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Old 24th June 2013, 07:37
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Same colour, Ruby red Ral3003. Wheels will be the same as well.

http://garyssammiospyderbuild.blogspot.co.uk/

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I agree - bringing the old lumps of metal back to near-new state and then adding new bolts, bushes and bearings is very rewarding. I like the red/black combination. Looking good.
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Old 26th June 2013, 11:31
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Delivery



ended up buying the 330lb - 1" lower springs... does this mean they add 100lb per 1" drop?
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Old 26th June 2013, 11:39
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It means that a force of 330lb will compress the spring 1". So, if you had 230lb springs before, then an additional 100lb will be required to obtain the same 1" compression. Everything is approximate and although that sounds a lot, there are so many people on forums who have moved to the 330lb and say that they can't feel much difference!

New parts in the post are lovely. This build has introduced me to retail therapy.
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Old 26th June 2013, 11:53
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They are now 10" free length...
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Old 12th July 2013, 20:24
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Default Can anybody tell me if this will be ok

For sale on ebay item no.171069726605
TRIUMPH SPITFIRE MK3 MK4 GT6 VITESSE SWING LEAF SPRING JW7778 150947
to fit my Vitesse '71 rotoflex?
Cheers.
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Old 13th July 2013, 08:48
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For sale on ebay item no.171069726605
TRIUMPH SPITFIRE MK3 MK4 GT6 VITESSE SWING LEAF SPRING JW7778 150947
to fit my Vitesse '71 rotoflex?
Cheers.
Hi Gary, haven't done the swing spring thing myself although I accept that it's been a popular mod for some builders.

Before committing to buy that spring, I'd gather a bit more info and shop around some. A quick 'google' this morning threw up a new one that's cheaper than the ebay item -

http://www.sportscarsupplies.com/rea...500-1047-p.asp

I'd also take a long look at Canley's kit to see what else you're going to need to get the handling right with the swing spring -

http://www.canleyclassics.com/?xhtml...sl=product.xsl

Good luck whatever setup you end up with.
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Old 13th July 2013, 14:28
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Afternoon, T... No sugar sorry must be the sun! Don't forget mines a Mk2 roto, so I just thought of it as cheap spring. Otherwise it's £180 from Canleys
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Hi Gary, haven't done the swing spring thing myself although I accept that it's been a popular mod for some builders.

http://www.sportscarsupplies.com/rea...500-1047-p.asp
I buy all my classic car bits (Triumph / MG) of Andy at Sports Car Supplies, they are spot on I have just bought a MGB GT off him last week, can't wait to home and actual see it.

Also if there is a problem or you need a kit he can normally advise of the exact bits you need.

The prices are always excellent, as it not sub-standard parts. I have looked on eBay some bit and the quality is just not there.
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Old 23rd July 2013, 20:16
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Ruby red steel wheels, whitewall tyres, trim rims and chrome hub caps...
pick up saturday. Thats it...
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Ruby red steel wheels, whitewall tyres, trim rims and chrome hub caps...
pick up saturday. Thats it...
The wheels look the biz Gary. I look forward to seeing them on the car - very different!
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Hi Gary, i like the wheel combo very hotrod. What colour is the body going to be ????
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Old 24th July 2013, 07:43
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The same, Mike.
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Old 27th July 2013, 18:36
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Wheels are looking good, just need to work out the right combination, maybe spray the trim ring don't want it too hot roddy!







165x80x13" tyres
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After seeing the lights on Jeromes car, i think i will french-in lights partially.
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Old 28th July 2013, 06:42
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Thank you

I made them out of ordinary PVC tube,50mm2 and 40mm2,the backlights are
from Landrover and fit in the tube with a "" plumbers rubber"",the indicators
are side indicators from a KIA with other fittings because it has to be 21watt
in Holland instead of the 5 watt bulbs...

I glued the tube in with the famous bonding paste but as you can see on the
photo one came out during the work at the back!
I've now "taped"it with polyester from behind and have to paint this spot again.

Good luck!
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Wheels look very nice.

Funnily enough, my original plan was to use the Vitesse wheels with 175/80/13 tyres, whitewalls and dummy spinners.

I like the small hub caps best, but have you thought of sourcing some baby moon hub caps? They look great with painted wheels and fit the period. This lady has fitted them to her 356 and looks really pleased with the result -


Whatever must she look like driving that speedster though? Doesn't she know that sexy, open top fifties sports cars should only be driven by paunchy balding men aged over fifty?
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Old 28th July 2013, 17:12
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Here some more pics of my backlights





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Gary - Looks like you are chipping away at things nicely.

Good luck, Paul.
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Morning Paul,busy painting front door,repairing bay window,going to BBQs... And the odd argument with wife! I have four days off in september so maybe a rolling chassis...
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