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
Modified Austin Healey Sprite
A movie of the test drive of my Austin Healey Sprite, with 2l turbocharged Fiat engine. Individual suspension
and a lot of carbon fibre.
For pictures of it finished and other information visit my website
Jeff Kiesel SCCA autocross in car video 3/1/09 El Toro
Jeff Kiesel EM KFR turbo Sprite at El
Toro 3/1/09. 1958 Bugeye Sprite built for solo2 E Modified class. The
motor is a turbo charged 13brew rotary
motor putting out 370 hp to the wheels. The car weighs 1810 pounds with
driver. This car has won 7 national championships (2009,2008(EML also
2008),2007,2002,2001,1997) and 3 pro solo championships (2009,2008,2007).
At this event it was Top PAX by over 1.3 sec out of over 240 entered. 74.4
sec run, also FTD even over the F125 shifter Karts.
MG Midget on Tail of the Dragon
Here are some excerpts of me driving the tail of the dragon in my 1970
supercharged MG Midget. I deleted the incriminating parts and the parts
where I had to follow SUV's, and Harleys.
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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1959 Austin Healey "Bugeye" Sprite - Rotary #1
1959 Austin Healey "Bugeye" Sprite. First drive sporting the Rx7
engine...up and down the street. 5spd, 4 wheel disc brakes, LSD rear, etc.
The future side muffler I welded below...and dragged it everywhere. And
it wouldn't idle either. Haha. Check out the second video with it