Hello...This is quite the vehicle, it is an everyday driver, cruising comfortably and easily @ 80+ mph down the interstate. Everything undependable has been replaced with dependable, and this is a safe, fun sports car. If you are familiar with MG Midgets, then you will know what I am referring to in the text that follows. If questions arise, please feel free to ask. The car retains its charming 1974 exterior, but because there is a lot of customization, modification, retrofitting, and fabrication it has a thouroghly modern appeal.
These parts are all quality parts ($$$, Napa, Quaife LSD, Suzuki Samari single wire alternator, and more), and all work is done to a profession standard by a certified journeyman diesel mechanic - nothing is so-called restored on this baby! LOL. I have a good portion of the stock/original parts (and information) that I took off the car and there is an additional low mileage Datsun 5-speed transmission included in the parts bins...When I bought the car in Provo, Utah, about 3 1/2 years ago, it was all stock, except for an electric fuel pump. It had enough issues that I decided to tow it rather than drive it home. It has 3 little rust spots on it, so body work will need to be done. It had 54,000 miles on it and was a sports car for the college student who owned it. Since the vehicles rebirth, it is now only solid, dependable, and a daily driver for me, but also always an attention grabber that handles like a go-cart with doors on even the most windy mountain roads. In October 2016, I drove a flawless trip across country to Atlanta, Georgia, and back. It does come with a car cover! Previous injuries as a diesel mechanic in the trucking industry have caught up with me and it is time to sell my tools; no more projects.....thank you....keep the classics rolling!
Here is a list of changes:
- tapered front wheel bearings (I retained the spacer)
- "double wishbone" front suspension fabricated from MG parts
- polyurethane bushings throughout the whole suspension system/components (both front and rear)
- hydraulic shocks front and rear have been replaced/fabricated by QA-1 coil-over adjustable shocks in the front and QA-1 adjustable shock in the rear
- a larger diameter front sway bar (11/16 diameter?)
- a 5/8" diamemter rear sway bar
- upgraded rear double bearing axle hubs which included installing a wear sleeve(s) and a fabricated part that supports and maintains the original emergency brake system...
- rear axle is fitted with a Quaife LSD (Limited Slip Differential), and double bearing rear axle hubs (the emegency brake, works like the origal with the original egergency brake parts...)
- 5-speed Datsun transmission upgrade with a fabricated transmission mount that incorporates polyurethane bushings
- MG flywheel machined to accept the Datsun pressure plate and clutch disc
- aftermarket gear reduction/high torque starter
- single wire Suzuki Samurai alternator
- Dura-Spark electronic ignition
-. All wiring was done with relays and fused circuits; I used as much of the stock wiring as possible
- 32/36 progressive Weber Carburetor w/Cannon Manifold and an air cleaner from a 1984 Cadillac Cimarron (kept the heat riser function)
- 5-point seatbelt harnesses
- matching electronic tach and speedometer
- vacuum gauge
- NGK air fuel ratio gauge and sending unit... (in the exhaust)
- electronic oil pressure and water temp gauges
- Toyota 11" electric radiator fan
- new 2-core, dual-pass custom aluminum radiator
- Piaa fog lights
- rebuilt engine (1275 cc)
- APT cam
- custom engine torque bar
- new convertible top
- 5 Daisy VTO rims (5.5? x 13?)
- 27" air horn tucked under the right front fender
- 1-gallon air tank and a Viair air compressor tucked under the rear axle well .
And the list goes on....
....keep the classics rolling!