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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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Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

302 with Bugeye.
Posted by: 88v8
Date: November 23, 2019 02:46PM

As a rule, I don't care for body mods, but this is so far out that the original body has pretty much vanished other than the nose and the screen frame, and really the result is quite novel.

Bugeye.jpg

In the process, the builder has solved that pesky problem of how to accommodate headers in an engine bay that's too narrow

Bugeye 2.jpg

The 302 is backed up by a C4, probably not a bad idea on a car where it must be rather easy to break traction.

Rear end treatment includes overriders, I do like to see bumpers or at least overriders.
It would look better with them on the front as well, imho.

Bugeye 1.jpg

If you fancy this compact giant-killer, here it is in BaT

[bringatrailer.com]

Ivor



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/25/2019 03:57AM by 88v8.


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(472 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

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

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Re: 302 with Bugeye.
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: November 24, 2019 11:37AM

If you like innovative header routing:

https://i.vgy.me/9qpjR7.jpg


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(719 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: 302 with Bugeye.
Posted by: 88v8
Date: December 02, 2019 04:40AM

Sold for $9k & change.
On the same day a stock Bugeye made $13k.
Perhaps it was the colour.

Ivor


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