Apparently Healy modified the floor pan of the racing Sprites to allow the
back of the seat to sit lower.
This had several benefits, a. lowered C of G., b. Raised the squab to
provide more leg support and, c. moved the shoulders of the driver back for
a more comfortable wheel position.
The steering column can also be shortened by a skilled welder.
For more information check out The Sprite Car Club of Australia
> From: Andy Webster <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Big Folks
> Date: Thursday, 26 August 1999 16:51
> Have any of us less petite spridgeteers worked out how to steal any extra
> leg room?
> I don't know how anybody can fit in with a factory steering wheel!
> mine has a little sports wheel.
> Has anybody perhaps thinned the seat cushion, so their butt is a bit
> to the floor...I suspect this would be of assistance.
> I'm fine in my bros MkIII sprite, but in the MkII my knees just hit the
> bottom of the dashboard. I'm always trying to get the seat back just one
> more inch...
> 6'4" but a mere 200lb.
> >From: HFC <email@example.com>
> >Reply-To: HFC <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >To: Robert Duquette <RobertDuquette@Sympatico.ca>
> >CC: Spridgets <email@example.com>
> >Subject: Re: Big Folks
> >Date: Thu, 26 Aug 1999 00:34:32 -0700
> >WFO Herb
> >6'2" 253 athletic pounds... loves fast cars, even faster
> >Robert Duquette wrote:
> > > Then, that begs the question: Does anyone find the top of the
> > > frame to be a hinderance, especially where traffic lights are
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > >
> > > >Well, it seems the majority of us are at least 6 ft and over 200
> > > >I find that rather amusing considering the size of our little cars!
> > > >Sorry to have started that old thread again...I missed the first
> > > >
> > > >Harris
> > > >'59 Bugeye Sprite AN520769
> > > >