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.
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Registered:
08/19/2016 07:36PM

Main British Car:
1956 Austin Healey 100 Chevy 350

Splined hubs
Posted by: aero3113
Date: January 24, 2017 09:20PM

Has anyone used original splined hubs on a ford rear end with drums? Can they be bolted on or modified to work?


thiel106
Scott Thiel
Boone, IA
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Registered:
09/22/2015 09:38PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 1989 Toyota 7MGE

Re: Splined hubs
Posted by: thiel106
Date: January 25, 2017 09:46AM

I used the splined hubs on a ford rear end. But mine has disc brakes. When I got the car it had a Ford 9" rear end with drum brakes and bolt on wheels. The wheels sat a little wide, so I had the rear end narrowed. I converted to after market disc brakes, but I saw some sites that talked about using OE ford parts. I found splined hubs on ebay and a machinist friend drilled them to fit the Ford bolt pattern. Every thing has worked fine for the 3000 miles I have driven the car. I currently have the wheels off while I am doing some body work. I will post a picture.
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aero3113
Keith Urso
Long Island, N.Y.
(16 posts)

Registered:
08/19/2016 07:36PM

Main British Car:
1956 Austin Healey 100 Chevy 350

Re: Splined hubs
Posted by: aero3113
Date: January 25, 2017 06:46PM

Thanks for the pic! I was just looking at mine and it definitely looks like the rear end would need to be shortened. I've been looking to see what options are out there for bolt on wire wheels also.


pcmenten
Paul Menten

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Re: Splined hubs
Posted by: pcmenten
Date: January 25, 2017 08:40PM



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

Registered:
08/19/2016 07:36PM

Main British Car:
1956 Austin Healey 100 Chevy 350

Re: Splined hubs
Posted by: aero3113
Date: January 25, 2017 09:21PM

Thanks Paul,

Yes, Daytons would be nice.


bayhealey
Janelle Sahr

(13 posts)

Registered:
05/04/2015 05:54PM

Main British Car:
1956 Austin Healey 100 BN2 Chevrolet 400

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Re: Splined hubs
Posted by: bayhealey
Date: February 15, 2017 11:47AM

Here's mine. Ford 9" narrowed, Strange Engineering Axels. Originally had the Dunlop 72 spoke wire wheels but the car had been sitting for 20 years when I got it so we had to get rough with the wheels to get them off. Replaced with Daytons. They work great.

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

Registered:
08/19/2016 07:36PM

Main British Car:
1956 Austin Healey 100 Chevy 350

Re: Splined hubs
Posted by: aero3113
Date: February 17, 2017 10:16AM

Janelle, where did you get your splined hubs from?



bayhealey
Janelle Sahr

(13 posts)

Registered:
05/04/2015 05:54PM

Main British Car:
1956 Austin Healey 100 BN2 Chevrolet 400

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Re: Splined hubs
Posted by: bayhealey
Date: February 20, 2017 11:46AM

My car was built by a good friend (he was a professional custom car builder) in the late 1980s for a client. He normally built Cobras with his own space frame so the Healey was a bit unusual for him.

The car came back to him 25 years later when his client was getting rid of his collection. All that to say... I'll ask him if he remembers where he got the hubs.

When I was researching the Dayton wire wheels I think they had adapters to put wire wheels on newer cars. I was thinking about them when we were unsure if my rear hubs would be any good. Turns out the hubs were perfect so they didn't need replacement.

Not sure if these would work with the drums.

[www.britishv8.org]


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