Healey Sports Cars

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

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bsa_m21
Martin Rothman
Vancouver, Canada
(205 posts)

Registered:
01/06/2009 11:41AM

Main British Car:
1980 TR7V8 Rover 3.9L

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69 Austin Healy HotRod
Posted by: bsa_m21
Date: September 25, 2012 08:38PM

Saw this on Craigslist:

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[tampa.craigslist.org]

Yikes! Somebody has a death wish!

M.


alana
alan atkinson
10567
(232 posts)

Registered:
06/19/2008 08:06PM

Main British Car:
68 TR250 LS2

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Made it to the wedge list
Posted by: alana
Date: September 25, 2012 06:29PM

[tampa.craigslist.org]

Nfi and all that. Seemed suitable for the site. Feel free to remove if not - since it is technically a for sale...


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: 69 Austin Healy HotRod
Posted by: Moderator
Date: September 25, 2012 10:38PM

For the time being I've merged two threads.

Before long I'll delete them.

First, I'll point out the four problems I have with them:

1) The Craigs List links will soon go dead - they always do, don't they? - and after that the two posts will have no meaningful content at all. I find dead-end threads really annoying. Is it just me?

2) Martin's post includes photo attachments. I don't believe he owns the copyright. If I leave them on this message board I risk legal problems. Posting them here is a violation of this board's written policies.

3) As Alan mentioned, we also have a written policy about for-sale ads for completed conversions for which no How It Was Done has been submitted. Someone in Florida has built a very interesting car. It would be a great addition to our photo gallery and to our How It Was Done record. It would be a great service to our community if someone would contact the car's builder and convince him/her to submit a write-up and more detailed photos.

4) Misspelling Donald Healey's last name is a horrible sin.


bsa_m21
Martin Rothman
Vancouver, Canada
(205 posts)

Registered:
01/06/2009 11:41AM

Main British Car:
1980 TR7V8 Rover 3.9L

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Re: 69 Austin Healy HotRod
Posted by: bsa_m21
Date: September 26, 2012 08:57AM

My bad. Just thought it would be of interest to those here.
M.


DC Townsend
David Townsend
Vermont
(406 posts)

Registered:
11/21/2007 12:22PM

Main British Car:
'78 B (almost done) 30-over SBF, dry sump

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Re: 69 Austin Healy HotRod
Posted by: DC Townsend
Date: September 28, 2012 07:19PM

Just me, or is that paint absolutely hideous?


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2986 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: 69 Austin Healy HotRod
Posted by: roverman
Date: September 28, 2012 08:14PM

David, Try not to hate. Somebody put a "lot" of work into that paint job. Cheers, roverman.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: 69 Austin Healy HotRod
Posted by: Moderator
Date: September 29, 2012 07:16PM

It probably looks a whole lot better in person! I don't think the lighting suited photography.



Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: 69 Austin Healy HotRod
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: September 30, 2012 09:19AM

Looks like good workmanship, but a V8 in a Spridget doesn't leave much leg room as the foot wells are so narrow. Most run automatics because there isn't any room left for a clutch pedal. I'd hate to think about driving this car half way across the country to a British V8 meet.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3726 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: 69 Austin Healy HotRod
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: November 10, 2012 08:09AM

Must be a wild ride!


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