5 WAYS TO MAKE IT BET­TER

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

1 UP­GRADE THE DIFF

Most P4s have a 4.3:1 or 4.7:1 rear axle ra­tio, but the 95 got a 3.9:1 ra­tio, which can be fit­ted to any P4 for more re­laxed cruis­ing.

2 SWAP THE BRAKES

You can swap an early P4’s front drums for the later disc set-up, but do so and you’ll also have to swap the sus­pen­sion.

3 GIVE IT OVER­DRIVE

It’s pos­si­ble to swap a nonover­drive gear­box – com­plete with prop­shaft – for one fit­ted with over­drive, but the trick is track­ing a good one down.

4 SHARPEN THINGS UP

P4s han­dle rather pon­der­ously, but you can sharpen things up sig­nif­i­cantly by fit­ting a heavy-duty front anti-roll bar.

5 FIT AN ALTERNATOR

All P4s came fac­tory fit­ted with a dy­namo, but you can swap to a more ef­fi­cient pos­i­tive or neg­a­tive earth alternator, and some even re­tain the looks of a pe­riod dy­namo if you pre­fer.

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