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2fast4u Ron Christian
Aledo, IL, USA   USA
Just bought a 1971 midgit for autocross
Stored 25 yrs in heated shop
55,000 miles on odometer
Wire wheels

Currently big mess

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76lucas Gold Member Josh L
Floyd, VA, USA   USA
Welcome to the fun. Lots of good info and help here. Plenty of racers also. Looks like you got someones failed restoration. Easy to spot problems like that.



If you never try to do it You will never be able to do it

2fast4u Ron Christian
Aledo, IL, USA   USA
Exactly lol , but i got it for a fair price ( i hope ) my goal is resto mod , for autox ,

Im trying to decide between a stock rebuild and turbo , or 1380 kit

I have a new g- pop 1446 turbo sitting in the garage , nice and small , all blueprinted with turbo smart actuator



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2fast4u Ron Christian
Aledo, IL, USA   USA
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CtMGDude John R
New Fairfield, Ct, USA   USA
Well, heck, you're ready to go!! winking smiley

CRH Charley H
Prospect, Kentucky, USA   USA
Ron,

I suggest that you get the rule book for the autocross group you intend to run with, and use that to decide what build modifications you want to do based on what class it will put you in. Here is a photo of a D-Street Prepared (DSP)

Charley


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2fast4u Ron Christian
Aledo, IL, USA   USA
Thank you , i should have included more info

I raced karts for 20 yrs

Ive autox raced for four years , im now
at the point where i just want to have fun ,

Not worried about the class , im 60 , i just want to have fun in the car

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CtMGDude John R
New Fairfield, Ct, USA   USA
I'll be 60 in a few months. I plan to have my midget finished now that I've finally collected all the body parts. At least the engine is done. winking smiley

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VintageBob Platinum Member Bob Crow
Alvin, TX, USA   USA
Hi Ron. I bet a lot of long term storage crud will clean off your Midget with a couple hours of pressure washing.

I think Charley's suggestion to understand the rules was a good one, but you gotta do it your way. It looks like he was assuming autocrossing with some SCCA club since he mentioned DSP class.

What club have you been autocrossing with in IL??

Best of luck with your build up.

VintageBob.
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2fast4u Ron Christian
Aledo, IL, USA   USA
This is exactly what i had asked for , I want to apologise to charlie , my response wasnt thought out well and i didnt pay enough attention to his post

Thank you sir

In reply to # 3572265 by CRH Ron,

I suggest that you get the rule book for the autocross group you intend to run with, and use that to decide what build modifications you want to do based on what class it will put you in. Here is a photo of a D-Street Prepared (DSP)

Charley

CRH Charley H
Prospect, Kentucky, USA   USA
That's okay, Ron, and I got your PM. I have no problem with you building any way you want, but I do think it is worth looking to see how your build classes you. If you get it wrong, you may not have anyone in the class to run against, or you might be outclassed. If that doesn't bother you, don't worry about it. At the time I built mine, SCCA Street Prepared was the only class where a Spridget was competitive.

Charley

75RD350 Kent Q
Sacramento, CA, USA   USA
Haven't attended an autox in many moons but the SCCA's Heritage Classic class sounds like fun if you want to build within regs. The last time I attended an event was with my 85 CRX running in CSP and Spridgets were still the car to have in DP! I totally understand the just to have fun thinking though. Enjoy and look forward to the build! https://www.scca.com/articles/2004094-2016-scca-heritage-classic-rules



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2fast4u Ron Christian
Aledo, IL, USA   USA
Thank you again

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