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
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.
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.
1959 Austin Healey Bug Eye Sprite, AZ Car, Full Restored, Part II of II: Driving Video, SOLD.wmv
For 26 years this Sprite has been owned in Arizona and underwent a full
body-off restoration. This Sprite is an eye catcher with its rare wire
wheels, beautiful red paint and tan interior, top, side curtains and
tonneau cover,. With only 280 miles covered since restoration, this
motorcar is ready to be shown at car shows and concours events as well as
toured through the countryside. While not a trailer-queen, this car would
do well at local car shows and is presented well enough for concours
events. Since the restoration was performed many years ago it will not be a
top contender at concours events.
This is a no expense spared fully restored Arizona Sprite. The car was
bought new in Arizona in March of 1959. In as a very nice accident and
rust free original example in about 1984 in Texas and immediately moved to
the dry climate of Arizona with its new owner. (See photos of the car in
the early 1980s prior to restoration)
From 1985 to 2010 it was in the loving and caring hands of one owner who
paid for its restoration. Upon acquisition he commenced an extensive
restoration which included every nut and bolt being removed and replaced.
See detailed photos and description at www.classicpromenade.com.
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
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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