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Thats a sweet time lapse. Although 11 months for that POS, I dunno about that being all that worth it

Probably not necessity, but desire.

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Old 07-11-2012, 04:00 AM Coqui is offline  
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Why anyone would bother with all that work for the lump of shit that is a Triumph 2.1L is beyond me.
Probably the same reason you haven't put a small block V8 in your 240Z.
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Probably the same reason you haven't put a small block V8 in your 240Z.

My L24 produces > 100HP. That Triumph (and now that I think about it, it's probably a 1.1 or 1.5L) does not.
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My L24 produces > 100HP. That Triumph (and now that I think about it, it's probably a 1.1 or 1.5L) does not.
It's going in a Triumph though. The thing's so low to the ground, lightweight and sketchy that it's pretty much a go-kart, and even a 5hp go-kart can be entertaining to drive.

One of my dad's friends had a TR4. The car flexed when you got into it - the drivers' door closed fine if you were standing outside the car, but if you were sitting in the driver's seat you had to pull up on the door to make it close correctly. If you put a decent engine in the thing, the thing would probably twist like an old diesel truck..
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It's going in a Triumph though. The thing's so low to the ground, lightweight and sketchy that it's pretty much a go-kart, and even a 5hp go-kart can be entertaining to drive.

One of my dad's friends had a TR4. The car flexed when you got into it - the drivers' door closed fine if you were standing outside the car, but if you were sitting in the driver's seat you had to pull up on the door to make it close correctly. If you put a decent engine in the thing, the thing would probably twist like an old diesel truck..

Doors pinched at the top, did they? Did he find any bondo on the car at all?
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It's going in a Triumph though. The thing's so low to the ground, lightweight and sketchy that it's pretty much a go-kart, and even a 5hp go-kart can be entertaining to drive.

One of my dad's friends had a TR4. The car flexed when you got into it - the drivers' door closed fine if you were standing outside the car, but if you were sitting in the driver's seat you had to pull up on the door to make it close correctly. If you put a decent engine in the thing, the thing would probably twist like an old diesel truck..
The car in the video looks like a Mk. IV spitfire, which came with a 63HP 1.5L I4. They weighed 1700 lbs. That gives it a w: p ratio of 27lbs/HP. My datsun weighs 2300 lbs, and came with a 150HP I6. That gives it a w: p ratio of 15 lbs/HP.

You want to put up any more arguments to demolish?

The very least the guy could have done is to swap a TR6 engine in there.

Those old 3-bearing jobs failed early and often. The 7 bearing TR6 motors run on sand and piss, and still do fine.
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The car in the video looks like a Mk. IV spitfire, which came with a 63HP 1.5L I4. They weighed 1700 lbs. That gives it a w: p ratio of 27lbs/HP. My datsun weighs 2300 lbs, and came with a 150HP I6. That gives it a w: p ratio of 15 lbs/HP.

You want to put up any more arguments to demolish?

The very least the guy could have done is to swap a TR6 engine in there.

Those old 3-bearing jobs failed early and often. The 7 bearing TR6 motors run on sand and piss, and still do fine.

Just one:

Maybe the guy just likes having a numbers-matching car. I can sort of see the appeal - especially if the car has some special significance to him, like his grandfather owned it, or something.
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Just one:

Maybe the guy just likes having a numbers-matching car. I can sort of see the appeal - especially if the car has some special significance to him, like his grandfather owned it, or something.

It's not a numbers matching car if he replaced the engine.
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Doors pinched at the top, did they? Did he find any bondo on the car at all?
I have no idea... it was probably 20 years ago now that I sat in the car, I was still in junior high. I just remember the guy being ridiculously proud of the car, but the doors not working right if you sat in it, everything squeaking/creaking/etc, and my dad endlessly making fun of him.

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The car in the video looks like a Mk. IV spitfire, which came with a 63HP 1.5L I4. They weighed 1700 lbs. That gives it a w: p ratio of 27lbs/HP. My datsun weighs 2300 lbs, and came with a 150HP I6. That gives it a w: p ratio of 15 lbs/HP.

You want to put up any more arguments to demolish?

The very least the guy could have done is to swap a TR6 engine in there.

Those old 3-bearing jobs failed early and often. The 7 bearing TR6 motors run on sand and piss, and still do fine.
Don't mistake any argument I make for a serious one

In all seriousness, the guy probably fixed up the car simply for the love of doing it, despite how crappy the engine/car may be, and wanted to keep everything original. And he did a pretty good job.
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It's not a numbers matching car if he replaced the engine.

Did he actually replace the engine? It looked to me like he rebuilt it.
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Did he actually replace the engine? It looked to me like he rebuilt it.

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Started out as just a collection of snaps as I stripped down an engine bought off ebay. (To replace my old engine, which had suffered catastrophic failure). The snaps were so that I remembered how everything went, so I could put it back together again.
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Errrr....Maybe it's just me, but... why would he wait until it was back together again to paint it? Wouldn't it have been easier to paint the individual parts beforehand?
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Errrr....Maybe it's just me, but... why would he wait until it was back together again to paint it? Wouldn't it have been easier to paint the individual parts beforehand?

Probably did it with glyptal, so brushed on.
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It's not a numbers matching car if he replaced the engine.

not necessarily true

some engines did not have a serial number or other identifying mark on them, other than the casting numbers.
the I6 from my Mustang only has the casting number on it, so long as that is correct, and the other accouterments match, no one knows

now, if that car/engine has a serial number and such, you might have an issue, but i don't know if it does
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not necessarily true

some engines did not have a serial number or other identifying mark on them, other than the casting numbers.
the I6 from my Mustang only has the casting number on it, so long as that is correct, and the other accouterments match, no one knows

now, if that car/engine has a serial number and such, you might have an issue, but i don't know if it does
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