has about 4000 miles on her currrent engine,
which I rebuilt myself on the kitchen table.
Yes, I was single
at the time.
To date, the
engine leaks nothing! Obviously, I did something
I have a Datsun 5
speed, but it seemed foolish to pull a brand new
ribcase, so the 5 speed is still in the Datsun. I
might yet do the conversion someday, or may sell
the Datsun as is.
I think my next
project will be figuring out where the brake
fluid is going so I can stop without the e-brake.
has been stuck at 80,000 since 1976, so I have no
way to accurately judge her true mileage, but she
was my daily driver for over 10 years, so she
must have well over 200,000. She has always been
an extremely dependable, as well as fun car to
drive. I have autocrossed, rallied, toured, and
generally abused her, and the harder she is
driven the better she runs. She is surprisingly
quick for a nearly stock Spridget. I have taken
her around the road course at PIR within less
than a second of the course record for her class.
Not bad for a fat
old lady, huh? Embarrased the heck out of a
DeLorean driver that thought MGs didn't go that