Wheeler DealersTriumph Spitfire6
Mike Brewer joins forces with top mechanic Edd China to put second-hand
cars back on the road. The team tries to successfully complete the revival
of the Triumph Spitfire.
Wheeler Dealers - Selling the Triumph Spitfire 1500 Part 5/5
" Well, I said spring was the time to be selling a ragtop, and I wasn't
wrong. We had a good response from potential buyers when I put the car out
for sale. But, will anyone be prepared to part with the right amount of
cash for this fantastic little sports car?"
" Probably, I have more budget."
" You don't wanna do deals today?"
" Maybe, so tomorrow [unk]--"
" Okay, we don't hang around because when they're [unk], they don't hang
around for long."
" 2 down, 1 to go."
" I think he likes what he sees so far. Wish me luck 'cause I'll try to
close him down, and finally, get rid of this Spitfire. "
" And you get along with it?"
" Ah, it's a lovely condition, isn't it?"
" Jeez, yeah. I mean, when I got the car, to be honest with you, we've done
no paint work to it. So, the blue car bolted off, Edd repainted it. When I
got the car, I had this annoying little misfire so I got my mechanic, Edd,
to have a look at it, and he does not want to be doing things by half. He
stripped the whole engine down, and he changed what I called the
hard-seated valves. We've replaced the rear shock absorbers. And now, you
can see, it handles nice and tight out on the road. In fact, the suspension
should rise and fall 1-1/2 times, and that's exactly what it does. But the
real work is done on the bumpers. Just look at them. Look at that, how
shiny they are. So, great little car; I'm very pleased with it. All it
needs Joe is a new owner. I'm gonna advertise it for 5 thousand pounds. I
think it's a fair price for such a tiny little motor. Are you interested?"
" I would be more than happy to spend 4-1/2 on this."
" How much? 4-1/2 grand? No mate. After all the work we've put into this,
it's worth a lot more. So what do you feel though? I'll let you have a
4,800 quid, cash."
" 4,600 quid."
" 4,600 quid, ey? Hold that in your hand. You got yourself a cracking
British sports car, well done."
" Well, it didn't sell for quite as much as I would have hoped but we still
made 1,168 pounds profit on a little Spitfire proving that buying the right
car at the right time can put money in your pocket."
Triumph TR6 Engine Strip Down - Wheeler Dealers
Wheeler Dealers Edd takes the Triumph's engine for a refit to change it
from leaded fuel to unleaded.
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Wheeler Dealers, Edd China. Triumph TR6 Evans Waterless Engine Coolants Conversion
Wheeler Dealers, Edd China converted a Triumph TR6 to Evans Waterless
Engine Coolants. The episode gave a detailed account of all aspects of
conversion from the Prep Fluid flush to finish. The coolant Edd used was
our Classic Cool 180 which is particularly suitable for this era of car and
will eliminate the overheating problems that can be common with triumphs.
The new owner will also find the coolant won't cause corrosion or
cavitation and will extend the life of components such as the water pump.
Edd also demonstrated how the unique properties of the waterless coolant
prevent pressurisation of the cooling system by removing the radiator cap
whilst the vehicle was running. Don't try this with a water-based coolant!
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Practical Classics Magazine: Triumph Spitfire group test
Practical Classics Magazine. Journalist John Simister road tests a group
of five very different classic Triumph Spitfires at a soaking wet
Bruntingthorpe proving ground in the UK.
Models include a standard Mk1 Spitfire, a car fitted with a Renault engine
taken from an old Renault 5 GT turbo, a
Macao racer replica and a Le-Mans spec Spitfire.
Featured in the July 2011 issue of Practical Classics Magazine.
Filmed in high definition on the Panasonic AG-AF101. Produced and edited
V8 Triumph Spitfire on Rolling Road
Triumph spitfire with chevy 350CI V8 putting out 337BHP with 376 Ib/Ft of
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