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    New AH Sprite owner and member

    Just wanted to introduce myself before I start asking questions or posting things other than the standard Hello.

    My name is Joey, I am from the Cincinnati Ohio area and have owned way too many cars over the years and recently traded my 1974 Harley Davidson FLH for a 1968 Austin Healey Sprite. I think it was a good trade as I haven't ridden my Harley in 3 years.

    After getting the Sprite in order to make in mine and prep it for spring and be able to drive it without any real issues I have gone through and upgraded a few items.

    Okay, I am one of those people that tend to over upgrade.

    LED Lights, complete vehicle
    New Coil
    New Electronic Distributor
    New spin on oil filter adapter
    New Aluminum radiator
    New heater shutoff valve
    New floats/needles and seats for the SU carbs
    New bleeders for the front brake calipers (old ones had to be removed with vice grips)
    Adjusted the parking brake cable
    Cleaned the K&N air filter and re-oiled
    Added battery hold down bracket
    Added quick disconnect to negative battery cable
    Brakes have been bled
    Had exhaust bracket fixed as the pipe was hitting the suspension
    Added new horns as there were none in the car
    Car runs very nice, it does smoke a bit but I haven't put more than a few miles on it.

    Things yet to be fixed:
    Fuel sending unit (pretty sure I need to ground the sending unit)
    Change the top as the plastic (vinyl) top has shrunk and doesn't snap any of the connections
    I am sure I will find other items.

    Pictures are the day I got it home. It is living in the garage now next to my Karmann Ghia.

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    Re: New AH Sprite owner and member

    quite a project - looks awesome! welcome
    John-Peter Smit
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