'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

1978 MG Midget

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. We've seen four Alameda MGBs, but never a Midget… until today! » 1/16/10 9:00am 1/16/10 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

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

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