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  1. Re: Resistor type vs non-resistor type spark plugs for 100-6

    With 7 of 9, resistance was not only futile but unheard of.
  2. Re: So what does a restoration really cost these days?

    The one thing people who buy project cars underestimate is the cost of bodywork and paint. Just supplies alone, with some reds selling for more than $500 a gallon will put a big dent in your...
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    Re: Hide the Women and Children

    Since the car was built in Massachusetts and the new VIN begins with MA, I'm going to guess it was a number assigned by our Registry of Motor Vehicles. Probably the original chassis number was...
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    Re: Healey Blue Paint Source

    Austin had a female colour designer, former racing driver Kay Petre:

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    Re: Healey Blue Paint Source

    Greg,

    I think you're right about the greenish tint in original cars. There was some discussion a number of years ago about a paint shop in SoCal that had accurately reproduced the Healey Blue...
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    Re: Healey Blue Paint Source

    More fun with paint matching. When I louvered a replacement hood I took the originally repainted one to the body shop to have scanned. It came up with the same formula I already had. Perfect! Got...
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    Re: Healey Blue Paint Source

    For those of you who've dragged your trunk panel down to the paint supply shop to have the original paint color matched this might be a bit of a surprise. That magic spectrophotometer doesn't work...
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    Re: We have parted ways

    The new owner got a beautiful car. I've had my bugeye for 43 years and my BJ7 for 35. Moving them on would be like cutting off an arm or a leg. Thankfully, there's still some more years left in...
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    Re: Hide the Women and Children

    Er, no. There's only one Mona Lisa. They made 10s of thousands of "Mona Lisa" Healeys and a few of them getting modified isn't going to affect the balance of the world much. After the Pepsi...
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    Re: Hide the Women and Children

    Good observation, Steve. Wonder if the car has cast iron manifolds with a single outlet going to the header? It would be interesting to see some detail of the exhaust routing. The car had been...
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    Re: Hide the Women and Children

    And if my aunt had 63864 she'd be my uncle.
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    Re: Hide the Women and Children

    I asked the friends of the owner why he routed the headers that way I was told that was the only way he could figure out how to do it.
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    Re: Hide the Women and Children

    With the top up.

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    Re: Hide the Women and Children

    This car was built locally to me in Massachusetts. I'm surprised they didn't show it with the top up as it's been chopped a few inches. Friends of the owner told me he had a small trailer he'd tow...
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    Rendezvous Redux

    I'm willing to bet most of us loved watching the original C'était un rendez-vous the Claude Lelouch film showing him on an early morning balls to the wall drive through Paris in a Ferrari 275 GTB...
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    Re: Anybody Know This Guy?

    OK, I just laughed and laughed over this one:

    https://www.wtae.com/article/police-make-arrest-in-melon-head-robbery-at-virginia-sheetz-store/32595444#
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    Re: New OLD watch

    OK, you can admit it to me Doc and it will be our secret. Sometimes you "dress up" as James Bond, don't you?
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    Re: Austin Healey 3000 in Modsports

    Dougie,

    I was just commenting on Nick's post that Bill had owned one of Syd Segal's modsports cars. Wasn't looking for anything, but thanks for asking.
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    Re: Austin Healey 3000 in Modsports

    One of Syd's cars was owned by Bill Bolton in Oregon with the rego ABL6:july2007hnwl I believe it's now back in the UK or Europe.

    Edit - Yep, ABL6 is now in...
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    Period 100 Review

    I love reading stuff from when the cars were new. This one is pretty...
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    Re: Hex Nut 2BA?

    Those are British Association (BA) threads and don't correspond to SAE. You're going to have to find a mail order source.
  22. Re: Aftermarket heater/defroster with 3 speed fan

    Gee, Steve, I don't know why you feel a need to upgrade the heater when Healey told us they had "heaters that heat" :angel2:

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  23. Re: Prince Charles's Aston-Martin Runs on Wine

    Very cool and only $3 million.
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    Re: New member happy new 1959 Sprite Owner

    Agree with JP, sounds like synchros. Also please consider joining the Austin-Healey Club of New England: https://www.ahca-newengland.org/ There are quite a few bugeye guys in greater Boston,...
  25. Re: Prince Charles's Aston-Martin Runs on Wine

    Sounds like you have some experience with the revnoeers. Run it on Everclear or, better yet, 'shine and it would be like running on nitromethane.
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