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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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    Whole project must go

    Now FREE to a good home: At 75 I find I have more projects than time. I must get rid of my project cars to make room to work in my shop. This forum has been very helpful to me and I am hoping someone here will love them and “take them to raise.”

    In 2016, I purchased two MK III sprites (1966 and 1967) and all related parts from someone I know. I have documentation for both cars (bills of sale and prior registrations).

    Now FREE to a good home: would need to pick up the whole lot at my house outside of Huntsville, Alabama. I will assist in loading and insuring that all parts are included.

    Lots of pictures are in a Google album here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/FFKASBigdmpjuYCV8
    Call or text me at two five six 565 three, one, one, two or email spiritdancin at yahoo dot com

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    Re: Whole project must go

    I'm 73, and sympathise.
    Back in the day, I figured time/money/energy: if you had two, you could get things done. Now I realize that one of the two HAS to be 'energy' - time and money just doesn't do it alone, unless you are wealthy enough that you can hire everything out. These days I've got more money than time (according to our financial guy -something about being too 'mature' for wine, women, and/or song); and more time than energy, but even the time is running out. We're moving to getting various projects wrapped up, and have finally started finding new homes for stuff.
    Wish you well
    1959 pristine 948 cc Bug-Eye; DCOE, 5 speed; bought 1971
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    Re: Whole project must go

    Thanks for your support.
    I am maintenance guy for IT (home network and devices) at our house (20 acres, two story house, 2000 sqft shop, ect) as well as mechanic for cars, trucks, motorcycles, mowers, generators and anything else. I am working half time at Univ Alabama Huntsville Art Dept, and just renewed my small business license. Design and build steel, stone and wood items for homes.
    Thank goodness my wife is the gardener!

    Your assessment is right on target: without energy, nothing will get done. I'm having to curb my desire to do everything myself.
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    Re: Whole project must go: NOW FREE TO GOOD HOME

    Cannot bring myself to send my cars to junk yard. Come get them and all the parts and they are yours.
    check out classifieds for contact info.
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    Re: Whole project must go: NOW FREE TO GOOD HOME

    Jim, Iím out of the country and would love to have your projects. Can you wait about 10 days?
    Thanks, Rut

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    Re: Whole project must go

    And Rut lives near you. He needs more stuff to work on in his “dotage”! He’ll give them a good home.
    Jim Gruber - Apollo Beach, FL
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    Re: Whole project must go: NOW FREE TO GOOD HOME

    Quote Originally Posted by Rut View Post
    Jim, Iím out of the country and would love to have your projects. Can you wait about 10 days?
    Thanks, Rut
    Sure Rut, I can wait for you. Thanks!
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    Re: Whole project must go

    Jim,
    PM sent.
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    Re: Whole project must go

    These are the kinds of things that make me want to jump, but I'm so knee deep in my own projects that I don't have the time, space or money to take them on. I'm sure someone will take them.

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    Re: Whole project must go

    Going to check into vehicle donation program at public radio. Not sure what the will take and what not.
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    Re: Whole project must go

    Those are my favorite vintage! Have three already but if you weren't so darn far away I'd be there in a flash. Course my project's now are dragging and I'm 71.

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    Working on quality rather than quantity

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