Clay Smith's 1960 Austin Healey Sprite with Chevrolet V8

Clay Smith's 1960 Austin Healey Sprite with Chevrolet V8

Owner: Clay Smith
City: Connecticut
Model: 1960 Austin Healey Sprite
Engine: Chevy 350 (stroked to 383cid)
Conversion by: unknown

Features and Specifications

Engine: Chevy 350cid V8, stroked to 383cid. Edelbrock intake manifold. Edelbrock 4 barrel carburetor. HEI ignition system. Scorpion valvetrain.
Cooling: aftermarket aluminum radiator. Electric fans, both pushing and pulling.
Exhaust: custom 3.5" dual exhaust. Borla mufflers.
Transmission: Chevy TH350 automatic.
Rear End: Ford 9" axle, narrowed. Positraction differential.
Front Susp.: Frontline A-arms and tube shock conversion kit. Custom steering with modified MG steering rack.
Rear Susp.: leaf.
Brakes: MGB front calipers. Triumph Spitfire rotors. Wilwood dual master cylinders.
Wheels/Tires: Crager SS wheels. Mickey Thompson tires (195/50/15 front and 335/50/15 rear).
Weight: 1650 pounds
Instruments: Marshall programmable speedometer, tachometer, oil pressure, coolant temperature, voltmeter, and fuel level gauge.
Body: reinforced with box tubing. Fiberglass front clip. Cowl induction hood scoop. Aluminum fuel cell.
Electrical: rear mounted battery. Completed rewire.
Completed: July 2015

Engine Installation

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