Building The 62 AUSTIN HEALEY Sprite Front End Is SUPER EASY

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Josh's 1962 Austin Healey Sprite is getting a little more spring in it's step. We're getting all of the front suspension back together and refreshed with new bushings to make sure it drives like new, then rebuilding all of the brakes to make sure it stops correctly without the modern conveniences like ABS. Since we still had a little time in the day the Sprite gets some doors as well!
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Thomas Wykes
Thomas Wykes Ամիս առաջ
Fun fact: you can upgrade to disc brakes from an MG Midget. Bolts straight on!
Chris Warfield
Chris Warfield 5 ամիս առաջ
Looking good! Can't wait to see the first drive video.
professorwolfgaming
professorwolfgaming 5 ամիս առաջ
Nice project Do you know you can use long bolts to remove the front springs
Paul Barwick
Paul Barwick 5 ամիս առաջ
I really like this build, guys. I am guessing that we will see her on the road very soon. Looking forward to it.
Gary Simonson
Gary Simonson 5 ամիս առաջ
is that... a *LUCAS* generator and regulator? It may be smoking before it's installed.
Robert Geier
Robert Geier 5 ամիս առաջ
I'm loving the variety, the camaro is good but heely need love to! I'm wondering if a 6'4 can fit into the heely
JBFromOZ
JBFromOZ 5 ամիս առաջ
great to see another sprite coming back together! Our bugeye has been in the family since 1968. for what its worth, the lever arm shock absorbers are designed from the factory to leak, (service item is to top up damper oil every 5,000 miles) Peter C from Worldwide Imports does an awesome remanufacture job on these, he also supplied uprated damper valves, and my front end is now awesome!! (as good as the topline KONI shock mod kit) slap a front sway bar and keep the rear end soft for true go-kart handling! check my channel for info on my bugeye if you are interested!
steve c
steve c 5 ամիս առաջ
You are definitely going to need the spare generator and all the other electrical parts you can get your hands on! LOL
blackcountryme
blackcountryme 5 ամիս առաջ
Not been jealous of any of the car's you've had or worked on till this... I've seen a few here in the UK, but they are super rare and usually rusty... You are lucky to have a good example. Take care of her.
67Bigsby
67Bigsby 5 ամիս առաջ
This is a great easy to work on sports car... I'm impressed!
think design build
think design build 5 ամիս առաջ
spridgets (sprites and midgets) have been in my life from day one, dad's been racing them since the early 70s and is currently building a race car with a 200hp 4age with a 7afe bottom end
Michael Coulter
Michael Coulter 5 ամիս առաջ
I had a 62 MG Midget which is the same car when I was in High School. Bought it for $150.00 lol. It was a blast ! Took that car everywhere ! But eventually after a year and a half I totaled it. But sold it for $150.00 !! So it's all good.
Michael Cuellar
Michael Cuellar 5 ամիս առաջ
I’m so excited to see this build completed!
Isaac Falvey
Isaac Falvey 5 ամիս առաջ
Thanks for coming back to this car. I was wondering what happened to it. Nice work on it!
craiggotgame
craiggotgame 5 ամիս առաջ
Obligatory “what about the R8?” comment...
Jeff Zekas
Jeff Zekas 5 ամիս առաջ
I still think you should get a bugeye front end and install it so that it looks cooler.
vince nobile
vince nobile 5 ամիս առաջ
good job👍
Derek Catt
Derek Catt 5 ամիս առաջ
Good to see the Healy again!
KENNETH SISKIN
KENNETH SISKIN 5 ամիս առաջ
the steering wheel was white painted black? Keep that wheel and clean it up....RARE! Very few of the early ones had them...hens teeth!
theleisure
theleisure 5 ամիս առաջ
👍👍👍
alex bartin
alex bartin 5 ամիս առաջ
Can you focus on one build at a time? Seems like there is a lot of back and fourth and is hard to follow the progress.
Rob price
Rob price 5 ամիս առաջ
You should use copper nickel brake lines easy to flare never rust out! Can’t wait till your back on the Camaro!!
Rollie Kelly
Rollie Kelly 5 ամիս առաջ
Do you guys have a Rural King near by?
Richard Hall
Richard Hall 5 ամիս առաջ
Wonder why you don’ t use a camera stand when shooting video?
Aidan Huddleston
Aidan Huddleston 5 ամիս առաջ
Ls swap the Austin!!!!
