At 09:35 AM 11/18/97 -0800, Joe Curry wrote:
>Andrew Mace wrote:
>> There's no difference that I know of between "early" and "late" Spitfires
>> in either the engine mount itself or the basic layout of the engine
>> block/mounting plate and related components. What might account for some
>> of the clearance problems in later Spitfires is the use of the narrower
>> radiator on the later cars (late 1500s are still another story) as opposed
>> to the "full-width" radiator used up to and perhaps including some Mk.3
>> Just a guess.
>That is also my best guess, since there is obvious differneces in the
>radiators and I used the old Radiator and the 1500 engine, my assumption
>is that the Rad. is the reason.
It was your engine swap that led me to believe that the difference was
the engine or motormounts. You didn't mention you swapped radiators, too!
So why the radiator change? The older one was wider, was it not bigger,