Kent Area Midget & Sprite Club / Member Information

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Kent Area Midget & Sprite Club / Member Information

by Alan Anstead


Kent Area Midget and Sprite Club

A few Masc Services 

1) Dynamos and Regulators

Club Member Dr J.E.Davies is willing to repair Sprite & Midget dynamos and, if the regulator is sent to him as well, to set up the system for correct operation. Two Kent members have availed themselves of this service. 

2) Clutch Release Bearings

Available to Masc members are Clutch Roller Thrust bearings that are a direct replacement for the Clutch carbon thrust on 1275 engines.. No need to modify the Clutch cover to fit. Currently in use on many cars across Europe, and U.S.A., with over 200 now supplied. 

3) Valve Cutting Tool

Stuck over a weekend with no access to a machine shop?

I now have a cylinder head valve cutting set.


You may be asked by your insurers to provide an independent valuation assessment for your Midget or Sprite. The Club can provide a written valuation assessment for members that should be acceptable to your insurers. Fee is payable.

Contact Club Archivist Terry Horler (details can be found at rear of Mascot Magazine)

Kent Masc Discount Offer (1) 


 With thanks to east Kent member Nigel Dilnot-Smith 

“We have two companies with branches in Kent, there is a web site although rather basic by todays standards, but it does give an idea of what we do and has links to our suppliers websites”.

The locations of Southern Components Group Ltd :-

Unit 9, The Tech Centre, Castle Road, Sittingbourne. ME10 3RG

Phone: 01795 420087   email:

The locations of East Kent Components Ltd :-

Unit 5, Riverside Business Park, Mace Lane, Ashford. TN24 8PE

Phone: 01233 631951   email:

1, Poulton Close, Dover. CT17 0HL Phone:

01304 204697   email:

Unit 2, The Shipyard, Upper Brents Industrial Estate, Faversham. ME13 7DZ

Phone: 01795 537228   email:

Unit 2, Goodwin Park, Westwood Industrial Estate, Margate. CT9 4HX

Phone: 01843 225288   email:

***    Membership card to be shown at the time

Masc Discount Offer (2)

Ahead-4-Healey are offering Masc members a 7.5% Discount on parts. You will have to quote your membership number when placing an order.

Masc Discount Offer (3) 

(Arranged by Kent Area rep with Manager Mr Jackson)

Minispares are offering Masc members a 5% Discount on parts. You will have to quote your membership number when placing an order.

Masc Discount Offer (4)

David Manners Group

The new MASC discount at all David Manners Group companies including Abingdon MG Parts Ltd is now live.


Identify yourself as a MASC member at the start of a phone or in person enquiry.

 MASC membership number will be required.

Any subsequent order will be given a discount of between 5% and 15%.  The percentage discount varies simply because margins vary from product to product.

The sales guy will be very grumpy if you give him a great long list of parts, and he prepares the paperwork and then you announce that you are a MASC member right at the end.  This would mean that he would have to start again so give your membership number at the start if you want the savings!

Masc Discount Offer (5)

East Sussex Minor (arranged by Kent member Richard Beer)

 I have had confirmation from the MD here that he would be more than happy to offer a 5% discount to MASC members. To that end, we have set up a special discount code for use on our website, the code is: sprite5 (no caps, no spaces). The code is effective immediately and the usual terms listed below apply.


Terms of discount code:

  • The discount code ‘sprite5’ is valid for use by members of the Midget and Sprite Club only.
  • Discount codes are valid for online orders only. They cannot be used over the telephone.
  • Only one discount code can be used on any given order at a time.
  • The discount code will apply a 5% discount off the total price of any order between £0 and £250.00 (ex. VAT). Orders above £250.00 are already covered by a 5% discount automatically.
  • Discount codes are subject to review on a six-monthly basis. We will contact you if any changes are to be made following a review.

Fisher Services

Fisher Services, our ex website sponsor, can supply, fit, and ream, later 1275 stub axle kingpin bushes together with new kingpins. One way of ensuring that you get serviceable parts as many exchange items fall below the required standard.

PBW, Birmingham.

Following complaints re the poor build quality of Wishbones, both new and reconditioned, I have been in touch with PBW ( Paul Wilkins ) @ Birmingham (01636-679638). 

Paul has the fulcrum pin bushes made for him to recondition wishbones. He is willing to sell the bushes to anyone wishing to do their own reconditioning or he sells reconditioned, exchange, wishbones on a like for like basis at £60 each. Perhaps worth a try if you need such items? 

Car Trimmer 

Kent Masc member Mel Collins son Martyn is doing Classic Car, Motorcycle, & Marine trimming Tel: 07813-473267 or mailto:

** Now making Tonneau Covers, car covers and more. He has upholstered Dave Chalk’s and Richard Beer’s Frogeye Seats and, of course, Mel’s 1500 seats.


Kent Masc Mugs

Just the thing for your refreshment in the garage

£5.00p each.


Shock absorber overhaul kit.

Malcolm Le Chevalier can supply this shock absorber overhaul kit

Tel: 07742-320839 (not during office hours)

Rear wheel bearing kits complete with a correct thickness gasket.

Contact Malcolm Le Chevalier as above.

Malcolm says:

“The gasket thickness is often overlooked and a few years back there were loads of kits with gaskets that were way too thick.  I have often thought (but admit I can’t prove) it is one of the reasons for people suffering half shaft failure, even in modestly powered cars.

I wasn’t happy with the parts available so did some research and developed my own kit.  Properly sized and spec-ed parts.  EU sourced (not far east) bearings, a double lip oil seal, new retaining screw, and most importantly a range of gasket thicknesses to allow the user to select the correct gasket to eliminate the float/play in the assembly”. 

Alan Anstead

Kent Rep.




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