The start of a new project.
Last May I went to Alun's Sprint Mecca in Stourbridge and looked at a Sprint (in fact there were several but I was there to look at one in particular
and agreed to buy it.
Since it was not ready for transportation (blocked in by other cars) and I was in no hurry anyway, a September handover was agreed.....
This it about to leave Stourbridge in the West Midlands at 9am one morning and........
(In case anyone is wondering, the wheels are from an MGF and these fill the arches better than Sprint alloys!)
here it is some 12 hours later in its new home in Wick in the far north of Scotland.
It is a 1980 registered car but was built in 1979.
The plan is to repair it over the next year or two.
Yes, as the heading suggests, the intention is to go EFI.
I have a type 9 gearbox too. In fact I have gathered a fair lot of parts over the summer.
It was standing for a decade outside and has suffered water ingress causing a fair lot of damage.
Front floor pans, chassis rails and sills all need doing.
To be fair this is a car that the majority of you on here will say is beyond repair but this work doesn't phase me.
Some people organise things so that a thread such as this flows from start to finish.
This won't be the case here!
Whilst I will work methodically through the repairs, I will do two or three unrelated things at once
which I am afraid will make this thread rather disjoined I suspect.