ChrisTropea Associate Editor
7/15/21 9:32 a.m.

The front suspension of any car contains numerous moving parts that can, and will, degrade over time–and our 1960 Austin-Healey Sprite project car is no different.

Here's how we rebuilt our Sprite’s front suspension while adding a few proven upgrades. Presented by CRC Industries.

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8/5/21 12:38 a.m.

In reply to ChrisTropea :

I'm in the process of a Bugeye restoration. You mentioned shimming the front shock to give 1 to 1 1/2 degrees negative camber.  How thick should the shims be? This seems like a cheaper way to get the same results.  Thanks, in advance.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
8/5/21 7:41 a.m.

In reply to 59WhiteBugeye :

I think the answer might be both. Our springs were shimmed nearly an inch, which is way too much. I would say 1/4-1/2" is more appropriate. The offset bushings are inexpensive as well.

dug New Reader
12/25/23 11:36 a.m.

If I remember correctly disc brakes were an option on MK1's. They were not the Lockheed brand but Dunlap. The option of discs was so expensive only a handful were sold.

Very rare. 



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