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Part Kits for Austin Healey Sprites and MG Midgets
Created: February 08, 2018
Here are just a handful of our hundreds of available part kits for Sprites & Midgets. Brake kits, engine maintenance and upgrade kits, suspension kits and more. Give our specialists a call if you have any questions!
Sprite and Midget Part Diagrams
Created: January 09, 2018
Use our handy Sprite and Midget part diagrams to find the right part for your favorite little car.
Check Out What's Happening at Spridget Mania!
Created: April 19, 2017
Our latest SpridgetMania.com email newsletter featuring a photo gallery, featured parts and more.
Created: December 14, 2016
Six available rear disc conversion kits available to suit your needs. Browse our selection now.
Created: July 28, 2015
Team Mini Mania is expanding - Adds Vintage Bugeye to Stable
SU Reference Catalog Review
Created: February 22, 2006
The workshop manual has a wealth of information on all the various styles of SU carburetors and fuel pumps. The manual starts out with an easy to follow and very explanative summary of the basics of the SU carburetor design and functionality. The manual is well organized into sections covering the basic families of SU carbs and fuel pumps.
Must-Have Road Trip Car Parts and Accessories
Created: May 29, 2020
MUST-HAVE car parts and accessories for your Classic Mini. Our expert part and technical team has put together this list of parts that the best-sellers and most popular for getting your classic car in tip-top shape before you hit the road.
Winter Prep For Classic Mini
Created: December 03, 2018
Mini Mania is here to give you the best tips winter preparation tips for your Classic Mini Cooper. Whether you plan on driving or putting it into storage.
Community
The Little Mini that was, and is, a "Starr"
Created: June 22, 2020
The Little Mini that was, and is, a "Starr"
Moonshine and NASCAR?
Created: June 08, 2020
What? YES! Fun Fact! How Moonshine Bootlegging Gave Rise to NASCAR
How Long Do Cars Last?
Created: April 03, 2020
Here at Mini Mania we now how much all of your LOVE your cars...but how long do we actually get to love them?
60 Years of Mini History
Created: February 26, 2019
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Mini Cooper let’s have a history lesson on the life of this iconic motor vehicle that has been a major part of the culture and lifestyle of its adoring fans.
The little Mini that could
Created: February 19, 2019
Since day one the Mini has been a versatile and road friendly car with its compact design and creative use of space.
Mini Going Electric? What do you think?
Created: January 10, 2019
With the launch of New MINI Cooper S E this year (check out the article below) and with customers inquiring about EV conversion kits for their Classic Minis here at Mini Mania; we created this quick survey for you to let us know what you think.
Created: March 21, 2014
Don Racine is racing a Mk1 “Bugeye” Sprite at the Laguna Seca racetrack.
Created: November 28, 2000
The classic Mini market has shifted in the last couple of years. Not so long ago, the ideal old Mini was a perfect original from the 1960s, but there's a rapidly growing trend towards buying middle-aged cars, retaining or even enhancing the 1960s look while modernising them technically.
How to ask a question, FAQ
Created: April 23, 2021
Did you know it's super easy to get all your motoring questions answered? Our Expert Part Team and Customer Care Team are happy to answer all of your questions... and we've made it easy to contact us through our site!
Are my car parts OEM, OES, Genuine, Aftermarket....or what??
Created: June 04, 2019
OEM, OE, Genuine, Aftermarket, Factory Original? Here's a quick guide to help you know the differences.
Fun Things
Survey Results: Best Drive-Thru
Created: August 03, 2021
Survey Results: Best Drive-Thru. Curious about what the top drive-thru restaurants in the US are? Check out the results to our Best Drive-Thru survey.
Survey Results: What Car TV Show are You Watching?
Created: August 03, 2021
Survey Results: What Car TV Show are You Watching? Curious about what popular TV Shows and YouTube channels car enthusiasts are watching? Check out the results of our Best Car TV Show and Car YouTube Channel survey.
Survey: What are you watching?
Created: July 23, 2021
Have you been watching a lot of TV and YouTube recently? We know, no judgment, we have all been spending a lot of time at home. And we are wondering...what have you been watching?
Survey: Best Drive Thru
Created: July 20, 2021
Celebrate National Drive Thru Day on with this FUN Drive Thru Survey. Let us know what you think is the best drive thru burger, chicken and more!
The World's Most Beautiful and Scary Roads Part 2
Created: July 13, 2021
The World's Most Beautiful and Scary Roads Part 2 Top international road trip destinations for car lovers and tourists
The World's Most Beautiful and Scary Roads Part 1
Created: July 12, 2021
The World's Most Beautiful and Scary Roads Top international road trip destinations for car lovers and tourists
Summer Road Trip Destinations
Created: May 03, 2021
Summer Road Trip Destinations: National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads Looking to get away this summer? Check out these TOP road trip destinations.
