Hi. I'm new here. I bought my first Triumph last weekend (Spitfire
1500, registration DHO 36S, Commission Number FH1056710, Engine Number
YC49683HEA, Inca Yellow), and thought I'd better plug into the mailing
list network in the hope of finding a crowd of sympathetic and
knowledgeable people to support me in my "insanity". (I quote my
I have a couple of questions that are perplexing me at the moment, and
would appreciate any guidance anyone might be able to offer.
Firstly, is it possible to adjust the fit of the bit of bodywork that
the front bumper fits onto? (I'd call it a valance, but what do I
know?) I can't find any reference to this in the Haynes manual (not
even the proper name for it), and the one on my Spit is definitely lop-
sided - jammed up against the bonnet on the off-side, and an inch-and-a-
half or more away on the near-side. The bonnet is fitted correctly in
relation to the rest of the car.
Secondly, the off-side of the car is a good inch or two lower than the
near-side, which gives the car a very weird appearance when cornering
the wrong way (not to mention when parked). What could have caused
this? How do I fix it? Apparently the car has been like this for at
least the last seven years...
Look forward to hearing from you all.
(Glossary for Americans <g>: Bumper=Fender; Bonnet=Hood; Off-
side=left-hand-side as it comes towards you; Near-side=the other one...)
Michael Hargreave Mawson, author of "Eyewitness in the Crimea,"
to be published by Greenhill Books in March, 2001.
See http://www.hargreave-mawson.demon.co.uk/Books.html for details.