Feb 16, 2016 update to the Triumph 1500 Spitfire project car

Bath Time

Underneath this car looks pretty clean. A new Weber DCOE 40 has also been fitted up top.

One of the first things we did to our new Triumph Spitfore project car was put it up on jack stands, pull all four wheels off, and clean the underside of the car with our new Karcher heated pressure washer. It took all the grease and oil right off and left things very clean and easy to work on.

One of the things we love about Spitfires is the way the clamshell hood gives such great access to the engine compartment and front suspension of the car. It wasn’t difficult at all to discover exactly what we were working with.

What we found was a very solid, relatively unmolested Spitfire. New Spax shocks had been fitted, as well as new braided steel brake lines. The tie rod ends and other suspension components seemed to have been renewed recently as well.

No wonder this car is so nice to drive. It’s like new underneath. One thing we will have to address is a couple of minor rust spots in the floors, which is way better than the typical rust you find on a 35-year-old northern car.

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