I started working on this project back in 2016 in Colorado, the beginning of a long and circuitous path. In a previous post, I explained some of the issues that helped make it a five year engine build... One of the few upsides of a worldwide pandemic is that some events get postponed, which gave … Continue reading The Talbot Lago Finally Makes it to Pebble Beach
(This post is from June of 2020...) Four years ago, I went to work in Colorado as an independent contractor, the first gig I arranged after quitting my long-time job in California to shake things up and spend more time traveling. The gig involved a couple of Bugattis, a Talbot Lago, and a Lamborghini, so … Continue reading The Talbot Lago Saga, Finally Some Progress
It's taken me some time to recover from the big auction closing day on Wednesday. The Bugeye got a good price, a bit better than I had expected, but fair I think. Amazingly, the winner was local and he was the only one to come look at the car in person. We did a bank … Continue reading Sold
We are inside of 24 hours remaining on the auction at BringaTrailer.com! I'm chewing my fingernails off over here, as there's hardly any chatter going on in the comments. Despite having felt at times like this car was a terrible use of my time (650 hours documented, folks!) I have always felt warm and fuzzy … Continue reading Less Than 24 Hours Remaining to Bid on the 215 V8 Bugeye Sprite
The clock is winding down on the 215 V8 Bugeye auction over at BringaTrailer.com Today I'll tell you a little about the instrumentation I selected. The gauges in this Bugeye hotrod were chosen after a Jaguar XKSS was in the shop and its dash caught my eye. The Jag used 5” Chronometric gauges that were … Continue reading 2 Days Left on the 215 V8 Bugeye Auction
Three days remaining on the V8 Bugeye auction at BringaTrailer.com! Here are a few photos from the refurbishing in 2014.
It's quieted down over in the comments section of BringaTrailer.com. Two comment and two bids... not even any controversy! Here's a few pictures from the night I first saw the car. What on earth was I thinking?
The auction for my 215 V8 Bugeye is on day three at BringaTrailer.com User @marauder made the front page with one of yesterday's comments of note: “One of the best examples that you don’t need 800 horsepower, a dozen computers, and a thick wallet; — — to have a LOT of fun!” The BaT auction … Continue reading 215 V8 Bugeye Auction Day 3
BringaTrailer.com has posted the listing for my V8 Bugeye! Seven days from now on Jan 15, 2020 at 12:55 PM Pacific time, she'll have a new home.🤞 https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1960-austin-healey-bug-eye-sprite-46/ Feel free to comment away. I'll be available to answer questions for the duration. Cheers, Greg Stasko
NOS flywheel, never installed. Schiefer No 493 I have not been able to confirm which engine this flywheel fits, but I did determine that it is not for a BOP 215 V8 as I had hoped. The dimensions are similar to a 302 Ford. Check your bolt circle and center hole size. Six bolt circle, … Continue reading Schiefer Aluminum Flywheel & 7.25″ Twin-Plate Racing Clutch