Judson Supercharged Austin Healey Sprite
Price: - Item location: Fox Lake, Illinois, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Austin Healey
- Model: Sprite
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: black leather
- Year: 1959
- Mileage: 20,179
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 948 supercharged
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Options: Leather Seats
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1959 Austin Healey Sprite black leather948 motor 40 over hepolite flat top Pistons, chrome moly rings. All ARP fasteners, stage 2 12 g 202 cylinder head, 1.5 ratio rocker arms, isky valve train, colin Dodds fast road cam with matching lifters, ceramic coated headers, adjustable electronic ignition, period correct refurbished judson supercharger, modified weber one barrel carburetor, water methanol injection for chemical intercooling. Negative grounded electrical system with a modern fuse box, aftermarket vintage gauges with program able speedometer. Leather seats, tonneau, side curtains and top. Aluminum radiator. 1275 waterpump, close ratio transmission with upgraded later model gears and synchros, 3.90 and 4.22 differential with Peter may double bearing hubs, uprated hardened late model axle, 4 wheel disc brakes, competition style 9 spring clutch with heavy duty Springs, colin dodds roller throwout bearing, mini light like wheels with matching spares, adjustable Carrera shocks, Speedwell Panhard rod and front sway bar included but off the vehicle
Max charger psi is 8
Compression even at 150psi
9.4 to 1 compression on balanced rods
Water methanol injection allows for a cooler charge and raises octane by 30pts. Vacuum boost switch starts injection at 5 psi boost.
Repainted in 2015. Former race car converted to the street in 1975. car spent most of its life in the west cost. Washington and arizona. Small bubbling in the driver side rocker panel near front tire only. Car was taken down to bare metal professionally.
Engine rebuilt in spring of 2016.
Great driver quick Bugeye, panel fit good everywhere but the bonnet. presentable and can be corrected. Always starts runs great, sounds great . lots of extra parts, spare engine with Mahle pistons, extra 1100 cc cylinder head bare and array of gaskets and bushings
Took second place in class 2014 at a local british car show. First place in class 2015. Invited to road america old road coarse parade and show 2016