Healey Sports Cars

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

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Bull
Jonas Harma

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Registered:
05/31/2011 03:55PM

Main British Car:


Hult Healey
Posted by: Bull
Date: May 31, 2011 04:53PM

Back in the eighties they made about 35 cars like this.. It's an Austin-Healey rip-off, called Hult Healey. It's a monocoque chassis (again Healey copy) designed to take Volvo 140 series donor components. Therefore it's widened about 5 inches which gives you much desired space in the engine compartment...

I just picked this beauty up last week and I'm really excited to dig into it. It features a Rover 3500 V8 with a 4 speed gearbox and the finish looks like crap, Well, not really but it's not up to my standards. I'm leaning towards a TVR 500 V8 and transmission setup. I'll at least ponder on a seriously tuned Ford 302.. but the TVR will give me 350bhp and 350 Nm of torque which wiuld launch this 1000 kg car just fine. I'll loose the 18 inchers and the tacky roll bars for a more traditional look. If I get it to where I want it to be it'll be a crossover between a hotrod and a sportscar. Modern with a classic touch. It's all plastic fantastic anyway so it's not like I'm comitting sacrilege *LOL*

I'll prolly post my endeavours (!) in the project thread.

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Thanks/ Jonas in Sweden


Bugeyev8
Brian Marshall
San Leandro CA
(32 posts)

Registered:
12/16/2008 08:53PM

Main British Car:
1960 Bugeye, 1974 MGB,Triumph TR8 1.2 115 Hp 1275 in the Bugeye, Nissan Ka24DE in MG

Re: Hult Healey
Posted by: Bugeyev8
Date: June 13, 2011 07:14PM

Good choice on loosing the Rover.. so many just love this engine...but its not all that great when you are used to hp and torque from a sbc or sbc, The ford 5.0 would be a great runner and easy cheap HP, I like your pans for this car, good luck !!


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3827 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Hult Healey
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 31, 2011 09:51AM

"Good choice on loosing the Rover.."

The TVR Griffith 500 V8 is a Rover based engine. ;)


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