My excitement was short lived, however. Another check is to measure the current passing though the coil, which with ignition on and points closed should be nearly 4 amps. But they are so close that if turning the rotor while pressing the distributor down gently to locate the slot, it will seem to partly engage in the incorrect position. This is a midget. Reconnect the reversing lights. Almost all of the circuit is forth gear and I was still expecting the big end to go so backed off a few times when the revs got too high.
The Toyota-engined Austin-Healey Sprite that will haunt me forever
On rougher surfaces the car will "move" sideways in a controlled manner as it "skips" over rougher pavement but it should never "wonder" or feel "loose", despite the fact road shock may be transmitted to the steerng wheel. Please let us know if you have any questions. I'd certainly agree that the price now seems high, It's not quite as 'immaculate' as first thought. Welcomed news to American buyers included the option of center-locking wire wheels as opposed to the steel discs. The list was endless, but every fix and improvement endeared the little car to me even more. Jim Thanks for your interesting discoveries regarding this Midget. Up through the gears and into fourth and approaching Stowe Corner.
SB - Nigel 7, posts months. This trip would have to be more like a motorcycle trip: The Fiat is wound tight in second at the corner and uses 3rd and 4th gears for this distance. The next day was the last day of the trip. For those who can afford a dual-purpose car and like to be comfortable going to and from the track, the Fiat or the My excitement was short lived, however. Shortly thereafter, I was proceeding merrily along a local highway when the engine died.
My plan had been to return to the coast and drive to the Golden Gate Bridge on Highway 1. The leaf springs look OK, nothing is broken and both seem to have the same arc. Faster in, faster out, so to speak. Yes I still have the Healey. This means that any car in any class could win the championship. Sheer cliffs dropped hundreds of feet into the ocean.