Healey Sports Cars

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

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Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(1048 posts)

02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

100 BN2 with 289 + T5
Posted by: 88v8
Date: November 19, 2022 12:44PM

On BaT where as I've grumbled before I can't swipe the pics, but a 1956 Badboy in Georgia that looks very well done, completed in 2007 and reportedly has 11,000 miles on the clock since then, although the underneath looks as if you could eat your dinner off it, assuming it was upside down.

Ends in 6 days and already at $23,500 with the HealeyRick seal of approval.


Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4578 posts)

10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: 100 BN2 with 289 + T5
Posted by: Moderator
Date: November 19, 2022 10:00PM

I really like this one! I feel it's particularly elegant and understated. I especially like its throttle linkage.

But I feel compelled to point out one thing that should be fixed immediately, in the interest of both safety and reliability. There are 10 fuel hose connections on top of the engine, where IMHO there should only be exactly two. (I count three additional threaded fuel connections there... for a lucky total of 13 connections.)

I can comprehend temporarily installing a fuel filter close to a carburetor IF a car has ancient fuel lines. But if there's any suspicion fuel lines might be contaminated, they should be replaced. Once that's done, exactly one filter installed near the fuel tank should be sufficient.

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