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Re: Identification plate on a '63 spitfire

To: Jeff McNeal <>
Subject: Re: Identification plate on a '63 spitfire
From: Joe Curry <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 08:15:42 -0700
Cc: Suzie <>, Triumph <>, Spitfire <>
References: <> <001e01c2c79b$e02f26c0$68150150@Singleton> <06b601c2c7a0$cf765a10$0301a8c0@dads> from [] at Wed, 29 Jan 2003 09:12:38 -0600
Jeff McNeal wrote:
> Let's not forget that the Spitfire sports what amounts to be a modified
> tractor motor.  Sounds like the PO had a lively sense of humor to me.  And
> right now, somewhere in rural Oregon, there's a tractor with a '63 Spitfire
> commission plate attached to it.


I have heard that said all too often.  However it is completely false! 
The Spitfire motor does not share any common lineage to tractors.  That
is the TR2,3,4 wetliner engine that is the same basic design that was
used in Ferguson tractors.  The link in in name only.


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