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CAR SPECIFICATIONS - TRIUMPH SPITFIRE 1500 (1975-1980)

 

VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION
Vin Plate  
Vehicle Number Location Adjacent to the left hand door striker plate.
Body Number Location  
Engine Number Location Machined flange on upper left side of the cylinder block.
Gearbox Number Location Upper right side of the gearbox casing
TUNE UP
Rear Axle Number Location Bottom flange of axle housing.
Engine Firing Order 1-3-4-2
Valve Rocker Clearance 0.010 in. (0.25 mm)
Idle Speed 800 RPM
Static Ignition Timing 10 degrees BTDC
Dynamic Ignition Timing (1976-1980 California) 2 degrees ATDC @ 800 RPM
Timing Mark Location Located on the crankshaft pulley
Distributor Make/Type Lucas 45D4 electronic pointless distributor
Contact Breaker (points) Gap Pick-up air gap 0.015in. (0.4 mm),
Rotation of Rotor Anti-Clockwise
Dwell Angle Fixed at 39 degrees
Ignition Coil Make/Type Lucas 15C6
Primary Resistance with Lucas 15C6 coil 1.30-1.45 ohms
Spark Plug Make/Type (Up to engine # FM1349) Champion UN-12Y, (From engine # FM1349) Champion N-12Y
Spark Plug Gap 0.025 in. (0.64 mm)
Carburetor Make/Type (1975 Without catalytic converter) Single Zenith Stromberg 150CD4, (1975 Without catalytic converter) Single Zenith Stromberg 150CD4, (1975 With catalytic converter) Single Zenith Stromberg 150CD4T, (1975 With catalytic converter) Single Zenith Strom
Carburetor Main Jet  
Carburetor Main Jet Needle (1975-1978 Federal) B1DL, (1975-1978 California) 45L, (1979-1980 California) 45N, (1979-1980 Federal) 45P
Carburetor Piston Spring Zenith B18274
VEHICLE & ENGINE
Length 156.3 in. (3970 mm)
Width 58.5 in. (1488 mm)
Height 47.5 in. (1205 mm)
Ground Clearance 4.4-5.0 in. (112-127 mm) depending on model and loading
Track Front Disc wheel 49 in. (1244 mm)
Track Rear Disc Wheel 50 in. (1270 mm)
Wheelbase 83 in. (2108 mm)
Turning Circle 24 ft.2in. (7.3 m)
Toe-In (Front and Rear) 0-1/16 in. ( 0-1.59mm)
Unladen Weight 1638 -1761 lbs.depending on model
Curb Weight 1750-1850 lbs.depending on model
Gross Weight 2339 lbs.
Original Tire Size 155 SR x 13
Original Tire Pressure Front (Cold) 21 lb./in. square (1.476 kg/cm square)
Original Tire Pressure Rear (Cold) 26 lb./in.square (1.828 kg/cm square)
Replacement Tire Size 155 SR x 13
Engine Type Overhead valve 4-cylinder in-line, water cooled
Engine Displacement 79.2 cu.in. (1296 cc), 91.0 cu.in. (1493 cc)
Firing Order  
Compresssion Ratio (1975-1980 California) 7.5:1, (1975 Federal) 7.5:1, (1976-1978 Federal) 9.1:1
Engine Bore 2.9 in. (73.77- mm)
Engine Stroke 1296cc engine 2.992 in. (76.0mm), 1493cc engine 3.
Number of Cylinders 4
Oil Pressure Idle  
Oil Pressure Normal 50 lb/square in. @ 2,000 RPM
Ignition Type Lucas Opus electronic pointless type ignition
Fuel System Type Single side draft Zenith Stromberg carburetor
Fuel Pump Make/Type AC mechanically operated diaphragm type.
Fuel Tank Capacity 8.7 gallons
Cooling System Capacity 9.6 pints (with heater)
Sump Capacity 8.4 pints
Gearbox Capacity, non-overdrive 1.8 pints
Gearbox Capacity, overdrive 2.8 pints
Gearbox Capacity, automatic  

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