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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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    Will B brakes work on BE

    Fellow closing up shop in my area, and has two derlick rubber bumper MGBs. Will the front brakes change over to my Bugeye?About steering wheel?

    Is there anything eles that I may want to consider for parts. Don't want to talk to him till I know if I can use any of the B stuff.
    1958 Austin Healey Sprite

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    Re: Will B brakes work on BE

    Classic Motorsports used B calipers for their project Midget. used the MGB calipers, Triumph Spitfire Rotors, adapters from Winner's Circle ($164) - Article says, larger pistons (2.125" vs 2") will act as larger heat sink for braking repeatedly and increase clamping force. But, they said, in theory would not decrease stopping distance.
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    Re: Will B brakes work on BE

    Thanks, I will leave them be
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    Re: Will B brakes work on BE

    there are some things that are shared - signal stalks come to mind - not sure it is worth it to you or the other fellow to sort out what but...
    John-Peter Smit
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