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Mark Warner

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11/21/2011 05:04PM

Main British Car:

Mark Warner's 1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite w/ Turbocharged Rotary Engine
Posted by: bugeyebug
Date: October 30, 2020 09:41AM

Owner: Mark Warner
City: Arizona
Car Model: 1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite
Engine: Turbocharged Mazda Rotary
Current Status as of October 30, 2020: not-running; requires an engine rebuild, complete electrical system, gauges, lots of little engine things to be figured out (e.g., oil supply/return to the turbocharger), stiffer/taller rear springs, etc., etc., etc....

Engine: Second-generation Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) 13b; T04 Turbocharger w/ Top-mount Ebay Intercooler, DIY sheet-metal intake manifold, Ford Mustang throttle body, TiAL blow-off valve (BOV)

Cooling: Griffin Radiator, Earl's Oil cooler

Exhaust: 4-inch Downpipe, DIY straight-through "muffler" exiting in front of rear tires

Transmission: 2nd-gen Mazda RX/7 with custom shifter relocation

Rear Axle/Suspension: Custom DIY with Mazda Miata Limited Slip Differential (LSD), custom upper and lower A-arms, CV joints and shortened axles

Front Susp.: Miata hubs and spindles, custom upper/lower arms, Sweet Engineering rack & pinion

Brakes: Miata Front & Rears

Wheels/Tires: 16-inch Mazda Miatas

Body Mods: Tip-forward bonnet, cowl-induction for the intercooler, front blended scoop for oil cooler, roll bars holes, fuel tank filler relocation

Interior: Paddy Hopkirk seats, sheet metal dash and tunnel, removable steering wheel

Electrical: TBD

Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 10/30/2020 09:53AM by bugeyebug.

Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4578 posts)

10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Mark Warner's 1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite w/ Turbocharged Rotary Engine
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Date: March 10, 2022 03:10AM


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