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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Name Change

To become a bit more catchy and because it was simply too long, I've decided to change the name of my blog to Roundtail Restoration.

That will be a misnomer, in some ways, because I am surely some time away from actually doing a full-blown restoration. But, I guess on a more local scale, a restoration it is...of at least things like the instrument cluster, SUs, water pump and cooling circuit, etc.

Going forward, I will also be making the titles of the posts more accurately reflect what they contain (e.g., gearbox installation vice weekend work).

All of this is in an effort to make it more searchable and, therefore, hopefully open it up to more search engines for people that are looking for this type of information. While I would never profess to be an expert on a Spitfire, there are some things that I've learned that I think can help someone out.

Obligatory pic. Nice Mk3 wheel that I intend to install at some point. Reminds me of a TR3 wheel.

Not a whole lot of work over the last several days. I decided to re-install the heater box using an improved gasket for the inlet and outlet pipes, but I haven't done any fit tests yet. Hopefully I will get a chance to do this before the weekend is out.


  1. Thanks for the effort you are putting in. I enjoy following your project.

  2. John,
    Thanks for your comment. You seem to be my #1 fan! I just got the stuff from SpitBits today to totally redo my seats, so it was almost like Christmas. Over the next several weeks I hope to have a flurry of activity, so stay tuned!


  3. Sounds great. I'm a retired navy guy who missed not having a British roadster. Your blog and enthusiasm got me motivated and a few weeks ago I pulled the trigger. Wish I could send you a pic. It's good to be back in the hobby. I'd love to restore a series 1 spitfire. Make a little progress every week. It will add up!