Part 8 - Custom Front Suspension - 1969 Austin Healey Sprite EV Conversion
Tube shocks and new upper A-arm should give me more stability and
flexibility. Plus, $18 tube shocks are a lot better than replacing $150
lever shocks. Visit http://evsprite.com for full project details.
It's good to be back in action after a long hiatus. Special thanks to
brother Brian for helping jumpstart the project again.
The Loudest Bugeye Sprite in Vintage Racing?
Video from three races of my poor little 1959 Sprite that was wrongfully
accused of being "too loud" and cost me a 1st place finish at Blackhawk
Farms Raceway with the VSCDA. Take a listen and you be the judge. Warning:
I have been told this little 1275cc car is capable of deafening mere
Sprite and Midget Engine Identification
In this video we identify the various A-Series engines found in the Austin
Healey Sprite and MG Midgets through 1974. Below is listing of the various
Engine ID Prefixes and other associated information.
Factory Engine ID Prefixes:
9C - Austin Healey Sprite Mk I (Bugeye/Frogeye), 1958-1961, 948CC -
9CG - Austin Healey Sprite Mk II/MG Midget Mk I, 1961-1962, 948CC -
10CG - Austin Healey Sprite Mk II/MG Midget Mk I, 1962-1964, 1098CC -
MOWOG/"Engine" Green (1.75" Crankshaft main journal size)
10CC - Austin Healey Sprite Mk III/MG Midget Mk II, 1964-1966, 1098CC -
MOWOG/"Engine" Green (2.00" Crankshaft main journal size)
12CC - Austin Healey Sprite Mk IV/MG Midget Mk III, 1967, 1275CC -
MOWOG/"Engine" Green/possibly also the Light Green hammer finish (all "Thin
12CD/12CE (home market)/12CJ - Austin Healey Sprite Mk IV/MG Midget Mk III,
1968-1971, 1275CC - Light Green hammer finish - All emission
controlled/evaporative loss engines (except 12CE)
12V - MG Midget Mk III, 1971-1974, 1275CC - Black
Got a question about your engine? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sprite and Midget Light Green Metallic Engine Paint:
Sprite and Midget MOWOG Green Engine Paint:
If you've got a Classic Mini Cooper, here's a very comprehensive list of
engine ID's from Mini Mania:
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Bug vs BN6
This is what happens when a Bugeye takes on a BN6. Father vs. Son.
(HD) EP: Austin-Healey Sprite MK1 Frogeye 1960 - Test Drive - Probefahrt - Essai routier
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Recently we came across this beautiful Austin-Healey Sprite MK1 Frogeye
1960 at The Gallery in Brummen, The Netherlands. This classic car dealer is
one of the largest in the world. We took the car for a little spin! We love
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The Austin-Healey Sprite is a small open sports car that was announced to
the press in Monte Carlo by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) on 20 May
1958, just before that year's Monaco Grand Prix. It was intended to be a
low-cost model that "a chap could keep in his bike shed", yet be the
successor to the sporting versions of the pre-war Austin Seven. The Sprite
was designed by the Donald Healey Motor Company, which received a royalty
payment from the manufacturers BMC. It first went on sale at a price of
£669, using a mildly tuned version of the Austin A-Series engine and as
many other components from existing cars as possible to keep costs down.
The Sprite was made at the MG sports car factory at Abingdon and it was
inevitable that the success of the design would spawn an MG version known
as the Midget, reviving a popular pre-war model name. Enthusiasts often now
refer to Sprites and MG Midgets collectively as "Spridgets
Austin Healey Sprite
Motorvision stellt den legendären britischen Roadster mit
1380cc 1960 Austin Healey Sprite
test video of Goprocamera
This was with a 3.7 rear diff. I'm using a 4.22 now.
This was also with a single HIF6 carb. I'm using 2
HS4 carbs now.
It has a straight cut close ratio gear box.