Joe Lucas, Prince Of Darkness, Continues To Haunt 20R Sprite Hell…

Having owned British cars prior to taking on the '67 Sprite Hell Project, you'd think I'd have learned my lesson about Lucas Electrics: always remove every last trace of the Prince Of Darkness' evil works! » 8/01/09 1:30pm 8/01/09 1:30pm

20R-Powered Sprite Wiring Hell Nearly Complete: It Lives!

Remember that Fiat tachometer I scored at Junkyard Half Price Day? Well, it and many other scavenged pieces have found their way into my Toyota-engined '67 Austin-Healey Sprite. » 7/19/09 10:30pm 7/19/09 10:30pm

Half Price Junkyard Sale Yields $3.01 Fiat Tachometer For 20R Sprite…

When I stopped by my local self-service yard to photograph the Crusher-bound '49 Ford on Friday, I discovered that I'd walked into Half Price Weekend. Might as well do some shopping! » 7/05/09 4:30pm 7/05/09 4:30pm

Super-Clean Miata Seats At The Junkyard... But There's A Catch

One of countless several reasons I can't drive my 20R-powered Austin-Healey Sprite on the street is the lack of seats. Junkyard, here I come! Thing is, it's tough to find good driver's seats. » 5/02/09 5:30pm 5/02/09 5:30pm

Half Price Sale Day At The Junkyard Means It's Time To Stock Up On Hell…

Now that the rain has finally stopped, I'm able to get some work done on the 20R Sprite Hell Project. The steering wheel problem is solved, but what about the wiring?
» 3/14/09 5:00pm 3/14/09 5:00pm

Jaguar XJ12 Wheel Adds Touch Of Class To Sprite Hell Project, Keeps…

What do you do when you've got a project car that lacks good junkyard parts availability, yet you want to keep the budget within reach of 24 Hours Of LeMons qualification? Parts interchange! » 3/07/09 11:00am 3/07/09 11:00am

Murilee Goes A Little Funny In The Head, Buys 20R-Powered '67 Sprite…

You know how you kick yourself over the Car That Got Away? That cheap '70 Chrysler 300H I didn't buy in 1989 was the worst, but the Toyota-engined Austin-Healey Sprite was nearly as painful. » 2/21/09 11:00am 2/21/09 11:00am