Here are a few pictures of my 1969 Austin Healey Sprite MkIV. She's a US spec model, originall from El Cajon, CA, but she now resides in Scotland. It's taken 6 years to get to this stage (95% complete!), but I am a bit slow at the best of times. The restoration was carried out entirely by myself, with invaluable help from my dad The interior is not yet complete.Engine Spec:1293cc A-seriesMetro PistonsVulcan Stg 3 Unleaded headapprox 10.3:1 compression ratioKent 276 CamLightened Chilled FollowersAldon AY100V Spec DissyMG Metro Manifold (ported ala Vizard)single 1.75" SU (reworked ala Vizard)Mild Steel Maniflow Exhaust ManifoldStainless Steel Maniflow system. Gearbox:Quite a bit of effort went into getting the Ford Type-9, 5 Speed Box in.She was a in a bit of a state when she arrived... The Restoration:The rear panel had been accident damaged during it's life in the US, and skimmed over with filler, 50mm thick in places. Out came the cutting tools.The rear hood lip was also badly corroded, a common problem on these cars. A replacement section from MOSS prooved to be a bad fit, so fresh metal was inserted by hand.Time for some serious cleaning...You can see the new rear panel there.Gritblasting made a really good job of removing the old paint and rust. A home DIY job with �250 gritblaster and a 3hp compressor. (Need at least 3hp for a good gritblaster) PaintA home DIY sprayjob was the order of the day, 3 coats of etch primer followed by 8 coats of hand rubbed Tartan Red Cellolose. Will never use cellulose again, far too brittle and chips easy. 2-pack and breathing equipment the next time! On with the rebuild... Thick padding was removed from Roll-Over bar, which was then power coated.