Thanks for all the responses to my questions. Dan even sent me some
great photos of a period SB Chevy install in a Bugeye. The mods look
After giving the subject more consideration, I've decided the car is a
period modification and deserves to be preserved as one.
(Plus the fact that I really think the car would be unsafe were I to try
to add a third pedal in the cramped footwell. Anyway, there are better
ways to make a fast Sprite!)
So, I'll restore the car complete with the existing Dynaflow (I was
corrected that it's not a PG).
The bonnet I described appears to be a third party repro of the Sebring/
Speedwell variety. I'll probably restore both it and the stock piece
and make them interchangeable.
Since the engine is incomplete, I think I'd prefer to find a complete
running example. I'd like a 4bbl Buick model, but would consider
anything. Close and cheap rank pretty highly as well! ;-)
Again, thanks for the advice and I'll post photos on a web page when I
Lake Mills, WI
.... also looking for a cheap working smoothcase gearbox... NJ's just
too far, Frank! ;-)