John Macartney wrote about the late model Spit that returned to England and was
an utter disappointment to ride in and drive due to it's poor performance.
When I first got my car, it too was fairly sluggish in that department. By
removing the emissions stuff (air pump, cat, manifold, etc.) and adding a
header and Weber DGV carb, I realized a noticeable improvement. It still
wasn't going to win any drag races, but it certainly was more fun to drive.
But John also talks about this car being a CA car. Judging only by the
plumbing diagrams in my Bentley manual, I wouldn't be at all surprised by the
car being so slow - the plumbing on the CA cars looks to be a veritable
nightmare, and can't possibly be contributing to *improved* performance!
As John mentioned, to be a decent driver, the car simply needs work. No
question in my mind about that.
'78 Spit 1500
Ruther Glen, VA
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