Project Journals

create a diary for your project and show us your progress, with up to 100 photos!

Go to Thread: PreviousNext
Go to: Forum ListMessage ListNew TopicLog In


bugeyebug
Mark Warner

(3 posts)

Registered:
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
IMG_1241.jpeg
IMG_1243.jpeg
IMG_1238.jpeg
IMG_1235.jpeg
IMG_1234.jpeg



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


Sorry, you do not have permission to post/reply in this forum.