Welcome to my Bugeye project

Welcome to my latest project. I am building a 1959 Austin Healey Bugeye Sprite with a little twist. I'm putting in a 3.0 V-6 SHO engine.
Be sure to check back for updates on the progress and please leave a comment if you have any questions, feedback or advice for me.

Liquid gold

I'm still learning about both cars throughout this process (which is part of the fun). I wanted to pull the fuel pump from the Taurus to use in the Bugeye, but it was not to be. I found it was an internal fuel pump inside the tank, so i thought i could try to use the whole tank. Not so much. Its way too big. But that did not stop me from pulling the tank out to discover all of this. Still learning!!!
Siphoning gas is fun. I luckily did not inhale any gas, just fumes. Got quite a buzz.
And then i promptly recycled the gas into my other cars. That stuff is expensive!!

Big thanks to my wife for being there to help hold the gas cans as i was pouring out the gas tank and splashing her with gas and hitting her in the head with the tank. Some good bonding time with the wife.


Anonymous | April 8, 2008 at 12:16 PM

Bonding is the real reason we use our wives garage. They just don't get it. We are trying to strengthen our bond and they want nothing to do with it.

Anonymous | April 8, 2008 at 12:18 PM

Very proud of Chara for giving the whole bonding thing a try.

rmjoe | April 8, 2008 at 3:56 PM

If you need any info on the SHO motor check out shoforum.com. There are quite a few of us following your build. Its going to be a very very nice car when your done im sure.

Ben.. | April 8, 2008 at 4:40 PM

Thanks rmjoe

I signed up for the forum, but it won't let me post anything yet. I guess i have to be approved or something. But i've been cruising around it learning lots of helpful info and i'm sure i'll have lots more question as the project continues.

Zorb | April 8, 2008 at 10:22 PM

It should just take a day or two for the shoforum.

BTW, don't think I didn't remember how much gas was left in that tank!
Super, no less! That's ok. It's for a good cause and I'm dealing with it better day by day. I should be over my grief about the time you drive the Bugeye over here! ;)