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Front- mount hinge kit for Bugeye Sprite, C-14A4684/K
Created: January 30, 2000
The kit contains the pieces necessary to convert a Bugeye Sprite from a rear-hinged bonnet to a quick-release front-hinged configuration, allowing rapid removal for major repair and easier access for normal maintenance. The kit does NOT contain a latching mechanism or safety catch and permanent removal of the front bumper is necessary to install the kit.
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.
Created: January 30, 2000
This disk has a solid center with no springs or any other method of absorbing shock, thus it should not be slipped any more than absolutely necessary to get the car rolling (this is the reason you see film of race cars being pushed to get started)!!
What does NPT, BSP etc mean?
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.
1965 Austin-Healey Sprite/MG Midget Water Pump Replacement
Created: April 07, 2011
The impeller in these aluminum bodied pumps is long lasting cast iron, not cheaper stamped steel as in many aftermarket pumps. Use of a high capacity water pump helps to reduce cavitation in the water jacket, particularly at high RPM, as well as circulating a greater volume of coolant. (this is a good thing)
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: 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
The following covers the most common Classic Minis; i.e., those built in the UK. The ones built there for the UK market make up about 46% of the 5.3 million Minis built. You can be reasonably safe in extending the information in this article to Minis built in the UK for export sale, or those built in the UK as CKD (Completely Knocked Down kits) that were assembled in other countries.
Created: February 13, 2006
Identify your classic mini by chassis/VIN number
Mini Mania
BMC Name Changes
Created: March 30, 2012
The British Motor Corporation (BMC) was formed in 1952 by joining the Nuffield Organization (Morris, MG, Riley, and Wolseley) with the Austin Motor Company. It was during BMC’s reign that the Mini was designed and introduced.
Suspension
Suspension for Sprites & Midgets
Created: January 28, 2011
Front suspension geometry can be altered to improve the cars road holding, further enhancing its cornering ability. Standard settings from the factory are 3/4° of positive camber, approximately 3° of Castor, and 1/8" toe in. Stock Spring rate is 271lbf/in.
Rear Upper Control Arm PolyurethaneBush Kit, 2A7278/P
Created: January 30, 2000
1) Jack up the car and support on jackstands. Remove the wheels. 2) Remove one control arm from the car. It is easiest to do one side at a time, even if you have help.
Created: January 30, 2000
When installing your new Offset springs be aware that they are designed for "Do It Yourself" installation and will require some thought before that installation! They should NOT be considered a DIRECT replacement for the stock original springs. They are designed to accommodate non stock wheels and tires and must be considered a modification; most modifications require some basic understanding of mechanics.
Axle Stabilizer for Quarter-elliptic Springs
Created: January 30, 2000
This is not a difficult kit to install, but requires care and planning to avoid setbacks and mistakes. It is strongly recommended that a “test-fitting” be done with all parts before any drilling is done.
Axle Stabilizer, FAS200
Created: January 30, 2000
Please read all instructions thoroughly before proceeding. This is not a difficult kit to install, but requires care and planning to avoid setbacks and mistakes.
1/4-eliptic Spring Set, C-2A7309
Created: January 30, 2000
CAUTION!! Read all these instructions thoroughly before proceeding!! You are working with springs that may at times be under load, and it is important to proceed in the prescribed order...
Quarter-elliptic Alloy Trailing Arms, C-2A7310
Created: January 30, 2000
These trailing arms are designed to bolt on in place of the stock units, allowing adjustability of the driveshaft and positively controlling fore and aft movement of the rear axle assembly.
Camber Adjusting Bushing Set
Created: January 30, 2000
Please read the following instructions thoroughly before starting to work. For safety, be sure to use jackstands in good repair and where possible, work in a clean, well-lighted environment.