Best of British Thanks to high production numbers, all are readily available even though production ended decades ago. The British V8 Newsletter is very pleased to document their visit in photographs. It introduced the monocoque chassis to mass market sports cars, as the body shell and frame were combined into one unit. Rubber bumpers first appeared in and continued through the end of production. Precise, rigid body assembly fixtures are critical to proper alignment. These later Spitfires feature excellent handling, explains Moss technical specialist Ken Martin.
Kurt Appley's 1965 MG Midget with Nissan A15 Four Cylinder Engine
Mechanically the car was identical to its Austin-Healey counterpart, retaining the rear suspension using quarter-elliptic leaf springs and trailing arms from the 'frogeye'. The four-speed manual gearbox now had synchromesh on the two top ratios and was connected to the engine by a cork-faced clutch running in oil. To add your reply, or post your own questions Members Sign In. Rebuilt Nissan A15 four cylinder engine cc displacement, 76mm bore, 82mm stroke. Anyway, a squirt of oil under each cog and some twisting and turning and pulling freed up the spindles and got them moving nicely.
Painted in Old English White, this car has received what could be considered a frame off restoration, Where holes are needed in new panels for screws or rivets, place the old panel on top of the new panels and tap the awl firmly with a hammer to punch the pilot hole at each spot. Remove the door seal trim by unscrewing the chrome finisher plate, drilling out the snap rivet Fig. Again, a substantial number of the cars produced went abroad, particularly to the USA. Consequently, the rear leaf springs had a greater camber than before, and they were softer too being controlled by lever-arm shock absorbers.
Wheel arches are clamped tightly in place before the assembly is welded-up. MG Midget Sprite full tonneau cover Black no headrests. Want to make the car even quicker in the turns? Harris on the Isle of Wight wrote: Watch for wear in the ball joints, crankshaft thrust washers, rear U-joints, and all the bushings for the suspension, steering rack and differential. Overdrive was also offered as an option.