02 SepFuel Injection Manifold

fuel injection idea

This article kicks off a series on how to go about fuel injecting a Triumph Spitfire 1500. The plan is to first install a trigger wheel and Megajolt, taking care of the spark side of the ECU by making the small jump to electronic ignition. Once the Megajolt has been fully configured and all it’s […]

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09 AugUsing Dinitrol 3125 and 4941

dinitrol 4941

For the past 7 years since it’s restoration, my Spitfire has had all four wheel arches Waxoyled to prevent rust. So far it’s done the job, but I wanted to try something different as I’m not a great fan of the Waxoyl finish. Although Waxoyl is clear, dirt sticks to it and cannot be cleaned […]

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29 JunAluminium Glove Box

completed aluminium glovebox

Parcel tray, glove box, whatever it’s called, this article focuses on remaking the two cardboard items under the dashboard from the Mk.4 Spitfire onwards. They just aren’t designed for longevity, and before long end up looking tired and tatty like this: so the natural solution is to build something more rugged, in 1mm thick aluminium. […]

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19 JunSub £10 Ignition Scope

Recently saw this fantastic post by Joe Horner on the CT forum, who has kindly allowed me to repost it as an article here: A couple of weeks ago I was thinking (as you do) that it might be nice to have an ignition scope for tracing those obscure little misfires and stuff.  Only, they ain’t […]

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10 JunCentral Locking on a Spitfire

spitfire central locking brackets

I hate having to lean over to unlock or lock the passenger door internally when I’m sat in the car, and since I was fitting a remote alarm/immobiliser that had a central lock facility, getting one of these cheap kits was a logical thing to do. The unit hooks up to +12v with a fused […]

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09 MayTriumph Spitfire MK IV. Carb to EFI conversion

spitfire efi youtube

I’ve just been recommended this video, take a look! Thought you guys might like this. I really must get mine converted to EFI!! Listen to that induction noise at the end, Brilliant. Cheers. Oliver  

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21 AprThe ‘World’s Best’ DIY Immobiliser

Came across this article recently: http://www.autospeed.com/A_107975/cms/article.html which basically outlines how to fit a hidden immobiliser in your car. Instead of the usual killswitch to the coil, this one has a killswitch but can only be reactivated by swiping a magnet over a hidden location – if the thief can only find your pushswitch, he or […]

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31 MarMegasquirt Videos

Interesting series of videos by someone on Youtube, documenting a Megasquirt fuel injection installation into a standard Triumph Spitfire 1500. Enjoy!  

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17 MarWaxoyl

This month while the Spitfire’s been temporarily garaged, I’ve taken the opportunity to remove the Waxoyl from the front wheel arches, touch up any stonechips and reapply. Everywhere I read on the internet, Waxoyl takes a bit of a bashing. Based on my experiences, I think this is really unfair – even if there are […]

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24 FebKeeping Water Out – Door Seal Drain Holes

While in a modern car recently, I noticed three holes made in the door sealing rubbers for drainage. I couldn’t find any such holes on my Spitfire, and this explains why water still manages to sneak in every so often onto the inner sills and subsequently, the footwells. After making similar holes in the Spitfire, […]

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