You should really consider a 4.55:1 differential with the 948! It will take
you a decade to get to 60 mph with a 3.9. Back markers are often a hazard
on a race track.
----- Original Message -----
From "Glen Byrns" <grbyrns at ucdavis.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 1:32 PM
Subject: racing Austin A35 link
> If you want to see the car whose guts were used to create the original
> Sprite, check out this one at the Goodwood Revival last year.
> This is the clip that inspired me to completely rebuild the A35 into a
> racer. Should take the rest of the year, but looks like it will be a ton
> fun when its done.
> Plans include a hot 948 w/ribcase/3.9 diff, oil cooler, sway bar, front
> headers/glasspack, and of course, a rear mounted Jaguar deflector. (see
> video above)
> It'll probably never beat a single car, but they'll still have to let me
> in to
> play with them. There also won't be much pressure to beat the world when
> you're driving a funny looking little bugger like this. The pressure will
> on everyone else not to get beaten by this English VW.