Healey Sports Cars

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

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florianscholz
chris scholz
Iowa
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12/05/2014 08:06AM

Main British Car:
1959 BN4 100-6 5.7 V8 LS1 from corvette/camaro and 4L60E

Re: 1959 100-6 --LS V8 engine swap
Posted by: florianscholz
Date: January 08, 2015 08:37PM

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These jpg's may be too big to open. I may start a project file. Bought the disc brake conversion from England today. (Denis Welch). Probably buying radiator from wizard cooling in NY.

I am curious how much I will need to trim the foot boxes. Should know next week.


BWA


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Re: 1959 100-6 --LS V8 engine swap
Posted by: BWA
Date: January 08, 2015 10:28PM

You are off to a good start!!
Remember lots of photos.
I remember seeing a photo of a Healey in Australia that had an LS engine in it.

Cheers
Byron


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: 1959 100-6 --LS V8 engine swap
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: January 09, 2015 10:01AM

There's a 3000 in the gallery with one [www.britishv8.org]


florianscholz
chris scholz
Iowa
(24 posts)

Registered:
12/05/2014 08:06AM

Main British Car:
1959 BN4 100-6 5.7 V8 LS1 from corvette/camaro and 4L60E

Re: 1959 100-6 --LS V8 engine swap
Posted by: florianscholz
Date: February 27, 2015 11:03PM

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Update on the Healey. It was blasted and new trunk pan, dog legs, rockers, lower doors, and door frames have been welded in. Will be dry fitting the LS this week.


florianscholz
chris scholz
Iowa
(24 posts)

Registered:
12/05/2014 08:06AM

Main British Car:
1959 BN4 100-6 5.7 V8 LS1 from corvette/camaro and 4L60E

Re: 1959 100-6 --LS V8 engine swap
Posted by: florianscholz
Date: March 01, 2015 11:26PM

Dry fitting the LS1 motor.
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florianscholz
chris scholz
Iowa
(24 posts)

Registered:
12/05/2014 08:06AM

Main British Car:
1959 BN4 100-6 5.7 V8 LS1 from corvette/camaro and 4L60E

Re: 1959 100-6 --LS V8 engine swap
Posted by: florianscholz
Date: May 03, 2015 10:35PM

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Here is the frame getting painted Carmine red. I found out one of my coil springs is cracked. Since the new engine and tranny are 200lb lighter, should I have custom springs made? I have access to a pair of used springs for $75 and can lower the bottom coil perch to achieve the correct height. Anyone know what the bn4 factory coil rating was?


metalstretcher
harry hess

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05/03/2015 12:40PM

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Re: 1959 100-6 --LS V8 engine swap
Posted by: metalstretcher
Date: May 04, 2015 10:45AM

I have a mustang 2 set up for a healey any brake setup you want rack and pinion also if interested e mail me at metalstretcher@gmail.com



JasonNorin
Jason Norin

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06/16/2015 11:13PM

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Re: 1959 100-6 --LS V8 engine swap
Posted by: JasonNorin
Date: June 16, 2015 11:52PM

Also planning to have a project car of my own but I need to learn from you guys first. How much is the price tag for this type of restoration, including the duration?


Sidecardoug
Doug Rowe

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Re: 1959 100-6 --LS V8 engine swap
Posted by: Sidecardoug
Date: August 27, 2015 10:04PM

Having owned a 61 4 seater with a built 289 in it, I can testify to the need to get air out from under the hood , especially at speeds under 35 mph. I would definitely either ceramic coat the headers or use heat wrap on them to keep that heat out of the engine bay.. .. If you want to keep the car looking authentic, there are a couple of choices you can make that would be a great help - you could install a BN2 100m replica hood, which had no scoop, but did have two rows of louvers, one on each side of the hood in a semi-V pattern with the edges of the louvers being parallel to the edges of the hood. ....Or, you could install side vents as on the factory rally cars from 1956 - a triangular opening with the upper edge following the body line where the two tone paint line is, and the front edge curved to parallel the wheel arch.

here's the 100M-

[www.sportscardigest.com]

and a rally car-

[www.supercars.net]

Doug


florianscholz
chris scholz
Iowa
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Registered:
12/05/2014 08:06AM

Main British Car:
1959 BN4 100-6 5.7 V8 LS1 from corvette/camaro and 4L60E

Re: 1959 100-6 --LS V8 engine swap
Posted by: florianscholz
Date: January 09, 2016 10:15PM

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Here is the update on my BN4 1959 with LS1 aluminum V8 and ceramic headers. About 350 hp. All stock on outside and interior. Healey rear end with 3.54 gears and Quaife limited slip rear. Getting lights and turn signals hooked up now. Nissinger is updating the 4 gauges and conversion of speedo and tach to electronic is more money than I had planned. Oh well. She sounds good and looking forward to warm weather.


BWA


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Re: 1959 100-6 --LS V8 engine swap
Posted by: BWA
Date: January 09, 2016 10:25PM

Looks real nice!!
Could you give us some more pictures?

Cheers
Byron


florianscholz
chris scholz
Iowa
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Registered:
12/05/2014 08:06AM

Main British Car:
1959 BN4 100-6 5.7 V8 LS1 from corvette/camaro and 4L60E

Re: 1959 100-6 --LS V8 engine swap
Posted by: florianscholz
Date: January 09, 2016 10:38PM

Trying to figure out to compress the pics so they will load.


florianscholz
chris scholz
Iowa
(24 posts)

Registered:
12/05/2014 08:06AM

Main British Car:
1959 BN4 100-6 5.7 V8 LS1 from corvette/camaro and 4L60E

Re: 1959 100-6 --LS V8 engine swap
Posted by: florianscholz
Date: January 09, 2016 10:42PM

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This is before I attached the bumpers.


florianscholz
chris scholz
Iowa
(24 posts)

Registered:
12/05/2014 08:06AM

Main British Car:
1959 BN4 100-6 5.7 V8 LS1 from corvette/camaro and 4L60E

Re: 1959 100-6 --LS V8 engine swap
Posted by: florianscholz
Date: January 09, 2016 10:52PM

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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
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Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: 1959 100-6 --LS V8 engine swap
Posted by: rficalora
Date: January 12, 2016 07:04PM

WOW! Very nice.



HealeyRick
Rick Neville

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Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

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

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Re: 1959 100-6 --LS V8 engine swap
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: January 14, 2016 12:11PM

That looks great, Chris! Seems more of us are doing Healey builds that maintain the stock appearance while upgrading the drivetrain and suspension.


florianscholz
chris scholz
Iowa
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Registered:
12/05/2014 08:06AM

Main British Car:
1959 BN4 100-6 5.7 V8 LS1 from corvette/camaro and 4L60E

Re: 1959 100-6 --LS V8 engine swap
Posted by: florianscholz
Date: January 28, 2016 09:01AM

I have a carpet kit for this BN4 in red, but the piece that goes over the tunnel is not wide enough. My new tunnel is 2" wider. I am trying to figure out a way to make it work, or I may have to order a yard of red carpet from Heritage upholstery.


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1178 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: 1959 100-6 --LS V8 engine swap
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: January 28, 2016 03:37PM

Rubber foot rub strips sewn to the lower edge?


billymgb1000
bill gaulin
harrisville R.I.
(56 posts)

Registered:
11/30/2012 12:31AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGB V8 LS1 5.3

Re: 1959 100-6 --LS V8 engine swap
Posted by: billymgb1000
Date: February 02, 2016 07:41AM

Chris my hat is off to you. that car is beautiful, and I'm sure when your driving her you can't stop smiling. and I bet so is everyone else that sees you. good luck with her and have fun.
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