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

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HealeyRick
Rick Neville

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Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

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

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Nasty 100S
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: June 05, 2017 11:02AM

Always nice to see a 100S in the flesh and this one was at this past weekend's British Car Hall of Fame induction at Moss Motors in Virginia:

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j222/healeyrick/IMG_0544_zpssb2l4zvg.jpg

And as much as I love a standard 100S, it always makes me laugh a bit to see how many of them had V8s under the bonnet at some time. This one had a 283 Chevy with Corvette independent rear suspension and turned a 10.2 1/4 mile.


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Nasty 100S
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: June 05, 2017 03:24PM

I don't see a 10.2 1/4 with those wire wheels and tires. Nice car though.


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

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Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

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

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Re: Nasty 100S
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: June 05, 2017 04:47PM

Jim,

The 10.2 was back in the 60s. I'm bettin' it looked quite a bit different before it was restored back to original. And since it had a 'vette rear suspension back then, it probably wasn't running wire wheels, but probably some big meats out back. And since the 100S was all aluminum body, it only weighed about 1850 lbs.



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Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
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Registered:
02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: Nasty 100S
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: June 05, 2017 08:34PM

That makes a lot more sense. 10.2 back in the 60's was a pretty impressive time.


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1199 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Nasty 100S
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: June 06, 2017 02:22AM

Even today, a 10 second 1\4 is a thing of beauty.
Most people have no idea what it feels like!
Even if their Honda has a cold air intake and a fart can.

Live like you mean it
Fred


Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
(349 posts)

Registered:
12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: Nasty 100S
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: June 06, 2017 04:50PM

Fart can..................LOL is that your vernacular Freddie?? so be it "FART CAN"
Dave


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1199 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Nasty 100S
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: June 06, 2017 05:22PM

I can't claim ownership to the term. But that is what they sound like!



MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3168 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Nasty 100S
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 26, 2017 05:07PM

They have been called fart can mufflers around here for a long time, Dave. I agree with Fred. They were named for the sound they produce.

From Wiki:

100S

Built primarily with racing in mind, the aluminium-bodied "100S" (for Sebring) model developed 132 bhp (98 kW) at 4700 rpm. Only 50 production cars were made, plus an additional five works development/special test cars hand built by the Donald Healey Motor Company at Warwick.[10] To minimize weight and improve performance the cast iron cylinder head was replaced by a Weslake designed aluminium one, and the overdrive unit was not installed. Dunlop disc brakes were used all-round, the world's first production car to feature them both front and rear.[11] To further lighten the vehicle, bumpers and hood (convertible top) were eliminated, the grille reduced in size, and the windscreen made of plastic. In all, weight was reduced by approximately 200 lb (91 kg). The majority of 100Ss were two-toned white with Lobelia Blue sides. A handful were produced in solid Spruce Green and red, and a single one in black.[4]


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2855 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

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

Re: Nasty 100S
Posted by: roverman
Date: June 28, 2017 02:35PM

This is funnee... I drive a sh&)t- box, to save for my LBC, but muffler says' TRD.


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