My car has an uncertain past, and seems to have originally assembled
by a shed building Meccano fanatic! She runs a 1600 x-flow engine,
four speed box and Ford running gear. One of the first jobs I did
was to start stripping and rebuilding the car, replacing the numerous
coach bolts (complete with square flat nuts) with proper fasteners.
Once I was satisfied that she wouldn't shake herself apart, I sorted
out niggly things, like the gear shift, added a spare wheel, dumped
the Slot Mag alloys for real Minilites, changed the diff for one
that didn't run out of revs in top at 65 mph and sorted the tatty
work includes better seats, possible conversion to cycle wings,
dumping the lovely (??) Cortina front suspension and fitting a nicer
The cars looks, the fun factor, the performance, the noise, the
head turning effect she has (even with me in her!).
The lack of side crumple zones, small petrol tank, the handling
when going backwards and the fact every teenage male in a 1.3 Nova
wants to give it a go
Actually... maybe that last one should go under 'likes' when they
disappear in the rear view mirror!