'71 Midget Donates Lever Shocks To 20R Sprite Hell Project

Thanks to a tip from Patinaproof, I've finally found a cheap source for the many small parts I need for my personal Project Car hell. The big score: front Armstrong lever shocks in great shape. » 2/20/10 11:00am 2/20/10 11:00am

1967 Austin-Healey Sprite

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. How is it that I've spaced on putting my own car in this series? » 1/17/10 9:00am 1/17/10 9:00am

Cracked Brake Hoses, Baaaad. New Brake Hoses, Gooooood.

Much as I like to get my parts at the junkyard, I tend to feel a little uncomfortable using junkyard brake hoses. Anyway, there's been a real Spridget drought at my local self-service yards. » 11/28/09 1:00pm 11/28/09 1:00pm

Mystery Seat From 20R Sprite Hell Project Lives On In Illegal Soapbox…

The Illegal Soapbox Derby race was to be held in San Francisco over Halloween weekend, and four-time DOTS honoree WhatWouldJesseDo needed a driver's seat for his race car. » 11/08/09 1:00pm 11/08/09 1:00pm

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

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