5 WAYS TO MAKE IT BET­TER

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

TUN­ING UP 1

Be­cause these cars use the same en­gine as the Mini, any­thing you can do to pep up a Mini you can also do to an ADO16. That means a wealth of op­tions such as bet­ter cylin­der heads from later cars.

SOURCE AN EX­HAUST 2

Fit­ting a stain­less steel ex­haust is an ob­vi­ous up­grade, but it’s best to opt for a GT twin-box sys­tem.

UPRATE THE 3

CAR­BU­RET­TOR

Most of these cars came fac­to­ry­fit­ted with a sin­gle car­bu­ret­tor but fit­ting twin SUs will im­prove both power and econ­omy. Nee­dle changes can also pay div­i­dends.

GREEN SCREEN 4

It’s well worth swap­ping the orig­i­nal tough­ened wind­screen for a lam­i­nated item on safety grounds, but it’s costly – ex­pect to pay around £475 for one.

TRIM TIME 5

Some own­ers of Austin and Mor­ris mod­els fit the posher trim from the Van­den Plas or GT – the trick is in sourc­ing the parts in the first place.

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