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Old 09-11-2012, 10:56 AM   #15916
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is that guy riding on the inside of the white line.
did you know question marks denote questions.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:05 AM   #15917
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:42 PM   #15918
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:56 PM   #15919
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Stripes are period appropriate and my heart jumped thinking it was the sweet Triumph GT6 but alas, it is just a Spitfire with a removable hardtop.
Still nice though and no fails.
The GT6 had the best 2L, inline, push rod six evah! The engine was a lump when stroked to 2.5L for the TR6

Is that back wheel leaning way in?
GT6 has a fastback (I think it was a hatch) and the bonnet had somewhat of a cowling to accomadate the straight six. The rear suspension on the Spit was crazy (dangerous) as it was a transverse leaf spring (which is why it is leaning in so hard). Drive her with non bias ply tires and she was all over the place. The 1500 cc engine was a dog even in its day!
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:35 PM   #15920
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did you know question marks denote questions.
This is a great response?
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:00 PM   #15921
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GT6 has a fastback (I think it was a hatch) and the bonnet had somewhat of a cowling to accomadate the straight six. The rear suspension on the Spit was crazy (dangerous) as it was a transverse leaf spring (which is why it is leaning in so hard). Drive her with non bias ply tires and she was all over the place. The 1500 cc engine was a dog even in its day!
The rear suspension was fixed in the GT6 MK II (GT6+ in the USA) . Swing axle rear suspension funkiness is shared by VW bugs of the era as well as SL model Mercedes.

From Wiki... "Triumph realized that they needed to find an answer to the problem, if only to keep their reputation in the USA. Their response came with the 1969 model year, with the introduction of the GT6 MK2, known in the States as the GT6+. The rear suspension was significantly re-engineered using reversed lower wishbones and rotoflex driveshaft couplings, taming the handling and turning the Triumph into an MGB-beater. The Vitesse was also modified, but the Spitfire had to wait until 1970 for any improvements to be made."
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:54 PM   #15922
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Oh, yeah. The transverse leaf spring that flattened out. I remember it well...

Sort of a fail, though nostalgic. Pretty car.
The squat and toe out was bad enough. /----\

I used to autocross a spitfire and it would raise and toe in \----/ under hard braking/turning and really spin around on you.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:19 PM   #15923
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did you know question marks denote questions.
The post before his had extras. Maybe he was being conservative?
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:36 PM   #15924
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[QUOTE=tedder;19569460]did you know question marks denote questions.

Did YOU know that questions should be indicated by using question marks?????

If so, why did you not use one?????

Hey this makes my oddometer click over to 69. Thats my second favorite number!!
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:51 AM   #15925
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GT6 -----The rear suspension on the Spit was crazy (dangerous) as it was a transverse leaf spring (which is why it is leaning in so hard). Drive her with non bias ply tires and she was all over the place.
I guess that's why all post '62 Vettes handle so poorly, right?

How did you come up with that nonsense?
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:32 AM   #15926
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I guess that's why all post '62 Vettes handle so poorly, right?

How did you come up with that nonsense?

Vette's are still traverse leaf if I'm not mistaken.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:22 AM   #15927
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Vette's are still traverse leaf if I'm not mistaken.
I think so. Some years ago they switched from steel to fiberglass.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:25 AM   #15928
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I think so. Some years ago they switched from steel to fiberglass.
And it works pretty darn well too!
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:18 AM   #15929
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Oh, yeah. The transverse leaf spring that flattened out. I remember it well...

Sort of a fail, though nostalgic. Pretty car.
The squat and toe out was bad enough. /----\

I used to autocross a spitfire and it would raise and toe in \----/ under hard braking/turning and really spin around on you.
I do have to say that your ASCII graphic is one of the best visuals on the behavior of my long-gone Spit's rear suspension in my favorite downhill left-hander...

I was a steady customer in a truck suspension shop nearby; they'd periodically "reset" the leaf - it was cheaper than buying replacements.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:30 AM   #15930
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what is this, classiccagerider.com?
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