Triumph Sports Cars

engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" V8s (Stag and TR8)

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88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Spit + 347
Posted by: 88v8
Date: August 04, 2015 05:55PM

Minimal information, ugly scoop perhaps hard to avoid, uglier roll bar and odd seats, but otherwise looks pretty well put together
[www.ebay.com]

Appears crab tracked or is it just the photos.

Ivor



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/04/2015 05:58PM by 88v8.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Spit + 347
Posted by: rficalora
Date: August 05, 2015 09:25PM

Pictures don't imply crab track to me. Not sure how one could tell unless it was going down the road. I don't mind the roll bar. Not a fan of scoops, but it's probably needed. Maybe something smoothed back into the hood would be better? But, what's up with the driver'a seat? Passenger isn't bad but driver's looks like it came out of a delivery van?!?!?!


Anarchy99
Jim Purdy
Memphis, TN
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Re: Spit + 347
Posted by: Anarchy99
Date: August 06, 2015 01:04AM

I love it... A lot of work went into it. Not a fan of the scoop but for what it is, it's a great little car for someone to own. Buy it for a bargain price and fix whatever you don't, still cheaper than starting from scratch...


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Spit + 347
Posted by: 88v8
Date: August 06, 2015 03:58AM

Don't mean crooked, 'crab-tracked' meaning front track wider than rear.
Agree it's a lot of value for little money.

Ivor


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Spit + 347
Posted by: rficalora
Date: August 06, 2015 05:18PM

Got it. Misunderstood. I still like it.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Spit + 347
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: August 11, 2015 12:32PM

Here in the USA, when we say a car is "crabbing", we mean that the rear wheels are not tracking the same as the front. Like acrab running down the beach at an angle. ;)

Lots of racers use wider front track. It helps get rid of under steer, which that Spitfire likely has.


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Spit + 347
Posted by: 88v8
Date: August 31, 2015 02:01PM

Going round again
[www.ebay.com]

Still handicapped by low feedback and minimal description.

Ivor



88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Spit + 347
Posted by: 88v8
Date: September 07, 2015 04:18AM

Sold at $9,900.

A steal.

Ivor


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