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MARTIN AND WALKER TECHNIC 550 SPYDER Specification / Data sheet


Volkswagen aircooled flat four
Porsche aircooled flat four 
Porsche six cylinder 911 engine
1.2 litre up to 3.6 litre


Volkwagen four speed transaxle
Porsche type 914 five speed transaxle
Alfa Romeo five speed transaxle 


Twin three inch tube ladder chassis
transverse bulkheads and cross members
Steel firewall and aluminium floorpan

Front suspension

Double unequal length wishbones with adjustable coilspring damper units

Rear suspension 

De Dion axle located with four trailing arms and a Panhard rod , adjustable coilspring damper units 


Rack and pinion


Front discs and rear drums, dual circuit master cylinder.
Rear disc conversions available

Basic 550 Starter Kit

This kit comprises the following parts :-

GRP bodyshell in white gel finish requiring preparation and painting, with doors,
bonnet, and rear body fitted.
Tubular steel chassis with steel rear bulkhead and pedal box
powdercoated black.
Pre cut aluminium floor
Front wishbones and exchange modifications to your struts.
Rear suspension radius rods and panhard rod .
Rear axle incorporating modified trailing arms on an exchange basis.
Suspension bushes and bolts.

Mechanical Parts Package

What better way to build your Spyder than with all the parts at hand and
ready to fit from the word go. Our mechanical parts package includes all
donor parts either new or fully cleaned, inspected and prepared ready
for use. The contents of this package are listed below.

Complete set of donor vehicle parts comprising :-

Modified front strut assemblies.
Modified rear hub assemblies with stub axles.
Steering column and modified connecting shaft
Pedal assembly, handbrake assembly, gear lever and
shift rod.
Wiper assembly.
Door catches and strikers

New Parts as follows :-

Wheels bearings and oil seals
Front brake discs and calipers
Rear brake drums, backing plates and cylinders
Brake master cylinder
Brake lines, hoses, pads and shoes, fixing springs.
Suspension ball joints and track rod ends.
Driveshafts complete with CV joints and gaiters.
Rear body catches
Wiper arms and blades
Handbrake cables and shortening kit



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