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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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    Good time at BillM's today

    Lotta tyre kicking, got Rick's B/Midget with front lights working, wiring, bonnet closing without smacking the radiator, etcetera, etcetera....
    Got a bonnetless B/E running....carbs installed, oil line leak fixed, carbs ajdusted to run, and a road test!

    Even with the Seattle Liquid Sunshine squalls.....

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    Re: Good time at BillM's today

    What a nice thing to have a place to go on a sat. and talk little cars and mess with same. I envy you all.
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    Re: Good time at BillM's today

    Cool!

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    Re: Good time at BillM's today

    Got lots stuff done with good people. What a hoot! AND...the weather held off for us. I always learn stuff... one more time before we head out?
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    Re: Good time at BillM's today

    Yes- yesterday worked out very well! Not too much rain and we got a fair amount of work done.
    I'll attach some photos when I can get them to load--
    BillM
    '69 Sprite Mk IV
    '60 MGA
    '65 Midget

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    Re: Good time at BillM's today

    Very fun day, no drive train removals this time so lots of productive time on other things. I'm thankful for the keen observations from TOC that saved my radiator from sure death.

    Here's pics from Bill:

    Rich Dave and Mike working on Mike's Bugeye:


    BillL (Pythias) and me working out the wiring to get the lights hooked up on the Bugeye bonnet:


    BillL and I tweaking the radiator mounting:


    Mike driving his Bugeye!!
    '80 MGB roadster - pageant blue with Overdrive
    '73 RWA car + rust free tub and parts - going to build an Arkley SS!
    '78 Midget - Datsun A15 with HIF4's Dogleg 5 Speed Bugeye Bonnet with Heated Miata Seats
    '80 Datsun 210 w/60 series 5 speed

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    Re: Good time at BillM's today

    Thanks for the pictures guys - looks like you were all having fun.

    Hey - OC guys, where are we doing this?

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    Re: Good time at BillM's today

    At BillM's house.......western Washington.....


    BTW, based upon many, many years of use, the "TOC" does NOT stand for "table of contents", but "The Old Curmudgeon", as I have been referred to for several decades......

    In that photo, I am installing the carbs, if I recall.

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    Re: Good time at BillM's today

    Yes, thanks for the explanation of the name Dave.

    I'll add some bit of explanation to each photo now, I was late for the MG Car Club Northwest show at the Triple X in Issaquah this morning so I didn't have time to add much.
    '80 MGB roadster - pageant blue with Overdrive
    '73 RWA car + rust free tub and parts - going to build an Arkley SS!
    '78 Midget - Datsun A15 with HIF4's Dogleg 5 Speed Bugeye Bonnet with Heated Miata Seats
    '80 Datsun 210 w/60 series 5 speed

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    Re: Good time at BillM's today

    looks like you all had a great time, wish I could have made it there. Next time!

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    Re: Good time at BillM's today

    Next time should be relatively soonish - at least for those going to Wisconsin in July!!
    Anyone taking a Spridget to Nevada in June?
    '80 MGB roadster - pageant blue with Overdrive
    '73 RWA car + rust free tub and parts - going to build an Arkley SS!
    '78 Midget - Datsun A15 with HIF4's Dogleg 5 Speed Bugeye Bonnet with Heated Miata Seats
    '80 Datsun 210 w/60 series 5 speed

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    Re: Good time at BillM's today

    Nice to see Mike's Bugeye, even if only in pictures. For the longest time, I thought of it as the "alleged" Bugeye!.

    Phil

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    Re: Good time at BillM's today

    Faces to names!!
    '64 MGB, '67 Lotus Elan S-3 DHC,'69 Lotus Elan +2
    '78 Alfa Romeo Spider-undergoing surgery: O=\*/=O
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    Re: Good time at BillM's today

    The 1st picture has names from right to left, the rest are left to right.
    '80 MGB roadster - pageant blue with Overdrive
    '73 RWA car + rust free tub and parts - going to build an Arkley SS!
    '78 Midget - Datsun A15 with HIF4's Dogleg 5 Speed Bugeye Bonnet with Heated Miata Seats
    '80 Datsun 210 w/60 series 5 speed

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    Re: Good time at BillM's today

    I meant it was good to be able to ~do~ that.
    '64 MGB, '67 Lotus Elan S-3 DHC,'69 Lotus Elan +2
    '78 Alfa Romeo Spider-undergoing surgery: O=\*/=O
    '84 300D Turbo-"Diesela"-Now my Daily: Oo|≣|oO
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