Healey Sports Cars

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

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88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Jensen Healey + 302
Posted by: 88v8
Date: August 24, 2019 04:31AM

Copper.
We like copper. It can be polished.
Plenty of polishing potential in this roadster, where some ingenuity has been exercised in dealing with water transfer whilst shoehorning a 302 mostly under the bonnet.

Mostly. Yes, that is the dizzie glamorously peeping out.

JH dizzie.jpg

OK so long as it doesn't rain.

So here's the engine

JH plumbing.jpg

And in the well photographed gallery there's more plumbing to be seen.

Never mind. It's all done, and at $12,500 what's not to like.

The 302 is said to be a 4-valve, and it has a 5-speed.

JH + 302.jpg

Get in and go. Until it rains.

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Ivor


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Jensen Healey + 302
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: August 24, 2019 10:49AM

I don't believe those valve covers will fit a 4 valve head, Ivor.


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
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10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Jensen Healey + 302
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: August 24, 2019 06:35PM

I believe the old 302 CID V8 also had the decal on air cleaner 302-4V to denote a 4 bbl. Carb. same a a 2 bbl. 302-2V. Been a long time since I touched a Carb. This in not a Keto diet rant :-)


40indianss
don foote

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Re: Jensen Healey + 302
Posted by: 40indianss
Date: August 25, 2019 01:29PM

A pretty good start but the windscreen could be about 3-4 inches shorter in my opinion and something needs to be done with the engine cover


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: Jensen Healey + 302
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: August 27, 2019 08:40PM

Looking at the underside pictures, I don't understand why he couldn't have gotten the engine under the hood. Some work on the crossmember and a change in the oil pan looks like it would have done the trick. Laziness leads to butchery in the engine swapping world. I agree on the windshield, wonder why he didn't use the stock one?



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

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

Re: Jensen Healey + 302
Posted by: roverman
Date: August 28, 2019 05:02PM

A "frameless" windshield in a street vehicle seems risky ? JH windshield frame bolts-on, so tilt is very doable.


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
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02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: Jensen Healey + 302
Posted by: 88v8
Date: August 29, 2019 09:36AM

Frameless... looks perhaps, makes it almost invisible.
Agree it's rather tall.



HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(466 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

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

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Re: Jensen Healey + 302
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: August 29, 2019 01:01PM

I'm just going to say it. That's hideous!


Anarchy99
Jim Purdy
Memphis, TN
(118 posts)

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12/06/2013 03:54PM

Main British Car:
61 austin healey sprite LS6

Re: Jensen Healey + 302
Posted by: Anarchy99
Date: September 18, 2019 08:43PM

Seems like it needs sidepipes to complete the cobra look. Would have helped with the clearance underneath, also the engine looks like it could go back quite a bit closer to the firewall. I've gone back and forth on the luggage rack on the trunk, not sure it looks right on that car.


IaTR6
Dennis Costello
Central Iowa
(148 posts)

Registered:
12/29/2007 02:53PM

Main British Car:
'73 TR 6 '97 Explorer 5.0

Re: Jensen Healey + 302
Posted by: IaTR6
Date: September 19, 2019 10:32AM

I don't understand the coolant outlet going over, under and around to get to the top inlet on the radiator.
I don't care for copper fittings in a cooling system with at least an aluminum intake manifold and radiator. Frequent coolant changes
may prevent issues, but I personally wouldn't be willing to chance it. The oil filter arrangement isn't very creative either.
With all the effort involved, why were rust issues not addressed?
I must quit being so nit-picky, my execution isn't world class either!
Dennis


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