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    Recently acquired BJ8 needs life

    Hi All
    have enjoyed reading the forums as a new(impending) BJ8 owner. Car arrives next week.

    Some items i need to fit are
    Full Exhaust - ( engine to tailpipe , performance headers & pipes preferred )
    Wiring loom
    Propshaft

    Does anybody have recommendations on where to buy ? AH Spares ( UK ) seems ok but i have only just started shopping.

    I'm also doing a RHD conversion but am thinking of leaving that to the Healey Factory here in Melbourne. I can do simple stuff, but better leave the conversion to better minds than me.

    cheers
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    Re: Recently acquired BJ8 needs life

    I use ah spares as my main supplier. I have used AutoSparks for wiring harness many times. You can customize the harness so that extra wires are put in for a radiator fan or other uses. There are lots of Healeys in Melbourne so you should find some good repair places. Much of the work you can do yourself.

    Pictures of the car????

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    Re: Recently acquired BJ8 needs life

    Regarding a performance exhaust, I can recommend the system sold by AH Spares.

    https://www.ahperformanceparts.co.uk...x#.Wiqv6VWnGpo

    I have it on my car and it sounds great. It is a straight through design that eliminates the rear resonators.
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    Re: Recently acquired BJ8 needs life

    Quote Originally Posted by tpba View Post
    Hi All
    have enjoyed reading the forums as a new(impending) BJ8 owner. Car arrives next week.

    Some items i need to fit are
    Full Exhaust - ( engine to tailpipe , performance headers & pipes preferred )
    Wiring loom
    Propshaft

    Does anybody have recommendations on where to buy ? AH Spares ( UK ) seems ok but i have only just started shopping.

    I'm also doing a RHD conversion but am thinking of leaving that to the Healey Factory here in Melbourne. I can do simple stuff, but better leave the conversion to better minds than me.

    cheers
    t
    Healey Factory is a good place to start.
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    Re: Recently acquired BJ8 needs life

    Thanks all for the replies

    Here's some pics of the car at the shipping company in LA.
    Going for a colour change also ( to California Sage, sand interior, green canvas top )

    2.jpg7.jpg8.jpg

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    Re: Recently acquired BJ8 needs life

    G'day tpba, you appear to be in Melbourne, so you should contact The Healey Factory at 646 Whitehorse Road, Mitcham. They have a good Replacement Parts department and carry most parts. Phone 03 9872 3900.
    Joining the Austin-Healey Owners Club of Victoria will introduce you to many like minded Healey enthusiasts.
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