[Spridgets] Automatic transmission
tncarnut1 at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 1 19:22:56 MDT 2010
Yes I'm sure the car will need a lot, but the person she was talking to about
doing the work is very capable and knowledgeable of these cars. As for wanting
originality - I didn't get that at all from her. She just wants to be able to
drive her car again and is uncomfortable about the manual tranny. I suggested
B1800 engine and tranny or maybe a Pinto drivetrain a couple of days ago.
is already one person in the club with a Volvo drivetrain in his TD
groan, this was a swap done to his car many years ago and was
popular one in years past).
I also agree that finding an
already matched engine and tranny would be far
easier than a bunch of
fabrication. But this has certainly turned into an
interesting discussion of
what if's and what could be's.
Guy R Day <grday at btinternet.com>; David Booker <tncarnut1 at yahoo.com>
Spridget Chat Group <spridgets at autox.team.net>
Sent: Wed, September 1, 2010
Subject: RE: [Spridgets] Automatic transmission
Agreed, and if the
car needs the make over anyway then just find a good, non
combination that fits the easiest.
spridgets-bounces at autox.team.net
[mailto:spridgets-bounces at autox.team.net] On
Behalf Of Guy R Day
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 5:15 PM
Cc: Spridget Chat Group
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Automatic transmission
This woman is very ill advised. She wants an auto but wants originality.
can't have both.
If she has the desire and money the car needs taking to a
shop and fully
re-building. After 25 years standing it will need it. If she
money, let her dream on, from the sounds of it you'll waste time
get her to sell.
It's generating a nice discussion about auto
Guy R Day
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 4:09 PM
Subject: Re: [Spridgets]
> "Do you think the mechanic can talk her into
leaving her car alone and
> build a
> replica using more modern parts?"
Steve, Nope - a fake one would not cut
> I spoke with her a while on
Sunday afternoon too. She came to our MG
> invitational show at the
Vanderbilt museum. The car was a gift from
> her parents
> for her 16th
birthday. She is very attached to it and wants to
> drive it again,
> but has
not driven anything with a clutch in over 25 years
> (the car is
complete has been stored in a garage for at least that
> long). The car
need a thorough going through in addition to the
> There were
some very nice TD's at the show and she really wants
> to drive her car
agian - she's just afraid of stopping and starting on the
> hills of Long
> North Shore. She seems to be a very nice lady, and I
> got the
> she represents some of the old money that still
in that area.
> David Booker
> Long Island (south shore)
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