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Matt_F
08-06-2006, 07:15 PM
Hello, everyone. I've been lurking for a little while, doing some research, and finally registered.

I live in Pittsburgh, PA, the home of the wonderful Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. If you are anywhere near Pittsburgh, I definitely recommend you see this event each July. This year I got a ride as a passenger in an Alfa Romeo 6C 1750.

I've been bitten by the vintage racing bug. I started looking at Morgans, which are interesting. But the I realized that the car I've longed for, for a long time, is a big Healey. It's the car profile I drew in my high school notebooks while I was daydreaming, not a Morgan's.

So I'm on the hunt for a big Healey that would be VSCCA eligible. It will probably be raced (in fun, not in aggression) twice a year or so. For the rest of the time, it will be a fun toy.

There's a BN1 nearby that looks promising, or at least the price is right. But I think I might prefer disc brakes and four speeds.

If you guys have any advice on what to look for in a vintage racer, or what subframe parts I should poke with a screwdriver (!) please let me know.

I look forward to sharing my story with you, and continuing to learn from you.

Thanks again,

Matt

JamesWilson
08-06-2006, 07:59 PM
Welcome.

You might ask in the "racing" forum too, given your interest in that.

...and I presume you've already or will join a local branch of one of the AH clubs. I certainly found the local Scottish branch of the UK club to be a very useful source of information about the cars, and even idea about who might have something for sale, and pointers about buying. They'd have helped inspect one if I'd wanted, but I imported a US derelict to restore.

Good lcuk with your looking for one....

tony barnhill
08-06-2006, 09:35 PM
Welcome - they guys over on the Healey Forum probablt have all the information you need.....good luck wth your search!