Created: April 08, 2014
Spridget Mania Photo Gallery
Created: February 07, 2001
THE MINI SPRINT STORY
TOP SELLING CAR PART CATEGORIES...for your Spridget
Created: June 03, 2019
TOP SELLING CAR PART CATEGORIES...for your Spridget Want to know what your fellow classic car enthusiasts are looking for? Below you will find the four of our TOP SELLING categories of classic car parts.
Shop all the new inventory car parts for your Sprite and Midget
Created: April 09, 2019
Check out all of our new inventory car parts for your Sprite and Midget
Used Spridget Parts
Created: January 16, 2019
Search through our wide selection of Spridget Parts.
1961-1971 Austin-Healey Sprite (& MG Midget)
Created: February 04, 2011
1961-1971 Austin-Healey Sprite (&MG Midget) The 1961-1971 Austin-Healey Sprite was the restyled successor to the Mark I "bug-eye" Sprite, with a squared-up nose and tail grafted onto the original main body section.
Created: June 19, 2000
The relationship built up between the British Motor Corporation and motorsport celebrity Donald Healey in the 1950’s resulted in the creation of the Austin Healey 100 sportscar, a vehicle which enjoyed considerable sales success, particularly in the important North American continent.
Spec Sprite Spreads
Created: March 13, 2000
More and more dealers are offering inexpensive race ready vintage racing Spec Sprites to buy or rent on an arrive and drive basis. The 1967, 1275cc Sprite in full street stock trim is the basis for a low cost, yet fun historic vintage sports car for racing.
Created: January 30, 2000
NOTE: These specs provide details of the maximum that can be done to the car from street stock specification, NOT THE MINIMUM! For some time there has been a need for a class that will echo the days when a would-be racer on a budget could go production-class racing in street drivable and licensable car.
How To Articles
How to tell the difference between NPT & BSP threads
Created: September 21, 2010
NPT stands for National Pipe Taper, and is the most common U.S. standard for pipe fittings. NPT fittings are measured on the internal diameter of the fitting.
Identification
Heritage Motor Centre Certificates & Archive Services
Created: February 16, 2012
A Heritage Certificate is a certified copy of the entry against the chassis number in the authentic factory ledgers.Discover the original numbers and colour scheme, dates of build and despatch, and where available, the details of factory fitted equipment.
Created: February 16, 2006
Around 8% of the classic Minis were built outside the UK - do you know where your Mini was built? This article covers the history of Minis, and a myriad of identifying features of Minis built for the markets outside the UK.
Created: February 13, 2006
Mini Identification: Getting Started
Created: February 13, 2006
Mini Identification: Why Correct Identification is Necessary
Created: February 13, 2006
Mini Identification: What to Know to Identify Minis
Created: February 13, 2006
Identify your classic mini by chassis/VIN number
Created: February 13, 2006
Mini Identification:
Created: February 13, 2006
Introduction Getting Started Why Correct Identification is Necessary What to Know to Identify Minis Identification by Chassis Number/VIN – Standard Cars Identifying Minis by Engine/Power Unit Mini Mini History Identifying Minis by Mark Identifying Non Standard M...
Mini Identification: Identifying Non Standard Minis
Created: February 13, 2006
Introduction Getting Started Why Correct Identification is Necessary What to Know to Identify Minis Identification by Chassis Number/VIN – Standard Cars Identifying Minis by Engine/Power Unit Mini Mini History Identifying Minis by Mark Identifying Non Standard Minis Minis Built
Mini Mania
Created: August 07, 2015
Spridget Mania service department continues to expand!
Created: August 07, 2015
Spridget Mania: Join The Team!
Mini Meet
Created: July 11, 2000
It was a beautiful day in Quebec on the weekend on Mini Meet East 2000. Minis as far as the eye can see. But what's this? A German infiltrator? We'll have to take care of that!
Motorsport
Created: June 16, 2014
Our intent is to have anyone interested in racing a Vintage Spridget to join us. This is a double edge sword since an individual may have their own personal opinion of why he should or should not be in a certain class. A racer that is bumped into a higher classification than they think they should be in such as M1 or M2 always has a place to race.
Quiz & Survey
Quiz Time: Memorial Day
Created: May 19, 2021
Ready for the first BIG Holiday of Summer? Take this FUN quiz and see how much you know...AND let us know what kind of special deals you would like this Memorial Day at Mini Mania.
Comic Book Character Quiz
Created: April 06, 2021
Think you know your comic book characters? Take this fun quiz and see if you know which comic book character timeline.
Quiz: Think you know spring?
Created: March 22, 2021
Ready for Spring? Show us what kind of Spring Genius you are with this FUN Spring Time Quiz.
