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PostPosted: January 29, 2017, 2:34 pm 
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The Wharton started life in March 2010 as a 1967 Austin Healey Mark IV Sprite. The Sprite came to me with an '85 Mazda 13B "old-school" rotary, a 5-speed manual and an Arkley SS body. The car is titled as that Mark IV, thus the collector tag. The WhartonRoadster.com frame was custom built to carry the 13B motor and transmission riding on the front spindles and independent rear end from a '97 Jag sprung by Aldan Eagle coil-overs.

In November 2014 we pulled the drive train and rear suspension. The engine was completely rebuilt, street ported and fitted with a Holley 650 cfm double-pumper. We replaced the Jag rear suspension with a 2004 Miata suspension and a 4.11 Torsen Differential from an RX-7. These mods lightened the car to just over 1600 pounds and upped the power to over 200 HP. The entire build is documented in pictures and with receipts.

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PostPosted: January 29, 2017, 4:25 pm 
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Location: Cornholio OR "Where the magic happens"
Buy it now price is $20,500 located in Port Orange, Florida.

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PostPosted: January 29, 2017, 6:11 pm 
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Might want to take a look at the front lower control arms before you sell it. They look bent. It's a relatively common problem with that design.

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PostPosted: January 30, 2017, 2:06 am 
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Andy Bro wrote:
Might want to take a look at the front lower control arms before you sell it. They look bent. It's a relatively common problem with that design.

Sorry to be that guy.
-Andy

I'm with Andy on the control arms. My first set were a very similar design, and one of them broke.
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PostPosted: October 21, 2019, 10:21 pm 
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Hi folks. I just wanted say - I just bought this car a couple of weeks ago. It's a real shot in the arm... having a great time so far!


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PostPosted: October 22, 2019, 9:55 am 
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Hi folks! I'm new here - just wanted to introduce myself, and let you know, I just bought this car. It's a wild ride!

(front control arms are fine so far - they are reinforced from the bottom)


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