We had a customer ask us this week how to identify which engine they had in their Bugeye (so they could order the right parts for their car). I thought this was a good idea for a tech post this week, in case you are having similar doubts about the identity of the heart of your Spridget!
Of course, from the factory, all Bugeyes came with 948cc power plants. However, for any number of reasons, ranging from a desire to increase power to the availability of replacement engines, 1098cc and 1275cc engines are frequently found in Bugeyes today. All three of these engines have the same footprint, so any Spridget can have any of these three engines. In 1975, the 1500 engine came along, (and was also used in the Spitfire) and this engine has different mounts, and exhaust is on the other side, etc., so any engine from 1958- late 1974 is the same size package. 1975 and later 1500s are not.[Read more…] about What engine is in my Sprite?