How difficult can it be to replace that abysmal tugboat anchor with something acceptable?
Not at all bad if you are any good at electricity transport.
Been giving this some thought. Nowt wrong with the Diesel motor - but a pez v8 would be rock.
Trouble is, Rover v8s seem to be expensive for anything any good. Also I'd need to put back a lot of electronic wizardry. "No problem" I thought - how about a crate 350 Chevy and make a sort of Overfinch - but then I realised that due to the age it is it probably needs the Cats in the exhausts and I dunno how easy that is to do. Also I have serious doubts that the various transmission bits could cope with the power - and then it all starts to look expensive. I'd love to put it back to entirely factory spec but I fear the time/budget won't allow.
It's a lot of fun to drive though and I will soon use up my 5k miles allowance on the classic policy (ftps permitting of course) - so far only the fan belt has dropped off and since that was outside my Ma's and I could easily fetch another car I don't really count it.