Healey Sports Cars

mods & upgrades for Healey (Nash, Austin, or Jensen) cars, including engine swaps

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Anarchy99
Jim Purdy
Memphis, TN
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12/06/2013 03:54PM

Main British Car:
61 austin healey sprite LS6

Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: Anarchy99
Date: April 21, 2014 03:37PM

I'm thinking really really seriously about that... I'm going to get the brakes sorted out and see what it does and probably order a set after that.


Anarchy99
Jim Purdy
Memphis, TN
(129 posts)

Registered:
12/06/2013 03:54PM

Main British Car:
61 austin healey sprite LS6

Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: Anarchy99
Date: May 30, 2015 09:11AM

I guess I should update this a little bit... I've gone through a few different engine combos on the little car in the last year. Below is when I had it supercharged with a 142 blower... I loved it but I got sick of no kidding having to fix the front end everytime I got on it and it would raise the front wheels up. Pulled that engine and put an engine I built from an old L-82 corvette. Nothing too crazy... Maybe 375 hp, but more than enough and way more manageable. Had to put it all under a 429 Cobra jet scoop. It fits but not with much clearance. I stayed with the 200-4r trans and daily drive it when it's not raining. I now reside out in the Norfolk/Virginia beach area so stop me if you see me driving by.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/spritetop_zpsf3f220dd.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsdsikxlaw.jpg

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Anarchy99
Jim Purdy
Memphis, TN
(129 posts)

Registered:
12/06/2013 03:54PM

Main British Car:
61 austin healey sprite LS6

Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: Anarchy99
Date: April 17, 2017 09:18AM

Just picked up a new front end for the Sprite. I really didn't want to cut the Thomas denner hood. Picked up a fiberglass frontend from a guy in eBay, drove up and picked it up. Going to figure out how to mount it and also how I'm going to modify it for the engine setup. It's super light compared to my all steel frontend. Should shave a good amount of weight off an already light car.
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/IMG_2492_zpsk8fvsur6.jpg


Anarchy99
Jim Purdy
Memphis, TN
(129 posts)

Registered:
12/06/2013 03:54PM

Main British Car:
61 austin healey sprite LS6

Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: Anarchy99
Date: December 13, 2020 08:09PM

It's been awhile since I updated but I'm going back to the 142 supercharger setup. It was right. Similar to the pic below but with RHS aluminum heads. Updating everything in the car over the winter, new side pipes, new headers, etc. Should really do a build journal but hell been doing it this way for awhile I guess.
https://i.postimg.cc/4N7t7HC4/20201213-124625.jpgpicture sharing


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: 88v8
Date: December 14, 2020 04:26AM

OK, that will be quite something.
Look forward to seeing it in place without cutting the hood.

Ivor :}


Anarchy99
Jim Purdy
Memphis, TN
(129 posts)

Registered:
12/06/2013 03:54PM

Main British Car:
61 austin healey sprite LS6

Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: Anarchy99
Date: December 14, 2020 11:51AM

Nope, It'll definitely be coming through the hood!!!


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2701 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: rficalora
Date: December 15, 2020 09:58AM

Power is... adequate!

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