Childs transplants a 1970 GT6+ engine and transmission into his Spitfire
and restores it in the process…
Last edited Friday, December 15, 2006
Note: This project was
not done by
Not a difficult task. It has been some time….
I seem to recall the starter is on the other side.
You need to cut some martial away from the fire wall. Real easy.
The transmission tunnel is different, but compatible.
I used the Spit rear end. Gives me a lower gear ratio. So the drive shaft is compatible.
The real draw back is the increased weight over the front end.
You will need the GT6
differential (Spitfire=3.89 GT6=3.27 ratio)
drive shaft (I don’t recall if this is necessary)
You may want to take:
I would add a large oil cooler to the list as well
It is an easy swap. Everything bolts right in. Go for it!
More information on GT6's, try the GT6 database! http://personal.cfw.com/~hsgentry/ (seems to have gone away)
Also check the Vintage Triumph Register www.vtr.org
Donor engine from a 1970 GT6+ - Green.
Interesting anecdote: The "Federal" windshield post ID tag gives the commission number as KC75879L. There was no particular evidence of it having been changed at any time and, since the digits are all the same, I'm assuming that this was a factory dyslexic gaffe!