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Created by David West
Featured in the inaugural edition of Spitfire & GT6 Magazine
modification of the frame
Frame Design
redesigned motor mounts
Motor Mounts
installing the 383 cid engine
Chevy 383 V-8
Installation
Installation of Tremec 5-speed
Tremec 3550
Installation
adapting of the Miata seats
Miata Seat Installation
front suspension upgrade
Front Suspension
Upgrade
rear suspension upgrade
Rear Suspension
Upgrade

The stock rear differential and suspension was replaced with a 1964 Corvette independent rear suspension. The stock manual shift differential gear ratio has has been replaced with 3.08:1 gears. The stock Vette half-shafts have been replaced by modified ones that are 3 inches in diameter and have been shortened by 3 inches to fit the suspension track to the Spitfire. Custom adjustable, strut rods, and offset trailing arms from Vette Brakes & Products, St. Petersburg, Fl, replaced the originals. The original 11 inch Corvette rear drum brakes were retained. In Feb, 2012, the rear suspension was rebuilt and upgraded. See the 'Rear Suspension Project' . In the Fall of 2015, the drum brakes were replaced with disc brakes.