Harold Bouchard
Harold Bouchard 5 ամիս առաջ
there's an old Austin MG Jaguar dealer here in Lansing MI Brooks Imported cars 5014 N. Grand River Ave Lansing MI 48906 they probably have parts and repair manuals etc for that car
Jim Agnew
Jim Agnew 5 ամիս առաջ
Hey JR I'm watching from Northern Ireland 👋 this is such a beautiful car 👍 loving the videos
Edwin Reece
Edwin Reece 5 ամիս առաջ
Drum brakes use shoes not pads.
djstangerdude
djstangerdude 5 ամիս առաջ
This channel should be "WatchJR&JoshGo" ! You two work well together! Love the variety of cars you work on! Keep it going!
Darryl Haycock
Darryl Haycock 5 ամիս առաջ
Oh man Iv been starving for a jr video literally checking every day
jeff aaron
jeff aaron 5 ամիս առաջ
I hope they’re getting wire wheels with knock offs
Emma Jacobs
Emma Jacobs 5 ամիս առաջ
Should have read that workshop manual! It’s oil not grease for the steering rack on early Spridgets. And I hope the ‘ugga dugga’ was backed right off to 45 ft lb - it’s easy to snap the studs on these.
Phillip Gordon
Phillip Gordon 5 ամիս առաջ
Like the videos and also have liked cars for many years. When about 12 always went to auto showrooms to see the new cars, I think in September. Also somewhat nosy. Is Josh still in service and are you partners in buying, selling and repairing cars? Maybe missed out sometime on your relationship. Keep the videos coming.
jeffery brumley
jeffery brumley 5 ամիս առաջ
I miss Gabe #bringbackgabe
nedj10
nedj10 5 ամիս առաջ
needs a small block ford :D
wasif Rahman
wasif Rahman 5 ամիս առաջ
waiting for prius video
H4HDJD
H4HDJD 5 ամիս առաջ
JR going through some of his old content that he never got around to posting I see
Jason P
Jason P 5 ամիս առաջ
Do they sell disc brake conversion kits for this? Keep up the great content!
Shane fourtwenty
Shane fourtwenty 5 ամիս առաջ
Junk it!
Michael D.
Michael D. 5 ամիս առաջ
Look up Justin P. in Oaklahoma. Owns a resort. Machanical Engineer since He was 16...
David Brown
David Brown 5 ամիս առաջ
As a UK watcher I am loving most of your content on the amazing cars you get to drive or fix up. However I do need to correct something you said. The red piece on the front of the Healey is the valance and not a bumper as you called it. The bumper would be a chrome one with bumper irons that bolts to the chassis.
Game Boy
Game Boy 5 ամիս առաջ
You should put a supercharged Kawasaki engine in it.
Joebiz24
Joebiz24 5 ամիս առաջ
This is a very unique project (building it from scratch). How about an LS swap into it?.....lol
P Peterson
P Peterson 5 ամիս առաջ
I'm not a Sprite expert, but am quite familiar with MGBs. On the B there is a combination of bubble flares and double flares in the braking system. Be sure to do a little research before making up your brake lines.
Nad Enolam
Nad Enolam 5 ամիս առաջ
Glad I could help with the build.
Joe Huff
Joe Huff 5 ամիս առաջ
Will you ever get back to the John deer????
Wade Preston
Wade Preston 5 ամիս առաջ
This is one of my favorite builds! Love the Bug eye's, such a fun little car🇬🇧
Baron von Zach
Baron von Zach 5 ամիս առաջ
Hey, let me know if you need anything. I live in walking distance to www.moss-europe.co.uk and I can obtain used parts, too.
Simon Evans
Simon Evans 5 ամիս առաջ
would you consider doing a front drum to disk brake conversion?
Rather Be Restoring
Rather Be Restoring 5 ամիս առաջ
This thing is gonna be a nice toy when done! 👍 I would have replaced those inner tie rods as well, they looked pretty loose.
Nick Clement
Nick Clement 5 ամիս առաջ
I thought that as well..
Steven Nelson
Steven Nelson 5 ամիս առաջ
The description under the video is still about filling coolant in Josh's Trailblazer SS. Great video though. Love the AH Sprites!
Michael Mattern
Michael Mattern 5 ամիս առաջ
Great to see Josh back in your videos in the last few. He seems very skilled as well as hilarious.
Cestus Fr
Cestus Fr 5 ամիս առաջ
i didn't even remember the Healey after 3 month, i had to check.
