John's Spitfire, with a Mazda 13B Rotary Engine

John's Spitfire, with a Mazda 13B Rotary Engine

(as recorded by Dan Masters)

An update from John

Attached are some updated photes. The car was finished last summer, and I've driven it from Canada to LA, and up-n-down from Lake Tahoe. It's running great. Plenty of power when needed, and I can go about 260 miles on a tank of gas. I finished the hardtop in time for winter, and it was certainly handy to have.

It's been to a few car shows, and took second place twice. Not bad for a car which wasn't supposed to be a show vehicle. The only items left are minor details like installing a radio, working on a minor flatspot near 3000rpm, and making a nice way to store jack and tools in the trunk.

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