Healey Sports Cars

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

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roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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04/24/2009 11:02AM

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

Saxon Healey 3000
Posted by: roverman
Date: November 16, 2016 11:00AM

Yes I know, not a kit car forum-but ? Good looking car +. Negatives : 200" Ford IL 6, 4 spd od./MG ? 80' Chevette chassis. Suggestions for a good/light IL 6 ? No Jag please. Thanks, Art.


britcars
Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
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02/02/2009 07:58PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Roadster, Rover 3.5 ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA!

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Re: Saxon Healey 3000
Posted by: britcars
Date: November 16, 2016 11:39PM

If they have the same engine compartment dimensions of the Big Healey, an inline 6 from a Toyota Supra might work or the GM Vortec 4200 but it is a tall engine. The Jeep 4 liter inline 6 has been used in a lot of different swaps too or how about the VW VR6?


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
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11/06/2007 01:55PM

Main British Car:
1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: Saxon Healey 3000
Posted by: Dan B
Date: November 18, 2016 02:37PM

Classic Roadsters from Fargo was the company that made those. They produced a V8 version called the Sebring. The difference was flared fenders on the Sebring model. I researched those and got quotes, nearly ordered one back in 1984 or so. They produced a chassis for the car as an option, and the kit in various levels. You used the suspension from a donor car, a Chevette or Mustang II usually. The engine bay would accommodate the Chevette engine, v6 engines of the day and the Ford 302. I don't remember them recommending an inline 6, but it makes sense, since that is what the real AH used.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2841 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

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

Re: Saxon Healey 3000
Posted by: roverman
Date: November 24, 2016 12:53PM

Ok, a "lightweight" L6 ? I supposed, unless you're going, total poser, why even bother with an L6 ? Anyone who knows what end of a screwdriver to grab, will figure it's not the real deal ? Such a fine knock-off of a British success story, deserves nothing less than a 32v RV8. Who will be the first ?


Orange Alpine
Bill Blue

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12/20/2010 07:36AM

Main British Car:
1967 Sunbeam Alpine 2.5 Ford Duratec

Re: Saxon Healey 3000
Posted by: Orange Alpine
Date: December 05, 2016 07:47AM

Here is a very good compilation of real world (and generally available) engine weights. As I recall, almost anything short of a boat anchor (maybe ship) is lighter than the Healey 6.

[www.locostusa.com]

Bill



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/05/2016 07:47AM by Orange Alpine.


britcars
Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(281 posts)

Registered:
02/02/2009 07:58PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Roadster, Rover 3.5 ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA!

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Re: Saxon Healey 3000
Posted by: britcars
Date: December 05, 2016 10:46PM

Why an I6? Sometimes it's just to be different and sometimes it's the sound. A well tuned inline six with the right exhaust is really sweet sounding.


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