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    Wanted BN1 or BN2 Donor/Parts Car

    I am looking for a BN1 or BN2 chassis with title preferably without a drive train or a nasty boy. (I have a complete drive train already)

    Must have:
    Title (or the ability to get one)
    Body tag...
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    Re: 100-4 Aftermarket Hardtops

    Looks very much like one I had on my BN2 years ago.
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    Cheers,
    Dan M.
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    Re: OverHeating Problem & Plan of Attack...

    While you do not necessarily need a thermostat you do need a restrictor or the coolant will fall through the radiator too fast without much cooling.

    The entire purpose of the thermostat is to...
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    Re: Harmonic Balancer

    Here is one possibility:
    https://www.bighealey.co.uk/performance-parts/austin-healey/engines/3000-bottom-end/crank-damper-pulley-bm-eng643

    Dan M.
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    Re: New cylinder heads

    It is not a comment on the durability of the original iron head 4-cylinder 100, it is a plain fact. The old joke it that there are only two kinds of 4-cylinder 100 Heads, those that are cracked and...
  6. Thread: Rebodied 100/6

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    Re: Rebodied 100/6

    Looks a little like a Jamaica kit...

    Dan M.
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    Re: new Aussie TV show with an Austin Healey

    In the original series, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, set in 1920ís Melbourne, She drivesa Hispano-Suiza and is quite risquť(modern) for the time period. Well wort watching. It is available on...
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    Re: Fuel Gauge always shows 1/4 full

    Not necessarily, with just a gasket the screws that hold the sending unit in place go cleanly through the gasket into the metal of the tank. On the other hand if, when they put the silicone in, they...
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    Re: Fuel Gauge always shows 1/4 full

    You can easily check the gauge to see if that is your problem. Connect a grounded wire to the sending unit side of the gauge. If your not sure which side it is use a test light to see which side is...
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    Re: Worst jobs on a Healey

    I had the same experience on my '55 100. Had to used a pneumatic reciprocating saw and it still took forever to cut the bolt (had to cut off both ends)

    Cheers,
    Dan M.
  11. Thread: Healey Blue

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    Re: Healey Blue

    I think the closest regular paint I have seen to the original "Healey Blue" is Atlanta Blue (a BMW color) although it may be a touch more metallic than the original.

    Cheers,
    Dan M.
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    Re: Austin-Healey fold-down windshields?

    As I recall from the original shop manual I had with the first 100 I owned, it was referred to as "Le Mans Position" which I always found ironic as this configuration was never allowed at a race at...
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    Re: Letís talk motor oils

    OK, here is my 2 cents...
    Based on my (10-20) years racing Spridgets and Mini's in SCCA road racing I long ago came to the conclusion that for these engines (British iron engineered in the '30's or...
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    Re: Found something new on a Healey engine

    Looks like it is just in one of the Freeze plug holes. I think if you remove it you should be able to replace the freeze plug.

    Cheers,
    Dan M.
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    Re: Oil soaked engine bay

    A couple of things I learned about cork gaskets in my years racing Spridgets:
    First, be sure the surfaces on both the head and valve cover are very clean and dry
    Second check the valve cover with a...
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    Re: Capillary tube temp gauge

    Palo Alto Speedometer is the place on the west coast (https://www.paspeedo.com/)

    Further discussion here: (https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/showthread.php?111074-Water-temp-gauge-reads-low)
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    Re: Paint first or interior

    Interior and trim should ALWAYS be last.

    Cheers,
    Dan M.
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    Re: Water temp gauge reads low

    It was the son I talked to.

    Cheers,
    Dan M.
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    Re: Water temp gauge reads low

    just talked to Palo Alto Speedo (https://www.paspeedo.com/) about restoring this gauge. The main guy there said if left alone the capillary will last indefinitely however once you start fiddling with...
  20. Thread: cut-off switch

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    Re: cut-off switch

    This one won't look original but should be fairly bullet proof: https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/productdetails.asp?RecID=1464

    Cheers,
    Dan M.
  21. Thread: Engine 100/4

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    Re: Engine 100/4

    There is an engine listed in the current "Austin Healey" magazine (The club mag for AHCUSA) but it has been listed since January, so I don't know if it's still available (They aren't real good at...
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    Re: How Many Big Healey Guys are Spridget Guys?

    Well, I've primarily been a 100-4 guy but I did race Spridget's on and off for about 12 years, so I guess you can call me both. I would probably not own a Spridget road car as my legs are too long...
  23. Thread: Engine 100/4

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    Re: Engine 100/4

    If you can't find one let me know. I will have a complete drive train for a BN1 when I'm done restoring mine. Not interested in selling it but I might be interested in buying your car.

    Cheers,...
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    Re: Favorite oils/lubricants

    The lesson I learned from my years racing Spridgets was to only use Valvoline VR1 Racing Oil (it used to just be Valvoline Racing Oil).
    I Raced with a bunch of guys that raced Mini's, Spridgets,...
  25. Thread: Burnin' Oil

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    Re: Burnin' Oil

    Are you getting smoke from the tailpipe? If so, what color is the smoke? and is it constant or just on acceleration? Do you get a puff of smoke on startup?
    These can all indicate a different (or...
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