Spitfire engine??????

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Spitfire engine??????

Postby Danny Roff » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:38 pm

just need a little advice as to the work needed to replace my 71 travs 1098 with a spitfire engine

1300/ 1500 does it make it any harder to fit one or the other

can i use existing gear box?

any other recomendations apart from this (on a budget)


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Re: Spitfire engine??????

Postby les » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:33 pm

If money's an issue a more straightforward A series swap is best, simply because it's a known quantity. Mind you, that's not necessarily cheap!


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Re: Spitfire engine??????

Postby bmcecosse » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:17 pm

Not an easy swop at all - and no - you would need the Triumph (assuming not Supermarine?) gearbox with different prop shaft, and exhaust would also need extensive changes.
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Re: Spitfire engine??????

Postby plastic_orange » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:25 pm

Triumph engine isn't the best, especially the 1500 - better off with an A series.

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Re: Spitfire engine??????

Postby mike.perry » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:35 pm

A 27 ltr Merlin engine is a bit large for a Minor :)
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Re: Spitfire engine??????

Postby bmcecosse » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:50 pm

Fuel consumption would be quite heavy too......
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Re: Spitfire engine??????

Postby MarkyB » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:43 am

You aren't kidding, I saw one run in a torpedo boat.
The guy put a pint of petrol in a milk bottle and dipped the pipe to the tank in it.
Just enough for it to go BRUMMMMMM I'll never forget that sound :D .

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Re: Spitfire engine??????

Postby dalebrignall » Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:02 pm

37 litre griffon would be better .
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Re: Spitfire engine??????

Postby mike.perry » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:49 pm

A Griffon would be a little nose heavy
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Re: Spitfire engine??????

Postby pfgiz » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:07 pm

owning and working on both of these on a regular basis I can recommend staying with the a series. You can get a 1275 and tweak it up a little it will give you basically what the 1500 does on the Spitfire.... As for fuel economy I get about the same from both the Traveller and the Spitfire, but the Spit is a lot lighter than the Trav... Ease of maintainence, can't beat the a series.... get yourself the tuners guide to the a series and have some fun with what you've got, you'll be surprised.....
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