"Like a beautiful woman, which made me suffer a bit before I could have it"

donderdag 20 december 2012

vrijdag 14 december 2012

Rear leaf springs part 2

Sandblasted the rear leaf spring and stab. studs
Ready for some cleanup & primer!

donderdag 13 december 2012

Rear leaf spring work...

Ready for cleanup and new springdiscs
The transverse rear leaf spring on Triumph Spitfires can be a source of endless head scratching, pub discussions and general misunderstanding. The rear of a well-travelled Spitfire may be sagging, or the front may seem to be pointing upwards. Most of this can be traced back to the rear transverse leaf spring. 
First I must run these on the lathe.
And mount them to the springs.

zondag 2 december 2012

The frame

Finally it's time to start on the frame of the car.

The engine is removed from the frame for later.

Now we will start on the rear differential / leaf and move on to the front suspension.