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Rebuilding an old engine

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Postby Itsallaguess » February 9th, 2018, 7:44 pm

Rebuilding an old engine -

http://i.imgur.com/R6WzG95.gifv

With an age-old ending.....

Cheers,

Itsallaguess

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Re: Rebuilding an old engine

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Postby bungeejumper » February 10th, 2018, 8:38 am

Aaaah, those were the days when you could strip down a simple four-pot with push-rod valves in your garage, without needing to align the cambelt and then tow the car down to your dealer to have the electronics set up and the gizmos initiated.

Did anybody spot what the car was, BTW? Triumph Herald? Mark 1 Cortina?

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Re: Rebuilding an old engine

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Postby redsturgeon » February 10th, 2018, 9:00 am

With the clamshell bonnet, it could have been a Herald but not a Cortina. And were those twin SUs?

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Re: Rebuilding an old engine

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Postby staffordian » February 10th, 2018, 11:45 am

My immediate thought was a Herald or Vitesse, and when it showed the dash, those dials looked BMCish rather than Ford.

Edit: The gearknob, visible briefly towards the end of the video appears to have a Triumph logo on it too.

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Re: Rebuilding an old engine

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Postby Peltiq » February 10th, 2018, 12:29 pm

The fact that the bonnet hinges from the front of the car, the twin exhaust pipes and the gear-lever knob suggest to me that it's a Vitesse. This was the first car that I ever drove at 100mph - in the late 60s.

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Re: Rebuilding an old engine

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Postby kiloran » February 10th, 2018, 12:44 pm

Peltiq wrote:The fact that the bonnet hinges from the front of the car, the twin exhaust pipes and the gear-lever knob suggest to me that it's a Vitesse. This was the first car that I ever drove at 100mph - in the late 60s.

Wasn't the Vitesse 6-cylinder?

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Re: Rebuilding an old engine

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Postby ReformedCharacter » February 10th, 2018, 12:47 pm

kiloran wrote:Wasn't the Vitesse 6-cylinder?

--kiloran


It was, and given the fairly crude suspension, rather interesting to drive :)

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Re: Rebuilding an old engine

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Postby supremetwo » February 10th, 2018, 12:51 pm

Itsallaguess wrote:Rebuilding an old engine -
http://i.imgur.com/R6WzG95.gifv
With an age-old ending.....Cheers,
Itsallaguess

Well, oldish.
No casting of white metal for the big ends, mechanics blue and scraping.

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Re: Rebuilding an old engine

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Postby modellingman » February 11th, 2018, 12:45 am

It's a Triumph bit not a Herald. Looking at the video using the YouTube link makes it much easier to get at the right bits for identification.

The 2:12 mark shows a Triumph badge on the gear knob (as another poster has noted). The 2:00 mark shows engine and gearbox being lowered into a vehicle with a rounded front end on the chassis and a separate chromed bumper - so definitely not a Herald. The same front end can also be seen, from the offside with front valance, grille and over-riders on the bumper as the vehicle is being reversed at the 2:13 mark. This also reveals the registration to be LNP 211 D, making it a 1966 Triumph Spitfire Mk 2.

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Re: Rebuilding an old engine

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Postby tea42 » February 11th, 2018, 9:53 am

I advised my son to go Triumph because on the Herald, Vitesse and Spitty you can raise the whole bonnet sit on the front wheel and work on the engine. Tbe result was we both had and still have a life-long love ❤ affair with Triumph! :lol:

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Re: Rebuilding an old engine

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Postby sg31 » February 13th, 2018, 2:03 pm

modellingman wrote:It's a Triumph bit not a Herald. Looking at the video using the YouTube link makes it much easier to get at the right bits for identification.

The 2:12 mark shows a Triumph badge on the gear knob (as another poster has noted). The 2:00 mark shows engine and gearbox being lowered into a vehicle with a rounded front end on the chassis and a separate chromed bumper - so definitely not a Herald. The same front end can also be seen, from the offside with front valance, grille and over-riders on the bumper as the vehicle is being reversed at the 2:13 mark. This also reveals the registration to be LNP 211 D, making it a 1966 Triumph Spitfire Mk 2.


I had one of those. I bought it as an insurance write off for a fiver, it had a small dent in the front of the bonnet which made it uneconomical to repair. It was impossible to fill and finish to a professional standard and therefore needed the bonnet replacing. I whacked some filler in and got it looking so so. It was fun to drive but it eventually fell to bits.


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