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  1. Austin Healey 100 Restoration

    My father many years ago purchased an 54 Austin Healey 100. He has since passed away and left me the car. Its been in our family 48 years. Its been sitting in a garage for 25 plus years. I drove it a little when I was a teen back in the 1980's. The car has low miles. Its all there but needs full restoration. I would like to do it myself but am not capable to do it right now. I wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction to a reputable restoration facility that can do the job. I reside ...
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  2. Sometimes you do what you just want to...

    Sorting through old cardboard boxes filled with rat nesting material and dead insects, I decided to do something that interested me more than old rusted and greasy small parts. So I took an SU apart and soaked the larger castings in a bucket of carb cleaner.

    When I opened the gallon can of cleaner after two days, the castings were still black but they wiped up with the help of toothbrushes and old tee-shirts. I was forced to smile. Renewal is a powerful effect. I can see the assembled ...
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  3. Dodged a bullet and made a find

    I managed to come to my senses and did not look at the third Sprite. A review of the posted photos showed me that I would have about the same quality pile of parts, just a larger pile.

    Spent a day in the shop and just for the fun of it I tore down an SU and put it in the soak. Can't wait to get back to it and really clean it up for the rebuild kit.

    I found a lot of small parts bags from 15 years ago when the original owner was attempting to repair/rebuild the initial MK ...
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  4. Illness confirmed

    After weeks fighting the flu I have been thinking about the project in my shop. Found another Spridget - 1965 MG Midget in small town nearby. "Engine locked up"... but it has wire wheels. Photos look like its been sitting for awhile. Going to look at it this weekend. I must have lost my mind! With all of the boxes of parts I already have, what am I doing?
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  5. How to locate my father's past Austin Healey1963 3000 Mark III using its Vin #

    Quote Originally Posted by DBHaire View Post
    I am interested in trying to locate my Father's 1963 Austin Healey 3000 Mark III that he purchased new from Sports Car Center of California Inc., Santa Ana using the Vehicle ID # on the original bill of sale. Is that possible?
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