Sometimes Bugeyes seem to have (at least) 31 flavors, because we have nearly 31 Sprites in our building at the moment, and it seems like every one of them has something different to say about how to transmit power to the rear wheels. We are lucky that racers past customized Bugeyes since day one, and that the 948 CC engine was followed by two bigger engines (in later Spridgets) that look (and fit) basically the same. Thus it seems much more common to find Bugeyes with something other than the original engine, rather than still carrying the original lump.
Some of the engines in the pictures to follow are in fact original, but what intrigues me most is the variety of different induction systems and details. All of them go down the road nicely once they leave here. And that is part of the fun. No two (identical) cars are, well, exactly the same.
In this post, you will see a summary of some of the most noteworthy engine bays in our current mix of vehicles. In each photo caption, I have called out some of the most noteworthy details.
I hope you enjoy this unconventional tour, from the inside out!
Which one fits your Bugeye identity? (Everyone needs one of each!) We can build your dream Bugeye! Call or email… we can pick up your car anywhere in North America and turn it into your particular perfect car, or we can build you your ultimate Sprite from scratch… pick and choose your favorite features from the images above, and we will assemble your ultimate ride! Call or email anytime. We have a great new team of mechanics and are booking new projects for this winter if you are interested!