Wow HealeyRick, thanks so much for reposting Franks post from 2004. Looking
back I met Frank in 2006 when looking for a replacement LBC for my 68
Spitfire. I think I met him via a search on craigslist and keyed in British
car and he was selling an LBC but it was sold and he said I would be
happier with a Spridget instead of any other LBC. I found my deep pink on
eBay and she didn't even have one bid. The auction started at 1K and I was
in contact with the owner Ryan and offered 1.5k if he would obtain a new
title. The rest is history.
62 Sprite "Pinky"
On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, brian S <email@example.com> wrote:
> LOL, that's good Rick.
> I'm wondering if Frank is the one haunting the electrical.
> He did the harness in it and possibly his ghost is not happy
> and he doesn't want his wiring being used with the
> engine trans I just put in.
> It was built by Rivergate.
> I was hoping that he would be ok with it, since I did NOT
> buy it directly from Rivergate....
> Brian S.
> Bugeyeracer finally resto'ed!
> Thanks to Frank C.!
> > Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:36:49 -0400
> > Subject: Re: [Spridgets] I think my car is haunted, backstory
> > Won't be the first time. A 2004 post from Frank:
> > I Do believe in ghosts now. And one is haunting the A40.
> > Tonight I moved the A40 across the street to mow the lawn. (it sits on
> > my corner with a for sale sign) I left the keys in the ignition and
> > went about mowing the lawn. I can see it right across the street it's
> > just there. All of a sudden I see the lights are on, OK, maybe my leg
> > hit the column light switch (it's opposite the key and way high) but
> > maybe I hit it somehow. I walk across the street to turn them off.
> > The door is locked! I didn't lock it, you can only lock it with the key
> > which is still in the ignition. (NOS door locks installed a month ago
> > thanks to Daniel S) So who locked the door when did they turned on the
> > lights? And how without a key?
> > So I climb in the boot, over the back seat, open the door and switch off
> > the lights. I tried starting it to make sure the battery wasn't low due
> > to the lights being on. It started OK but the tape player starts
> > playing. I did not turn it on.
> > Switch off the ignition, tape still playing the ghosts favorite song!!!
> > LOUD too. Key out of the ignition, music still blasting. Now I know the
> > tape player is wired thru the ignition, I wired it myself and it always
> > worked OK. Now I can't even lower the volume, it was at the ghosts
> > favorite level. Would not go up or down. Power off on the player, no
> > So I told the neighbor it must be haunted. I left the keys in it again,
> > went out the drivers door, tested the door again to make sure it wasn't
> > locked, it was not.
> > Back to mowing the grass, the song ends and the tape player shuts off.
> > It was loud enough to hear across the street with a lawn mower running.
> > Finish the lawn chores and go to get in the A40. The door is LOCKED!!
> > Now I know it worked when I left it. I grab the extra keys, unlock the
> > door and the tape player starts playing before I even got in, and loud.
> > Fire it up, go for smokes while listening to some ghosts favorite songs.
> > At the store, I took the keys with me just incase Mr. Spirit wanted to
> > lock me out. He did not. Get back in and the tape player is off, push
> > power, it works fine, get home and park it and the tape player goes off
> > as it should. Test the door, it is not locked.
> > Now if this isn't a haunted LBC, I don't know what is.
> > I am not making any of this up.
> > I believe, I believe but I would really like to see him/her/it.
> > Now I wonder if this same ghost was the reason behind this car's not
> > wanting to start if the temperature was 40* or lower?
> > --
> > Frank Clarici
> > Toms River, NJ
> > One too many Sprites and a haunted A40 Farina
> > On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 12:17 AM, brian S <firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > A little background on why I think it's haunted, other than just the
> > > electrical problem.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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