Will asked in response to Glenn's query...
>I'm not experienced with the Midget side of things that much (no one has
>managed to sell me that ultra-solid pre-67 migdet for an abominably low
>price), but... isn't the '66 engine *better* than the '74? When was the
>switch to the 1500cc s**tfire engine? Why not just change your plans and
>restore a '66?
According to Moss, Spitfidget production started in 10/74, so a '74 Midget
should be a 1275, which is better than the 1098. If it's got 2 SUs, it's a
good engine. If it's a ZS, just restore the older car! The 1275 should be
an easy swap in to the '66, though you will need to pay attention to the
hydraulic clutch cylinders and such. I have a '72 engine in my '65 Sprite,
so I should be able to help some in this respect. I believe most other
running gear parts are equivalent, though the later car probably has a
numerically lower ratio rear end, possibly larger gas tank, and a few other
I'm happy to supply whatever detail I can... sf
Holder of Past Knowledge If you want safe speed--buy safe speed--xx.
Wireless Communications 1951 xxTD, under restoration
Apple Computer, Inc. 1965 Austin-Healey Sprite, daily commuter
(408) 974-7653 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air StWgn, wife's car