Pat Mclean
Pat Mclean 5 ամիս առաջ
I’m so happy this getting completed!! Any updates on the crawler??
Dabodizafa
Dabodizafa 5 ամիս առաջ
Is that double oven in the garage active, or just surplus being stored in the shop? Not sure if dinner gets cooked while working on the cars. Possibly a heater in the winter?
Michael Quatela
Michael Quatela 5 ամիս առաջ
Buy a tripod everything will be easier.
ddfred2u
ddfred2u 5 ամիս առաջ
On nice still evenings I can hear them dynoing engines at the Novacek shop; took me awhile to figure out where the sound was coming from as I live about 2 miles south west. Went out one night and followed the sound of power!
stuart cochrane
stuart cochrane 5 ամիս առաջ
I'm sure with the Healey you can do a front disk conversion with MG-B front disks
ultraviolet tp
ultraviolet tp 5 ամիս առաջ
Based upon your history of underwhelming efforts, you should not get near a car like this. Thankfully you have someone working with you who gives a damn about the final product - otherwise this would be a complete waste of time. It should not be long before CAMO wrap is put on that Austin Healey.
shawangunk
shawangunk 5 ամիս առաջ
Running leaded gas or are you doing the conversion on the motor?
Alex Abeyta
Alex Abeyta 5 ամիս առաջ
All face time...not interesting at all.
Kevin S
Kevin S 5 ամիս առաջ
josh has a super shiny head
Kevin S
Kevin S 5 ամիս առաջ
maybe you can put a ecoboost 4 banger in that?
Jared Lumbert
Jared Lumbert 5 ամիս առաջ
Hey!
Chris Mason
Chris Mason 5 ամիս առաջ
I love how you always do everything one handed holding the camera. Mad skills.
Mad Mike
Mad Mike 5 ամիս առաջ
u really like to work 1 handed no?
Taunuslunatic
Taunuslunatic 5 ամիս առաջ
6:17 You can use a spring compressor that grabs the spring from the inside.
Kevin Barry
Kevin Barry 5 ամիս առաջ
Wiggle it and it just slides in. Yes, that's the ticket
Diamond Digger
Diamond Digger 5 ամիս առաջ
When you are done you can sell it at auction.... pretty good money in it. Collectors will fork out quite a bit!
trainmanbob
trainmanbob 5 ամիս առաջ
In the 60s, if you were wealthy in the UK, one of the combinations you might have had was an E Type Jag for the man and a Sprite for the wife!! I remember it well!!! If you ever see one, try and find the boot / trunk mounted luggage rack. It transforms the car! Great video, Thanks.
Ian Walker
Ian Walker 5 ամիս առաջ
The steering rack to tie rod joint is too slack/loose. It needs to be tightened so it can support itself in the horizontal position then it is tight enough.
mattmarshall747
mattmarshall747 5 ամիս առաջ
That's how I changed the springs on my Jaguar xj40 🙈
Jack Watkins
Jack Watkins 5 ամիս առաջ
So are you planning any mods to the engine? How about some twin turbos, a titanium exhaust, a Holly EFI, and some headers. Bet you could get it to dyno north of 70 horses. Better do the disc conversion to stop the beast.
pierce yu
pierce yu 5 ամիս առաջ
Any R8 videos coming? I really wanna see more videos with it
Craig VK2PAW
Craig VK2PAW 5 ամիս առաջ
Good to see the Haynes manual there , I’ve got a very oil stained one for a series 3 landcover ahhh British electrics , Lucas the prince of darkness
Paulo G
Paulo G 5 ամիս առաջ
Being a owner of 3 Landies, I Know your pain with Lucas, but also know the fun of being para of the LR community. Greetings from Brasil.
dean white
dean white 5 ամիս առաջ
they sure are. The Lucas injectors on my old TD5 Land Rover were absolute black magic
yindyamarra
yindyamarra 5 ամիս առաջ
I’m see a trend today, I had a sprite come up for sale cheap in a Facebook group, I then found myself looking at ones for sale online and that lead me to this vid in my thread, mmmmmmm the gods are telling me something
David L
David L 5 ամիս առաջ
Love the Austin Healey. My best friend's father owned one and it was a wonderful car. Always wanted one. Glad your videos are getting back to repairing cars. This is a great project Josh and you.
