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ABfish
08-30-2011, 04:46 PM
After 4 months (the length of my Sprite ownership) of investigating and talking, I've reached the commonly held conclusion that I should buy a 1275 to rebuild, rather than build the 1098 in my '65 Sprite.

On Sunday, I finally got around the checking the engine serial number of my car. Lo and behold, I've already got a 1275!

That was like looking under the tree on Christmas and finding a gift certificate for a 1275 core.

drooartz
08-30-2011, 06:29 PM
Woohoo! <<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/grin.gif

DrEntropy
08-30-2011, 06:34 PM
Phunny!!! But in a GOOD way! :thumbsup:

58Custom
08-30-2011, 08:48 PM
It's like putting on an old coat and finding 10 horsepower in the pocket!

JPSmit
08-30-2011, 10:31 PM
It's like putting on an old coat and finding 10 horsepower in the pocket!

Is that ten horsepower in your pocket? Or are you just......

(never mind) :blush:

58Custom
08-30-2011, 10:57 PM
It's like putting on an old coat and finding 10 horsepower in the pocket!

Is that ten horsepower in your pocket? Or are you just......

(never mind) :blush:

... happy to see that open two-lane national forest highway? WEEEEEEEE!

ABfish
08-31-2011, 08:50 AM
It is sort of embarrassing, but I've noticed that folks on this forum don't mind sharing their foibles, so I thought I'd share. The engine compartment on my car was so grungy, I just assumed the engine was original. Obviously, 46 years is enough time to get "grunged up" more than once.

Studying my rebuild options, I've been thinking, "Gosh, even with a worn-out 1098, this little bugger is not nearly as slow as I would expect. A 1275 will be downright quick."

The good news is that I don't have to buy a 1275 core. The bad news is that the performance increase after rebuild won't be quite as dramatic.

drooartz
08-31-2011, 10:19 AM
The bad news is that the performance increase after rebuild won't be quite as dramatic.

That depends on just what you do during the rebuild. Lots of performance potential in a 1275.

elrey
08-31-2011, 10:25 AM
Mebbe you might take a closer look when it is clean, might be a 327 shoehorned in there!

ABfish
08-31-2011, 01:22 PM
Mebbe you might take a closer look when it is clean, might be a 327 shoehorned in there!

Elrey, if that's the case I <span style="text-decoration: underline"> </span> will not <span style="text-decoration: underline"> </span> be sharing that with the group!

BugeyeNJ58
08-31-2011, 01:37 PM
Thanks for sharing that with us. I'm still looking for the air-conditioner on my Bugeye.

regularman
08-31-2011, 06:14 PM
Thanks for sharing that with us. I'm still looking for the air-conditioner on my Bugeye. I got a plan for a spridget A/C. I have thought it over and the condenser will have to go in in the back in the differential area where I put the extra(subaru) heater core increase cooling on my midget. I can fit it there with an electric fan. The evaporator is harder. I can actually put it in the heater but will have to remove the heater core. I guess it comes down to a choice between having A/C and having a heater. I have a compressor that will work with my double crank pulley.

bgbassplyr
08-31-2011, 11:22 PM
Thanks for sharing that with us. I'm still looking for the air-conditioner on my Bugeye.


The English call an A/C unit the 'hood'. Drop the top and you're in bidness.

JPSmit
09-01-2011, 09:10 AM
Thanks for sharing that with us. I'm still looking for the air-conditioner on my Bugeye.


The English call an A/C unit the 'hood'. Drop the top and you're in bidness.

and roll up windows - oh wait, that's what you're talking about installing in the BE right? :devilgrin:

BugeyeNJ58
09-01-2011, 02:26 PM
None of those fancy roll-ups for me...they're just a passing fad.

JPSmit
09-01-2011, 02:46 PM
None of those fancy roll-ups for me...they're just a passing fad.

Hey you want adjustable air conditioning you got to keep up with the times. (I know and next you'll want door handles)

jlaird
09-01-2011, 05:04 PM
There is an electric compresser for cars that the folks with old old stuff use.