I MOD­DED MINE

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - LIVING WITH CLASSICS - GARY DUNN

Gary owns a 300E (the van ver­sion of the 100E). He says: ‘I’ve fit­ted a whole range of Aqua­plane parts in­clud­ing the cylin­der head, ex­haust man­i­fold and twin carbs. These have made the car no­tice­ably faster and it means I don’t hold up other traf­fic. The four-speed gear­box makes the big­gest dif­fer­ence though, with its well-spaced ra­tios. The stan­dard three-speed trans­mis­sion has a huge gap be­tween sec­ond and top. The Aqua­plane kit sets off the en­gine bay but some of it doesn’t just bolt on – mod­i­fi­ca­tions are of­ten re­quired to make ev­ery­thing fit, which puts off a few own­ers.’

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