>Date: Fri, 21 Mar 1997 09:33:44 +0100
>To:Spitfire 1500 <email@example.com>
>From:firstname.lastname@example.org (John Gillis)
>Subject:Re: Triumph Herald ??'s
>>I'm not a Herald guru (Hey, Andy!!!!), but the info I've gained from
>>Andy Mace is very good. Don't know how rare Heralds are on this side of
>>the pond, but there were only 675 Sports 6s imported to the states (and
>>I've got ONE!!!). The early Heralds were powered by an 803cc 4
>>cylinder, later receiving an 1147cc, then a 1296cc version of the same
>>engine. The Spitfire was based roughly on the Herald chassis, same
>>front and rear suspension design, but there are some minor differences
>>in the chassis. Basically, anything you can do to a Spitfire, you can
>>do to a Herald. Go to the VTR web site:
>>They have all the awesome info you want!
>>Personally, I think the 4 cylinder small chassis Triumphs are a bit
>>underpowered, but look better than the large chassis Triumphs. Thank
>>goodness, it is easy to infuse 6-cylinder power into them. But some
>>people, like Andy, actually like their power output, but to me, too much
>>power is not enough!
>>I don't know of any suppliers in the US for interior bits, but I found a
>>place in the UK that has interior bits. I don't know the quality or
>>prices, but here is there web site:
>>They say they have hard to find bits (like back seats) for these cars.
>>I hope they do, 'cause when I start on the Sports 6, I'll need them!
>>Hope I have been some help
>Just a small correction to those facts. The Herald was never powered by
>the 803cc engine. This unit was designed and fitted to the Standard 8
>(Triumph 8).After a short period the engine was enlarged to 947cc and
>fitted to the Standard 10. A slightly improved version of this engine was
>the one fitted to all Herald's from 1959 to the introduction of the 1200
>John Gillis 1954 TR2