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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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    1275 engines and some parts $$

    I have been cleaning out a storage facility I have; and have come across two 1275 complete engines; and a tranny for one of them. I know when I acquired them they had been taken out of running cars. Mind you this was about 1985!! They have been stored inside a storage builing (unheated) ever since then. I cannot give anyone any idea on their true condition as of now.
    Any idea on what they might bring if sold?
    I havent had the time to look at alot of the other parts as of yet. I know there are two aluminum wire mesh headlight air intakes for brake cooling or what ever you want to duct it to that are brand new.( possibly for a 1500 midget body, but think they will fit alot of cars.) There is a header in a box but I do not know what it goes to other than a 4cyl. Once upon a time I purchased the entire contents of a british car repair shop and these are some of the items. Anyone have a desire to own an older Sun machine? :-) This a real hodge podge of stuff. Sold or traded two storage containers of stuff back in 85 to concentrate on Big Healey parts. Think there is an MGA tranny a TR4 head. Tons on new su needles in the vials! Groan, not sure I should have started cleaning!!

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    Re: 1275 engines and some parts $$

    Around here 1275 engines are about $200 as cores. Hap of Acme Speed shop may be interested in them.
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    Re: 1275 engines and some parts $$

    My landlord just picked up a 73 Midget squarebody complete but rough for $175 in Upstate SC. Core engines without ancillaries usually go for $100-125 around here with no waranty on what's inside. More for a guaranteed good engine. I'm always looking for core 1275 engines for my race customers. Might have a few big Healey parts for trade. Only 2.5 hours from Augusta.

    Mike Miller
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