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bbennett
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Upgrades?

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I was browsing bugeyeguy.com site and stumbled across a couple interesting items. One was a pricey kit to install a Ford 5 speed box into a Bugeyeguy (Frogeye). The other was a GenerNator which is an alternator in a stock looking generator case. Any experience or comments about these products?
Also I've seen photos of MM pickups with wire wheels. They look really neat but how practical is the conversion. Anyone out there done it or seen one first hand?
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I can certainly vouch for the "Dynomater" as it is marketed over here, as I have one on my van. Operates perfectly as an Alternator whilst appearing to be a Dynamo.
Did look at the Ford Sierra 'box(as I live close to Frontline Developments who deal with these) but in my opinion are far too heavy for a minor and instead have gone for a Midget 3.9 diff instead--cheaper too!
Wire Wheels...WHY? Easy to source with Midget bits, but have enough of a job to keep the rest of the van clean without these, which I used to have on an MGB.
John

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Why? Just because they do really look neat on a pickup, probably not so much on a van. The pictures I've seen didn't look like 13" Spridget wheels, normal 14" or maybe even 15s. I had chrome wires on my '69 MGBGT, they were the best looking part of the car. Wires just seem right on vintage British vehicles even if they are impractical.
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Sorry if I sounded "judgemental" just pointing out that they are a pain to keep looking respectable.
I'll stick with my wider steel rims which are easy to keep clean.
John

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