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Spitfire 4 (Mk1) Options and Changes

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Spitfire 4 (Mk I)

year

changes from previous model

new options

number made

com #

body #

engine #

Oct. 62

-

see options below

45753

FC1- about 1560*

1FC

FC

1963

-

-

FC1561*-?

-

-

1964 (to Dec. 64)

-

wire wheels, hardtop, O/D transmission available

FC22700-45753

-

-

* I do not have exact numbers so these are estimates

Spitfire 4 (Mk I) changes

after commission #

FC1876

frictionless propeller shaft changed to "regular" type

FC2393

a rubber seal now fitted between dust shield and caliper mounting bracket

FC2449

pistons upgraded to stronger & lighter solid-skirt type

FC2604

metal clips go to plastic for holding on badges

FC3200-FC5588

a small batch of rear springs (made by Cocker) gave incorrect rear wheel camber

FC3214-FC39528

front spring spacer (springs arrived at factory 3/8" short and spacer was used to correct ride height)

FC5463

B-post: wing ridge (vertical moved back appox. 1" from door opening

FC8274

a moulded rubber hose replaced the canvas hose between the heater water valve at the bulkhead and the cylinder block

FC8779

door seal changed from double (one fabric, one rubber) to single. Seal colors changed from interior colors to black only

FC5964

air box area revisions (under bonnet): speedo and tach cables' come out of air box instead of out of trans cover, new washer bottle (Tudor) & bracket changed to single bolt strap type, drain pipe replaced with rubber flap

FC14196

Rear bumper mounting: Upper mounting bracket replaced with bolt & tubular spacer. Lower mounting bracket now attaches to frame underneath not through body.

FC15089

grey rubber floor mats & shift gaiter changed to black rubber

FC15576

new vertical link and tie rod lever redesigned to accept the new disk brakes

FC16570

long stem rear view mirror chanded to short stem, rigid version

FC17136

6.25" coil spring clutch changed to 6.5"

FC18814

B-post cap enlarged to fill area left by shortened trim

FC20029

different wiper motor and wiper blades

FC20061

flywheel bolts and tab washers were replaced with self locking "place" bolts

FC20753

millboard engine valances fitted

FC21927

gear shift bushing (at base) changed to reduce metal to metal contact

FC26303

temp sending unit changed

FC28017

modified exhaust mounting

FC30192

connecting rod material changed from 40 to 45 ton steel. Tab washers (beneath the big end bolts) removed and self-locking "place" bolts used.

FC37878

improved front trunnion seals

FC39925

header cooling tank removed due to overcooling

FC40531

wire guaze air filters changed to exposed paper filters

Spitfire 4 (Mk I) changes

at date

August 63

differential drain plug deleted

*Options (dealer)

option

price (1962)

base price

£530

Reversing light

£3 3s 9d

Seat belts (2 point)

?

Badge bar

£3 0s 0d

Boot rack

?

Cigarette lighter

?

Continental touring kit

?

Bonnet lock kit

£1 15s 0d

Wing mirrors (Magnetex D-type)

£1 7s 6d

Wheel trim

£0 17s 6d

Hub cap removal tool

?

Spot lamp kit (4" 50W sealed beam)

?

Fog lamp kit (4" sealed beam)

?

Touch -up paints (spray and pencil)

?

Engine bay valance kit

?

Tow bar kit (C.P. Witter)

?

Whitewall tyres (4-ply)

£6 0s 10d

Sun visors

?

Heater kit

?

Wire wheels

?

Chrome plated rocker cover

?

*Options (special order)

option

price (1962)

Interim Performance Package

?

Stage I Performance Package
(downdraft Solex, revised intake & exhaust manifold)

?

Stage II Performance Package
(8 port head, larger inlet valves, twin 40 DCOE Webers, 4-branch exhaust manifold, dual silencers, high-lift cam)

£179

Skid plate

?

Competition Rear Spring

?

Steering Column Lock

?

Brake Master Cylinder extention

?

Ignition Coil-7V cold start

?

Starter Solenoid

?

Tail Light Fuse

?

Door trim with carpet kick pad

?

Laminated windscreen

£7 11s 0d

Tonneau cover and fittings (black or white)

£10 17s 6d

Carpet set (smoke grey w/black mottle)

?

Leather seats (red, blue, black)

?