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Registry: 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7



Bill May's Silver Member 1960 Austin-Healey 3000 BT7
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Price: $68,900
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All restoration body work and final assembly done by Fourintune

Car in family since 1961. Complete frame up nut and bolt restoration started Fall of 1983. Every mechanical component rebuilt by end of 1998, resulting in a drive-able chassis. 1999 car was delivered to Tom Kovacs (Fourintune in Cedarburg WI). Tom did a complete body restoration including detailed paint job. He then assembled the car, finishing in Spring of 2000. Tom has a national reputation for Austin-Healey restoration work. http://www.fourintune.com/

This car is of very high quality having been fully restored with great care to original condition, except for the addition of factory racing works type cooling fins in both front fenders and non-standard interior color.

The bodywork, panel fit and paint finish are all of the highest quality.

The engine performs exceptionally well with strong oil pressure, keeps good temperature and makes very good power. The car is very tight to drive.

Additional pictures available on request. wlslmy@att.net

British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Certificate Number 99/3143 purchased dated 5 October 1999

A Professional Appraisal Report dated December 12, 2017 from Specialized Claims Synergy, LLC (SCS) is available as a .pdf file on request. SCS, LLC does approximately 80% of all claims work for Hagerty Insurance Co. A personal onsite inspection was made by SCS as part of the appraisal process.

Financing available from Woodside Credit Collector Car https://www.woodsidecredit.com/

Transportation available from Reliable Carriers, Inc. https://www.reliablecarriers.com/ or Passport Transport https://www.passporttransport.com/

History of work done:

Current Work (November 2017 through January 2018)

1. Replace Spark Plugs - New NGK (7084) BPR6EGP G-Power Platinum Alloy
2. Replace Points & Condenser - New Premium
3. Replace point plate ground wire - New
4. Replace Vacuum advance unit - New from Moss Motors
5. Replace Rotor - New Premium rotor
6. Replace ignition coil with new high performance Intermotor Sports Coil (Set plug gap @ .035” vs. .025”)
7. Replace distributor cap - New
8. Dwell and timing set to factory specs
9. Centrifugal and vacuum advance checked and working to factory specs
10. SU carburetors calibrated for optimal operation (Shell Synthetic 15W50 in carburetor dampers)
11. Replace Brake Master Cylinder with new cylinder.
12. Bleed complete brake system (DOT 5 Silicone fluid).
13. Inspect, clean and adjust rear brakes – brake shoe linings are good
14. Inspect front calipers and disk pads – disk pads are good
15. Replace Clutch Master Cylinder and Slave Cylinder with new parts.
16. Replace Clutch hose with new Cobalt Stainless Steel Clutch Hose.
17. Bleed clutch. (DOT 5 Silicone fluid)
18. Replace Clutch slave cylinder push rod
19. Replace Clutch actuation lever rubber boot
20. Replace Gear shift lever rubber boot
21. Inspect for lubrication – not needed
22. Oil and filter change (Castrol GTX 20W-50) (New copper drain plug gasket)
23. Replace transmission and overdrive unit oil (Red Line MT Synthetic High Performance Oil)
24. Replace Radiator cap
25. Replace Hood support rod rubber clip
26. Remove defective battery isolation switch in trunk. Connect negative battery cable direct to ground.
27. Four new Vredestein Sprint Classic Tires mounted and balanced on Dayton tubeless 72 spoke wire wheels. Speed Rating: H Load Index: 91

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchResults.jsp?from=TD&width=185%2F&ratio=80&diameter=15

28. New Firestone inner tube for spare tire mounted on 60 spoke tube type wire wheel
29. Clean Optima battery and terminals (no corrosion present)

Recent (mid 2015)
1. Cooling system flushed
2. All new radiator and heater hoses
3. New PCV hoses
4. New fan belt installed
5. New choke cable installed
6. SU carburetors complete overhaul
7. Drivers door handle spring replaced
8. Paint chips repaired and car buffed out

Complete restoration finished in early 2000

1. Complete mechanical overhaul by owner, an ASE Certified Master Mechanic

a. Engine, Transmission, Overdrive unit, Clutch assembly and
rear end rebuilt – new parts as necessary
b. Hydraulic Brake and Clutch systems (DOT 5 Silicone fluid), new front disks, rear drums, all brake hoses
c. Front end complete including new kingpins, rear suspension including new rear leaf springs.
d. Steering system rebuilt with new parts as necessary
e. Four new wheel splined hub assemblies
f. Distributor, Starter and Generator rebuilt
g. New stainless steel header pipes

2. Tom Kovacs of Fourintune

a. Body and frame repairs as necessary including installation of modified inner and outer sills
b. Installed factory works cooling grills in both front fenders
c. Changed car from positive ground to negative ground
d. Installed complete new wiring harness
e. Assembled entire car using provided new rubber and gaskets as necessary
f. Painted car original Colorado Red, sanded smooth and buffed
g. Installed new Dayton 72 spoke wire wheels
h. Installed new Monza exhaust system
i. Installed new Moto-Lita 15” Wood Rim slotted spoke steering wheel
j. Installed new voltage regulator
k. Installed two new electric fuel pumps, with selection switch under steering column, for redundancy
l. Installed used MPH speedometer (odometer reading about 12,500 +/-) and drive gear to replace KPH speedometer
m. Installed New Texas Cooling Fan
n. Corrosion coated inside of new fuel tank
o. Complete new trunk mats and liner
p. Pictures of restoration process and complete detailed notes available

3. Fourintune Sublet Installation

a. Interior using real leather for seats, rear squib and matching vinyl trim and matching wool carpet
b. Manufacture of matching top, tonneau cover and new side curtains with matching storage bag

4. New “Mini Garage” windshield/cockpit car cover (Austin Healey specific)
5. New car jack
6. New Spinner Lead Hammer with plywood spinner protector
7. New Optima battery (Installed in 2005)

Garage kept and non-smoker

Vehicle Information

Owner: Bill May Silver Member   [bjmay5]
Location: Lago Vista, TX, USA USA
Status: Running


VIN:HBT7L8512
Model Year:1960
Build Date:1960-04-06
Original Colour:Colorado Red
Current Colour:Colorado Red
Odometer:37,879 miles
Body Code:8499
Engine Type:3L 6 Cylinder
Engine Code:29D-RU-H/13289
Transmission:4 Speed Overdrive
Last Updated:2018-02-04 21:33:30

 

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2018-02-04 21:33:30

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Jan 1, 1961 Bill May  USASilver Member Added to Registry (ID 41338)

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