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

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Anarchy99
Jim Purdy
Memphis, TN
(104 posts)

Registered:
12/06/2013 03:54PM

Main British Car:
61 austin healey sprite LS6

Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: Anarchy99
Date: March 14, 2014 07:05PM

If this doesn't give you blood flow in your man parts, I got nothing for you... video btw in case it doesn't give the option to click on it.
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/th_3A078F32-D61D-4D8D-A5DE-FFB822B526D8-518-000000612895B577_zps621570c1.jpg

sorry, I don't get on here a lot. The console has no padding in it, just vinyl over the aluminum. The only reason why is because space is at a premium in the car right now and I didn't want it to be too bulky. Its already a very tight fit. I'm very pleased with how it turned out and the video doesn't do it justice for just how mean the car sounds.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4309 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: Moderator
Date: March 15, 2014 09:22PM

Now that's a nice rumble!


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1112 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: March 17, 2014 12:40AM

This needs to be said "Small car with Big Engines", It must be an illness :-)
Sounds very heath from this end!


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2868 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

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

Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: roverman
Date: March 20, 2014 04:23PM

I don't ID. those shifters, for a 200 4R ? Looks like a gagle of Lenco's ? The most hp/torque, you put through a 200 4R ? I need to chat with your trans builder ? Great work in progress ! Thanks, roverman.


Anarchy99
Jim Purdy
Memphis, TN
(104 posts)

Registered:
12/06/2013 03:54PM

Main British Car:
61 austin healey sprite LS6

Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: Anarchy99
Date: March 21, 2014 04:39PM

To say that this car is a handful to drive would be a gross understatement. I need sticky tires and my front brakes that I ordered awhile back to get here before I really see what the car can do. Saying all that though, it's soo much fun to drive. Basically idles at speed and obviously plenty of power. I just need to finish the front end and toss it back on but I may just put cheap turn signals and headlights on the front end and drive it as is for a little while... kinda fun that way. Forgive the videos, the first was after I buttoned up the majority of the electrical late at night and I was pretty tired. The second was the first test drive, rowing through the lenko style shifter... It achieves exactly what I wanted and makes driving the car alot more fun. The third was basically me zip tying the camera to a spot in the back of the car so you could see how the shifting works... forgive the wind noise and I still need to adjust the shifts on the TV cable a little bit but you get the idea.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/th_35FFE32C-A228-405D-8E57-C85278B97AB9-124-00000013EB5600D5_zpsaf12fd3a.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/th_CF2DE7B2-6983-4CE2-A4E0-976535A8F31C-2023-000002369E942000_zps4fcfda2e.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/th_BFDDD5FC-58AE-48F5-A79E-07D20F08E6F5-1925-0000022F3C22CE74_zpsf806127f.jpg
The trans is built to handle over 600hp. It came out of my 69 Camaro that was procharged before this setup. The buick grand national guys have been building the 200-4r's for awhile to handle big power


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(521 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: 88v8
Date: March 22, 2014 03:11AM

Caramba! It goes!! Well done!
Need to have your head firing on all cylinders when you're using that Lenco. Apart from being a good hat-stand, does it have any advantages in a street car?

Ivor


Anarchy99
Jim Purdy
Memphis, TN
(104 posts)

Registered:
12/06/2013 03:54PM

Main British Car:
61 austin healey sprite LS6

Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: Anarchy99
Date: March 22, 2014 09:05AM

No real advantages but it sure is alot of fun to drive with this type of shifter. U can also just put it in 4 and go with no shifting



Anarchy99
Jim Purdy
Memphis, TN
(104 posts)

Registered:
12/06/2013 03:54PM

Main British Car:
61 austin healey sprite LS6

Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: Anarchy99
Date: March 29, 2014 08:23PM

The weather was nasty but we got a lot done today. New hood welded onto the fenders and most of the body work on it done as well. Hopefully I can get the rest of the body work on the hood finished tomorrow and at least get it in primer and on the car. I have good help, I can't take all of the credit.
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/null_zps69ec282b.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/null_zps481919ea.jpg
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http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/null_zpse17820a5.jpg


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5352 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: March 30, 2014 09:46AM

From those photos I'm not sure you get ANY credit! ;) Better get that girl some gloves.

Looking good.

