Every Spitfire I've ever owned had a small leak from the back of the head. I
think it is a design problem.
> The same thing happened to me. I discovered a slight oil "seep"
>on my '78 Spit...AFTER I had rebuilt the engine! I had the head machined
>.125" so I knew the head was true. I didn't have the block "decked"
>though. The leak was minor so I wuold just keep washing the oil off with
>gunk at every car wash time. I wonder if this is a design flaw with the
>Spit oiling system, like the oil passage way being too close to the
>edge of the block...
> Keep in mind that you are considering a fair amount of work to stop
>a small leak. But the choice IS yours...good luck.
> JOE IV
> TR 250
> WALLINGFORD, CT. USA
'72 Spitfire MKIV daily driver
'65 Spitfire MKII freshly restored