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Welcome Wim. That's a nice looking car. I like the colour - can't quite decide what colour it is - in some pictures it looks quite grey - almost like my Vitesse, in others seems to be a bit more blue. Is it a Triumph colour?

 

Cheers

 

Nick

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Welcome Wim. That's a nice looking car. I like the colour - can't quite decide what colour it is - in some pictures it looks quite grey - almost like my Vitesse, in others seems to be a bit more blue. Is it a Triumph colour?

 

Cheers

 

Nick

 

Hi there !

 

It's not an original triumph color, but a Ral color (i think it was 7031, need to look it up).

But the name of the color is Blue/Grey

In the dark it seems grey and in the sun light blue, a bit special indeed :P

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Seems to be a while since i posted here ... :P

She now has nearly done 100.000 miles since end september 2013 !

And yes the same engine (now done 180.000miles).

In those years 2 rebuild gearboxes, 1 spare diff fitted and now a rebuild.

And the many other parts that went wrong...

So yes she has been a lot of work !

 

Also done the 'Nachtrit' (Nightrally - Club Triumph) in the Netherlands last year.

Some pics of the rally.

 

 

 

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In the last few years been collecting some bits.

Well actually nearly a 2nd spitfire in parts :D

Panels are 2nd hand, cut out of a bad spitfire or NOS but sandblasted to get rid of surface rust and painted in green primer.

Bonnet i found a few weeks ago (laying outside on a shed roof in the rain..), then stripped the paint and put a rust convertor on it.

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After the 'Nachtrit' i had a knocking sound.. 

The crank pully nut was loose !!

But i had other noises to.

So decided to change the timing chain.

Oh boy was it worn..

Went to fit a duplex kit.

It now runs a lot better, but after 4 days the noises came back.... (still need to find time to investigate).

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Great that it gets plenty of use. Still looks really good. Nice colour, and I've always liked four spoke revolutions.

Mark

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Thanks guys !

Some of you will know this car to..

This GT6 from Andy Cook came to my work for a short meet up on his trip to Germany 2 years ago.

Last year this GT6 was used on Car SOS!

 

 

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3 hours ago, Mark said:

Nice colour

All the best Spitfires are this colour :smile:

On ‎3‎/‎4‎/‎2019 at 10:30 AM, wimpus said:

but after 4 days the noises came back....

You need to have a really close look at the key, the keyway in the crankshaft and the keyway in the pulley.  The key should be a light interference fit in the crankshaft and a tight sliding fit in the pulley keyway.  If it's slack at all then the torsional vibration from the crank will tend to rattle the nut loose...… and when the nut is loose the pulley rattles and chews up the key and keyways...….

So if the key and keyways are still acceptable, do the nut up proper-tight (not easy I know!) and maybe use some Loctite (though that will come back to haunt you at next dismantling time!)

Impressive usage/mileage numbers.  It's taken me 30 years to put 80k on the Vitesse…….

Nick

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9 hours ago, Nick Jones said:

All the best Spitfires are this colour :smile:

You need to have a really close look at the key, the keyway in the crankshaft and the keyway in the pulley.  The key should be a light interference fit in the crankshaft and a tight sliding fit in the pulley keyway.  If it's slack at all then the torsional vibration from the crank will tend to rattle the nut loose...… and when the nut is loose the pulley rattles and chews up the key and keyways...….

So if the key and keyways are still acceptable, do the nut up proper-tight (not easy I know!) and maybe use some Loctite (though that will come back to haunt you at next dismantling time!)

Impressive usage/mileage numbers.  It's taken me 30 years to put 80k on the Vitesse…….

Nick

Nick, my keyway was damaged.. 

So ordered 2 new ones.. 1 fitted good, 1 was way to big !

Nut was done up right with torque figures as per manual.

And used loctite to!

So my guess is no.. find time to take it apart again.. :/

Wim

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Could be the groove in the pully that has play (the old sprocket had play with the a new key to.. )

Will see what im going to do.

But she dtives great, after the timing chain replacement the timing was at 20 degrees instead of 10 ! :o

 

 

 

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Seems we have done 160.000km or for you guys... 100.000miles !

And that in 5,5years and with the same engine.

Back on 30 sept 2013 i started to drive her when she had 117.037km.

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1 hour ago, mattius said:

Love the wheels are they 13" wolfrace? 

Been looking at getting a 14" set made up

13" Revs....

I wonder if they still make 14" type?

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On 6/9/2019 at 2:30 PM, zetecspit said:

13" Revs....

I wonder if they still make 14" type?

 

They don't you have to get custom made copies

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