Aaron Couper's Jaguar Powered 1961 Austin Healey Sprite

Aaron Couper's Jaguar-Powered 1961 Austin Healey Sprite

Owner: Aaron Couper
City: West Pawlet, VT
Model: 1961 Austin Healey Sprite
Engine: 3.8L Jaguar Inline Six
Conversion performed by: Owner

polished cam covers

Sprite dashboard

before picture

after stripping and bead blasting

after priming

transmission tunnel removal   firewall modification

firewall mods   battery shelf removal

goal post   floor stiffeners

transmission crossmember   transmission mounts

bolt holes   transmission tunnel

transmission cover   gearbox cover

elaborately formed tranny tunnel fabrication   shiny metal

measure twice cut once   drill first then connect the dots

making room for coilover shocks   steel fabrication

shock towers   driver side shock tower

narrowing a Toyota axle

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four link rear suspension components

Toyota axle   coilover shock

Panhard rod

trial fitting an XK120 engine

porcelainized iron exhaust manifolds



Spridget firewall modifications

Spridget bodyshell

second trial fitting

rubber mallet   performance blister

peened   hammer formed

RV8 style hood bulge   radiator shelf

all this was for nothing...

damaged Jaguar E-Type hood

customized Jaguar E-type hood

epoxy primer

paint booth

masking for stripes

beginning to paint


firewall and cowl

rear valance

gravel pan

boot lid

oil filter mounting bracket

custom fabricated aluminum fuel tank

Delco alternator

Mallory distributor

Girling shock absorber

cheeky grin

Odyssey battery

Vermont license plate

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