lordleonusa
lordleonusa
Location: WHITE CITY, OR, USA
Joined: 02/21/2012
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"Diva"     1963 Triumph Vitesse

Introduction / Overview:

Built from several cars, from 1984-1997, continually being improved and modified 1997-today.

It may never be finished.

Previously, I had a 1967 Triumph Herald Convertible, from 1981-1998, that too was highly modified and tuned. 

 

Drivetrain:

Triumph Straight Six In-Line 2 Litre, TR6 transmission with Rally Dolomite Sprint Close ratio gear-set and J-type Overdrive on top two gears, Rear Wheel Drive, Quaif LSD, and narrowed Sliding Spline Rear Drive-shafts. Lowered front springs and Koni Dampers all round. Polyurethane bushes all round. Fueling is by Triple Side-draft Weber 40DCOE Carburetors, Ignition is Mallory Dual Spark Distributor, with Pertronix Hall-Effect, Magnecor 8.5mm Spark Plug Wires, MSD Digital 6 CDI, and matched MSD HVC-II Coil, and NGK Iridium Spark Plugs.

Multiple other modifications.   

Many Cast Iron parts replaced with Aluminum Alloy parts to add lightness, and many steel parts replaced with stainless steel parts. 

 

Chassis: Original 1971 Triumph Vitesse Separate frame chassis.
Wheels and Tires: Alloy Minilite replicas by Aleycat 5½" x 13", Avon CR322 tyres in 175/70x13".
Body & Paint: All original factory steel, Paint by Glasurit, 2-pack Triumph Signal Red, painted in Mercedes Benz paint shop in the UK in September 1996, still winning trophies! 
Interioir:

Interior, trim is per original 1971 Triumph Vitesse Convertible, except for seats which are leather faced from a 1977 Jaguar XJ-6 series II Sedan.

Carpets from Newton Commercial in the UK.

Custom made green glass, also green laminated windshield with green top-tint.

Twin Truck Horns, also the brightest possible headlamps, H1 brights and H4 dips/brights, (Phillips and Osram Night-breakers, Tail/Brake-lamps are Luxeon 3 Watt LEDS, and indicator/hazard bulbs are Halogen.        

(It might be a small car at 5ft wide and 11ft 9"" long, but you sure as hell aren't gonna miss me)

I also carry a pair of Class 3 ANSI over-jackets under the seats and a Halotron Fire Extinguisher.  

 

 

Lifestyles: Restorer, Build-It, Drive-It, Classics, Show Cars, Euro, Tuner