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PostSubject: 1960 Austin Healey Sprite club racer   Tue 17 Nov 2015, 5:01 pm

This is the Gunze Sangyo curbside kit of the Austin Healey Sprite.

I cut the hood loose and used some sheet shock to finish up the engine compartment.
I cut out the molded in engine underside and used a 289 from the parts box.
The wheels are from the newly re released Opel GT kit and the tires are from a Revell BMW 320i kit

The fenders got some bodywork to bring them out a little around the wheel openings.

Parts box decals and Duplicolor paint. The seat belt hardware came with the kit but I changed to red belt material.



















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PostSubject: Re: 1960 Austin Healey Sprite club racer   Tue 17 Nov 2015, 5:49 pm

Oh wow .... proper little car !!!!

Nice job Mitch, captured the essence perfectly

And the steering wheel is even on the correct side ......LOL ... (*makes quick exit* ha ha ha )
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PostSubject: Re: 1960 Austin Healey Sprite club racer   Tue 17 Nov 2015, 6:14 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1960 Austin Healey Sprite club racer   Tue 17 Nov 2015, 6:24 pm

'bout time you posted this one here Mitch!!

Nice job.

Now, are you ready for that race?.... big heavy old V8 versus lightweight inline four banger. You might take me down the long straights but I'll pass you in the twiddly bits!!

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PostSubject: Re: 1960 Austin Healey Sprite club racer   Tue 17 Nov 2015, 7:08 pm

You would be alright on the straights too Al, obviously with a race tuned frog eye. heck i've seen a 1955 Austin Healey 100S (1380cc i think) do a 12.6 quarter at santa pod.
I'd join in with the Saab... but i'd get bored waitin' for you both lol.
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PostSubject: Re: 1960 Austin Healey Sprite club racer   Tue 17 Nov 2015, 8:35 pm

Big ole heavy V8.... The ONLY thing that beats cubic inches (litres for you two) is cubic money.

I will be in the winners circle with the ladies swooning over that sexy V8 sound while you two are still limping around the track...

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PostSubject: Re: 1960 Austin Healey Sprite club racer   Wed 18 Nov 2015, 6:38 am

I like it. I must confess to some V8 conversions ( a couple of 1:1) and a Trabant in scale.
A Lotus 7 is in the stash, it will get some 'V8 love'
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PostSubject: Re: 1960 Austin Healey Sprite club racer   Wed 18 Nov 2015, 10:20 am

The ONLY thing that beats cubic inches (litres for you two) is cubic money. wrote:

It's all down to power to weight ratio Mitch and weight destroys handling in the twiddly bits.

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PostSubject: Re: 1960 Austin Healey Sprite club racer   Wed 18 Nov 2015, 12:37 pm

Now there's a sprite that goes over 80 mph!  Nice work in a model that looks pretty basic for a Gunze.
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PostSubject: Re: 1960 Austin Healey Sprite club racer   Wed 18 Nov 2015, 8:45 pm

Great little monster you got there Mitch
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PostSubject: Re: 1960 Austin Healey Sprite club racer   Thu 19 Nov 2015, 1:35 pm

That's really a cute little car ......... great work !!
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PostSubject: Re: 1960 Austin Healey Sprite club racer   Thu 19 Nov 2015, 5:39 pm

Nice work. I used to be a Service Writer at a British Leyland Dealership, this one brought back a boatload of memories.
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PostSubject: Re: 1960 Austin Healey Sprite club racer   Thu 14 Jan 2016, 7:22 am

I dig this car! Nice job.
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PostSubject: Re: 1960 Austin Healey Sprite club racer   Thu 21 Jan 2016, 12:39 pm

Good stuff with the mods and added features Mitch.

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