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Cheers! Paddy's Garage reinvented itself in 2023. What started as a way to document our Classic Mini adventure back in 2014, has now grown to include two 1959 Austin-Healey "Bugeye" Sprites. You'll now find a mixture of service tips, club and car show events, and a bunch of miscellaneous information that I find interesting . . .and hope you do too. Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook
I’m converting Ms. Scarlet’s fuel delivery from the mechanical pump to an electric one. When the engine mounted pump is no longer needed, many will replace it with a simple blanking plate over the mounting hole in the block.
I’ve opted to use the old pump as my “blanking plate”. I removed the pump’s actuating arm but replaced the retaining pin to keep the pump body sealed. I’ve also blocked off the in-out ports.
The EATS (Easily Amused Touring Society) group stopped by for Scarlet’s first start-up post-rejuvenation We accomplished starting, idling, 60 lbs. oil pressure, working mechanical tach & Ignition light! She does seem to have a fuel delivery issue, but that’s an easy fix
This Week in Paddy’s Garage - Week 14 - Last week was a short “Work Week” as we headed north to Put-In-Bay for the vintage sports car race reunion. I finished sanding and stripping the front frame and applied primer and first coat of paint to the engine bay.