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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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    Help with carb hook up for 948 Bugeye

    I am unsure how to 1) hook up the stirrup to the jet lever assembly, 2)hook up the two throttle springs, and 3)how the choke cable bracket hooks up. I have included a pic of how I think they go together. Can someone tell me if this is correct? If there is anything wrong, can someone tell me how to correct it? Thanks for your help.
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    Re: Help with carb hook up for 948 Bugeye

    You got it, well done.
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    Re: Help with carb hook up for 948 Bugeye

    Thanks, Jack. I recently went to a British car show, and not one person had their Bugeye stock. I normally go there to drool, dream, and use cars as references. Am I going to be the only one on the road with a stock Bugeye?
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    Re: Help with carb hook up for 948 Bugeye

    There's at least two on the road, you and Jack!

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    Re: Help with carb hook up for 948 Bugeye

    I had a setup of H1's on my 948 but swapped them for a nice set of HS2's. From my experiences your setup looks good.
    Of course you need the choke cable to go through a mounting above the stirrup and have something on the end to come up against the 'hole' in the center so it will pull up. Then springs at the ends of the levers pull it back down.
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    Re: Help with carb hook up for 948 Bugeye

    Well in all truthfulness Miss Agatha is not all stock, however she will pass except in the company of a select few. LOL
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    Re: Help with carb hook up for 948 Bugeye

    There are at least three of us working on that goal. It is rare to see one at a show approaching stock.

    Brian

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    Re: Help with carb hook up for 948 Bugeye

    Non stock.

    Elec fuel pump
    Screw type stainless hose clamps
    Stainless bolts and nuts except for grade 8 ones.
    Tires not orginal type.
    Seat belts hidden behind seats.
    Floor carpet rather than rubber.
    1098 exhaust manifold
    Crank case breather where manual fuel pump went
    Modern Battery and cables
    Screw on oil filter.

    Now you know. Miss Agatha is not perfet except in my mind, LOL.
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    Re: Help with carb hook up for 948 Bugeye

    Mine is mostly stock, except for the slightly modified radiator and a later distributor. Beyond that, it's a stock setup through and through.
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