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    Re: Psst, wanna buy some spare parts?

    Kind of like buying yourself a really, really, big Lego set for Christmas? Doug
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    Re: 100/6 vs 3000 driving experiences

    Dang! When I was reading the thread, I missed the page where the decision was made to not jump off the ledge, so my comments above are a bit irrelevant. Doug
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    Re: 100/6 vs 3000 driving experiences

    Cooling (for both engine and passengers) and exhaust system clearances are weak links in the real world.
    Have a look at the later BJ8 frames with a view to notching yours to match to improve...
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    Re: Tasteful upgrades for a BJ7

    http://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/showthread.php?109026-Tilting-the-stock-seat-for-comfort&highlight=chunk
    Over on the Spridget side, I initiated a thread regards tilting the stock seat back a bit...
  5. Re: can't find timing marks on 1275 crankshaft pulley/damper

    I can't check ours as I just dropped the car off at a shop for a mechanical/safety inspection, as it hasn't been on the road since I bought it in 1972 (yeah, I'm slow) and the motor vehicle folks...
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    Re: How much does a 1275 weigh?

    The Austin Healey Sprite Mark l Workshop Manual says 245 pounds under 'Engine', but there's no indication of whether or not that includes carbs, generator and exhaust manifold. The only other...
  7. can't find timing marks on 1275 crankshaft pulley/damper

    We've got a 1275 in our Silver BE, and me, a flashlight, and a mirror couldn't find any timing marks on the pulley/damper today, and I wasn't real successful trying to find out what I was looking for...
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    Re: How much does a 1275 weigh?

    My recollection from the shop manual is that a 948 complete engines weighs 225 pounds. But I'll check later. And since the blocks are pretty much the same, does that mean that the 1275 weighs less...
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    Re: Car Cover Recommendations

    I've got three outdoor "Car Capsules" being used for vehicle storage. The 'bubble' protects against impact (hail or rakes) and the fans (with filters) prevent moisture/condensation and associated...
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    Re: New project NO

    We purchased a disassembled AH 3000 BJ7 from a friend in the early 80s; we drove it a bit in the late 80s( it still wasn't really complete), but time/money/energy left it always as a project. In the...
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    Re: Period Spridget articles

    Sigh: "It's appearance is unfortunate" (referencing the Bug Eye in the 1958 Motorsport road test). Well, Sophia Loren was 24 in 1958 and is 83 now, and I think that both her and the Bugeye have a...
  12. Re: 210 Tranny Case Mods started this evening

    We have two Rivergate Datsun kits installed, one behind a 948 cc engine (tight, but not impossible); t'other behind a 1275 and there is absolutely no way to fit the complete engine/transmission...
  13. Re: Thoughts on driving Bugsy with the hardtop installed.

    Now, for us guys with real snow on the ground (and a weeping CFL/Stampeders fan base)..... Doug
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    Re: New project NO

    IF you have the storage space, consider picking it up and putting it aside until you can find a rusted out later Spridget that is mechanically complete. The zillion dollar new bits are shiny, but...
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    Re: extra stop/brake light

    I assume that the 3000 and the Sprites all used 3/16" brake lines, which means that the 5 connection brass front splitter for our BE could also be used to replace the 3 connection splitter on the...
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    Re: extra stop/brake light

    Thanks Dave - hi ho, hi ho, off to Pic'n Pull I go!
    Randy: where did you source your four way block replacement for the three way? Are there compatibility issues between North American and British...
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    Adding a third brake-light

    We've converted over to LED brake/signal lights on our BEs and our 3000 and I figured I could quit thinking about adding a high mount third brake light, but there's a really good thread over on the...
  18. Re: How to get rid of the stink from spilled carb cleaner?

    Status: I cleaned out the dirt etc from the crack (maximum width probably 3/4 inch) with a screw driver and vacuum, then a bucket of water and a tooth brush to try to clean some of the dust from the...
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    Re: extra stop/brake light

    One other thought: for magnets, have a look at Lee Valley Tool:
    http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?p=75447&cat=2,42194,72101 for a flexible (but not theft-proof) unobtrusive mount for...
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    Re: extra stop/brake light

    "the external third brake light from a GMC Jimmy/Chevy Blazer" Dave - what model years do you suggest?
    All: Dave's set up and the velcro-to-the-tonneau-etc. really appeal to me, particularly when...
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    Differential Pinion Bearings

    I just ordered the above from AH Spares and the box came today, consisting of:
    AH Spares Part number/ Part
    RAX124HW NTN, Japan. Label on box was obscured, but bearing itself had a 4T002420...
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    Re: Vredstein Sprint Classic Tires

    Bob: 'BTW my wires have had the treatment and I do not have tubes - works for me.' Kindly expand - some sort of religious epiphany? or a magic sealant? Thanks, Doug
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    Re: How to undo a flange nut..?

    try lots of penetrating fluid. If you can borrow or rent a 3/4" impact (and appropriate socket), that is best.
    A small story: about 20 years back, we'd bought a used car and I dragged my 18 year...
  24. Re: Thoughts on driving Bugsy with the hardtop installed.

    You mentioned insulation in the heater box - I don't believe that there is any, anywhere, anytime, anyhow. The Yellow BE was our only car for a couple of winters here back in the 70s (when winter...
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    Re: Vredstein Sprint Classic Tires

    I'm on my second second set of Vredesteins (ran out of years long before they ran out of tread) and the garage has never been heated. And I don't plan on driving at 20F (or -7C) with them, so it's a...
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