I have just started on a 53 Prefect with 105e brakes, Spitfire 1500 engine etc. You are welcome to exchange of information and ideas when you are ready to get started. I am learning too. Dave
With the 105 brakes can you use the Pop spindles? Also as mentioned by someone else that a triumph engine is better... Can anybody give me the pro's of the Triumph over the Ford crossflow? Is it purely less work to put in?
Another question. Ive read a few threads on this BIVA test thingybob.
From what ive read,upgrading to crossflow with 105 e braking would not lead me down the BIVA test route would it? I assume the chassis wouldnt require 'cutting or modifying' and as a Pop is not a monocoque any cuttibg to the shell is disregarded anyway?
You can fit a Ford engine and box but you must fit it high to avoid needing to cut the chassis ( and straight into BIVA territory ) . This is why the Triumph lump is suggested as it's physically small as is the gearbox . As the Pop is chassied you can cut the floor and bulkhead with no problems, likewise even a roofchop doesn't threaten the identity as it all lies in the chassis.
See this months "Classic and Sportscar" it has a feature on Geoff Cousins period Pop (Bellamy front end etc)
Thanks for clearing that up for me.
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