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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1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Insane Spitfire V12
Posted by: 88v8
Date: August 09, 2015 02:22AM

No, not the airborne Spitfire. The itsy bitsy Triumph version.
Your chance to wake a piece of automotive madness from a 13 year slumber.
[www.ebay.co.uk]
Not only a V12, but a supercharged V12.

I wonder what the story is behind that shop where it's sitting. Seems to have been a lot of work going on in there, and then.... nothing.

Ivor


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Jim Purdy
Memphis, TN
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61 austin healey sprite LS6

Re: Insane Spitfire V12
Posted by: Anarchy99
Date: August 09, 2015 01:16PM

Love it!!


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Insane Spitfire V12
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: August 09, 2015 05:21PM

Not just supercharged but with twin superchargers! (Didn't see anything remotely resembling an intercooler however)

Looks like a Sunday Driver to me. (he, he, he)

Jim


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Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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05/14/2010 03:06AM

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What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Insane Spitfire V12
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: August 10, 2015 02:08PM

Wow!

Just when I thought that it couldn't get any harder to change the plugs on a V12.
Impressive engineering to get all that under the hood.

Live like you mean it.
Fred


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Insane Spitfire V12
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: August 11, 2015 12:33PM

Yeehaw!


Sidecardoug
Doug Rowe

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Re: Insane Spitfire V12
Posted by: Sidecardoug
Date: August 13, 2015 01:04PM

Reminds me of the Bill Thgomas Cheetah with the exhaust headers running across the top of the driver's legs... OK for 1/4 mile drags, but waaay too hot for road courses & long races. ( look up CroSal special -
a Cheetah coupe turned into a roadster to keep the driver from roasting).

Just because an engineer CAN do it, doesn't make it a great idea !

Doug


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

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1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Insane Spitfire V12
Posted by: 88v8
Date: August 19, 2015 05:03AM

Sold for 3,000.

Hope we might one day see it in action.

Ivor



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