[TR] Triumph Gt6
jmbs46 at comcast.net
Tue Feb 24 17:59:52 MST 2015
Hi all, I am new to this forum and was wondering what the general consensus is on the durability of some components in the GT6 and Spitfire.
I am building a GT6 convertible by bolting a 78 Spitfire body onto a 73 GT6 chassis and running gear.
I am planning on hopping up the inline 6 a bit, hoping for something around 130 Hp or so, but I am trying to decide what parts I should just clean up and reuse and which I should replace with new ones.
Specifically, the front hubs, rear hubs, rear drive flanges and drive shafts. If these fail, I can lose a wheel but they are pretty pricey to replace, so what are your thoughts?
The rear flanges ( the ones that the lug studs are mounted to) and rear drive shafts are from the Spitfire and have over 100,000 miles on them. The front and rear hubs are from the GT6 and have 45,000 miles on them.
Any recommendations? Are the new parts from Spitbits, Rimmers, TRF, Moss, or Victoria British good ones or are they cheap Chinese knockoffs?
I don't plan on beating the car up but I may run it occasionally at a race course for fun, not competitively, and drive the car with some enthusiasm sometimes.
Otherwise, I am keeping the tyres and wheels stock for now, and the only improved parts will be Spax shocks all the way around.
I'd appreciate some wisdom. By the way. I live in southeastern Michigan so if any of you live nearby I'd be interested in meeting you.
> On Feb 23, 2015, at 11:17 PM, Greg Gelhar <greg at gelhar.com> wrote:
> I have repaired a few original Smith Jaeger temperature gauges by using new capillary tubes and sensing bulbs taken from the Sun gauges. I use the new fitting nut from the Sun gauges without any problem.
> Greg G.
> Osseo, MN
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> Angelo Graham <agraham at execulink.com> wrote:
>> Hello List:
>> Have been following the latest discussion on the temperature gauges with
>> capillary tubes and the substitute "aftermarket" (SunPro) gauges that
>> will fit. Just have a question about the fitting at the thermostat
>> housing end. Will the fitting around the capillary bulb fit into the
>> thermostat housing; are the threads compatible?
>> Wondering about this one.
>> Really waiting for Spring -25C tonight.
>> Angelo Graham
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