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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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    Electrical Wiring has started.


    I am going to use a small eBay wiring harness for rat rods etc...
    I have the wires separated, numbered and laid out for the different circuits.
    Most importantly I have the name of a local who is a paid gun when all else fails.
    I will try to do as much as possible and if I hit a dead end, I will bring him in.
    Miss Eva needs a master cut off switch to start.
    This created for a new small cheap tool. Now I can cut and crimp my own battery cables.



    Brute Hammer Crimper Tool - Crimp Battery

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    Re: Richmond VA 1960 Bugeye Bringing Miss Eva back to life.

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    Re: Richmond VA 1960 Bugeye Bringing Miss Eva back to life.

    I think I have it sorted out and I am moving forward.

    I finally got my slave cylinder tubing routed and connected. I need some clips and that will be behind me.

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    Re: Richmond VA 1960 Bugeye Bringing Miss Eva back to life.

    B335DC70-5628-4BA5-9AEE-D46DB55B9459.jpegOn line purchase as I polished my accelerator linkage and needed a new gas pedal. I am running a later year sprite assembly.

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    Wiring Continues


    Headlights

    Rear Lights


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    Re: Richmond VA 1960 Bugeye Bringing Miss Eva back to life.

    Front Turn Signals

    The connectors AH originally used are not practical with my new wiring harness. I soldered the three connections on each light for a better connection.

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    License Plate Light Assembly
    I did not paint my Plinth Body Color. Rear end needed some contrast.

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    Re: Richmond VA 1960 Bugeye Bringing Miss Eva back to life.

    Looking good. I can’t wait to get to that point. I’m still sanding and sanding and sanding.........."
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    Re: Richmond VA 1960 Bugeye Bringing Miss Eva back to life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodyspit75 View Post
    Looking good. I can’t wait to get to that point. I’m still sanding and sanding and sanding.........."
    Keep at it. It will happen.

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    Re: Richmond VA 1960 Bugeye Bringing Miss Eva back to life.


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    Front End Lighting Wiring Complete


    Installed some plugs on the headlights


    I am going to order some split looms to tidy up the wires once I am pretty sure everything is in place.

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    Re: Richmond VA 1960 Bugeye Bringing Miss Eva back to life.

    lovely - such a neat installation (and orderly tools in the background) you're a robot aren't you?
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    Re: Richmond VA 1960 Bugeye Bringing Miss Eva back to life.

    Quote Originally Posted by JPSmit View Post
    lovely - such a neat installation (and orderly tools in the background) you're a robot aren't you?
    The garage is a mess. I will have to post a picture of my electrical wiring tables. Every couple of days I have to pack up the tools and start the mess again.

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    Re: Richmond VA 1960 Bugeye Bringing Miss Eva back to life.

    Quote Originally Posted by hcallaway View Post
    The garage is a mess. I will have to post a picture of my electrical wiring tables. Every couple of days I have to pack up the tools and start the mess again.
    (but how do we know you aren't still a robot pretending to mess up your garage so that we won't realize that robots are in our midst?)
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    I am a visual builder.

    I have to have it sitting in front of me as I work.






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    Re: Richmond VA 1960 Bugeye Bringing Miss Eva back to life.

    I was able to clean up the rest of the garage early before the temperatures started rising.

    Also changed out a fuel pump and ignition switch on the Jeep Gladiator.

    She will fire but it is still not getting fuel.

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    Re: Richmond VA 1960 Bugeye Bringing Miss Eva back to life.

    I have lights on the front.

    And lights in the rear.

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    Miss Eva added a new stable mate.


    2001 Porsche Boxster

    Triptronic Transmission

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    Re: Richmond VA 1960 Bugeye Bringing Miss Eva back to life.

    The Jeep Gladiator had to leave and join a friends car collection for me to pick up the Boxster.
    I still have access to it, so maybe it is the best situation for someone who spent years building it.

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    Re: Richmond VA 1960 Bugeye Bringing Miss Eva back to life.

    You do realize having that other toy in the garage will delay you in getting the Bugeye done. Looking good, waiting to hear vroom, vroom noises soon. Me 2nd painter is supposed to have quote back to me early this week.
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    Bugsy IV - '60 Bugeye - 1,275+.040 and a 5-Speed - CA Car - 2nd Owner from new - 10/12 Painting done, reassembly, cutting, and buffing in progress.

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