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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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    How to Restore a Bugeye in an Hour

    A great video for anyone who's resored a Spridget:

    Rick

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    Re: How to Restore a Bugeye in an Hour

    Rick....you didn't happen to make it to the Conclave in the Black Hill's did you? Didn't think to ask before the event. We made it and thought it came off quite well. Saw Nelson and his Mk2 Sprite there.

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    Re: How to Restore a Bugeye in an Hour

    Kurt,

    No, I didn't make it. Kind of a long haul out there from Massachusetts, although a few of our Austin-Healey Club of New England members did make it out.
    Rick

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    Re: How to Restore a Bugeye in an Hour

    Quote Originally Posted by nomad View Post
    Rick....you didn't happen to make it to the Conclave in the Black Hill's did you? Didn't think to ask before the event. We made it and thought it came off quite well. Saw Nelson and his Mk2 Sprite there.

    Kurt
    I saw a picture of Nelson's Car - I presume you connected with Mark (Abarth69) and his Innocenti C
    John-Peter Smit
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    Re: How to Restore a Bugeye in an Hour

    That was the first time I had my car out this year. The engine came out in March so I could install a fast road cam. After putting it together I blew up the pistons and had to have them custom made because of my over bore. I had 10 miles on the engine when i left for Conclave. I don't know if Kurt connected with Mark but I did.
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    Re: How to Restore a Bugeye in an Hour

    Quote Originally Posted by Nelson View Post
    That was the first time I had my car out this year. The engine came out in March so I could install a fast road cam. After putting it together I blew up the pistons and had to have them custom made because of my over bore. I had 10 miles on the engine when i left for Conclave. I don't know if Kurt connected with Mark but I did.
    Mark posted the pic of you parked next to him (or close) - great shot and looks like a great time! Ms Triss is currently parked up needing a water pump and various other gubbins
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