5 ways to make it bet­ter

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

1 ADD AN ALTER­NATOR

All of th­ese West­min­sters came with a dy­namo, but it’s easy to swap to an alter­nator in­stead. An ar­ray of Lu­cas units will fit.

2 SWAP THE EN­GINE

You could fit a later (2.9-litre) C-series en­gine but th­ese aren’t as durable as the 2.6-litre units (and the 2.6 is pow­er­ful enough).

3 UP­GRADE ITS DIFF

For more re­laxed cruis­ing you can fit a back axle from a Big ‘Healey or an A110 West­min­ster, both of which have a high ra­tio. Talk to the club for point­ers to spe­cial­ists and an idea of cost.

4 ADD OVER­DRIVE

Over­drive was op­tional on the A95 and A105. It’s worth hav­ing; you can fit a unit from a Fa­rina West­min­ster or Big ‘Healey.

5 UP­RATE ITS BRAKES

The all-drum brakes work okay, but swap­ping to a front­disc sys­tem from a Big ‘Healey or Fa­rina West­min­ster is worth­while.

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