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 Vee's New Project 'Austin Healey Sprite' (Frog Eye)

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PostSubject: Vee's New Project 'Austin Healey Sprite' (Frog Eye)   Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:17 am

Off we go again!!! Rolling Eyes



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PostSubject: Re: Vee's New Project 'Austin Healey Sprite' (Frog Eye)   Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:19 am

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PostSubject: Re: Vee's New Project 'Austin Healey Sprite' (Frog Eye)   Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:56 am

Bootiful!!

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PostSubject: Re: Vee's New Project 'Austin Healey Sprite' (Frog Eye)   Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:08 am

Might be renaming her 'Bella' which in Italian means Beautiful Very Happy l
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PostSubject: Re: Vee's New Project 'Austin Healey Sprite' (Frog Eye)   Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:34 pm

Fantastic little car ! One of my all time favourites , only going slightly green !
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PostSubject: Re: Vee's New Project 'Austin Healey Sprite' (Frog Eye)   Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:27 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Vee's New Project 'Austin Healey Sprite' (Frog Eye)   Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:29 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Vee's New Project 'Austin Healey Sprite' (Frog Eye)   Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:30 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Vee's New Project 'Austin Healey Sprite' (Frog Eye)   Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:31 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Vee's New Project 'Austin Healey Sprite' (Frog Eye)   Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:32 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Vee's New Project 'Austin Healey Sprite' (Frog Eye)   Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:33 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Vee's New Project 'Austin Healey Sprite' (Frog Eye)   Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:34 pm

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PostSubject: No Rear Brakes?!   Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:35 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Vee's New Project 'Austin Healey Sprite' (Frog Eye)   Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:49 pm

The reason we had no rear brakes as you can see they where in a shocking state, one piston had seized and brake fluid seeping out onto the back of the trye and down onto the tread very dangerous! carn't see how this passsed an MOT obviously a dodgey one!! Exclamation

Managed to order all new bits should be here Monday Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Vee's New Project 'Austin Healey Sprite' (Frog Eye)   Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:32 pm

common problem with all spridgets. Usually get oil from the rear axle where the o ring and gasket have not been replaced when the halfshaft is taken out.
wonder who did the conversion, the rear end looks great. Front ends are always difficult due to the high cost of steel bonnets.
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PostSubject: Re: Vee's New Project 'Austin Healey Sprite' (Frog Eye)   Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:56 am

Hi Bill,
You were right we have had to replace o rings and gaskets we then started to look
at the fronts another terrible sight - this little gem has been sadley negleted over the years.
Vee & Den
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PostSubject: Re: Vee's New Project 'Austin Healey Sprite' (Frog Eye)   Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:01 am

Please remember I keep parts in stock for your car if not I normally get them on a Friday with my Thursdyr order from my wholesalers
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PostSubject: Re: Vee's New Project 'Austin Healey Sprite' (Frog Eye)   Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:11 am

Glad the rear brakes are sorted! Looks like its going to be keeping Den happy! Neutral

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PostSubject: Re: Vee's New Project 'Austin Healey Sprite' (Frog Eye)   Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:43 pm

Thanks Bill,
Will get a list together and perhaps you could give us a price.
Many thanks Vee & Den
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PostSubject: Re: Vee's New Project 'Austin Healey Sprite' (Frog Eye)   Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:33 pm

Rear brakes done - fronts have been sorted thanks to the great Shaune Collier!!!!
Gear box to be looked at now.
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PostSubject: Re: Vee's New Project 'Austin Healey Sprite' (Frog Eye)   Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:20 pm

Glad to hear he has fitted the parts, bet it makes a difference with all new front brakes.
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PostSubject: Re: Vee's New Project 'Austin Healey Sprite' (Frog Eye)   Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:53 pm

It certainly does Bill we can actually stop!!
Might try and pop up to see you today re the gearbox.
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PostSubject: Re: Vee's New Project 'Austin Healey Sprite' (Frog Eye)   Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:15 pm

Thats no problem , I am in the workshop now, just keep the rain away.
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PostSubject: Re: Vee's New Project 'Austin Healey Sprite' (Frog Eye)   Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:15 am

hi vee
thanks for the jelly babies ,Shaun left them in the landy on Tuesday night , i thought it rude not to eat them all yammm Very Happy
see you later mark
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PostSubject: Re: Vee's New Project 'Austin Healey Sprite' (Frog Eye)   Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:42 pm

Well what can one say my friend! glad you enjoyed them though!!!!
Suppose will have to buy anouther pkt for Shaune don't wont to see fights brake out over jelly babies!!!! x
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