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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02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Mid-engined Spit.
Posted by: 88v8
Date: August 25, 2018 04:20AM

He had a dream.
Then it collided with reality.
Now, this mid-engined Spitfire with 3.5 Honda V6, just needs some finishing touches, little details like the axles, springs, and the usual rust.
But it will be, or would be, unique.

Honda Spit.jpg

Here it is on BF, accompanied by the usual positive comments
[barnfinds.com]

So if you have short legs and are already deaf, it's in Pennsylvania, just waiting for you.

Ivor


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Mid-engined Spit.
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: August 25, 2018 11:02AM

Scrap metal. Or parts maybe.


Scott68B
Scott Costanzo
Columbus, Ohio
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Registered:
10/25/2007 11:30AM

Main British Car:
1968 MGB GM 5.3 LS4 V8

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Re: Mid-engined Spit.
Posted by: Scott68B
Date: August 26, 2018 09:19PM

Got a good laugh out of this, Ivor!

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So if you have short legs and are already deaf, it's in Pennsylvania, just waiting for you.



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Re: Mid-engined Spit.
Posted by: BWA
Date: August 27, 2018 04:08PM

You can actually get conversion kits to hook these engines up to Mazda Miata transmissions and stuff them into Mazda Miatas.
A guy could get the kit and a Miata transmission and go to work with a frontwheel drive Honda V6 converted to RWD.
This guy went about it the wrong way.
How many times have we seen these half baked projects that that never come to fruition.
Poor planning and design leads to unfinished disasters.

Cheers
Byron


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(171 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: Mid-engined Spit.
Posted by: Charles
Date: September 05, 2018 09:22PM

Shoot no problem, just get centrifugal clutch off the crank and belt drive to the left rear wheel then viscous axle to the right rear wheel. Then a Bose noise canceling head set.


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