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Triumph Spitfire - Differences in the engine end plate between the 1300 and 1500 engines

Can anyone help? I am trying to discover the detail differences between the 1300 and 1500 engines- particularly the end plates and output shafts.

Thanks for any info!


Rob Bell

The backplates are the same.

The back of the crank is also the same length and diameter but later 1500 engines had larger flywheel bolts. The smaller holes in the 1300 flywheel can be drilled out but you need to watch that you don't fit a late 1500 flywheel to a 1300 engine because there will be a lot of clearance around the bolts. The flywheels are different to accomodate the different 1500 clutch and, on later Dolomites, the pre-engaged starter ring.

Thanks Carl- just the info I was after!



This thread was discussed between 20/06/2000 and 21/06/2000

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