"Like a beautiful woman, which made me suffer a bit before I could have it"

donderdag 20 december 2012

vrijdag 14 december 2012

Rear leaf springs part 2

Sandblasted the rear leaf spring and stab. studs
Ready for some cleanup & primer!

donderdag 13 december 2012

Rear leaf spring work...

Ready for cleanup and new springdiscs
The transverse rear leaf spring on Triumph Spitfires can be a source of endless head scratching, pub discussions and general misunderstanding. The rear of a well-travelled Spitfire may be sagging, or the front may seem to be pointing upwards. Most of this can be traced back to the rear transverse leaf spring. 
First I must run these on the lathe.
And mount them to the springs.





zondag 2 december 2012

The frame

Finally it's time to start on the frame of the car.

The engine is removed from the frame for later.

Now we will start on the rear differential / leaf and move on to the front suspension.

donderdag 25 oktober 2012

Compression test (cold -> 8bar)

So we did a small compression test (result: 8 bar cold)
And removed the carburators.

woensdag 10 oktober 2012

Work on the back of the spit

Removed the gas tank, rear bumper, lights, ...

Label it!

Lot's, lot's of rust & more rust!

donderdag 4 oktober 2012

woensdag 3 oktober 2012

woensdag 26 september 2012

Engine Check

Full acces to the gearbox


Ignition test :-)

Check the fuel line

Little water thermostat problem

hmm. Looks stone dry!

maandag 17 september 2012

It's time!!!!!!
To start

on the spitfire :-)


zondag 16 september 2012

Park lane Classics (shop)

Looks like a great shop for buying seats!
http://www.parklaneclassics.co.uk/

zaterdag 8 september 2012