Austin-Healey Sprite (1958 - 1972)
Complete coverage for your vehicle
Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Austin-Healey Sprite, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Austin-Healey Sprite. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Austin-Healey Sprite can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.
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MG Midget and Austin-Healy Sprite Haynes Repair Manual for (58-80) models covered MG Midget 1500 Roadster (74-80), Austin-Healy (58-72) and MG Midget (61-79)
PLEASE NOTE that this manual is intended for vehicles built to US specifications and do not cover diesel models unless specifically stated. Although it is useful when the products or systems are similar to those in other markets, there may still be significant differences, especially in areas concerned with safety and emission control.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Engine
Chapter 2: Cooling system
Chapter 3: Fuel, exhaust and emission control systems
Chapter 4: Ignition system
Chapter 5: Clutch
Chapter 6: Gearbox
Chapter 7: Propeller shaft
Chapter 8: Rear axle
Chapter 9: Braking system
Chapter 10: Electrical system
Chapter 11: Suspension and steering
Chapter 12: Bodywork and fittings
The Austin-Healey Sprite was designed to provide simple, fun motoring when it was launched in 1958. It was nicknamed the “Frogeye” because of its distinctive styling. It was originally powered by a 948cc four-cylinder engine that produced 43hp. In 1961, the Mk2 Sprite appeared, with much more conventional styling. It also increased in weight, so power was increased first to 46hp, then to 56hp. In 1964, the Mk3 appeared, with exterior door handles and wind-up windows. Power rose to 59hp. In 1966, the Mk4 received a 1275cc engine and a more useable soft-top. The Sprite was removed from the US market in 1969. Haynes has Austin-Healey repair manuals and online maintenance procedures to suit your needs whether you’re a professional mechanic or a DIY car enthusiast. Our Austin-Healey Sprite manual will be the ideal guide through every stage of servicing or repairing your car.