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Lucky@LeMans 8th May 2021 08:34

Formosa Donor
 
This Calvy Mitchell is on ebay at the moment. Narrow track MG running gear, fitted with a 2.0 Fiat twin cam, correctly registered and with an mot. It would make a great donor for a 120GR .
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233989374...cAAOSwQkNgXy~4

Mitchelkitman 8th May 2021 16:10

Crikey, with the claimed 20 litre engine that should go fast! Mine only has a 1.8 Litre MGB lump.
Would be a shame to remove a very good body though - much better to replace rusty steel with GRP. That's one aspect of using a Reliant SE as a donor, it seems wrong to bin the body - not sure it's a problem with using a SS1 though :biggrin:

Lucky@LeMans 8th May 2021 22:59

The Fiat twin cam engines were pretty good compared other offerings at the time. I owned a Fiat 132 back in the 80's, that was rusty wreck but the engine was great ! Getting rare now but parts are still available. The Mitchell was never that popular, this one looks a bit stylistically challenged with that roll bar and tall bucket seats ! The wheels don't do it any justice either ! Much better to rebody it into something more interesting .

redratbike 9th May 2021 13:28

from the windscreen forward it looks great

from there back it’s bloody ugly or stylistically challenged :-)

Lucky@LeMans 9th May 2021 16:47

Would be a good buy if it goes for under 3k.

Mitchelkitman 9th May 2021 18:01

That particular Mitchel is one of the later ones when the late John Jones owned the company. Tyler Industrial Moulding continued the Mitchel production but ceased after a short while. Where the mould resides is (I believe) unknown along with several other projects including a Sunbeam Tiger replica.

Lucky@LeMans 10th May 2021 21:57

Ended at 2700 which is a bit of a bargain !

redratbike 11th May 2021 11:21

lot of donor car for the money right there

i saw a cheapest marlin as well running mgb engine and box

no idea if they can be used ?

Lucky@LeMans 11th May 2021 11:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by redratbike (Post 106384)
lot of donor car for the money right there

i saw a cheapest marlin as well running mgb engine and box

no idea if they can be used ?

The MGB track is quite narrow so should work ok. Gary has got several options with the bodies so I'm pretty sure it would be a potential donor.


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