Johnnie Cole
Johnnie Cole 5 ամիս առաջ
Hey John Ross, can't wait to see more on the v6 Camaro?
yamaha ttr600
yamaha ttr600 5 ամիս առաջ
Should have gear oil in the rack
Alexander McKay
Alexander McKay 5 ամիս առաջ
I'm surprised that Josh didn't do a disc conversion while he was there. He was already changing everything anyway!
mrw v
mrw v 5 ամիս առաջ
I had a 64 red midget
someone28
someone28 5 ամիս առաջ
Gimme Camaro and Rolls content need mah fix. Pretty please.
rager1969
rager1969 5 ամիս առաջ
What last video? Hey, did you sell that Kia?
gary jones
gary jones 5 ամիս առաջ
stay safe all.......
Gray Fool
Gray Fool 5 ամիս առաջ
I was 2 when that car was made. Can I have new bushes please? I think my big ends might be on the way out too.
16driver16
16driver16 5 ամիս առաջ
I misread this video as harley engine build, im slightly dissapointed now for no reason.
Jonathon Mason
Jonathon Mason 5 ամիս առաջ
Thata cool looking car now that I can see it. 😁
Jonathon Mason
Jonathon Mason 5 ամիս առաջ
I been wondering why the videos have been blurry as hell. 🤦‍♂️ I just switched my video quality and it's nice and clear. 🤣.. I feel dumb now.🙄
Ryan Bond
Ryan Bond 5 ամիս առաջ
About time, I was beginning to wonder if AM-posts purged your account?
Brian Hayes
Brian Hayes 5 ամիս առաջ
Is there a chance you could do a video tour of Victoria British in Lexena Ka I don't know how close you are. I have bought many parts over the past 25 years from them for various MGB and Midgit projects. They always had quality products at fair prices. Also love LMC TRUCK. Love your videos.
Trap Johnson
Trap Johnson 5 ամիս առաջ
SPEAKING OF THE ROLLS ROYCE When will we see more from the Spirit of Wrecstasy?
Kevin Buckner
Kevin Buckner 5 ամիս առաջ
You almost hit me in the face with that screwdriver
Chris Rutherford
Chris Rutherford 5 ամիս առաջ
Did Healeys only come in red to USA Old mate on youtube has 5or 6 red ones in red Lol
LetTheWookieWin
LetTheWookieWin 5 ամիս առաջ
Edd China did a disk brake conversion on the Frog eye on wheeler dealers,transformed the way the car stopped Worth upgrading
John Moruzzi
John Moruzzi 5 ամիս առաջ
Clicked. On this thinking it was Steve on This week with Cars... he’s working through six of these !
frglee
frglee 5 ամիս առաջ
Car engineering from back in the day when an ordinary Joe could fix more or less everything. Amazingly, most of the parts are affordable and still available for these things. Not bad for a car approaching 60. Small engined it may be, but what a lot of fun you can have with one of these - including the pleasure of working on it.
mosanders0574
mosanders0574 5 ամիս առաջ
Like a glove
David Sanborn
David Sanborn 5 ամիս առաջ
We're restoring a Triumph TR6 and are *thrilled* to see you spend time on a classic British roadster, be it a Midget or a Mini, they're all great. You know the adage about "slow car fast"? You're about to live it first hand. Very proud of you JR, keep it up.
Panzer Ace
Panzer Ace 5 ամիս առաջ
Will you have a completed project? The Car Wizard is putting you to shame.
Mike P
Mike P 5 ամիս առաջ
My first car was a 63 Midget.. same basic thing as that sprite but it had bit bigger engine and disc brakes on the front. Had it for maybe a dozen years before somebody offered way too much money for it - next time I saw it, it looked like they went sideways into a street light pole, caved in all the way to the tunnel at the passenger door. Car had big sway bars front and rear and would corner like a go-cart, but a little sand or wet spot could have you driving with the help of the rearview mirror. Used to buy every MG Midget that would appear in the newspapers around tampa bay for sale - my dad had a picture of the back parking area he would show people... picture had 17 mg midgets, Healey 100-6, early 911 Porsche, early Corvettes.
Casual Spence
Casual Spence 5 ամիս առաջ
This channel is way better than Goonzquad. Keep it up!
Abdullah S
Abdullah S 5 ամիս առաջ
@someone28 NEW TYERS? DAAANG SOOOON THIS THIS IS SCARY
someone28
someone28 5 ամիս առաջ
@Abdullah S Dang son why you gotts do them dirty like that. I am not looking to them flying that tiny ass helicopter lol.
Abdullah S
Abdullah S 5 ամիս առաջ
Can't agree more, that channel is annoying to watch
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