Specifications

Body

  • Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite
  • Body Widened
  • Smoothed seams
  • Wheelbase lengthened
  • Windshield chopped Lexan

Engine

  • Chevy 350 bored 10 over
  • TRW Forged Pistons
  • Crane Cam 287/114
  • Malory Unilite Ignition
  • B&M blower 7 lbs boost
  • Twin Demon 625 carburetors
  • Sanderson QP1000 headers

Drive Train

  • Chevy Turbo Hydro 350
  • Lokar trans mount shifter
  • B&M 10" torque converter
  • Ford 8" 3:00 Posi
  • Custom drive shaft

Front Suspension

  • Fat Man Stainless control arms
  • Fat Man 2 drop spindles
  • Aldon Stainless coil over shocks

Rear Suspension

  • Rear Jegster Bars
  • Koni coil-over shocks
  • Ford drum brakes

Front Suspension

  • Fat Man Stainless control arms
  • Fat Man 2 drop spindles
  • Aldon Stainless coil over shocks

Steering

  • Mustang II rack narrowed
  • Lacara steering wheel
  • Flaming River stainless steering column
Less than 49,000 Austin Healey bugeye sprites were produced between 1958 and 1961, and few remain today. More information on the history can be found at Austin Healey Club USA Below are a few fun facts and statistics comparing this project with a factory stock original.

 

Before

After

Horse power

43

500+

Weight

1463 Pounds

1850 pounds

Fuel Mileage

38 MPG

8 MPG

Fuel capacity

8 Gallons

16 Gallons

Wheels

3.5" x 13"

8" x 15"

Wheel Base

80"

82"

Total length

108"

1010"

Total width

42"

4 8"

Total height

39"

35"

Ground Clearance

Unknown

5"

Top speed

80 MPH

Still Unknown

0 to 60 MPH

20.9

4.0

mile standing start

21.7

8.9 untested theory



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