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    For Sale Hardtop for sale

    I have what I believe is a factory hardtop which is currently on my 66 Sprite. It was repainted (professionally) about ten years ago and has spent most of the intervening years in my cellar. Moving...
  2. Thread: Fasteners

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    Fasteners

    While replacing the rear shocks on my 67 Sprite I stripped one of the bolts.which attach the shock to the body. Where do you get replacement hardware for these cars?
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    Engine breathing/leaks

    I have a 67 Sprite with a 1275 in it. The 1275 has a breather "port" on the front of the engine on the timing chain cover. It also has a vented cap on the rocker arm cover and a tube for a vent on...
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    Re: Spridget Starter

    New ring gear....or at least it was
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    Spridget Starter

    I have a new Moss starter on a rebuilt 1275 . It works but is noisy and sometimes misses the ring gear. I'm told that there are no shims with this application, just bolt it on and it should work but...
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    Re: hood or bonnet whichever you prefer

    OK so I'm thinking there were probably two washers on the rear bolts and none on the front and then I put one on each bolt when I put it back together.

    Thanks
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    hood or bonnet whichever you prefer

    The last time I pulled my engine on my 66 sprite when I replaced the bonnet the back of it is about 3/4 of an inch lower than it was or should be. I've fiddled with it and concluded i have no idea...
  8. Thread: flat spot

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    Re: flat spot

    Lookin for my spare cap right now. Yeah I know, it should be in the car...
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    Re: flat spot

    So you guys will love this. Before going to get the oil I pulled the Distributor cap. I was using for the first time my Costco LED light and it is REALLY bright. I noticed on the inside of the cap...
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    Re: flat spot

    The distributor is new from Northwest Auto Parts (not sure of exact name) I checked the advance (Vacuum)and it looked like it was working. I will check Distributor again for cracks, arcs and advance...
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    Re: flat spot

    So I was just reading some of the other forums and I have been using MMO in my dashpots and there is a bit of a stumble occasionally on acceleration, so I am thinking I need to use a heavier oil in...
  12. Thread: flat spot

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    flat spot

    I have a 66 Sprite with a rebuilt 1275, new distributor and Petronix. My problem is that exactly at 2500 rpm's I have a misfire and rough running, above that point it smooths out and below it's also...
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    Odd Bonnet question

    So over the years I have lost count how many times I have removed the "bonnet" on my 66 Sprite for various repairs. Anyways I noticed last week that the bonnet, where it meets the bulkhead, is about...
  14. Thread: radio antenna

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    radio antenna

    So I have a working period motorola radio for my Sprite but no antenna and I am reluctant to drill any holes anywhere.
    Anyone have a creative way to fashion an antenna on these cars without drilling...
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    Steering wheel blues

    So I bought a steering wheel that looked EXACTLY like the cracked one i have in my 66 Sprite but when I went to put it on , the hole through the wheel was just a bit smaller than mine. So now I have...
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    Re: Rattle that won't go away

    Thanks, Some good idea to check out this weekend. I betting on the bolts for the shocks.
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    Rattle that won't go away

    So here's the problem. 66 Sprite rebuilt rear end all new parts except those 2 struts that connect the shocks and rear springs.
    I am getting a clanking sound every time I hit a bump(both sides). I...
  18. Thread: radiators

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    Re: radiators

    That was exactly what I was wondering !

    Would a cheap ebay Chinese radiator solve the problem.

    Actually the car doesn't run too hot but it will creep up to 200 at a stop light in the summer...
  19. Thread: radiators

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    radiators

    After replacing my 1098 with a 1275 I find the car running hotter. I still am using the old radiator, which has been professionally cleaned etc.
    Have others found it necessary to update radiators...
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    Re: Compression/spark plugs

    It seems that the 1275 engine was around 9 CR or 8.8 w/standard pistons which should show a reading of about 165 which is what I had, so I think I was mistaken about there being no piston dish.
    The...
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    Re: Compression/spark plugs

    Well honestly I am only working from memory on the pistons but they were bought like three years ago from Moss when I rebuilt the engine and the compression test sure doesn't support an 8.8 to 1...
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    Re: Compression/spark plugs

    Wow thanks for the quick reply and excellent info.
    I have BP8ES in there now and they are too cold so I will try a little hotter. i think I am at about 11 according to the compression test.
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    Compression/spark plugs

    Need help on a strange question. I rebuilt a late 1275 engine, the 12V----- one with low compression (dished pistons). As part of the rebuild I had to replace the pistons with Moss replacements (20...
  24. Thread: Fender removal

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    Fender removal

    How hard is it to remove the front fenders (not bumpers)?

    I want to check for latent rust on my MkIII Sprite which was an older restoration done before I bought the car. I assume I remove the...
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    installing new top

    Anyone know of a link to instructions for installing a new soft top for a 67 Sprite?

    Thanks In advance
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