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Austin Healey 100 (BN1), Body Parts, Healey Concours Information, Healey Stuff, Restoration Techniques, The Restoration of Healey #174

Austin Healey “Dogleg” Construction Details

Michael
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I am currently restoring a very low mileage and virtually rust free 1956 Austin Healey 100 BN2. Having this chance to disassemble such an original car has presented me with a unique opportunity to study construction details which, at least in this part of the world, are usually lost to the ravages of rust. For […]

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Austin Healey 100 (BN1), Body Parts, Healey Concours Information, Healey Stuff, Restoration Techniques, The Restoration of Healey #174

Austin Healey 100 Windshield Seal Buckling

Michael
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Displayed in the lobby at Enclave 2022 were some enlargements of photographs of Len Lord and Donald Healey at the 1952 Earls Court Motor Show taken, reputedly, shortly after they had consummated the deal for the Healey 100 to be manufactured by The Austin Motor Company as the Austin-Healey 100. These were wonderful historic photos […]

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Austin Healey 100 (BN1), Front Suspension, Healey Stuff, Restoration Techniques

Austin Healey 100/ 100/6 & 3000 Front Road Spring Compressor

Michael
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The Austin Healey 4- and 6-cylinder factory workshop manuals recommend that in the absence of Service Tool 18G37 the compression of the coil spring can be released using two 3/8″ B.S.F. slave bolts of high-tensile steel, 4 in long and threaded their entire length. You can be assured that such bolts are not available anywhere […]

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Austin Healey 100 (BN1), Engine, Engine, Engine & Drivetrain, Healey Stuff, The Restoration of Healey #174

Austin Healey 100 Engine Oil Leak Solution

Michael
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When I first got B.#174 on the road after its total frame up restoration I was very pleased that the engine was virtually free of oil leaks however, after a few hundred miles, it started to exhibit the “usual” oil leaks for which these engines are notorious. Although the quantity of leakage was relatively small, […]

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Austin Healey 100 (BN1), Engine & Drivetrain, Front Suspension, Rear Axle & Suspension, Restoration Techniques, Wheels & Tires

Tire truing … Chapter Two

Michael
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Some of you may remember my first foray into tire shaving using a table saw. Although this exercise was quite successful it was somewhat dangerous and very time consuming. Ever since shaving the tires on my 100 in this way I have been blessed with a very smooth ride and no signs of scuttle shake […]

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