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    Reading Mel's recent thread and seeing wildcat's awesome 67 Mustang got me wondering how many other TW200 forum members also own an antique car.

    Here is my 79 Triumph Spitfire. With 57 blazing horsepower it isn't exactly fast but it is a blast to drive on twisty country roads with the top down. She handles like it's on rails and doesn't break the bank giving almost 40mpg.



    Lets see some pictures of your other rides.
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    40 mpg sure beats my 18 to 20mpg ,10 with my foot in it.my cousin has 2 gt6's in restoration stages .sure would like to put a small block in one of them fun fun fun zoom zoom.

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    If the engine ever goes boom in the Spitfire I think a V-6 would be the way to go.The car only weighs 1800lbs. In the meantime slow and easy works for me......just like the T-Dub.
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    I'm sort of making my own classic. I've had a Defender 90 I bought new for twenty years now. I plan on keeping it forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubster View Post
    If the engine ever goes boom in the Spitfire I think a V-6 would be the way to go.The car only weighs 1800lbs. In the meantime slow and easy works for me......just like the T-Dub.
    i know where you can get an alum.block buick v8 small block for a real good price.the brits used them in a few of ther cars.it dosn't weigh any more than your 4 cyl .that would wake your car up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borneo View Post
    I'm sort of making my own classic. I've had a Defender 90 I bought new for twenty years now. I plan on keeping it forever.
    The Defender 90 has always been one of my favorites. Definetly a serious machine. Big thumbs up from me!

    I have a 68 Falcon Sports Coupe that is a work in progress.

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    I just sold my MG Midget within the past 2 weeks. It was a beautiful little car but horribly unreliable. I had it for over 10 years.
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    well now I don't have a classic car but does a 54 year old truck count?2012-08-23 18.57.35.jpg its a gas sucking pig but lots of hp and a blast to drive.
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    I loved my Triumph Spitfire but now I'm involved with this piece of crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    i know where you can get an alum.block buick v8 small block for a real good price.the brits used them in a few of ther cars.it dosn't weigh any more than your 4 cyl .that would wake your car up.
    The tooling for the aluminum V8 was sold to British Leyland and the engines may still be in current production as they were used in Range Rovers for years. There's a ton of aftermarket parts available, and it is possible to get a relatively dependable 325-330 net out of a 317 pound engine. I had one in a 12 foot v-bottom Glen-L boat named Stink that was supposed to have a Chevy 4-banger. Lots of people wanted a boat that would go like Stink. Few did. Had many fun hours playing mini ocean racer on Biscayne Bay.

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