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  1. Thread: 1965 Sprite

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    For Sale 1965 Sprite

    1965 Sprite. Runs and drives. Needs tuning, hasn't been driven regularly in a couple of years. Bumpers and door glass have been removed, but are included with sale.

    Engine is a 1275 from a...
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    For Sale Sunbeam Owners Handbook for Sale

    $10 plus shipping. Paypal preferred.


    Fair condition, slightly dog-eared. This is the seventh printing in 1976 of the 1965 original.
  3. Thread: The "C-word"

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    Re: The "C-word"

    I was at the sandwich shop yesterday with my '73 Midget when a couple of teenagers pulled up. The Midget is lowered, blown, aftermarket wheels, loud exhaust.

    The kid says, "Dude, I love that car....
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    Re: 1968 Sprite MKIV Lights/Electrical

    At the risk of repeating what's already been said- CHECK THE GROUNDS!

    My Sprite was doing some crazy stuff, similar to what you've described. I had one bad dimmer switch and three bad grounds.
    ...
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    Re: Supercharger tech question???

    Like a scalded dog. It comes on strong about 3500 rpm. I haven't taken it past 6000 rpm, though the rev limiter on the MSD box is set at 6500.

    When I have time, I'll start another thread about...
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    Re: Supercharger tech question???

    I recently bought a Midget with a Moss supercharger kit. I've only had the car a couple of months, so I'm certainly no expert.

    I've never seen more than 5 psi on the boost gauge. The Moss...
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    Re: Brake and Clutch bleeding

    Here you go. Sorry about the rotation- it's an Iphone thing.
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    Re: Brake and Clutch bleeding

    I bought one of these el cheapo bleeders and I've been amazed how well it works for solo bleeding
    https://www.turnermotorsport.com/image/brakes/brakes_bleeder_lg.jpg

    The other key to easy brake...
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    Re: Adjusting Pushrods in Pedal Box

    Just an FYI, if you get them too tight (no freeplay), the front brakes will not release properly.
  10. Thread: Rotary Sprite

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    Re: Rotary Sprite

    I had the see-though model Wankel as well. I was around 14 years old, and an avid model builder. The coolest thing about it was the lighted spark plugs.
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    Re: $17,601 and 52 bids

    If it's legit, it's part of the "barn find" craze, where a car with plenty of "patina" (read "dirt and neglect") is worth more than nice older restoration.

    Classic Motorsports mag has had some...
  12. Thread: How old are you

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    Poll: Re: How old are you

    50.

    Climbing in and out of the Sprite is motivation to maintain a semblance of flexibility.
  13. Thread: Heater Delete

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    Re: Heater Delete

    [QUOTE=David_Doan;883218]I knew this would be a "controversial" topic. My car does not have a top. I live in Texas, I don't drive it when its cold, I don't drive it in the rain, my heater core leaks,...
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    Re: Broken Axle Question?

    In a fit of inspiration (or maybe desperation), I fabbed this tool from a piece of Sch 40, 1/2 pipe. I drilled a 1/2 inch hole at the upper end of the slot and then cut the slot with a die grinder. ...
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    Re: Broken Axle Question?

    That's impressive.

    I tried drilling the middle out last night and screwing in a self-tapping screw that's used for securing wooden decking in tractor trailers. I then clamped the screw with...
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    Broken Axle Question?

    Last weekend, I decided that the Sprite would be a good vehicle for teaching my teenage son to drive a manual trans. A good plan, it seems, except that an attempted 2nd gear, tire-chirping takeoff...
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    Re: Almost ready for paint

    In one weekend, you've equalled the work that I've accomplished in six months.

    And mine doesn't look nearly that good (or clean).
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    Re: Long wheel base bugeye

    [QUOTE=aeronca65t;867045]If I wanted a skinny, long car, I'd buy an MGA :playful: ( a fine car, by the way).

    Honestly, if I really wanted a Spridget that was easier to get in and out of (and I had...
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    Re: Lightening the Sprite

    I'm very happy with my weight, thank you, but those dang BMI tables say otherwise....
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    Lightening the Sprite

    Since I bought my Sprite, I've removed nearly every extraneous thing on the car, such as the spare tire, the radio (didn't work anyway), the heater (ditto), the homemade console, etc. She seems to...
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    Re: What is the permanent fix for rear wheel seals

    Ken-
    One of the best suggestions that I've seen is to not fill the differential completely- leave the gear oil at 1/4 to 1/2 inch below the fill hole.
  22. Thread: Rotary Sprite

    by ABfish
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    Re: Rotary Sprite

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    Have you considered welding the axle back on to the flange? Shouldn't be too difficult to get the correct orientation.

    At least you'd have another backup.

    BTW, thanks for posting your...
  23. Re: BRIGHTER DASH BULBS.......anyone have numbers

    The only thing that I'd like to have brighter is the turn signal indicator. My kids are giving me grief about driving around with the turn signal on. I told them to wait until I get really old........
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    Re: How I adjusted my new rear brakes

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    I gotta say that the idea of adjusting the rear brakes, with the car running and in gear, makes me cringe. I've been around construction equipment all of my life, and I know of too many...
  25. Thread: site help

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    Re: site help

    You learn something new everyday! That's cool.
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