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wolfie
October 15, 2017, 12:06pm Report to Moderator

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Guys
I have been looking at a Spitfire MK4 that is fitted with a 1300 engine the number of which starts with GK and ends with HESS
I understand what the engine is and that it’s a large crank 1300 from the Herald range but what do the last numbers SS mean?
The engine is correctly recorded on the V5.
Could it be that this was a factory supplied engine fitted early in the cars life and that the SS is for Stanpart Spare? Just a guess.
Sean


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thescrapman
October 15, 2017, 12:25pm Report to Moderator

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It is a factory supplied spare engine as you suspect.


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Drake
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No, that stands for 'Super Sport' - 150bhp, 140mph, special factory racing spec.

We wish.
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