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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
(993 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

100/4 + 327 SBC +4 speed
Posted by: 88v8
Date: June 29, 2022 12:01PM

Needs some cosmetics, but it appears that this '54 car in Ventura runs and drives, and even stops.

Healey 327.jpg

Said to have been built by Healey Rick - presumably no relation - the old-skool build apparently dates back to the 60s, in which case we can presumably skate over the lack of build detail because any problems would have surfaced long ago.
Leaving aside speed humps which hadn't been thought of back then.

Healey 327 1.jpg

Worth reviving, I'd say.

[www.ebay.com]

Ivor


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(993 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: 100/4 + 327 SBC +4 speed
Posted by: 88v8
Date: June 30, 2022 05:21AM

Bad link above.
[www.ebay.com]

$9700 with three days to go.

Ivor


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(486 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

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

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Re: 100/4 + 327 SBC +4 speed
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: June 30, 2022 10:15AM

Built by "Crazy Biker Rick". Any attempt to link me with that car and I'll sue for defamation!


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(993 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: 100/4 + 327 SBC +4 speed
Posted by: 88v8
Date: July 04, 2022 04:32AM

Lacking HealeyRick's seal of approval, it bombed.
Rnm at a measly $13,900.

If you want to take a tilt at this piece of mobile history, it's live again, here [www.ebay.com]

Ivor


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(3170 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

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

Re: 100/4 + 327 SBC +4 speed
Posted by: roverman
Date: July 07, 2022 06:46PM

Being based in Ca., easily work twice as much....Compared to a $851k build, such a deal.


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(993 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: 100/4 + 327 SBC +4 speed
Posted by: 88v8
Date: July 17, 2022 04:52AM

Made $22,001 this time, but that still wasn't enough... so here it is again, nearly finished and at $24,500. [www.ebay.com]

Usually doesn't work, keep relisting, appears this time it might pay off.

Ivor


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(993 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: 100/4 + 327 SBC +4 speed
Posted by: 88v8
Date: July 26, 2022 04:39AM

Well, $24,500 is where it finished.

Interesting to contrast that with the shiny 100-BN1 on BaT that made $60,500 and needed nothing or very little.
[bringatrailer.com]
Ton of work to take this old fellow up to that level.

Ivor



Sprocket
Guy Coldwell

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06/07/2019 02:51PM

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Re: 100/4 + 327 SBC +4 speed
Posted by: Sprocket
Date: August 24, 2022 11:09PM

I went and saw the shiny black BN1 coincidentally also in Ventura (must be something in the water) which was listed on Bring a Trailer and it is a frightmare - the photos do it far more justice than it deserves..

Probably one of the more dangerous nasty boys I have ever seen. It does not have an accelerator pedal - just the stalk and the modified transmission tunnel has pushed it so far over that even with my narrow size 8 US/7 UK feet my foot was half covering the brake pedal so the only way you could drive is with your foot under the brake pedal. The body is mondo bondo, panel gaps are atrocious and the paint job? Well it is shiny. The engine sounded strong but that was about it. This is the reason you inspect cars in person or have a professional pre purchase inspection.


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88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(993 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: 100/4 + 327 SBC +4 speed
Posted by: 88v8
Date: August 25, 2022 07:06AM

Well, Sprocket, who'd have thought that.
I always viewed BaT as a transparent placer to buy a car, and the seller was even driving around in it.
As you say, no substitute for seeing in the flesh.

Did you find one that's more to your taste?

Ivor


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