I love the gear selector on this. It’d be great if you could incorporate it in to the finished car if the engine and gearbox end up going.
What is the performance like with the standard engine and gearbox? There’s not much point putting loads of time and effort into them if they’re disappointing even when in fine fettle.
Is the rear axle a bought-in proprietary item like a Dana, or is it an A-S factory built one?
Yes i agree about the gear selector .
the stock car , with twin dinky 1"and a bit carbs puts out 150 bhp at 5k rpm , car weighs around 1.55 ton . 0-60 is 13 ish ,and top speed 100.4 apparently ...so for its day ,and size , pretty blimmen fast .
engine is 7:1 cr , pk torque is around 2400 i think , so what they have done is put in a 190 @ .050" odd degree cam , small carbs for bottom end response , then a pretty free flowing head so it revs to 5k pk power .
i think what appeals to me would be check valve to piston clearance , then skim the head as much as possible .port the head ,exhaust manifold .design and make a twin 1.75" su inlet . maybe a cam reprofile with around 210 ,and break 200 bhp ...alternatively , run an old eaton m90 i have here .
time will tell !
rear axle i have no idea .
i now find out by the way , the car has twin leading shoe 12" drums on it , apparently off a truck , and is as good on the drums ,as it pretty much was on the later stat sapphire discs ...woof.