14 MarIt’s Alive!!

After a few weeks of failing to get a solid cranking signal (and therefore start)… its alive!!!   Past few days I rerouted the grounds to the engine block instead of the battery (shame on me for not doing this from the start), separated the heater and signal grounds on the LC-1 (the signal joined the […]

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08 MarChange of Injectors

I’ve ended up changing the type of fuel injector along the way after discussions with Marcus on the Club Triumph forum. Here’s the injectors I’m using now – Bosch 0280155712. A lot more modern looking than the others and have a better spray pattern to aid atomisation – the pintle has 4 holes instead of […]

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26 FebWiring Almost Finished

More progress made over the past few evenings. Car is now completely wired up, save for the idle valve (which I won’t need on first startup) and IAT sensor. I still don’t know what exactly I’m going to do for air filtration and ducting, I quite like the idea of the flexible alloy ducting you […]

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23 FebThe EFI Fuel Pump High / Low Pressure System

There’s a low pressure pump attached to the inner wing panel, and a high pressure pump built into a swirl pot, bolted to the boot floor with some mini exhaust bobbins. The low pressure feed is plumbed in, the low pressure return is about to be done – I’m just waiting on some fuel hose […]

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22 FebEFI Update

Haven’t posted this week as I’ve been exhausting myself working on the car. Lots to show though, even if the finishing line still seems distant. Spent an evening cutting all the Megajolt wires and splicing in the corresponding Megasquirt ones to test the ignition control. This was so easy, though the next day when starting […]

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19 FebPolishing Takes Bloody Ages

polished triumph spitfire inlet manifold

I ended up splitting this up into several 3 hour sessions after work, eventually turning the inlet manifold into something blingy enough to earn me street cred. Starting with this: everything was gone over with a fine scotchbrite pad to give me an even surface prep and to see where the manifold needed a lot […]

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29 JanThe Manifold Is Finished!

Went to see Tim again today, what an adventure! Think I must have driven for about 8 hours in total (got stuck in traffic both in Bradford in the morning rush hour and Kidderminster in the teatime one).  Torrential rain, pitch black deristricted country roads, and extreme winds on Saddleworth moor. Engine stuttering on the way […]

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23 SepStainless Steel Wheel Trims

wheel trim

Need to raise some money to refurbish the 5.5J steel wheels I just got hold of, so have reluctantly listed these for sale: Spitfire Wheel Trims You’ll recognise them from the photo of my car on the homepage of this site. Send me an email if you’re interested, I might do a reader discount!  

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26 AugThinking About Electronic Ignition?

I’ve tried most of the options for ignition, here’s what I thought: points – generally excellent and reliable if using a red rotor arm. make the car feel a bit more ‘raw’ than electronic ignition. cheap electronic ignition – smoother than points, slightly better idle but poor reliability. keep points in boot as they will […]

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18 AugMy New Youtube Channel!

Decided to make a Youtube channel recently, and after testing it out by uploading some videos of Megajolt running in my Spitfire, I took the first proper video today at Stafford. Tim Ward was kind enough to spend a couple of minutes talking about his EFI GT6, and managed to cram loads of information in! […]

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