What motor and trans in my 1960 Austin Healey Sprite?

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SpriteMk1
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What motor and trans in my 1960 Austin Healey Sprite?

Post by SpriteMk1 » 09 Feb 2018 18:30

Ahoy all - New member because, while I don't own a 510, I own a 1960 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite with a Nissan motor. I need your expertise please.

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Motor number is R17649

Here are my questions:
1. What year/make did this motor come from? (I'm guessing a Bluebird?)
2. What are the model of SU carbs? (b/c I need new air filters)
3. What is my transmission? It's a 4-speed (b/c I need a speedometer cable)
4. What are the most popular mods for this motor? (b/c I need speed)

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James
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Re: What motor and trans in my 1960 Austin Healey Sprite?

Post by James » 09 Feb 2018 21:07

R 1600 out of a roadster.
Finished is better than perfect......

SpriteMk1
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Re: What motor and trans in my 1960 Austin Healey Sprite?

Post by SpriteMk1 » 10 Feb 2018 14:18

Ah. Perfect. Yes, that looks right. What a relief...

Any idea what year it might be? Or a range? Anything would be helpful. Also, any idea on the transmission?

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Re: What motor and trans in my 1960 Austin Healey Sprite?

Post by spriso » 10 Feb 2018 18:41

The engine appears to have an aluminum head, so that would make it a 1967-1970 SPL311 Roadster engine.

The R16 had a matching 4-speed transmission.

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Re: What motor and trans in my 1960 Austin Healey Sprite?

Post by SpriteMk1 » 12 Feb 2018 13:44

Oh wow '67 - '70? Thanks! That is immensely helpful in my journey.
Cheers.

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