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Re: [Fot] Kas' Vitesse on eBay, again.

To: "Joe Curry" <>, "Shane Ingate" <>,
Subject: Re: [Fot] Kas' Vitesse on eBay, again.
From: "Kas Kastner" <>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 11:19:09 -0700
When in my possession the Candy Box was always fitted with a 2 liter engine 
(GT-6 & Vitesse).  We made 210 bhp at 8000 with car using a stock crank and 
rods and cast pistons. All these parts were stock to start with but ended up 
of course another value. There were some very cute things in the make up of 
this car including the roll cage that also has 1.5" bars right behind the 
little aluminum bumper. I presume all that is still there. The folks in that 
series were a little rough and I was determined if you hit this car you were 
going to be lose a radiator.

I loved the 2 liter engine as you could rev it right out the window with the 
stock parts reasonable checked and reworked. The 2.5 is a good now that 
there are steel cranks and rods available and also crank dampers and in 
truth 35 more years of working on the thing.  Hard to beat cubic inches in 
the horsepower race.

One time I was running the GT-6 engine on the dyno and Ak Miller came to 
visit.  He watched as I took it up the rev scale at 500 rpm increments 
holding it at each point for readings then going on up without releasing the 
revs.  Ak watched until it got 7500 and I said the next stop was 8 grand. 
He said "not with me in the building" (no confidence in straight 6  engines) 
he went out the door and I never saw he again. Eight grand was not the 
ending point either. It was pretty funny at the time.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joe Curry" <>
To: "Shane Ingate" <>; "Friends of Triumph" 
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 9:30 AM
Subject: Re: [Fot] Kas' Vitesse on eBay, again.

>I read the attached document in the EBAY site and it says the car has a 2.5
> liter engine.  I would think that this has to be an engine from a TR5 
> rather
> than a Vitesse as was first installed and raced.
> Does anybody have any clarification on this and when the enginewas 
> changed.
> Kas, what's your opinion on how the2 liter 6 compares in performance with
> the 2.5 liter engine.
> Joe C.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Shane Ingate" <>
> To: "Friends of Triumph" <>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 9:14 AM
> Subject: [Fot] Kas' Vitesse on eBay, again.
>> If ever a car deserves to go to the Monterey Hysterics or the Mitty, this
> is
>> it.
>> Shane Ingate, thinking of emulating Bonnie and Clyde, in NM
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