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
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Sprite and Midget Light Green Metallic Engine Paint:
Sprite and Midget MOWOG Green Engine Paint:
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engine ID's from Mini Mania:
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Austin Healey Sprite MK 3 1965
Dieser schöne Austin Healey Sprite MK 3 von 1965 könnte Ihrer werden.
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Austin Healey Sprite-VIDEO- www.ERclassics.com
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Austin Healey Sprite 1969 in very good condition mineral blue.
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A Very Early Production Austin-Healey Frogeye Sprite in Amazing Condition - SOLD!
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A very early production Austin-Healey Frogeye Sprite in amazing condition.
All-steel unitary construction, rear chrome bumper overriders, number plate
illumination, floor mounted headlamp dip switch, non-cancelling directional
indicators, self-parking windscreen wipers, headlamp beam warning light,
ignition ‘on’ light, Smiths instrumentation comprising of: speedometer
and distance recorder, fuel gauge, oil pressure/water temperature gauge,
passenger grab handle, dash mounted rear-view mirror, door pockets. Factory
options: Heater, laminated windscreen, rev counter, windscreen washer,
tonneau cover. Retro fit accessories; Wooden Moto-Lita steering wheel.
This Frogeye Sprite is finished in a high-lustre Primrose Yellow as
supplied when new and is impeccable. Passers-by smile at the cheeky, pert
and charming character so strong that it is out of all proportion to its
size! The fastidious previous owner wanted panel gaps to be perfect and
this is reflected in the vast expenditure to create a real show winning
example. All chrome has a mirror finish and only the front screen shows
signs of aging. The windscreen frame still has a row of nine lift-the-dot
fasteners only fitted to very early production cars and so sought after
today. The black hood and rare one-piece side screens are included along
with the optional tonneau cover unmarked. The complete metal bonnet
assembly is pristine with the correct round Sprite badge wearing the coat
of arms. This is a remarkable survivor perfect for immediate shows and fun
‘The car that offers so much – for so little’ is reflected in the
sparse and functional interior. The dash and controls look wonderful and
all function precisely including the optional heater. The re-covered
original seats are perfect and even the ribbed rubber floor covering now
all but extinct, is protected by tailor made carpeting throughout. The
original jack and wheel brace remain with the car. A compact environment
for two offering tremendous bundles of fun and worthy of an enthusiast.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
A familiar ‘A’ type B.M.C four cylinder O.H.V engine produces a healthy
42.5bhp and a very commendable 52Ib.ft of torque. This is enough for a top
speed of 81mph and 0-60mph in 20.5 seconds. Excellent parts available and
simple servicing will please DIY mechanics. A positive earth electronic
distributor has been fitted. In December 2010 the remanufacture of the
complete engine was carried out by Ivor Searle at a cost of £1169.13. The
original SU 1 1/8in carburettors and rocker cover have been retained and
the vehicle runs on unleaded. The 4-speed gearbox was overhauled in July
2009 at a cost of £517.50 and offers light and precise gear changes.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Period style alloy wheels are pristine and shod in quality branded tyres
all with ample tread. The spare is housed in the correct rear cavity. A
conventional Lockheed hydraulic system operated by a pendant pedal to all
four drums offers fair stopping power commensurate with braking systems of
The Mk1 Austin Healey Sprite, affectionately known as the ‘Frogeye’ or
‘Bugeye’ in America, was launched on the 31st March 1958 and remained
in production until 1961. The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust have
confirmed this vehicle to having been produced on the 19th June 1958 and a
certified copy of a factory record certificate is included in the
comprehensive history file. Buyers will understand the rarity and
desirability of very early production cars. Purchased by Dennis
O’Callagan in August 2009 after an Exhaustive search this vehicle has been subject
to a no expense spared mentality to create a real show stopper with
fantastic reliable driver appeal. A thick A4 file of invoices and history
combined with an itemised breakdown of costs will please the next owner and
confirm the exciting ownership experience that lies ahead for the next
MOT June 2015, Tax exempt, HPI clear.
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.
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/
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.