DavE DEaKin

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Living With Classics -

Dave bought his Chevette sa­loon five years ago as a project with a view to recom­mis­sion­ing it. But a per­sis­tent mis­fire led to him fit­ting a Mazda MX-5 en­gine in­stead. He ex­plains: ‘It’s now got an in­jected 1.6-litre twin-cam with as­so­ci­ated gear­box. Fit­ting a Manta A axle means that there are drum brakes at the back but Calibra Turbo discs up front, worked via a Suzuki Swift master cylin­der. There’s an MG ZR ra­di­a­tor, be­spoke ECU and hy­draulic clutch ac­tu­a­tion, and I’ve fit­ted Bil­stein dampers and TJ Mo­tor­sport

springs all round.‘

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