Healey Sports Cars

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

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Thor
Al Wohlstrom
Tucson AZ
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Suspension
Posted by: Thor
Date: November 22, 2015 04:16PM

I had posted about wanting a 55 or 56 Healey to build. Now I'm thinking that the way to go would be a Jules frame, rack and pinion and all new metal, probably not a whole lot more than spending $25K plus, for a 53-55 car in decent shape. What are some suspension options? I'll be using a LS3 and Tremec TKO600. I'd like a coil over suspension and wouldn't mind pin drive hubs.


Thor
Al Wohlstrom
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Re: Suspension
Posted by: Thor
Date: November 22, 2015 07:40PM

Let me rephrase that, what could I use for A arms, uprights, etc.? Anyone ever use Corvette IRS and front uprights and arms?


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

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12/19/2007 05:01PM

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

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Re: Suspension
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: November 24, 2015 08:57PM

There's this one: [www.hotrod.com] If you are going a more custom route, take a look at Bill McMahon's car: [forum.britishv8.org] He built his own tube frame set up with his own suspension parts and small block Ford. He then hung his old Healey body parts on the frame. Kind of like a Factory Five Healey.


Thor
Al Wohlstrom
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Re: Suspension
Posted by: Thor
Date: November 29, 2015 01:02PM

Interesting! Thanks Rick


dbeliveau
Daniel Beliveau
Manchester NH
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07/18/2015 07:41PM

Main British Car:
1972 Triumph Stag, 1972 Ford 302 1974 Jensen Healey, Lotus 907 stroked to 2.2 Ltr,

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Re: Suspension
Posted by: dbeliveau
Date: December 26, 2015 09:35AM

We need a how it was done on Bill McMahon's car in the gallery!!
Cheers,
Dan


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

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12/19/2007 05:01PM

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

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Re: Suspension
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: December 27, 2015 12:03PM

Dan,

You can see pictures of Bill's build here: [www.patmcmahonracing.com]


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