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Features: 50 years later, two brothers finish a Bugeye Sprite

The once panned, oddly protruding lights have become the Bugeye’s most endearing feature. It took more than 50 years to return this smile to service.

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Austin-Healey Sprite project car updates

Success: We turned a tired racer into a show-ready Sprite

We faced a big undertaking: turning a tired, worn-out Sprite into something that could be shown on the national stage. We figure that we spent about three years and …

How to install a tonneau cover on an Austin-Healey Sprite

Our Sprite might have gone for its maiden voyage, but we still had some work to do–like install some kind of tonneau cover. While it might be …

One of the most rewarding parts of any project? The first drive.

Before that first drive in our Bugeye Sprite project car, Tom Suddard, our resident expert, quickly tuned the carburetor. While 14.7:1 is the theoretically optimal air/fuel ratio, engines …

Giving our Sprite an alignment fit for spirited driving

Our Sprite was so close to being complete: rebuilt engine, fresh bodywork, a welcoming interior.

Before we could go for a …

Devising a Sprite exhaust that can handle more than double the power

Like the rest of the car, a Sprite’s exhaust system is mythically simple. The 1.5-inch system runs nearly straight from the exhaust manifold (in our case, a header …

Austin-Healey Sprite Forum Topics

A-H Bugeye V8 Project Lotsa Chassis work done. Lotsa work left. NMNA
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Austin-Healey Sprite Readers' Rides

Nov 03, 2023 by BParlee
1960 None Bugeye

Solid car that's getting better every month. Work in progress.

Nov 03, 2023 by BParlee
1960 None Bugeye

Fun driver.

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