Healey Sports Cars

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

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aero3113
Keith Urso
Long Island, N.Y.
(20 posts)

Registered:
08/19/2016 07:36PM

Main British Car:
1956 Austin Healey 100 Chevy 350

New 100 owner
Posted by: aero3113
Date: October 08, 2016 07:35AM

Hey guys and girls,
I recently purchased a 1956 100-4. It has a 350 with a Muncie 4 speed. The engine needed much tuning (I think I have it dialed in now),trans needed some work, new rear tires,seat belts,steering wheel,I striped the dash left it bare aluminum and I re-dyed the interior. I spent a couple of days compounding and waxing the paint, it really shines now. I purchased it from California and it now lives in Long Island NY. I use an iPad and would love to post pics but the forum says the pics are too big to post. Anyone know how to post pics with an iPad? I use it with other forums and never had an issue.

Keith


aero3113
Keith Urso
Long Island, N.Y.
(20 posts)

Registered:
08/19/2016 07:36PM

Main British Car:
1956 Austin Healey 100 Chevy 350

Re: New 100 owner
Posted by: aero3113
Date: October 08, 2016 10:02AM

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aero3113
Keith Urso
Long Island, N.Y.
(20 posts)

Registered:
08/19/2016 07:36PM

Main British Car:
1956 Austin Healey 100 Chevy 350

Re: New 100 owner
Posted by: aero3113
Date: October 08, 2016 10:05AM

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aero3113
Keith Urso
Long Island, N.Y.
(20 posts)

Registered:
08/19/2016 07:36PM

Main British Car:
1956 Austin Healey 100 Chevy 350

Re: New 100 owner
Posted by: aero3113
Date: October 08, 2016 10:10AM

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aero3113
Keith Urso
Long Island, N.Y.
(20 posts)

Registered:
08/19/2016 07:36PM

Main British Car:
1956 Austin Healey 100 Chevy 350

Re: New 100 owner
Posted by: aero3113
Date: October 08, 2016 10:13AM

I was able to email myself the pictures and select the correct size to post the pics to the forum.

If anyone knows the car or has any info on it please let me know!



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HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(443 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

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

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Re: New 100 owner
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: October 08, 2016 12:11PM

Looks nicely done. Should be a fun ride.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2336 posts)

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: New 100 owner
Posted by: rficalora
Date: October 09, 2016 01:07AM

Congrats Keith - looks great and I bet it's a blast to drive.



HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(443 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

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

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Re: New 100 owner
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: October 09, 2016 02:52PM

Google "Edelbrock triangular air cleaner" and "fire" and make your own decision.


aero3113
Keith Urso
Long Island, N.Y.
(20 posts)

Registered:
08/19/2016 07:36PM

Main British Car:
1956 Austin Healey 100 Chevy 350

Re: New 100 owner
Posted by: aero3113
Date: October 10, 2016 12:48PM

Thanks guys.
Rick, I have read about positive and negative experiences people have had with the air cleaner. There are people that have had them on their car for 10-20 years with no issues and then there are people that have had issues. I think it all depends on how well you look after your engine and keep it properly tuned.


bayhealey
Janelle Sahr

(14 posts)

Registered:
05/04/2015 05:54PM

Main British Car:
1956 Austin Healey 100 BN2 Chevrolet 400

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Re: New 100 owner
Posted by: bayhealey
Date: November 10, 2016 05:28PM

You car looks great and most likely a close brother to mine... BN2L232090. Here's my engine bay with a SBC 400 nestled a bit farther back than yours but with the standard air cleaner. Also a shot of my car at our local car show (not photoshopped). Have tons of fun with yours!

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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2336 posts)

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: New 100 owner
Posted by: rficalora
Date: November 13, 2016 10:04PM

That's a great pic Janelle -- definitely puts it in perspective!

Keith - where abouts on Long Island? Most of my family has moved, but I used to spend a lot of time in Smithtown & Brentwood. Also had family in Queens & Roslyn. On the air cleaner, I might be wrong, but I think the important thing is to make sure the foam insert stays properly maintained (oiled, isn't dry rotted, etc.).


aero3113
Keith Urso
Long Island, N.Y.
(20 posts)

Registered:
08/19/2016 07:36PM

Main British Car:
1956 Austin Healey 100 Chevy 350

Re: New 100 owner
Posted by: aero3113
Date: November 14, 2016 08:10AM

Thanks Bayhealey, great pic! Mine is BN2L 232045. rificalora, I used to live in Smithtown! We just moved about 2 years ago and now live in Setauket.


aero3113
Keith Urso
Long Island, N.Y.
(20 posts)

Registered:
08/19/2016 07:36PM

Main British Car:
1956 Austin Healey 100 Chevy 350

Re: New 100 owner
Posted by: aero3113
Date: November 14, 2016 10:40AM

There's one thing that bugs me with the car,the front wheels stick out a little too far. Any ideas on how I can easily bring them in an inch or two????

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BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5284 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: New 100 owner
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: November 14, 2016 12:29PM

Might try more offset to the outside on the wheels.

Jim


aero3113
Keith Urso
Long Island, N.Y.
(20 posts)

Registered:
08/19/2016 07:36PM

Main British Car:
1956 Austin Healey 100 Chevy 350

Re: New 100 owner
Posted by: aero3113
Date: November 14, 2016 05:06PM

Thanks Jim, that's an option but I'd rather not have to replace the wheels if I don't have to. It just seems like the black hub sticks out so far from the disc.



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bayhealey
Janelle Sahr

(14 posts)

Registered:
05/04/2015 05:54PM

Main British Car:
1956 Austin Healey 100 BN2 Chevrolet 400

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Re: New 100 owner
Posted by: bayhealey
Date: November 16, 2016 04:11PM

My 100 front disks look they are off of a 3000 and still have the knock-offs but in the photo you can see where your extra spacing is coming from.

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aero3113
Keith Urso
Long Island, N.Y.
(20 posts)

Registered:
08/19/2016 07:36PM

Main British Car:
1956 Austin Healey 100 Chevy 350

Re: New 100 owner
Posted by: aero3113
Date: November 16, 2016 08:53PM

Thank you for the pic. Maybe I can find a hub that sits closer to the disc? I would love to convert back to knock-offs and wire wheels one day!


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2860 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

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

Re: New 100 owner
Posted by: roverman
Date: November 24, 2016 12:56PM

How do MGB knock-offs compare ?


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

Registered:
11/30/2012 12:31AM

Main British Car:
1974 MGB V8 LS1 5.3

Re: New 100 owner
Posted by: billymgb1000
Date: December 04, 2016 09:14AM

Keith that car is awesome, some day I hope to own one myself. But for now I am enjoying my mgb. I love how yours looks, sits I just everything about it. Good luck with her.
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maxwedge5281
larry ingram

(45 posts)

Registered:
09/23/2014 05:59AM

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

Re: New 100 owner
Posted by: maxwedge5281
Date: December 06, 2016 11:46AM

i prefer bolt on wheels and it appears that you have bolt on hubs. if i were you i would change to a narrower matching bolt on front wheel. and you can have a set of healey road wheels widened fairly inexpensively. i have stock width wheels on my bn6 and widened 7 inch wheels on the rear. might look into that as well. if you decide to revert back to knockoffs i would be interested in your front hubs. thanks
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