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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.
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)!!
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: 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.
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.