Glad I got a chance to meet several of the list folk this afternoon at the
swap meet. FWIW, you all look exactly like I though you would. Except for
Larry. But the scarf tipped me off.
I picked up a copy of Austin Cars, a practical service guide for all Austin
models from 1932 - 1959. Perhaps the brake section would have been of
interest to Frank! Also picked up a Smiths combo guage and a Smiths oil
pressure guage, one of which will go in the '68 Sprite. The chrome rings
looked rather sloppy sitting in the parts bins, but when I got back, I took
a plastic scrubbing pad and some windex to them and they cleaned up very
Question about oil pressure guages: When a functioning guage is
disconnected from the car, should the needle sit exactly at zero, or does
this one need to be rebuilt?
I was disappointed that there weren't more Spridget parts. Perhaps all of
the good ones have been bought up already? The only things I picked up that
I needed was a cover for my fuse block ($1.00), some set screws for the air
manifold injection ports on the Sprite ($1.00 each), and some Midget
postcards. And I was hoping to see a bugeye bonnet, but the only thing I
came across was the grille. And the purchase of the rest of the
basket-case-looking bugeye was required.