Quiz: St. Patrick's Day 2021
Created: March 10, 2021
Think you know this holiday? Take this FUN Quiz and find out how much you know and perhaps learn something new along the way!
Quiz: Can you match the show to the streaming service?
Created: March 04, 2021
Think you know your TV? Take this fun quiz and see if you can match up the show to the streaming service.
QUIZ: Newspaper Headlines & Ads
Created: February 23, 2021
QUIZ: Newspaper Headlines & Ads. Can you pick the word or phrase which ironically completes these actual newspaper headlines, announcements, and signs?
Quiz Results: Bad Valentine's Day Pick-up Lines
Created: February 15, 2021
Check out the results of our Bad Valentine's Day Pick-up Line Quiz. Find out what movie pick-up line is the very best.
Quiz: Bad Valentine's Day Pick-Up Lines
Created: February 09, 2021
Think you know a bad pick-up line when you hear it? Take this FUN Valentine's Day Bad Pick-up line quiz and find out.
Results: Car Badge Quiz
Created: January 20, 2021
We asked and you answered. Check out how you did on our Car Badge Quiz.
2020 Warehouse Sale
Created: January 13, 2020
Don't Miss our WEEKLY WAREHOUSE SALE!! New items added every week. SAVE BIG TIME on these limited quantity in-stock items. SHOP NOW and SAVE before it's too late!!
Suspension
MG Midget and Sprite Suspension
Created: December 12, 2013
Suspension options available for Austin Healey Sprites and MG Midgets are reviewed.
Wolseley Across America
Wolseley Across America 26: HOME, THE FINAL CHAPTER
Created: October 16, 2000
The morning of Monday, September 4, 2000, dawned cloudy and damp. It wasn't raining, but had been and, as Dorothea and I made ready to continue along the Lewis and Clark Trail, it was easy to envision what the Corps of Discovery had faced in November 1805. Envision it we did, but that didn't stop us from having a hot breakfast and setting off from Portland, Oregon, in a warm and dry car.
Wolseley Across America 27: TRIP STATISTICS
Created: October 16, 2000
The following is a summary of the boring bits from the Wolseley Across America trip. If you have any questions or comments, I can be reached at [email protected]
Wolseley Across America 25: Portland all British Field Meet
Created: October 04, 2000
Portland. This Portland is in Oregon. Oregon is the 18th State of the trip. It is also the 2nd biggest at 97,073 square miles (rank 10 in the US), only surpassed by Montana. With a population of 3.2 million (ranking 11th out of our 18) the population density is only 33 people per square mile.
Created: October 03, 2000
n Kennewick on the evening of August 31st, EG and I are almost a week ahead of the Corps of Discovery. The Corps camped at the meeting of the Clearwater and Snake Rivers near present day Lewiston, Idaho, on October 10th. They dined on what they purchased from the Indians: dried roots, salmon and dog.
Wolseley Across America 23: Out of Montane
Created: September 29, 2000
Wednesday night, August 30, 2000, EG and I spent the night in Missoula, Montana. September 10, 1805, the Corps of Discovery spent the night in what is now Lolo, Montana, just south of present day Missoula. The next day we both headed west.
Wolseley Across America 22: & even more Montana
Created: September 27, 2000
I need to back up a bit. Although I-15 between Great Falls and Helena in itself is just another freeway, the country through which it passes can hold one's interest - what could be seen of it because of the smoke. The road follows the Missouri River and even crosses it several times. It is easy to use your imagination and see the Corps of Discovery trying to maneuver the heavy canoes against the river's flow.
Wolseley Across America 21: MORE MONTANA
Created: September 25, 2000
Monday night the 28th left me in Glen Dive, Montana (having traveled from Pierre, South Dakota that day) about to poke into EG's dropping gas mileage. PART 20 also left Lewis and Clark leaving the current-day Pierre area heading out away from the Teton Sioux.
Wolseley Across America 20: S.D., N.D., AND ON TO MONTANA
Created: September 20, 2000
Once dinner the 27th was out of the way it was time to dive into EG to see why she was running a bit "off," and, while I was at it, it was time to change the tarp. It had flapped around for 3,900 miles since leaving Miami and had worn through in a few spots. I was heading for the Northwest. It might rain.
Wolseley Across America 19: To South Dakota
Created: September 15, 2000
It was Sunday the 27th. I was two days out of St. Louis and had easily covered over 500 miles. Lewis and Clark took well over two months to cover the same distance. They spent four days in this area south of present day Omaha, and continued to marvel at the vast prairie devoid of trees. By July 27/28 they passed through the area now known as Omaha and shortly after encountered a lone Indian. Through him they arranged their first formal meeting with Indians for August 3rd at the area that became Fort Atkinson. Their thoughts on the Omaha area? Clark wrote,