Monday, 28 April 2008

Back in the Driving Seat Again

I collected the 2000 tonight from Bristol and enjoyed a nice drive back down the A420 in the evening sunshine.

I've not had a Triumph on the road since we sold the Vitesse last year, so it's great to be back in the driving seat again.

I was trying to recall from the 10CR last year the driving position in James' car. It would be just that little more comfortable if I could get the seat back another inch or two.

The auto-box kicks down nicely when required to do so, but manual o/d would be better.

Even after the drive home the rear wheels are still showing signs of positive camber. I'm not sure if that's normal for MkI saloons, but first thing on my list is to get some decent rims and rubber fitted.

Saturday, 26 April 2008

Moment of eBay Madness

They say a fool and his money are soon parted. After a moment of eBay madness on Friday evening, I somehow ended up buying a car completely unseen, let alone driven it.

However in the cold light of day on Saturday morning I went to see it, and I don't think I did too bad...

Buy in haste, repent at leisure - time will tell...

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Shorrock Supercharger Pulleys in Stock!

I picked up the 3-groove crankshaft pulleys today, and mighty fine they look too!

CNC machined from HE15 grade aluminium, the pulley is an exact match to the Shorrock original. The original 1 7/16" Triumph pulley nut was never a good fit inside the Shorrock pulley - it was impossible to get a socket over it - so I've had slightly smaller 1 3/8" pulley nuts machined from EN8 grade steel that you can get a socket on.

Weight wise there's a huge saving. The Shorrock pulley and nut total 2 kilos whereas the aluminium pulley and nut are less than half that at 900 grams!

They will fit the Triumph Herald/Spitfire 1147cc and early small crank 1296cc engines. If you want one, drop me a line to, as I doubt I'll have them for long.

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Anyone know the whereabouts of Matt Smith?

Several years back at Stoneleigh I bought a Kipping exhaust manifold off a chap called Matt Smith. Matt owns a Black and White Herald Saloon, and I recently found these pictures of Matt's Herald. I'm trying to get hold of Matt, but the contact details I once had are no longer valid, so if you know of Matt, can you get him to drop me an email at Cheers!

Please note all photographs are copyright Matt Smith.