I appreciate your commitment to originality! As I don't know MK 2's or
3's, I can't really advise, but just hope you stick to as original as
I just bought a derelict '74 1500, no motor, and rusted out but with parts I
did need. I was amazed that it had never been repainted, repaired, rebuilt,
recarpeted, re hooded, re-nothinged! It was amazing to find the correct
number, type and sizes of bolts and washers everywhere. I even found parts
for my rebuild project I didn't even know a '74 was supposed to have!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Carter" <email@example.com>
To: "spitfires list" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2003 6:49 AM
Subject: ethical question / question of principles
> Hi Listers
> I want to fit a fuel filter to my highly-original MkII. The MkII didn't
> come with one fitted. I can either:
> 1) pull off the original (and quite rare) fibre-braid coated rubber hose
> leading to the carbs and replace with newfangled rubber hose and the
> 2) saw through my 35-year-old fuel pipes upstream of the fuel pump and
> insert rubber hose and a filter
> 3) shell out on some mkIII pipes which accommodate a filter before the
> fuel line.
> option 1 keeps the most original car but means the fuel pump doesn't
> benefit from filtration
> option 2 saws through an antique fuel pipe!
> option 3 means it's a MkIII mod to a MkII car, thus less original, but I
> can save the original pipes.
> Or am I just being silly.
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