Jim


Anarchy99
Jim Purdy
Memphis, TN
(104 posts)

Registered:
12/06/2013 03:54PM

Main British Car:
61 austin healey sprite LS6

Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: Anarchy99
Date: March 30, 2014 05:56PM

accomplished my goal of getting primer on the hood. Test fit everything after I made the cut and it's pretty tight fitting so I'm happy with that. There are a few spots we still need to fix on the hood, mainly cracks that we missed before primering and a few small imperfections in the body work... all in all, I'm very pleased with how it turned out and I should be able to spray it red after work tomorrow or the next day and get it on the car finally.
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/null_zps4ecc4695.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/null_zps2cbef7f3.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/null_zps6b57f9a8.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/null_zpsb5ebe6a0.jpg


Anarchy99
Jim Purdy
Memphis, TN
(104 posts)

Registered:
12/06/2013 03:54PM

Main British Car:
61 austin healey sprite LS6

Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: Anarchy99
Date: March 31, 2014 08:40PM

I cleaned up all the scratches and some other minor stuff... I could have spent a lot more time on the hood making it perfect but its close enough for now and looks pretty damn good... Right when I was getting to apply the first coat of red it started to rain so I moved everything into the barn and sprayed it. I'm very happy with how it turned out and I can't wait to get it on the car.
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/null_zpsb91d8411.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/null_zps790125e0.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/null_zps2174aa92.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/null_zps911c38a5.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/null_zps54aa2276.jpg


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(521 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: 88v8
Date: April 01, 2014 03:14AM

I love the way you manage to get things done so quickly in your non-sterile unheated workshop. Quite a contrast to those of us who seem to spend two weeks polishing a nut :}

Ivor


Anarchy99
Jim Purdy
Memphis, TN
(104 posts)

Registered:
12/06/2013 03:54PM

Main British Car:
61 austin healey sprite LS6

Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: Anarchy99
Date: April 01, 2014 09:59AM

Normally everythings getting done in the carport but I managed to cram this in the old barn due to weather issues. It's not perfect but I don't really care, I mainly just wanted to get paint on the thing so I can get everything done and hopefully have the car in super chevy here in memphis next weekend... we'll see. I should be able to get the hood on later today hopefully.


Anarchy99
Jim Purdy
Memphis, TN
(104 posts)

Registered:
12/06/2013 03:54PM

Main British Car:
61 austin healey sprite LS6

Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: Anarchy99
Date: April 01, 2014 06:57PM

well, there's a light at the end of the tunnel finally... Hood is on, though it flexed more than I apparently accounted for and caused a small crack on one side... Nothing crazy but I'll clean it all up at some point and weld the top some more, then respray it. I was kind of in a hurry to get paint on it to have a finished running and driving fun car for the warm weather. It still all looks really really good. Close but not finished yet.
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/null_zpsc84d8f5c.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/null_zpse18a7a3e.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/null_zpsb930c001.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/null_zps3af53069.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/null_zps5fd54fc8.jpg
Oh yeah, Almost forgot, I'm tossing the chrome locking lugs in the hood, that's why you see the holes behind the wheels and that will hold the back of the hood down, also I still have to put the trim moulding around the cut in the hood to clean it up some and give it more of a finished look.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4309 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: Moderator
Date: April 04, 2014 02:13AM

That last snapshot shows off the car's cheeky grin very well.



Anarchy99
Jim Purdy
Memphis, TN
(104 posts)

Registered:
12/06/2013 03:54PM

Main British Car:
61 austin healey sprite LS6

Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: Anarchy99
Date: April 04, 2014 10:31AM

Yeah, I'm very happy with the new hood looks


Anarchy99
Jim Purdy
Memphis, TN
(104 posts)

Registered:
12/06/2013 03:54PM

Main British Car:
61 austin healey sprite LS6

Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: Anarchy99
Date: April 12, 2014 08:35PM

I got the brakes in the mail today... I have to say I'm pretty impressed with them. We'll see how well they stop here very very soon hopefully.
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/null_zps8ac21804.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/null_zps7d412e64.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/null_zps5df29b21.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/null_zpsf583f371.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/null_zps73847b02.jpg
Should have sticker tires tomorrow, hopefully they fit in the back. If not I'll order some different ones. Hard top should be here next week.


Anarchy99
Jim Purdy
Memphis, TN
(104 posts)

Registered:
12/06/2013 03:54PM

Main British Car:
61 austin healey sprite LS6

Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: Anarchy99
Date: April 18, 2014 05:02PM

New Tires got here today... Still waiting on my new Rotor, I cracked one overtighning it when I swapped wheel studs. No biggie, it shipped today so should be here in a day or 2. The hardtop should be here in a day or 2 also.

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/null_zps33ec780b.jpg


Anarchy99
Jim Purdy
Memphis, TN
(104 posts)

Registered:
12/06/2013 03:54PM

Main British Car:
61 austin healey sprite LS6

Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: Anarchy99
Date: April 20, 2014 10:08AM

Got the tires mounted... Can't wait to try them out.
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/null_zpsa4d4287e.jpg
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g127/jpurdy231/null_zps84bdcf4d.jpg


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(521 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Austin Healey Sprite LS6/200-4r
Posted by: 88v8
Date: April 21, 2014 03:41AM

I hope you put some wheely bars on the back :}

Ivor
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