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lotus anche Francesco F
Sassuolo, Modena, Italy   ITA
Ciao Healeys friends,
I want to share with all of you where we arrived now after all the works on the car.
In the last 2 years I decided to rectify some items in the car that where sitting unattended from to long.... and last year I decided to rebuilt the engine, gearbox, overdrive and adjust few bits to refresh everything including the performances of the red beast.
I think she deserve it after more than 24 years in our family and many trips around Europe.

Here below a list of the items done:

Complete engine rebuilt with new cylinder head, camshaft, crankshaft, pistons, rods, valves, carburetor refurbishment, ecc..... retaining the Ruddspeed kit that was present in the car.
Exhaust manifolds six branches
SS side exhaust custom made as per original measurements
Complete gearbox rebuilt
Complete overdrive rebuilt
Complete differential rebuilt. I installed a little longer diff ratio because the car was having the shortest one.
Rebuilt of the steering column
Installation of the original horn for non adj steering
Longbridge water pomp for windscreen restored and finally working and proper cleaning of the original water bottle
Revision of all the gauges, new cables...
Revision of the heating system
Rally kit installed with Lucas fog lights
New stop lights
Treatment to prevent future corrosion under the frame of the car

For sure I forgot something but this are most of the important works done during this last 2 years.
I attach some pictures to show you the result.
Future works will be on the body for some detailing and to fix the new tonneau cover with the proper original supports.

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lotus anche Francesco F
Sassuolo, Modena, Italy   ITA
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brims49 Andrew Brims
Peachland, BC, Canada   CAN
Francesco, You will be proud to drive your Big Healey again. Enjoy the ride.

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tfr1 gerald H
Atlanta, GA, USA   USA
Francesco,

Your car is beautiful! Great pictures.

I have been looking for the correct Windshield washer pump for many years. Good to know that you have one.


Enjoy your travels.

TFR1

Randy Forbes Avatar
Parrish, FL, USA   USA
1957 Austin-Healey 100-Six
1999 BMW M Coupe "Blue Car"
1999 BMW M Roadster "Black Car"
2001 BMW M Roadster "Gray Car"
Francesco,

I agree, your car is beautiful!

In reply to # 204957 by tfr1
I have been looking for the correct Windshield washer pump for many years. Good to know that you have one.


The rubber was completely rotted out in mine, so I turned it into a switch! One of these days, I'll get around to recovering the package shelf, put it back in the car and place the glass jar on it!











More pictures here: http://spcarsplus.com/piwigo/index.php?/category/136



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tfr1 gerald H
Atlanta, GA, USA   USA
Randy,

You are a very clever guy! Brilliant idea, perfectly executed.

If I ever find a proper WW washer pump I would attempt a similar conversion.


TFR1

lotus anche Francesco F
Sassuolo, Modena, Italy   ITA
Ciao Randy,
nice solution.
Also on mine I had to replace the rubber membrane inside so to fix it I purchased a normal AH windshield washer pump and I used the new rubber membrane inside it.
Now is perfectly working and fine.




In reply to # 205083 by Randy Forbes Francesco,

I agree, your car is beautiful!

In reply to # 204957 by tfr1
I have been looking for the correct Windshield washer pump for many years. Good to know that you have one.


The rubber was completely rotted out in mine, so I turned it into a switch! One of these days, I'll get around to recovering the package shelf, put it back in the car and place the glass jar on it!











More pictures here: http://spcarsplus.com/piwigo/index.php?/category/136


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Randy Forbes Avatar
Parrish, FL, USA   USA
1957 Austin-Healey 100-Six
1999 BMW M Coupe "Blue Car"
1999 BMW M Roadster "Black Car"
2001 BMW M Roadster "Gray Car"
In reply to # 205102 by tfr1 Randy,

You are a very clever guy! Brilliant idea, perfectly executed.

If I ever find a proper WW washer pump I would attempt a similar conversion.


TFR1

In reply to # 205104 by lotus anche Ciao Randy,
nice solution.
Also on mine I had to replace the rubber membrane inside so to fix it I purchased a normal AH windshield washer pump and I used the new rubber membrane inside it.
Now is perfectly working and fine.

Thank you (BOTH)!

I had wondered if the bellows from a new/reproduction pump would work, but since I already had all the bits on hand to make the conversion, I just ran with that. Yours is faithful to the original design, and mine adds the necessity of wiring and an electric pump; now the next person faced with the same dilemma has a choice!

While by and large, aftermarket reproduction parts for our cars is very good, I just wish more of the early car bits would turn up (NOT COMPLAINING, when I bought mine in 1978, Moss Motors Healey catalog was about twelve__12__pages, even some routine maintenance parts were hard to come by at times).

BTW, is this what your single/2-jet nozzle looks like? I seem to remember a differently shaped one on my car a long time ago...


lotus anche Francesco F
Sassuolo, Modena, Italy   ITA
Ciao Randy,
Unfortunately fot the earlier cars there are few details not available in the spare parts catalogue.
For this we need to try to save the original components when possible.
Here below a picture of my jet nozzle.



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In reply to # 205102 by tfr1 Randy,

You are a very clever guy! Brilliant idea, perfectly executed.

If I ever find a proper WW washer pump I would attempt a similar conversion.


TFR1

In reply to # 205104 by lotus anche Ciao Randy,
nice solution.
Also on mine I had to replace the rubber membrane inside so to fix it I purchased a normal AH windshield washer pump and I used the new rubber membrane inside it.
Now is perfectly working and fine.

Thank you (BOTH)!

I had wondered if the bellows from a new/reproduction pump would work, but since I already had all the bits on hand to make the conversion, I just ran with that. Yours is faithful to the original design, and mine adds the necessity of wiring and an electric pump; now the next person faced with the same dilemma has a choice!

While by and large, aftermarket reproduction parts for our cars is very good, I just wish more of the early car bits would turn up (NOT COMPLAINING, when I bought mine in 1978, Moss Motors Healey catalog was about twelve__12__pages, even some routine maintenance parts were hard to come by at times).

BTW, is this what your single/2-jet nozzle looks like? I seem to remember a differently shaped one on my car a long time ago...



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Randy Forbes Avatar
Parrish, FL, USA   USA
1957 Austin-Healey 100-Six
1999 BMW M Coupe "Blue Car"
1999 BMW M Roadster "Black Car"
2001 BMW M Roadster "Gray Car"
Thank you, but now that presents a 3rd option...

Not how I remember the one originally fitted to my car; it was more of a (flat) kite-shape, with the longest point going forward, and the jet nozzle on the lessor portion (though they were adjustable "eyeballs" like my current one pictured above).

I'll have to revisit Clausager's book on original features...

After I clobbered the side of a mountain decades ago, my car was fitted with a later shroud with two separate nozzles. It wasn't until its most recent restoration that I reverted back to a single-central nozzle.

Again, my thanks for taking the time to get and post the picture of yours.

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