Healey Sports Cars

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

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maxwedge5281
larry ingram

(40 posts)

Registered:
09/23/2014 05:59AM

Main British Car:
59 bn6 zz4 sbc, 63 bj7 383sbc

sbc motormounts
Posted by: maxwedge5281
Date: December 31, 2015 10:39AM

i recently purchased a 59 100-6 two seater healey with sbc zz4 engine and four speed manual. i have started to update the car to my liking and to install a 200R4 aod transmission. the engine was originally installed with the front motor mounts that were used on the 55-57 engines and a rear transmission mount. i have heard of several cracked transmission cases especially aluminum utilizing this mounting system,. i also wish to raise the engine about an inch and move it forward an inch and utilize the later side mount engine motor mounts. the new engine placement moves the engine forward enough to use the original healey motor mount pedestals located on the frame rails. do any of you guys use these and if so do you have any recommendations regarding the motor mounts. there are a bunch of motor mounts available from the aftermarket. i would like to find a set that i could easily adapt to the pedestals without reworking the pedestals them selves...well, mayve some gussets for addition strengths. ideas or recommendations are appreciated and a good picture or two is most welcome. thanks in advance, maxwedge5281@charter.net


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
(1711 posts)

Registered:
02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: sbc motormounts
Posted by: mgb260
Date: December 31, 2015 09:23PM

Speedway Motors has the bellhousing bolt on mounts to match your old style front mounts. They have lots of universal side mounts also. I would use the rear tranny mount too.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/31/2015 09:26PM by mgb260.


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(424 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

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

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Re: sbc motormounts
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: January 03, 2016 06:17PM

Larry,

Take a look at this old Hot Rod article, I think you'll find what you're looking for: [modifiedhealeys.org]


maxwedge5281
larry ingram

(40 posts)

Registered:
09/23/2014 05:59AM

Main British Car:
59 bn6 zz4 sbc, 63 bj7 383sbc

Re: sbc motormounts
Posted by: maxwedge5281
Date: January 19, 2016 05:45AM

thanks guys. after looking at the hot rod magazine article i used the same approach. very easy method and easy to attch to the original healey mounting pedestals. utilizing the sanderson headers i was able to relocate the motor slightly higher and a bit more forward. rear trans mount was very easy to fabricate as well. and i have enough space between the engine and radiator to mount a puller fan.


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