........ SMOOTH ON ALL SIX
This site contains some detailed technical issues of this specific Vitesse.
Technical information of the Triumph Vitesse in general can be found in our workshop manuals, and the below is just information what kind of lubrication, spark plugs etc. I've chosen based upon information achieved from various message boards, private communication and - of course - using the owner’s handbook as well as the workshop manuals.
An overview of all serial numbers. can be found here.
|Date of first registration
||June 29, 1964|
||HydroTexaco, URSA Super LA 15w-40, mineral oil. 5.5 l, change of filter and spin-on conversion kit|
|Gear box oil
||HydroTexaco, GL-4, EP-A, 80w-90|
||D-type, Serial no.: 25/61959/017112; Oil: GL-4, EP-A, 80w-90 - same as gear box:-)|
||1: 3.63, Recon., July 2007 - Spitfire 1500: GL-4, EP-A, 80w-90|
|Spark plugs Champion
|Trunnions - lubrication
||HydroTexaco, GL-4, EP-A, 80w-90|
|Oil filter (Spin-on conversion)
||Purolator, Premium PLUS L27179 ')|
||HC 51342 HE|
|Gear box no.
||KE 4200 (PMTVT 6296) - GT6|
||LUMENITION, ignition kit and powerpack (LFK 116 and PMA 50)|
||62 Ah - new June 2006|
||16P but modified to 16PB (piston and seals) - used on late Mk II|
||Part no. 305931 original Herald Vit 6. 2l version has part no 307831|
||Red, Multona 0401, aerosol|
||Bosh Blue coil, new June 2006|
') Léon F Guyot provided me the following list of recommended filters for the spin-on conversion kit:
Oil Filter spin-on (Preferred) Amsoil EAO57
Oil Filter spin-on (Preferred) Mobil M1-102
Oil Filter spin-on (Preferred) K & N HP1002
Oil Filter spin-on (Alternative) Carquest 85348
Oil Filter spin-on (alt) Unipart GFE173
Oil Filter spin-on (alt) Halfords HOF200
Oil Filter spin-on (alt) Champion C104
Oil Filter spin-on (alt) Crosland 529
Oil Filter spin-on (alt) Motaquip VFL123
||Change engine oil; HydroTexaco, URSA Super LA 15w-40, mineral oil, paper filter: GFE131|
||Undercoated, rust protected|
||Change all ignition parts (spark plugs, points, condensers, ignition leads, rotor, distr. cap)|
||Change gear box oil and differential, HydroTexaco, GL-4, EP-A, 80w-90|
||Change engine oil; HydroTexaco, URSA Super LA 15w-40, mineral oil, spin-on filter|
||Adjusting front and rear wheels. Especiall the front wheels required proffesional adjustment due to the LHD conversion|
Replace seals from the differential to the rear axle shaft (LH and RH), from the diff. to the propellor shaft and from the OD to the propellor shaft, see drawing and which seals here.
||Dismanteled the leaf spring over the rear axle. Made 4 spacers to compensate for the room between the spring and the attaching bolts. Assembled the spring and attachements and controlled that the spacers were correct and the spring had no extra movment. Was done to prevent any rust on a later stage.|
||Change the differential unit with a new recon. one from James Paddock. The front bearing broke probably due to erroneous assemply of the unit from the workshop that replaced the seals. The nut in front of the differential was pretty loose when inspecting the old unit.|
||Oiling front trunions, grease rear wheel bearings - parking brake and steering unit, Change engine oil at 19.000 km, check oil level in diff. and gear box.|
Approved EU-kontroll (Norwegian MoT)
Oiling front trunions, grease rear wheel bearings - parking brake and steering unit, Change engine oil at 25.900 km, check oil level in diff. and gear box.
Adjusting front and rear wheels. Especiall the front wheels required proffesional adjustment due to the tube end bush change.
||MOT'ed -flew through :-). Change engine oil and filter at km 29518, tighten right fron wheel bearing, Oiling front trunions, grease rear wheel bearings - parking brake and steering unit, check oil level in gear box - top up!|
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Women and Vitesse
I've observed that Triumph uses women to promote the Vitesse in the above sales brochures. These pretty women back from the sixties have been scanned and below is the collection of them all. Click on the picture and the pictures will appear as a *.pdf-file.
Below are some periodical ads of the Vitesse - the newest first. To the right is ads for Vitesse parts and accessories.
Ads Vitesse parts and accessories
Now and then varios articles come into my hands. This will be article not only connected to Vitesse - but may be regarded as some curiosity notes within automobile history.
The men behind (In Norwegian, Mennen bak - fra Motor Feb. 2008)