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1973 Triumph Spitfire

Posted by bradiger about 5 years, 10 months ago

Location: Euless, TX

Car was built in Nov,'72 as a 1500. Now has race prepared 1296. New floors and rocker panels in 2012. All GT6 suspension with new GAZ shocks front with new slotted and dimpled rotors. Built to GCR-1972 rules, has passed HSR and CVAR tech. Was never raced SCCA and would need roll cage mods. to do that. Car is ready to race with only 90 minutes break in time on fresh engine.

Recent Competition History

Last raced at Texas World Raceway in the last CVAR event there. Fresh engine was broken in with 4 20 min. sessions run at 8/10th's

Performance Data

Class: FP

Weight: 1450 lbs

Best Time: 2.08 sec

Track: Texas World Speedway


Engine Builder: Bill Collins

Manufacturer: Standard Triumph

Type: inline 2v per cylynder 4

Displacement: 1296 +.030

Horsepower: about 100

Torque: unknown

Induction: 2- 1.5" SU from a 1978 UK spec. spitfire with AAA needles,and lomger runners. AAB comes with

Heads: Stock- Iron

Block: Stock-Iron

Main Caps: OE with ARP fastners

Crankshaft: OE small end- lightned and balanced

Connecting Rods: OE

Pistons: New-OE (County)

Camshaft: Web Cam #43-080 Grind 1

Valves: Stock with larger 1500 inake valves

Valve Train: Ted Schumacker Alum. roller rocker

Clutch: New- Borg and Beck standard

Pressure Plate: New Borge and Beck

Flywheel: 9 lb aluminum with steel ring gear

Exhaust: Rimmer Bros, 4-2-1 stainless into 2

Total Time: 90 minutes

Races: break in only

Alum. backing plate and fly wheel cover. reduction gear starter,

Fuel System

Fuel Cell

Manufacturer: ATL

Age: 10+

Capacity: 8 gals

Fuel Pump: electric

Fuel Type: 110 leaded

Oil/Water System

Radiator: 2- yr old aluminum

Water Rad Location: stock

Water Pump: OE

Oil Cooler: MOCAL

Oil Cooler Location: under radiator

Electrical System

Ignition: Pertronix racing

Alternator: yes- small

Battery: lead acid

Data Logger: none

Computer: none


Manfacturer: Standard Triumph

Type: 3-rail

Gears: 4-1

Shifter: stock

Trans Cooler: no

Races: rebuilt in 2012

Rear End

Manufacturer: standard triumph

Cooler: none

Ratio: 3.89 to1

Case: iron

Differential: welded

Axles: Summers Bros. Competition

Races: built 2012


Construction: steel

Color: yellow

Paint: 2-part epoxy w/clear coat

Condition: good


Type: standard Triumph

Builder: Standard Triumph

Material: steel

Finish: some painted

Condition: good

Front Suspension: GT6 Coil over with 421lb springs and 1 yr old GAZ adjustable shocks and perch

Rear Suspension: GT6 components with Koni classic rebuilt in 2013

Shocks: Front GAZ knob adjustable on car with adjustable perc./ Rear are Koni classic rebuilt in 2012 plus 2

Brakes: GT6 front and rear

Steering: rack and pinion

Wheels: 3-Superlite R 13x6//4-Panasport 13x5.5

Tires: Toyo R888 185/60/13


Color/Finish: black/ paint

Material: Wood dash all else back to metal

Fire System: 2lb bottle

Restraints: G-Force 5-point cam. New 2014

Guages: Auto Meter Tack, oil pressure, oil temp, water temp

Steering Wheel: 3-spoke leather

Condition: good


3 heads used

various sets of push rods

some other odds and ends

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