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January 6, 2017, 8:25pm Report to Moderator

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Paula

A propos of a much earlier post of yours, that looks like an original bakelite steering wheel.

I'm not a Vitesse man, maybe Vits are different but I know that for early Spits those are quite hard to come by, for those seeking originality.  Theres one being hawked on the Bay of Evil for £300 I believe. Seems the first mods every new owner did in the past were changing the wheel to a smaller sporty one, alloy rocker cover and a pair of K&N's. Must have added at least 0.005bhp.. and the originals went in the skip.

Please dont think of changing it.

J


1967 Spitfire MkII, nearing end of restoration
1965 Land Rover S2A, awaiting MOT
2002 BMW 535i,  daily driver, 114k on the clock
2004 Mercedes CLK 200K, alternate daily driver, 143k on clock
1976 International 464 tractor....
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January 6, 2017, 8:27pm Report to Moderator

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I'm a little scared of carbs, to many little bits!


No, not at all! 😉



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Cheers
Shaun

i'm worried that when I die my wife will sell all my car parts for what I told her they were worth!  

67 MK3 spit
42 Chevy cargo truck
Some bikes (not push bikes)
Land Rover series 3 (doing it up to sell)
Belgium (I'm Binglish)
RBRR 2014 'team broom' in the renown!
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Your going to loose the lot & be in a heap of woe when they slide off that table & go bouncing around the garage

ps
don't know who your mason is but his pointing is rubbish.


GT6 Mk3, the Rooster    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8W1XSjFB6g  tune on the radio the first time it broke down, 5 miles after i bought it
http://www.triumph-club-de-fra.....estauration-dune-gt6  
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Ha ha I knew someone would notice the bricks! It's an old barn on the side of the house, think they just threw it together.  

That carb is back together and running sweetly now, all new jets and screws fitted, but re used one of the original gaskets and the accelerator pump because the new rebuild kits are c**p, the original 70 year old parts were in better condition and fitted better than the "new" parts.

But anyway, Paula, give it a go. As long as you lay it out all neatly and take pictures, plus have a workshop manual to go by then you should be more than capable of rebuilding one going on what you told us you have already achieved.


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Shaun

i'm worried that when I die my wife will sell all my car parts for what I told her they were worth!  

67 MK3 spit
42 Chevy cargo truck
Some bikes (not push bikes)
Land Rover series 3 (doing it up to sell)
Belgium (I'm Binglish)
RBRR 2014 'team broom' in the renown!
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Paula
January 6, 2017, 9:53pm Report to Moderator

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A Dellorto carb on a vespa is A LOT simpler!


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Paula

A propos of a much earlier post of yours, that looks like an original bakelite steering wheel.

I'm not a Vitesse man, maybe Vits are different but I know that for early Spits those are quite hard to come by, for those seeking originality.  Theres one being hawked on the Bay of Evil for £300 I believe. Seems the first mods every new owner did in the past were changing the wheel to a smaller sporty one, alloy rocker cover and a pair of K&N's. Must have added at least 0.005bhp.. and the originals went in the skip.

Please dont think of changing it.

J


I had no idea!
That's a keeper then! I'll be super careful when i pull it off!


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Paula
January 6, 2017, 10:04pm Report to Moderator

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I found this picture of the impact clamp.
I'm a little worried that mine is upside down. I suppose it's possible looking at the rack.



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Paula
January 6, 2017, 10:28pm Report to Moderator

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Sorry.
This thread might as well be called Paula's Vitesse!


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Hi Paula,

Is yours a Vitesse 1600?  if so this may help, and is a good price.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triu.....8:g:SVkAAOSw6DtYTUpG

Nothing against the Haynes Manuals, but...


If you can, try to get to Stoneleigh spares day in February. loads of goodies and quite a few of the forum contributors attend.


Surrey AO and Triumph Hoover, Location: Guildford - Surrey,
Spitfire 2.5PI - 1967 having surgery, PI Saloon - 1969 RBRR x 3, PI Estate - 1969 (to restore), Stag - 1971 RBRR x 2,
PI Saloon MkII - 1971(stalled project), Sold some cars!  

Daughters own: Herald 1500 1961, Herald 1500 Coupe 1962, Dolomite 1300 1976, Herald 13/60 Estate 1970
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January 6, 2017, 11:17pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from Richard B
Hi Paula,

Is yours a Vitesse 1600?  if so this may help, and is a good price.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triu.....8:g:SVkAAOSw6DtYTUpG

Nothing against the Haynes Manuals, but...


If you can, try to get to Stoneleigh spares day in February. loads of goodies and quite a few of the forum contributors attend.


I think i just downloaded that from here: http://vitessesteve.co.uk/Servicemanuals
I did make a donation too. because i'm nice


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January 6, 2017, 11:18pm Report to Moderator

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I don't think i can make that spares day. But i'm very keen to go to one


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Quoted from Richard B
Hi Paula,

Is yours a Vitesse 1600?  if so this may help, and is a good price.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triu.....8:g:SVkAAOSw6DtYTUpG

Nothing against the Haynes Manuals, but...


If you can, try to get to Stoneleigh spares day in February. loads of goodies and quite a few of the forum contributors attend.


Dammit, i've been drinking wine and i've bought that too!



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January 6, 2017, 11:50pm Report to Moderator

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I've renamed the thread for you. I don't think you have wasted any money on that manual.


Surrey AO and Triumph Hoover, Location: Guildford - Surrey,
Spitfire 2.5PI - 1967 having surgery, PI Saloon - 1969 RBRR x 3, PI Estate - 1969 (to restore), Stag - 1971 RBRR x 2,
PI Saloon MkII - 1971(stalled project), Sold some cars!  

Daughters own: Herald 1500 1961, Herald 1500 Coupe 1962, Dolomite 1300 1976, Herald 13/60 Estate 1970
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Quoted from Paula


I had no idea!
That's a keeper then! I'll be super careful when i pull it off!


Good to hear 😀

Again, can't speak for  Vitesses, but wood rim Formula wheels were an official upgrade on spits/gt6s, and Moto-litas are classic albiet unofficial, enhancement, but anything else is to my mind a retrograde step. But then I am a tad originality obsessive.. whatever works for you. To my mind the original bakelite looks just right, but I can understand those who dont like the size/feel.

Forgot to mention: the gearknob is the other item usually swapped out by new owners. If yours is the original, again, count yourself lucky: they are also like rocking-horse poo.

J


1967 Spitfire MkII, nearing end of restoration
1965 Land Rover S2A, awaiting MOT
2002 BMW 535i,  daily driver, 114k on the clock
2004 Mercedes CLK 200K, alternate daily driver, 143k on clock
1976 International 464 tractor....
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January 7, 2017, 9:36am Report to Moderator

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Quoted from Richard B
I've renamed the thread for you. I don't think you have wasted any money on that manual.


Ha! That's brilliant Stand by for many more questions. Next up fuel gauge.
Pretty sure i've got this one covered though, just waiting for some wire to be delivered from ebay


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