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by mgdavid
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Free!
Topic: 2 cars free, if you can take them away
Replies: 13
Views: 586

Re: 2 cars free, if you can take them away

"...need to be removed over a 4ft garden wall" - shades of the Field Gun competition in the old Royal Tournament !
by mgdavid
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275 Block, Ebay wrongly listed
Replies: 5
Views: 506

Re: 1275 Block, Ebay wrongly listed

the bore spacing seems different from Spridget 1098 or 1275 blocks, being somewhere between the two. Pity he didn't put a pic of the casting number which would have made ident simple !
by mgdavid
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1275 engine, 5 speed gearbox, & propshaft
Replies: 23
Views: 3193

Re: 1275 engine, 5 speed gearbox, & propshaft

Toyota gearbox to A series engine for Midgets & Sprites was a recognised conversion a couple of decades ago, not a bodge.
Special bellhousings were made to facilitate mating them together.
Dellow in Australia was one manufacturer, possibly Frontline over here too.
Phil can no doubt add more detail!
by mgdavid
Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: engine upgrade.
Replies: 27
Views: 4268

Re: engine upgrade.

frm JLH:-
"We no longer offer this modification, but do have a limited number of the conversion kits left in stock."

now why would they drop it - is there an inherent problem, or maybe parts shortage?