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    Quote Originally Posted by NoJive 55 View Post
    Nice Phil......how long did the rebuild take and whats the engine and drive train spec.....

    Bob...
    Hi Bob
    I only really started in Mid Oct as I had to get my Sprint MoT'd and on e bay! The engine is a fairly standard SD1 with cleaned up ports and a Crane 234 hydraulic cam. I had fitted 4x 36 IDFs but changed to 40 IDFs in Oct. Last year I ran with the twin 34 DGAS carbs on the aluminium Hi Rise manifold (ex Pro Rover BGT "Super B"). The clutch is standard Rover, Rover 4 speed manual gearbox and Ford Anglia back axle.

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    After a hectic few days, and loading disaster, I got the Super Sprite V8 to the NEC - and it was great to meet a few RnS there as well.


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    Update
    Well the Sprite had been photographed mid year and the article has appeared in this months "Retro Cars" magazine.
    Fame and fortune .....have not yet followed - but it was a good feature.

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    I realised that I had intended to upload this but obviously didn't!
    Re The Super Sprite V8 feature in the December issue of Retro Cars Magazine. For those who didn't buy a copy here are the pages........










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    Cracking!! My dad was on about your car and seeing it back in the day. Thanks one again for a piece of racing history!
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    I'm not the best welder in the world.... but I'm in the top 5!

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    Well done phil great reward for all the hard work
    I'd luv you if you were the colour of a baboons arse....................

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    Great article Phil
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    Thanks for the kind comments (Although talk of "my Dad" CC41 makes me feel somewhat old!!).
    I have topped up the antifreeze in the Sprite ready for the winter, - although it is in store, in my workplace, it does get cold inside overnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Phil View Post
    Thanks for the kind comments (Although talk of "my Dad" CC41 makes me feel somewhat old!!).
    I have topped up the antifreeze in the Sprite ready for the winter, - although it is in store, in my workplace, it does get cold inside overnight.
    I think my old man's got some photos of it somewhere. I'm only 23 and he's 59. If I find some photos I'll get them on here.
    I'm not the best welder in the world.... but I'm in the top 5!

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    Great feature, lovely rebuild

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