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1. Re: pressing piston pins (score: 1)
Author: "Glen Byrns" <>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 16:25:01 -0800
According to my machine shop, no. They have a special oven that heats the pistons and uses a built in press to drive in the pin after the piston is hot enough. My pistons have always come back to me
/html/spridgets/2006-02/msg00222.html (9,569 bytes)

2. Re: pressing piston pins (score: 1)
Author: "Glen Byrns" <>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 20:49:00 -0800
You're right of course, I mis-typed that they heat the piston. The rod is put into the little oven. I've never tried to do it myself, but as I said, the ring gear went so smoothly that I could imagin
/html/spridgets/2006-02/msg00226.html (9,555 bytes)

3. Re: sorry, but this is cool (score: 1)
Author: "Glen Byrns" <>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2005 07:51:38 -0800
Nice find! Looks like a bargain. Its an Austin A30 saloon. Should have the 830cc motor. Frank!! Here's the little Austin you've been looking for. Glen I could be Broderick Crawford with an English ac
/html/spridgets/2005-03/msg00005.html (8,685 bytes)

4. Re: HP co-operative (score: 1)
Author: "Glen Byrns" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 08:59:20 -0800
Hi Cyrille, I wouldn't get too worked up over the absolute number as it is certainly relative. It was a lot lower for me than I expected as well. I don't know how accurate it is, but it main value is
/html/spridgets/2005-03/msg00072.html (10,015 bytes)

5. extracting boot lock core (score: 1)
Author: "Glen Byrns" <>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 19:35:54 -0800
Help! Does anyone know how to extract the lock core from a boot lid handle? I assume the boot lid lock on the Austin is the same as the early Sprites. Unlike the door handles where the base and handl
/html/spridgets/2005-03/msg00164.html (7,634 bytes)

6. Re: personal information (score: 1)
Author: Glen <>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 13:17:11 -0800
Yes, he had the car, sold it to me in August on my birthday. Its running now and has a date at the DMV tomorrow. Regards, Glen Byrns
/html/spridgets/1999-12/msg00022.html (7,570 bytes)

7. resurrection/test drive (score: 1)
Author: Glen <>
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999 14:07:59 -0800
Well, yesterday was the big day. DMV issued new plates and I hit the road legally. After a 12 year layup the turbo-bugeye got a workout. The newly rebuilt suspension felt hard and tight, the brakes a
/html/spridgets/1999-12/msg00137.html (7,690 bytes)

8. Bonehead, dyslexic mechanic sees Dog (score: 1)
Author: Glen <>
Date: Sat, 04 Dec 1999 04:33:23 -0800
I'm so glad no one on this list actually knows me, so none of you can kid me forever about what I'll now admit. In the final hours before starting the engine on my newly restored bugeye, I misread th
/html/spridgets/1999-12/msg00551.html (9,271 bytes)

9. Turbo Bugeye (score: 1)
Author: (Glen Byrns)
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 1999 19:54:17 -0800 (PST)
After several requests, I thought it easiest to again post a description of my turbo-bugeye. Though I have not yet been under the head, the DPO contributes the following info. 1275cc, bored 30 over.
/html/spridgets/1999-12/msg00572.html (9,154 bytes)

10. more turbo info (score: 1)
Author: Glen <>
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 1999 03:10:28 -0800
I had a long talk with the PO last night and learned the following: the 1.25" SU was chosen specifically to hold the boost down under 15 lbs, and he advises to keep it below 10lbs. since the 1.25 ea
/html/spridgets/1999-12/msg00679.html (7,178 bytes)

11. negative ground conversion (score: 1)
Author: Glen <>
Date: Sat, 06 Nov 1999 11:10:45 -0800
A question to the list, I've completed the conversion to negative ground as per the excellent instructions put forth by Frank Clarici. Mitsubishi alternator, 3/8 bolt etc. All wires joined as directe
/html/spridgets/1999-11/msg00344.html (7,478 bytes)

12. IT LIVES! (score: 1)
Author: (Glen Byrns)
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 22:23:04 -0800 (PST)
Every single night since August 29th I've been in the garage. Sometimes for hours, sometimes for only five minutes, but I worked on my bugeye every single night without fail. I stripped it sown to th
/html/spridgets/1999-11/msg00446.html (8,716 bytes)

13. IT LIVES! (score: 1)
Author: Glen <>
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 1999 10:43:41 -0800
writes: << its time for a cold beer >> WRONG. When drinking LBC related beer the beer should be warm! Daniel1312 Sorry Daniel, but I respect neither their beer serving temperature nor their electric
/html/spridgets/1999-11/msg00484.html (7,553 bytes)

14. Re: White Bug-I sighting (score: 1)
Author: Glen <>
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 08:31:32 -0800
I can't be sure its the one you saw, but there is one white bugeye living in local professor drives it. All original. Not a lister as far as I know. St Helena would be a nice short drive for him. A d
/html/spridgets/1999-11/msg00908.html (7,928 bytes)

15. alternator conversion (score: 1)
Author: (Glen Byrns)
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 19:32:34 -0800 (PST)
Here are some nice easy questions for someone who knows more about alternators than me (everyone!). Do Mitsubishi alternators come in two flavors? Clockwise and counterclockwise rotation? Mine tests
/html/spridgets/1999-11/msg01031.html (7,435 bytes)

16. personal information (score: 1)
Author: (Glen Byrns)
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 22:11:54 -0800 (PST)
I have to put in a good word for the phone number/people finder sites on the web. I used one to locate a fellow I hadn't seen in thirty years. He had the Sprite I had wanted for thirty years and the
/html/spridgets/1999-11/msg01108.html (6,547 bytes)

17. A-arm bushings (score: 1)
Author: Glen <>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 1999 23:51:36 -0700
I'm wondering if anyone else on the list has redone their fulcrum pin bushings. I ordered a replacement bushing set and new fulcrum pin, but on examining the new set, the fulcrum pin was as loose in
/html/spridgets/1999-10/msg00125.html (7,823 bytes)

18. A-arm redux (score: 1)
Author: Glen <>
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 05:26:29 -0700
Thanks to those that answered, For those who care I got my set of threaded bushings and a new fulcrum pin from Apple Hydraulics in NY (30$ for the set +pin). He was very nice about taking them back.
/html/spridgets/1999-10/msg00156.html (7,217 bytes)

19. Archive location (score: 1)
Author: Glen <>
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:08:58 -0700
Can someone please point me to the archives? I'm sure some of the questions I'm coming up with have been answered before, such as this one: I preparing to put in my first big order for Sprite parts.
/html/spridgets/1999-10/msg00206.html (7,340 bytes)

20. Re: Tach-Cal (score: 1)
Author: (Glen Byrns)
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 07:22:37 -0700 (PDT)
Bob, In the box that came with your model airplane tach there would have been instructions pointing out that flourescent lights are used for calibration. The 60 cps pulsing of the light is perfect to
/html/spridgets/1999-10/msg00699.html (7,680 bytes)

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