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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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    So I guess I don't need to lay off the churros after all

    Widened Midget for sale :0

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    Re: So I guess I don't need to lay off the churros after all

    Looks like he did a fairly decent job of it but that makes it almost wider than it is long. I would be skeptical of the integrity of it though.
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    Re: So I guess I don't need to lay off the churros after all

    Quote Originally Posted by Bayless View Post
    Looks like he did a fairly decent job of it but that makes it almost wider than it is long. I would be skeptical of the integrity of it though.
    I sure would be too. The transmission/prop-shaft tunnel is a critical player in the stiffness of a Sprite.
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    Re: So I guess I don't need to lay off the churros after all

    More room to sit and easier, as if it wasn't already, engine compartment.
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    Re: So I guess I don't need to lay off the churros after all

    I think it looks pretty good, though I think better at about half the extra width. I have seen small blocks in unwidened Sprites, though I am sure some surgery of the innnards is required.

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