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Ken Bonnema Silver Member USA

Masked for lower color
At long last body and paint are complete and the car will be going back to the restoration shop for build out. Scott Winfield and his team at The Paint Shop in Winston-Salem did a fantastic job on the rust bucket I brought them. The photos don't show it well, but the lower color is a very light gray metallic. You'll have to trust me that it looks great.

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Erik Hall USA

Voltage regulator connections
19MAR17 We dug into a problem that has been plauging us for awhile today, the generator. Our generator has never worked as it should. We get a howling from the engine compartment at times and a "dry bearing" sound at others. In addition, we are constantly hooking the battery tender to the car when not in use because the generator and voltage regulator are not keeping the battery charged. After some research on the Moss Motors website and others, we tried polarizing the generator and cleaning the regulator while still installed. Additionally we checked/cleaned all of the wire connecti...

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Keith Smith USA

We live in the country so it gets dirty before we
The mechanical issues seem to be up and running. We have made three short drives now, working out the bugs after each drive. Ultimately I will tackle the body issues. The car was made the year my wife was born, thus, the user name.

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Chow Kok Leong MYS

IMG 8153
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Jarrod Browne CAN

bad engine out
Swap out the knocking 1098 for a better one. Switched to electroninc ignition

David Blair CAN

IMG 0269
Got all the patches made for the sill repair. Some of the preliminary fitting and welding done. Concerned about structural integrity. Will probably over build.

Scott Reimert USA

Completed rebuilds of both carbs. Determined they are correct for 100-M after market kit. So far, it looks like the complete kit was added. I just don't know how to determine of the cam is correct (hopefully without removing it).

andy foley USA

Well I'm at it again. total teardown and repaint. Made the mistake of using the duplicolor ready to spray paint. Total junk. I decided to do some other mods as well. changed up the rear valance. fixing all the body work that I did quickly last time. Don't see this being finished anytime soon.

Chris U GBR

SAM 1557
I would like to start this post by saying a big thank you to Pete Ploof. Thanks for not telling me what an absolute pain in the a**e this job is! If I had known, I probably never would have started it! :-) However, having removed most of the spot welds, I had no choice but to carry on and get the thing out. In the first photo, the line of spot welds you can see on the top of the forward bulkhead proved to be quite problematic. At birth, the spot welder must have had a fit or something and the spot welds were just about everywhere on the top of the bulkhead. On the left hand side of th...

Ray Peebles USA

Healey 010616 3
The 100-6 BN4 was painted over the fall. Thought I would paint it myself but since I have not painted a full car in about 30 years I decided a professional would be a better choice. Found a local body shop needing the work a gave me a very reasonable rate to do the final sanding and filling plus paint. I wanted enamel which is very uncommon to body shops these days. Most shops do the base coat clear coat routine and I will admit the paint looks good but not a type of paint that would have been on a Healey even back in the 70's. So .... I got enamel... maybe I should have gone for the base...

Cameron Chapman AUS

Bugeye photoshop
Just to confirm that i'm going to like my new front end, here is a photoshopped image of where I'm headed with it. Original flavour....with a nice twist until I can afford/locate a nice original steel bonnet for sale

David Cutler USA

Small coolant leak. Looks like it is the heater core which I just bypassed, Tiem to get it running better. It is variously running rich and lean. Found a leak at the intake gasket for the 40 DCOE. Replaced gasket and the lousy cannon intake manifold for a straight shot. Took a look at the weber. PO had 2 inch runners on it which nearly touched the end plate of the iar cleaner, effectively blocking air flow. Went in and totally rebuilt the carb, re-jetted it, and after some further adjustment of the idle jet, have it running very nicely. I have a 23D distributor (non vacuum) and spen...

Brendan MacRae USA

Rust abated
Here's the finished product.

Thomas Barry USA

Generator and Old Mounting Plate Removed
The past weekend I finally installed all the pieces on my car. Removing the generator and existing mounting plate was pretty straightforward. The old gasket pretty much disintegrated when the old plate came off. I also had to buy new bolts to mount the new plate. The old bolts just weren't long enough once they went through a washer, the new plate and the new gasket. Picture one shows the generator and plate removed. The next picture shows the new plate installed and the coil bolted into it's new position. I wasn't sure where I was going to put the coil until I saw a picture of anothe...

Steve B USA

It Had To Happen I never believed I would see it happen in my lifetime, but recent sales records have shown that it has! If you had told me, even a year ago, that AN6, AN7, AN8 and AN9 Sprites would start selling into the HIGH four figure market, I just would not have believed it. Nonetheless it is true. I have been following the Austin Healey sales market, and in recent years, I am in total disbelief as to the fact that Bugeye Sprites, AN5's, are now selling for well over 10K and some recent restorations as high as 20K. Now I do want to caution the reader that you do have to know ...

sandy smith USA

just finished spin on filter adaptor replacement, best 100 bucks I ever spent!!! easy install took about 15 min.

Terry Lopez USA

To date the car has been entered in 2 British car shows and has won best in class both times. Also entered it in a local hot rod show, it was all American iron (hot rods, muscle cars and motorcycles), and was the only British car entered. Won an award for favorite car by the location that sponsored the show. It's showing well. Will be taking it to Hot Springs, Arkansas the last weekend of May for a large British car show.

Benjamin C USA

2x2 steel welded to crossmember
Here are some of the random repairs I've had to do, mostly using material I had lying around or from my local hardware store.

Tim Hendy CAN

I am slowly collecting bits and pieces I need for the build, I found a nice Howley manifold from a Mini that should fit, and both HS4 and HIF6 carbs have come my way. I plan to fit a single SU for simplicity, at least at the start. I now have a 998cc motor from a Mini with a rebuilt stock head, so that will be converted to RWD using the 1098 Midget motor that came (in pieces) with the Sprite. the 1100 probably has less than 10k on it, but it was taken apart decades ago and everything has a coating of rust making the Mini a more feasible unit to resurrect. The 12g295 Head with need some r...

Roger Butt GBR

BDRA Easter Meeting 11 04 1966 J A Pearce entries
The British Drag Racing Association meeting at Santa Pod on 11th April 1966 included three cars entered by John Pearce: In the Production Saloon Cars (2,001 – 5,000cc) category, there was his Ferrari 250GTE which Pearce drove to win the class. In the Sports & GT Cars (2,001 – 3,500cc) category, there was his Ferrari GTO in which he was runner-up to his own Austin-Healey which David Bueb (son of Ivor) drove to win the class. To read more, use this link to our website blog: http://japearceengineering.com/general/john-pearce-at-santa-pod-11th-april-1966/

Tim Summers USA

Blue Hawaii 1961 with Joan Blackman.

Bill L USA

2013 01 19 19 15 51 984
Ive had a couple inquiries regarding my rotisserie. This is how I did it. There were no plans,just fabricated as I went along. I took two of Harbor Freight's cheapest engine stands, replaced the cross member with a longer section of the same size square tubing. I then attached swiveling casters on the ends. I cut the upright of both stands in two and bolted in a 14" section of box tubing that I had in the scrap pile. Initially I was going to use angle iron, but the rectangular tubing allowed me to easily change the angle of the top so it was parallel to the ground. This allows the car to tu...

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