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GarthT
November 27, 2011, 9:25pm Report to Moderator


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What a gorgeous looking Vitesse. The panels look perfect.


1970 2.5 Vitesse Convertible (The Marmite sarnie)
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Stu 1986
November 27, 2011, 9:30pm Report to Moderator


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The paint is beautiful, I bet you could shave in the refection it gives
With the flash going over the lights and grill it makes it look like a bandit, which I think is cool.  
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lordleonusa
November 28, 2011, 7:14am Report to Moderator


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It is Signal Red with black flash


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Mark Hammond
November 28, 2011, 6:42pm Report to Moderator

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Leon, that one looks like a late 6 to me, not a MKl 2 Litre....

M.


Herald 1200 Saloon, owned (in the family) from new, Royal Blue/Black trim
[color=purple]MX-5 Z-Sport (Tweaked to 200bhp)2007,
Suzuki Vitara S Auto, Cosmic Black, 2017.
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garyf
November 29, 2011, 12:17pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from Jordan T
Pretty interesting stuff mark and andy! How such minor details change over the years on our cars  

Also, My Vitesse has a rev counter with no or little orange section and a large red section. However, i've also got two other vitesse rev counters, except they have larger orange sections and large red sections too, on what cars did they change the rev counter printing on? (Photo's to come   )

Jordan


I know the Vitesse Mk2's have a different Rev Counter to the Earlier Cars, I also suspect the 1600 Vitesse 6 may have a different rev counter to the 2 Litre Mk1 with regards to the Orange/Red line sectors and sizes?

Clives car is a beauty and looks like a Vitesse 6 1600 to me (No 2 litre Bages to the Grille or sides of the Bonnet).

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Gary  
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Jordan T
November 29, 2011, 2:15pm Report to Moderator


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Cheer's Gary, i think the later cars had the little orange sections  
There aren't allot of cherry red cars, Does anyone have some pictures of Cherry red Herald and Vitesse's?  


Heraldine the 1967 Triumph Herald 1200 Saloon - Cherry Red/White
Delia the 2016 Mazda MX5 Icon -  Meteor Grey

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garyf
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Cheer's Gary, i think the later cars had the little orange sections  
There aren't allot of cherry red cars, Does anyone have some pictures of Cherry red Herald and Vitesse's?  


Jordon

Just had a look at a photo of the Interior of my Car from when I restored it, the Orange section starts at 5500 RPM, with the Red Section very Small between 5,900-6,000RPM, I'm 99% certain its the original Tachometer that was fitted to Mk2 Vitesse, I thought the earlier Cars had a Larger Red section of similar size to the orange, but I may be getting mixed up with the Spitfires?

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Mark Hammond
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Here's one...

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Herald 1200 Saloon, owned (in the family) from new, Royal Blue/Black trim
[color=purple]MX-5 Z-Sport (Tweaked to 200bhp)2007,
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Jordan T
November 29, 2011, 4:43pm Report to Moderator


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So here some pics chaps, As they say, A Pictre can describe more than 1000 words (or something like that  ,

The Wheels,
These are pictures of my passenger side wheels with the Latice trims and hubcaps removed, The two front wheels have the short & wide, and the two backs wheels have long & narrow wheels. As said before all four wheels are 3.5J x 13.  

The Rev-Counters
The rev counter in my cars has the large ornage and little red, but the spare one has a large orange and large red also.  

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Jordan



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Heraldine the 1967 Triumph Herald 1200 Saloon - Cherry Red/White
Delia the 2016 Mazda MX5 Icon -  Meteor Grey

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garyf
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The Rev-Counters
The rev counter in my cars has the large ornage and little red, but the spare one has a large orange and large red also.  

Regards

Jordan[/quote]

The Rev counter fitted in your Dash is the same as fitted to my Mk2 Vitesse, the one on the Bench is the later Vitesse 6 (1600) one fitted from around late 1964 (I think) when they changed the Dash layout to include seperate Speedo, Tacho, Temp & Fuel guages.

I'm still not sure what type should be fitted to the 2 litre Mk1 Cars from 66-68, I've got the Herald/Vitesse book by Graham Robson at home, I'm sure that will confirm what type was fitted, will try and find it out and have a look 2nite?

Not sure on the Wheel rims, the Costigan Herald/Vitesse book may shed some light on this, I know it goes into some detail on wheels and dates when fitted, trouble is my copies up in the loft somewher
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ahebron
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Re opening an old thread here.
My Vitesse 6 is now Signal Red, it was Cactus Green with a side black flash.
I have an idea for the paint scheme on my car so does anyone have any photos of a Signal Red Vitesse/Herald with a Gold flash and possibly gold wheels.
Or could a clever person do a photoshop of one
Something like this is what I am thinking, maybe without the gold roof.

Thanks
Adrian



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Eastern shore of Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Vitesse 6 (owned since 1982, driven for 6 months a long time ago)
Vitesse Mk11 Conv (owned since 1992, never driven but the first Vitesse I looked at buying back in early 1982)
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2003 FFRR TD6 HSE
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Pete Lewis
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bit off the colour but my Vit6 did not have the grille panel in black ,  don before i had her ,but adds a different spin on the style



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1964 1600 Vitesse 6 Cactus and Black , now  sold
now have T2000   Mk2 saloon in French Blue/grey trim  been  restored without running since 1997
now has power steering ,poly bushed and Alfa 156 seats
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