Jim, I finally got Tiny Tim inside my new shop today and started poking
around. Guess what I discovered!!!
Yep, Aluminum Bell housing. The thick casting not the thin one. Of
course, this does nothing to either confirm or deny whether that was a
"stock" piece on early Spitfires. Tiny Tim has a checkered background
and is of questionable parentage so anything he currently wears may be
"stolen" from another previous owner!!!
ANyway, Cancel my plea for an aluminum bell housing. I have two of
them, one on Huxley and one on Tiny Tim!!!
James Gambony wrote:
> I've seen trannies with both a thin casting and a thick casting alloy bell
> housing recently, and jotted down some serial #s:
> thin FC 38909
> thick KC 5204
> Both were unassociated with any cars so I can't swear to the exact
> lineage... although it wouldn't surprise me if the alloy housings slotted
> to go on the Heralds might not have slipped onto a Spitfire or two, either
> as an intentional performance upgrade or a "I need a tranny mate, hand me
> that one over there. Wot, it's for a Herald? Sod it, this Spitfire is
> going out now". (my apologies to anyone of English extraction! :-)
> I did pick up a thin casting housing from a gent in NZ.... it's destined
> for my '73 1500.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: email@example.com
> > [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Joe Curry
> > Sent: Monday, October 25, 1999 12:21 AM
> > To: SpitRacer9@aol.com
> > Cc: email@example.com
> > Subject: Re: looking for a bell housing
> > Aaron,
> > Although it has been rumored that there was actually an alloy bell
> > housing on early Spits, I think it is only a rumor. There were however
> > alloy housings on Heralds. In fact there were two types. One is
> > exactly as the Spitfire Iron casting and therefore is good. The other
> > is much thinner and therefore not so good. Unfortunately, the good one
> > is very rare and if you find two, let me know and I'll buy the other
> > one. I have one of the good ones on Huxley, the Mk1 with a 1500
> > engine! I don't want to take it off when I build my Tiny Time Race Car
> > project in the coming year!
> > Good luck on your search!
> > Regards,
> > Joe
> > SpitRacer9@aol.com wrote:
> > >
> > > I'm looking for an alloy bellhousing for an early spit (mk 1 or
> > II?). Anyone
> > > have any idea of the availability of one of these?
> > >
> > > aaron
> > --
> > "If you can't excel with talent, triumph with effort."
> > -- Dave Weinbaum in National Enquirer
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