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Thread: Sprite MK III upgrades - recommendations?

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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    Re: Sprite MK III upgrades - recommendations?

    Kurt, I have a sway bar in my boxes/piles of parts. I think the oversize is 5/8" so this in the standard. I found an attachment plate for the A arm on eBay but just one. It appears that two would be required. I could fab one but will just order in case the steel is more than just mild variety.
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    Re: Sprite MK III upgrades - recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by twas_brillig View Post
    Saxman: where did you get your LED panel lights?

    A few minor thoughts:

    - real air cleaners (your choice; keep the originals but replace them with something that will keep more than just the gravel out)
    - clean up the SUs
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    I was also thinking that adding Sophia Loren to the passenger seat would be a worthwhile upgrade, for those of us of similar vintages to the cars........ Doug
    Perhaps Bardot would be another choice while ordering passenger seat filler.....
    Any particular air cleaner set up you can recommend?
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    Re: Sprite MK III upgrades - recommendations?

    I like a 11/16 or a 3/4 bar but considering the condition of my roads probably stick to the 11/16 in the future. Those both need re-enforcing.

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    Re: Sprite MK III upgrades - recommendations?

    No real suggestions for air filters; at one time I cobbled together a couple of aluminum plates so I could stick the standard paper air filter between them. THese days we've got Webers, and are trying to fit Unipods onto the velocity stacks on one and a Warneford brand with some sort of foam filter. I kind of miss the old paper ones, 'cause them I could see if they needed replacing or not. Doug
    PS: Jim - we have a 3000 with the wee seats in the back; I'm thinking Sophia in the front and Brigitte might fit in the rear....
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