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1500 Dolomite engine in a spitfire


bob dunn

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Yes - a standard MkIII 1300 cam will fit in a dolly engine, however as you say it will need bearings fitting, which I would assume means you would want to get the block line bored to ensure correct fitting.

The point that Tim is making is that Canleys also supply a MkIII cam with LARGE journals, that would mean no modifications would be needed as it would run directly in the block.

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The 1500 Dolomite twin carb engine, is the same as a 1500 Spitfire in terms of cam and power. You have to swap the sump over though.

The MkIII cam bearings are a press fit. Usually done in an hydrualic press. I'd go Phil's suggested route and fit a CC MkIII cam (large journals) and then sell yours on.

The 1500 is a bit prone to bigend problems, worth fitting an oil cooler.

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Thanks to all ,I was told that the engine i am to recieve was from a 1500 spitfire but the engine number checks out as dolly , I didn,t get the engine yet ,so more info anon . I want to fit a 1300 cam and flywheel so i,m trying to research how to keep the torque of the 1500 if poss .  

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Bob, the MkIII cam will only increase the power and torque of the 1500, basically a win win situation. Flywheel ain't gonna change anything either, you should be cool for keeping the characteristics of the 1500.

Sounds like you may need a sump pan though, allthough Aaron seems to have gotten away with it! Ignorance of youth is fine thing, I must say! A taller diff would benefit you , however if you can't find a replacement in time your current diff will still work, just expect to be surprising the odd bmw/merc/audi etc etc when setting off from the lights ;)


Basically, very little difference between the later engines from what I understand, other than what vehicle they have come from. Spitfire/Dolomite/1500/etc, same engine :)

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