip the whole suspension turret of the left side for it (never been off in 43years). Finally after all these years we got room to hammer the radiator support back (i got the car like this). Drove Fox home this evening, timing etc needs better adjusting , exhaust manifold blowing a bit and oil leak from the rocker cover.
  15. Fitted the rears back today after a repaint.
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