Been a while but I FINALLY have the 70 Spitfire MK 3 back on the floor,
sitting on all four wheels, aluminum flywheel and Tilton Racing Clutch
This is the third attempt and I am hoping it works. Let just say major
modifications were required. I took if down the street a couple of times and
no catastrophic failure like before so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Some
throw out bearing noises when the clutch is disengaged but as long as it
doesn't go "nuclear" I can live with that. It really requires the "Revs Up"
launching or it kills the motor, man that Tilton is really grabbing. I am
laying rubber with both tires with the limited slip, 455 Diff every time off. I
I can cut a second off my time with this set up if it holds together.
Now I am wondering before I put the gearbox tunnel back on if I should try to
rig the OD to engage in first gear. This is an early GT6 box that will only
engage OD in third and fourth. Would it be good to have OD in first and
second to eliminate shifting on the Autocross course? I am looking for any
advantage I can get to give that Marty Sukey a run for his money for FTD in