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Discuss the Austin Healey Sprite and the MG Midget. Two different but similar cars sometimes referred to collectively as the Spridget.

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    New wheels here also

    Except that by wheels, I really mean wheels.

    that said, I am very happy - I have never seen a set for sale locally and the price was more than fair - I see some refinishing in my future though.

    John-Peter Smit
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    Re: New wheels here also

    What are those from?
    Jim Gruber - Apollo Beach, FL
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    Re: New wheels here also

    They are Midget wheels - Cosmic is the company (racing wheels I think) they seem lighter. They are made in Britain but I don't know a lot about the company.

    Just googled and found this - https://mk1-performance-conversions.co.uk/cosmic.htm

    accessory company.
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    Re: New wheels here also

    very cool!
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    Re: New wheels here also

    Nice find. I've always seen Cosmics with black inserts, but they look cool without the black on them.
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    Re: New wheels here also

    Quote Originally Posted by HealeyRick View Post
    Nice find. I've always seen Cosmics with black inserts, but they look cool without the black on them.

    They might well end up with inserts again (though I prefer graphite) I have a few projects ahead of them but, they will be stripped back and then I can figure out how to refinish them.
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    Re: New wheels here also

    Quote Originally Posted by JPSmit View Post
    They might well end up with inserts again (though I prefer graphite) I have a few projects ahead of them but, they will be stripped back and then I can figure out how to refinish them.
    Powdercoat?
    Rick

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    Re: New wheels here also

    Kent Miller in Cincinnati has a set of those on his Black BE with Black inserts. Perhaps he will post a picture of what they look like finished that way.
    Jim Gruber - Apollo Beach, FL
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    Re: New wheels here also

    Quote Originally Posted by HealeyRick View Post
    Powdercoat?
    I've thought of it - though it can get spendy in a hurry. In the shed for now till I at least get the Midget driveable for the summer
    John-Peter Smit
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    Re: New wheels here also

    I wish I could find wheels that could be both sprite bolt pattern and Chevy bolt pattern. Need 4 lug up front and 5 lug out back... Any ideas?

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    Re: New wheels here also

    Quote Originally Posted by anarchy99 View Post
    I wish I could find wheels that could be both sprite bolt pattern and Chevy bolt pattern. Need 4 lug up front and 5 lug out back... Any ideas?
    There are any number of companies that custom drill bolt patterns.

    https://www.bbwheelsonline.com/wheel...bolt-patterns/

    https://www.americanracing.com/faq

    https://www.wolfrace.com/cnc-drilling.php

    https://www.customwheelsexpress.com/...-of-p-665.html

    https://www.wheelspecialists.com/

    to name a few
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    Re: New wheels here also

    VTO Wheels offers both 4 lug and 5 lug in the Classic 8 Series, but I think you have to go at least 15". I think Hap is still a VTO dealer.

    https://www.vtowheels.com/index.html
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    Re: New wheels here also

    Much appreciated... Now I need to figure out what I want. I have to stick with 13 inch up front, no clearance for 15's sadly

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    Re: New wheels here also

    Quote Originally Posted by anarchy99 View Post
    Much appreciated... Now I need to figure out what I want. I have to stick with 13 inch up front, no clearance for 15's sadly
    True and I can completely sympathize with your reluctance to modify your car in any way.
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