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  1. Howdy everyone!

    hi,
    I AM RESTORING MY 1960 BUG EYE AND THE COMPANY WHO IS REBUILDING MY MOTOR TELLS ME THE NUMBERS ON THE BLOCK READ ::: 12v167iZiL8952 " THIS IS A 1275 THAT i AM SIMPLY QUESSING IS FROM SOMETIME IN THE 190'S BUT JUST A QUESS.I WONDER IF ANY OF YOU GUYS HAVE THE INFO TO LOOK IT UP FOR ME AND TELL ME EXACTLY WHAT I AM WORKING WITH AS I NEED 4 NEW PISTONS , A NEW CAM AND A NICE WEBER DOWNDRAFT FOR THIS PUPPY ..YOUR HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED
    MIKE

    MIKEMENH73@YAHOO.COM
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  2. 67 Healey 3000 MKIII BJ8

    I recently acquired a frame off restoration of a 67 Austin Healey BJ8 and the water temp gauge does not move. I had the gauge replaced once already and determined that the old gauge was not working and I checked the new gauge out by inserting the sensor into a pan of water on the stove and watched as it slowly rose to 212 degrees and stayed there as the water boiled. However, once placed into the car, either the car runs cold or something else is going on here. I checked the thermostat and it ...
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  3. New Year marks the return

    After spending a year on household projects, this is my year to devote to my Sprites. Looking forward to getting one of them on the road before the year is out. Best body is now sitting on it's wheels and tires with new front calipers waiting for install. 1098 on my build table awaiting paint and assembly. Flywheel resurfaced, rocker assembly awais new central rod install and then onto the head.

    I am swapping the position of the two cars to make it easier to move the build in and out ...
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  4. Austin healey engine rebuild.

    I finally got a call from my engine rebuilder [ two weeks before christmas and i have lots of grandchildren ] !!! anyway . he needs lots of parts but i would think that it would be best to know exactly what i am starting with .

    SOOOO...
    i hope someone out there can tell me about the 1275 motor that is going into my 1960 bug eye ..
    The serial number off the block says [ i think ] " 12v167iZiL8952 ' please let me know if i made any mistakes and put down an l instead ...
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  5. Position of the hood / bonnet buffer wedges on a TR6

    I am restoring my 1974 TR6 and need some help finding how to position the 4 buffer wedges for the bonnet / hood. I have the holes pre-drilled on the top of fender but the buffers are not. Not sure if you need to have it aligned with the top of fender or resting on the base of the bottom lip. Also which side of the wedge is facing the fender.
    Pictures displayed on the blog would help, not as a link as they are sometimes difficult to open or require q subscription.
    Thanks a lot
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