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  1. In order to do a conversion, you would need to fabricate the steel frame for both the seat bottoms and top. The horseshoe shaped filler panels are made out of a material similar to Styrofoam. You could likely achieve the same result with upholstery foam. 

    As far as upholstery goes, the seat backs are 3 piece instead of the single piece. When I get home in  couple of weeks, I will post pictures of the later seat back upholstery.

  2. Seems typical of British sports cars. In the 70s, my daily driver was a 58 MGA. Had to work on it all weekend to get to work the rest of the week. My roommate had a GT6. Similar deal. Later, My 1st wife bought a 74 Spitfire. When we got rid of it 15 years later, it only had 40,000 miles on it. Every time it broke, I let it sit until I got around to fixing it. All were fun to drive when running however.

  3. If you have the stock air cleaner, the engine gets air via the gap between the base plate and cover. That air goes through the filter into the carb. The air hose from the oil pan is the part of the PCV system that scavenges crankcase gasses. This is very similar to  PCV systems on other makes and years. The other part of the PCV system is a much smaller hose that connects to a valve at the base of the carb. All very well engineered. Adding additional fresh air to the system does no harm as the engine will only use as much as it needs.

  4. I had a similar issue once when I purchased a new clutch disk and pressure plate. I had the old disk  relined and the pressure plate rebuilt. That took care of the problem. I believe the facing material was too thick and/or the pressure on the plate was too high. If you look in the parts manual, you can see which pressure plate assemblies match up with which disks.

    There was also a service bulletin about a replacement rod that did not flex as bad.  

  5. The air comes in from the vent(s) at the top of the cowl. At each side vent, there is a door that is controlled by the cable. Check to be sure the doors are opening and closing correctly. 

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