Sold – Spitfire Racer

Bob Tullius, Bill Warner and Russ Moore at Mosport.

For posterity, Russ’s Spitfire racer, now sold!

ENGINE BUILD DETAILS – This is the product of over 30 years of development.
FE 1296 prefix block(small crank) fresh build 2021(+0.40”) – run-in time only
Moldex crank/balanced and polished; machined for addl flywheel fasteners
Carillo rods w/ ARP fasteners
JE forged pistons & pins
Total Seal rings
blueprinted oil pump
double row timing chain and gears (modified TR-6 crank gear)
infinitely adjustable timing cam gear (Richard Good)
Elgin custom cam- new 2020
hardened lightened drilled lifters
Roller Rockers (Richard Good)
oversized head studs and nuts (ARP)
Stahl large tube header/Jet-Hot coated 2021
2 ¼” exhaust/rear exit
relief cut on block deck to use late style 1500 head gasket with fire ring (better sealing)
pinned thrust washers (blueprinted to .004” end float)
Tilton flywheel-new friction insert 2022
Reinforced tail-shaft housing/radial fins
custom driveshaft-balanced to 8K
4.10:1 differential rebuilt with new bearings & seals – 2020
custom adjustable radius arms for rear axle placement
external oil filter adapter (WIX 51515)
13 row oil cooler
2 qt AccuSump w/ SS lines
dual channel pyrometer for EGT monitoring – cyl 1&4
low oil pressure shut down switch (fuel pump)
Over-ride switch for fuel pump start up/green pilot light
trunk mounted electric pump with pressure regulator & gauge
modern Hi-Torque starter
over size valves- head refreshed 2021
supplemental SS oil line to head
aluminum valve cover/machined for permanent gasket
crankcase vent w/ oil separator
oil sump w/ drain valve

Freshly rebuilt modified GT-6 transmission(improved gear ratio) 10 x 1” input shaft, new Rick Parent syncros, bearings, seals, etc.

New pressure plate, friction disc, throwout bearing
Griffin Aluminum radiator w/ supplemental electric fan(dash controlled)
8 gallon Fuel Safe fuel cell dropped through trunk floor w/ steel protective layer surround
Steel bulkhead separating cockpit from trunk/fuel area
Halon fire system and additional dry chem extinguisher
Mallory distributor with Pertronics Ignitor SS ignition conversion
solid copper cored ignition wires
Lucas Sport Coil

Plus, a 30 year collection of spares – talk to Russ for details


Koni shocks all around

Rick Cline front & rear springs

Summers Brothers rear alloy axles

larger wheel studs machined into hubs front and rear

Front suspension upgraded to GT-6(stronger & larger brakes)

Carbon Kevlar w/heat isolators on pads

Carbon Kevlar shoes in rear on uprated to GT-6 drums (larger)

Modified and reinforced roll bar w/front strut support

Kirkey aluminum seat w/ removable vinyl cover

front and rear Go-Pro camera mount on rollbar structure

AMB transponder front mounted and powered from dash switch

Fuel system