I ran my Lotus XI at PVGP this year. Had a ball, it's a wonderful event.
It's relatively short on track time, just Saturday and Sunday, two sessions
I am a VSCCA member and they just announced a new group for next year at
PVGP because the BMW group has opted out for next year. They were a group
that was not VSCCA, but shared the track with us for a number of years.
The new group would be open to non-VSCCA cars from the early 60s as I
understand it. I'm guessing your Spit would be welcome as long as it's not
too overly prepared! I think my TR3 would also be eligible.
I will forward the email to you announcing this new class. See you at the
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From: "Russ Moore" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2003 3:09 PM
Subject: RE: Crankshaft Bolts Again?
> I tried to run the Pittsburgh Vintage event with my Spitfire and was told
> Spitfires would be old enough to qualify. Mine is a
> I would be interested in any information to the contrary if anyone has it.
> Russ Moore
> Spitfire #49
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> Subject: Crankshaft Bolts Again?
> Dear FOT,
> After Kas's mini-seminars on hard, non-stretch flywheel bolts, I decided
> check the type of bolts that I have been using. Sure enough, they were
> shinny grade 8 bolts, which are not supposed to be good enough. I then
> to compare these bolts with the stock TR flywheel bolts. The stock TR
> have a larger head and a short section under the head that is not
> there any remote chance that the British may have supplied hard
> Due to the lack of anything else, I used the stock flywheel bolts to mount
> the aluminum flywheel to the crankshaft. Hopefully, they will be good
> enough to
> last until my next calamity, by using the light Tilton clutch. As of yet,
> have never had any steel or aluminum flywheels rip off or come loose.
> not to say that it can't happen. There are a few airports around
> so there should be some aircraft supply houses in the vicinity, or maybe I
> can mail order some hard bolts.
> There was only one Triumph Spitfire registered to race in the Pittsburgh
> Vintage Grand Prix this year. It looked like there were a couple hundred
> beautifully restored Triumphs on display covering the top of the hill
> the WPTA
> Tent - British Car Day.