Chassis and running gear
A new chassis was found.......and it had already been rebuilt
It was great to find a rebuilt chassis. It saved so much time and effort
All new parts had been fitted by the previous owner
I have just added just more original items..like the alloy steering rack mounts
Close up of the rear axle set up
This is were I have made a slight detraction from the original specification. Fitting a swing spring from a 1500 spitfire will give better road handling and the 4:11 diff will help out on the longer journey's. I do intend to use the car and its not just for show
Engine finally in place
I found an original twin carb exhaust manifold. It scrubbed up well.
I am still deciding whether to fit an original steel exhaust system or a later stainless system from a 1200 herald.
Its not the original engine, its another 948 high compression engine from a coupe
The original is awaiting a full rebuild when I get time
All alloy gearbox should save some weight
Its not correct for this car as they were only fitted to the very early 59' heralds. Looks great though !!
New 1 1/8" S U carbs (nearly)
Original air intake box cleaned up well
Carbs were fully rebuilt by Andrew Turner
Apparently they are the same spec as Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite carbs
Gold parts are the same ones that are gold on the original engine
Twin bladed fans were only fitted on twin carb engined heralds. On the earlier cars even the engine blocks were painted gold