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CREATIVE SPRIDGETS is an interactive design workshop for performance and reliability modifications requiring ordinary shop tools, commonly available auto parts, and where necessary, CNC-machined core components. Our goal is to provide Spridget owners with the least-expensive route to desirable upgrades.
We provide shop-tested, on-line instructions for each project with photos and videos. However, if you can improve on any aspect of an installation, please contact us and we will post your comments and photos or videos of your refinements. Many have already done so.
We particularly appreciate learning about cheaper sources for a project's parts list to maximize savings for Spridget owners.
REAR DISC BRAKES
Inexpensive (1/3 the cost of packaged kits)
Quicker stops & fade-resistant brakes
Retains stock parking brake actuation
Simple to install & completely reversible
Zero adjustments & easy pad replacement
Widely available parts
'NO TUNE' ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION
Instant cold starts
Improved throttle response at any altitude
Widely available, inexpensive GM and Hitachi parts
DIY 'blow-through' SUPERCHARGER conversion
Inexpensive (40 to 60% the cost of packaged kits)
40% to 50% increase in horsepower (at flywheel)
Compatible with fuel injection (shown) or SU HIF44 carburetor
Optional intercooler, unavailable w/existing 'draw through' kits
Straightforward installation w/minimal fabrication
Uses widely available Mercedes/Eaton M45 supercharger from 1999-2004 Mercedes Benz SLK230, and 1999-2000 Mercedes Benz C230 (without electronic clutch).
DOWN THE ROAD
rut's $20 short-throw shifter for datsun 5-speed
Widely available materials cost around $20
Can be made using a bench top drill press, hand drill with sanding disc, circular saw, and a handful of taps to cut threads
Produces shorter throw for quick shifting