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    Re: BJ 7 (# 24937) Restoration Pics

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    but still in search of a proper top! (Black)
    ******Need a clip-in rear window!!!!!! ********


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    Peter,

    Moss sells the black Everflex BJ7 top with clip-in rear window and will probably be your quickest source for this item. I did look at one and it appears to be correct although it was just in a box, not mounted. I believe Robbins sells one too. Of course you need to have the clips and the metal bar that goes along the bottom of the window. For the hardware check with British Car Specialists. I think they have the clips new and perhaps the metal bar used.

    I have been trying to get Heritage to make a BJ7 specific top and have lined up some potential original tops for pattern making but they have not decided if there is enough demand to make a BJ7 top. Please call Heritage .. inquire about a BJ7 clip-in window top to help push them to add this to their line (even if it doesn't help you with your immediate need).

    Cheers,
    John

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    Re: BJ 7 (# 24937) Restoration Pics

    Peter
    Great looking car, the black body and red interior was the original spec for my BJ7. How have you dealt with the cover over the soft top and the rear squab? There are 4 tenax fasteners around the outside, two at the rear and one on each side near the edges of the doors but are there any on the rear squab? I have seen BJ8s with tenax fasteners in the front of the squab, and I remember one car with fasteners on the top edge of the squab, but what is correct for the BJ7? any ideas.

    Bob

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    Re: BJ 7 (# 24937) Restoration Pics

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    I have seen BJ8s with tenax fasteners in the front of the squab, and I remember one car with fasteners on the top edge of the squab, but what is correct for the BJ7? any ideas.


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    Hi Bob,
    There are two Tenax studs that screw into the top of the seat squab to hold down the hood storage cover on the BJ7. It is part TFP 810 in the parts book and British Car Specialist carries it (and probably anybody else with a good range of Tenax stuff). The screw portion is long with wood screw type threads.

    Cheers,
    John

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    Re: BJ 7 (# 24937) Restoration Pics

    Moss sells the black Everflex BJ7 top with clip-in rear window and will probably be your quickest source for this item. I did look at one and it appears to be correct although it was just in a box, not mounted.
    cool.......
    I believe Robbins sells one too.
    Gads! I do not know Robbins. Who or what are they??


    Of course you need to have the clips and the metal bar that goes along the bottom of the window. For the hardware check with British Car Specialists. I think they have the clips new and perhaps the metal bar used.

    Yeah....natch

    I have been trying to get Heritage to make a BJ7 specific top and have lined up some potential original tops for pattern making but they have not decided if there is enough demand to make a BJ7 top. Please call Heritage .. inquire about a BJ7 clip-in window top to help push them to add this to their line (even if it doesn't help you with your immediate need).

    For you, John, I will give them a call.

    Have the remote possibility of finding a new, OEM top......will be informed about that tomorrow, I can not say what the probability is, one never knows, tho, specially with my main man here.

    Cheers,
    John

    [/ QUOTE ]......Best, Peter
    Happy Motoring,
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    1963 Big Healey 3000 BJ7, George, Gold Concours
    1965 Mini Moke 850
    1960 Bugeye Sprite 1275

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    Re: BJ 7 (# 24937) Restoration Pics

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    I do not know Robbins. Who or what are they??

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    Robbins Auto Top Co. If you go to the website you can download their catalog. I just checked and they do list a BJ7 w/clip-in window in Everflex but not sure how accurate it is.

    http://www.robbinsautotopco.com/homepage.html

    Cheers,
    John

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    Re: BJ 7 (# 24937) Restoration Pics

    Hummmmmm - will look. Also, in the meantime, I have discovered, through the original BMC part book, that the change-over point is way before our car's body number, so we may even have the correct top for the car!
    Further investigation is continuing.
    Best,
    Happy Motoring,
    Peter
    1963 Big Healey 3000 BJ7, George, Gold Concours
    1965 Mini Moke 850
    1960 Bugeye Sprite 1275

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    Re: BJ 7 (# 24937) Restoration Pics

    hi peter,its anthony from stamford,are you up and running?i got a report from a friend of mine last week that he spoted me driving my healy [same colors and year]on hope street stmfrd.when i was actually out of town, is that you? your car realy looks fab-ooh-luss,the paint work is still blowing my mind!ive been running mine around usually to cummings beach,shippan,also norwalk with my son or wife for dinner at sono fish market and having a blast.also down the post road to see john you know to buy parts.your pictures look good but im sure they dont do justice to all the fine work thats been done,anyway if your going to run it some afternoon why dont you email me and we can hook up,id love to see your car up close and personal,thanks anthony.

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    Re: BJ 7 (# 24937) Restoration Pics

    Hey, Anthony!.......It was at the Greenwich Concours on Sunday! Now away for final detailing before Healey Conclave - 42 or so new pictures on the website today - check it out!
    http://calabashcattery.com/4images
    Happy Motoring,
    Peter
    1963 Big Healey 3000 BJ7, George, Gold Concours
    1965 Mini Moke 850
    1960 Bugeye Sprite 1275

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    Re: BJ 7 (# 24937) Restoration Pics

    Any further tips in preparing this car for conformity to the Healey Concours Guidelines would be greatly appreciated. Only 2 weeks left till Healey Conclave 2005!
    Here's the link: http://calabashcattery.com/4images
    Thanks, all for your input!
    Best regards, and cheers!
    Happy Motoring,
    Peter
    1963 Big Healey 3000 BJ7, George, Gold Concours
    1965 Mini Moke 850
    1960 Bugeye Sprite 1275

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    Re: BJ 7 (# 24937) Restoration Pics

    Well, some years have passed now, and this Healey has won the Gold Level Award from the Austin Healey Concours Registry.

    And, it is now for sale. Starting offers around $99,000 considered for this museum quality car. View photos below, as they speak for themselves.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/pbraun...57602727116380
    Happy Motoring,
    Peter
    1963 Big Healey 3000 BJ7, George, Gold Concours
    1965 Mini Moke 850
    1960 Bugeye Sprite 1275

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    Re: BJ 7 (# 24937) Restoration Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by pbraun View Post
    Well, some years have passed now, and this Healey has won the Gold Level Award from the Austin Healey Concours Registry.

    And, it is now for sale. Starting offers around $99,000 considered for this museum quality car. View photos below, as they speak for themselves.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/pbraun...57602727116380
    That is a work of art. Hope you were able to enjoy many miles behind the wheel.

    Good luck.

    Jack

    1961 BT7
    1966 E-Type FHC

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    Re: BJ 7 (# 24937) Restoration Pics

    I can't view the initial pics but the pics of the last car show the rear shock links flipped up. They should be pivoted down so the lever arm on the shock is horizontal or mid range in its travel while the car is on its wheels.

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    Re: BJ 7 (# 24937) Restoration Pics

    Yes, ok, will check - thanks! Just did some work on the rear, so prob forgot to check that.
    Happy Motoring,
    Peter
    1963 Big Healey 3000 BJ7, George, Gold Concours
    1965 Mini Moke 850
    1960 Bugeye Sprite 1275

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    Re: BJ 7 (# 24937) Restoration Pics

    If your looking for 100% concours, the C clamp sway bar brackets should be painted black! (The concours reference below is from the 2014 version.) (Great car by the way!!)





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    Re: BJ 7 (# 24937) Restoration Pics

    Good! Already Gold, but that's an easy fix! Will check the feedback sheet to see what else is an easy fix!
    Cheers,

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