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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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    Re: Rotary Sprite

    yep a sleeper for sure...even down to the steering wheel and hub caps!

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    Re: Rotary Sprite

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackjokr View Post
    those lights look GREAT! LED??
    No H-4's but nice crystal cut lens!
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    Re: Rotary Sprite

    Quote Originally Posted by bug_sixty View Post
    yep a sleeper for sure...even down to the steering wheel and hub caps!
    Thanks that's what I was going for, stock looks but shock and awe when I hit the gas and man it has exceed all my expectations. Also it's has been quite a hit at the local shows and cruises, and most of the old-timers have a cool Bugeye story to share. It's been awesome!
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    Wouldn't a roll bar be nice?? ....with shock and awe...

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    Re: Rotary Sprite

    Yeah it's on the list along with some suspension mods, better brakes and seat belts, until then I treat it like a road bike, pay attention and be ready to bail..
    1959 Bugeye RX Rotary
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    Re: Rotary Sprite

    I like that! H... the Teflon shield... I can't think of a better epitaph... out in a BE!

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    Re: Rotary Sprite

    Looking forward to reading through all of these pages for a bit of guidance on my own project. About to begin a rotary swap on this old race car.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

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    Re: Rotary Sprite

    Quote Originally Posted by thegarageguy View Post
    Looking forward to reading through all of these pages for a bit of guidance on my own project. About to begin a rotary swap on this old race car.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
    Looks cool! BTW, welcome, I am in Etobicoke.
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    Re: Rotary Sprite

    NICE! any idea which rotary you are looking at? You might also take a look at Brian Krause's rotary powered midget. Appears that project might be very similar to the one you are undertaking.

    https://www.britishv8.org/mg/briankraus.htm


    my project: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=a4189363b7

    best of luck!

    Quote Originally Posted by thegarageguy View Post
    Looking forward to reading through all of these pages for a bit of guidance on my own project. About to begin a rotary swap on this old race car.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
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    Re: Rotary Sprite

    My kid and I have bought a 13B and gearbox from a guy in Kitchener who is swapping an LS1 into his '92 RX7.

    JP, I am at the other end of the city, in Whitby.

    I have not had any luck finding contact info for Brian Kraus - I would love to chat with him.

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    Re: Rotary Sprite

    Dont know if this contact info is still good but I pulled it from another forum so Im assuming its OK to post his contact info.

    Brian Kraus

    K2 Motorsports, Westminster MD

    K2Motorsports@msn.com

    410-227-8029

    I had chatted with Brian via email a handful of times early on in my project and he was very helpful.
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    Re: Rotary Sprite

    That is great, thanks.

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    Re: Rotary Sprite

    Nice to know I'm not the only one crazy enough to do something like this.
    Looking for a suitable candidate now (Spridget & RX7). I'm just getting started
    so looking forward to following your progress.
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    Re: Rotary Sprite

    V-8!!!

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    Re: Rotary Sprite

    @Branson, do you have any pics or videos of your car?

    That info was correct for Brian, thanks!

    We picked up our engine and gearbox this week! Now we just need some heat in the garage.

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