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HealeyRick
Rick Neville

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12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Nasty Boys
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: July 24, 2016 09:06PM

Putting this in the pub although it's mostly about Healeys, I thought it might be of interest to the rest of you guys. I wrote an article on modified Healeys for the July-August issue of the Austin-Healey Magazine, the magazine of the Austin-Healey Club USA. In addition to featuring a number of individual cars, I did some pieces on the history of Nasty Boys going back to the 1950s you might find of interest. It's been reprinted here: [bighealey.org] Hope you enjoy it.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3232 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Nasty Boys
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 25, 2016 09:23AM

Very fine job, Rick! I can believe the origin of the name. In fact, if it was me wondering around all those stock Healeys back then & someone fired up a V8 modded one, I might have said, "Boy, that sounds nasty!" So, it is easy to believe that is how they came to be known.

As for on the wane, hotrodding will never go out out of style.

Great pic of Leroy & Sue, btw. Just the way I remember them.


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(817 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Nasty Boys
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: July 25, 2016 09:44AM

Thanks Rick for info and article link. Met Leroy & Sue at some of our Brit V8 meets and enjoyed our conversations. Rain or shine, He was out driving the car.


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MaryBlogger marygarcia8889@gmail.com

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Re: Nasty Boys
Posted by: 8889
Date: September 20, 2016 06:17PM

Nice article you have written. Great.


Sidecardoug
Doug Rowe

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Re: Nasty Boys
Posted by: Sidecardoug
Date: February 06, 2017 07:05PM

Great article ! Took me back to my ' 61 with a built 289 & BW 4speed - great for cruisin' the old
17 from Los Gatos to Santa Cruz... ( of course now that road is a traffic jam at most hours....)
Back when I was in high school, I worked at Mission Linen Supply on Del Monte Blvd in Monterey,
CA, and one of my co-workers was a student at the local college named Larry Oda. One evening he
gave me a ride in his yellow Bugeye... I don't think I've ever experienced such acceleration in any other
car - His car was later featured as an " Isky car of the month " in Hot Rod - he was running a built 327
backed by a B& M Hydro, and that car would launch so hard it felt like I was going out over the back,
held in place only by my lap belt ! If I recall correctly, the Isky feature stated he was running in the 10's -
pretty quick for 1965 !


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(445 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Re: Nasty Boys
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: February 06, 2017 10:35PM

I remember seeing Larry Oda's car in HR when I owned my first Sprite in high school. In fact, I started to put a 327 in my bugeye, but fortunately my mechanical abilities were soon outpaced.


kerbau53
Geoff Morton
Naples, FL
(108 posts)

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08/09/2010 10:27PM

Main British Car:
78 MGB Ford 5L

Re: Nasty Boys
Posted by: kerbau53
Date: February 07, 2017 05:26AM

Great article.


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