Wheeler Dealers Triumph Spitfire Part 2/5

" There are still plenty of jobs to do to a little classic Spitfire. We've got a noisy diff in the rear, the shock absorbers, and let's not forget the engine. The head is now back from the engineers. Now, it's got to be reinstalled. And that is all what we've done before I can hopefully sell it on for a profit." " Mike was complaining about, it's kind of really soggy back end, and this car has got a really simple suspension. This has got 1 leaf spring that goes from one side to the other. Essentially, there's a loads of, sort of bars of metals, sprung metal, held together with bolts. There's really very little that can be wrong with that. The only thing they can be, probably, is the shock absorbers. Now, what you're normally looking for is 1½ bounces when you're gonna give it some. So let's have a look. We'll, it's kind of really going on and on and on. So I think, basically, it's very, very fair to say that the shock absorbers are gone on this vehicle. It's gonna be very easy thing to take off. What to do is get the car up on the ramp and take the wheel off. Now, a problem that will come across in a minute is basically these shock absorbers and the tension because it's actually supporting some of the weight of the outside of this axle, this wheel basically. So, what I'm gonna have to do is get a trolley jackhammer here just to take a little bit of the strain, because if it gets too much pressure and that's gonna get a little bit dangerous. Now, the next thing is to try and get this shock off. There you go. Okay. So, whereas offending article looking pretty ropey, pretty unpleasant, especially when you compare it to the new one, because I've also got some new rubber mounts to go in there as well. So it should take away all of that horrible squidginess that Mike was talking about. It's a little bit fiddly but then I've got really big hands. So what do I expect? It's nice to find a simple job like this on the car because it's cheap, simple; it is easy to do." Bookmark this page:redditStumbleUponFacebookdel.icio.usdigg Toggle Beta Player

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" sure there is no obvious rust or even some sulfur rusting. And you run your hand or any body part, you can normally feel; you'll be surprised actually how subtle a bump or a dent you can feel, and you can often feel whether somebody used a filler in it, even if, to the naked eye, first glance, it looks fine. You might actually, "Oh! There's a bit of a lump there." That gives you a clue that it maybe a bit of a problem with filler. And you can always get a little magnet on that and pop a magnet on it. If the magnet doesn't stick then it's definitely loads of filler. Notice, this one comes with a hardtop roof which is a really good little thing to get hold off because, in the winter, the soft top is a bit windy which is a much better thing to look for as well. Again, just check everything. Just look at this. It's kinda like any product, any car really. Just keep checking everything for wear and tear. This car has done I don't know how many thousand miles, so it's gonna have lots of bits of wear on it, and so you check for that, especially. Gonna pop on the other side to the driver seat. It's the same on almost any car ever. Again, check the steering wheel for wear. Check the seats itself where the driver seat, but also, check the floor mats. Check under any mats that are in there, but if you can, try and peel the mats up altogether so you can see the floor beneath because of course that you're gonna see the real work. You're gonna see whether there's loads of rust, holes, or worse still, nothing at all, so who have to check on that as well, and again of course, the rubbers, although they can be changed, it's quite a good indication how much wear and tear the car has actually seen. So, it's just the little things like that, and really, just get a feel about how the car looks and know the classic courses of the engine. We might just need to pop round further round again. When you're in the engine bay, check the oil. Check the fluids. Basically, find out whether there's any good. The thing to do is to actually to smell it because obviously you can smell if the oil is burnt. And if you don't know what I mean go down to a scrap yard get around all the cars there and keep checking and sniffing the oil. It will soon work out which are clean which are ones are dirty.





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" Hey! Look at this. Well done [unk]." " As you can see, I delicately squeezed myself out of the car. Ed! Look what I've bought. I bought a spitfire." " It's the Tomy toys of smallest cars. This is the beginner's sports car. If anyone can work on it, you can, sunshine. I would reckon." " Well, it's pretty cool, but I am worried a little bit 'cause they're quite renowned for rust. What tends to happen is they rust away and then you saw a fracture and they've fallen off. So," " Don't you think I've done my checks, Edward?" " Have you looked"




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