Chevy V8 Engine: 1974 Triumph Spitfire

This next car comes from tipper Rock On who writes: This has to have one hell of a power to weight ratio!!!  Yeah, it also comes with a giant hole in the hood, which is good or bad depending on your particular feeling about hood “speed” holes.  Find this 1974 Triumph Spitfire offered for $11,900 in La Jolla, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

 1974 Spitfire with Chevy 350 small block engine, 350 turbo transmission, and 9 inch Ford rear end!

70,000 miles on body, low miles on engine

Around 1970 or so 010 casting # 350 with a t-350 automatic with a 9 inch rear end “spooled”. It has coil over 4-point rear link. 4 wheel disk brakes. The entire back half of the car has a frame welded in to handle the torque of the engine. New headers and new water pump.

Interior is in decent condition. It does not have a top. It needs a wiper motor. There is a small oil leak off the rear engine seal.

Car starts and runs great. However, it is running rich. Currently has a Demon race carbonator on it. I will include a Demon street carb which likely needs to be re-jetted.

See a better way to drive a V8?