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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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    One Step Backwards.......

    I decided that I'd finally get around to installing the heater box.

    Open hood

    Notice a hose in way

    Take hose off

    Notice that there's a metal line in the way

    Take clamps off of metal line

    Battery's in the way - remove battery

    Noticed that there's a space for the metal line
    to go through on the heater box

    Put heater box into position - can't get bolts started

    Remove heater box - still can't get bolts started

    Reinstall battery,line clamps,& hose

    Put Midget back in garage

    Go back in house - tempted to take up drinking again
    Just Remember.......
    NOBODY ever says "COOL PRIUS!"

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    Re: One Step Backwards.......

    Sounds like my last month in the garage. Progress comes slowly sometimes....
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    Re: One Step Backwards.......

    And to add injury to insult,the plastic choke knob broke,
    cutting my finger.
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    Re: One Step Backwards.......

    I went to bolt in the Fuel Pump on Bugsy to the rivnut I had previously installed on right rear panel. I tried using a NF bolt instead of a NC thread bolt. When it didn’t go I ran a NF Tap in there. Now it mean replacing the rivnut. I hate when I I screw up at end of day when I’m tired and try todo one more little project.
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    Re: One Step Backwards.......

    I seem to have more patience for others and much less for myself now a days.

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    Re: One Step Backwards.......

    But I had a triumph with bolts I screwed up and fixed them but now 2-3 hours on that project. This crap takes forever.
    Jim Gruber - Apollo Beach, FL
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    Re: One Step Backwards.......

    Doug, you probably already know those threads are 1/4 x 28. You probably will have to clean up the threads. I had to run a tap through mine but if you have or can borrow a thread chaser it is less dangerous.
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    Re: One Step Backwards.......

    On the Alfa Spider, they installed a heater box and built a car around it. So it is said.

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    Re: One Step Backwards.......

    Spent all afternoon the other day getting brake line to rear of car fit. Went to install starter and SOB no matter how I clocked it I could not get starter to go in without ripping out the brake line. Time to get some cupro nickel and splice into part of the line. I hate brake lines����
    Jim Gruber - Apollo Beach, FL
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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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