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mods & upgrades for Healey (Nash, Austin, or Jensen) cars, including engine swaps

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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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New to the gallery: Holden V6 powered Austin Healey 100!
Posted by: Moderator
Date: January 27, 2011 12:58PM

Beautiful car... check it out! Peter Linn's Holden V6 Powered 1955 Austin Healey 100 (21 photos)

(Note: the Holden V6 is an Australian-market Buick 3800.)

http://www.britishv8.org/Other/PeterLinn-AH-100/PeterLinn-Healey-AA.jpg

http://www.britishv8.org/Other/PeterLinn-AH-100/PeterLinn-Healey-BA.jpg


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David Witham
Warwick UK
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MGB 1974 and MG ZT 160 turbo 2005

Re: New to the gallery: Holden V6 powered Austin Healey 100!
Posted by: djw090
Date: January 28, 2011 08:46AM

I like the Ward Special it is parked next to in the feature. Any more details of it.


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Fred Key
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What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: New to the gallery: Holden V6 powered Austin Healey 100!
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: January 28, 2011 12:20PM

Wow!

I was looking at the pictures of Peters conversion and thought, what a nicely done, tidy and well thought out job. It's a bit of a shame that such a prime example was modified, but great work.

And then I came to the before pictures.

I was stunned to say the least!
For Peter to see the potential in that pile of scrap and the pull it off was phenominal.

Beautiful car, terrific craftsmanship and tons of respect from me.

Well done Peter!

Cheers
Fred


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tim body
St thomas ont Canada
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1954 TR2 serial # TS 110 L triumph 2 litre

Re: New to the gallery: Holden V6 powered Austin Healey 100!
Posted by: triumphtr2
Date: January 30, 2011 10:44PM

You would have to know what you were doing to bring that car back to life. Congratulations to both men. I'm sure the car is very happy. Great work and looks super.


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Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: New to the gallery: Holden V6 powered Austin Healey 100!
Posted by: rficalora
Date: January 30, 2011 11:08PM

RE: And then I came to the before pictures. I was stunned to say the least!

That sums up my reaction too. Peter & Bob did amazing work!


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Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: New to the gallery: Holden V6 powered Austin Healey 100!
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: January 31, 2011 12:34PM

Sorry I missed Bob on my first post.
Must have been a little too caught up in the pictures.
Cudos to you as well Bob.

Cheers
Fred


Robby.ozment@sbcglobal.net
Robert Ozment

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Re: New to the gallery: Holden V6 powered Austin Healey 100!
Posted by: Robby.ozment@sbcglobal.net
Date: March 08, 2019 02:14PM

Hello Peter,

Hopefully you get this email. I just bought a BN1 with no engine or transmission(no doors, fenders ,hood, trunk, or windshield either for that matter). I am thinking about a L36 3.8 from a 1995-2002 Chevrolet Camaro which is (I believe) the same as your Holden. I would love to know more about your car. It looks like you installed a new firewall. What that to replace damage or for the engine? Did you have to cut out any frame or foot wells? I guess somebody else did they wiring? Any thoughts as to that? Motor mounts, radiator, throttle cable? Any height problems? Any pics pics of the install would be great. BTW, I am located 60 north of Austin, Texas. I really appreciate any advice you have to give.

Good Day,

Robby
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