The spitfidget started in late 74 and continued until they quit in about 80.
It gets a bad rap, but they are pretty good cars for dependability. A bunch of
torque is manufactured by that little engine. If you can get a 76 with the
high compression that makes some RPMs, you can easily squeeze 100hp out of it
with minor tuning. The 1500 is a stroker version of the 1300 and the 1300 was
an excellent engine.
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From: "CosmicMag1380" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Spridgets" <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 2:22:56 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Midget on eBay
On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 6:21 PM, Steven Michelsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
RB midgets all got them, 75-79. B Of course this one is sans-RB.
Is this the Triumph 1500 engine? B When did they begin to put Triumph
engines in the Midgets?
Actually, there were a few late 1974 cars that had the RBs and 1275...
Not very many though!
1967 Sprite - following in the 73's footsteps to the boneyard...
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