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Triumph Spitfire - 1978 Spitfire 1500
|Hi, I own a 1978 Spitfire 1500 which I have had for about a week. I am looking at installing an electric radiator fan and I was wondering if anyone new the normal running temprature of the engine. My gauge is always between 1/2 and 3/4, is this normal..? I have checked the water and the oil and both are fine.|
I'm not real sure of the actual water temp but your gauge seems to be reading OK in comparison to mine (actually a tad lower than mine). The thermostat may be a 160 degree used for summer driving. A 195 degree thermostst is recommended in the winter months. I run a 180 degree standard.
| that reading seems to be about right atleast mine reads about the same I have been driving it for 15 years with few problems.|
Tom Mac Kinnon
|Thomas Mac Kinnon|
I am getting stung 'big time' for the Insurance on my gorgeous 1980 spitfire - can anyone give me any details of decent insurance companies that I can try.
|Try Footman James & Co Ltd,Waterfall Lane, Cradley Heath,West Midlands. To take advantage of their best rates and "Agreed Value" scheme, you must be a TSSC member. See the TSSC website.|
Inspect your policy carefully. I have just discovered, AFTER the accident, that FJ&Co aded an endorsement to mine, negating the "agreed value" on my Vitesse! Result - I am offered half what I thought I would get. Watch this space.
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