TECHNICAL INFORMATION

TECHNICAL INFORMATION2018-08-29T15:32:58+00:00

Many members (and ex-members) have shared their expertise and knowledge – often learned the hard way – for the benefit of other Sprite/Midget owners.

Below you will find links to some of the many articles which have appeared over the years in the Club’s magazine “Goblins’ Gazette”. Wherever possible, they have been inserted in chronological order.

Should you wish to add your experiences to this page, please forward a Word document to the Club’s email address: enquiries@ahsdc.org and it will be considered for publication.

SUZUKI RADIATOR IN A SPRITE

by Owen Crombie Almost from the first day that I bought my first Sprite, it has had a tendency to overheat at various times. Solutions over the years have included having the radiator cleaned, reverse flushing the block, fitting an electric fan, fitting a header tank and sealed cap, fitting a hose from the back of the head (heater [...]

FITTING LONGER REAR WHEEL STUDS

by Owen Crombie If you are fitting longer than normal rear wheel studs, (such as Cooper S type) make sure that you drill a hole in the brake backing plate big enough to insert the wheel stud through. This means that if you are unlucky enough to break a stud it can be replaced swiftly without having to remove [...]

KNOW THE DIFFerence

by Ray English Published in Goblins' Gazette, Vol VIII, No 4, July 1977 Back in the early years of the Sprite's competition life, most drivers competing in Club events, and to a lesser extent circuit racing, drove their cars to the event, competed and the drove home. Most newcomers to the sport still do this, but the trend these [...]