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  1. Sorry folks...my faulty memory. I have a 1500 box in my 13/60 and it is indeed an inch longer , but you are right, the mark 4 box is the same length as a Herald box.
  2. Worn or loose diff mountings, maybe?
  3. I'm not sure about the gearbox length, but I am about needing a larger flange. If you get a new prop it will most likely have a sliding joint at the rear. This gives you more leeway in fitting it. Cheers, Dave.
  4. The Mark4 Spitfire box is all synchro, unlike the Herald box. I believe it is about 1 inch longer than the Herald set up so a shorter prop is needed, and you will definitely need a larger front flange on the propshaft. Canley classics can provide the prop ( at a price! ). Try Steve Morris at Triumph Spitfire Spares; he may still have the appropriate propshaft that I gave him months ago!. Cheers, Dave.
  5. I have a Spit 1500 gearbox and J type overdrive on my 13/60. The correct mounting plate is available from Rimmers, I believe. 2 extra mounting holes have to be drilled through the chassis flange to fit it, and you need a shorter propshaft with the appropriate flanges, that is round type at gearbox and square at diff. Canleys can supply correct prop brand new for about £165 + delivery. Cheers, Dave. I'm assuming that you are trying to fit a Single rail box rather than a 3 Rail type, if not some of the above info might not apply!
  6. Wins International usually have them.
  7. Contact Steve Morris at Triumph Spitfire Spares, Aka Tavistock Steve. I know that he has a Mk 2 Vitesse chassis for refurb. It's all ok but needs front, mid, side and boot outriggers replacing. The main chassis rails are ok as are the front bits. Cheers, Dave.AMHIK .
  8. I'm confused. What do you mean by "rear shock mounts"?  If you are using a cv conversion then standard Herald / Vitesse 2 litre telescopics will fit directly to the chassis. If you are going to use Rotoflex couplings (are you mad? ), then conversion brackets are available so you can use telescopic dampers. Cheers, Dave.
  9. The TSSC shop were offering them or something similar a little while ago.
  10. What car do you have? "Normal" Herald = 7lb radiator cap. 13/60 = 13lb rad cap.
  11. Try  looking at the Vehicle Wiring Products website. They give guidance on wiring sizes needed. Cheers, Dave.
  12. Hi Rustbuckit. Problem with MGF seats is even worse on a convertible! Dave (oldmetalhead82) knows, cos I sold him my MGF seats! He's a bit smaller than me. Cheers, Dave.
  13. Have MX5 seats in mine. Tried MGF seats but they are too wide to go far enough back (I'm 6ft 4in tall!). However, I think the MGF seats are more comfortable than MX5, if you can get them in. Cheers, Dave.
  14. Don't know what book you've got, but the sliding joint should be at the diff end. Cheers, Dave.
  15. On the Mk2 the pressure is definitely NOT off when the wheels are off the ground. You need the recommended tool to take the spring pressure to be able to remove the spring eye bolts. That releases the spring pressure, then you can remove the diff. top mounting plate. Cheers, Dave.
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