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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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    Potential New Project

    Good day all.

    I have been off the site for quite a while.
    So here's the deal.

    I may be about to start a new project with a beautiful yellow Bugeye. Paint and bodywork immaculately completed by B Rod and Custom in Knoxville five or six years ago for a friend who never had the time to complete the project.

    Problem is that I need to clean out garage space. I have three abandoned project cars that need to go. Two Bugeyes and a 1966 Sprite. I am about to post them on the typical sites. I will be asking $3500 for the lot.
    Ray N. Evans
    Oak Ridge, Tennessee


    1966 Sprite HAN8 60603

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    Re: Potential New Project

    Ray,

    Welcome Back. Exciting to know that you are back among the BE Community once again. Hoping that life's hurdles are in your rear view mirror. I just got a quote on beautiful paintwork for Bugsy 2 weeks ago. $8,000. After doing a complete spit take the decision was immediately made, I'm painting Bugsy myself.

    Sounds like you've got enough spare part and a donor for Disc Brake Upgrade and maybe a larger A Series engine. Congrats again and welcome back.
    Jim Gruber - Apollo Beach, FL
    Bugsy I - '68 Sprite w BE Bonnet - Gone but not forgotten
    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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    Re: Potential New Project

    Ray:

    What a wonderful surprise!

    Whitephrog never made it to Europe. I got re-directed to Saudi Arabia to work on Yemen for a few years (and the car went to storage) and I just arrived in Barbados a week ago. The car will likely ship next week or the week after. Barbados is the traditional right hand drive country. I purchased all the items for a RHD conversion, including a plastic RHD dash. By any chance might you have a RHD metal dash? I'm considering the RHD conversion, but doing electrical grounds on a plastic dash seems problematic.

    Welcome back. I'm so happy to hear from you.

    Mike Pennell

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    Re: Potential New Project

    Mike

    I don't have anything RHD. Here's one on eBay UK.....very pricey.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Austin-Healey-Frogeye-Sprite-Dashboard/113734324031?hash=item1a7b180f3f:g:8dMAAOSw5cNYkN4 a
    Ray N. Evans
    Oak Ridge, Tennessee


    1966 Sprite HAN8 60603

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