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/
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 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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1961 Austin Healey Sprite Roadster FOR SALE flemings ultimate garage
61 Austin Healey Sprite MkII, Beautifully restored classic British
roadster! Rebuilt matching #s948cc 9GC coded 4cyl engine w/upgraded Webber
2bbl downdraft carb, original 4 speed close ratio gearbox, brand new mirror
finish Olde English White paint w/Red racing stripes, black real bucket
type seating w/Red Wilton wool carpets & burl walnut dash, black
convertible top w/original side screens, great handling rack & pinion
steering, heavy duty disc brakes, full complement of Smiths gauges w/100mph
speedo &6K tach, original wire knock off wheels w/fresh radials, great
looking chrome & polished stainless trim. Only 10,059 MkIIs made in 1961,
how many have survived? Surprisingly quick and nimble! Show or drive this
classic British roadster.