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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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    Rubber parts

    Hi guys,

    I'm just about to start assembling my sprite MK1 after a complete overhaul, and need to replace all the "rubber parts" non mechanical related in the engine compartment and was wondering if there are any complete kits and online distributors with all the replacements you need or do I need to by them separately?

    Sorry if it sound fussy, but I'm having a hard time and a limited vocabulary regarding "engineering English"

    //Alex
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    Re: Rubber parts

    No kits, gota buy each one.

    Hay, no engineers here so you will be in good company.
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    Re: Rubber parts

    Hey Jack,
    Sorry to say, but I R one, but I can play both sides of the fence!
    Scott in CA
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    Re: Rubber parts

    Ummm....yeah, there are a couple of us engineers here. We try to stay anonymous, but it doesn't always work....!
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    Re: Rubber parts

    Hmmm, Bugeyes and engineers. Wonder how that works.
    Jack Laird
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    Re: Rubber parts

    Quote Originally Posted by jlaird
    Hmmm, Bugeyes and engineers. Wonder how that works.
    I'm sure they just cry a lot
    John-Peter Smit
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    Re: Rubber parts

    Design engineer here, and I have had to deal with products compromised for low cost production before so the A series is no big deal. Besides, making old stuff run is fun.

    Odd that there are no engine compartment rubber kits.
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    Re: Rubber parts

    Try AHSpares over the pond, on your side, for good stuff. MacGregor British Car Parts, in Canada, is good with the stuff they have. No interest, just those two I have found better than most.
    Engineer, only because I was a gearhead out of the chute. Couldn't do anything else!
    Scott in CA
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    Re: Rubber parts

    All right, I got some feedback on a UK forum and found a 33 piece firewall grommet set that one of the guys recommended, not necessarily especially cheap but will at least save me a lot of trouble since they also have a branch in Sweden although I've never heard of them.

    https://www.angloparts.com/en/search/find...amp;Submit=find
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