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
1959 Austin Healey MK1 "Bugeye" Sprite
First video after delivery of my project car (1959 Austin Healey MK1
Sprite). Although it is in worst shape than the seller lead me to believe
it should be a fun project. I am going for a "frame-off" restoration.
Austin Healey Frog Eye Sprite
Leonard Lord and Donald Healey were in full swing with the Austin Healey
100 as their premium sports car export, time now to serve the masses.
Donald's design brief was to keep costs down, he did by robing the Austin
and Morris parts bin. Thankfully he also kept the fun element high,
something borne out by an incredible 49,000 units sold in just 3 years of
production. We drive Classic Car Club London's superb example and
appreciate the simple things in life that make the Frog Eye Sprite a truly
memorable experience. Full review at http://classiccarsdriven.com/
1959 Austin Healey Sprite Mk I 'frog eye' (HD photo video with stereo engine sounds!)
SOLD at http://www.ClassicarGarage.nl Austin Healey Sprite Mk I 'frog eye',
year 1959. Colour silver metallic with a black interior and a black soft
top. This very fast Sprite was fully and professionally restored (finished
2008). The car was fitted with a 1245cc engine and tuned up to 91 bhp.
Modifications 5-speed gearbox, Weber carburettor, high torque starter
engine, AC generator,
aluminium high capacity radiator, alumium expansion tank, aluminium rocker
cover, electronic ignition, kenlow fan, disc brakes at the front wheels,
special shock absorbers, Stainless Steel sports Exhaust, racing clutch, larger petrol tank, roll
over bar, bucket seats and 4-point safety harnesses. This Healey Sprite
drives absolutely magnificent and the car is in superb (excellent+)
condition. More information and fine classic- and sports cars for sale at
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.
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 email@example.com.
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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Prescott Hill Climb May 2009
Three 'lads' from Top Garage Bromyard tackle the Prescott Hill Climb 24th
May 2009. Top Garage, Bromyard offers a full service on restoration and
race prep for a wide range of classics, particularly Healy's