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Old 13th August 2014, 20:12
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Old 13th August 2014, 20:14
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Very neat, will you put a gaiter around the gearbox part?
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Old 13th August 2014, 20:58
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hi Garyh the answer to that is yes. I want to have some exposed ally panels, so hope to make a cover for the gear lever extension incorporating a gaiter, to match the hand brake lever gaiter. May be incorporate some drilled panel work like in the old racing cars.i will just have to remember that the gear linkage is attached to the gearbox, not the tunnel and needs to flex with the engine.
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Old 14th August 2014, 08:25
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I like the thin aluminium strip you've used, instead of seeing a wide 'L' shape edge on top.
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Old 14th August 2014, 12:02
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hi t/f looks good you will be driving it soon rattler
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Old 21st August 2014, 12:14
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Wotcha matey,
Did you extend your gear leaver extension yourself? And if so can i ask how you've done it, as I'm on the scrounge for ideas atm
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Old 21st August 2014, 14:40
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hi ya, I extended the gear lever by cutting the original gear lever remote extension housing in half, along with the gear lever rod which runs underneath the cast ally housing. I then measured a piece of 25x25x3 mm box section to how long I needed to put the gear lever into a comfortable position . I then drilled the ally casting extension up through into the box section. I then counter sunk the holes to except counter sunk Allen headed bolts. I had to make the top holes in the box section bigger to accept a socket to allow me to secure the bolts.the only thing left then was to cut a piece(I think 15mm int dia, but not sure) tube to sleeve the original gear lever selector rod, which I drilled holes in, and then welded through to the bar. this was all done with the remote section removed from the gear box. it makes for a very study gear shift extension, although it does add height to the linkage, hope fully this will be covered with a nice console/gaiter . also to let you know my first attemp used just u channel, which seemed very strong and sturdy until fitted, but left the gear lever feeling like a pudding stick ( to much flexing/twisting ) hope this helps.
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Old 22nd August 2014, 06:53
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Hummm... Cheers matey. I hadn't thought about sleeving the change rod if I do cut it..
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Hi thurcroft, if i may ask, (sorry if uv dealt wth this bfore) i just saw yr front springs, quite lower than standard. Did u cut or find a shorter stock spring or custom? Is the rear a 1/2 or full inch lowering block?
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Old 27th August 2014, 12:56
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hi front springs are lowered set bought from canley classics for 40.00, and I fitted a 1 inch lowering block to the rear with a spitfire rear spring, and extended diff caseing studs, again from canley classics. wheels sit better at rear, and it is supposed to lower the front by 1 inch, but it looks more than that. hope it will be o.k. once body etc. is all on. the front springs are listed on canleys web site as suitable for triumph vitesse, so I hope they sent me the right ones.
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Old 28th August 2014, 12:49
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hi front springs are lowered set bought from canley classics for 40.00, and I fitted a 1 inch lowering block to the rear with a spitfire rear spring, and extended diff caseing studs, again from canley classics. wheels sit better at rear, and it is supposed to lower the front by 1 inch, but it looks more than that. hope it will be o.k. once body etc. is all on. the front springs are listed on canleys web site as suitable for triumph vitesse, so I hope they sent me the right ones.
Thanks mate! Tossing up just building with standard and fixing as needed but much easier now if i know. Ive already taken a leaf out of the swing spit stack, but will probably need more. The fronts im concerned with stiff ness (too much) if i use vitesse lowered high rate springs designed for a significantly heavier car than the miglia 4pot.
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Old 1st September 2014, 23:23
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Default further interior work and body trial

finished locker door on rear bulk head. fitted front bulk heads, and started top of bulkhead around pedal area. tried body on for reference to where I need to box in under dash area, may have to modify frame box section cross brace behind dash to central fit gauges.image.jpg
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