I finally got the clutch after being stuck for a week in the customs. Got it installed and took the car for a drive. She never drove that well. I am happy :)

Comments

    • Stephen Davies
      Stephen Davies

      Elin. In watching your content to catch up and having commented on one of your earlier videos I have to reiterate your great work and attention to detail, not to mention your wonderful patience! Now for my tuppence worth of comments, I have not trawled through all of the previous comments so I apologise if others have said the same... One of the reasons for a gear change linkage in a spitfire to become as loose as yours did is the driver holding on to the gear stick while driving and causing undue stress. You need to take your hand off the gear leaver when not using it. On one of your recent videos I noticed the juddering when reversing, it might have been the TR (I have yet to watch those), check the engine, gearbox and diff mounts, that is normally where the problem is. I am sure I will have other suggestions or advice that I remember from the past and will happily pass it on to you (and therefore others watching your videos and looking for tips). A very happy viewer. I have had 3 Spitfires, 2 of them restored (one of them by me), a Triumph Stag (again restored by me with the original engine rebuilt by one of the worlds best, who is also a good friend of mine (working at Hart Racing Services (HRS) at the time) and a Triumph 2000. I do, have, and will always love Triumph cars. All of the very best to you and to all of the other followers of your work from London UK.

      about 20 days ago
    • Elin Yakov's Rusty Beauties
      Elin Yakov's Rusty Beauties In reply to Stephen Davies

      Thanks for the tips. I've been told about holding the gear shifter before.... It is a habit that I have, yes... :)

      about 13 days ago
    • Simon Walters
      Simon Walters

      U got more squeaks on the spit than a budgie in a cage Elin, 😂😂😂😂😂😂

      about 23 days ago
    • Elin Yakov's Rusty Beauties
      Elin Yakov's Rusty Beauties In reply to Simon Walters

      :) I have to take a video of me driving it with the top on. Then all the squeaks, knocks, whistles etc. multiply by 999 :) It is a 52 year old car. What do you expect LOL

      about 22 days ago
    • David Plass
      David Plass

      Nice vid. The shifter on The Beast has the same play (actually, much muc worse) so I'm glad to see there's a rebuild kit that works!

      about 5 months ago
    • Elin Yakov's Rusty Beauties
      Elin Yakov's Rusty Beauties In reply to David Plass

      Yes, it is much better now, even though I didn't change anything on the front end of the shaft. I didn't know actually and someone told me here in the comments, but it was too late

      about 4 months ago
    • bin diver bob
      bin diver bob

      elin hi nice one good video 10/10 bob in uk

      about 5 months ago
    • Doug Rv
      Doug Rv

      You passed me this morning on Clarke street,,,
      Go to see your rusty ( non rusty ) beauty is back on the road again,,,

      about 5 months ago
    • Elin Yakov's Rusty Beauties
      Elin Yakov's Rusty Beauties In reply to Doug Rv

      Really? LOL, the world is so small :)

      about 4 months ago
    • Karan Bhatia
      Karan Bhatia

      Nicely done, Elin!

      about 5 months ago
    • Chris Fisher
      Chris Fisher

      Awesome work, Elin.

      about 5 months ago
    • cheftush
      cheftush

      Glad that you got her up and running again

      about 5 months ago
    • cutworm59
      cutworm59

      Awesome job brother Elin. It's amazing how much better the shifter works after a rebuild. I think I replaced the round snap ring with a modern one. Much easier to use.

      about 5 months ago
    • Mark Robinson
      Mark Robinson

      The "mickey mouse vice" on your bench is designed to hold electrical parts for soldering etc.

      about 5 months ago
    • Elin Yakov's Rusty Beauties
      Elin Yakov's Rusty Beauties In reply to Mark Robinson

      That is what I normally use it for :) It has plastic jaws so...

      about 4 months ago
    • J G
      J G

      Nice to she her back on the road, but whats the squeak ?

      about 5 months ago
    • Elin Yakov's Rusty Beauties
      Elin Yakov's Rusty Beauties In reply to J G

      My steering wheel touches the cover for the column switches. The mike picks it up very bad. It is not that bad in reality :)

      about 4 months ago
    • John McDonald
      John McDonald

      Elin, regarding the clutch replacement, how similar is this to a TR6 clutch job? Also, how long did it take you?

      about 5 months ago
    • Elin Yakov's Rusty Beauties
      Elin Yakov's Rusty Beauties In reply to John McDonald

      Yeah, like Mark said the only difference is the size. It wouldn't be possible to do it on your own. Unless your name is Elin LOL. Well, I did it myself on the TR4 after I fixed the overdrive, but I used the overhead crane :)
      The Spitfire took about 4 or 5 hours all together, but most of that was interior.

      about 4 months ago
    • Mark Robinson
      Mark Robinson In reply to John McDonald

      Same sort of thing but the Triumph gearbox is a lot heavier and the clutch bigger. I used to have a friend help me with the TR6. He would be underneath with a trolley jack (floor jack) and support the gearbox as we rolled it backwards. I was above. Make sure to support the engine at the back before removing the gearbox and I think I used to disconnect the exhaust pipes from the exhaust manifold - Elin will know for sure. He did it a few weeks ago. I did it nearly 40 years ago lol.

      about 5 months ago
    • Bob Adams
      Bob Adams

      First! Just a bit of advice. When tightening a clutch cover, you should tighten the bolts evenly a couple of turns at a time in a cross pattern. Otherwise you can warp the cover. It looks like you lucked out and didn't experience any problems. It's good to see the old girl back on the road again.

      about 5 months ago
    • Elin Yakov's Rusty Beauties
      Elin Yakov's Rusty Beauties In reply to Bob Adams

      I made sure the pins were in place and went very slow with the gun. I know how much it takes to bend the cover and believe me I was way lower than that.

      about 4 months ago
    • B. Curtis
      B. Curtis In reply to Bob Adams

      Agree 100% Bob.

      about 5 months ago