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    Small with a big bite!!

     



    Ok, some of you hot rodders may wonder what the interest in these little cars comes from.....Well, I have owned mine for 13+ years and sold it once for a period of a couple years during that time. I hated myself for it, and that's why I have it back! Anyway, us crazy people wanted a place to post from time to time, so be nice.

    Here's my little ride..



    Now, I would like to introduce Paul vander Heyden who has gone so far beyond the typical owner/racer, that you'd be amazed! Check out his site. If you ever have a chance to drive one of these suckers, don't do it unless you want to buy one, because you'll be hooked after one ride! Here's Paul's car.

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    You sure you didn't paint your Cobra

     



    Brent,
    That car is the spittin' image of your Cobra. Nice car. I ran across a 1953 Citron the other day...what a nice street rod it could be. Whats in your Abarth.

    Larry Harris

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    Larry, mine (the top photo) has a peppy little 903 cc engine. Guestimate is about 70hp. The car is pretty heavy (by comparison to Paul's car) with steel wheels & glass all around and my big butt squeezed in there.

    Pauls car is putting out over 100hp with less than 1050cc's. He races his often, and not even sure he takes it on the street. You can see is engineering skills on his site by clicking on the picture in the top right of the page. Very impressive.

    These cars are a blast to drive, which I am sure is one of the reasons Paul has spent so much time and money on his projects. Mine has been pieced together over the years, and I promised myself I would never give her up again.
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    Great car

     



    Your car looks great. Did you beef up the suspension? The 903cc engine is good (I have an 850 Spider), but I need to build someting more reliable for regular driving (got tired of having to constantly overhaul the Weber, adjust the timing, replace the starter, etc., plus I blew it up and found pieces of my timing chain in the oil pan). Do you have any suggestions for upgrading a 1968 850 Spider's engine and transaxle?

    Thanks,

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    Small but sure fast and cool !

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