That is good information and not unexpected as far as the revs go. I have a
small bearig 1296 Spit engine that shares a lot of attributes with that 2.0
liter engine and using your preparation guide as a resource I have it beefed
up, and with the electronic Fuel injection I built, I have has it up to 8000
rpm for short intervals and so far it is holding together just fine.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kas Kastner" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Joe Curry" <email@example.com>; "Shane Ingate" <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
"Friends of Triumph" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 11:19 AM
Subject: Re: [Fot] Kas' Vitesse on eBay, again.
> When in my possession the Candy Box was always fitted with a 2 liter
> (GT-6 & Vitesse). We made 210 bhp at 8000 with car using a stock crank
> rods and cast pistons. All these parts were stock to start with but ended
> of course another value. There were some very cute things in the make up
> 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
> series were a little rough and I was determined if you hit this car you
> going to be lose a radiator.
> I loved the 2 liter engine as you could rev it right out the window with
> 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
> 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
> 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" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Shane Ingate" <email@example.com>; "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
> > 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
> > the 2.5 liter engine.
> > Joe C.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Shane Ingate" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: "Friends of Triumph" <email@example.com>
> > 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,
> > is
> >> it.
> >> Shane Ingate, thinking of emulating Bonnie and Clyde, in NM
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