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Old 03-05-2009, 12:29 AM   #1
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Stumbled across this researching turbo Miatas. It is an Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite powered by a turboed Miata engine.

The Mite | Custiomizing a 1965 Austin Healey Sprite

There is a Bugeye sprite in my city powered by a NA 1.6. Seems to be a common install in small British cars. LOL

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could it be that its a kit that makes your miata look like an austin healey?
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that's an awesome build - waiting for the turbo manifold update
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that's what its all about. Classic, understated, affordable car with awesome performance and some modern technology.
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Thats a sexy little car. Why anyone would want to drive a slow lazy SUV is beyond me.
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that's an awesome build - waiting for the turbo manifold update




gotta love when someone fabs from an ebay manifold...
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gotta love when someone fabs from an ebay manifold...
Seriously...I can tell he's got some space constraints in there to deal with, but where he mounted that turbo seems a bit extreme. You'd think he'd have just fabbed up some tubular mani to get the job done better.
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Seriously...I can tell he's got some space constraints in there to deal with, but where he mounted that turbo seems a bit extreme. You'd think he'd have just fabbed up some tubular mani to get the job done better.
Check out his other pics, you will find he has an over the radiator intercooler. I would have thought he would have bought the proper intercooler to begin with, rather than this fabed up mess.

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