Healey Sports Cars

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

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Rick Neville

(490 posts)

12/19/2007 05:01PM

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

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At Least it Didn't Explode
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: November 13, 2022 12:54PM

"The Exploder" suffered an engine fire and now I'm in the process of putting everything back together. It's been a while since I've updated my project journal so you can follow along with the updates if you are interested:[forum.britishv8.org]. Sorry for the big pictures that cause the text to extend into the margins. Easiest way to read the text is to highlight it.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/13/2022 01:40PM by HealeyRick.

Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(1041 posts)

02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: At Least it Didn't Explode
Posted by: 88v8
Date: November 15, 2022 04:58AM

I'm inclined to laugh at people who carry an extinguisher, I guess I got that wrong. You could have lost all that work. And not only did you have an extinguisher but it was one that was not so old it wouldn't work, so you did a five star job.
Yes, I've heard about the mess powder makes, didn't realise it was that bad.

Over here in the UK, the same, it's hard getting garages to do non-standard work. I needed to get the non-standard gearboxes resealed in my Land Rover V8 conversion, had to drive it 180 miles to a specialist transmission shop that could/would do the job and six weeks later it's still there because he lost staff during the pandemic and is having trouble finding people. It seems youngsters don't want to work in a trade where they have to get their hands dirty.

Not easy being a car enthusiast.


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