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Skye Webmaster Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"    & more
Did you repair or replace some worn out parts?
Add a new accessory?
Take it out for a drive on twisty back roads?

What did YOU do with your Sprite today?

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LucasSmith Tim H
Mount Calvary, WI, USA   USA
53 Years of grease, grime and deposits from worn parts were cleaned from the inside of my Sprite's wiper motor. I cleaned up the commutator on the armature, fit some new brushes, soda blasted the aluminum body, painted and refitted it to the car. Whew, there goes the weekend! Oh yes, it does work. On to the carburetors!!

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david9999 David Cutler
Moorestown, NJ, USA   USA
Now my rear springs are attached to something other than rust.


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Skye Webmaster Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"    & more
Looks great, guys!
Sounds like you had a productive weekend...

Skye



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Donwmiller Don Miller
ROCK HILL, SC, USA   USA
I kept it warm in the garage.

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dvmmatt97 Matthew Connolly
Drop mine off at the shop to have some repairs done to get ready for warmer weather.

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threadless Silver Member Erick M
San Antonio, TX, USA   USA
Yesterday I took advantage of the warm weather (my garage is unheated) and changed the rear wheel cylinders and the rubber brake line, didn't put the pads on because I noticed the rear axle seals are leaking. How difficult is it to get the rear axles out? Will I need a slide hammer and such?


...sooner or later I'll get my 59 bugeye roadworthy.

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Dayton, OH, USA   USA
I pulled the axles on Bugsy I('68 Sprite) and after removing the set screws which are PosiDrive BTW. They slid right out. I've got some EN17 Axles I acquired that will be going into Bugsy II when I pull the rear end and springs out just before he goes upside down on a rotisserie for some welding work.

What did I do today. Made a plan, took pictures, and asked advice on the best way to fix a few things that need to be cleaned up, repaired, and re-welded. Hoping to have Bugsy II upside down within a month.

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pop5948 Silver Member Wayne Telman
Townville, SC, USA   USA
61 Bugeye restoration: Finished installing passenger's side seat belt and seat back. Laid out, drilled holes, and installed short tonneau rear deck posts. "Punched" tonneau for lift dot fasteners. Finalized hydraulic tubing mounting.

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pop5948 Silver Member Wayne Telman
Townville, SC, USA   USA
Got the muffler and doors installed today.


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Dayton, OH, USA   USA
Spent time taking a close look at Bugsy III a '59 BE parts car I dragged home and put in garage in January. Off road and in storage since'78. I will be trading bonnets from my other '59 Bugsy II. Swapping dashboards, seat base and a rim. Time to take under hood pics as there are things under this bonnet I have never seen before so I can do Bugsy II right.

Body in this BE in great shape with no major issues. Needs usual A post and a patch on lower LR quarter but even rockers good. Bulkhead in good shape. Floors needed on both sides. Have a replacement 948 and a rebuilt smooth case to swap in. This one will be going up for sale to fund Bugsy II my '59 w 1275 and 5 speed.

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threadless Silver Member Erick M
San Antonio, TX, USA   USA
Replaced my rear axle rebound straps. The old ones were just a little worse for the wear, as the picture shows. I didn't cut the old ones, they just split at some point along the way. These straps are from the 'strappinglad,' a really nice guy named Rusty Koester, who makes them himself.
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Poor Richard Richard Margolis
Far Hills, NJ, USA   USA
Installed my new wood wheel……..feels as good as it looks.


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Dayton, OH, USA   USA
Wheel came from? $?

Ordered laminated wiring diagram for my BE.

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Poor Richard Richard Margolis
Far Hills, NJ, USA   USA
The wheel came from sportscarpartsLTD.com they have many styles, sizes and price points. Mine is 13.5" for me perfect size…getting in and out a little easier.

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