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BJ8 Registry Questionnaire

The BJ8 Registry is attempting to document the current status of as many of the 17,712 BJ8's originally manufactured as possible. Any or all of the information requested below on your car would be greatly appreciated. Please note that none of the information submitted is stored on the British Car Forum server. Instead, when you click the submit button, it is automatically emailed to the BJ8 registrar, Steve Byers. Please direct any questions or comments to him at In accordance with the policy of the Austin-Healey Club of America, any personal inflrmation (name/address/email), etc., is held in confidence and is NOT provided to any other party without your prior approval.

Complete as much information as possible. If note sure, leave field blank.

Note: Items with * are required!

You need not be a member of British Car Forum to Use this Form!

New or Update? Please indicate whether this is a new entry for the registry or an update to an existing entry. Entry Type:

Contact Info: Please provide your contact information in the fields at right:

NOTE: All personal information is held in confidence and not released to anyone without your prior permission.


Street Address:



Postal Code:

Phone Number:


VIN: Please fill in the appropriate field on the right for your Vehicle Identification Number. Fill in only one field. Do not include the "HBJ8L" and/or "G" - these will be appended automatically. (fill in only one VIN field)

From the black and silver tag mounted on the firewall, just under the bracket for the choke cables.

* HBJ8L/


Year: Please select the year that you consider your car to be. Year:

Batch and Body Numbers: Please enter the batch and body numbers.

From the tag at the top center of the firewall, just above the grommet where the water temp sensor line comes through: Note - the "batch" number is behind the clutch line and can usually be seen if the line is pushed up or down a bit.

Batch # 3BJ8

Body #

Engine Number: Please enter your car's Engine Number.

From the tag rivited to the lower side of the engine block. Cars originally without overdrive will not have the "R." Original engines in BJ8's will be of the 29K series. Please quote the number as stamped on the tag in your car.

Engine #
Exterior Color: Please enter your car's original color (if known) and current color. Color (Original)

Interior Color: Please enter your car's original interior color (if known) and current color. Interior (Original)

Convertible Top Color: Please enter your car's original top color (if known) and current color. Top Color (Original)

Top Color

Nose Badge: Please select the choice that best describes your car's nose badge.

(Click button for examples)

Note: Cloisonné refers to a badge with melted glass center.

Nose Badge:

If Other, Describe:
Parking/Turn Signal Lights: Please select the choice that best describes your car's front parking/turn signal lights.

(Click button for examples)
Parking/Turn Signals:

If Other, Describe:
Brake/Turn Signal Lights: Please select the choice that best describes your car's rear brake/turn signal lights.

(Click button for examples)
Brake/Turn Signals:

If Other, Describe:
Exterior Door Handles: Please select the choice that best describes your car's exterior door handles.

(Click button for examples)
Door Handle:

If Other, Describe:

BMIHT Certificate: Please indicate whether you have the BMIHT certificate (original manufacturing date) for your car.

NOTE: If you do have the BMIHT certificate, it would be greatly appreciated if you could provide a copy for the registry record. You can scan a copy and email as an attachment to:

or mail to:
Steve Byers
135 Craven Drive
Havelock, NC 28532
(252) 447-8812

BMIHT Certificate?

History: There is no other place where the continuous ownership history of these cars can be documented and preserved but this registry. Most owners are interested in the history of their cars but, since there has not been a place to record and preserve it until now, too much of that information on these 40+ year old vehicles has been lost. Most of this information has to come from the personal knowledge of individual owners, thus the registry desires to record as much as can be known about the ownership history of each car. Therefore, in the text box on the right, please indicate as much as you know, similar to the example below:

Example: Purchased 12 April 1984; Previous owner: Richard A. Gray, Newpost, NC (1 Feb 80 - 12 Apr 84); Previous Owner: Carl E. Melvin, Kinston, NC (12 Sep 77 - 1 Feb 80); etc...
Please provide any history of the car as you know it (Names, Addresses, Periods of ownership - day/month/year, if possible) of as many previous owners as possible.

Disclaimer: The registrar of the BJ8 database is not affiliated in any way with British Car Forum. They are simply allowing us to provide this form as a courtesy and convenience to BJ8 owners.