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kin74
November 25, 2017, 5:38pm Report to Moderator

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I found this overdrive in a spare box, could anybody guess which car is it for?













Alessandro Maschi

Triumph In Italy

1964 Spitfire 4 (sold)
1966 Spitfire Mk2 (running)
1967 Vitesse 2L Convertible (sold)
1969 GT6 Mk2 (running)
1975 Spitfire 1500 (sold)
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Richard B
November 25, 2017, 5:53pm Report to Moderator

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J'Type - 1500 Spitfire if its OE. Can also be fitted to late GT6  or with people mixing and matching bits Herald & Vitesse.

RKC0634  https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/adaptor-plate-rkc634.html?assoc=149113


ps change the adapter and the mainshaft and you can fit it to a 3-rail gearbox. (J'Type is stronger than D'Type)


Surrey AO and Triumph Hoover, Location: Guildford - Surrey,
Spitfire 2.5PI - 1967 having surgery, PI Saloon - 1969 RBRR x 3, PI Estate - 1969 (to restore), Stag - 1971 RBRR x 2,
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yorkshire_spam
November 25, 2017, 6:38pm Report to Moderator

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It does look like a job type with the adapter and mainshaft to suit a Spitfire/single rail box.
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kin74
November 27, 2017, 7:43am Report to Moderator

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Thank for your replies.

So, theoretically, could I adapt it to my Spitfire Mk2? I wonder how much work and how many parts I would need and if it's worth it.


Alessandro Maschi

Triumph In Italy

1964 Spitfire 4 (sold)
1966 Spitfire Mk2 (running)
1967 Vitesse 2L Convertible (sold)
1969 GT6 Mk2 (running)
1975 Spitfire 1500 (sold)
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Richard B
November 28, 2017, 10:50pm Report to Moderator

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Personally I would say get a D'Type, unless you have significantly more power than a OE 1147 Spitfire engine.


Surrey AO and Triumph Hoover, Location: Guildford - Surrey,
Spitfire 2.5PI - 1967 having surgery, PI Saloon - 1969 RBRR x 3, PI Estate - 1969 (to restore), Stag - 1971 RBRR x 2,
PI Saloon MkII - 1971(stalled project), Sold some cars!  

Daughters own: Herald 1500 1961, Herald 1500 Coupe 1962, Dolomite 1300 1976, Herald 13/60 Estate 1970
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kin74
November 29, 2017, 7:52am Report to Moderator

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Standard 1147cc engine.

I wasn't even look for an overdrive and I'm afraid the proper D type would be hard to find and expensive to buy. I just happen to have this J type in my box and wonder if I could use it but it probably requires lots of parts and work.


Alessandro Maschi

Triumph In Italy

1964 Spitfire 4 (sold)
1966 Spitfire Mk2 (running)
1967 Vitesse 2L Convertible (sold)
1969 GT6 Mk2 (running)
1975 Spitfire 1500 (sold)
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Nick Jones
November 29, 2017, 2:09pm Report to Moderator

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I expect you can find someone or some company happy to swap a D-type for that as for many applications the J-type would be considered superior.

Obviously you'd need the correct adaptor plate and mainshaft too.

Nick


Nick Jones
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Vitesse Mk 1.5 Convertible EFI, Survivor of RBRR 2008, HCR & 10CR 2009, HCR 2010, 10CR2011, HCR 2012, 10CR2013, 10CR2015, HCR 2016 & HCR 2017.
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Spitfire MKIV son's project now on the road as a daily driver
2.5 PI Saloon now EFI (PIe?), Engine rebuilt and running sweet.  Diff howling...... Survivor of HCR 2013 & 2014 Gone to live in Swansea

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